Adam Perry: NSI put me on the path to directing my first feature film

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Through the NSI Features First program, Adam was able to finance, shoot and edit his film, A Small Fortune. The film is currently in post-production.

Leah Cameron: I think it’s important to share struggles to create a safer and more equitable working environment

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Leah discusses her struggles as a woman in the film industry, and how NSI mentors Rosemary Dunsmore and E. Jane Thompson taught her to stay true to her vision.

Steve Sxwithul’txw: the contacts I made through NSI were integral for my growth as a director

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Through NSI IndigiDocs, Steve gained a broader understanding of directing and how best to collaborate with producers.

Virginia Thompson: NSI gave me the skills and confidence to start my own film company

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Virginia, NSI Features First alum and current board member, says her NSI training pushed her to be the best she could be.

Matt Watterworth: NSI gave me the tools to make more than just a living – they helped me find my path as a filmmaker

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Matt refers to his training at NSI as the turning point in his career, and where he gained a new understanding of the filmmaking process.

Cynthia Knight: NSI Drama Prize gave me the skills and confidence to achieve my dream

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Cynthia believes her hands-on training with NSI and advice from industry professionals helped her break into the industry.

Arnold Lim: from the very beginning, my time with NSI was inclusive and supporting

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Arnold credits his NSI training with helping him out of his comfort zone and pushing him to take his project to the next level.

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NSI alumna Shannon Fewster’s growing career as a producer and writer

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The knowledge she gained from producing short films helped her land a role as associate producer on feature film Born To Be Blue starring Ethan Hawke, and later The Amazing Race Canada.

NSI alumna JJ Neepin: NSI helped add to our community of filmmakers

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JJ says she built relationships with mentors and fellows during training and continues to work with them today.

NSI alumna Shelagh Carter still draws on her director training today

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Describes NSI training as invaluable and necessary.

NSI alumna Jennifer Podemski: NSI has been a huge part of my success

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Jennifer says NSI has been a place where she can learn and grow and be 100% guaranteed to walk away with valuable tools to take her to the next level of her career.