Movie Central Script to Script project Entanglement goes to camera

NSI's John Gill and Angela Heck with Amber Ripley (middle) on the set of Entanglement

NSI’s John Gill and Angela Heck with Amber Ripley (middle) on the set of Entanglement.

Entanglement, a feature film project developed through Movie Central’s Script to Screen in association with the National Screen Institute, is now in production.

Entanglement is about the interconnectedness of all things – about quantum physics, destiny and the possibility that everything happens for a reason. The film asks questions about what ties us together and the things we do to try and stand apart. Principal photography began September 30 in and around Vancouver, BC.

Entanglement was developed through Movie Central Script to Screen by writer Jason Filiatrault in 2014. Amber Ripley (NSI Drama Prize) co-produces and Jason James (NSI Totally Television) co-produces and directs.

“The Script to Screen program is one of the most supportive and encouraging ways to develop a screenplay,” said Jason Filiatrault. “Entanglement has always been a very personal and meaningful project to me, and I love that there’s a place for Canadian writers to tell those stories. I can’t thank the NSI and Movie Central enough for putting their faith in my work and their trust in my ability.”

“The start of filming of Entanglement is a milestone moment for Script to Screen. We are proud to have supported Jason and help shape the development of this exciting, original film – a true realization of the ambitions of the Fund,” said Chris Bell, Director of Original Programming, Drama & Comedy Corus Entertainment. “We congratulate Jason and the whole team on making this great project a reality.”

“With Movie Central and NSI’s partnership in this program, writers like Jason can see their script ideas come to feature film fruition,” said NSI director of programming Brendon Sawatzky. “We’re excited to see a Script to Screen project begin production. Congratulations to Jason and the team behind Entanglement on this achievement.”

About Movie Central

Movie Central is a commercial-free premium pay TV service available in western Canada. Movie Central premieres the best in Hollywood, international and Canadian films across eight 24-hour movie channels, including dedicated high-definition feeds, a Movie Central On Demand service and exclusive HBO content on HBO Canada. Movie Central is also the first window for Showtime content and home to cutting-edge Canadian series. A major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry, Movie Central, through Script to Screen, a writer-oriented feature script development program funded by Movie Central and delivered by NSI supports Canadian filmmaking. Visit the Movie Central website at moviecentral.ca.

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, NSI Drama Prize, NSI New Voices, NSI Features First, Movie Central Script to Screen, Shaw Media Diverse TV Director and NSI Aboriginal Documentary.

NSI also offers exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television and digital media industry at nsi-canada.ca.

Media enquiries

Owen McCorquodale
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6068 or owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com                                                   

Laura Friesen
National Screen Institute
204.957.2999 or laura.friesen@nsi-canada.ca

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