Travelling has announced that Pro Pool (Piscine Pro), a short film by Quebec filmmaker Alec Pronovost produced by Patrick Francke-Sirois(Club Vidéo), has been selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, which will take place from January 19 to 29, 2023 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. Starring Louis Carrière and Alexis Martin, this comedy will be presented in official competition in the Short Film section, on January 21, 23, 24 and 28, with the film team in attendance.

Freshly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and civilization, Charles-Olivier struggles to find a job in his field and must rely on a clerk job in a pool shop. Feeling down, he navigates his gig as best he can.

Former Club Piscine employee Alec Pronovost left the aquatic world to work as a director and writer. He is the creator behind the short films Jeep Boys, Tony Speed and Sainte Marie-Josée part en croisade, as well as the series Complètement Lycée (now available on Crave) and Le Killing.

On-site screening schedule

Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m. at Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Monday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Redstone Cinemas – 1, Park City

Tuesday, January 24 at 2:45 p.m. at Broadway Centre Cinemas – 3, Salt Lake City

Saturday, January 28 at 9:30 p.m. at Megaplex Theatres at the Gateway 6, Salt Lake City

Pro Pool will also be presented on the festival’s online platform, geoblocked for the United States, from January 24 to 30, 2023.


Fiction. Comedy. Quebec/Canada. 2022. 8 minutes.

Original French version with English subtitles.

Direction: Alec Pronovost | Script: Alec Pronovost | Cinematography: Natan B. Foisy | Art Direction: Sarah Warren | Editing: Louis Chevalier-Dagenais | Sound: Jacob Marcoux, Jordan Choinière | Music: Alex Lefaire | Cast: Louis Carrière, Alexis Martin, Sylvie de Morais, Sébastien Rajotte, Oussama Fares, Louis Girard-Bock, Zeneb Blanchet, François Ruel-Côté, Maxime Genois, Craig Weiss | Producer: Patrick Francke-Sirois | Production: Club Vidéo | Distribution: Travelling