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Industry Advisory - Telefilm Canada announces English CFFF development & Writer’s First decisions

Montreal, November 10, 2008 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 55 English-language projects have received financing from the development component of the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF).

Telefilm’s 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, has supported 25 English-language projects from its two phases: Outline to Treatment and Treatment to First Draft.

Development program – Canada Feature Film Fund

Atlantic Region  

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Audience of Chairs (An)

Rosemary House

Rock Island Productions Inc.

Corridor (The)

Josh MacDonald

Chronicle Pictures Ltd.

Bitter Sweet and Beautiful

John Hills

Chronicle Pictures Ltd

Gripping the Edge

Len McKeigan

Big Motion Pictures Limited

I Swear – Te Juro

Lesley Ann Patten

Ziji Film and Television Ltd.

Pot of Gold

Drew Hagen

Idlewild Films Ltd.

Serial Killers Club (The)

Chaz Thorne

Standing 8 Productions Inc.

Tales from the Kingdom

Lesley Ann Patten

C-Tales Entertainment Inc. & Ziji Film and Television Ltd.

 

Ontario & Nunavut Regions

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

45's

Daniel MacIvor

Shadow Shows Inc.

Bang Bang Baby

Jeffrey St. Jules

Intrepid Film Arts Inc.

Bannock & Bratwurst

Shannon Masters

Ajani Entertainment Inc., Doe Eyes Productions Canada Ltd.

Berliner Complex

Katherine Collins

Cabiria Pictures Inc.

Bird Artist

Malcolm MacRury

Whizbang Films Inc.

Deserter's Tale

Donald Martin

Film Works Ltd.

Dick Harmony

Adam Reid, Max Bernard Reid

Northwood Productions Inc.

Echo

Noel Baker, Michael De Carlo

APB Pictures Inc.

Flying Troutmans

Miriam Toews, Semi Chellas

Thump Inc.

Four Kings

Damian Lee

Alchemist Entertainment Inc.

Good Fence

David Bezmozgis

Serendipity Point Films Inc.

Grade 5

Tricia Fish

Sienna Films Inc.

Hotwired

Waneta Storms, Tanya Reid

Foundry Films Inc.

Jocko's Lantern

Jeremy Hood, Michael Jarvis

Darchien Pictures Inc.

Lovecraft

Chris Landreth, Hans Rodionoff

Copperheart Entertainment Inc.

November Gale

Ratch Wallace, Peter Lower

Seafarer Films Inc.

Oma

Claudia Cassagrande

January Films Ltd.

Pornographer's Poem

Karen Walton

House of Films Inc.

Return to Bikini Mountain

Colin Friesen

January Films Ltd.

Suck

Rob Stefaniuk

Capri Vision Inc.

 

Quebec Region

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Wolfpack

Darren Curtis, John Hazlett, Pat Kiely & Matt Silver

4473256 Canada Inc.

 

Western Region

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

1979 Baby!

Mikil Lee Rullman

Serious Filmed Entertainment Inc.

Altitude

Paul Birkett

Escape Factory Inc.

Ambassador’s Word (The)

Glen Treilhard

Julijette Inc.

Balls

Tracy McMenemy

Insight Film Releasing Inc.

Buddha Brothers

Ricky Cheng

Diverse Entertainment Ltd.

Cheddar Island

Gary Young

Perfect Circle Productions Ltd.

Chekhov

Carl Bessai

Raven West Films Ltd.

Darren’s Story

Elizabeth Becker

Resonating Films Inc.

Dwelling (The)

Susie Moloney

Eagle Vision Inc.

Fear

Nathaniel Geary

Gearfilm Inc.

Goodbye, Chinatown

Wesley Lowe

Wesley Lowe Productions Inc.

Hangman (The)

Mark Mensink

Front Street Pictures Inc.

Hot for Nirvana

Rob Bruner

Holiday Pictures Ltd.

Jenny Two Bears

Shannon Masters

Violator Films Inc.

Josie & Jack

Jaman Lloyd

Carrie Wheeler Entertainment Group Inc. / Sistar Films Inc.

Mike Jackson, Bigamist

Jesse McKeown

All Done Productions Ltd.

Naked Nun (The)

Vanessa Shaver

ImagiNation Film & Television Productions Inc.

Novella

Karen Tulchinsky

Screen Siren Pictures Inc. / Conquering Lion Pictures Inc.

Prophecy (The)

Michael McKinley

Koster Kovitz Productions Inc.

Red Dead Skin

Ervin Chartrand & Norma Bailey

Buffalo Gal Pictures Development Inc. / Willow Island Films Inc.

Revulsion

Byron Lamarque & David Bertrand

Lamarque Productions Inc.

Stained

Karen Lam

Goonworks Films Ltd.

Strange Love

Robert Cuffley & Jason Long

Eagle Vision Inc.

Summer of My Amazing Luck

Chris Craddock

Merit Motion Pictures Inc. / 2802031 Manitoba Inc.

Window Horses

Ann Marie Fleming

AMF Productions Inc.

Wrecked

Christopher Dodd

Independent Edge Films Inc.

 

Writer’s First – Outline to Treatment

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

Celeste

Keith Ross Leckie

Ontario & Nunavut

Cut & Paste

Jeff Burke

Western

Desiree

Matt Holland

Quebec

Ex Men

Lee Hoverd

Ontario & Nunavut

Future Man

Robert Chomiak

Western

Going Down the Road Again

Don Shebib

Ontario & Nunavut

Interpretation

Lisa Porter

Atlantic

My Canadian Son

Theodore Bezaire

Ontario & Nunavut

Princess Fat Ass

Jeremy Thomas & Randall Warwick

Western

Relative Good

David Gow

Quebec

Rhéal & Rhéaume

Pierre Sarrazin

Ontario & Nunavut

Rose By Another Name (A)

Jeffrey Blatt & Doug Mackay

Quebec

Under the Bridge

Jeff Renfroe & Diane Wright

Western

Virtual Life

Elizabeth Stewart

Western

 

Writer’s First – Treatment to First Draft

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

Acting Out

Ian Johnson

Ontario & Nunavut

Barrens (The)

Chaz Thorne

Atlantic

Beyond Suspicion

Alex Epstein

Quebec

Broken English

David Weaver

Ontario & Nunavut

Down Dwellers

Mark Tuit

Western

Fruit Machine

Bradley Simpson

Ontario & Nunavut

Real McCoy

Andrew Moodie

Ontario & Nunavut

Remembering Todd

Phil Price

Quebec

Runners

Noam Gonick & Joy Keeper

Western

Storyteller

Michael Mackenzie

Quebec

Sunset Sunrise

Paul Scherzer & Asghar Massombagi

Ontario & Nunavut