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

Montreal, November 25, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 32 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 19 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 that were contracted and fully executed during the period July 11 – November 16, 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

B Town Boyz

Raj Paul Dhillon

MMM Film Finance International Ltd.

Bubble

Anthony Couture

Cinematotale Media & Communications Inc.

Damn Cold

Gregory Mackenzie

Impatient Pictures Ltd.

Darren Gets Whacked

Jonathan Joffe

Panacea Entertainment Inc.

Gospel According to Doug (The)

Quinn Merkeley

Sunburst Productions Ltd.

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Katie Ford

Nine Mile Productions Inc.

Innercity Girl Like Me

Alexandra Zarowny

OP Development Inc. & Eagle Vision Inc.

Jigsaw

Pascal Boutroy

Buffalo Gal Pictures Development Inc. &
Picnic Communications Inc.

Last Crossing (The)

Rob King

Minds Eye Development Inc.

Nearly Wed

Jason Filiatrault

Combustion Inc.

**Nocturnia

Derek Schreyer

Perfect Circle Productions Ltd.

On a Good Day

David Schultz

Etch Media Inc.

Passengers of Industry

Gary Burns

Burns Film Ltd.

Prison Boy

Reece Crothers

Hope of Glory Pictures Ltd.

Really Into Her

Christian Bruyere & Mary Bissell

Mystique Films Ltd.

Splinter

Christian Betley

Axel Pictures Inc.

Squirts (The)

Quinn Merkeley

Sunburst Productions Ltd.

Svengali

Guy Maddin

2802031 Manitoba Inc.

Tazed

Laurence Keane

Utopia Pictures Ltd.

Tombs

Marie Clements

Frog Girl Film Productions Inc.

Trapper Johnson

Michael Konyves

Na Ho Productions Inc., OP Development Inc., & Trapline Productions Inc.

Well Oiled

David Spencer & Eric Finkel

Finkelfilms BC Inc.

Yearning (The)

Dominika Wolski

Purpose Films Ltd.

  Ontario & Nunavut Regions

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

90 Days

Brendan Howley

Apsara Productions Inc.

Between

Steven Hoban

Copperheart Entertainment Inc.

Champagne Room (The)

Ruba Nadda

Foundry Films Inc.

Hockey: The Musical

Michael McGowan

Mulmur Feed Co. Ltd.

Jocko`s Lantern

Jeremy Hood

Darchien Pictures Inc.

Neuromancer

William Gibson

Fire Development Inc.

Scientific Romance (A)

Ryan Knighton

Triptych Media Inc.

Stowaway (The)

Annemarie Morais

Gen One Films Inc.

Uvanga

Marie-Helene Cousineau

Arnait Video Productions Inc.

 Writer’s First – Outline to Treatment

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

After the Shooting

Gary Yates & Daniel Nemiroff

Western

Amateur Hour

Lewaa Nasserdeen

Western

Casablanca Boulevard

Rubba Nada

Ontario & Nunavut

Celeste

Keith Ross Leckie

Ontario & Nunavut

Cold Storage

Eric Lunsky

Ontario & Nunavut

Fakers

Terry Miles

Western

Jet-Lagged

Rob King & Jan Nowina-Zarzycki

Western

My Asshole Neighbour

Andrew Currie & Robert Chomiak

Western

Next Right Thing (The)

Gerald L’Ecuyer

Ontario & Nunavut

No Strings Attached

Travis McDonald

Western

Power of Nothingness (The)

Anne Wheeler

Western

Rabbit Foot BIll

Susan Rynard

Ontario & Nunavut

Thank God I’m A Country Boy

Blake Corbet

Western

  Writer’s First – Treatment to First Draft

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

All I want for Christmas is to Win…TOP SCORER!

Don Truckey

Ontario & Nunavut

Baker’s Dozen

Bradley Simpson

Ontario & Nunavut

Cul-de-sac

Mark Sawers

Western

Lifting Cars and Seeing Through Walls

Robert Cuffley & Jason Long

Western

Mustang Drive In

Ian Johnston

Ontario & Nunavut

Pup

Trevor Markwart

Western

** Indicates that Telefilm Canada has extended offers of financial support.