IFP Week

Emerging Storytellers: Palimpsest by Ben Nabors

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.