Including Xavier Dolan's latest production and films starring Samuel L.
Jackson as well as Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells from
the Trailer Park Boys
MONTREAL, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada announces that it
is supporting the production of five feature films, two in English and
three in French, through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF). A total
of $3.7 million in funding is being invested in the selected projects
for the second quarter of 2013-2014.
Please note that on September 19, 2013, Telefilm announced $12 million
in funding support for nine feature-film projects for the first quarter of 2013-2014, and in an industry advisory on January 6, 2014, Telefilm announced $4 million in financing for 18
lower-budget feature-film projects.
"Comedies, dramatic comedies for the entire family, dramas, period
dramas, thrillers—this is a diverse line-up of films aimed at a variety
of audiences," said Telefilm Canada's Executive Director, Carolle Brabant. "In addition to the latest offering from the internationally renowned
Xavier Dolan, there are new projects by Mathieu Denis (Code 13, co-director of Laurentie), a talented young filmmaker; by Warren Sonoda (Ham & Cheese, Unrivaled), a prolific feature, music video and commercial director; by Jean
Beaudry (Les Matins infidèles, Le Cri de la nuit), an award-winning filmmaker; and by Peter Howitt, who helmed such
films as Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny English, starring Rowan Atkinson, and Laws of Attraction, starring Julianne Moore."
Director: Warren Sonoda
Writers: Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells
Production: Swearnet Inc., The Pits Inc.
Distribution: Entertainment One Films Canada
Confirmed actors: Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Tom Green,
In the wake of losing a coveted TV network deal, the actors who play the
Trailer Park Boys find themselves out of a job and stage an all-in comeback by launching
"Swearnet", a balls-out, offensively extreme Internet channel that is
complicated by their post-fame lives, at-odds relationships and
trademark hilarious hedonism.
Release date: August 2014
Writer-director: Xavier Dolan
Production: Métafilms, Xavier Dolan
Distribution: Alliance Vivafilm
Confirmed actors: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine Olivier Pilon
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope
when a mysterious neighbour, a woman, inserts herself into the mother
and son's household, providing the mother with needed support.
Film currently in production.
Genre: period drama
Writer-director: Mathieu Denis
Production: Max Films Media Inc.
Distribution: Équinoxe Films
Confirmed actors: Anthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer, Karelle Tremblay,
Tony Nardi, Marie Brassard, Jean-François Pronovost, Dino Tavarone,
Release date: Fall 2014
Montreal, spring 1966. In a Quebec undergoing profound change,
16-year-old Jean Corbo, an idealistic teen with a Quebecoise mother and
a father of Italian origin, is torn between his two cultures. After
making friends with Julie and François, two radical-left activists, he
joins an underground group determined to spark a socialist revolution
in the province. The group is the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ).
From that moment on, Jean begins moving inexorably toward his destiny.
La Gang des hors-la-loi
Genre: family comedy-drama
Director: Jean Beaudry
Writer: André Melançon
Production: Les Productions La Fête (Gang) inc.
Distribution: Films 2.0 and K-Films Amérique
Confirmed actors: André Kasper, Guy Thauvette, Charles Gillespie,
The film tells the story of 12-year-old Nicolas, who has to use every
trick he can to reclaim the village baseball field that the mayor wants
to turn into a municipal dump. Nicolas also wants to re-establish his
relationship with his grandfather, Jérémie, who started drinking after
the death of his son, Nicolas's father. Despite the obstacles he faces,
Nicolas succeeds in rallying the local kids and young tourists and
forming a happy and motley "gang of outlaws."
Release date: Summer 2014
Majority Canadian coproduction with Germany
Director: Peter Howitt
Writer: Peter A. Dowling
Production: Reasonable Doubt Productions BC Inc.
Distribution: Entertainment One Films Canada
Confirmed actors: Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper
After a fatal hit and run, up and coming assistant D.A. Mitch Brody must
prosecute a man for the crime he committed. Mitch does his best to
throw the case, and is successful when some inconclusive evidence
arises. Following the trial, Mitch quickly realizes that he may not
have been responsible for the accident and finds himself struggling to
hunt the man he got acquitted.
Release date: Early 2014
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SOURCE: Telefilm Canada
For further information:
Douglas Chow, Manager, External Communications
514-283-0838, ext. 2225 or 1-800-567-0890