Alumni continue to shine with a long list of new projects and announcements this June. This month, we saw CFC creators take home awards, premiere films at festivals, and launch exciting new ventures. Plus, we have a collection of films and TV series to add to your watchlist this summer. Read on for the latest updates on CFC alumni.
I Am Syd Stone
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Alum Pauline Decroix wins for Best Editing in a Short Film for You Will Still Be Here Tomorrow
Shaun Rykiss wins Best Editing in Web Series / Digital Content for I Am Syd Stone, Ep. 101 Pilot
Catch alum Gia Sandhu as Ms. Perumal in the new Disney+ series The Mysterious Benedict Society
Akilla’s Escape directed by alum Charles Officer and written by Motion is now available in selected theatres and VOD/Digital. Additionally, you can catch the flick on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox
Disney Pixar’s Luca, featuring alum Giacomo Gianniotti, is now available to stream on Disney Plus
Querencia The Web Series by CFC Film resident Mary Galloway is now available to stream on APTN lumi
One Night in Miami, the feature directorial debut from Regina King that stars Actors Conservatory alumnus Eli Goree as Cassius Clay, is available to watch on Prime Video
Beans, from Tracey Beans (director/co-writer), MeredithvVuchnich (co-writer) and Anne-Marie Gélinas (producer) and supported by CFC Features, hits theatres across Quebec on July 2
Catch up on new episodes of related sitcoms The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker, which follow the lives of a blended interracial family, on Mondays on Super Channel’s Heart & Home channel; Ian Steaman and Murry Peeters are writers on the series
FOR YOUR PLAYLIST
Heather Taylor’s podcastANOMALY was an official selection of the 2021 Tribeca Film Fest, the first major festival to feature podcasts in its programming. Listen here
Actor and alum Gia Sandhu stars as Ms. Perumal in the series The Mysterious Benedict Society. Read this interview with Gia where she chats about stronger roles for Indian actors, the timing of the series and why everyone should work with children.
Cameras roll on season two of Pretty Hard Cases. The series, co-created by alumni Tassie Cameron and Sherry White has invited director and alum John Fawcett to join.
Michelle Good’s novel Five Little Indians, about the enduring ordeal faced by five survivors of Canada’s deadly residential schools system, is being adapted into a limited series by director David Cronenberg and producer Martin Katz, with alum Shannon Masters, linked as writer and showrunner
Award-winning filmmaker and CFC alum Tracey Deer discusses Beans, inspired by her own coming-of-age during the Oka Crisis in Quebec during the summer of 1990, on The Agenda with Steve Paikin
CBC set its fall schedule, which includes the following original series featuring CFC alumni involvement:
Son of a Critch, produced by Andrew Barnsley
The Porter, showrunner/executive producer Marsha Green and director/executive producer Charles Officer
Returning series with alum involvement include:Murdoch Mysteries, Diggstown, Coroner, Pretty Hard Cases, Detention Adventure, The Great Canadian Baking Show, andToplinefrom alum Romeo Candido
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