Yesterday at the Banff World Media Festival Regina’s Wolfcop was selected by the inaugural CineCoup Film Accelerator to receive up to $1 million in financing and a guaranteed Cineplex release in 2014.
Wolfcop’s filmmaking power trio Bernie Hernando, Lowell Dean, and Hugh Patterson, earned the accolade after the CineCoup Final 5 pitched their projects to an audience of 200+ industry decision makers and a panel of industry professionals including Michael Kennedy of Cineplex Entertainment.
Wolfcop (trailer here) will go into production in the upcoming months with guaranteed release by Canada’s largest motion picture exhibitor, Cineplex Entertainment, in 2014.
“CineCoup is changing the way movies are made and discovered,” says Michael Kennedy EVP, Filmed Entertainment at Cineplex Entertainment. “The quality of fan engagement and public awareness that CineCoup is generating for their films both on and offline is unprecedented. Building the audience and getting them involved this early will not only help the filmmakers make the best film possible, but it will also help position the film’s theatrical release in a more informed way that makes sense to fans. I look forward to premiering Wolfcop in Cineplex theatres in 2014.”
The June 10 announcement is the culmination of a demanding 15 weeks in CineCoup’s accelerator program where 90 filmmaking teams from across Canada applied with a concept trailer for a feature film.
CineCoup was part of GrowLab’s second cohort.