NSI Features First - Alumni

Presented by the National Screen Institute in association with Telefilm Canada


Choo Chew (Toronto, ON)
Producer Mark Cutforth and writer Lee Hoverd

Hidden Star (Calgary, AB)
Producer Greg Jeffs and writer Colette Jeffs

Little Kings (Toronto, ON)
Producer Harry Cherniak and writer Dusty Mancinelli

The Danish Ambassador’s Wife (Toronto, ON)
Writer Andrea Stewart and producer Shauna MacDonald


Ninja Girl (Edmonton, AB)
Producer Camille Beaudoin and writer Chris Craddock

Public-Schooled (Vancouver, BC)
Producer Josh Epstein and writer Kyle Rideout

Synapse (Calgary, AB)
Producer Matt Watterworth and writer Scott Westby

Venus (Montreal, QC)
Producer Joe Balass and writer Eisha Marjara


Daniel Dolphin and the Horn of the Sea Dragon (Vancouver, BC)
Producer Carmen Forsberg and writer/director Adam Mars

The Dark Stranger (Toronto, ON)
Writer/director Chris Trebilcock and producer Glen Wood

Masks (Toronto, ON)
Producer Alex Molenaar and writer/director Peter Genoway

Two 4 One (Victoria, BC)
Writer/director Maureen Bradley (ZoomerMedia Bursary recipient)


Catch it Early (Toronto, ON)
Producer Jordana Aarons; writer/director Sarah Warren

Fragments (Marsh Lake & Whitehorse, YK)
Producer Michael Vernon; writer/directors David Hamelin and Neil Macdonald

An Inheritence (Vancouver, BC)
Producer Rajvinder Kaur Uppal; writer/director Meghna Haldar (ZoomerMedia Bursary recipients)

Ocean City (Richmond and Vancouver, BC)
Producer Ben Silverman; writer Matthew Bass; director Jason Stone


People I Hate (Mississauga, ON & Toronto, ON)
Producer: Urmi Bardhan; writer/director: Naomi Ward

Wisteria (Toronto, ON & Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Amy Belling; writer/director: A.J. Bond

Sarnia (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Jillian Ruby; writer/director: Matt Ferguson

The Teplitskys Are Furious (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Luke Bryant; writer/director: Sarah Lazarovic 


Bitter Pills (North Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON)
Producer: Cher Hawrysh; writer/director: Garfield Lindsay Miller

Emerge (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Maria Kennedy and writer/director: Ben Mazzotta

Heaven’s Door
(Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Katie Weekley and writer/director: Geoff Redknap

The Bequest (Toronto, ON)
Producer: David Bajurny and writer/director: Jeff Kopas


Hunter Hunter (Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Megan Heke; writer/director: Shawn Linden

Rebel Angels (Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Polly Washburn; writer: Bradley Sawatzky; director: Shereen Jerrett

The Retreat (Toronto, ON)
Writer/producer: Alyson Richards; director: Pat Mills

The Summer We Ran (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Richard Blonski; writer/director: Bill Taylor


The Berliner Complex (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Daniel Bekerman; director: E. Jane Thompson; writer: Katherine Collins

Born Into This (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Darren Portelli; writer/director: Emmanuel Shirinian

Extinction (North Vancouver and Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Suzan Derkson; director: Cory Kinney; writer: Sarah Dodd

Mrs. Lee (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Melissa Taylor; writer/director: Edmond Chan

Skin to Skin (Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON)
Co-writer/Producer: Marlene Rodgers; co-writer/director: Ines Buchli

World Leaders Gone Wild (Halifax, NS)
Producer: Sean T. Doyle; writer/director: Iain MacLeod


Every Emotion Costs (Sudbury, ON/Naughton, ON)
Producer: Joseph Mansourian; writer/director: Darlene Naponse

Level 16 (Toronto, ON/Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Stéphanie Chapelle; writer/director: Danishka Esterhazy

Saddlebags (Squamish, BC/Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Angela Heck; director: Tracy D. Smith; writer: Christine Lippa

The Take Out Girl (Whiterock, BC/Vancouver, BC/Toronto, ON)
Producer: Kryssta Mills; director: Allison Beda; Writer: Lara McKinnon

I Declare War (formerly War) Winnipeg, MB/Toronto, ON)
Producer: Pauline Kupiak; writer/director: Jason Lapeyre


Bang Bang Baby (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Larissa Giroux; writer/director: Jeffrey St. Jules

Chroma (Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Timo Puolitaipale; director: Darren Wall; writer: Ryan Fitzgerald

Foodland (Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Brent Deere; writer/director: Adam Smoluk

The Sun at Midnight (Toronto, ON/Yellowknife NT)
Producer: Anneli Ekborn; writer/director: Kirsten Carthew

Time to Reap (Saskatoon, SK)
Producer: Rick Stefanowski; director: Torin Stefanson; writer: Teri Armitage


Charming Grace (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Jennifer MacLennan, writer/director: Will Pascoe

Game On! (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Claire Querée, writer/director: Justin MacGregor

Into the Sun (Montreal, QC)
Producer: Joelle Bourjolly, writer/director: Jennifer Kierans

The Rich Guy (Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Kyle Bornais, director: John Barnard, writer: Chris Charney

Stealing Riffs (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Adria Budd Johnson, writer/director: Holly Redford


The Leftover Bandit (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Raj Panikkar, director: Kris Booth, writer: Brian Hartigan

The Breakup Artist (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Kevin Shortt, writer/director: Ken Hegan

Love and Other Dilemmas (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Clare Hodge, director: Larry Di Stefano, writer: Deborah Peraya

Lucky Luck (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Steve Harmaty, director: Desiree Lim, writer: Karen Tulchinsky


Fetching Cody (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Carolyn Allain, writer/director: David Ray

Near Death (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Paula Devonshire, writer: Brian Morey, director: Sue Riedl

The Women of My Life (Vancouver, BC)
Producer/writer/director Carole Ducharme, producer: Sylvie Peltier

Touch the Moon (Halifax, NS)
Producer: Barbara Badessi, writer/director: Shandi Mitchell

When Pigs Fly (Winnipeg, MB/Toronto, ON)
Producer: Shawn Watson, producer: Scott McLaren, writer/director: Christofer Behnisch


On The Corner (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Wendy Hyman, writer/director: Nathaniel Geary

7 Times Lucky (Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Liz Jarvis, writer/director: Gary Yates

Goldirocks (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Lisa Hayes, writer/director: Paula Tiberius

Stand-Up Guys (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Kirk Johnson, writer/director: Michael Cameron


Polaroids of Don (Regina, SK/Edmonton, AB)
Producer: Virginia Thompson, director: Robert de Lint, writer: Marty Chan

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. (Toronto, ON)
Producer: Jennifer Harkness, director/writer: James Hyslop

Inertia (Winnipeg, MB)
Producer: Brendon Sawatzky, director/writer: Sean Garrity

The Cosmonaut’s Handbook (Montreal, QC)
Producer: Ari A. Cohen, director/writer: Anthony Seck

Flower & Garnet (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Trish Dolman, director/writer: Keith Behrman


Jimmy Luvs Sherri (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: Glace Lawrence, director: Selina Williams, writer: Rosemary Williams

Turning Paige (Calgary, AB)
Producer: Carolyn McMaster, director/co-writer: Robert Cuffley, writer: Jason Long

Leaving Metropolis (Edmonton, AB)
Producers: Ken Mead, Paul Stiles, director/writer: Brad Fraser

My Father’s Angel (Vancouver, BC)
Producer: David Bouck, co-executive producer: Trevor Hodgson, director: Davor Marjonovic, writer: Frank Borg

Violet (St. John’s, NF)
Producer: Mary Sexton, director/writer: Rosemary House