Thirty Sheridan Graduates Receive 44 Nominations for Canadian Screen Awards
Thirty Sheridan graduates have received 44 nominations for Canadian Screen Awards this year.
The Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) celebrate Canadian productions and talent in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes in Canadian film, television and digital media.
The CSAs will be presented at a series of week-long events, culminating in the final live broadcast gala on March 1 in Toronto. This year’s alumni nominees represent a variety of Sheridan programs, including advanced television and film, animation, art & art history, bachelor of design (honours), interactive multimedia, journalism, media arts, and music theatre performance. Their graduation years range from 1989 to 2007.
Toronto-based digital agency Secret Location, powered by the work of alumni Ryan Andal and Pietro Gagliano received eight nominations in five categories. Guru Studio, founded by graduate Frank Falcone garnered five nominations. Stephen Barden, Sheridan alumnus and coordinator of Sheridan’s new Bachelor of Film and Television Program is up for Best Achievement in Sound Editing.
The following Sheridan alumni have been nominated for 2015 Canadian Screen Awards:
Alison White: Best Motion Picture for Cast No Shadow
Peter Persaud and Mark Zsifkovits: Best Achievement in Overall Sound for Pompeii
Stephen Barden, Alex Bullick, J.R. Fountain and Jill Purdy: Best Achievement in Sound Editing for Pompeii
Scott Riopelle: Achievement in Visual Effects for Pompeii
Jay Stanners: Achievement in Visual Effects for Wet Bum
Tom Bjelic: Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series for Orphan Black - By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
Alvin Campana: Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or Series for Boundless - Scotland
Mauro Casalese: Best Animated Program or Series for Rocket Monkeys
Anthony DeChellis: Best Visual Effects for Orphan Black - By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
Kathryn Dickson: Best News or Information Segment for 16x9 - Flight of the Bees
Matt Ferguson: Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series for The Day my Butt Went Psycho
Maria Gordon and Eric Lacroix: Best Visual Effects for Vikings – Invasion
Frank Falcone: Best Animated Program or Series for Justin Time
Harold Harris: Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series for Dinopaws – The Thing That Fell Down.
Guru Studio: Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series for Justin Time – Tower of Justin
Guru Studio: Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series for Justin Time – Ole Ole
Guru Studio: Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series for Dinopaws – The Thing That Fell Down
Carrie-Lynn Neales: Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for Seed – Getting Tail
Scott Newman: Best News or Information Segment for CBC News: The National - The Man with the Briefcase
Anastasia Trofimova: Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research for Tales from the Organ Trade
Vitold Vidic: Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series for MasterChef Canada - White is the New Black
Robert Warchol: Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series for Vikings – The Choice
Pablo Vio Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media for Seven Digital Deadly Sins.
Ryan Andal and Pietro Gagliano:
Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction for Whatever Linda
Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth for Grojband –The Show Must Go On!
Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth for The Next Star: SuperGroup Interactive
Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction for The Great Martian War
Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction for Played – Interference
Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction for Big Brother Canada Digital
Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction for JUNO Tribute Nation
Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction for The Wild Canada App
Secret Location: Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Whatever Linda
Evan Jones: Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction for Darknet Files
Dan Tavares: Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction for CBC Sports: Olympic App
Supinder Wraich: Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media for Guidestones: Sunflower Noir
Mike Rilstone: Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth for The Next Star: SuperGroup Interactive
Pictured above: CSA nominees who studied Media Arts at Sheridan, from left: Tyler Whitham, Jill Purdy, JR Fountain, Stephen Barden, Rose Gregoris, Alex Bullick and Kevin Banks.
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