Telefilm Canada to fund the production of 29 English- and French-language feature films across Canada

Montreal/Toronto, July 22, 2021 – Telefilm Canada supports the production of 29 English- and French-language lower budget feature film projects from across Canada, with a total investment of over $12 million.

Following the recent release of the financial support of 12 French-language national feature film projects under the Production Program, the announcement of English-language national feature film projects will come at a later time.

As mentioned in previous funding announcements, an Advisory Committee comprised of external and internal representatives evaluated the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. Names of the Advisory Committee members will be made public once all funding decisions are announced.

English-language projects:

A Portrait (drama)
Director:  Sofia Bohdanowicz
Screenwriters: Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell
Production companies: Maison du Bonheur Films Inc. and GreenGround Productions Inc.
Provinces: Ontario and Quebec

Alberta Number One (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Alexander Carson
Production company: North Country Cinema Productions Inc.
Province: Alberta

Celestine (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Susanne Serres
Production company: Slykid inc.
Province: Quebec

DADA (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Aaron Poole
Production company: DADApicture corp.
Province: Ontario

Endless Cookie (comedy)
Directors and screenwriters: Seth Scriver and Peter Scriver
Production companies: Scythia Films Inc., Stellar Citizens Inc. and Tiger Mister Productions Inc.
Province: Ontario

I Believe in You (comedy)
Director: Tara Johns
Screenwriter: Lanan Adcock
Production company: 6909060 Canada Inc.
Province: Quebec

Krypto (fantasy)
Director: Kourtney Roy
Screenwriter: Paul Bromley
Production companies: Goodbye Productions Inc. (British Columbia) and Taletime Pictures (The U.K.)
Province: British Columbia

Lucky Star (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Gillian McKercher
Production companies: Notable Content Inc. and Kino Sum Productions Inc.
Provinces: British Columbia and Alberta

Me, My Mom & Sharmila (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Fawzia Mirza
Production companies: Rebel Road Films Inc., Shut Up & Colour Pictures Inc., and Baby Daal Productions Inc. and Filmshow Inc.
Provinces: Nova Scotia and Ontario

Midnight at the Paradise (drama)
Director: Vanessa Matsui
Screenwriter: Bill Robertson
Production company: Billfilms Inc.
Province: Ontario

Motherhood (drama)
Director: Tarique Qayumi
Screenwriters: Tarique Qayumi and Tajana Prka
Production company: Aquatinter Films Ltd.
Province: British Columbia

Party Pirate (comedy)
Director: Ruth Lawrence
Screenwriter: Luke Lawrence
Production company: Relatable Films Inc.
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

Perigean Tide (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Meredith Hama-Brown
Production company: Experimental Forest Films Inc.
Province: British Columbia

Queen Tut (drama)
Director: Reem Morsi
Screenwriters: Abdul Malik and Kaveh Mohebbi
Production company: Fae Pictures Inc.
Province: Ontario

The Island Between Tides (drama)
Directors and screenwriters: Austin Andrews and Andrew Holmes
Production company: Flicker Theory Inc.
Province: British Columbia

The Players (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Sarah Galea-Davis
Production company: Hawkeye Pictures Inc.
Province: Ontario

The Time We Met (drama)
Director: Fab Filippo
Screenwriter: Jonas Chernick
Production companies: Banana-Moon Sky Films Inc. and Peter Harvey Productions Inc.
Province: Ontario

The Well (drama)
Director: Hubert Davis
Screenwriter: Kathleen Hepburn
Production company: The Well Production Inc.
Province: Ontario

Three Schizophrenics Walk Out of a Bar (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Barrie Dunn
Production companies: Pictou Twist Pictures Inc. and Waterstar Entertainment Inc.
Province: Nova Scotia

To the Moon (fantasy)
Director and screenwriter: Kevin Hartford
Production company: Emotion Pictures Incorporated
Province: Nova Scotia

Whimper (drama)
Director: Mackenzie Donaldson
Screenwriters: Cheryl Meyer and Anthony Grant
Production company: Electric Panda Entertainment Inc.
Province: Ontario

Who’s Yer Father (comedy)
Director and screenwriter: Jeremy Larter
Production company: Real Good Bet Productions Inc.
Province: Prince Edward Island

Wild Goat Surf (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Caitlyn Sponheimer
Production companies: 1181196 B.C. Ltd and 9437-7538 Quebec Inc.
Provinces: Alberta and Quebec

French-language projects:

La clef (drama)
Director: Denise Bouchard
Screenwriter: Mélanie Lége
Production company: Bellefeuille Production Ltée
Province: New Brunswick

Pas d’chicane dans ma cabane (comedy)
Director: Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers
Screenwriters: Maryse Latendresse and Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers
Production company: Forum Films 2005
Province: Quebec

Respire (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Onur Karaman
Production company: Productions Karaman and Ugo Multimédia Internet Stands Inc.
Province: Quebec

Richelieu (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Pier-Philippe Chevigny
Production companies: Le Foyer Films (Canada), TS productions (France)
*Funded by Eurimages
Province: Quebec

Tu ne sauras jamais (drama)
Director: Robin Aubert
Screenwriters: Julie Roy and Robin Aubert
Production company: Bravo Charlie
Province: Quebec

Vil et misérable (comedy)
Director: Jean-François Leblanc
Screenwriters: Samuel Cantin and Jean-François Leblanc, based on the graphic novels of Samuel Cantin
Production company: Vlimeuses productions
Province: Quebec

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Media contact:

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