Ottawa Script-to-Screen Incubator

Announcement – Incubator Scripts Selected

We are excited to announce two scripts that were submitted to our Script-to-Screen Incubator project have been selected to go into production this August! The two writers that were selected are Natalie Hunter and Nick Gray.

 “Pot Bound” written by Natalie Hunter is about a custody battle over a dying plant that forces ex-lovers to confront the never-ending battle of who was right and who was wrong. But what if it’s not that simple?

Natalie Hunter – Writer

Natalie is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and has over two decades of experience in performance. She loves storytelling, especially about the complex connections we make in our lives. She also enjoys a good book, a cup of coffee, and entertaining her extremely spoiled cat.”

“Pot Bound” will be directed by Hingman Leung.  

For more information, click here: Pot Bound

“Heartless” written by Nick Gray is about a young man unable to cope with his medical condition, who is saved from an act of reckless disregard by a concerned stranger at the edge of the world.

Nick Gray – Writer

Cappie Award winner, Nick Gray is an Ottawa-based writer, actor, and playwright. He is a graduate of Algonquin College’s Scriptwriting and Performing Arts programs, best known for his work with the Algonquin College Theatre Company, the Youth Infringement Festival, and the Fresh Meat Festival.

“Heartless” will be directed by Patrick Mulligan. 

For more information, click here: Heartless

Meet our Incubator Team

Blair Campbell – Producer

Blair is a graduate of the television broadcasting program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, the Founder of, and the co-founder of  Ocan Film Fest. Some of his credits include Executive Producer of the Valle d’Itria Film Festival’s Miglior Cortometraggio Internazionale – America Best Short Film winner “A Clean Slate” (short film) 2014 and Producer/Location Manager on “The Gift​” (short film) 2019.

Hingman Leung – Filmmaker

Hingman is a multiple award-winning independent filmmaker. Her recent short film, “Curbside Pickup”, reached the top three on CBC’s Short Film Face Off season 14. In 2020, she was named by CBC as one of ten Trailblazers in Ottawa for her work in representation in media. By day, she works on developing strategies to address systemic racism in the health research funding space. 

Jith Paul – Producer/Director/DP/Editor

Jith is a producer, director, cinematographer and editor of several award-winning short films, documentaries and music videos.  He is President, CEO & Janitor at Treepot Media, which he founded in 2010.  His directorial debut, “Algebra”, a short film about a painter grappling with the loss of his eyesight won awards and screened at festivals in North America, Europe and Asia including the Festival international Entr’2 marches in Cannes, France in 2015.  The films “Polar Bear Love”, “Moments” and “Perfect”, which he produced, were selected for competition in CBC Television’s nationally broadcast Short Film Face-off in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. Jith is a graduate of the television broadcasting program at Algonquin College.

Patrick Mulligan – Filmmaker

Patrick is a multiple award-winning independent filmmaker with a passion for exploring identity and place through the lens of cinema. His recent short film “Fitful Mercies” won both Best Picture and Best Acting at the 2021 Digi60 Filmmaker’s Festival. When he’s not behind the camera, he works for IRCC as a policy analyst.

Lorelei E. Miller – Executive Producer

Lorelei loves the collaborative aspect of bringing a script to the screen. From a young age, she was emotionally impacted by movies. Naturally curious, she was obsessed with learning how movies were made. She attended Humber College’s Film and Television Production program. Since then, she has worked on several productions in Ottawa, including features, short films and music videos. Some of her credits include Producer/Director/Writer of “Louder Than Words” (short) 2013, Producer/Director “The Gift” (short) 2019. Lorelei is looking forward to working on the Incubator project.

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