Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund Announces Support for 25 New Canadian Film Projects
— July 17, 2015
– Latest round of funding announced for the Script Development Program –
– Highlights include Xavier Dolan’s English-language film The Life and Death of John F. Donovan, Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool Changes, Rebecca Addelman’s Paper Year, Graeme Manson’s The Keeper, and Merry F__cking Christmas from Mark McKinney and Kelly Makin –
TORONTO(July 17, 2015) – Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund announced today its support for 25 Canadian film projects through its Script Development Program. The slate includes films in all stages of script development, from story optioning and first and second drafts, to polish and packaging, and final drafts.
Among the supported films are: Canadian Screen Award, Cannes Jury Award, and Jutra Award-winner Xavier Dolan’s first English-language project, The Life and Death of John F. Donovan; The Illegal from acclaimed Canadian author Lawrence Hill; Pontypool Changes Everything, Bruce McDonald’s anticipated follow-up to the 2008 Canadian classic Pontypool; NEW GIRL writer Rebecca Addelman’s Paper Year; ORPHAN BLACK co-creator Graeme Manson’s The Keeper; and Merry F__cking Christmas, from THE KIDS IN THE HALL alumni Mark McKinney and Kelly Makin.
Supported projects – Script Development Program
Story Optioning – First Option
The Devil You Know
New Metric Media Inc.
Author: Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Screenwriter: Karen Walton
Conquering Lion Pictures
Author: Lawrence Hill
Screenwriter: Clement Virgo, Lawrence Hill
Story Optioning – Option Renewal
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
4 Eyes Productions Inc.
Author: Susin Nielson
Director: James Dunnison
Shadow Shows Inc.
Author/Screenwriter: Tony Burgess
Director: Bruce McDonald
*Also Polish and Packaging
Polish and Packaging
Screenwriters: Jay Baruchel, Jesse Chabot
Director: Jacob Tierney
Les Films Outsiders inc.
Screenwriter: Mylène Chollet
Director: Kid Koala
The Life and Death of John F. Donovan
Lyla Films Inc. and Sons of Manual Productions
Screenwriters: Xavier Dolan, Jacob Tierney
Director: Xavier Dolan
Raven Banner Entertainment
Screenwriter: Jovanka Vuckovic
Director: Jovanka Vuckovic
Screenwriter: Jason Filiatrault
Director: Jason James
Screen Siren Pictures
Screenwriter: Graeme Manson
Director: Zach Lipovsky
A Last Life
Sienna Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Richie Mehta
Director: Richie Mehta
Daniel Dolphin and the Horn of the Sea Dragon
Buck Productions and Silverlight Entertainment Inc.
Screenwriters: Adam Mars, Sara Furlong
Director: Adam Mars
Far to Go
House of Films Inc.
Screenwriters: Hannah Moscovitch, Rosa Laborde
Director: Larry Weinstein
First to Second Draft
Screenwriters: Jeremy LaLonde, Ryan DeGama
Director: Jeremy LaLonde
Foundry Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Naledi Jackson
Grown Up Films
Screenwriter: Randall Cole
Director: Randall Cole
Screenwriter: Melanie Shatzky
Director: Melanie Shatzky
Northwood Media and Three Legged Dog Films
Screenwriter: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Debbie in the Forest
Scythia Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Jeffrey St. Jules
Director: Jeffrey St. Jules
Second to Final Draft
Big Soul Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Zoe Leigh Hopkins
First Generation Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Rebecca Addelman
Director: Rebecca Addelman
Perpetual Motion Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Mark Leiren-Young
Treatment to First Draft
The Magic Hockey Skates
Amberwood Productions Services Inc.
Screenwriter: Kris Pearn
Director: Kris Pearn
Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc. and Euclid 431 Pictures Inc.
Screenwriter: Geneviève Dulude-DeCelles
Director: Geneviève Dulude-DeCelles
Screenwriter: Nicolas Bolduc
Director: Nicolas Bolduc
Merry F__cking Christmas
Screenwriters: Mark McKinney, Kelly Makin
Director: Kelly Makin
The English-Language Program of the Harold Greenberg Fund, with contributions from The Movie Network and Viewers Choice Canada, provides reimbursable financial assistance for the development and production of feature films, as well as sponsoring industry workshops, training programs, festivals, special events, and awards. Since its inception in 1986, the Fund has supported nearly 4,000 projects and initiatives, for an investment of over $85 million to date in the Canadian film and television industry. It is proud to support the vision and works of Canadian storytellers.