When we launched Hello (Again) last year we were excited and nervous about how we would be received. And launching on the same weekend as Everything Everywhere All At Once who knew that the company we were keeping would be so stellar! Let’s keep sharing the short form series that is Hello (Again), aiming for some International love very soon!
With Hello (Again) set to launch on CBC Gem on March 25th, we’re so excited to show the world our trailer. Just a snack of our short form series and the fantastic cast who appear in this fun time-jumping romantic comedy.
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Hope everyone has a prosperous, healthy and joyous year. New beginnings are always a refreshing time. May this year of the Tiger show you the bravery and strength that you will see in our lead character Jayden! Hope to be able to announce the launch date soon!
As we go into Day 3 of Principal Photography on Hello (Again), I want to thank everyone for all the support for dreams being made. So many of our supporters know just how challenging it is to launch into a project, let alone in the midst of a pandemic. But with so much good will for this project, I am thankful for everyone who has helped bring this project into production. We’ll keep you all posted as we go into post production and look for an air date on CBC Gem in 2022. All our international friends, spread the word so we can ensure you are able to watch this in your area.
We are happy to share that 15 Kinds of Casual Sex has received support for the next draft from Harold Greenberg Fund! We’ve attached as Executive Producers Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie, and Co-directors Paula Brancati & Michael Seater. We are very excited to be progressing this project in the coming months – stay tuned!
15 Kinds of Casual Sex
100 Dragons Productions Inc., Shaftesbury Inc. (Ontario)
Producers: Teresa M. Ho, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie
Writer: Emily Weedon
Directors: Paula Brancati & Michael Seater
Today was pitch day! What do we learn as professionals who’ve pitched ourselves for 20 years already in the industry. Not sure how we could have survived in an industry, if we didn’t know how to pitch. In a world where your next job means what the decision-maker thinks of you, we are constantly on! But sometimes it’s just validation that we need. Yes, what we do has a name… what we do is well received… what we do is great… what we do is a shared experience! And as I mentioned in day 3, it’s just that we should follow our gut. And from this experience, we gleaned as much as we could. Thanks WIFT for offering this program. Thanks NBC Universal and Telefilm for sponsoring this event. We’ll see you in the movies!
On Day 3 we had 2 speakers – casting with Marissa Richmond and Distribution with Caroline Habib. We were asked to submit character descriptions. Kept vague on purpose, and if I had kept to my instinct, we might have had a bigger roster to glean from, but we were given some suggestions in casting. But as with all the sessions before, I realized that my gut instinct meant a lot more than just what each presenter brought to the table. And what I’m realizing is that a producer’s gut feeling means so much and each guest only feeds to that gut so that we-as producers-keep going to the finish line. The film is the thing and producers must keep driving that process and steering that ship to stay on course.
Today was Day 2 for Emily and I in the development incubator. I got to ask some challenging questions in regards to financing and budgeting which is my area of expertise. But still learned something new from John Griffith, as I try to do always in any situation. Heard about the case study that was Book of Negroes from Damon D’Oliveira – what a dynamic speaker he is! And then had my mind blown in the afternoon with the big black hole that is packaging with Isabel Gomez-Moriana. What it means to find a packaging agent and take your film to the next level. And most importantly, got confirmation from other participants that our film is hilarious. Whew! Always a good validation that others find you funny. A great day indeed!