The Retreat, developed through NSI Features First, premieres across Canada and the US today

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The thriller, directed by Pat Mills and written by Alyson Richards, is the 26th fully produced feature to come from the program.

Focal Point: theatrical release for Shawn Linden’s film Hunter Hunter, developed through NSI Features First

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The horror film was released in US theatres, DVD and on-demand in mid-December 2020. This is the 25th fully produced film to come from NSI Features First.

All-in Madonna, developed through the NSI Features First, gets world premiere at Whistler Film Festival

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The film premieres on December 9 and marks the 24th fully produced feature to come from the NSI Features First program.

Alyson Richards, Pat Mills working on new NSI Features First thriller The Retreat

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Set to star Tommie-Amber Pirie, Sarah Allen, Rossif Sutherland and Aaron Ashmore.

NSI Features First film Hunter Hunter in post-production

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Shot in Winnipeg, the film includes many NSI alumni as crew members.

NSI Features First class of 2019 wrap training, share final thoughts

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As their last homework assignment, each student wrote a final report so we pulled out a few snippets to share with you.

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

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

NSI Features First screenplay Cherries from Matt Sadowski, Amelia Wasserman named Slamdance finalist

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Cherries follows an anxious and cynical young woman who gets caught up in a high-stakes misadventure on her 16th birthday.

NSI Features First writer students attend producer boot camp; here’s how it went down

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We hear from Gemma Holdway, Nick Schelle, Lauren MacKinlay, Muna Deria, Kulbinder Saran Caldwell, Andrew Dryden Mortimer and Gharrett Paon.

NSI Features First students at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019

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Students share their experiences and tips for future festival-goers.

NSI Features First screenplay Cherries from Amelia Wasserman, Matt Sadowski makes Slamdance quarterfinals

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Cherries follows an anxious and cynical young woman who gets caught up in a high-stakes misadventure on her 16th birthday.

NSI Features First program update

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The course is taking a short hiatus while we retool the curriculum, explore our funding model and new partnerships, and make important upgrades.