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FILM 5 2012 goes to camera 

AFCOOP's short film program rolls film (or digital, as the case may be)

Four short films are slated for production through the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op's FILM 5 training program. The first, Irene, started shooting this past weekend.

As usual, the subject matter for the films varies widely. Irene is a drama about a call girl who discovers a lump in her breast. Or rather, it's her client who does the discovering. The film is a collaboration by Kitten filmmakers Vicki Donkin (writer/director) and Colin Tanner (producer).

Matt MacIsaac and Mike Hall begin production in April of their short, 210 Please Repeat, about an alcoholic taxi driver.

Third on the slate is the horror comedy Torturous, by producer Brent MacRae and writer/director Angus Swantee. Expect gore and laughs in equal amounts, in the tradition of local films like Treevenge and Blood Shed.

And last (but not least) is Lucky, a film about street kids, from producer Jenn Millington and writer/director Josh Denaro.

AFCOOPs FILM 5 Program, in partnership with Film Nova Scotia and Telefilm Canada, provides mentorship, resources, and financing for the production of four original scripts by emerging Nova Scotia writers every year. And, very often, the completed shorts are screened at the Atlantic Film Festival in the fall. Look for Irene, 210 Please Repeat, Torturous and Lucky there in September.

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