"Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life".

Werner Herzog



Somewhere in the middle of every production there's usually that tipping point moment when you go from "there's no way we're going to finish this" to "this is going to be awesome" - the moment the boat crests the top of the mountain.  When you're in the thick of things, making films can be an (embarrassingly) all-consuming part of your life , so you'd better love what you do...and at AMF that comes naturally.

In a world where it's getting harder and harder to tell the difference between one new super-hero/serial killer/auto massacre film and the next, we are committed to bringing you types of films that are more interested in exploring how people are put together, than how they can be taken apart.

Inspired by the work of such modern luminaries as Kubrick, Jeunet, Gondry, Herzog, Jonze and Zucker, movies are simply the stuff we're made of.




With a professional background covering a wide gamut of roles, Jon Ornoy is a 16 year veteran of the Vancouver film industry, with the creative vision and experience to realize the best of a project's potential.  With a passion for every element of the filmmaking process, Jon's comprehensive experience and solid instincts have been honed over the course of more than 50 professional productions.

Equally at home on set or the production office, Jon has experience pitching projects at major festivals like Hot Docs, TIFF and Banff and has successfully received grants from respected organizations like Bravo!Fact and the Shaw/Hot Docs Fund.  In 2012, Jon won the CreativeBC/MPPIA pitch contest at the Whistler Film Festival which financed the production of the short film "True Love Waits".

Jon is a past board member of the BC chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada. 

AMF is Looking for Feature Screenplays

AMF is currently accepting unsolicited submissions of feature length, comedic and dramatic scripts.  Please note that we are currently only accepting submissions from Canadian writers.

Genres/films we like: Magic realism, quirky, character-driven, just-left-of-mainstream, Adaptation, The One I Love, Compliance, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Son of Rambow.  

Please don't send us: thrillers, killers (serial or otherwise), female leads who are hookers or strippers, anything to do with the Mafia (including owing them money), stories with heavy CG requirements, stories that are too site-specific (ie. a road trip between NYC and LA) or stories with a body count of more than two.

If you've got something you think we might like, send a logline, one page synopsis and short bio to submissions@animalmotherfilms.com and we'll let you know if we're interested in reading the full script.


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