Received some very nice news yesterday. My Crazy 8’s Film Event Film Noir Short UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR received 8 LEO AWARD nominations!! (That’s a Crazy 8 nominations!) I’m very proud of ALL my cast and crew, and every nomination sits on ALL the shoulders of the team involved in making the film. Our nominations are for Best Short Film, (Producers – Simona Atias, Ryan Catherwood, Ines Eisses, Diana Wilson, Erik Paulsson and me), Best Direction – Me, Best Screenwriting – Me (and I should mention my excellent story editor here – Kat Montagu) Best Production Design Moe Curtin, Best Musical Score – Joe Docherty, Best Costume Design – Christina Dietterle, Best Hair Styling – Susan Manning, Andrea Simpson, Emma May Garland, Leah Cuff, Stephanie Gilson, and Laura Wright, and Best MakeUp – Leah Cuff, Laura Wright, Sarah Elizabeth, Stephanie Gilson, Malin Sjostrom Ewan, April Beer, Emma May Garland. In addition to all that, I received two acting nominations for Best Guest Performance in BITTEN, and for Best Performance (Male) in a Children’s Program or Series for SPOOKSVILLE. All in all, a lovely day. And my congratulations to ALL the NOMINEES. What a great, rich, diverse group of artists!
— Mackenzie Gray, Vancouver, B.C. April 25, 2014
The Leo Awards will be given out on May 30-June 1, 2014 in Vancouver, B.C.