Telefilm Canada has announced it will invest in seven Quebecois feature projects, including the true-life story of airline pilot Robert Piche, who glided his powerless jetliner to a safe landing across hundreds of miles of open ocean. Piche will be directed by Erik Canuel from a screenplay by Chantal Cadieux and Ian Lauzon for producer Andre Dupuy. The film will be distributed by TVA Films.
Nitro director Alain DesRochers will direct Gerry, a biopic of Quebec rocker Gerry Boulet whose final compositions detailed his struggle to survive cancer. The screenplay is by Montreal journalist Nathalie Petrowski. Chritian Larouche produces. E1's Seville Pictures will distribute in Canada.
Operation Tablette is a police comedy to be directed by Louis Choquette from a screenplay by Pierre Lamothe and Claude Lalonde. Pierre Gendron is producing. Equinoxe Films is releasing.
Le Journal d'Aurelie Laflamme is a teen-oriented dramatic comedy written by India Desjardins, based on her popular teen novel series, with director Christian Laurence. Producers are Claude and Lucie Veillet for TVA Films.
A L'Origine D'Un Cri is a road movie written and directed by Robin Aubert, reteaming him with producer Roger Frappier of Max Films after 2005's Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnes. The film will be disturbed by TVA Films.
Le Poil De La Bête is a horror fantasy set amongst werewolves in the early days of New France. The screenplay is by Stephane J. Bureau and Pierre Daudelin. Philippe Gagnon will direct for Real Chabot Productions. Seville will distribute.
Nana Mesnak marks the directorial debut of native director Yves Sioui-Durand. The screenplay is by Louis Hamelin and Robert Morin for producers Ian Boyd and Isabelle Couture. K Films Amerique will distribute.
The federal film finance agency said it received 43 proposals at its latest call for projects.