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4th June 2012

Telefilm Canada Supports The Production Of Nine Feature Films

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is announcing that it is supporting the production of nine new feature films (eight in English and one in French) through the Canada Feature Film Fund. A total of $14 million in funding will be allocated to these projects, which come from British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. This Q4 announcement pertains to projects where application deadlines are not applicable.

Western Region

The Colony
Director: Jeff Renfroe
Writer: Patrick Tarr
Production: Alcina Pictures
Distribution: Alliance Films

Winter continues and survivors of Colony Seven suspect the worst when they lose contact with the only other group of survivors. Sam, a mechanic with a tragic past, joins an expedition that discovers that the other group has been attacked by cannibals. In a race against time, Sam returns to his colony to restore hope to humanity. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers.

Ontario-Nunavut Region

An Enemy
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Javier Gullon
Production: Rhombus Media
Distribution: Alliance Films

Based on José Saramago’s novel The Double, the film tells the story of a teacher who, upon discovering his own double while watching a DVD, seeks out the man. He ends up turning both of their lives upside down as the two men decide to find out who is the original and who the double. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Home Again
Writer-director: Sudz Sutherland
Production: Hungry Eyes Film & Television
Distribution: Entertainment One Films

Three adults, raised abroad, are deported back to Jamaica, their native country. They learn that Jamaica has the highest per-capita murder rate in the world. The three embark on a journey filled with great obstacles, but along the way they find the most human of emotions: hope.

Writer-director: Rubba Nada
Production: Foundry Film
Distribution: Alliance Films

In Toronto, Adib receives devastating news: his daughter has disappeared in Damascus. He is forced to return to his homeland, which he hasn’t seen in 30 years, and confront his past. A thriller about a father’s desperate search for his child and about the chaos in a Middle East he had long left behind.

Old Stock
Director: James Genn
Writer: Dane Clark
Production: Sabbagh Productions
Distribution: Entertainment One Films

Involved in an accident that he can’t put out of his mind, Stock moves in with his grandfather in a seniors’ home, where he lives for two years before being kicked out. Thanks to Patti, a girl with a long criminal record, he realizes what he has to do. When his life again falls apart, Stock learns to look life in the eye and re-open his heart for a chance to move on.

Stage Fright
Writer-director: Jérôme Sable
Production: Serendipity Point Films
Distribution: Entertainment One Films

Scream meets Glee in this horror musical. A group of Glee-type teens are terrorized by a masked slasher while attending a prestigious musical-theatre camp. When the rehearsals begin, the blood starts to spill…

Writer-director: David Hayter
Production: Copperheart Entertainment
Distribution: Entertainment One Films

Caleb is the star quarterback of his high-school football team. He’s faster and stronger than everyone else—and he also sometimes has trouble controlling his temper. What he doesn’t realize is that he comes from a bloodline of werewolves. One morning, he discovers the mutilated bodies of his adoptive parents. Assuming he is responsible for the carnage, Caleb begins his life on the run.

Quebec Region

Buddha’s Little Finger
Writer-director: Tony Pemberton
Production: Amérique Film
Distribution: Les Films Séville

In 1991, extremists try to seize power in the Soviet Union, and Pyotr Voyd wakes up in prison. His attempts to understand why he is in the custody of the secret police are further complicated by the fact that he constantly wakes up thinking he is a revolutionary poet from 1919.

Cyanure (French-language minority coproduction with Switzerland)
Writer-director: Séverine Cornamusaz
Production: Item 7
Distribution: Alliance Films

Full of hope, a young teen waits for his father to get out of jail. His dream to live life like a real family will be seriously jeopardized by a mother who is tired of waiting and a father whose long years of incarceration have rendered him alienated and irresponsible.

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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    9:28 am on June 4th, 2012

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