The documentary world is known to be a lot of things, but one thing it is not known for it’s glitz and glamour. And that is why being nominated for a Leo in 3 categories including, Best Short Documentary, Best Direction and Best Editing was not expected after the blood, sweat and tears of my latest doc project, Cue the Muse. The Leo awards are a west-coast film and television gala event. Other attendees at the awards celebration included producers from: Arctic Air, Contiuum, Bomb Girls, Fringe and Alcatraz.
About our Doc: Cue the Muse is about Art, inspiration, and the process of discovering, and rediscovering creativity. In the film, we follow four different locally celebrated artists: painter Tiko Kerr, singer Colleen Rennison of “No Sinner,” dancer Alexis Fletcher, and guitar-maker Nicole Alosinac. We spent time with them…explored their artistic journey, and gained unprecedented access into a very unique world. You can view the trailer, here: http://vimeo.com/52132385
I was very pleased to share the award with two other Co-Producers on the project, Jodie Martinson and Greg Masuda. Jodie is an incredibly talented CBC television/radio producer. You can often hear Jodie’s stories and on the Early Edition with Rick Cluff. Greg Masuda is a local independent documentary filmmaker with a passion for local storytelling within his community. Greg is currently working on a documentary about the revitalization of Japantown within Vancouver’s downtown eastside. (Photo of myself, Jodie Martinson, and our Exec Producer, Sheila Peacock from CBC)