Thirty Sheridan Graduates nominated 44 times for Canadian Screen Awards

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.

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, 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 was nominated Canadian Screen Award: Best Motion Picture for "Cast No Shadow"

Alison White was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award: Best Motion Picture for “Cast No Shadow”

FILM

  • 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

TELEVISION

  • 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 16×9 – 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

Guru Studio

  • 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

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  • 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

DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Pablo Vio: Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media for Seven Digital Deadly Sins.

Secret Location

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

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  • 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
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