|In the third year of this series, expect me to photograph and write about more of the film and TV productions which showcase our city and sometimes put a celebrity actor or two in the frame. 2013 brings Man of Steel and Elysium to theatres and filming of Godzilla, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Arrow, The Killing and Continuum. You can find more on my daily blog yvrshoots.com.|
The fifteenth anniversary of the Leo Awards, celebrating the best of B.C.-made television and film, couldn’t have been more homegrown from start to finish. Vancouver-cop-from-the-future television series Continuum and darkly comedic film Camera Shy, about a corrupt Vancouver city politician,won the big awards. Both sprung from the creative minds of University of British Columbia film grads –Continuum creator and showruuner Simon Barry and Camera Shy director and writer Mark Sawers.
Inside the Westin Bayshore Hotel gala, hometown comedy couple Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson entertained the BC Film crowd with non-stop jokes, as well as pitching projects and making mild jabs about the BC election and resulting loss of promised tax incentives Jackson Davies took the stage at around 11 p.m. for the 40th anniversary tribute to The Beachcombers, which filmed 19 seasons of 357 episodes in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. Remember Molly’s Reach? It’s still there. Then at 11:30 p.m., three hours-plus into the gala, Robertson changed from her pink frock and announced she was heading out because the show was just too effin’ long. Funny.
Ahead of the gala, Victoria’s Meghan Ory owned the almost block-long red carpet dotted with cameras and media outside the hotel. Ory is BC Film’s breakout star this past year, going from a recurring role on American fairy tale series Once Upon a Time filmed here, to main cast on upcoming American series Intelligence, shooting in Los Angeles. She attended the Leos to support her husband John Reardon, nominated for his supporting performance on filmed-in-Vancouver-and-Yellowknife CBC adventure series Arctic Air, which came into the Leos with a whopping 14 nominations.
Only to be trumped in TV drama by Continuum, which arrived at the Leos with 16 nominations and the privilege of sauntering the red carpet in prime time (the last half-hour of the hour-and-a-half spectacle). …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>