Toronto 2012: Rachel McAdams, Terence Davies Films Featured at Co-Financing Market

 

TORONTO – The Gemma Arterton-starring suspense thriller Baptism, writer/director Terence DaviesEmily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion and writer/director Axel Petersen’s Under the Pyramid will be pitched at the Toronto International Film Festival’s co-financing market.

The OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF) on Sept. 9 and 10 will also see Canadian projects pitched at the invite-only gathering, including Quebec director Jean-Francois Pouliot’s Maudie, starring Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris), and the Simon Pegg-starring comedy/romancer Hector and the Search for Happiness, with Peter Chelsom to direct.

Organizers of the 7th annual IFF gathering unveiled in all 41 projects to be shopped in Toronto, 20 from Canadian producers and 21 from international producers.

These include A Quiet Passion, produced by Sol Papadopoulos, Baptism, produced by Uzma Hasan (The Infidel) and directed by Uli Edel, and producer Erika Wasserman’s Under the Pyramid.

Other projects headed to IFF include writer/director Dean Alioto’s Adverse Reaction, a found footage horror thriller by producer Diana Williams, and Tell Me The Truth About Love, to be directed by Margaret Williams, produced by the UK’s Anne Beresford, and based on a script by Neil Bartlett.

A host of genre pics will be pitched at IFF, including thrillers like director Cathal Black’s Harm’s Way, produced by Ireland’s Katie Holy and penned by John Banville, Immortal, written by Steve Hudson and produced by Ireland’s Martina Niland and David Collins, and director Cliff Curtis’ psychological thriller Always the Sun, written by Neil Cross and produced by New Zealand’s Richard Fletcher.

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