Welcome! Here’s the latest:
- Unclaimed aka On The Farm will be broadcast on CBC-TV on Saturday, July 23 at 9PM.
Based on the true story, as detailed in Stevie Cameron’s book, of the women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who were preyed upon by a serial killer who roamed free due in no small part to the dysfunction, misogyny and racism prevalent in the justice system. The film has just been nominated for 10 Leo Awards including best production, direction (by Rachel Talalay—a director on Sherlock) and screenplay.
- Indian Horse, based on Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel about the residential schools that ravaged Canada’s indigenous communities. It’s slated for production this fall, produced by Screen Siren Pictures and Max Films, directed by Stephen Campanelli.
- Sawah, a script I’ve written with an incredible team in Luxembourg. It’s the story of an Egyptian DK during Arab Spring who’s offered the gig of a lifetime in Berlin, gets a fake passport and heads off—only to be sidetracked in Luxembourg. Directed by Adolf El Assal, produced by Wekas Gaba. Variety article and Facebook page. Check out the
- The Evening Chorus, based on Helen Humphreys’ evocative novel—three people’s interwoven stories of love, loss and nature—during WWII. Produced by Back Alley Films and Buffalo Gal Pictures, directed by Adrienne Mitchell.
- Rockbound, Frank Parker Day’s classic about fisherman on Nova Scotia’s south coast. Oliver Schmitz, who directed Life Above All, is slated to direct.