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The Masturbators

// May 3rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

The Masturbators is a dramatic comedy in development with Creative Engine Pictures.

MONTY, ARCHIE, SHALINI and PIPER are chronic masturbators. Their masturbation leads them to ruin, to epiphanies, and to one another, but ultimately, they must learn to really love themselves.

Development Partners: Telefilm Canada, Manitoba Film and Music, The Canadian Family Action Coalition

Shed Devil

// May 2nd, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

Shed Devil is a supernatural comedy, in development with Inferno Pictures.

A rural man who has vowed never to ignore the pleas of people in need, goes to his shed one day and stumbles across Satan, who asks him for shelter.

Diabolical hijinx, shenanigans and buffoonery ensue.

Development Partners: The Movie Network, Manitoba Film and Music, Telefilm Canada


// May 1st, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

A psychological thriller with a minor in horror.

Marcelo Ravese is an agent for an anti-organized-crime branch of CSIS, following members of a Russian crime syndicate who are trafficking children’s dismembered body parts. They have abducted a provincial government bureaucrat, who Marcelo has to locate before it’s too late. But the crime syndicate is more pervasive than originally thought, and Marcelo gradually discovers that they have managed to infiltrate the police, and even the highest levels of CSIS itself. More terrifying still, Marcelo uncovers that the provincial government bureaucrat he’s looking for isn’t who he thought he was, and neither is Marcelo.

This film asks ‘ultimately, how responsible are we for the horrible things we do?’

Development Partners: Telefilm Canada

Photograph at Full Moon Point

// May 1st, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN appears in a small hippie-hangout beach town in Brazil. She is there looking for her Canadian husband, who has disappeared a few weeks before. As she gets closer to discovering his whereabouts, it becomes apparent to everyone that she intends to kill him.

Development Partners: Telefilm Canada, Movie Central, Manitoba Film and Music, The Canada Council for the Arts, Winnipeg Arts Council


// April 29th, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

SUSAN lives alone, works in an insurance company and is unsatisfied with her mundane life. One day she gets a letter from an anonymous OBSERVER who knows her daily habits, and her potential, intimately. He has a plan for her, if she’s interested. If she is, the letter contains a green card that she should place in her window. If she’s not, she should throw the letter away, and she will never hear from the Observer again.

After a few days of internal debate, she puts the card in the window and begins a long relationship with the mysterious Observer, who puts her on a program that starts by changing her life, but ultimately threatens everything that has meaning for her.

Ideas of faith, of psychosexual relationships, ethical issues and empowerment issues will be explored in this intimate, tense film.

Home School

// April 29th, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

Benjamin has been home-schooled by his hackey-sack playing, samosa-eating, folk-festival Mother his whole life.

Now, at age 15, he has been admitted into McGill medical school. His life is set, but all he really wants is to be a regular kid. When he gets an opportunity to enroll in the local high school, the only thing he has to make sure of, is that his mom doesn’t find out…

The Darian Gap

// April 29th, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

An innovative, improvisation-based single-shot feature that explores the changing boundary between activism and terrorism in post 9/11 North America.

The Kanmon Strait

// April 29th, 2010 // No Comments » // Development

The Kanmon Strait is the story of Curt, a Canadian who, as hundreds of thousands of North Americans have, goes to Japan to teach English. But also to lose himself in an exotic place, to escape his destiny as an administrative assistant in Winnipeg, to transform himself into somebody new.

At a shrine, when he accidentally interferes in a Shinto ceremony, he meets Eriko, a hip local artist also looking for a way to redefine herself, to escape the narrow destiny that her family has planned for her.

By interfering in the ceremony, they have unwittingly awakened a whole host of ancient Japanese ghosts and apparitions who set about haunting them. Scared as hell, and running for their lives, they fall in love with one another, and try to figure out why they are being pursued, try to stop it.

But the ghostworld has other plans for them, and leads them step by step to replay an ancient battle in the Kanmon Strait, where one of them must die at the hands of the other.

Development Partners: The Movie Network, Movie Central, Manitoba Film and Music