Shelley Thompson

Shelley Thompson wins WIDC Feature Film Award $200K Prize to be presented at Whistler Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, Canada (November 2018) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Shelley Thompson is the winner of the Women In the Director’s Chair’s 2018 national WIDC Feature Film Award, an in-kind prize of services and rentals valued at up to $200K, designed to encourage more feature films directed by women. Nova Scotia-based Thompson, best known for her portrayal of Barbara Lahey in the hit Canadian program Trailer Park Boys, will use this year’s award to shoot her debut feature film, Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor, a drama about a young transgender woman who returns to the family farm [...]

By |2018-11-29T16:10:50-07:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC Awards|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shelley Thompson wins WIDC Feature Film Award $200K Prize to be presented at Whistler Film Festival

WIDC Nominates alumnae Shelley Thompson and Winnifred Jong for Telefilm Canada MicroBudget Program

2017 Telefilm Canada MicroBudget Production Program Nominees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National, February, 2017 - The organizers of Canada's acclaimed Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) program are delighted to announce that recent Story and Leadership alumnae Winnifred Jong  and Shelley Thompson have been nominated for consideration for the 2017 Telefilm MicroBudget Production program. Nominated with producer Lynn Matheson, writer/director Shelley Thompson's heartwarming dramatic feature film Dawn, Her Dad and the Tractor, tells the story of a young transgender woman who returns home to her Nova Scotia farming community after the death of her mom. Shocked by her transformation, Dawn's dad, [...]

By |2017-04-03T11:14:56-07:00February 17th, 2017|Categories: Media Release, Telefilm Canada MicroBudget Production Program, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Nominates alumnae Shelley Thompson and Winnifred Jong for Telefilm Canada MicroBudget Program

Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Selects This Year’s Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 2016 (Vancouver BC) Following the launch of its collaboration with Canada Screens, to curate a new women-director-focused VOD Channel, Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight Canadian women directors who will attend the 20th anniversary session of the highly acclaimed script development and director mentoring program WIDC: Story & Leadership. Over the coming months, these eight directors-to-watch will develop their fiction feature films and web series projects, working with an ensemble of hand-picked professional (ACTRA) actors, technicians, and other industry experts in Vancouver and Whistler. A major component [...]

By |2017-11-03T13:30:44-07:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Media Release, Story & Leasdership, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Selects This Year’s Eight Director Participants For Story & Leadership Program