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Congratulations 2017 Leo Awards Nominees

The Promotion People would like to congratulate all our clients, past and present that have been nominated for Leo Awards this year. We have had the pleasure to work with hundreds of actors, tv series and feature films over the years. The Leo Awards have been celebrating Excellence in British Columbia Film & Television since 1999. We are proud to say that we have had clients nominated most years.

Good Luck to all the following 2017 Leo Award Nominees that we have had the pleasure to work with.

Lesley Diana, Jasmyn Rowley, Danica Cox – The Promotion People


8 Nominations
Best Dramatic Series – Rogue
John Morayniss, Matthew Parkhill, Robert Petrovicz, Nick Hamm – Producers
Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series
Best Dramatic Series
Best Visual Effects – Kevin Little – Pool Boy
Best Musical Score – Jeff Toyne – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Production Design – Eric Fraser – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Costume design – Glenne Campbell – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Stunt Coordination – David Jacox – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Guest performance Femal – April Telek – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Lead Performance Female – Meaghan Roth – Maria, Full of Grace


Nominees for Best Cinematography – Bob Aschmann
Ice – The Cut
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series are…
Stein Myhrstad
Ice – Two Handkerchiefs
Best Sound in a Dramatic Series are…
Simon Bright
Best Costume Design in a Dramatic Series Ellen Anderson
Ice – Clarity
Best Make-Up in a Dramatic SeriesRita Ciccozzi
Ice – Clarity
Nominees for Best Hairstyling in a Dramatic Series
Jill Corp
Ice – Clarity
Best Casting in a Dramatic SeriesCorrine Clark, Jennifer Page
Ice – Two Handkerchiefs

Dark Harvest

Best Direction in a Motion Picture

James Hutson

The Sun at Midnight

Duane Howard Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

3 Nominations
Picture Editing
Musical Score
Lead Performance – Male

William Ainscough

Milton’s Secret – Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

The History of Love – Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

Tammy Gillis

Best Lead Performance by a Female Menorca in a Motion Picture

Todd Talbot

Love It or List It Vancouver – Brenda and Marcos

Best Host(s)
in an Information, Lifestyle or Reality
Program or Series

Listen To Me by Wes Mack

1 Nomination
Best Music Video

Dan Payne

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Television Movie
A Time To Dance
All Yours

Jennifer Spence

Best Guest Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series

Travelers – Grace

Best Supporting Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series Jennifer Spence

You Me Her – Remember, Ruby, Remember

David Lewis Goodnight Kiss and Dirk Gently

Best Supporting Performance by a Male
in a Dramatic Series

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Watkin

The Goodnight Kiss

Chelah Horsdal

Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series

Jesse James Miller

Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story

4 Nominations
Musical Score

Highway Thru Hell

Neil Thomas, Nicole Tomlinson

Highway Thru Hell – Bridge Out

Best Screenwriting
in a Documentary Series

Best Cinematography
in a Documentary Series   Todd Craddock,

Darren Dembicki

Highway Thru Hell – Long Way Down

Game Of Homes

1 Nomination

Some Assembly Required

4 Nominations
Screenwriting (2)


1 Nomination
Production Design

Sonja Bennett

Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series
Sonja Bennett – Kim’s Convenience – Rude Kid

Best Performance by a Female in a Web Series
Sonja Bennett – Sunnyhearts CC – Scared Straight

John Cassini

Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie
John Cassini – Love By Chance

Michael Eklund

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture
Michael Eklund – Dead Draw

Sonya Salomaa

Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Sonya Salomaa – The Space Between


IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce that they will be screening the festival gem feature film The Sun at Midnight at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 17th at 11:30am in Screening Room; Palais H. IndustryWorks Studios acquired the worldwide rights to the film shortly following Berlinale earlier this year.

Hot off a big win for Best Narrative Award, writer/producer/director Kirsten Carthew was presented the Award by Meg Ryan at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival on May 6th.

Set in the Alaskan Subarctic, The Sun at Midnight tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run. In the wake of her mother’s death, Lia (Devery Jacobs), a 16 year-old urban princess, is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small Northern community. Desperate to return to city life, she steals a boat and sets out into the vast Northern wilderness hoping to reach the nearest town. Totally lost, she is discovered by Alfred, a Gwich’in hunter played by Duane Howard (The Revenant), who reluctantly takes her under his wing as he navigates the massive landscape in search of caribou. When Alfred is severely wounded in a bear attack, Lia pushes on and fights to save both of their lives.

Devery Jacobs is a film and television actress, born and raised on the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawà’ke, QC. She is known for her leading role as Aila in the award-winning feature film Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), in which she was nominated for Best Actress at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Additional Credits:  Mohawk Girls  Voice work: The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016)The Land of Rock and Gold, and the web series, Cold. Devery Jacobs earned the Borsos Award for best performance at the Whistler Film Festival 2016. “Devery Jacobs has given a pitch perfect performance as the sixteen-year-old protagonist of The Sun at Midnight. She is luminous with every fleeting emotion reflected in her eyes,” says the Whistler Film Festival of her win, awarded by iconic filmmaker Deepa Mehta.

Duane Howard is best known for his role as ‘Elk Dog’, the lead native warrior, acting alongside Tom Hardy and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, in 20th Century Fox’s film The Revenant. Duane Howard is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. Duane began his film career with a stunt credit on the feature film The Scarlett Letter. His credits include: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts and Arctic Air.

In her directorial debut, Kirsten Carthew talks about the film location in the North West Territories as hardcore. “The weather, outdoor locations and way of life create spectacular, rarely seen visuals are captivating global audiences.” The Sun at Midnight is the first feature film from Canada’s Northwest Territories. It features never before seen footage from the Arctic Circle.

About Kirsten Carthew Writer/Producer/Director
Kirsten Carthew is an award-winning director known for her short works Fish Out of Water, Taken, Abe & Alfred and now her debut feature film, The Sun At Midnight. the director of The YK Doc ProjectAbe & Alfred and Fish Out Of Water.  She is a former producer and journalist with Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) and has worked as a filmmaker and transmedia producer in Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the USA. She is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre, the National Screen Institute, the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California.

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures
IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures is committed to the primary efforts of developing, producing and releasing creative and marketable content into the marketplace with a recognizable brand of content and quality. IndustryWorks releases films theatrically and on all platforms globally while providing independent productions with the support and ability to market, schedule, budget and ultimately release their films theatrically.

For more information, interviews and photographs, please contact:
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