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Twenty Sheridan alumni vie for 2019 DGC Awards

September 12, 2019

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) has unveiled the full roster of nominees for the 2019 DGC Awards.

Twenty Sheridan alumni were nominated for the awards, which celebrate the film and television productions that DGC members have brought to life. Several alumni were nominated across multiple categories, and representing programs such as Media Arts, Animation, and Bachelor of Film and Television.

The 2019 winners will be presented at the annual DGC Gala on Saturday, Oct. 26 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

The nominees are below:

  •  Film Editor Eamonn O’Connor (Advanced TV & Film ’04) was nominated in the category of Best Picture Editing, Documentary for Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, which was the opening night film for TIFF 2019.
  • Shelley Therrien (Advanced TV & Film ’11), who served as Film Editor on Queering the Script, was also nominated in the category of Best Picture Editing, Documentary.
  • Lisa Grootenboer (Animation ’82) earned two Best Picture Editing nominations: one in the Dramatic Series category for Anne with an E, and another in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale earned two nominations in the Picture Editing – Dramatic Series category. Wendy Hallam Martin (Media Arts ’87) was nominated for her film editing work on Episode 201, June, while Ana Yavari (Media Arts ’08) was nominated for Episode 207, After,
  • Seven alumni were nominated in the category of Best Sound Editing – Comedy or Family Series: Taylor Brockelsby (Media Arts ’15) for Little Dog, Richard Calistan (Media Arts ’89) for Heartland, John Smith (Media Arts ’88) for Odd Squad, Holly Greenly (Bachelor of Film & TV ’18) and Melissa Hinton (Media Arts ’14) for Holly Hobbie, and Susan Fawcett (Media Arts ’03) and Clive Turner (Media Arts ’85) for Northern Rescue.
  • In the category of Best Sound Editing – Feature Film, J.R. Fountain (Media Arts ’01) and Dashendra Naidoo (Media Arts ’06) were nominated for their work on Run This Town, while Dave Johnson (Media Arts ’13) is nominated for Through Black Spruce. Fountain is also nominated for his work on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, along with Claudia Pinto (Media Arts ’14), Jill Purdy (Media Arts ’96) and Tyler Whitham (Media Arts ’06).
  • Whitham and Naidoo were also nominated for their work on Anne With An E, vying Best Sound Editing – Dramatic Series. In the same category, Whitham shares a nomination with Alex Bullick (Media Arts ’02) for their sound work on American Gods, while Naidoo shares a second nomination with Dave Rose (Media Arts ’91) for their sound work on The Expanse. Richard Calistan (Media Arts ’89) is also up for the award for his work on Murdoch Mysteries.
  • In addition to their previous nominations, Holly Greenly (Bachelor of Film and TV ’18) and Melissa Hinton (Media Arts ’14) share a nomination in the category of Best Sound Editing – Movies for Television and Mini-Series for Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For.