It has been an exciting few weeks for the Canadian film and television industry both internationally and at home.
Canadians made a stellar showing at this year’s prestigious invite-only Cannes Festival, held May 14 to May 24, 2014, with a record three major Canadian films screening in the official Palme d’Or competition:
Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”
Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy”
Atom Egoyan’s “Captive”
Dolan’s “Mommy” took home the coveted Jury Prize at the festival while Julianne Moore won the Award for Best Actress for her work in Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”.
In addition to the three Canadian competitors for the major prize, Canada was also well represented in features and shorts, both in competition and in various showcases throughout the 10 days. One such showcase was Telefilm’s Canada>Cannes2014 program, which screened an impressive collection of Canadian films during the festival.
Closer to home, the 2014 Leo Awards were held May 30 to June 1, 2014 in Vancouver and local creatives attended en masse. While it was a highly anticipated night for all the nominees, those who walked away with a statue were undoubtedly thrilled. In particular, the popular set-in-Vancouver series “Continuum” received a stunning 21 nominations.
We are proud to say that we worked with 23 of the nominated projects this year, including 11 winners:
“3 Days in Havana”
“Lawrence & Holloman”
“Sitting on the Edge of Marlene”
“That Burning Feeling”
“Nerds and Monsters”
“Some Assembly Required”
“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”
“Mighty Mighty Monsters New Fears Eve”
After a challenging couple of years for local film and television production in BC, we are very pleased to see such an amazing list of creative talent who have been hard at work locally creating quality projects which are being seen by the world.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners!
Keep watching this blog for profiles on some of our longer-standing clients in the weeks and months ahead.
– By Amber Woodward