Producer Michele Mundy on the support she received through NSI IndigiDocs

Michele Mundy

With the deadline for NSI IndigiDocs just days away, we had one last talk with a program graduate to get their thoughts on the course.

Michele Mundy (pictured) produced the award-winning documentary Leave it on the Water through NSI IndigiDocs with director Steve Sxwithul’txw.

What were your expectations for NSI IndigiDocs going into it? Did these change over the course of the program?

When I first entered into NSI IndigiDocs, I was quite nervous because I had limited experience working in film. Extensive research led me to the program. My area of interest was to learn more about line producing.

The training and support we [me and program partner/Leave it on the Water director Steve Sxwithul’txw] received from the staff and mentors in the program more than surpassed the education I imagined we would receive.

As the producer, I was fully responsible for budgeting and ensuring our team met all the deliverables laid out by our funders. NSI staff continually supported us to ensure we completed each deliverable on time and they were available if we needed additional support.

Do you have any tips or advice for folks thinking of applying to the course?

I would just suggest that if you have a story you are passionate about, apply. The NSI staff and other students you’ll work with are extremely supportive and want everyone to be successful.

Let go of any inhibitions you may have because it’s an incredible opportunity to fund your film project, receive guidance and embark on an extremely valuable experience.

Why would you recommend NSI IndigiDocs?

It’s an amazing opportunity to bring your film project to life, with incredible support and funding to complete it. The mentoring and full engagement with staff and fellow students isn’t something you will always receive in the field, so it provides an incredible learning experience.

As well, the networking opportunities that NSI facilitates throughout the course are so valuable. It’s a program I really appreciate being involved in and one that I would recommend to anyone considering it.

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Keep the story going and donate today

At NSI, we’re passionate about nurturing storytellers because stories connect us all.

Please consider a donation to support our talented students as part of your charitable giving. Big or small, your gift will provide value-added essentials that enhance their training experience.

Tax receipts are issued for all gifts. Thank you for considering a donation.

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