By Nigel M Smith | iW NOW June 21, 2010 at 6:48AM
It was announced today that six producers have been selected to participate in the fourth annual CFC Go West Project Lab, presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada.
The Lab's intent is to advance a producer's feature project by putting them in touch with sales and distribution executives.
"Telefilm is thrilled to be one of the key industry partners of the CFC Go West Lab,” said John Dippong, Feature Film Executive, Western Region, Telefilm Canada. “It takes years to build strong industry relationships, and Go West producers have the opportunity to not only pitch and receive feedback on their projects, but to build lasting collegial relationships with industry experts over the five-day lab. This unique and valuable business/networking opportunity is simply unparalleled elsewhere."
The six selected producers are:
1) Anand Ramayya, principal of Saskatchewan-based KarmaFilm with the dramatic fish out of water, love story “Tokyo DJ”. Writer/Director Kevin Fitzgerald.
2) Marc Stephenson, principal of Vancouver-based Sheep Noir Films Inc. with the horror/romantic comedy “Zombie Love”. Written by Jonathan Williams.
3) Carolyn Allain, founding partner of Vancouver-based Cheap and Dirty Productions Inc. with the comedy “The Sex Lives of Pirates”. Writer/Director David Ray, Writer Armen Evensel.
4) Katie Weekley formed Vancouver-based Goonworks Films with her supernatural horror feature “Heaven's Door”. Writer/Director Geoff Redknap.
5) Matthew Cervi, owner of Vancouver’s Mad Samurai Productions Inc., with the war/coming of age drama “The Living Skies”. Written by Michael Giampa.
6) Sian McArthur, principal of Digital Story House, with the horror/comedy “Memetic”. Written by Tim McGregor.