Press Release – Telefilm Canada announces the funding of 20 English-language feature films

Telefilm Canada supports the production of 20 English-language feature films from across Canada with a total investment of over $7 million. Fifty per cent of the projects selected are directed and written by women.

This year, Telefilm received and processed 136 applications under the Production Program for English-language projects with budgets of $2.5 million and below. French-language feature films under this stream were previously announced in May 2020.  

The films selected are:  

Bloodthirsty
Director: Amelia Moses
Writers: Wendy Hill-Tout and Lowell Boland
Producers: Wendy Hill-Tout and Michael Peterson
Production Company: Lone Wolf a Movie Company & Voice Pictures
Province: Alberta  

Bystanders
Director: Koumbie
Writers: Koumbie and Taylor Olson
Producer: Terry Greenlaw
Production Company: Picture Plant
Province: Nova Scotia  

Door Mouse 
Director and Writer: AvanJogia
Producer: Kyle Mann
Production Company: Independent Edge Films
Province: British Columbia   

Hailey Rose
Director and Writer: Sandi Somers
Producer: Scott Lepp
Production Company: Iylond Entertainment
Province: Alberta  

Indians in Cowtown 
Director and Writer: Agam Darshi
Producers: Anand Ramayya and Kelly Balon
Production Company: Karma Film
Province: Saskatchewan   

Inedia
Director and Writer: Liz Cairns
Producer: Tyler Hagan
Production Company: Experimental Forest Films
Province: British Columbia  

Kipkemboi
Director: Hubert Davis 
Writer: Joel Richardson
Producer: Jennifer Jonas and Leonard Farlinger
Production Company: New Real Films
Province: Ontario  

Matt and Mara
Director and Writer: Kazik Radwanski
Producer: Dan Montgomery
Production Company: Medium Density Fibreboard Films
Province: Ontario  

Orah
Director and Writer: Lonzo Nzekwe
Producer: Amos Adetuyi and Floyd Kane
Production Company: Circle Blue Films & Freddie Films 
Province: Ontario  

Riceboy Sleeps 
Director and Writer: Anthony Shim
Producers: Rebecca Steele and Anthony Shim
Production Company: Lonesome Heroes Productions
Province: British Columbia  

Skeet
Director and Writer: Nik Sexton
Producer: Mary Sexton 
Production Company: Sexton & Son Productions
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador   

So Much Tenderness
Director and Writer: Lina Rodriguez
Producer: Brad Deane
Production Company: Rayon Verde
Province: Ontario    

Sweetland
Director and Writer: Christian Sparkes
Producer: Allison White
Production Company: Sara Fost Pictures
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador  

The Draft
Director, Writer and Producer: Jephté Bastien
Production Company: 9205-8494 Québec
Province: Quebec  

The Incident Report
Director and Writer: Naomi Jaye
Producer: Brian Robertson and Julie Baldassi
Production Company: Low End
Province: Ontario  

The Sun and His Daughter 
Director: Ryan Ward
Writers: Mackenzie Leigh and Ryan Ward
Producers: Mackenzie Leigh and Ryan Ward
Production Company: Heart Shaped Movies
Province: Manitoba    

The Wishing Tree
Director and Writer: Laura Adamo
Producer: Pasha Patriki
Production Company: big woo woo &9 Light Entertainment
Province: Ontario   

The Young Arsonists
Director and Writer: Sheila Pye
Producer: Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo
Production Company: Borrowed Light Films
Province: Ontario  

Two Cuckolds Go Swimming
Director, Writer and Producer: Winston DeGiobbi
Production Company: Easter Green Films
Province: Nova Scotia  

You Can Live Forever
Directors and Writers: Sarah Fobes and Mark Slutsky
Producer: Rob Vroom
Production Company: 6909060 Canada Inc.
Province: Quebec   

 

About Telefilm Canada 

Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual coproduction treaties to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations which principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. 

 

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Media enquiries:  

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada
647-475-4903
joyce.richards@telefilm.ca