Renowned Canadian Filmmakers Sarah Polley (Alias Grace), Deepa Mehta (Secret Daughter), Jeremiah Chechik (Valleys of the Sea), Patricia Rozema (Via Dolorosa), Troy Nixey (Super Pulp!) and Cannes-bound Jefferson Moneo (Big Muddy) among recipients of development funding
TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund's English-Language Program (Fund) is pleased to announce its latest round of funding for 27 new and ongoing projects through its Script Development Program.
"Our latest round of script development support represents a cross-section of genres and filmmaking teams, both emerging and established, ranging from the 'prairie-gothic' style of Jefferson Moneo to Sarah Polley's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern Canadian classic Alias Grace," said John Galway, the Fund's English-Language Program President.
"We are proud to support this new crop of incredible projects."
Among the other selections from exciting emerging filmmakers, Closet Monster by Stephen Dunn, recent winner of Tribeca's Student Visionary Prize will be produced by Niv Fichman (Rhombus Media); Hubert Davis' Burden produced by David Miller (A71 Productions), and Jeffrey St. Jules' Bang Bang Baby produced by Daniel Bekerman (Scythia Films).