Why proof of concept was crucial to Andrea Dorfman’s Heartbeat
The cross-platform media play that helped the Halifax filmmaker (pictured) get her third feature made and into TIFF.
Telefilm Canada reveals new $14M war chest
Bell Media and Corus Entertainment are among the contributors to the Talent Fund, which supports feature film production and promotion.
Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster starts production on the Rock
The Rhombus Media and Best Boy-produced film is the first feature from up-and-coming director Dunn.
Quebec filmmakers enter SODEC-Montreal Film Fest fray
The province’s leading directors and producers respond to an incendiary letter by Montreal World Film Festival festival VP Daniele Cauchard against SODEC head Monique Simard that was published in La Presse on Monday.
David Bezmozgis starts production on own page-to-screen adaptation
Natasha and Other Stories will be shot entirely in Toronto throughout July and stars Alex Ozerov, Sasha Gordon and Deanna Dezmari. (Ozerov and Gordon pictured)
Telefilm invests over $2.5M across 7 French features
Films selected to receive funding in this latest round of financing include Patrick Gaze’s Ceci n’est pas un polar and Robert Morin’s La probleme d’infiltration.
Cameras roll on Alain Desrochers’ ESC in Sudbury
The Molly Parker-starrer will be released in Canada by Suki Releasing. (Parker pictured)
Cameras roll on The Legend of Barney Thomson
The Canada-U.K. copro marks veteran actor Robert Carlyle’s (pictured) movie directorial debut, which also stars Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.
Telefilm invests $3.5M in 12 features
The agency is backing low-budget films by Rafael Ouellet, Terrance Odette, Jason Bourque and other Canadian directors.
Corner Gas gets movie reboot
The big-screen reboot of the much-loved TV series will receive a multi-tiered rollout across theatrical, TV and home entertainment.