In Alaska @ Ontario Creates IFF
5 September 2019
In Alaska by director Jaap van Heusden is selected for Ontario Creates' International Financing Forum (Iff) 2019. iff is Ontario Creates' feature film co-financing event at, and in collaboration with, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, US distributors, agents, equity financiers and executive producers for brokered meetings and exclusive networking opportunities.
Producer Marc Bary of IJswater Films is participating in the forum in Toronto together with Canadian co-producer Mike MacMillan of Lithium Studios.
In Alaska was previously part of Cannes L'Atelier Cinéfondation selection in May. In Alaska tells the story of Woody, a seventeen-year-old boy from a tiny village in Alaska, who is so depressed he wants to end his life. Instead he does something epically stupid: he shoots the oil pipeline that crosses the state and overnight becomes a most wanted ‘terrorist', hunted by seasoned FBI-agent Susan Tarheel. While he has to run for his life, he's learning for the first time what it truly means to be alive.
Ontario Creates' International Financing Forum 2019 takes place 8-9 September: www.ontariocreates.ca
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