In this animated short, a misguided billionaire falls in love with Beatrice, a bespectacled fairy. But thanks to little Zoey, her dog Snooze and a blue-eyed reindeer, his eyes are finally opened. Narrated by Leslie Nielsen, Noël Noël is a Christmas fantasy that reminds us that happiness comes when the heart is allowed to speak.
Following his first independent film, The Star Eater (1999), Nicola Lemay embarked on a successful collaboration with the NFB as artistic director and animator of several episodes of the Science Please! series (Gémeaux Award – Best Animation Series or Program, 2002). He subsequently directed Noël Noël (2003, six-time award winner), a modern tale that pits consumerism against the values of sharing that are unique to Christmas. The result is an extraordinary cinematic experience. No Fish Where to Go (2014) which he co-directed with Janice Nadeau, reveals yet another facet of his talent.