Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund Announces Support for 30 New Canadian Film Projects

— March 3, 2016

– Highlights include Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce, based on novels by Joseph Boyden; Goalie, the story of legendary hockey player Terry Sawchuk; and Canada, based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford –

TORONTO (March 3, 2016) – Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund announced today its support for 30 new Canadian film projects in all stages of development from story optioning and polish and packaging, to first and second drafts. Among the supported projects are: Don McKellar’s The Last Letter From Your Lover; What Waits For Them in the Darkness from Stephen Dunn, director of Closet Monster, winner of Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival; Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce, based on the award-winning novels by acclaimed Canadian author Joseph Boyden; Adriana Maggs’ Goalie, about NHL Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk; and Canada, based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford. “Some of the brightest and best filmmakers continue to come out of Canada, and we’re proud to play a role in bringing their vision to life,” said John Galway, President, English-Language Program, The Harold Greenberg Fund. “With names like Don McKellar, Stephen Dunn, Léa Pool, and Mina Shum attached, this latest round of projects is sure to leave its mark.” Supported projects include: Story Option – First Option All My Puny Sorrows Mulmur Feed Co. Screenwriter: Michael McGowan Three Day Road Northwood Media Inc. Screenwriter: Jason Buxton Story Option – Option Renewal 419 Sarrazin Productions Inc. Screenwriter: Suzette Couture Polish and Packaging Out Late Palomar Screenwriters: Thomas Michael, Paolo Mancini Director: Léa Pool The Last Letter From Your Lover The Film Farm Inc. Screenwriter: Esta Spalding Director: Don McKellar Ripple’s Effect Neophyte Productions Inc. Screenwriters: Jeremy LaLonde, Ryan DeGama Director: Jeremy LaLonde Road Through Kandahar Go Films Inc. Screenwriter: Ariel Nasr Director: Ariel Nasr Indian Horse Screen Siren Pictures Screenwriter: Dennis Foon Director: Stephen Campanelli Halloween Party Northeast Films Inc. Screenwriter: Jay Dahl Director: Jay Dahl Meditation Park Thoughts From the Asylum LTD. Screenwriter: Mina Shum Director: Mina Shum Paper Year First Generation Films Screenwriter: Rebecca Addelman Director: Rebecca Addelman Swan Dive Awesomology Screenwriter: Sara St. Onge Director: Sara St. Onge Venus Compass Productions Inc Screenwriter: Eisha Marjara Director: Eisha Marjara Trench 11 Carousel Pictures Inc. Screenwriter: Leo Scherman Director: Leo Scherman Midnight at the Paradise Industry Pictures Inc. Screenwriter: Bill Robertson Director: Bill Robertson Goalie Foundry Films Inc. Screenwriters: Jane Maggs, Adriana Maggs Director: Adriana Maggs Sorry For Your Loss Middle Child Films Inc. Screenwriter: Collin Friesen Director: Collin Friesen First to Second Draft The Hockey Skates Amberwood Productions Services Inc. Screenwriter: Kris Pearn Through Black Spruce Buffalo Gal Pictures Development Inc. Screenwriter: Barbara Samuels Night Raiders Uno Bravo Inc. Screenwriter: Danis Goulet Pandora A71 Productions Inc. Screenwriters: Randall Thorne, Wendy “Motion” Brathwaite Aquarica Item 7 Inc. Screenwriter: Martin Villeneuve Old Punker Darius Films Inc. Screenwriter: Terrance Odette The Stuntman Cardinal Film Inc. Screenwriter: Michael Dowse The Defection Lumina Pictures Inc. Screenwriter: David Weaver Canada Seventh Son Productions Inc. Screenwriter: Jason Sherman The Season is Turquoise Couzin Films Inc. Screenwriter: Sabah Haider How to Disappear Completely Nick Citton Screenwriter: Nick Citton What Waits For Them In The Darkness Rhombus Media Inc. Screenwriter: Stephen Dunn The Long Distance Thing Banner House Productions Inc. Screenwriter: Pat Kiely

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About The Harold Greenberg Fund:
The English-Language Program of the Harold Greenberg Fund, with contributions from The Movie Network, 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 English and French-Language Programs of the Fund have 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.


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