Producers Lab Toronto Reveals Line-Up

By Blaney, Martin | Screen International, August 20, 2014 | Go to article overview

Producers Lab Toronto Reveals Line-Up


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The UK's Isabelle Stead, Canada's George Ayoub and Australia's Kristian Moliere are among those selected for this year's Producers Lab Toronto.

The24 producers from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will participate in the fifth edition of the networking platform, which runs Sept 3-6 during the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14).

PLT is targeted at producers who have had previous experience in working on international co-productions and now have projects in the pipeline that could be interesting for the international market.

European producers

The ten European producers were selected by European Film Promotion's member organisations from previous participants of its Cannes-based initiative Producers on the Move. They include:

Human Films' co-founder Isabelle Stead, who has played a key role in the new wave of Iraqi cinema by producing such award-winning films as Mohamed Al-Daradji's Son Of Babylon and In The Sands Of Babylon. She is now developing a third project with Al-Daradji, Birds of Paradise, about an eccentric woman's lone crusade to save Baghdad street children from becoming suicide bombers.

Italian Alessandro Borrelli's La Sarraz Pictures whose productions include Eugène Green's La Sapienza which premiered at this year's Locarno Film Festival and will also be shown in Toronto. Borrelli is now developing Sergio Basso's historical adventure film Fingertips set in Shanghai of the 1930s.

Switzerland's Xavier Ruiz will be in Toronto with his new company, RCE Ruiz Cardinaux Entertainment, which he launched last year with Jean-Paul Cardinaux to produce his third feature, the black comedy Sweet Girls. The company's development slate of humourous and subversive stories includes the horror comedy Heidi vs. Zombies, based very loosely on Johanna Spyri's children's classic.

Henning Kamm's Hamburg-based Detailfilm has had a busy 2014, with films by Karim Ainouz (Praia do Futuro) and Kutlug Ataman (The Lamb) at this year's Berlinale and the world premiere of Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis' short II (Two) in the Leopards of Tomorrow competition in Locarno last week. Kamm is currently working on such films as Stéphane Robelin's #Flora63 and Lili Horvath's The Wednesday Child.

Speaking to ScreenDaily on his way to this week's Sarajevo Film Festival, Kamm said: "I'm thrilled to be a part of the Producer's Lab Toronto. It's an incredible opportunity to extend my network across the Atlantic and around the globe.

"Especially as we are developing Mohammad Rasoulof's new film Mahan. The Iranian-born, Hamburg-based helmer has been a regular TIFF guest with his former films and now returns to shoot parts of Mahan in Toronto."

Canadian producers

The ten Canadian producers taking part in PLT were selected by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto festival from an open call across Canada.

They include:

George Ayoub who founded Ramaco Media with partners to produce the Canadian-Spanish co-production, the English language horror thriller The Returned by Manuel Carballo. …

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