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Stella Nwimo is our Producers Lab Toronto nominee

  • 'Everywhere and Nowhere' - produced by Stella Nwimo

'Everywhere and Nowhere' - produced by Stella Nwimo

  • Stud Life - produced by Stella Nwimo

Sept 2011

We’re gearing up for action at the Toronto International Film Festival next month where among other things, we’ll be supporting producer Stella Nwimo, to take part in Producers Lab Toronto.

A European Film Promotion (EFP) initiative, the Lab sees a group of 12 European and 12 Canadian producers meeting from September 7-10 at TIFF for an opportunity to gain knowledge about international markets and film projects and identify the potential for concrete Canadian-European co-productions.

Stella Nwimo began her industry career working in commercials and music videos before moving into production management and line producing for TV. Her first film as a producer, the short Is It The Design On The Wrapper? won the Golden Palm at Cannes in 1997. In 1999, Stella set up the production company Riverchild Films to develop work with new and emerging filmmakers, co-producing, among other things, Paul Cotter's award-winning Jeff Farnsworth. She subsequently became an in-house producer at Stealth Films where she produced Menhaj Huda's Asian ensemble youth drama Everywhere and Nowhere and the gay urban romance Stud Life, and exec-produced Hammad Khan's Pakistan-set feature debut Slackistan.

She is now developing two features - femme-fatale noir thriller Necropolis , with Jens Jonsson attached to direct, and the thriller 18 Drops, written by Steve Lewis and Tony Owen - at the fledgling production outfit Northpoint Pictures – both of which she’ll be taking to the pitching sessions, case studies, roundtables and VIP networking events at TIFF.

More on TIFF Producer’s Lab here -

And we'll have more to say about UK talent heading for TIFF 2011 here soon.