NSI Features First-developed SuperGrid from producer Hugh Patterson and writer Todd McCauley gets its UK premiere the weekend of March 15 in Manchester at Starburst International Film Festival. NSI Features First grad Trinni Franke is also a producer on the film.
Directed by WolfCop‘s Lowell Dean, the film opens in an apocalyptic near-future, where mining conglomerates have turned Canada into a wasteland. A young smuggler is forced to convince his older brother to get back on the “grid” and help him deliver mysterious cargo. En route, they must contend with road pirates, rebel gangs, and each other, in this wildly entertaining ode to the post-apocalyptic sci-fi/action movies of the ’80s.
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NSI Features First 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.
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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