Winners in the regional awards for excellence in film and television in British Columbia, Canada, The Leo Awards, have been announced. Mainframe Entertainments SCARY GODMOTHER HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR pretty much swept the animation competition winning for Best Animation Program or Series, as well as Best Musical Score and Best Direction/Storyboarding in an Animation Program or Series. Studio Bs YVON OF THE YUKON won the Best Youth or Children's Program or Series award as well as Best Direction in a Youth or Children's Program or Series, where it competed against live-action and animated programs.
The Animation Program prize was awarded to Brett Gannon, Kim Dent Wilder, Phil Mitchell, Sharan Wood and Kevin Gamble. Robert Buckley was awarded the Best Musical Score, while Ezekiel Norton took home the Best Direction/Storyboarding award.
Also taking home a prize for animation were Marcel Duperreault, Kirk Furniss, Jason, Fredrickson and Todd Araki for their work on HOT WHEELS HIGHWAY 35 Wheel of Power.
Blair Peters, Chris Bartleman and Alia Nakashima accepted the award for Best Youth or Childrens Program or Series. Greg Sullivan took home the hardware for Best Direction in a Youth or Childrens Program or Series for the musical YVON episode, A Beautiful Day to be French.
We are very pleased that our little Frenchman has captured the hearts of the Leo Award jurors, says Chris Bartleman. YVON was as much fun to produce as it is to watch.
Mark Benard received the Best Visual Effects in a Feature Length Drama for his work on THE SNOW WALKER while winners for Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series went to Mark Breakspear, Rosemary Conte, Mathew Krentz, Nick Hsieh and Zane Harker for The Rapper episode of THE COLLECTOR.
Established in 1998, The Leo Awards celebrate excellence in British Columbia film and television. The Leo Awards 2004 were held at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver, Canada, during two separate ceremonies on May 28 and May 29, 2003. A complete list of winners is available at www.leoawards.com.