Alumni move into March with new nominations, new releases and new deals, including a whopping 84 CSA nominations, plus loads of binge-worthy content featuring alumni involvement. Read on for the latest CFC alumni updates from March.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Canadian Screen Awards
CFC alumni received a total of 84 nominations for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. Select highlights include 11 nominations each – including Best Motion Picture – for alumni films Night Raiders, the dystopian thriller from director Danis Goulet (Open Immersion participant), and Toronto suburb story Scarborough, co-directed by alumnus Rich Williamson, as well as 6 nominations for two-spirit odyssey Wildhood, from director and alumnus Bretten Hannam, including achievement in directing.
Night Raiders received the most nominations in the Canadian section of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards, with seven nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. Alumni involvement includes: Danis Goulet (director), Jorge Weisz (editor) and stars Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers.
All My Puny Sorrows received five nominations forBest Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actress and Supporting Actress. Alumni involvement includes: Tyler Levine (producer) and Orlee Buium (co-editor).
Scarborough received five nominations for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and two nominees in the Supporting Actress category. Alumni involvement includes: Rich Williamson (co-director) and Robbie Teehan (composer).
Wildhood is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Alumni involvement includes: Bretten Hannam (writer/director), Gharrett Paon (producer), Damon D’Oliveira (executive producer), Shaun Rykiss (editor), Joel Thomas Hynes (actor), and Neil Haverty (composer).
CFC alum Anand Ramayya of Karma Film is among the winners of this year’s Indiescreen Awards. The award honours Ramayya’s commitment to the production community and his significant filmmaking accomplishments.
Scarborough, opens Feb. 25 in select Canadian theatres, including the TIFF Lightbox in Toronto and Morningside Cinemas in Scarborough, before expanding to other Canadian cities throughout March. The film features alumni Rich Williamson as co-director and music from composer Robbie Teehan.
Sort Of, a refreshing comedy about a young gender-fluid caregiver, whose life plans are disrupted when tragedy strikes the family they help to maintain, features episodes directed by Renuka Jeyapalan, writing by Jenn Engels, is produced by Jennifer Kawaja and stars Supinder Wraich. Watch it now on CBC / CBC Gem.
Catch new episodes of critically acclaimed CBC / BET series The Porter, which follows the movement by railroad porters on either side of the Canada/U.S. border to organize for better working conditions in the early 1920s, which resulted in the first Black union, on Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBC TV and CBC Gem through April 11. Alumni involvement on the series includes Charles Officer (director), Priscilla White and Marsha Green (writers), Jennifer Kawaja (producer), and original songs by Kaia Kater.
Examining the cultural shift in North American beauty standards towards embracing Black features and aesthetics, the documentary Subjects of Desire, from alumna Jennifer Holness, is a comprehensive exploration of Black female beauty in history and popular culture. Watch it now on TVO.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, edited by CFC alum Dev Singh, is available to stream on Apple TV.
Reservation Dogs, starring Actors Conservatory alum Devery Jacobs, is available to stream on FX on Hulu.
Tune in to new episodes of Transplant Season 2, series created by CFC alumnus Joseph Kay, on Mondays at 10/8MT on CTV.
Catch new episodes of Pretty Hard Cases Season 2, series created by alumnae Tassie Cameron and Sherry White, on Wednesdays at 9/9:30NT on CBC.
Children Ruin Everything, which features alumni involvement from executive producer Mark Montefiore, episodes directed by Renuka Jeyapalan, and writing by alum Andrew De Angelis, airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app.
FOR YOUR PLAYLIST
Stream CFC’s Black Excellence in Canadian Music playlist on Spotify.
Ava Kay’s latest single “Go” is available to stream on iTunes and Spotify. The Slaight Music alum recently released the official music video for “Go,” which was directed and written by fellow alum Reem Morsi. Watch it here.
Listen to Casey MQ’s latest album “babycasey: ultra” on Spotify and iTunes.
Listen to TiKA’s debut album Anywhere But Here on Spotify.
ALUMNI INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES
The End of Sex, produced by CFC alum Sally Karam, follows a couple who attempt to reinvigorate their sex life after sending their kids to camp for the first time. The romcom was recently wrapped in Hamilton and is currently in post-production.
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