Cameras roll on Danishka Esterhazy’s Level 16

The dystopian YA thriller, produced by Toronto's Markham Street Films, recently received funding from CBC's Breaking Barriers Film Fund.

Danishka_EsterhazyProduction is underway in Toronto and Hamilton, ON on Level 16, from writer/director Danishka Esterhazy (pictured).

The dystopian, young-adult thriller is set in a strict boarding home for girls, and follows two young girls as they uncover a dark secret about their academy.

Produced by Toronto’s Markham Street Films, the feature stars Katie Douglas (Mary Kills People), Celina Martin (Public Schooled), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Peter Outerbridge (The Expanse).

Markham Street’s July Holm, Michael McNamara and Sarah Jackson-Inayeh produce, with Holm also serving as executive producer. Former OMDC manager of industry initiatives James Weyman is associate producer.

The film recently received funding through CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund. It was developed with the participation of the NSI Features First program, in association with Telefilm and the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, as well as the Harold Greenberg Fund and the WIFT NBC Universal Incubator. Additional production funding for the project came through the Shaw Rocket Fund and the OMDC and federal and provincial tax credits.