Producer Christine Rochon and Writer/Director Tomas Street of Northern Ontario announce their Indiecan20K Film Initiative winning screenplay, ‘FUGUE’, will begin shooting later this summer, as the inaugural production for Rock Street Films North, Rochon & Street’s Sudbury based company.
The team is now sharing details on the film and launching their Indiegogo campaign to raise finishing funds.
The Indiecan20K competition was launched during Cinefest 2016, by Canadian Producer/Distributor, Avi Federgreen of Federgreen Entertainment and Indiecan Entertainment. FUGUE, an art house thriller, rose to the top of the competition and was announced the Northern Ontario winner in December 2016.
The initiative was created to assist new Canadian indie filmmakers make their first feature by offering mentorship with Producer Federgreen, and Canadian Director Warren P. Sonoda, access to film equipment, professional production and post production services, and guaranteed Canadian distribution.
FUGUE unfolds as Malcolm awakes, unsure of where or who he is. Helen, his wife, struggles to remind him of the man she needs Malcolm to be. When their friend Ian pays a surprise visit to help, Malcolm begins suspecting things are not entirely as they seem. His wife and best friend may not be telling the whole story.
“The idea evolved very quickly for me. From post-it notes on a hotel wall, to Christine’s Facebook post that motivated a 15 page synopsis to a completed screenplay in under a month. We knew this was a film we wanted to make in Sudbury with the talented local crew. Every day on set over my 18-year career has prepared me to step into the role of director”, said Street.
Rochon and Street have assembled a crew of talented Northern filmmakers to help them on their passion project.
“I feel fortunate to have started and maintained my film career in the North. This is my home and I’ve made great connections to talented professionals," said Rochon.
"I’ve always known highlighting them was important and having this opportunity to help further careers is something I’m grateful for. My goal is to produce a northern film with the northern vibe, one of comradery and creativity."
The northern film industry is on board and committed to FUGUE. Music & Film in Motion (MFM) has already contributed financial support. Now Rochon and Street are turning to the community to help take this project to the next level.