Music Video Production Project awards grants to nine emerging Canadian artists

Featuring Said The Whale, Maky Lavender, Dylan Menzie, and more

RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television have announced the nine grant recipients for round two of the Music Video Production (MVP) Project, which promotes and aids emerging Canadian recording artists, producers, and filmmakers in creating music video content.

The nine recipients, which feature Said The Whale, Maky Lavender, Dylan Menzie, and more, were chosen from a whopping 380 submissions. The list of nine recipients represents a wide range of genres, from indie rock to pop, and filmmaking styles, from stop-motion animation to short-form narrative.

“The talent pool of emerging recording artists and filmmakers in Canada is incredible, and the MVP Project was created to support and promote these artists as they pursue their passion,” RBC Vice-President of Brand Marketing Matt McGlynn explained in a statement. “We are immensely proud to support this second round of MVP Project recipients so they can turn their visions into reality.”

Check out the full list of grant recipients below.

    – Recording artist Amaal, Director Kat Webber, Producer Matt Power (Toronto)
    – Recording artist Harrison, Director Jon Riera, Producer Connor Illsley (Toronto)
    – Recording artist Tanika Charles, Director Nayani Thiyagarajah (aka V. T. Nayani), Producer Simone Ince (Toronto)
    – Recording artists Hansom Eli, Director Yann Lo Bono, Producer Alexy Guérer (Montreal)
    – Recording artist Maky Lavender, Director Alexandre Pelletier, Producer Anthony Martino Maurice (Montreal)
    – Recording artists Said The Whale, Director Johnny Jansen, Producer Josh Huculiak (Vancouver)
    – Recording artist Dylan Menzie, Director/Producer Aidan Searle (Charlottetown)
    – Recording artist Desiire, Director/Producer Ayo Tsalithaba (Scarborough)
    Lead photo courtesy of Vanessa Heins.