Vancouver-based productioncompany Anagram Pictures, whose Fido went over to rapturous public response here, is readying a three-pictureslate for production in 2007. As with previous Anagram projects, the company'sthree founders, Trent Carlson, Blake Corbett, and Andrew Currie, are eachdirecting projects while working in support roles on the others.
First up is Sperm, written and be to directed by Fido director Currie, described as a "Walter Mittyesque"comedy about a man's search for his biological father. Mary Anne Waterhouse,Anagram's fourth principal, is producing.
Next is Trent Carlson's PastImperfect, from the best-sellingnovel of UK crime writer John Matthews. Gerald Wexler (Margaret's Museum) is writing the adaptation, a psychological thrillerabout a boy who awakens from a coma speaking in the voice of another boy whowas murdered years before.
Corbett is producing JesusMurphy, an adaptation of thestage-play The Heretic by JohnMurphy about a stand-up comedian who develops an alter-ego as an evangelicalatheist.
Alsoon Anagram's horizon is Charlie Barley, to be written by Angus Fraser (Kissed), a story about a woman who travels to post-invasionIraq to search for her husband who has been captured by insurgents. The film isco-production with Fraser's company, Big Dog.