“We are delighted to offer support to these outstanding projects. It was an exceptional field of submissions – Canadian audiences have a lot to look forward to!” said Marguerite Pigott, Head of Creative Development for Super Channel.
The diverse list of projects includes 15 feature films, 5 documentaries and 2 series. Among the feature films are Origin of the World, produced by the Oscar nominated team behind War Witch (Rebelle), Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin with writer/director Kim Nguyen. Origin of the World is a film about the real struggles of three women in an interconnected global village. Also among the features is Beale Street, produced by Allison Black with writer/director Nathan Morlando (Edwin Boyd). Beale Street tells the story of a neophyte FBI agent sent to investigate a perceived communist infiltration of the burgeoning civil rights movement in 1958.
Amongst the documentaries is Phoolan Devi: Life and Legacy of the Bandit Queen produced by Jack Silberman with writer/director Hossein Fazeli. This documentary tells the extraordinary story of an illiterate village girl who became a bandit and the subject of the largest manhunt in Indian history, only to transform into one of the first low-caste women elected to the Indian parliament.
The next deadline for the Super Channel Development Fund is February 28, 2014. For information on criteria, eligibility and the submission process, please visit: