Entanglement to premiere at Seattle International Film Fest

Entanglement Thomas Middleditch Jess Weixler / Link to SIFF

Entanglement, a feature film project developed through Movie Central’s Script to Screen in association with the National Screen Institute, celebrates its world premiere next week at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).

Entanglement was written by Jason Filiatrault in 2014. Amber Ripley (NSI Drama Prize) is co-producer and Jason James (NSI Totally Television) is the film’s director and co-producer.

“Having Entanglement premiere feels like the culmination of many years of hard work and struggle and doubt and hope, and I’m just so thankful to all the amazing and talented people who helped bring this weird little film to life,” said Jason.

“I know it’s not every day a writer gets to see their first film premiere, and none of this would be happening without NSI and the Script to Screen course – they gave us the support we needed to get the script ready, and the confidence to take it from development into production.”

In Entanglement, Ben (Thomas Middleditch) uncovers a family secret while searching for the meaning of his existence. This leads him to a woman named Hanna (Jess Weixler) who might have almost been his adopted sister.

But when he and Hanna inadvertently fall in love, and his life becomes increasingly and strangely complicated, Ben starts to realize that everything is amazingly and incredibly connected – and that the world might just be more inexplicable than he ever imagined.

“NSI is proud to have supported Jason through Entanglement‘s writing and development process,” said Brendon Sawatzky, NSI director of programming. “The film’s premiere is a huge accomplishment and we congratulate Jason and the whole team on the completion of this project.”

Entanglement screens May 19, 20 and 24 at SIFF. Find out more and buy tickets.

About the National Screen Institute

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 TelevisionCBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSINSI Features First, NSI IndigiDocsNSI Business for ProducersMovie Central Script to ScreenCorus Diverse TV Director, TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts, and TELUS Optik™ Local.

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 industries at nsi-canada.ca.

National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) operates with ongoing funding from Core Funders: Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council; Benefactors: TELUSTelefilm Canada; Patron: Bell Media; CBC; Builders: APTNManitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Strategic Sponsors: Directors Guild of Canada, Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus EntertainmentBlue Ant Media; Friends: Manitoba Film & Music, RBC Emerging Artists Project, The Winnipeg Foundation, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, ZoomerMedia, Breakthrough Entertainment.

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Laura Friesen, Manager, Communications & Alumni Relations
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email: laura.friesen@nsi-canada.ca

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