Above: Adventures in Public School was produced through the CFC program
The selected teams head to Los Angeles in March for the LA module of the program including targeted one-on-one meetings and access to high-level creative and packaging expertise.
Projects from NSI grads accepted to the program include:
- Bad Seeds from Jason James (NSI Totally Television), Amber Ripley (NSI Drama Prize) and Jason Filiatrault (NSI Script to Screen)
- More Than a Friend from Harry Cherniak (NSI Features First)
- Small Pond Glory from Alyson Richards (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First)
The Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange has helped accelerate nine Canadian comedies including Adventures in Public School, developed through NSI Features First by Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout.
Adventures in Public School premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, was named one of Canada’s top ten features of 2017 and was recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Original Screenplay.