Films starring Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Béatrice Dalle and Amy
MONTREAL, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is supporting the
production of eight English-language feature films from all regions of
Canada through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF). A total of
$11.2 million in funding is granted to the selected projects for the
second fiscal quarter of 2012-2013.
"For this quarter, co-production continues to play a major role as a
production tool, allowing the industry, notably, to work with renowned
director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) and to move forward with an Aboriginal story shot in Vancouver by
Swiss director Nino Jacusso," said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director
of Telefilm Canada.
Telefilm announces its funding decisions for English-language feature
film projects on a quarterly basis, given that there are no application
Director and Writer: William D. MacGillivray
Production: Picture Plant
Canadian Distribution: IndieCan Entertainment
International Distribution: The Yellow Affair
At 23, Ditch is a virgin. And, digitally speaking, you could say he's a
bit of a luddite. His hard-working mother, Barbara, thinks he could do
better, much better. The mysterious and beautiful Debs arrives in the
neighborhood. You can tell that the young Debs is a very troubled soul.
Barbara watches with deep concerns as Debs gradually takes over her
son's life and the young couple begins a long hard drive on the road
towards discovery, understanding and love.
Director and Writer: Bruce LaBruce
Production: 1976 Productions and New Real Films
Distribution: Filmoption International
Starring Béatrice Dalle (Betty Blue). An eighteen year old boy gets a summer job in a nursing home and
develops a deep emotional attachment to an old man. Discovering that
the old man, along with the other patients, is being over-medicated to
make him easier to manage, the boy weans the old man of his medication
and helps him escape, resulting in a road trip across the country.
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet (France-Canada coproduction)
Director and Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Production: BBR Productions 2006
Distribution : Entertainment One Films Canada
Starring Helena Bonham Carter (Les Misérables) et Judy Davis (To Rome with Love), the film tells the story of a 12 year-old genius T.S. Spivet, whose
perpetual movement invention is selected to receive a prestigious award
from the Smithsonian. Unknown to his parents, he decides to hop a
train from Montana and to travel all the way to Washington. Presenting
himself as an orphan to the Museum's director, he becomes the sensation
of the moment due to his genius and his young age.
Ontario and Nunavut Region
Director: Theodore Bezaire
Writers: Theodore Bezaire and Mike Stasko
Production: The Dot Film Company
Distribution: UNION Pictures
Ron Spencer, a mild-mannered high-school teacher and devoted bird
watcher is thrown into a tailspin of despair after his long sought
after position as "Head of Ornithology" at the National Park is given
to the young and flashy Floyd Hawkins. Ron runs into Ben, a pot-smoking
janitor and former student. The mismatched pair hit it off and with
Ben's urging, they set off on a campaign to take down Floyd and restore
Ron's bird watching legacy.
The Right Kind of Wrong
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Writer: Megan Martin
Production : Serendipity Point Films and Nomadic Pictures
Distribution: Entertainment One Films Canada Inc.
Leo Palamino is a writer, dishwasher, and a romantic dreamer. His
refusal to listen to criticism drove his ex-wife Julie to blog about
Leo's flaws as their relationship broke down. The blog has made Leo
famous (for his flaws). One afternoon, as he dejectedly watches on yet
another talk show appearance, he encounters Collette, on the way to a
wedding, her wedding. Leo is convinced that Collette is his soul mate
and he embarks on a relentless quest to win her heart. Along the way,
he crashes a hang-glider, gets beat up by kids, loses his home, his job
and his cat. When Collette's husband Danny threatens the fate of one
of his best friends, Leo shows what he's really made of. Though their
ultimate coming together is nothing close to the romantic ideal that
Leo dreamed of... It is far, far more interesting.
Lawrence & Holloman
Director: Matthew Kowalchuk
Writers: Daniel Arnold and Matthew Kowalchuk
Production: Ameland Films, Lawrence & Holloman Productions, Quadrant
Motion Pictures and Finalé Editworks
The nebbish, cynical and suicidal Holloman gets taken under the wing of
Lawrence, a happy-go lucky, ever-optimistic suit salesman. But while
Holloman's fortunes slowly improve, Lawrence's life takes major turns
for the worse: his fiancé dumps him, his car is demolished, his dog
goes missing, he loses his job, and his apartment burns to the ground.
And that's just the beginning ... Is happiness determined by our
outlook on life? Or can our destiny be changed ... by another.
Director: Carl Bessai
Writer: Brent Butt
Production: Pacific All Risk Production Company and Sparrow Media
Distribution: Alliance Films
Starring Brent Butt (Corner Gas) and Amy Smart (Shameless). When a case of mistaken identity snowballs out of control, a bumbling
salesman struggles to guide a beautiful, mysterious woman through a
deadly web of corruption, fraud, and murder, before she can realize the
truth; he's not actually a private detective.
Shana - The Wolf's Music (Switzerland-Canada coproduction)
Director and Writer: Nino Jacusso
Production: Red Cedar Films, Really Real Films and Reck Filmproduktion
Distributor: Cinema Esperanca International
Shana is a 13-year old Canadian Aboriginal girl who has extraordinary
gifts as a violinist. Her life takes a decisive turn when her new
teacher discovers her musical talent but her father sells the violin
from her deceased mother for the money. Shana steals it back and flees
into the wilderness. There she connects spiritually and emotionally
with a she-wolf who protects her and reconnects her with her
ancestors. Completely absorbed by nature, she discovers a special form
of musical expression that makes it possible for her to get into the
Music Academy in Vancouver.
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