CFC Features Announces a New Project in Development: WISTERIA

CFC Features is pleased to announce the selection of a project for development that promises a fresh take on tension. The psychological thriller currently entitled WISTERIA, comes to CFC Features from writer/director and CFC alumnus A.J. Bond ('05), and producers Amy Belling and Andria Spring. WISTERIA has also benefited from development support from the NSI's Features First program and CFC's Cineplex Entertainment Film Program and GO WEST Project Lab.

In WISTERIA, Heather Roman struggles to maintain her sanity while working alone at a 100-foot tall fire tower in the remote wilderness around Jawbone Lake. The appearance of a mysterious child in the forest awakens a dark secret from Heather's past that threatens to push her over the edge.

Writer/Director A.J. Bond made his debut in 2007 with the short filmHirsute (TIFF 2007). Playing at over 50 film festivals, Hirsute went on to win nine festival prizes, including Best Science Fiction Film at Comic-Con San Diego. Bond's next short, Madame Perrault's Bluebeard, premiered at Clermont-Ferrand in 2011 and won three Leo Awards. Bond recently completed his first feature, Stress Position (2013), with the support of Telefilm Canada.

Producer Amy Belling is a BAFTA and Leo award-winning producer who has collaborated on all of A.J.'s previous films, most recently on the award-winning feature Stress Position (2013). Belling's other credits include Jamie Travis' acclaimed shorts Why The Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner (TIFF 2003) and The Saddest Boy in the World (TIFF 2006), the Genie nominated Regarding Sarah (2006), and Mina Shum's Hip Hop Mom (2011). Belling associate produced the theatrical feature Mount Pleasant (VIFF 2006).

Producer Andria Spring of Maniacal Toon Media produced the dramatic mystery Donovan's Echo (2012), starring Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood. Spring co-produced the thriller The Thaw (2009), starring Val Kilmer and Martha MacIsaac, and was the associate producer and animation designer on the Gemini award-winning CTV movie Elijah(2007).