Four angels participate in the $1.5M financing of the movie “Anna” produced by Go Films
Montreal, april 6, 2015 – Inspired by the audacity and creativity of Quebec cinema, four members of Anges Québec, including Marc LeBel, have invested $350K in the production of the movie “Anna” which will be released in fall 2015. The feature film, shot in Québec and Asia, benefited from a total budget of $1,550,000 with the financial participation of Téléfilm Canada, Go Films and Québec and Canadian cinema and television tax credit programs.
Written and directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud, produced by Go Films and distributed by Films Séville, “Anna” tells the story of a renowned photojournalist who, during a report in Asia on young women victims of human trafficking, finds herself a prisoner of this hostile and dangerous environment. A true movie enthusiast, Marc LeBel, the angel who led this investment project at Anges Québec, strongly believes in the potential of the young director Charles-Olivier Michaud: “It’s mostly due to his presence on the film that convinced me to invest in the project. I was then able to join with three other angel investors to back the 5th feature film by this rising star of Québec cinema.”
Stéphane Pilette, Vice-President of Investment Support at Anges Québec, reiterated, “Our angels personally select the projects in which they want to invest, based on their own criteria. The network gives them business opportunities in various fields, presented by Anges Québec or by other members. Therefore, several angels can back a project, which is profitable for both the businesses and the investors.”
About Marc LeBel
Marc LeBel is an independent producer at Productions Glaciel and a member of the boards of directors of Asmacure and Nuchem Therapeutics. He was previously founding president of Anapharm inc. and, following its acquisition, executive vice-president of Pharmanet inc. Marc has received the Excelsia 2006 award from BioQuébec, the leadership award from the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Grands diplômés award from Université Laval. He is also the executive co-producer of the TV series “Stat, an ER on adrenalin” and was the associate producer of the 3D animated movie “The Legend of Sarila.”
About GO Films
GO FILMS, a Montreal film production company founded in 2000, has produced 16 feature films, including 7 million dollar movies. All of its films have excelled on the national and international scene: 118 festivals, 19 international prizes, 54 Jutra nominations and 14 prizes, 27 Genie nominations and 1 prize, 10 Canadian Screen Awards nominations, 2 César nominations. GO FILMS is currently producing the film Anna, by director Charles-Olivier Michaud, and King Dave, based on the play by Alexandre Goyette, and directed by Daniel Grou (Podz).
About Anges Québec
Anges Québec is a network of 165 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative Quebec enterprises with high growth potential in a wide range of sectors and in all regions of Québec. So far, Anges Québec members have invested and reinvested in 60 promising businesses in the seed and startup phases.
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