Once again, VFS grads and instructors are in the running for the Leo Awards, honouring the best in entertainment media in British Columbia. We celebrated multiple winners in both 2009 and 2010, and expectations are high for a repeat performance in 2011.
Here’s the list of nominees we’ll be rooting for:
Ron E. Scott – Film Production grad – Best Dramatic Series for Blackstone (Ron is also the founder of Prairie Dog, the company that recently awarded a $1,000 Writing prize).
Chad Costen – Film Production grad/Foundation instructor – Best Short Drama, Best Screenwriting in a Short Drama, Best Picture Editing in a Short Drama, and Best Costume Design in a Short Drama for Death Wish. Read about the many VFS grads who contributed to this production.
Ita Margalit – Writing grad/instructor – Best Screenwriting in a Short Drama for The Homestead.
Stephen Lebail – Writing staff – Best Production Design in a Short Drama for Senseless.
Christina Renaud and Jon Berezan – Makeup Design grads – Best Make-up in a Short Drama for Death Wish.
Mimespeak – produced by Entertainment Business Management grads Mercedes Colon and Samantha Degagne – is up for Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama for actor Robin Nielsen. Find out more about the short film in this Blast Light.
Anton Crnkovic – Sound Design grad – Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series for Streets of Plenty.
Mauricio Dal Poggetto – 3D Animation &Visual Effects grad – Best Student Production for History of Greed. (Watch it now on our YouTube Channel!)
Jon Busby and Jesse Davidge – Digital Character Animation grads – Best Music Video for Arrow by Kathryn Calder. (Watch the video here.)
Matt Toner – Writing grad – Best Web Series for Animism: The God’s Lake. Animism, which featured the work of multiple VFS grads and instructors, was also nominated for a SXSW Interactive award.
Bob Woolsey and Andrew Menzies - Writing grads – Best Web Series for Bob & Andrew. Bob is also the Program Manager for Entertainment Business Management. The second season of Bob & Andrew is set to premiere June 6th.
See a complete list of the nominees for this year’s awards. Congratulations to everyone, and best of luck on June 8th and 11th!
UPDATE: Looks like we missed a few.
Maureen Murphy and Anke Bakker – Sound Design staff – Best Sound Editing in a Feature Length Drama for Altitude.
Josh Stevenson – Sound Design grad – Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series for How to Boil a Frog.
Brad Hillman – Sound Design instructor – Best Sound Editing in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series for Animate Everything!