The Independent Filmmaker Project– in association with the Royal Bank of Canada– has selected Palimpsest for its Emerging Storytellers program. Written by Ben Nabors and Michael Tyburski, Palimpsest is a feature-length adaptation of the similarly titled short film.
The most selective of IFP’s Independent Film Week Project Forum programs, RBC’s Emerging Storytellers is a talent pool which identifies up-and-coming U.S. writers and writer/directors. It is the section which focuses on the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent scene.
In Palimpsest, Peter, a successful house tuner in New York City, meets Ellen while consulting on her apartment. As a house tuner, Peter offers his clients a unique form of therapy that examines minute details in living spaces. As is the case with Ellen, more is revealed about her environment than she knows.