The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the teams selected to the 2017 NSI Features First training course.
Congratulations to the newest NSI Features First teams:
- All-In Madonna from producer Arnold Lim (Victoria, BC) and writer Susie Winters (Edmonton, AB)
- Hunting Season from producer Mark Wolff (Saskatoon, SK) and writer Shayne Metcalfe (Petrofka, SK)
- We Came From the Sea from producer Jeremy Lutter (Victoria, BC) and writer Ryan Bright (Vancouver, BC)
- Smash Smash Revolution from producer Jennifer Liao and writer Stephanie Law (Toronto, ON)
NSI is also happy to welcome back Shelly Quade as NSI Features First program manager.
“I’m excited to welcome these four new teams to the program and begin their training,” said Shelly. “Their stories have a lot of potential, and the story editing and refinement process over the next 10 months will prepare their projects for the feature film market.”
NSI Features First is a 10-month development training launch pad for producer/writer teams looking to produce their first or second feature film with strong commercial appeal.
The NSI Features First program advisor is Melissa Kajpust. Boot camp takes place in Toronto over a week in late January.
Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout’s Public Schooled, a project from the 2014 edition of the course, is currently in production, while Eisha Marjara and Joe Balass’s Venus, also from 2014, is in post-production.
NSI Features First 2016 was funded by Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada; Program Partner The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment; Provincial Sponsors Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), Innovation PEI and Creative Saskatchewan; and Industry Partner Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.
About the National Screen Institute
Renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, NSI New Voices, NSI Features First, Movie Central Script to Screen, Corus Diverse TV Director, NSI Aboriginal Documentary, TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts, and TELUS Optik™ Local.
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