The Canada Media Fund is contributing CAD$5.5 million across 16 projects through its English Point-of-View (POV) program, which supports the production of English-language point-of-view documentaries.
Of the funding announced today (August 17), $4.2 million was allocated to the projects’ television components, while $1.3 million will go to digital media and VOD components.
John Walker Productions’ Assholes: A Theory received $387,000, while EyeSteelFilm’s Anote’s Ark received $382,935. Both projects are set to air on the Documentary Channel. Other Documentary Channel projects to receive funding are Relevision Productions’ Cool Daddy ($376,529 and $86,250 for digital media), and Storyline Entertainment’s Take Light ($301,898 and $76,463 for digital media) and You Are What You Act (324,625 and $80,625 for digital media), which will also air on Canal D.
Billy, which is set to air on TVO, received $205,563 as well as $196,312 for its digital media component. Other TVO projects to receive funding are Fathom Four Productions’ Four Fridges ($40,316 and $75,375 for digital media), Primitive Entertainment’s Lay of the Land ($147,904) and Storyline Entertainment’s Dolphin Man ($100,046), which will also air on the Knowledge Network.
Riddle Films’ The Jews Who Stole Christmas, which will air on CBC, received $400,000 and $131,397 for its digital media component. The Canada/Australia copro Smart Drugs, from Fathom Film Group, received $179,000 and $82,983 for its digital media component. The documentary is set to air on CBC as is Storystream Media Initiative’s Transformer which received $277,681 and $75,750 for digital media.
Productions Loaded Pictures’ The Forbidden Reel received $346,420 and $78,500 for its digital media component. Merit Motion Pictures’ Almost Almost Famous received $199,187 and $89,846 for digital media, while Rob Stewart’s Sharkwater: Extinction received $400,000 and $200,000 for digital media.
EyeSteelFilm’s Lincoln Detox received $179,800 and $77,595 for its digital media component. Super Channel is attached as the broadcaster.
(From Playback Daily)