NSI family 4 for 4 at ACTRA Manitoba awards

On Friday, September 19 the biennial ACTRA Manitoba performance awards were handed out in Winnipeg. NSI was a proud sponsor of the event.

A lot happened in a couple hours.

  • Four awards – male and female in TV and film categories.
  • 20 actors were nominated.
  • 15 of those actors are related to NSI in some way.
  • And NSI board of director Carole Vivier was honoured with the Wayne Nicklas Award for her support of actors and the industry in Manitoba.

What a night!

The nominees (with winners asterisked) were:


Less Than Kind developed through NSI Totally Television by Chris Sheasgreen and Marvin Kaye

– Brooke Palsson
– Nancy Sorel*
– Ross McMillan*
– Mike O’Brien

Ross McMillan

The Christmas Heart directed by Gary Yates (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First)

– Arden Alfonso
– Cruise Brown
– Paul Essiembre

Bunks produced by Brendon Sawatzky (NSI Features First), executive produced by Tom McGillis (NSI Global Marketing)

– Tom Keenan

Above: Brendon Sawatzky with Paula Kelly, director of Euphoria

Mr. Hockey produced by Brendon Sawatzky (NSI Features First)

– Ali Tataryn


Euphoria produced by Brendon Sawatzky (NSI Features First)

– Kassidy Love Brown
– Darcy Fehr*
– Sarah Constible
– Brooke Palsson*

Brooke Palsson

The Good Lie directed/produced by Shawn Linden (NSI Features First)

– Stephen McIntryre

My Awkward Sexual Adventure directed by Sean Garrity (NSI Features First)

– Marina Stephenson Kerr

Congrats to everyone.

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