CFC Features’ NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY Acquired by Film Movement for U.S. Distribution
By CFC Staff May 26, 2010 17:00
NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY, the 17th feature film produced through CFC Features, has been acquired by Film Movement for U.S distribution.
The acquisition of NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY was negotiated by Film Movement's President Adley Gartenstein and Vice President of Acquisitions and Distribution, Rebeca Conget, with Sebastien Chesneau of Rezo.
“Both the CFC and Film Movement are committed to exposing international audiences to independent cinema,“said Justine Whyte, executive producer and director of CFC Features . “We're confident that NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY will find much success in the U.S. through Film Movement's many partnerships with theatres, TV networks, wholesalers, retailers, institutions, and a first of its kind subscription service.”
NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY is an urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child. Written and directed by first-time feature film director Charles Officer ('02) (Short Hymn_ Silent War, Da Kink In My Hair) and produced by Ingrid Veninger ('00), (Only, The Limb Salesman Gambling, Gods and LSD), who also serves as writer with Officer, NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY stars Clark Johnson (The Wire, The Sentinel,), Karen LeBlanc, Walter Borden, and newcomer Daniel J. Gordon.
NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY had its world premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was recently honoured with ten Genie Award nominations including Best Motion Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Achievement In Direction.
CFC Features is designed for filmmakers at various levels of their career wishing to work in the low-budget realm. Acting as executive producer, CFC Features is dedicated to overseeing and providing up to 100 per cent of the financing, administrative and professional support needed for the successful development, production and marketing of theatrical feature films. Boasting an impressive 40 films developed and 17 features produced, CFC Features has afforded over 100 writers, producers and directors from across Canada and hundreds of actors and technicians the opportunity to hone their skills and prove their creative talents to commercial audiences around the world.
CFC Features is supported by CityTV; Development supported by Government of Ontario; Production supported by The Movie Network and Movie Central; Distribution supported by E1 Entertainment.