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Six Producers Selected for Whistler Film Festival’s Feature Project Lab

Six Producers Selected for Whistler Film Festival’s Feature Project Lab

Six producers from across Canada have been selected to participate in the Whistler Film Festival’s annual
Feature Project Lab. An intense two-phase business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association
with Telefilm Canada, Phase I will take place over five days, which started on June 22 and will end on June 25. Phase I is followed by four months of ongoing feedback and project
development with advisors, and includes follow up and meetings from December 1 to 4 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit.

Focused on strengthening dramatic feature projects from script to screen, the WFF Feature Project Lab is intended to advance a producer’s dramatic feature
project, facilitate relationships and investment in feature film projects that have U.S. and international appeal. It’s all about getting content made!

“The six projects chosen to participate in this years Feature Project Lab represent an eclectic mix of talent from across Canada. We are excited to launch
our new two-phased program with such a strong group whilst connecting them to our industry experts for invaluable feedback to support their journey to
screen,” said Angie Nolan, WFF’s Industry Programming Manager.


The six producers and projects selected for WFF’s 2015 Feature Project Lab include:

  • Michael Solomon,
    Apartment 11 Productions (QC) with young adult adventure story “Bonechiller” based on the novel by Graham McNamee and written by Imran Zaidi
  • Siobhan S. McCarthy,
    red trike media inc. (BC) with heist psychological thriller/drama “Glendale” written by Wade Kinley
  • Allison White,
    Away Films (NFLD) with action packed family thriller “Hammer” written by Christian Sparkes
  • Ryan Reaney
    , Fear and Desire Productions (ON) with smart and stylish horror film “Masks” written by Peter Genoway
  • Laura Milliken,
    Big Soul Productions (ON) with romantic comedy “Running Home” written by Zoe Leigh Hopkins
  • Ralph Holt,
    Hill 100 Productions (ON) with spring break surf film “Shred”written by Walter Forsyth

Industry experts participating in Phase of WFF’s Feature Project Lab include:

-Andy Reimer,

Partner & Co-Founder at Inception Media Group (LA),

-Kevin Kasha

, Head of Acquisitions,
Starz,

-Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose

, US & International Sales and Distribution Executive (LA) and

-Nolan Pielak

, Head of Canadian Operations, SVP International Sales.

WFF’s Feature Project Lab Marketplace Analysts and Facilitators include

-Tim Brown,

Executive Vice President Feature Films, Breakthrough Entertainment (BC)

-Peter Wetherell

, President, Magus Entertainment (LA).

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of ‘Canada’s coolest film festival’ and ‘Whistler’s Best Arts & Cultural Event’. Featuring innovative and original
films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, this year’s
Whistler Film Festival

(December 2 to 6) will be filled with a solid lineup of premieres, honored guests, lively celebrations and unique industry initiatives. For  more information on one of our favorite festivals visit HERE.

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