Geordie Sabbagh

Geordie Sabbagh

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Producers's Lab), Short Dramatic Film Program, CFC Features

Title of CFC Production Involved In

OLD STOCK

Completion Year

2008, 2009, 2012

Current Information

Current Company

Geordie Sabbagh Productions

Current Title

President

Biography

A multi-faceted filmmaker, Geordie Sabbagh’s recent work includes the awarding-winning short Counselling, named a top 10 short by Daazo, one of Europe’s largest short film sites, and the recently completed action short, The Proposal with Rookie Blue star Missy Peregrym and legendary fight coordinator Master Tommy Chang (Pacific Rim). Both shorts were selected to be funded by Bravo!FACT, Canada's only short film funding program. Geordie has also written his first feature, A Sunday Kind of Love, which was selected as one of 7 projects for the IndieCan 10K. It will go to camera later this year and will be his feature directorial debut. 

As a producer, he produced the feature film Old Stock, which was one of the top 5 Canadian films at the box office opening week, as well as playing at such festivals as Santa Barbara and Edinburgh. He also produced the thriller Clean Break, which won Best Drama at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival. He is currently working on the feature comedy Two Guys who Sold the World with director Patrick Boivin (Dragon Baby). It was selected for the 2013 Whistler Project Lab and the 2013 Berlin Project Market. At Berlin, Geordie won the 10,000 Euro VFF Pitch Prize with Two Guys. 

Prior to founding his own company, Geordie Sabbagh worked in all mediums of entertainment including film, TV, radio and new media for some of the most prestigious and innovative companies in the world, such as the BBC. He is a graduate of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre and received his MA in International Business and Management from the University of Westminster in London, England. He was also selected for the 2013 Berlin Film Festival Talent Lab.

A multi-faceted filmmaker, Geordie Sabbagh’s work includes the awarding-winning shorts Counselling and The Proposal, which justscreened at ComicCon and Fantasia. As a producer, he produced the feature film Old Stock (Top 5 Canadian films at the box office opening week) and the thriller Clean Break (Best Drama, Atlanta Horror Film Festival). He is also currently working on Two Guys who Sold the World with director Patrick Boivin (Dragon Baby) and was selected for the 2013 Whistler Project Lab, the 2013 Berlin Project Market, the 2014 TIFF Producer’s Lab and TIFF International Financing Forum. Geordie also won the 10,000 Euro VFF Pitch prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013 where he was also part of the Talent Lab. He has written his first feature, A Sunday Kind of Love, which he will direct later this year with Dylan Taylor (Covert Affairs, Copper) Melanie Scrofano (Robocop, The Listener) and Meghan Heffern (What if/The F Word, Old Stock). It was one of seven projects selected from across Canada to be greenlit for the IndieCan10K competition.