Production underway on NSI Features First film Public Schooled

Kyle Rideout, NSI CEO John Gill, NSI programming director Brendon Sawatzky, Josh Epstein

From left: Kyle Rideout, NSI CEO John Gill, NSI programming director Brendon Sawatzky, Josh Epstein

The National Screen Institute congratulates Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout whose NSI Features First project Public Schooled is currently in production in Vancouver.

NSI’s John Gill and Brendon Sawatzky, pictured above with Josh and Kyle, recently visited the set and got to wear some fancy slippers.

Public Schooled stars Judy Greer as the mother of socially awkward Liam, a boy who has been home-schooled his whole life. When Liam falls in love with a popular one-legged girl, he abandons his mother’s suffocating love and enrolls in public school, entering a world of sex, drugs and social studies.

Josh and Kyle co-wrote the script. Kyle is directing and Josh is producing. Public Schooled was developed in 2014 through NSI Features First.

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NSI Features First 2014 was funded by Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada; Program Partners The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Shaw Media; Supporting Sponsor Entertainment One; Actors Support Sponsor The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation; Bursary Sponsor ZoomerMedia; Industry Partner The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) and Provincial Sponsor Alberta Film.

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