Telefilm finances the next Maxime Giroux film

Telefilm Canada has just announced funding for the production (shooting) of ten film projects in English, one of which will be directed by Maxime Giroux (Félix and Meira) and another by the trio of directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl . Whissell, well known for his movie Turbo Kid.

Posted on July 28, 2021 at 2:58 PM.

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Therefore, Maxime Giroux will shoot his first film in English entitled In Cold Light, a majority co-production between Canada and Ireland whose screenplay was written by Patrick Whistler.

“The film tells the story of a young woman who has just been released from prison and wants to get out of it. However, because his twin brother is involved in drugs, he is trapped in a hellish night, sums up the filmmaker La Presse contacted by phone in British Columbia. It’s a kind of 24-hour thriller that also features rogue cops. ”

The director, who also signed the films Demain, Jo pour Jonathan and La grande noirceur, indicates that he will play for the first time a genre that he had not yet explored in the cinema.

Maxime Giroux is also in post-production on his film L’affaire Norbourg, a work inspired by the story of Vincent Lacroix, a businessman convicted of financial fraud. “The shoot went very well and we resumed editing after the holidays,” he says.

Part of the film In Cold Light will be shot in Montreal and another part in Calgary.

Additionally, the trio of Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell will work on The Z Word, a horror comedy produced by Christal Films. Originally, The Z Word was a graphic novel by Jerry Frissen and Guy Davis, published by Humanoïdes Associés.

The other eight films are mostly Ontario and British Columbia projects.

In total, these ten projects will receive a total financial assistance of $ 17 million.

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