For printable version click: IPF Web Drama Series 2014 Short-list results

March 31, 2014

Independent Production Fund  (IPF) Web Drama Series 2014 Short-list results

The Independent Production Fund evaluators in Toronto and Montreal reviewed the 188 applications for web series funding which were submitted this year from across Canada.  Nearly 40 industry professionals, consultants and advanced media students selected a short-list of twenty-three (23) projects, including 14 proposed English-language and 9 French-language web series.  In addition, approximately a dozen web series previously funded by the IPF will be eligible to apply for second season financing.  The selected projects are now invited to submit complete Production Applications by May 5, 2014.  The Board of Directors of the IPF will make final funding decisions in June.

List of short-listed projects:

À temps pour Noël
Comedy
QC

Productions Pixcom
Nadine Dufour, Marie-Ѐve Belleau Bérubé

Avec pas de parents
Teen
QC

Banana productions
Vincent Lafortune, Benoit Lach

Bait
Crime/Thriller/Horror
ON

Are They Human/Jared Pelletier Productions
Jared Pelletier, Michael Chwastiak, Gabriel Napora

Disorderly
Comedy
ON

DHX Media Ltd.
Mazin Elsadig, Jonathan Malen, Al Mukadam

Doppel Gander
Comedy
BC

CocoMilk Productions
Matt Clarke, David Milchard

Entendu dans les bars
Comedy
QC

Be Happy productions
Louis-David Jutras, Jean-Sébastien Di Fruscia

Haphead
Sci-Fi
ON

No Media Kings
Jim Munroe, Sean Lerner, Anthony Cortese

Haute mer
Thriller
QC

Télévision Parallèle (Productions J)
Benoît Clermont, Marianik Giffard, Julie Snyder

Guerriers
Fantasy
QC

Productions Haka
Catherine Moreau, Mathieu McCollough Bouchard

Inconvenience
Comedy
ON

Chili Films
Joe Pingue, Samir Rehem, Andrew Ferguson, Matt King

Inhuman Condition
Urban Fantasy
ON

Smokebomb Entertainment
Jay Bennett, Bob Lackie

Les Presqu’histoires
Romantic Comedy
QC

Pouding Film
France-Aimy Tremblay

L’étrange province
Fantasy Comedy
QC

Version 10, Solofilms
Carolinie Gaudette, Louis-Philippe Rochon, Véronique Parenteau

March Family Letters
Comedy
ON

Cherrydale Productions
Wil Noack, Lauren Evans, Sarah Shelson

Mr. Fantasy / The Portal
Fantasy Comedy
ON

First Love Films Inc.
Andrew Smith, Laura Perlmutter, Jonathan Williams

Paranormal Solutions Inc.
Sci-Fi Comedy
BC

Sociable Films , Rare Little Bird & BiG RiG Productions
Nicholas Carella, Michelle Ouellet, Christina Sicoli, Kevin Rigney

The Plateaus
Comedy
ON

Screen Asylum Inc.
Matt Raudsepp, Annie Murphy, Chris Agoston

Sing and Sail Away
Pre-School
ON

Hunky Dorey Entertainment Inc.
Robert Mills, Fred Stinson

Sports Bar Heroes
Comedy
ON

83 Pictures
Matt Kloske, Pat Smith

Sudden Master
Action Comedy
ON

TUD Productions
Samantha Wan, Davin Lengyel, Richard Young

TEZO
Pre-Teen
QC

Zone 3
Jacques Payette

Thomas est nerveux
Comedy
QC

Jimmy Lee
Carolyne Goyette

Werewoman
Supernatural Dramedy
NS

Kingsberg Studios
Kimberly-Sue Murray, Kevin Kincaid, Surita Parmar

The Independent Production Fund thanks all of the evaluators for undertaking this selection challenge and sharing their insights and viewing experiences.

PROFESSIONALS

Alex Kolodkin (Founder/CEO, Set Scouter)

André Gulluni (Concepteur-scénariste)

Annelise Larson (Search and Social Media Strategist)

Astrid Rosemarin (Business & Community Development)

Barbara Bailie (Director, Digital – Family Channel)

Carly Beath (Communications Manager)

Emily Yaegar (Production Coordinator)

Erika Kumar (Business Analyst – BC Film + Media)

Erin Dean (Program Officer – Creative Saskatchewan)

Gina Desjardins (chroniqueuse et consultante nouveaux medias)

Ipsa Desai (Access Principal – Google)

Jacques Augustin (Consultant en développement des affaires)

Jean-François Grenier (concepteur multiplateforme)

Jessica Adams (Production Manager)

Julia Bennett (Media and Communications Specialist)

Kelly Lynne Ashton (Consultant, Screen-based media)

Patricia Lee (Digital strategist)

Ramona Pringle (Multiplatform Media Producer)

Steve Szigeti (Digital media consultant, Professor)

 

DIGITAL MEDIA STUDENTS

Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS) 

Eric Ballandras

Guillaume Boyer-Robert

Laurent Simon Lapierre

 

Ryerson University and Humber College

Allison Vorstenbosch

Brittany Starkman

Claire Francis

Eli Weinstein

Elizabeth Mayer

Janine Wyslobicky

Jon Wayne Brown

Julia Kozlowski

Katie Bell

Mark Moliterni

Michael Joyce

Samantha Driscoll

Scott Scaravelli

 

 

The IPF invests approximately $1.5M in the production of web series each year.  These series represent all demographics and genres, including action, animation, thriller, comedy and science fiction.  They use social media to share and promote to their audiences and also offer a variety of interactive activities for viewers.  The web series previously funded can be accessed at www.ipf.ca/webseries.

The IPF has invested over $57 M in the production of television and web drama series in the past 23 years.  It is incorporated as a charitable foundation with an endowment valued at $34 M.  It uses the interest generated by endowment and return on its project investments for its annual operations and project funding.  The Board of Directors is composed of representatives from the industry and undertakes all funding decisions.

 

For further information:

Andra Sheffer

416 977 8966

asheffer@ipf.ca

www.ipf.ca

Claire Dion

514 845 4334

cdion@ipf.ca

 

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