Over 40 Leo Award nominations for NSI alumni

Sadika's Garden

TELUS STORYHIVE project Sadika’s Garden is nominated in a number of categories

Congrats to NSI alumni who received 2020 Leo Award nominations.

Best motion picture

Ash – Amber Ripley (NSI Drama Prize)

Come to Daddy – Daniel Bekerman (NSI Features First)

The Curse of the Willow Song – Karen Lam and Karen Wong (both NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television)

Best direction + best screenwriting, motion picture

Karen Lam – The Curse of the Willow Song

Best direction, television movie

Nimisha Mukerji (NSI Totally Television) – Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End

Best cinematography, television movie

Amy Belling (NSI Features First) – Ghosting: The Spirit Of Christmas

Best picture editing, television movie

Simon Davidson (NSI Totally Television) – Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story

Best short drama

B-Side – Alayna Silverberg (TELUS STORYHIVE)

Idols Never Die – Thomas Affolter and Derek Kwan (both TELUS STORYHIVE)

We Came From the Sea – Jeremy Lutter (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First) and Ryan Bright (NSI Features First)

Best direction + best screenwriting, short drama

Jerome Yoo (TELUS STORYHIVE) – Idols Never Die

Best dramatic series

Fortunate Son – Erin Haskett (NSI Drama Prize)

Best screenwriting, dramatic series

Sarah Dodd (NSI Features First) – Fortunate SonRuby Tuesday

Best documentary series

D’amours Et D’eau Fraiche – Sylvie Peltier (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First)

Best short documentary program

Sadika’s Garden (TELUS STORYHIVE project) – Chad Galloway, Julia Iriarte

Hayashi Studio (TELUS STORYHIVE project) – Hayley Gray

Best direction, short documentary program

Chad Galloway, Julia Iriarte – Sadika’s Garden 

Hayley Gray – Hayashi Studio

Best screenwriting, short documentary program

Hayley Gray – Hayashi Studio

Best cinematography, short documentary program

Kaayla Whachell – Hayashi Studio

Vince Arvidson – Sadika’s Garden

Best picture editing, short documentary program

Elad Tzadok – Hayashi Studio

Best information, lifestyle or reality series

BC was Awesome – Greg Crompton (TELUS STORYHIVE)

Best direction + best screenwriting, information, lifestyle or reality series

Greg Crompton – BC was AwesomeSearching for Spirit Bear

Best animation program or series

Kirsten Newlands (NSI Totally Television) – Dorg Van Dango

Best youth or children’s program or series

Loretta Todd (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) – Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show

Best direction youth or children’s program or series

Heather Hawthorn Doyle (NSI Global Marketing) – Odd SquadRaising the Bar

Best performance youth or children’s program or series

Peter Benson (NSI Totally Television) – The Healing Power of DudeMiddle School Musical

Best web series

Hudson – Scott Lepp (NSI Features First)

Best feature length documentary

Eddy’s Kingdom – Greg Crompton

Best direction + best screenwriting, feature length documentary

Greg Crompton – Eddy’s Kingdom

Best cinematography information, lifestyle or reality series

Amy Belling (NSI Features First) – BC was AwesomeSearching for Spirit Bear

Best picture editing, music, comedy or variety program or series

Simon Davidson (NSI Totally Television) – Malibu RescueStranger Flings

Best casting, television movie

Hayley Gray – Indian Road Trip

Best musical score, short documentary program

Mark Lazeski – Sadika’s Garden

Best lead performance by a female, television movie

Jennifer Laporte (TELUS STORYHIVE) – V.C. Andrews’ Web of Dreams

Best performance by a female, short drama

Fiona Vroom (TELUS STORYHIVE) – Tipped

Best performance by a male, short drama

Chad Rook (TELUS STORYHIVE) – We Came from the Sea

Best guest performance by a male, dramatic series

Peter Benson (NSI Totally Television) – The Good DoctorRisk and Reward

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