Beginning December 27, feature comedy Adventures in Public School, developed through NSI Features First by writer/producer Josh Epstein and writer/director Kyle Rideout (both also grads of NSI Drama Prize and NSI Totally Television), will be available to stream on Crave.
Adventures in Public School had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, screened at festivals worldwide, won several awards and was picked for the TIFF top 10 films of 2017 list. The film opened in Canadian theatres in April 2018.
In the film, a socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother’s wishes.
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NSI Features First, in association with Telefilm Canada, provides development training for writer/producer teams looking to produce their first or second feature film with strong commercial appeal.
Over 20 feature films developed through the program have been produced since 1997, most recently: Level 16 (2018) from Danishka Esterhazy, SuperGrid (2018) from Hugh Patterson and Todd McCauley, and Venus (2017) from Eisha Marjara and Joe Balass.
NSI Features First is funded by Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Super Channel, Corus Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment; Provincial Sponsor Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; and Industry Supporters William F. White and Deluxe. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.
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