EXCLUSIVE: Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market project Joan Carr-Wiggin’s An Unromantic Woman has presold to the UK, with GSP Studios picking up the film from Toronto-based production company Paragraph Pictures.
Including this pre-sale, Paragraph Pictures has secured 60% of the $2.5m budget for the new project. The finance raised also includes equity, tax credits and incentives from Canada.
Producer David Gordian of Paragraph Pictures is structuring the project as a Canada-India coproduction. He is now at Film Bazaar looking for an Indian co-producer.
It will be the first time for Carr-Wiggin to shoot in India. The English-language comedy is about a Canadian woman who files to India to stop her newlywed daughter from falling for a young Indian poet, but only to fall in love herself.
Carr-Wiggin, a former economist, has written and directed five feature films, all of which are comedies with strong roles for women.
Three of her films are co-productions with GSP, including If I Were You, starring Marcia Gay Harden, Love of My Life and Happily Ever After [pictured], which stars Janet Montgomery and Sara Paxton and is scheduled to open in March 2016 in the US.
Alan Latham’s North Yorkshire-based GSP is formerly known as Green Screen Productions.