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Canada Feature Film Fund – Development Program and Writer’s First

Montreal, October 3, 2007 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its support of 93 original Canadian English-language feature film projects through the Development Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund as well as the Writer’s First program, whose intent is to develop and retain a pool of creative and talented screenwriters as well as a bank of screenplays that are likely to succeed at the box office.  

Development program – Canada Feature Film Fund  

Atlantic Region

Project and screenwriter Production company
Audience of Chairs (An) – Rosemary House Rock Island Productions Ltd.
Boy with the Thorn in His Side (The) – Jason Buxton Opolo Pictures Inc. & Festina Lente Productions Inc.
Corridor (The) – Josh MacDonald Chronicle Pictures Inc.
Danny and the Kings – Raymond Story Slate Development Ltd.
Disappeared (The) – Shandi Mitchell Gorgeous Mistake Productions
Event (The) – Jay Dahl Idlewild Films Ltd. & The Monster Productions Inc.
Gros Mourne – Noel Harris Kickham East Productions Inc.
Growing Op – Michael Melski Paranoid Pictures Inc. & 601730 NB Ltd.
Halo – Josh MacDonald Moving Films Inc. & Les Productions Colin Neale
Harton Interviews (The) – Jay Dahl Idlewild Films Ltd.
I Swear – Lesley Ann Patten Ziji Film & Television Ltd.
Little Problem with Murder (A) – Ed Martin Best Boy Productions Ltd.
Love & Savagery – Des Walsh Morag Productions Inc. & Park Ex Pictures Inc.
Punk Rules Ok – Chris Cuthbertson & Drew Hagen North Country Films Ltd.
Redemption of Avery Stone (The) – Joe Leclair Stone Cold Productions
Relative Happiness – Lesley Crewe Lady Hammond Entertainment Inc.
Rockbound – Paul Carvalho Moving Films Inc. & Les Productions Colin Neale Inc.
 

Quebec

Project and Screenwriter Production Company
A Good Thing on a Bad Day – Peter Haynes Les Films de L’Isle
French Immersion – Kevin Tierney & Jefferson Lewis Park Ex Pictures Inc.
Housekeeper (The) – Philip Kalin-Hajdu Couzin Films Inc.
Key Man (The) – Michael Konyves Cirrus Productions Inc.
One Hot, Rotting Zombie Love Song – Christophe Davidson & Derick Lengwenus Philms Pictures Inc.
Out of Z – Manon Briand Studio Max Films Inc.
Turk (The) – Doug Taylor Locomotion Films Inc.
Will James – Claude Gagnon Zuno Films Inc.
 

Ontario & Nunavut

Project and Screenwriter Production Company
Abu Mana – Ruba Nadda Foundry Films Inc.
Ballad of Walter Big Hands (The) – Colin Friesen StromHous Productions Inc.
Bird Factory – Alex Epstein Plausible Communications Inc.
Can you Hear Me Now – Wiebke Von Carolsfeld Triptych Media Inc.
Collectors (The) – Annmarie Morais Conquering Lion Pictures Inc.
Death Trip – Reginald Harkema & Alan Zweig New Real Films Inc.
Deep Water – Mike Downie Six Island Productions Inc.
Dick Harmony – Max & Adam Reid Northwood Productions Inc.
Fatwa – Rubba Nada Foundry Films Inc.
From Bruised Fell – Annemarie Morais Sienna Films Inc.
Gunless – William Phillips Rhombus Media Inc.
Hall of Shame – Robert Sedlack Accent Entertainment Corp.
Hormony – Debra McGrath Canadian Accents Inc.
Hot Wired – Michael Mabbott Foundry Films Inc.
Leaving Dora – David Vainola Sienna Films Inc.
Leslie – Reginald Harkema New Real Films Inc.
Lesser Blessed – Anita Doron Gen One Films Inc.
Moody Food – Graeme Manson T.L. Boulton Productions Ltd.
Night Life – David Danzon & Robert DeLeskie Strada Films Inc.
Owls in the Family – Jonathan Sobol Copperhead Entertainment Inc.
Puppets Who Kill – John Pattison P.W.K. Productions Inc.
Raven – Suzette Couture Pebblehut Too Inc.
River of Blood – Anthony Leo & Keinan Warsame Dusty Foot Films Inc.
Songbird – Patricia Fogliato & David Mortin Enigmatico Films Inc.
Still Life with June – Michael MacLennan Amaze Film + Television Inc.
Suck – Rob Stefaniuk Capri Vision Inc.
 

Western Region

Project and Screenwriter Production Company
Asahi Baseball Story (The) – Hugh Beard & Mitch Miyagawa Force Four Films Ltd.
Colony (The) – Pascal Trottier & Patrick Tarr Mad Hat Productions Inc./Alcina Pictures Ltd.
Dog Creek – Ross Weber L'Etranger Film Productions Ltd.
Falling Awake – David Jones Sleepwalker Films Inc.
Fembot Mystique – Katherine Dodds & Danielle Prohom-Olson Big Picture Media Corp. (performance envelope)
Guardians of Sleep – David Christensen Agitprop Films Inc.
Harmony - Brian Paisley Gumboot Productions Inc.
Insect Idol – Deborah Wakeham Lucid Dreams Inc.
Jack of Diamonds – Gerald Wexler Force Four Films Ltd. & Sepia Films Ltd.
Kristy Kachowski: Lesbian Nerd - Cassandra Nicolaou Anagram Pictures Inc.
Letter of the Law - Paul Gertz Infinity Features Development Inc.
M-Boat 233 – Raul Sanchez Inglis Long Tale Productions Ltd.
Missionary - Bruce Spangler Red Storm Productions Inc.
Pathfinders (The) – Laurence Keane Utopia Pictures Ltd.
Perfect Pill (The) – Oliver Hockenhull Big Picture Media Corp. (performance envelope)
Prisoner’s Millions (The) – Jason Young Minds Eye Development Inc.
Resistance –  Larry Raskin Creative Engine Pictures Inc. & Noodle Productions Inc.
Rum & Ritalin – Andrew Garland Dream Chaser Productions Inc.
Shine of Rainbows (A) – Dennis Foon, Vic Sarin & Catherine Spear Sepia Pictures
Story of Lillian Alling (The) – Daniel Janke Northern Town Films Inc.
Teen Lust – Blaine Thurier Infinity Features Entertainment
Teenager’s Guide to Death & Religion - Gary Burns Burns Film Ltd.
Way Out (The) - Deborah Wakeham & Daryl Wakeham Lucid Dreams Inc.
Wise High Guys – Mark Melymick Angel Entertainment, Silver City Productions & Federgreen Entertainment Inc.
 

Writer’s First – Outline to Treatment

Project Screenwriter(s) Region
(A) Stage too Far… Gerald Potterton Quebec
Dead of Winter Chris Gamble Western
Diggerz (The) Kevin Miller Western
Double Down Deborah Wilton Western
Fruit Machine Bradley Simpson Ontario & Nunavut
Kung Fu Girls Mina Shum & Dennis Foon Western
Large Mammals Edward Riche Atlantic
Love Centre (The) Nicholas Racz Western
Off Book Chaz Thorne & Andrew Bush Atlantic
Stanley’s Cup Michael Donovan Quebec
Undercover Girls Kim Segal & Ziad Touma Quebec
Untouchable Alex Epstein Quebec
 

Writer’s First – Treatment to First Draft

Project Screenwriter(s) Region
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo Ian Johnston Ontario & Nunavut
Good Taste Paula Tiberius Ontario & Nunavut
Ma belle Leopold St-Pierre & Erik Virtanen Quebec
Shooting Blanks Grant Buday & Trent Carlson  
Western
Terminal Care Karim Hussain Quebec
Quiet City Hugh Graham Ontario & Nunavut