The National Screen Institute— Canada (NSI), in partnership with FilmPEI and Creative PEI, welcome five producers from PEI who recently began training through NSI’s online producing program, NSI Market-Ready Producers—PEI Edition.
The new five-week, part-time, online training program is designed to help producers develop essential skills and prepare a pitch package for a project currently in development. It was created to foster the growth of producing professionals in the region and increase the reach of PEI production across Canada and globally.
The five producers and their projects are: Nathan Carter, The Secret of Ridgemoor Resort; Emma Fugate, Fire in Her Heart; Logan Fulford, Sea Salt; Shane Mountain, Incident; and Susan Rodgers, Like a Song.
Nathan Carter pursued filmmaking by launching Wrong Horse Productions, producing commercials, documentaries and providing post production services. He is the content producer for local artist Problematic and works with local directors producing music videos and developing marketing strategies. Carter’s first short film The Wraith of Rustico Vale was part of the 2019-2020 Film 4Ward program and is currently in post production.
Emma Fugate initially became involved in the film industry in production accounting and subsequently as a producer, writer and director. She volunteers with FilmPEI, Charlottetown Film Society, and Women in Film and Television—Atlantic, and has an extensive network of industry mentors and contacts. Fugate’s credits include two music videos (writer/director/producer) and three dramatic short films (producer), one of which she wrote and directed. She has several projects in development.
Logan Fulford was born in England and moved to PEI in 2007. He has completed over 25 short films in that time and is currently in pre-production on an Atlantic Canada TV series. After studying film production at Concordia University in Montreal, Fulford now works as a writer, director, producer and art director.
Shane Mountain recently wrote, directed and produced his first short film, The Seventh Man, having won the funding at the 2019 PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp’s Pitch For Your Life competition. He is now working on a marketing plan for The Seventh Man feature film. Mountain has had two scripts place in the Nicholl Fellowship, and four projects selected for workshops at four PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamps. He works with the GiFTed Writers group and, as co-founder, has supplied materials for three published short story collections.
When writer/filmmaker Susan Rodgers was named a finalist in the Atlantic Writing Awards in 2011 (for unpublished manuscripts), she started writing novels. Her Drifters series has grown to 15 books and has been opted for television. She is currently developing the second book from her Dallas White series into a feature film. Rodgers completed her first feature film Still The Water in 2020 and just finished a feature screenplay called Kristian’s Cross. She is about to start editing a short documentary for NFB.