Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds have announced the eight films to receive funding under the 2011-2012 Theatrical Documentary Program.
These include theatrical documentaries such as Vincent Goes To Hell: An Alice Cooper Doc Opera, a biopic about famed rocker Alice Cooper by Devil’s Note Films and writer/directors Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn; and Montreal director Yung Chang’s exploration of the global fruit trade, The Fruit Hunters, from EyeSteelFilm.
Also receiving coin for production or post-production: writer/director Patrick Reed’s Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children, a doc about child soldiers from White Pine Pictures; writer/director Roger Larry’s Citizen Marc, about pot advocate Marc Emery; and The World Before Her, a look at three women challenging to become Miss India, from Storyline Entertainment and director/writer Nisha Pahuja.
French-language docs receiving backing from Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds include Tricotées serrées, a doc about a Quebec women’s association from indie producer micro_scope and writer/director Annie St-Pierre; Guy Édoin’s Corno – Corps et âme, a film about artist Johanne Corno; and Musique X, a portrait of four Montreal musicians by indie producer Amazone Film and writer/director Magnus Isacsson.
In total, CDN$1.35 million was awarded to the eight projects.