New Real Films

New Real Films has made fourteen feature films and works in a wide range of budgets and genres. We are an author-driven production company that creates, develops and produces original feature film for Canadian and world audiences.


New Real Films' Born To Be Blue was a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015.

Ethan Hawke stars as Chet Baker in this remarkably creative reimagining of the legendary jazz trumpeter's struggle to overcome his drug addiction and stage a comeback. Written and directed by Robert Budreau.

“Upending the conventions of the musical rise-and-fall formula while still offering a relatively straightforward three-act narrative, the film is anchored by an Ethan Hawke performance that ranks among the best of his career.” – Variety

“Hawke embodies Baker with a high whisper of a voice, missing teeth and a quirky cadence. It's a riveting performance from first scene to last.” – Roger Ebert

“Ethan Hawke is at his very best in Born to be Blue, a deeply felt and profoundly moving depiction of the relationship between art and addiction.” – We Got This Covered

“A soulful performance... I could absolutely see Hawke's performance garnering attention from Gotham Independent Film Awards and Independent Spirit Awards voters, if not members of the Academy.” – Hollywood Reporter


Venice and Toronto Film Festival 2013 premiere
Winner Best Canadian Feature Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2013

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Watch the Making of Gerontophilia.


New Real is proud to announce Jennifer Jonas has won the CMPA TIFF Producer Of The Year award.

(Walter Borden and Pier-Gabriel Lajoie in Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia)

New Real is proud to announce that Gerontophilia has won the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature at the 2013 Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal.

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Recent LaBruce interviews:


Click here to view LaBruce's production diary.



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Watch the making of I'm Yours

"The road movie romance is revisited in I’m Yours, a charmingly offbeat outing by Canadian writer-director Leonard Farlinger. Both actors impress: Vanasse is radiant, evoking a mix of spontaneity and sorrow; while Sutherland lends soulful notes to his character’s conflicted exterior. Shot with saturated colours, jump cuts and a hip soundtrack, their wild night (which includes a fun scene in which a hyper Vanasse jumps around on the bed) encapsulates the film’s casually edgy vibe."

— T’cha Dunlevy, The Gazette


TIFF Canada's Top Ten

ACTRA Nominations
Outstanding Performance (Tracy Wright, Molly Parker)

Genie Nominations
Best Lead Actress (Molly Parker, Tracy Wright)
Best Editor (Matthew Hannam)
Original Score (Brendan Canning)

Toronto Film Critics Association Nomination
Rogers Best Canadian Film

Vancouver Critics Circle Nominations
Best Canadian Film
Best Canadian Director (Bruce MacDonald)
Best Actress (Tracy Wright, Molly Parker)

You can now preview and download Trigger in iTunes.

View Trigger in iTunes


New Real Films is proud to announce that Reginald Harkema has won a Director's Guild of Canada Award:

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Reginald Harkema for Leslie, My Name is Evil

Watch the Making of Leslie, My Name Is Evil