Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund Supports Seven New Feature Films Through Equity Investment Program

— June 9, 2014

  To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1igCIwM BANFF, ALBERTA (June 9, 2014) – Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund announced today from the Banff World Media Festival, the support of seven new feature film projects through its Equity Investment Program. The latest round of funding includes international co-productions (The Girl King, Life); works from first-time filmmakers Jeffrey St. Jules (Bang Bang Baby) and Jefferson Moneo (Big Muddy); the sophomore effort from Cameron Labine (Mountain Men); and features from established directors Alain Desrochers (ESC) and Rubba Nada (October Gale). “We are proud to support such a diverse range of independent Canadian films through the Equity Investment Program,” said John Galway, President, English-Language Program, The Harold Greenberg Fund. “Crossing genres from musical comedy to science fiction and historical drama, and from both emerging and established filmmakers, these new works showcase the extraordinary talent working today in Canadian feature filmmaking.”

Supported projects:

 

Bang Bang Baby

Scythia Films/Jobro Productions

Musical Comedy

Writer/Director: Jeffrey St. Jules

Starring Jane Levy, Peter Stormare, Justin Chatwin

Big Muddy Angel Entertainment Drama Writer/Director Jefferson Moneo Starring Nadia Litz, James LeGros, Rossif Sutherland, Stephen McHattie, Justin Kelly

 

ESC SUKI Films Science Fiction Director: Alain Descrochers (Nitro, DURHAM COUNTY) Writer: Robert Higden Starring Nick Krause, Juliette Gosslin, Molly Parker

The Girl King

Marianna Films/Triptych Media Historical Drama Director: Mika Kaurismäki (Road North, Brothers) Writer: Michel Marc Bouchard (Tom At the Farm) Starring Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist

Life See-Saw Films/First Generation Films Dramatic Biography Director: Anton Corbijn (Control, The American) Writer: Luke Davies (Candy) Starring Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton

Mountain Men Resonance Films/South Creek Pictures Comedy Writer/Director: Cameron Labine (Control Alt Delete) Starring Tyler Labine, Chace Crawford

October Gale Foundry Films/Killer Films Dramatic Thriller Writer/Director: Rubba Nada (Inescapable, Cairo Time) Starring Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth

About the Harold Greenberg Fund: 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. About Bell Media:   With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed radio stations in 55 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO, and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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