Journey to Mecca marks EDITOR JEAN-MARIE DROT's second IMAX® film for Director Bruce Neibaur for whom he edited India: Kingdom of the Tiger. He has edited seven fiction films, three feature-length television features, 28 TV series, and more than 100 documentaries.
Born near Paris where he studied photography, Drot began editing documentaries in 1968. He moved to Montreal in 1972.
Since then he has earned six Gemini nominations for best editing in both documentary and dramatic categories for such films as Who Shot My Brother?, Images of a Dictatorship, Lance et Compte Speciaux and La Misere des Riches. He won two best editing Geminis for the series Lance et Compte II and III as well as first prize at The Festival of the Arab World for Yasser Arafat.
Among his other editing credits are the prize-winning films The Ghosts of Dicken's Past, the children's film Kayla which screened at the Berlin Kinderfilmfest and Cannes, Nadia's Journey, Moshe Safdie, the Power of Architecture, René Lévesque, Héros Malgré Lui, the Emmy-award winning Cirque du Soleil: The Fire Within, Anne Hébert (1916- 2000), The Best Bad Thing and Bonjour Timothy.
Director/Co-Screenwriter: Bruce Neibaur