Telefilm Canada finances two Nova Scotia feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund

Trailer Park Boys production team returns with The Guys Who Move Furniture, Michael Melski helms thriller Charlie Zone

MONTREAL, April 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that two Nova Scotia feature films - Mike Clattenburg's dramedy The Guys Who Move Furniture and Michael Melski's street thriller Charlie Zone - will be coming soon to a theatre near you thanks to the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF).

"Telefilm has been proud to invest in Nova Scotia's filmmaking talent for more than 20 years," said Gordon Whittaker, Regional Director Business Development and Feature Film Executive, Atlantic Region for Telefilm Canada. "With the recent launch of our four-year corporate plan, our main priority is to stimulate demand for Canadian productions, and with this in mind, I am certain that Mike Clattenburg's latest, brought to you by the maverick talent behind the Trailer Park Boys, will connect with audiences.

"We also recognize the importance of encouraging emerging producers, directors, and writers to create challenging productions with new perspectives. Michael Melski's second feature, a tough urban thriller set in Halifax, pushes boundaries and sheds a light on the city's hidden life."

The Guys Who Move Furniture
Directed by Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia's Mike Clattenburg, The Guys Who Move Furniture is a character-driven comedy about a simple man's struggle for self worth in the tough world of moving. We join well-known Vancouver-born comedic actor Will Sasso (upcoming Three Stooges release, $#*! My Dad Says, Madtv) as Clyde as he tries to get the weekend off so his kids can visit. What at first seems pretty simple - becomes the greatest challenge of Clyde's life. If he screws this job up he could very well end up homeless. Also starring Charles Q. Murphy (Chappelle's Show).

Producers: Barrie Dunn, Mike Volpe, Mike Clattenburg
Director: Mike Clattenburg
Writers: Mike Clattenburg, Mike O'Neill
Distributor: Alliance Films

Telefilm's financial participation: $3.3 million through TPB Feature Productions Limited's CFFF performance envelope.

Charlie Zone
Directed by Sydney, Nova Scotia's Michael Melski (Growing Op). A gripping, powerful tale of Avery Stone (veteran Native Canadian actor Glen Gould of Cashing In and Da Vinci's Inquest fame), a disgraced boxing champion and Maliseet warrior, who is hired to abduct a heroin-addicted stripper from her brutal handlers in the underworld and transport her back to her family in Nova Scotia. But nothing is as it seems in this literate, original thriller, with echoes of Taxi Driver and No Country For Old Men. At turns violent and poignant, two souls forge a desperate bond as they navigate a twisting cross-country odyssey, toward a ruthless heart of darkness.

Producers: Michael Melski, Brent Barclay, Tracey Boulton, Hank White
Director: Michael Melski
Writers: Joe LeClair, Michael Melski
Distributor: Pacific Northwest Pictures (domestic) and Myriad Pictures (international)

Telefilm's financial participation: $500,000 through the Selective Component of the Canada Feature Film Fund.

About Telefilm Canada
Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international audiences. Telefilm also administers the Canada Media Fund's programs. Visit www.telefilm.gc.ca.

SOURCE TELEFILM CANADA

For further information:

Douglas Chow, Manager, External Communications
1-800-567-0890 or (514) 283-0838 ext. 2225
chowd@telefilm.gc.ca
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