OMDC Newsletter
September 2013

CMPA announced $10,000 feature film prize shortlist including four Ontario producers:

  • Nicholas de Pencier (Mercury Films) for Jennifer Baichwal/Edward Burtynsky’s Watermark (OMDC Film Fund-supported feature)
  • Nicholas Tabarrok (Darius Films) for Jonathan Sobol’s The Art of the Steal (OMDC Film Fund-supported feature)
  • Barry Avrich (Melbar Entertainment Group) for Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
  • Jen Jonas (New Real Films), producer of Bruce LaBruce’s film Gerontophilia

OMDC’s IFF During TIFF® Helps Feature Films Get Financed!

OMDC’s 8th Annual International Financing Forum (IFF) is a competitive two-day co-financing event for feature film producers and executives from Canada and around the world that will take place in association with and during TIFF® on September 8th and 9th.

The producers will also have the opportunity to meet with high-caliber domestic and international executives from companies such as: Bankside Films, eOne Films International, Film4, Participant Media, Protagonist Films, Voltage Pictures, and IFC Films, amongst many others.

This year’s Ontario selected producers and projects in the main program include:

Producer Project Director/Writer
Paul Barkin Torchbearer Director: Charles Officer
Writer: David Bradley Halls
David Cormican / Don Carmody The Jane Austen Marriage Manual Writer: Kim Izzo
Michael Dobbin / Andrew Rendall Wounded Director/Writer: Maxwell McGuire
Mehernez Lentin Quiver Director: Gilles Mackinnon
Writer: Anjali Raghbeer
April Mullen / Tim Doiron Ghost Rocker Director: April Mullen
Writer: Tim Doiron
Paul Scherzer Clarity Writer: Eric Lunsky
Karen Shaw The Mating Habit of Widows Writer: Gerald Olson
Frank Siracusa The Bird Artist Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Writer: Malcolm MacRury
Nicholas Tabarrok/ Leah Jaunzems Frank Writer: Patrick Tarr
Paul Zimic /Jim Mauro Honesty and Cruelty Director: Alexandre Franchi
Writer: Katherine Collins


Ontario producers in the Also in Attendance Program include:

Producer Project Director/Writer
Jeff Kopas The Patron Director/Writer: Jeff Kopas
Mark Montefiore Little Red Turnbuckle Writer: Amy Cameron
Pierre Sarrazin 419 Writer: Suzette Couture
Michael Suan / Floyd Kane Stray Director/Writer: Michael Suan
Rechna Varma Looking For Patrick Writer: John Ainslie