We are excited to announce that there will be 2 projects moving forward to the national Telefilm jury for their Micro-Budget Production Program. LOUISE LALONDE’s French language documentary Garolou a.k.a. Lougarou. And Lovely Witches Club an English Language webseries by RENEE LAPRISE and PATTI LARSEN.
Garolou a.k.a. Lougarou – LOUISE LALONDE
SYNOPSIS: In 1973 two francophone musician brothers, Michel and Marc Lalonde, made their way from Ontario to Prince Edward Island, and as many before them, discovered paradise and embraced the hippie lifestyle, touring with a children’s theatre troupe and performing on the local bar scene. Shortly after their arrival, they connected with two Island musicians and formed a French progressive rock band with a unique classical and medieval sound. The cultural and social upheaval Canadians were experiencing in the seventies paved the way for French Canadian music. They went on to make gold records and tour across Canada and as far away as Europe, even opening for Super Tramp and touring with the likes of Zacharie Richard and Joe Cocker. The band members went their separate ways in 1983 and reunited for a brief tour in the early 90’s, releasing a live album. This is their story.
“Louise came to me to talk about how she could apply with a French language film but the closest French language partner was NBFilmCoop. So I talked to Telefilm and was thrilled when they gave us last minute French partner status. Louise has had a busy year having received funding from Canada 150 for her documentary ‘Food for Victory’. Next year we hope other French language filmmakers may apply. We are able to recommend a webseries and a feature film so lots of opportunities! Congratulations Louise and good luck!”
Executive Director, IMAC
Lovely Witches Club – RENEE LAPRISE and PATTI LARSEN
Reese MacDonald, a struggling filmmaker from the big city, is hired by the
witches of Prince Edward Island to document their lives … Oh, and save the Island’s magic.
Check out the trailer at www.lovelywitchesclub.com
“We were delighted with the quality of the submissions,” says IMAC president Nils Ling. “All the teams submitting took the process really seriously. But the LWC presentation had it all – a rock solid creative team, intriguing story, high quality trailer and pitch video, and a far reaching marketing strategy. We are fairly confident this project will be the second Island production to get major Telefilm funding.”