OMDC Newsletter
September 2015

Attention TIFF® Delegates:

For everything you need to know about OMDC programs, services, and filming on location in Ontario, please visit the OMDC Stand during TIFF. The OMDC Stand is open from Thursday Sept. 10 to Friday Sept. 18th inclusive 9 am – 5 pm. OMDC representatives will be in attendance on the following dates: Thursday Sept 10th, Friday Sept. 11th and Monday Sept. 14th to Friday Sept.18th. We’re located in the TIFF Industry Centre at the King Street West Hyatt Regency Hotel (next door to TIFF Bell Lightbox) on the east side of the second floor.

OMDC’s IFF Helps Secure Financing for Feature Film Producers and Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

OMDC’s 10th Anniversary Edition of the International Financing Forum (IFF) is a two-day co-financing event for feature film producers and executives from Canada and around the world that takes place in association with and during TIFF® on September 13-14, 2015.

At OMDC's IFF 2015, 39 feature film producer teams and projects have been selected to participate in this highly competitive, curated program, featuring 22 Canadian producers and 17 international producers from countries such as Australia, England, Germany, India, Israel, Spain, Uganda, and The United States.

In addition to the producers, over 40 high-level international industry executives including international sales agents, financiers, distributors, agents, and executive producers are registered to attend and take one-on-one meetings with producers. New companies represented this year include: Amazon Studio, Fox Searchlight, and Vimeo. Returning companies include: Cinetic Media, EOne, Film4, FilmNation, IFC Films/IFC Selects/IFC Midnight, Ingenious, K5 Media Group, ICM, Magnolia, Match Factory, Maven Pictures, Memento, Mongrel Media International, Participant Films, RADiUS/The Weinstein Company, Wild Bunch, and William Morris Endeavor, among other top film companies.

To date, over 60 of OMDC's IFF projects have been financed including: Book of Negroes, Citizen Gangster, Midnight's Children, The Husband, The Whistleblower, Coriolanus, Animal Kingdom, My Foolish Heart, The Colony, Born To Be Blue, Wadjda, Hector and the Search for Happiness, and the Oscar-nominated, Incendies.

Funding for OMDC’s IFF 2015 is supported by founding partners: Telefilm Canada and U.K. Trade and Investment (UKTI), and joining us this year, our new sponsor, Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA).

We are pleased to announce this year’s Ontario, out-of-province, and international selected producers and projects:

10th Annual OMDC International Financing Forum (IFF) 2015 Selected Participants

Canadian Participants - Main Program

Producers

Province

Project

Director/Writer

CASSAVETTI, Patrick
BENNETT, Jay

ON

DARKEN HOUSE

D: Director X

CHAGNON, Catherine

QC

THE LAST SEVEN WORDS

D: Don McKellar, Jennifer Baichwal, Bruce McDonald, Juan Andres Arango, Kaveh Nabatian, Sophie Deraspe, Davide Di Sarò, and Caroline Monnet

COZZOLINO, Antonello
AUDET, Paul-Emmanuel

QC

LETTERS FROM PETRA

W: Aaron Barnett

DEVONSHIRE, Paula
MACKAY, Lindsay

ON

CLEAR BLUE

W/D: Lindsay Mackay

DORTER, Borga,
BARKER, Jordan

ON

NEXTWORLD

D: Jordan Barker

FOUNTIDAKIS, Plato

ON

THE HANGMAN

D: Chris Trebilcock

JONAS, Jennifer
FEWSTER, Shannon

ON

LEAGUE OF MONSTER SLAYERS

W: Leonard Farlinger,
Aaron Woodley

KIFF, Kaleena
FLETCHER, Galen

BC

THE HOLLOW SEASON

W/D: Kody Zimmerman

LÉTOURNEAU, Yanick
SCHERZER, Paul

QC/ON

PASSOVER

W/D: Daniel Schachter

MILLER, David

ON

BASEBALLISIMO

D: Jacob Tierney
W: Jay Baruchel

SMITH, Mark,
HARVEY, Grant

ON

LINE IN THE SAND

D: Grant Harvey
W: Jason Filliatraut, Stephen Massicote and Ian Barr

STEPHENSON, Marc
SILVERMAN, Ben

BC

THE DUELIST

D: Jeff Renfroe W: Shawn Linden

TRAYNOR, Stephen

ON

THE ENGLISH CHILD

D: Laurie Lynd
W: Carol Hay

WOSK, Tony

ON

SECOND STAGE

W/D: Mark Leiren-Young

ZIPURSKY, Arnie

ON

57 HOURS

D: Clark Johnson W: Anita Doron

 

Canadian Participants - Also In Attendance

Producers

Province

Project

Director/Writer

CHIU, Sidney

ON

CALIFORNIA

W/D: Terry Miles

CUTFORTH, Mark

ON

CHOO CHEW

W: Lee Hoverd

LEE, Tricia

ON

CLEAN UP IN AISLE 666

D: Tricia Lee
W: Corey Brown

LOUGHMAN, Jane
HEWLETT, David

ON

SOUL MUTT

D: David Hewlett
W: David Hewlett, Jane Loughman

MACMILLAN, Mike

ON

I WILL NOT GO QUIETLY

W: Darragh McDonald

International Participants - Main Program

Producers

Country

Project

Director/Writer

ALDERSON, Christine
THOMPSON, Matthew

UK

PROCESSION

W/D: Matthew Thompson

BONDY, Sol
WENSKE, Jamila

GE

BERLIN BALAGAN

W: Rolf Basedow

GREEN, Rebecca
SMITH, Laura

US

THIS TIME IT WILL

W/D: Brett Haley W: Marc Basch

GREENSPAN, Gal

ISR

HERE COMES THE SUN

W: Guy Meirson

HORNER, Ashley

UK

HIDDEN FOLK

D: Ashley Horner
W: Stuart Wright

MAGOOLA, Nathan

UG

SUNFLOWERS BEHIND A DIRTY FENCE

D: Simon Mukali
W: Angella Emurwon

MONGA, Guneet
REKHi, Ben

IN

THE ASHRAM

D: Ben Rekhi W: Binky

NEWMARK, Jason

UK

DARKNESS VISIBLE

W/D: Neil Biswas

MUKURJEE-BROWN, Lucy
PHILIPS, Amanda

US

DRAMA

D: Helen Hunt W: Justin W. Lo

KHANNA, Jai
DATTANI, Dina

US

LAST MAN IN TOWER

W: Sooni Taraporevala

SHEPPARD, Christopher

UK

MOLLY

W/D: Sally Potter

SUMMERTON, Rebecca

AU

MODERN ROMANCE

D: Sophie Hyde
W: Matthew Cormack

TESSARIN, Enrico
PINCELLI, Mirko

UK

THE TEARS LIST

D: Mirko Pincelli
W: Enrico Tessarin

MERY, Sebastian
ARMSTRONG, Muniré

SP/CAN

THE ANALYST

D: Jesús Monllaó-Plana
W: Sergio Barrejón

International Participants - Also In Attendance

Producers

Country

Project

Director/Writer

LAMDA, Raman
URVASHI, Shona

IN

RAINBOW

W/D: Shona Urvashi

MOGAJANE, Isaac

SA

THE FLATS

W: Marc Bloom

SIVAS, Laura

AUS

THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH

W: Sean Ellis