Passion-driven storytelling recognized at Leo Awards night #2

Passion-driven storytelling recognized at Leo Awards night #2

If the first night of the Leo Awards shines the spotlight on behind-the-scenes superstars, then the second night shifts the focus to DIY indie storytellers.

Actor Peter Kelamis hosted Celebration Awards Two of the 2018 Leo Awards on Saturday night in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Trophies were handed out to web series creators and actors, as well as to an array of artists working in the children's television, animation, short and feature-length documentary, lifestyle and information, dramatic series, television movie, short drama, music video, and motion picture spheres. 

 Andrew Muir and Greg Bartels. Photo by Wendy D Photography

Andrew Muir and Greg Bartels. Photo by Wendy D Photography

The big winners of the night were Andrew Muir and Greg Bartels. The longtime collaborators won four awards between them for passion-driven projects that were created through or for Storyhive and Telus Optik: the series Hand Crafted (which profiles local artisans and entrepreneurs who make a living with their hands) and the short documentary A Theatre Near You - A Powell River Story, about the fight to save Canada's longest continuous-running movie theatre. 

The team behind the Storyhive-funded Inconceivable (pictured above) took home the Leo Award for Best Web Series, while another Storyhive series – Android Employed – earned showrunner Jem Garrard a Leo Award for Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series. And Why Must the Sun Go Down? won two awards in the Animation category: Best Program and Best Art Direction. 

 Lee Majdoub accepts his Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his role on  Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency . Photo by Wendy D Photography

Lee Majdoub accepts his Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his role on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Photo by Wendy D Photography

APTN's epic seven-years-in-the-making series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus won Best Documentary Series and Screenwriting, while in the Dramatic Series category, BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency earned three Leos: Best Picture Editing for Darren Tucker and Allan Lee, and Best Guest Performance nods for actor Lee Majdoub and actress Agam Darshi. Kim's Convenience earned three awards in the Music, Comedy or Variety category: Best Program, Best Direction (for Siobhan Devine), and Best Performance (for Andrea Bang). 

Host Kelamis won Best Voice Performance in an Animated Series for Chucks Choice

Full results below. 

 Host Peter Kelamis won a Leo Award for Best Voice Performance in an Animated Series for  Chucks Choice . Photo courtesy of the Leo Awards

Host Peter Kelamis won a Leo Award for Best Voice Performance in an Animated Series for Chucks Choice. Photo courtesy of the Leo Awards

MOTION PICTURE

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ryan Petey
Forgotten Man

PICTURE EDITING
Asim Nuraney
Drone

MUSICAL SCORE
Matthew Rogers
Adventures in Public School

CASTING
Maureen Webb, Colleen Bolton
1922

TELEVISION MOVIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Stirling Bancroft
Ring Of Deception

MUSICAL SCORE
Hamish Thomson
Love Locks

CASTING
Tiffany Mak
Christmas Princess

SHORT DRAMA

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Todd Duym
Dawn

PICTURE EDITING
Lisa Robison
The Black Ghiandola

MUSICAL SCORE
Mark James Fortin, Lorna Fortin, Ella Mae Fortin
Sliding Away

DRAMATIC SERIES

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Brendan Uegama
Riverdale - House of the Devil

PICTURE EDITING
Darren Tucker, Allan Lee
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Little Guy, Black Hair

MUSICAL SCORE
James Jandrisch
Somewhere Between - The Hunter and the Hunted

CASTING
Jackie Lind
Van Helsing - Love Bites

GUEST PERFORMANCE MALE
Lee Majdoub
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - That Is Not Miami

 Agam Darshi won Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for portraying Wakti Wapnasi in  Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency . Photo courtesy of the Leo Awards

Agam Darshi won Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for portraying Wakti Wapnasi in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Photo courtesy of the Leo Awards

GUEST PERFORMANCE FEMALE
Agam Darshi
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - Shapes and Colors

SHORT DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

PROGRAM
A Theatre Near You - A Powell River Story
Greg Bartels, Andrew Muir - Producers

DIRECTION
Andrew Muir
A Theatre Near You - A Powell River Story

SCREENWRITING
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Holy Angels

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

PROGRAM
1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus
Barbara Hager, W. Paterson Ferns - Producers

DIRECTION
Mary Margaret Frymire
Dr. Keri Prairie Vet - Meet Dr. Keri

SCREENWRITING
Barbara Hager
1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus - Origins

INFORMATION, LIFESTYLE OR REALITY

PROGRAM
Hand Crafted
Greg Bartels, Andrew Millard, Andrew Muir - Producers

DIRECTION
Andrew Muir
Hand Crafted - The Bowyer

HOST(S)
Sebastian Sevallo, Mickey Fabbiano
Worst To First - Julia & Ian

MUSIC, COMEDY OR VARIETY

PROGRAM
Kim's Convenience
Tim Gamble, Alexandra Raffé, Ivan Fecan, Ins Choi, Kevin White, Anita Kapila - Producers

DIRECTION
Siobhan Devine
Kim's Convenience - Good Neighbours

SCREENWRITING
Jem Garrard
Android Employed - The Second Unit Team

PERFORMANCE
Andrea Bang
Kim's Convenience - Janet's Boyfriend

ANIMATION

PROGRAM
Why Must the Sun Go Down?
Iris Moore - Producer

DIRECTION
Steve Evangelatos
All Hail King Julien - Night Creatures

ART DIRECTION
Iris Moore
Why Must The Sun Go Down?

SCREENWRITING
Aly Jetha
1001 Nights - The People Who Insulted the Sun

VOICE PERFORMANCE
Peter Kelamis
Chucks Choice - Cool Hand Norm

YOUTH OR CHILDREN'S

PROGRAM
Escape From Mr. Lemoncellos Library
Scott McAboy, Amy Sydorick, Michael Sammaciccia, Jim Head - Producers

DIRECTION
Scott McAboy
Escape From Mr. Lemoncellos Library

PERFORMANCE
Peter Benson
Mech-X4 - X4 Versus Harper's Ghost

WEB SERIES

PROGRAM
Inconceivable
Marena Dix, Nach Dudsdeemaytha, Joel Ashton McCarthy, Rachel Kirkpatrick, Mike Doaga - Producers

PERFORMANCE MALE
Graem Beddoes
The Drive - Learning Opportunity

PERFORMANCE FEMALE
Paula Burrows
The Dangers of Online Dating - I Just Had Text

MUSIC VIDEO

PROGRAM
Breakfast With Liz by HUMANS
Peter Ricq, Blake Davey, Riun Garner, Amber Ripley - Producers

The Leo Awards recognize on-screen and behind-the-camera excellence in the British Columbia film and television sphere and are handed out over several splashy ceremonies each May and June. The Leos resume Sunday, June 3, with the Red Carpet Gala, which will be hosted by Brent Butt and Nancy Roberston.

The Leo Awards aren’t broadcast but YVR Screen Scene will be present for all of it. Follow @sabrinarmf and @YVRScreenScene and check this site for next-day results.

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