Synopsis: The sunbird, a unique species of person you’ve probably never heard of, spreads its wings over the mountainous backcountry and snowy coastline of the Gaspé Peninsula. These creatures live in feverish anticipation of the long, dizzying nights and crystal clear days of winter. Descending the rocky capes of the Chic-Chocs and sculpting the immaculate snow of the Gaspé coast, they bring Winter back to life, telling its story through their presence in its mystical expanses. This cinematic ode to winter is a reflection on the importance of protecting nature and re-evaluating our presence within it.
Stéphanie Bourjo-Gauthier (Skier)
Jeannot Rioux (Snow Artist)
Jean-François Blanchard (Man in car)
Élizabeth Chouvalidzé (Voice of winter)
Alexa Fay is a documentary film director with a strong passion for storytelling, outdoor sports and the natural world. Her films offer compelling narratives that combine strong emotional content with outdoor adventure sports, often within overarching themes of social and environmental issues. She is currently based in Montreal, Quebec, where she works with an incredible group of regular collaborators on her films. Her goal is to create films that blur the line between documentary and cinema by combining powerful stories of real people with a strong cinematic visual approach. She makes her films in the hopes of sparking conversation, reflection and hopefully initiating a little change in the world.