Author Archives: Laura Friesen

About Laura Friesen

Communications & Alumni Manager

Farpoint Films announce the start of production on new series Ice Vikings


Ice Vikings takes viewers inside a world never before seen on television: Lake Winnipeg’s commercial ice fishing industry.

Art War

Director: Peter Rowe ·

An interactive film in which the audience participates as part of a blind jury for an art academy whose decision could save the lives of 80 million people.


Director: Léa Rondot ·

A woman has another sleepless night. It sometimes feels like the night will never end.

Tommy’s World

Director: Sam Harding ·

Tommy Rodgers, an eccentric man with a penchant for conspiracies, shares his personal experiences with loss, addiction and love.

NSI’s Shelly Quade at Silver Wave Film Festival, November 8


Shelly will talk about NSI’s programs and the process from application to acceptance, right through to getting a project made.

NSI grads take home awards at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival


Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin won the Sun Jury and Audience Choice Awards and Mary Galloway and Jessie Anthony were the APTN/imagineNATIVE web series pitch winners.

NSI grads win 2019 Directors Guild of Canada Awards


Directing work from Tasha Hubbard, Jeremy Lalonde, Jordan Canning and Norma Bailey was recognized.

Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders begins production, attaches Taika Waititi


The story of a dystopian world where a Cree woman joins a group of vigilantes to free her daughter from the state in a military-run North America.

Production on NSI Features First-developed A Small Fortune underway in Prince Edward Island


Writer Adam Perry and producer Jason Arsenault recently spoke to CBC about film production in P.E.I.

Indigenous films from NSI grads at free Winnipeg First Fridays event, November 1


Includes CBC New Indigenous Voices short film Aadizookaan (pictured) from Kale Swampy, Andre Nault and Celeste Sutherland.

Counting on a New Crop

Director: Brina Romanek ·

Best friends, 66-year-old farmer Jim and 23-year-old electrician Jon, struggle to keep Edencrest Farm alive.


Director: Molly Shears ·

Zoe searches for her mother after she abandons the family to become an internet health guru.