14 Sheridan Graduates Win Canadian Screen Awards

Alumni shine at celebration of Canada’s top screen productions

14 Sheridan Graduates Win Canadian Screen Awards

Fourteen Sheridan graduates have received Canadian Screen Awards which celebrate homegrown talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes in film, television and digital media.

The Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) were presented at a series of week-long events, culminating in the final broadcast gala on March 9 in Toronto. Twenty-seven Sheridan alumni were nominated for CSAs this year. In 2013, seven graduates received Canadian Screen Awards.

This year’s alumni winners represent a variety of Sheridan programs, including media arts, animation, interactive multimedia, art & art history, journalism, and bachelor of design (honours), and their graduation years range from 1990 to 2007.

Among the 2014 recipients are Frank Falcone and Brandon James Scott, who won the award for Best Pre-School Program or Series for Justin Time, produced by Guru Studios in Toronto.Justin Time, Children, Canada Screen Awards, Oakville News

Ryan Andal and Pietro Gagliano each took home three CSAs for Best Cross-Platform Projects in the Children’s and Youth, Fiction, and Non-Fiction categories. Sheridan graduate, Chris Harris also received the award for Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction. The alumni were recognized for their work on The Next Step Interactive, Continuum Interactive and The Amazing Race Canada Interactive.Amazing Race Canada Interactive, Canada Screen Awards, Oakville News

Maria Gordon was part of the team that received the Best Visual Effects award for Vikings – Dispossessed.Vikings – Dispossessed, Canada Screen Awards, Oakville News

The award for Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series went to Jason Boose and Sarah Mercey for The Magic Hockey Skates.The Magic Hockey Skates, Canada Screen Awards, Oakville News

Aaron Shapero was recognized in the Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series for Intervention Canada – Tammy.Intervention Canada – Tammy, Canada Screen Awards, Oakville News

The award for Achievement in Sound Editing in film went to Stephen Barden, Alex Bullick, J.R. Fountain and Jill Purdy for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Peter Persaud won the award for Achievement in Overall Sound for the same film.The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Canada Screen Awards, Oakville News

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