CFC Features Selects MOLLY MAXWELL For Production Support and Financing

CFC is pleased to announce that MOLLY MAXWELL, written and to be directed by Sara St. Onge, and to be produced by Aeschylus Poulos, John Nadalin, and Mark Van de Ven, has been selected for production financing and support through CFC Features. Scheduled to begin shooting in Toronto in April 2012, MOLLY MAXWELL is the 19th feature to be realized with the CFC's support and participation.

MOLLY MAXWELL is the story of 16-year-old Molly, who feels decidedly ordinary in her alternative school world full of prodigies, talents, and unique individuals. With family and friends eagerly waiting to see how she distinguishes herself, she finds herself unable to commit to any path for fear she'll let the world down. When her young, handsome English teacher enters the picture and relieves the pressure, Molly is suddenly able to flourish. But when their student-teacher bond becomes more intimate, Molly risks alienating everyone she loves on the road to figuring out just what makes her special.

MOLLY MAXWELL will star Lola Tash in the title role, and will also feature Charlie Carrick, a recent graduate from the CFC Actors Conservatory. Charlie's participation in the film creates a great synergy between CFC Features and the CFC Actors Conservatory.

Sara St. Onge is a writer and director whose body of work includes short films, music videos, and commercials. Her first short, THE FUNERAL premiered at Sundance, and her follow-ups LOBOTOMOBILE (2008) and TURKEY (2010) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Aeschylus Poulos has worked in the film and television industry for the past 15 years, and has been an associate producer and producer on acclaimed projects such as SLINGS & ARROWS, TRIPLE SENSATION and BLINDNESS. Independently, he has produced several award-winning short films that have had festival and broadcast success around the world. A producer at Foundry Films since 2010, he is currently co-producing Kate Melville's feature PICTURE DAY (starring Sundance Breakout Perfomance award winner Tatiana Maslany) and Ruba Nadda's thriller INESCAPABLE (starring Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei), and is involved in Foundry's development slate.

John Nadalin is a highly accomplished film and music video producer, with over 10 years of experience. He has produced all sizes and scopes of commercial, film and video productions in Toronto and internationally including producing jobs across Europe, Latin America, and North America. John is the Executive Producer of The NE Inc and Rosemary Films.

Mark Van de Ven's body of work in film and television includes writing, producing, directing, and story editing. As a co-founder of Arkitekt Films, he has produced award-winning shorts and documentaries such as US CHICKENS, PERENNIAL, and CARNIVAL OF RESISTANCE.

Established by the CFC in 1992, CFC Features is dedicated to overseeing and providing up to 100% of the financing, administrative and professional support needed for the successful development, production and marketing of theatrical feature films. Boasting an impressive 44 films developed and 18 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.

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