NSI graduates nominated for 2019 Leo Awards

Finding Big Country / Link to Leo Awards

Congratulations to the NSI alumni nominated for 2019 Leo Awards, celebrating the best of British Columbia’s screen industry:

Best screenwriting, motion picture

  • Marie Clements (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program, NSI Storytellers) – Red Snow

Best direction, television movie

Best short drama

Best short documentary

  • STORYHIVE 100K project Finding Big Country (pictured above) – Kathleen Jayme, Michael Grand, James Brown, producers
  • After the Sirens – Jason James (NSI Totally Television), producer

Best direction, short documentary

  • Kathleen Jayme – Finding Big Country

Best screenwriting, short documentary

  • Kathleen Jayme – Finding Big Country

Best cinematography, short documentary

Best sound, short documentary

  • Eva Madden (NSI Drama Prize) – Cedar Tree of Life

Best documentary series

  • Bud Empire – Trish Dolman (NSI Features First), producer
  • Paramedics: Life on the Line – Erin Haskett (NSI Drama Prize), producer
  • STORYHIVE 100K series Red Chef Revival – Priyanka Desai, Jasleen Kaur, Ryan Mah, producers

Best cinematography, documentary series

  • Ryan Mah – Red Chef Revival episode Maskwacis

Best picture editing, documentary series

  • Ryan Mah – Red Chef Revival episode Blood Tribe

Best screenwriting, music, comedy or variety program or series

Best animation program or series

  • Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) – Amanda Strong (NSI IndigiDocs), producer

Best direction, animation program or series

  • Amanda Strong – Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)
  • Denver Jackson – STORYHIVE 100K series Esluna: The First Monolith

Best art direction, animation program or series

  • Amanda Strong – Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)

Best screenwriting, animation program or series

  • Amanda Strong – Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)

Best direction, youth or children’s program or series

  • Heather Hawthorn Doyle (NSI Global Marketing) – Dino Dana episode Dino Poop

Best web series

  • STORYHIVE 100K series Girls vs The City – Brynn Peebles, Brianna Wiens, producers

Best performance, web series

  • Brynn Peebles – Girls vs The City episode Full Bachelorette
  • Brianna Wiens – Girls vs The City episode The Colour Turple

The 2019 Leo Awards take place May 25, 26 and June 1 in Vancouver.

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