Harold Greenberg Fund supports two features with odd couples
Sean Garrity's My Awkward Sexual Adventure and Jason Priestley's (pictured) Cas and Dylan received funding through the equity investment program.
The fund supported the projects by converting their script development loans into equity investments, after the program ran out of funds for the fiscal year (ending Aug. 31, 2012).
My Awkward Sexual Adventure focuses on a meek accountant who tries to win back his ex-girlfriend with the help of a decidedly uninhibited erotic dancer.
The film, shot at the end of last year in Winnipeg, is written by Jonas Chernick, who shares producer credits with Juliette Hagopian (The Divide).
The film is a re-teaming for Chernick and Garrity, who co-wrote the 2005 film Lucid, which Garrity directed, and they also partnered up on the 2001 film Inertia, which won the best first feature prize at TIFF.
My Awkward Sexual Adventure, which was previously supported by the fund’s First Draft, Second Draft, Final Draft and Polish and Packaging phases, stars Chernick and Vik Sahay (Good Will Hunting).
Cas and Dylan, produced by Mark Montefiore and written by Jesse Gabe (Being Erica), follows a dying man who plans to check out on his own terms, but inadvertently winds up on the lam with an eccentric 22-year-old girl.
The film, previously supported by the fund’s script development program at the Polish and Packaging phase, stars Tatiana Maslany (Being Erica).