Yay! Just like the title says, I’ve been invited by Telefilm to pitch my feature film at the Atlantic Film Festival. It’s happening in Halifax starting Sept 16th and I am ridiculously excited.
Telefilm is the Canadian big Kahuna – all films are funded via Telefilm. This is the first year they are inviting screenwriters who attended the PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp this past June to pitch to Canadian and international broadcasters.
This is also the year Telefilm is changing direction and on the lookout for more commercially viable films. And that means comedy, said Gordon Whittaker of the Atlantic Telefilm office. As you know, I like comedy.
Shout outs to colleagues Roger Maunder who will be pitching at the Inspired Scripts event, and Kelly Davis who is the producer of the short film Cardboard Junction and the director of Down to the Wood – both screening at the festival. Congrats to first time director too, Jacqueline Hynes (Cardboard Junction.)