Industry advisory – Telefilm Canada announces English CFFF Development & Writer’s First decisions

Montreal, July 23, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 59 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 financed 14 English-language projects from its two phases: Outline to Treatment and Treatment to First Draft.

Please note the projects noted here are reflective of projects which received offers of financial support and /or were contracted and fully executed during the period April 1 – July 10, 2009.  Please note that projects listed in previous Industry Advisories are not included.


Development Program – Canada Feature Film Fund

Western Region

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Bitten

Tim Carter

Contradiction Films Inc.

Chamber (The)

Mark Lewis & Zev Tiefenbach

Artifact Films Inc.

Comatose

Zach Lipovsky

0785878 BC Ltd.

International Idol

J. B. Sugar

No Equal Entertainment Inc.

John Doe

Ross Ferguson

Optic Nerve Films Inc.

Kids Are On Fire (The)

J. Joly

Overinteractive Media Inc.

Lottery (The)

Tara Gereaux

Serious Filmed Entertainment Inc./ Creative Engine Pictures Inc.

Matching Blue

Stephen Price

Massey Productions Ltd.

On the Blood

Peter Behrens

Certain Films Ltd./Schafer Thurling Productions Ltd.

Satan’s Brew

Rebecca Gibson

Eagle Vision Inc.

Sense of Things (The)

Jackie Mills

Big Blue Films Inc.

Sex Lives of Pirates

David Ray & Armen Evrensel

Cheap & Dirty Productions Inc.

Shed Devil

Sean Garrity

Inferno Pictures Inc.

Teen Lust

Blaine Thurier

Independent Edge Films Inc.

Trance

Jason DaSilva

In Face Films Inc.

Quebec Region

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Audition (The)

Nicolas Billon

Melenny Productions Inc.

Gastown

Sarah Beckette

Silo Corporation

Hockey Night in Moose Jaw

John Harrington & James Harrington

Melenny Productions Inc.

Housekeeper

Philip Kalin-Hajdu

Couzin Films Inc.

Jingle Bells Rocks

Mitchell Kezin

Eye Steel Inc.

Notre Dame de Grace

Jacob Tierney

Park Ex Pictures Inc.

Rose by Name

Shawn Linden

Suki Films Inc.

Salt

Max McGuire & Sean Riopelle

Transfilm Inc./Cine-Roman Inc.

Therac 25

Adam Pettle

Les Films Jessie Inc.

Vivaldi

Kevin Lund & Timothy James Scott

Les Productions Equinoxe Inc.

Vulnerable

Paul Quarrington

Cité-Amérique Inc.

Wolfpack

Darren Curtis, John Hazlett, Pat Kiely & Matt Silver

4473256 Canada Inc.

 Ontario & Nunavut Regions

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Anti-Diva

Tamara Berger

Straight Edge Films Inc,

Bone

Ryan Redford

The Film Works Ltd.

Celia

Kellie Ann Benz

Euclid 431 Pictures Inc. & Somnapix Inc.

Death of Sweet Mister (The)

John Brownlow

Calder Road Films Inc.

Earth (The)

Peter Wellington

The Film Farm Inc.

Falling From Grace

Layne Coleman & Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

Four Seasons Productions Inc.

Fatwa

Ruba Nadda

Foundry Films Inc.

Finale

Leon Marr

Leader Media Productions Ltd.

Grizzlies (The)

Graham Yost

Northwood Productions Inc.

Hidden

David Shamoon

The Film Works Ltd.

Home Again

Jennifer Holness

Hungry Eyes Film & Television Inc.

Illiterature

Shawn Postoff

Javelin Picures Inc.

Kit’s Law

Thom Fitzgerald

Conjure Entertainment Limited & Emotion Pictures Incorporated

Kristina

Michel-Marc Bouchard

Triptych Media Inc.

League of Monster Slayers

Aaron Woodley

New Real Films Inc.

Malabar Court

Niara Modi

Six Island Productions Inc.

 

Medieval

Dan Signer & Alexander Epstein

 

Amaze Film + Television Inc.

Moody Food

Graeme Manson

T.L. Boulton Productions Ltd.

 

November Gale

Gerald Wexler, Ratch Wallace & Peter Lower

Seafarer Films Inc.

Oma

Claudia Casagrande & Andrea Blundell

January Films Ltd.

Overtime

Damian Lee

Overtime Film Productions Ltd.

Paddle to the Amazon

Pete McCormack

Insight Production Company Ltd.

Retreat (The)

James Hartnett

Bensondale Productions Inc.

Return to Bikini Mountain

Collin Friesen

January Films Limited

Return of the Fabulous Seven

Brian Drader

Markham Street Films

Schooled

Greg Gutman & Darryl Smith

Shoes Full of Feet Inc.

Scream of a Butterfly

Boris Mojsovski & Levko  Mojsovski

Summer Pictures Inc.

Seven Deadly Sins

Denise Blinn, Rebecca Addelman, Julia Kwan, Shannon Masters, Annmarie Morais, Cassandra Nicolau, Karen Troubetzkoy, Nikolijne Troubetzkoy

Calder Road Films Inc.

Small Town Murder Scenes

Ed Gass-Donnelly

3 Legged Dog Films Ltd.

Textuality

Liam Card

Strident Films

Three in the Back, Two in the Head

Jason Sherman

3 Legged Films Ltd.

Uthando

Gerald Wexler

Nedji Corporation & Prospero Pictures

Writer’s First – Outline to Treatment

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

Dark Continent

Ross Ferguson

Western

Down the 401

Theodore Bezaire

Ontario & Nunavut

Mad Robin

Andrew Currie

Western

Silver and Gold

Randall Cole

Ontario & Nunavut

Slow & the Dead (The)

Victor Nicolle

Western

Snap

Sean Garrity

Western

Sputnik

Bojan Bodruzic & Dragana Bodruzic

Western

Summer Game

John Hazlett

Quebec

Triplex

Jesse Andrew Heffring & Al Kratina

Quebec

 


Writer’s First – Treatment to First Draft

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

Black Angel

Guy Bennett

Western

Borders

Jeff Stephenson

Ontario & Nunavut

Ex Men

Lee Hoverd

Ontario & Nunavut

Home?

Lewis Cohen

Quebec

Horse

Darren Curtis, Matt Silver & Pat Kiely

Quebec