Craig wrote:Hey, is that actually true though? I feel like lots of made in Canada TV is very white. Like that East coast detective show and that back in time detective show are both pretty pale.
It seems you either gotta go all-white, or all something else like they do in that convenience store one or the mosque one.
You are confusing Téléfilm Canada, which "invests" money in films and movies, and canadian television, which is... well, yeah, it is what it is, I guess.
Take Dogo's movie for example. There are usually five slots per calendar year for smaller budgeted films (there is a shit tonne more money that goes directly into the pockets of big time, "sucessful" producers, on a points-per-film basis which is verrrry scientific). We had to fight and qualify for one of these spots.
But the "fight" is rigged (A RIGGED WITCH HUNT).
There are two slots for anglo films (you lot have a lot of trouble making movies apparently......); one is womens only, the other could go either way depending on the year and projects submitted.
Two others are for the minorities and or womens only, with emphasis on and bias for indigenous projects/teams/subjects/etc..
And the last one is for the french speaking (preferably) mens who thinks he can make him some arts.
We ended up getting it, which means we are the only french speaking, mens-helmed project financed on the indie ("smaller budgeted projects, 2,5M$ and under) side for Téléfilm this year.
We were told in no uncertain terms that if we wanted to finance the Dogo's film in 2018 (or even if we wished to have a snowball's chance in Bikor's asshole), we'd have to budget the film at or under 2,5M$.
Which we did...
So yeah, it is actually true.
But it's fine.
As long as the fart material is sharp, we're gonna roll.