NSI Features First-developed Venus premieres in Montreal

Venus / Link to Compass Productions

Congratulations to writer/director Eisha Marjara and producer Joe Balass on the premiere of their NSI Features First-developed film Venus.

Venus premiered on October 9, 2017 at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal.

Genders, generations and cultures collide in Venus, a comedy about the modern family unit which follows an Indian-born transitioning woman who discovers she’s the father of a 14-year-old boy.

Venus was developed through NSI Features First in 2014.

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NSI Features First is a development training launch pad for producer/writer teams looking to produce their first or second feature film with strong commercial appeal.

NSI Features First is funded by Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment OneSuper ChannelCorus Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment; Provincial Sponsors Creative Saskatchewan and Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; and Service Sponsor William F. White. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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