Toronto (Ontario), Montréal (Québec), May 13, 2020: The board of directors of the Bell Fund has announced its decisions for the April 6, 2020 round of applicants. Over $2.8M funding has been approved to support 15 independent production companies across Canada, English language and 8 French language projects.  

  1. The following English language projects received  funding under the Bell Fund’s TV Program: 
TV Program
Clothes Minded
Vice Productions
8 x 30 min
A ground-breaking series that tracks the journey of a trans or gender non-conforming person in the lead up to one of life’s milestones. Be it a prom, a wedding or a Quinceañera - showing up and feeling like yourself is a universal struggle that proves particularly difficult for the genderqueer among us. With the support of trans activist/life coach LUCAS SILVEIRA and non- binary activist/fashion model RICHIE SHAZAM, each participant prepares both inside and out.
Coroner (Season 3)
Muse Entertainment & Back Alley Films
10 x 60 min 
A new obstacle arrives for Jenny in the form of a detective set on unearthing her dark past. In a series of touching, personal, harrowing cases, unorthodox therapy sessions, and uncomfortable, messy and beautiful personal encounters Jenny, and those around her, will come to understand the true meaning of what it means to be alive as they dance with death.
Employable Me IV
Riverbank Pictures
6 x 60 min
A documentary series that follows people with neuro diverse conditions such as autism and Tourette Syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. This uplifting, warm and insightful series draws on experts to uncover people's hidden skills and to match job seekers to roles that can harness their strengths.
Hotel Paranormal - Season 2
Saloon Media
T&E (Blue Ant)
10 x 60 min 
A documentary series that brings to life true encounters with the paranormal at some of the world’s most haunted lodgings. Canadian comedy legend and truebeliever Dan Aykroyd is our guide through this macabre world of haunted hotels, motels, hostels, and homestays.
Hudson & Rex III
Shaftesbury & Pope Productions
Citytv (Rogers)
16 x 60 min 
Set in St. John’s, Newfoundland, this is an action-packed police procedural focused on the partnership between a dedicated Major Crimes detective, Charlie Hudson (John Reardon) and his extraordinary partner Rex (canine Diesel vom Burgimwald), a German Shepherd with heightened senses and formerly with the K-9 police unit.
The Weather Files S2: Total Impact
Saloon Media
Cottage Life (Blue Ant)
8 x 60 min 
Takes viewers inside extreme weather events and natural disasters like never before! This season skips the storm chasers and re-enactments and goes inside the disaster through the eyes of real-life survivors, first responders and scientific experts, with gripping, first-hand accounts, dramatic original footage, cutting-edge science and graphic animations of how things work.
Trickster Season 2
Sienna Films
6 x 60 min
Kind-hearted Jared is just a small-town kid who wants to break free of expectations and become his own person. You know, an average youth who happens to be half Trickster, half Witch. The seductive power of the Trickster life is strong and Jared risks losing everything he cares about as he succumbs to the decadence of that life. But when his people need him, our reluctant hero answers the call, finally embracing his gifts and restoring balance and harmony among Witches, Tricksters and Ancients.

       2. The following French language projects received financing under the Bell Fund’s TV Program: 

        For further details on the projects below, please see our French language website:

TV Program
Bête noire
Encore Télévision
Corus Média - Séries Plus
6 x 60 min
Le trésor de Saint-Castin
N12 Productions
Corus Média - Historia
Louis T veut savoir
Savoir média
6 x 30 min
M'entends-tu? (season 3)
Trio Orange
10 x 30 min
Partir autrement en famille (season 8)
Océan Télévision
TV5 Québec Canada - TV5
13 x 60 min
Plan B (season 3)
Productions KOTV
Société Radio-Canada
6 x 60 min
Pour toi Flora
Nish Media
Société Radio-Canada
6 x 60 min
Voir la musique autrement
Productions du milieu and Pimiento Médias
Accessible Média inc. - AMI-télé
10 x 30 min

For further details on the projects below, please see our French language website:

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