Producing Dramatic Film

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

Hone your producing skills in this two-evening crash course in producing independent film. In this workshop, participants learn the process of taking a dramatic film project from development to delivery from a producer’s perspective. The course tracks the trajectory of making a dramatic feature film in the Canadian financing landscape, highlighting topics relevant to anyone interested in producing a short or feature narrative film. Topics include pitching, development, production, financing, casting, crewing, budgeting, scheduling, negotiations, marketing, distribution, and professional development. Participants will acquire the foundational knowledge to help guide you through a narrative-based production.


The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. This course is recommended as a companion to the Short Film Writing, Advanced Script Studio, Directing Dramatic Film and Dramatic Film Editing workshops. 



Matt Code is a producer for award-winning film, television and digital content, and graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, Film Program Producers’ Lab. Recently, Code produced Mary Goes Round, a first feature from writer/director, Molly McGlynn. The film had its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where Code won the CMPA’s Emerging Producer Award (shared with Wildling partner, Kristy Neville). In association with Murmur Media, Code is currently producing the feature documentary What Walaa Wants from filmmaker Christy Garland, which is a co-production with two-time Oscar–nominated Final Cut For Real of Denmark and the National Film Board of Canada. Previously for Murmur, Code was co-producer for Cheer Up, which premiered at the 2016 Hot Docs International Film Festival and was recently nominated for a 2018 Canadian Screen Award - Best Documentary Program. Code is founder and partner in Wildling Pictures with fellow producer, Kristy Neville. The company had the feature film Cardinals from Grayson Moore & Aidan Shipley and the short film Bickford Park from Linsey Stewart & Dane Clark at TIFF in 2017. Currently, Code is the co-producer on A24’s Untitled Pippa Bianco Project, the feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation prize-winning short, Share. In 2017, he also completed How to Buy a Baby, a ten-part series for CBC Digital.