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CMF invests $3.2 million in 11 doc projects

EyeSteelFilm, Rhombus Media and Real to Reel Productions are among the funding recipients in the Canada Media Fund's convergent stream point of view documentary program.
August 26, 2013

The Canada Media Fund has invested a total of CAD$3.4 million (US$3.23 million) into 11 projects in its English-language convergent stream POV program, which is dedicated to the production of point-of-view documentaries.

Toronto-based Rhombus Media received $300,000 for Music of the Underground Railroad, and $75,000 for the project’s digital media (DM) component, an interactive media website; Ballinran Productions also received $300,000 for It’s Always Sunny in Mumbai, and $75,000 for its downloadable e-book.

Montreal-based EyeSteelFilm received $300,000 in support for The Last of the Blues-Devils, and $75,000 for interactive website The Midnight Special, while Quebec’s Les Productions Catbird received $233,596 for One-Legged Harry, and $44,495 for One-Legged Harry Online.

And Antica Productions received $235,063 for Clap for the Wolfman, and $75,000 for the project’s website Clap for the Wolfman: Into the Mix; while Real to Reel Productions received backing of $273,448 for Eccentrics and $37,500 for its website.

For Headwaters, B.C.’s Canada Wild Productions received $290,100 and $37,500 for theĀ Your Weight in Gold website; while One Thousand and One Productions received $229,768 for Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John, and $37,500 for The Legendary Phra Alphai Mani, a downloadable e-book.

Michael Shannon earlier this year won Super Channel’s $3,000 feature documentary award, used to attend the Hot Docs Forum and further develop the project.

Alberta’s Clearwater Documentary Inc. received $267,759 for The Plutocrats documentary, while Quebec’s Dark Lullabies received $134,000 for its Reaching for Zion doc. Smiley Guy Studios received $75,000 to produce the Reaching for Zion DM component.

Finally, Why Horror? 2013 received $226,770 for Why Horror?, and $37,500 for its companion interactive media site.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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