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Sheridan alumni rack up Canadian Screen Award nominations

January 23, 2017

Sheridan graduates’ contributions to Canadian media will once again be celebrated at the Canadian Screen Awards (CSA).  Alumni have received 30 nominations, continuing Sheridan’s record of success. Since the CSAs were introduced in 2013, more than 120 Sheridan graduates have been nominated. 

The Canadian Screen Awards celebrate Canadian productions and talent in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes in film, television and digital media. This year’s candidates represent three decades of Sheridan graduates from programs ranging from web design and media arts to animation. Ronni Rosenberg, Dean of Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, says the nominations are a testament to the college’s excellence in preparing students for success. “Sheridan is a leader in producing graduates who are in demand to meet the needs of the Canadian media landscape,” she says. “Our graduates continue to influence a broad spectrum of media.”

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will present the CSAs on March 12 in Toronto. Sheridan’s nominated alumni are:

Television

Paul Hunt (Computer Animation, 1990), Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping!

David Hughes (Media Arts, 1988), Best National Newscast, CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme.

Kieran Mckay (Computer Animation, 2009), Best Visual Effects, Vikings: The Last Ship.

Matt Dorman (Media Arts, 2008), Best Sports Feature Segment, El Presidente.

Ryan Monteith (Media Arts, 2000), Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series, Big Brother Canada: Finale and The Amazing Race Canada: Second Place Isn't Good Enough.

Morna Scott-Dunne (Advanced Television and Film, 2001) Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or Series, CBC News: Marketplace: Are We Racist?

John Simpson (Media Arts, 2005), Best Talk Program or Series, The Marilyn Denis Show.

Mike Woroniuk (Media Arts, 1995), J.R. Fountain (Media Arts, 2001), and Jill Purdy (Media Arts, 1996), Richard Calistan (Media Arts, 1989), Steve Hammond (Media Arts, 1987) Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series for X Company: Butcher and Bolt.

Fraser Brown (Media Arts, 2006), Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series, Blood & Water: Episode 108 and Kim's Convenience: Frank & Nayoung.

Tom Bjelic (Media Arts, 1990), Bradley Zoern (Media Arts, 1992), and Peter Persaud (Media Arts, 1993), Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series, Dark Matter: We Voted Not to Space You.

Tom Bjelic (Media Arts, 1990), Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series, Orphan Black: The Scandal of Altruism.

Gary Pearson (Media Arts, 1979), Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series, Sunnyside: Volcano.

Digital Media

 

Mark McQuillan (Interactive Multimedia, 2003) and Adrian Belina (Interactive Multimedia, 2003), Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media, Sons of Gallipoli.

Alicia Smith (Computer Graphics, 1998), Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media, Seances.

Amanda Strong (Bachelor of Illustration, 2009), and Dylan Glynn (Bachelor of Animation, 2012), Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction, X-Company.

Lindsey Middleton (Theatre & Drama, 2013), Best Performance by an Actress in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media, Counselling Vanessa.

Ryan Andal (Interactive Multimedia, 2005) and Todd Feaver (Web Design, 2005), Best Cross-Platform Project- Children's and Youth, Backstage: Too Much Keaton.

Pietro Gagliano (Art Fundamentals, 2002), Best Cross-Platform Project- Children's and Youth, Fangbone: The Billbarians.

 

Evan Jones, (Interactive Multimedia, 2003), Best Cross-Platform Project- Non-Fiction, Home to Win –Integrated Digital Strategy.