Congratulations to CBC Creative Relief Fund Recipients Ian Steaman and Obediya Jones Darrell
$2.2 million in development and production funding has been granted to 119 original Canadian projects through CBC's new Creative Relief Fund, with 43% of funded projects by BIPOC creators. Reelworld E20 alumni Ian Steaman and Obediya Jones-Darrell received funding for their projects SNKRHDS and Metanoia.
Congratulations to Lulu Wei for Winning the Rogers Audience Award at the 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival
E20 Alumna Lulu Wei has won the Rogers Audience Award at the 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Lulu's award-winning feature length documentary, There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace, received funding from Telefilm's Talent to Watch Program through Reelworld's recommendation.
SNKRHDS, created by Ian Steaman
If Seinfeld, Donald Glover and Kanye West had a baby, it would be SNKRHDS (pronounced “Sneakerheads”), a half-hour episodic workplace dramedy centred around Elite, a struggling start-up sneaker boutique located in downtown Toronto. Founded by 26-year-old Ethan, a Chicago transplant trying to start his life over, the store represents all of his hopes and dreams for that new life, if the misfits he’s hired to work there don’t sink it first!
Metanoia, created by Obediya Jones-Darrell
In this mystical action-adventure animated series with vivid mythology set to a hard hitting Hip Hop soundtrack, we're taken along an adventure where an artist begins to discover his true calling; uplifting himself and those around him. Metanoia delivers a powerful message of positivity and letting go of negative vibes.
There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace looks at the transformation of a much-loved Toronto landmark, the Honest Ed's block, through the stories of its community members who are forced to relocate when it is sold to a developer. The film chronicles the evolution of their lives as they reconcile their history with the future, all while facing the biggest housing crisis the country has ever seen.