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Telefilm Canada announces support for 12 English-language feature film projects

26 May 2022

Telefilm Canada selects 12 English-language feature films under the Production Program, representing a total commitment of $16.37 million.  

Last week, Telefilm also announced nine French-language feature films under the same program. 

An advisory committee of external and internal representatives assessed the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process considered Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in the industry, ensuring that Telefilm funds a balanced portfolio of productions that reflect a variety of genres, budgets and company sizes, regions of the country and points of view. Names of selection committee members will be published on the Project Financing Advisory Committees webpage once all funding decisions have been made. 

The Boy in the Woods (historical drama)

Director and screenwriter: Rebecca Snow
Production: Lumanity Productions Inc. and JoBro Productions Inc.
Distributor: Photon Films
Province: Ontario  

The Braid (drama)

Director and screenwriter: Laetitia Colombani
Production: Moana Films (France), Curiosa Films (France) and Forum Films Inc. (Canada)
Distributor: Sphere Films (formerly MK2 Mile End)
Province: Quebec  

Die Alone (thriller) 

Director and screenwriter: Lowell Dean
Production: Minds Eye Entertainment Ltd.
Distributor: Filmoption International
Province: Saskatchewan 

Ethel (drama) 

Director: Aisling Walsh
Screenwriter: Celeste Parr
Production: Go Films L.P.R.S. Inc. (Canada) and Port Pictures Ltd. (Ireland)
Distributor: Sphere Films (formerly MK2 Mile End)
Province: Quebec 

The Last Whale Singer (action/adventure/animation)

Directors: Reza Memari and Steven Majaury
Screenwriter: Reza Memari
Production: Telescope Animation (Germany) and La Boîte à Fanny Inc. (Canada)
Distributor: Maison 4:3
Province: Quebec 

Longing (drama) 

Director and screenwriter: Savi Gabizon
Production: Scythia Films Inc. (Canada) and CFE Longing Ltd. (Israel)
Distributor: Mongrel Media
Province: Ontario 

Out Standing in the Field (drama) 

Director: Mélanie Charbonneau
Screenwriters: Martine Pagé and Mélanie Charbonneau
Production: G.P.A. Films Inc. and January Films Ltd.
Distributor: Sphere Films (formerly MK2 Mile End)
Provinces: Quebec and Ontario 

Paradise (thriller) 

Director: Jeremy Comte
Screenwriters: Jeremy Comte and Will Niava
Production: Entract Studios Inc. (Canada), Elevation Pictures Productions Inc. (Canada), Cinenovo (France), and Constellation Productions (France)
Distributors: Elevation Pictures and Entract Films
Provinces: Quebec and Ontario  

The Silent Planet (science fiction) 

Director and screenwriter: Jeffrey St. Jules
Production: JoBro Productions Inc. and Panoramic Pictures
Distributor: Aqute Media
Provinces: Ontario and Newfoundland  

Space Cadet (musical/animation) 

Director: Eric San
Screenwriter: Mylene Chollet
Production: Les Films Outsiders Inc.
Distributor: Maison 4:3
Province: Quebec 

Warrior Strong (drama) 

Director: Shane Belcourt
Screenwriters: Dan Gordon and Shane Belcourt
Production: Darius Films Inc.
Distributor: Aqute Media
Province: Ontario 

Young Werther (comedy) 

Director and screenwriter: José Lourenço
Production: Wildling Pictures Inc.
Distributor: Level Film
Province: Ontario 

More funding decisions will be announced in the coming weeks.


About Telefilm Canada 

As a Partner of Choice, Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation dedicated to the success of the Canadian audiovisual industry, fostering access and excellence through programming that supports cultural resonance and public engagement. Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent in Canada and around the world, always with an eye to equity, inclusion and sustainability. In addition, it makes recommendations to the Department of Canadian Heritage regarding the certification of treaty audiovisual co-productions, and administers the Canada Media Fund programs. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations that are primarily used to support emerging talent. Visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 


Media contact:  

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada