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Telefilm Canada announces English CFFF development & Writer’s First decisions

Montreal, April 3, 2008 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 90 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 24 English-language projects from its two phases: Outline to Treatment and Treatment to First Draft.

Please note that the 2007-2008 guidelines and forms for the Canada Feature Film Fund’s development, production and marketing programs for English-language productions will continue to apply until further notice.

Development program – Canada Feature Film Fund

Atlantic Region

Project 

Screenwriter

Production company

Antigonish

Richard Lawrence

Palpable Productions Inc.

(An) Audience of Chairs

Rosemary House

Rock Island Productions Ltd.

(The) Birth House

Camelia Frieberg & Ami McKay

Palpable Productions Inc.

Comrades

Bruno Pacheco

Picture Plant Ltd.

Consecrated Ground

Thom Fitzgerald

Emotion Pictures Incorporated

(The) Corridor

Josh MacDonald

Chronicle Pictures Incorporated

Friendship

Susan Kent

Kickham East Productions Inc.

Maudie

Sherry White

Rink Rat Productions Inc. & Screen Door Inc.

Newfoundland Beat Down

Deanne Foley & Iain MacLeod

Pope Productions Ltd.

Punk Rules OK

Chris Cuthbertson & Drew Hagen

North Country Films Ltd.

(The) Redemption of Avery Stone

Joe Leclair

Stone Cold Productions Limited

(The) Whalebone Declaration

Scott Simpson

IMX Communications Inc.

Quebec

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Birthmarked

Marc Tullin

Emergence International

Content

Joshua Dorsey, Michael Kronish & Michael Zaidan

Galafilm  Inc.

Deliriously Wicked

Steve Galluccio

Cinémaginaire Inc.

Gospel According to Sam

Tom Hedley

Transfilm Inc.

Heaven Scent

Julie Kim & Kariné Marwood

Productions Equinoxe Inc.

Hockey Night in Moose Jaw

James Harrington & Jason Price

Christal Films Productions Inc.

Joe Movie

Anthony L. Giannotti

Productions Equinoxe Inc.

Kate Logan Affair

Noël Mitrani

Galafilm Inc.

My Camino

Sue Kennie & Bruce Perrie

Cirrus Productions Inc.

Passion

Nadine Bismuth & Daniel Grou

Cinémaginaire Inc.

(The) Pilgrimage

Debra Kellner-Valli

Galafilm Inc.

Rebel Without Borders

Christian Duguay & Thom Richardson

Les Productions Equinoxe Inc.

Salt

Max McGuire & Sean Riopelle

Transfilm Inc.

Seven Oceans Apart

Sarah Beckett & Robin Khosla

Transfilm Inc.

Sweet Jane

Jeremy John Bouchard

Cirrus Productions Inc.

Ontario & Nunavut

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Abu Muna

Ruba Nadda

Foundry Films Inc.

Anti-Diva

Tamara Faith Berger

Straight Edge Films Inc. & Submission Film Prod. Inc.

Ballad of Walter Big Hands

Colin Friesen

StromHaus Productions Ltd.

Bang Bang Baby

Jeffrey St. Jules

Intrepid Film Arts Inc.

Bone

Ryan Redford

Film Works Ltd.

Commandments of Bob

Scott Carter

Lumanity Productions Inc.

Con Artist

Michael Melski

Alcina Pictures Ltd.

Dermot’s Ghost

Jefferson Lewis

Dermot’s Ghost

Deserter's Tale

Donald Martin

Film Works Ltd.

Footprints

Michael Sparaga

Victory Man Productions Inc.

45's

Daniel MacIvor

Shadow Shows Inc.

Four Kings

Damian Lee

Alchemist Entertainment Inc.

George & Rue

Vanz Chapman

Sienna Films Inc.

Ghostmaker

Skander Halim

2108602 Ontario Ltd.

Gravesavers

Patricia Fogliato & David Mortin

Enigmatico Films Inc.

Horn of a Lamb

Robert Sedlack

Accent Entertainment Corp.

Leslie

Reginald Harkema

New Real Films Ltd.

Mad Dog & the Weasel

Noel Baker

Sarrazin Productions

Nerds Vs. Vampires

Lee Hoverd

Darius Films Inc.

Ornithology of Ron Spencer

Theodore Bezaire & Mike Stasko

Dot Film Company Inc.

Ruby and the Prince

John McBrearty & Djordje Milicevis

Knightscove Family Films

Songbird

Patricia Fogliato & David Martin

Enigmatico Films Inc.

Suck

Rob Stefaniuk

Capri Vision

Troll Under the Table

Brad Peyton & Karen Walton

Capri Films Inc.

Waking Beauty

Elyse Friedman

January Films Inc.

Western Region

Project

Screenwriter

Production company

Angel Dog

Dean Bennett

Burns Film Ltd.

Anything For You

Annie Reid

Serious Filmed Entertainment Inc.

Auburn Hills Breakdown (The)

Geoff Redknap

Goonworks Films Ltd.

Bananas

Bart Simpson

Big Picture Media Corporation

Charley Barley

Angus Fraser

Left Bank Productions Ltd.

Clockwork Girl

Sean O’Reilly

Arcana Studio Inc.

Diary of a Super Hero

Karl Dunn

Contradiction Films

Dracula’s Granddaughter

Peggy Thompson

Mortimer & Ogilvy Productions Ltd.

Ellis & Louise

Katrin Bowen

Bowen Arrow Productions Inc.

Embedded

Sara Sutton & Stephanie Isherwood

Independent Edge Films Inc.

Ernie Barbarash Project

Ernie Barbarash

Brightlight Pictures Development Inc.

Final Option

Masa Takei, Ron Blecker & Jeff Harris

Pitchblack Pictures Inc.

Erebus & the Terror

Ian Barr

Combustion Inc.

Footprints in Blood

Annie Frazier Henry

Full Regalia Enterprises Inc.

Future is Now (The)

Gary Burns & Jim Brown

Burns Film Ltd.

Get Happy

Jordon Christianson

Clique Pictures Inc.

Headhunter

Wil Zmak

Brightlight Pictures Development Inc.

Honour Camp

Robin Sen

Really Real Films Inc.

How to Change Everything Without Doing Anything

Kris Lefcoe

True West Films Ltd.

Isabella V

Simon Barry

Brightlight Pictures Development Inc.

Janet Smith

Catharine Chen & Sandra Tomc

Relevision Productions Inc.

Killing the Shamen

Jake MacDonald

High Definition Pictures Inc.

Kush Kush In The Bush

Rebecca Sernasie

Buffalo Gal Pictures Development Inc.

Level 16

Danishka Esterhazy

Buffalo Gal Pictures Inc.

Madeinchis (The)

Jackie Donovan

Brightlight Pictures Development Inc./Slate Development Ltd.

New Oil

Bruce Sweeney

CHUM/Pitchblack Pictures Inc.

Occupational Hazards

Simon Barry

Brightlight Pictures Development Inc.

Old Souls

Kirsten Hansen

CHUM/Brightlight Pictures Development Inc.

Park Avenue Pen

Andrea Stevens

Brightlight Pictures Development Inc.

Plastic

Kate Stevenson

Keatley Entertainment Ltd.

Rebel Kind (The)

Reginald Harkema

Optic Nerve Films Inc.

Shooting Stage (The)

Michael MacLennan

Optic Nerve Films Inc.

Smartparts

Derek Franson

Rampage Entertainment Inc.

1066

Simon Barry

Brightlight Pictures Development Inc.

365 Days of A

Donna Lynne McGregor & Chris Cunningham

 

Zoot Capri Entertainment Inc.

To the Wedding

Tessa McWatt

Screen Siren Pictures Inc.

Uses of Enchantment

Annie Reid

Pitchblack Pictures Inc.

White Coats are Coming (The)

Barbara Mainguy

Big Picture Media Corporation

Writer’s First – Outline to Treatment

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

Alice

Terry Miles

Western

Big Wiener

Brian D. Young

Western

Border

Jeff Stephenson

Ontario/Nunavut

Broken English

David Weaver

Ontario/Nunavut

Canadians in New York

Ed Gass-Donnelly

Ontario/Nunavut

Driving Dad Home

Kellie Ann Benz

Western

Euphoria

Paula Kelly

Western

False Flags

Skander Halim

Ontario/Nunavut

Fame.com

Andrew Strothers

Western

Follow Your Star

Michael Melski

Atlantic

(The) Future:  A History

Jonathan Sobol

Ontario/Nunavut

Goldmine

Paula Tiberius

Ontario/Nunavut

Horn

Shernold Edwards

Ontario/Nunavut

King of Kamookis

Robert French & Larry Kent

Western

(The) Luck of the Scottish

Iain Macleod

Atlantic

Permanent Holiday

Tricia Fish

Ontario/Nunavut

Poison Heart

Elizabeth Stewart

Western

Rise and Shine

Eric Lunsky

Ontario/Nunavut

Shoe Story (A)

Kathy Slevin

Western

Snakebite

Damon Vignale

Western

Writer’s First – Treatment to First Draft

Project

Screenwriter(s)

Region

For Ladies Only

Steve Lucas

Ontario/Nunavut

Good Man (A)

Warren Sulatycky

Western

Quantum

Gaurav Seth

Ontario/Nunavut

Trash

Desiree Lim

Western