Claude Fournier is a documentary filmmaker who has worked with the NFB and with Time-Life in New York. In the 1960s he founded his own production house, Rose Films Inc., and has since worked as a director and screenwriter. He has won numerous awards at festivals around the world, including in Moscow, Montréal, and Toronto. Since 2007, he has headed Éléphant: The Memory of Quebec Cinema. Fournier is also an author. His memoir, À force de vivre, was published in 2009.
Marie-José Raymond is a producer. She has worked in Italy with Carlo Ponti and Ettore Scola, and in France with SFP, France 3, and many other producers. She has produced around 20 feature films, many of which have won awards at international festivals. Raymond was chosen by the Canadian government to negotiate the cultural component of both the GATT and the free-trade agreement with the US. Since 2007, Raymond has headed the project Éléphant: The Memory of Quebec Cinema.