Storyhive names 100K winners

Twenty five projects from creators in B.C. and Alberta will receive up to $100,000 each and mentorship from the NSI.

Telus Storyhive has picked 25 winners for its 100K Edition, the largest-ever competition put on by the platform and funder.

The selected B.C. and Alberta-based content creators will each receive grants up to $100,000 to produce their screen-based projects. The production teams will also receive support and mentorship from the National Screen Institute.

The 17 content creators from B.C. are also eligible to apply for a top-up grant from Creative BC, with a total $200,000 in extra funds available.

Both web series and one-off films (of any genre) were eligible for the 100K edition. The final projects will be delivered by spring 2018 and showcased on Telus Optik TV On Demand and

This year’s winners include documentary projects Changing Faces (Jessica Parsons, B.C.), Love Intersections (Jen Sung, B.C.), Me, Mum & Willie: From Kid to Caregiver (Trish Neufeld, B.C.), Red Chef Revival (B.C.), Finding Big Country (Kat Jayme, B.C.), My Rainbow Family (Julia Ivanova, B.C.), Eddy’s Kingdom (Greg Crompton, B.C.), Relics (Andrew Muir, B.C.), The Radicals (Brian Hockenstein, B.C.), The Last Hangman (Carla Olson, B.C.), Dust’n Bones (Harold Joe, B.C.), She’s Not Funny (Tyler Funk, B.C.), HERoic (Nicole Murphy, AB), and No Filter (Sheena Wheadon, AB).

Fiction projects from British Columbia that received funding are Brianna Wiens’ comedy series Girls vs. The City, Kate Green’s drama NarcoLeap, Denver Jackson’s action/adventure Esluna: The World Beyond, John Chuby’s Geoff and the Ninja, Petie Chalifoux’s Nîsowak. Funding was also given to Alberta fiction projects, including David Hiatt’s comedy The PsyBorgs, Brock Mitchell’s drama A Gentleman, Morgan Ermter’s comedy series Abracadavers: The Series, Randy Brososky’s comedy Necessary Evil, Tito Guillen’s comedy Nerdvana, and Andrew Jones’ family-themed project Afterlight. 

A per-project funding breakdown was not released.