TIFF ’14: 21 Canadian producer teams set for Int’l Financing Forum

The OMDC has unveiled 21 Canadian producer teams to network with 19 international movie producers at the International Financing Forum during the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Canadians eyeing possible coproduction opportunities include The Film Works’ Eric Jordan and Paul Stephens with their action/thriller The King of Car Thieves, directed by Deepa Sahi, and Middle Child Films producers Tony Wosk and Larry Raskin bringing the Erik Canuel-directed thriller Resistance to the TIFF co-financing market.

Also IFF-bound is Michael Dobbin and Andrew Rendall of Quiet Revolution Pictures with their Canada-U.K. comedy Moving Pictures, producers Julia Sereny and Jennifer Kawaja of Sienna Films with the Kate Melville-directed comedy Cat People, and Mark Smith of Copperheart Entertainment bringing the animated feature Zoombies.

The OMDC also invited Bev Bliss of Moving Films with Rockbound, a movie adaptation of the Frank Parker Day novel by director Oliver Schmitz, Fella Films’ Thomas Michael and Nicholas Tabarrok of Darius Films with their dramatic thriller Sleeping Dog Lie, and producer Bill House of House of Films with the Holocaust drama Far To Go, directed by Larry Weinstein.

Also Toronto-bound is Marc Almon of Story Engine Pictures with Sean Garrity’s romantic comedy A Good Girl, Quebec producers Aisling Chin-Yee and John Christou with 10,000 Happiness, a Beijing-set comedy by writer/director Johnny Ma.

Other Canadian movie projects booked into IFF: Director John Paizs’ psychological thriller Keepers; writer/director Danishka Esterhazy’s futuristic thriller Level 16; director Michael Greenspan’s Prisoner’s Daughter; and director David Hyde’s Stegman is Dead.

The Canadians will speed-date during IFF with producers from the U.K., Australia, France, India, the U.S. and Germany.

The IFF is set to run on Sept. 7 and 8 in Toronto.

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