HGF, Creative BC back four short films

The funds are distributed through the BC Shorts Program, which provides $20,000 in production financing to local filmmakers.

money-finance-playback-02The Harold Greenberg Fund has backed four short films in the latest funding round of its BC Shorts Program initiative with Creative BC.

Each short will receive $20,000 toward production. Among the chosen projects is Hatha, written and directed by Asia Youngman and produced by Kaayla Whachell, which depicts two feuding women who find common ground when they’re the subject of sexism. Youngman will premiere her short This Ink Runs Deep at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Additional projects include A Pregnant Woman, written and directed by Ana Carrizales and produced by Lori Watt, which follows a pregnant Hispanic immigrant looking to start her life over; The Unicorn Code, written and directed by Martin Glegg and produced by Katherine Koniecki, about two teenagers who discover an injured unicorn; and Freya, directed by Camille Hollett-French, written by Rhona Rees and produced by Athena Russell and Willan Leung, which follows a woman who discovers an unwanted pregnancy, set in a future where abortion is illegal.

The initiative was developed by Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Creative BC to help emerging B.C.-based filmmakers showcase their creative vision.

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