Throughout 2018, I dedicated my darnedest efforts towards trying to secure funding for a film project. To date, most of what I've made has been “guerilla” by industry standards, and as a result, I wanted to take that next step and make something that wasn’t held back by its technical limitations. The year came, went, and I found myself empty handed in my noble quest for film financing.
You know that saying, though, that it's always darkest before the dawn? Well, in February , while walking through a miserable snow storm, I got word from Bell Media that “Teething”, a project I’d wrote [and will direct] was selected for their Shorts to Features program.
“An initiative of The Harold Greenberg Fund in association with Crave, the Shorts-to-Features program is designed to green-light and finance the production of short films, in the amount of $32,000 each, from emerging Canadian filmmakers to use as a calling card for a feature film currently in development.”
Anyone who witnessed my snowstorm happy-dance surely thought I was a deranged madman.
I, along with my producing partner Luke Humphrey, am currently in the early stages of pre-production for what will be my first *financed* film project, which we’ll be shooting in the summer. We’re assembling an amazing team and I am stupidly excited for what lies ahead.
The short tells the story of a lonely punch-drunk boxer who suddenly becomes the sole-caregiver for a blood-thirsty baby vampire. Babies, boxers and vampires. What’s not to like?
A sincere thank you to Bell Media and The Harold Greenberg Fund for giving this fella a shot. ⚰