The goal of this mentorship is to provide female actors with guidance and inspiration in developing their craft, and advancing their acting careers. The six month program will match successful applicants (Mentees) with female working actors (Mentors), with whom they will meet with for one hour, once a month for six months. The Mentee will be prepared for these meetings with clear questions as well as a development path for feedback.
Self-identifying women of diverse backgrounds are welcome to submit maximum 3-5 page genre project outline and win an incubator program designed to advance their feature film project and increase their knowledge of the genre market.
What exactly IS genre film? Genre projects, as we define them, include thrillers, western, science fiction, fantasy and horror, in any combination. Genre is filled with character types like (but in no way limited to) fairies, killers, aliens, cowboys, elves, zombies, vampires, werewolves, and a variety of creatures and characters from cultural mythologies from all over the world (you get the idea). Expected plot elements or genre “tropes” could include time and space travel, brain-enhancing drugs, dystopian worlds, invading plants, prophecies, exorcisms and murders. We also encourage you to take classic stories and folktales from around the world (and your own backyard) and give them new life using the lens of these beloved genres.
Deadline: Thursday, October 31st, 2019
In partnership with Creative BC, Super Channel, Telefilm Canada and Telus
We had the pleasure of chatting LIVE with Dennis Heaton: Co-Creator, Executive Producer and series writer of the Netflix series “The Order” currently in production for its second season. Dennis is also the President of the Writers Guild of Canada. He has Executive Produced and written for "Ghost Wars," "Motive," and many other series. He is also the screenwriter of the cult Zombie feature film “Fido.” Watch Dennis answer questions from viewers in regards to writing rooms, writing for genre, the links between horror and comedy and more!