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Film pitches sought by Nanaimo filmmakers

The Nanaimo film group is seeking ideas for short horror flicks for a full-length feature film project.

The group is looking for a one-page pitch, which consists of the writer’s fleshed-out story idea in the horror genre.

A committee from the group’s 80 members will choose the best of the bunch and have the writers expand their stories into a screenplay.

“We are looking for scripts in the nine to 19 page range,” said Nicholas Lucas, one of the group’s founding members. “Then we will package and produce a 90-minute feature film for festival circuit release and international markets.”

The group chose horror after being approached by producer and director Mark Tuit, who spent several years in marketing and distribution and said horror is one of the best genres for sales and exhibition in the global film marketplace.

“I saw this amazing pool of talent and energy,” Tuit said. “Since I had just moved to the Island, I figured this was the best way to network with this creative talent and get a feature film up and running.”

Nanaimo Film Group formed as a film collective about a year ago, producing several short films to hone their storytelling and technical skills. The deadline to submit a pitch page is Monday (May 7). Please visit www.nanaimofilmgroup.com.

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