SINCE 2014, WILDLING PICTURES HAS BEEN DEVELOPING AND PRODUCING AWARD-WINNING FILMS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE.

 
 

What sets Wildling Pictures apart is its commitment to bold films from distinct and undiscovered points-of-view; innovation in the models developed for creation, production and distribution of its content; and loyalty to the filmmakers it works with.  The companies past films have played at TIFF, Berlin, Sundance, SXSW, TriBeCa, Santa Barbara and Hot Docs. In 2018, the company will release TIFF 2017 Official Selections, Molly McGlynn’s debut feature film Mary Goes Round starring Aya Cash and Grayson Moore and Aiden Shipley’s debut feature film, Cardinals. Wildling recently finished production on the TIFF 2018 Offical Selection Firecrackers and completed production on Pippa Bianco’s, Untitled Pippa Bianco Project, a service production for A24, and Random Acts of Violence, a service production with Writer/Director Jay Baruchel. The company is based in Toronto, Canada.

 
 

 

Our Team

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MATT CODE

Matt Code is an award-winning producer of films and television and founding partner of Wildling Pictures, a Toronto-based production company. Code produced Mary Goes Round from writer/director Molly McGlynn, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and won numerous awards internationally. He also produced What Walaa Wants, Christy Garland’s Hot Docs special jury prize winning feature documentary which premiered at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival. Recently, Code completed production as co-producer on A24’s Share, the feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s Cannes’ Cinefondation award-winning short film of the same title. Currently, he is executive producer on Jay Baruchel’s upcoming directorial effort, Random Acts of Violence, starring Jesse Williams and Jordana Brewster. Code is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre (Producers’ Lab) and was the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Media Producers’ Association’s Emerging Producer Award (shared with Wildling partner, Kristy Neville).

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 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. WHAT WALAA WANTS will have its WORLD PREMIERE at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival. 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 has built an international reputation for bold filmmaker-driven projects. In addition to MARY GOES ROUND, 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. Wildling Pictures’ previous films have played internationally at festivals such as TIFF, Tribeca, Hot Docs, Slamdance and many others.

Code also regularly serves as a line producer or production manager on domestic and foreign productions shooting in Canada. Currently, he is 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.

Previously for PDM Entertainment, Code co-produced the six-part mini-series, THE BEST LAID PLANS (CBC-TV) and produced the companion web series THE PETES’ LAID PLANS (CBC Digital). THE BEST LAID PLANS was nominated for three 2014 DGC Awards, winning Best Mini-Series/Movie, and received three 2015 Canadian Screen Award nominations, winning Best Actor in a Dramatic Program (Jonas Chernick) and Best Director, Mini-Series/Movie (Peter Moss).

Code has juried for multiple film festivals and awards, is a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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KRISTY NEVILLE

Award-winning producer and partner at Wildling Pictures, Kristy Neville has quickly developed reputation as one of the top producers emerging out of Canada’s next generation of filmmakers. In a short time, Neville has had films screen at TIFF, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and Hot Docs, picking up two Sundance Special Jury Prizes along the way. In 2017 she won the CMPA Indiescreen Emerging Producer Award at TIFF alongside Wildling partner, Matt Code. Neville produced Cardinals, directed by Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley, which premieredat the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The same year Molly McGlynn’s Mary Goes Round, on which Neville served as co-producer, also had its premiere at TIFF. She returned to TIFF this year with Jasmin Mozaffari’s Firecrackers, which was recently named one of the standout films of the festival.

Kristy began her career in post-production, cutting short films and music videos. She refined her story editing skills as assistant to Jamie Kastner on Season One of the hit CBC comedy Still Standing and continued to work with Kastner as post-production supervisor at Cave 7 Productions overseeing their most recent documentary The Skyjacker’s Tale (TIFF ‘16).

As a producer, Kristy is currently completing post-production of her first feature, Cardinal, (directed by Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley) brought to life through Telefilm’s Micro-Budget Production Program.

In 2016, Kristy was selected by Telefilm as one of three emerging producers to attend the Cannes Film Festival’s Producer’s Workshop. The same year, she joined Wildling Pictures, developing and producing projects for film and television in collaboration with some of Canada’s most exciting new filmmakers including Molly McGlynn’s debut feature, Mary Goes Round, and Jasmin Mozaffari’s, Firecrackers.
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JULIE STRIFLER

Julie is an emerging producer and a seasoned entertainment marketing expert. Prior to joining the Wildling team in September 2017, Julie worked for leading media companies such as TIFF, Mongrel Media and CBC. Out of the gate, Julie’s first student short Living with Death (2011) screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner and Kingston Canadian Film Festival. She then went on to market and create brand strategies for notable films, TV shows, and initiatives, such as TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival (2015), Academy-Award winning film Manchester by the Sea (2016), and Netflix/CBC’s Alias Grace (2017). Most recently, Julie was the recipient of Telefilm's 2018 Talent To Watch and is currently in pre-production on her first feature film Easy Land.

 

What started as an internship at the Toronto International Film Festival in the fall of 2011, quickly grew into a successful 5-year career as Julie swiftly became the strategic lead for two major industry festivals, Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival (2016) and TIFF Kids International Film Festival (2016), while also having supported major film exhibitions David Cronenberg: Evolution (2014) and Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, Canadian and International theatrical film releases and various TIFF Cinematheque retrospectives.

Julie then spent a year at the notable Canadian film distribution company, Mongrel Media, managing national theatrical marketing strategies for feature films such as the Academy-Award winning film Manchester by the Sea (2016), Academy-Award nominated I Am Not Your Negro (2017) and the critically acclaimed film Maudie (2017). Most recently, Julie was part of the CBC’s Communications, Marketing and Brand, Entertainment Television team, supporting and contributing to the brand strategy for broadcast series such as the Emmy-nominated Interrupt This Program (Season 3), CBC Arts premiere of The Filmmakers (Season 1) and the highly anticipated Netflix/CBC co-production mini-series, Alias Grace.

Julie joined the Wildling family in September 2017 to grow her knowledge in film development, acquisitions and production and couldn’t be happier.