NSI Features First 2019 shortlist revealed

About NSI Features First

Congratulations to the following shortlisted projects and teams in the running for NSI Features First 2019!

Ten teams have been shortlisted and up to four will make the cut next month.

Blood and Water

Producer: Catherine Carnovale
Writer: Bryce Sage
Toronto, ON


Producer: Sydney van Delft
Writer: Kenny Wong
Montreal, QC


Producer: Richard Rotter
Writer: Lauren Greenwood
Toronto, ON

In Vein

Producer: Lauren MacKinlay
Writer: James Fanizza
Toronto, ON

Black Gold Muslimah

Producer: Kulbinder Saran Caldwell
Writer: Muna Deria
Toronto, ON


Producer: Nick Schelle
Writer: Gemma Holdway
Vancouver, BC

White River

Producer: Natalie Urquhart
Writer: Sam Coyle
Toronto, ON


Producer: Andrew Korogyi
Writer: Daniel Whidden
Toronto, ON

The Undertow

Producer: Gharrett Paon
Writer: Andrew Dryden Mortimer
Halifax and Whitney Pier, NS


Producer: Amelia Morris
Writer: Steven Moody
Vancouver, BC

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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 CBC Gem, Super ChannelCorus 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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