In addition to having a stellar year in 2015 running a lifetime best in the 1,500m and representing Canada at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, Charles Philibert-Thiboutot is now heading to the big screen. Sort of at least.
The Middle Distance is a Canadian docufiction film that stars Philibert-Thiboutot, an Olympic hopeful in track and field. The film is a mix between documentary and fiction and Philibert-Thiboutot helped write the film, according to the credits.
The film will be in French, with English subtitles, and is expected to air on MAtv, a Quebec-based television network, on Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. EST.
The trailer for the film can be seen below:
The Middle Distance is directed by David Findlay, who noted that the film will be available online this summer in addition to the live airing.
The film will be eight minutes in length with the following story line: “After the death of his friend, Charles must choose between attending his friend’s funeral or running an important race.”
— David Findlay (@David_Findlay11) February 2, 2016
Philibert-Thiboutot will be competing at the Wanamaker Mile as part of the Millrose Games in New York City in February, one of the most prestigious indoor races in the world. The Quebec City native just completed a training stint in Vancouver.
Full details of the film can be found below:
THE MIDDLE DISTANCE (De conscience et d’ardeur)
Directed by David Findlay
Written by Charles Philibert-Thiboutot & David Findlay
Produced by Édouard Dufour-Boiteau & Thomas Rinfret
Executive Producer Olaf Vissers
Cinematographer Édouard Dufour-Boiteau
Editor David Findlay
Composer Joseph Carney
Production Designer Mireille Gagnon
Sound Design & Mix Ludovic Fleury
2.35:1 aspect ratio
5.1 Surround Sound