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Code 8 rolls in Toronto

The record-breaking crowdfunded feature starring Robbie Amell will be distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures in 2019.

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Code 8 sets crowdfunding record

The feature film project from director Jeff Chan and writer/producer Chris Pare has set a seven-figure record. (Stars Stephen and Robbie Amell pictured.)

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Cameras roll on Gaurav Seth’s Prisoner X

The indie thriller stars Michelle Nolden, Romano Orzari, Damon Runyan and Julian Richings and is currently shooting in Toronto.

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Who got their films off the ground via Indiegogo in 2014?

Ann Marie Fleming, Attiya Khan and Jeremy Lalonde surpassed their fund-raising goals to get their film projects out of the starting blocks. (Khan doc A Better Man pictured)

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Sarah Polley, Feist back doc on violence against women

Attiya Khan has launched a crowdfunding campaign for A Better Man, which is inspired by her own experiences.


Sandra Oh boards Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses

The Grey’s Anatomy star tells Playback Daily about launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund the Canadian animated feature.

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Zoie Palmer, Lauren Holly join latest LaLonde feature

Christine Horne has also been cast in Jeremy LaLonde’s How to plan an Orgy in a Small Town, his follow-up to Sex After Kids. (Palmer pictured)

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DOC, Indiegogo strike fee partnership

The arrangement comes on the heels of a new report highlighting the growing importance of crowdfunding to Canadian doc-makers.

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Avi Federgreen’s 10K film challenge pacts with Indiegogo

The eight teams will get an inside track from the crowdfunding site on how to raise the $10,000 needed to make a feature by the end of 2014.

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Big News From Grand Rock signs on big name Canucks

With actors including Gordon Pinsent, Aaron Ashmore and Ennis Esmer on board, the Markham Street Films production will begin shooting in Midland, Ontario after successfully raising part of its production funding through Indiegogo.


Crowdfunding platforms expand Canadian ties

Kickstarter announces plans for a Canadian platform, while Indiegogo promises further Canadian currency support.


Online comedy gatekeepers on crafting winning premium web video

Top TV and internet execs gathered to talk about cat videos that go viral, crowd-funding to kickstart projects and how long the funny should be to suit digital audiences.