Local producer Chris Turner will be bringing his whimsical romantic comedy Tainted Love to life after being awarded the CBC/Film Nova Scotia Bridge Award. Mr. Turner will receive $20,000 in equity funding from Film Nova Scotia and an equal amount in broadcast licence and services from CBC to produce his short film. Short-listed participants pitched to a jury of industry experts. This year, the jury had representatives from Film Nova Scotia and CBC as well as established Nova Scotia filmmakers Craig Cameron and Chaz Thorne. “The Bridge Award has created a host of talented and successful producers and I am honored to join their ranks,” said Mr. Turner. “My director Jesse Harley and I look forward to drawing on the resources and knowledge of Film Nova Scotia, CBC and our executive producer David MacLeod as we move our short film from script to screen.” Tainted Love is modern day love story about Cupid. Armed with a magical camera that makes people fall in love with a click of its shutter, he is sent to a wedding reception to target new couples. While making his matches, Cupid loses his magical camera and must recover it at all costs before love shows that it truly knows no bounds. The award helps to cultivate and grow emerging talent in Nova Scotia with a chance to produce a six- to 12-minute short film for Canadian broadcast. “The Bridge Award is a very beneficial program for emerging producers in the province,” said Linda Wood, director, business and legal affairs at Film Nova Scotia. “This award wouldn’t be possible without the support of CBC and we appreciate their dedication to the program. We would also like to thank Craig and Chaz for their support and valuable input.” Film Nova Scotia is a provincial Crown corporation reporting to the Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. The corporation provides a wide range of programs and services to support the province’s audiovisual industry. Nova Scotia is among the largest production centres in Canada.