Hell on Wheels, shot in Okotoks and starring Anson Mount and rapper Common, won six Rosies — including Best Dramatic Series, Best Production Designer/Art Director and Best Costume Designer. Rufus, a Calgary-made feature film about a teen vampire, was next with four Rosies, including Best Dramatic Feature Film and Best Director Drama Over 30 Minutes). Three Edmonton-made TV series picked up two awards each: Hail Mary, which follows football players hoping to make the Eskimos, nabbed Best Documentary Series. The show’s Steve Katakami also won Best Editor (for Just Three Days). The series, which airs on Citytv, is produced by Anaid Productions.
Mike Beley picked up Best Director (Non-Fiction Over 30 Minutes) while Scot Morison earned Best Screenwriter (Non-Fiction Over 30 Minutes) for their work on Oil Change, Aquila Productions’ behind-the-scenes look at the woeful Oilers.
Belinda Cornish won Best Performance by an Alberta Actress for her role as the boss of a toy company on Tiny Plastic Men, a comedy airing on Superchannel. The show’s Francis Damberger was named Best Director (Drama Under 30 Minutes).
Other local winners include Edmonton’s CTV News at Six. The program won Best News Series for its coverage of the robbery and fatal shooting of three G4S guards on the University of Alberta campus.
Shaw TV Edmonton’s Angelika Gawronski won Best Information or Lifestyle Series for The Proposal, a reality show about couples on the verge of walking down the aisle.
Producer Hans J. Dys, who runs FILMBratz Productions, won two Rosies, including Best Public Service Announcement for Little Warriors, an organization aimed at the education and prevention of child sex abuse.
Legend of a Warrior, co-produced by Edmonton’s Bonnie Thompson, won Best Documentary Over 30 Minutes. The film follows Calgary director Corey Lee’s attempts to reconnect with his father, Frank Lee, an Edmonton martial arts legend.
SCTV alumnus Dave Thomas, who might be best known for playing hoser Doug McKenzie, was honoured with a Special Achievement Award as part of AMPIA’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The influential sketch comedy show was shot in Edmonton in the early ’80s.
From the Edmonton Journal
Multiple Winners by Title:
- Hell on Wheels: 6
- Rufus: 4
- Passion Play: 2
- Hail Mary: 2
- Legend of a Warrior: 2
- Love Lies Bleeding: 2
- Bayer Liberty: 2
- Tiny Plastic Men: 2
- Oil Change: 2
- Heartland: 2
- David Schultz, has 4 individual Rosie wins, 1 for writing, 1 for directing and 2 for producing.
2013 Rosie Award Winners in 23 Class Categories and 33 Craft Categories.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Hail Mary | Margaret Mardirossian, David Benson Helen Schmidt & Sophie Mardirossian, Producers | Anaid Productions
BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER 30 MINUTES
The Passion Play | Philip Spink & Zuzana Novak, Producers | The Passion Play Documentary
BEST DOCUMENTARY OVER 30 MINUTES
Legend of A Warrior | Susan Bristow, Corey Lee & Bonnie Thompson, Producers | Corkscrew Media, enriquePoe Moving Pictures & National Film Board of Canada
BEST DRAMATIC SERIES
Hell On Wheels | Michael Frislev & Chad Oakes, Producers | Nomadic Pictures | ?
BEST DRAMATIC PRODUCTION UNDER 60 MINUTES
In Your Orbit | Andrea Mann, Producer| Inner Matter Studio | ?
BEST DRAMA MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Borealis | Tom Cox, Jordy Randall & Andrew Wreggitt, Producers | SEVEN24 Films
BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE FILM
Rufus | Bruce Harvey & Dave Schultz, Producers | Lonely Boy Productions AB
BEST NEWS SERIES
CTV News at Six, G4S Shooting | Joel Gotlib, Producer | CTV Edmonton / Bell Media
BEST NEWS FEATURE
Beluga | Allan Leader, Producer | Leader Productions
BEST DAILY NEWSCAST
CBC Calgary News at 11 | Brooks DeCillia & Diane Yanko, Producers | CBC Calgary
BEST INFORMATION OR LIFESTYLE SERIES
The Proposal | Angelika Gawronski, Producer | Shaw TV Edmonton
BEST TELEVISION COMMERCIAL UNDER $50K
Royal Tyrrell Museum –“They Never Left” |John Cameron, Producer | White Iron
BEST TELEVISION COMMERCIAL OVER $50K
Transalta – “The Demo” | Matt Gillespie, Missy Venaas, Sue Hutch & Richard Cairns, Producers | Joe Media Group
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA)
Little Warriors – “Prey” | Hans J. Dys, Producer | FILMBratz Productions
BEST MOTIVATIONAL PRODUCTION
Hand Hygiene – “High 5 Guy” | Hans J. Dys, Producer | FILMBratz Productions
BEST PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTION
The Bow – “Art in Public Space” | Kerrie Penney, Producer | Freshwater Creative
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Out Of Sight | Bruce Harvey & Dave Schultz, Producers | Lonely Boy Productions AB
BEST MUSICAL OR VARIETY SPECIAL
Love Lies Bleeding | Braun Farnon & Jean Merriman, Producers | White Iron Pictures
BEST CROSS-PLATFORM OR TRANSMEDIA PROJECT
Alberta Votes 2012 – Election 2012 | Neill Fitzpatrick & Brooks DeCillia, Producers | CBC Alberta
BEST DIGITAL PROGRAM OR PROJECT
Bayer Liberty | Steve Seeley, Robb Thompson, Calvin Sun, Mike Seehagel, Kent Toth, MacLaren McCann, Producers | Studio Dialog
Walk In The Park | Carlo Ghioni, Producer | Animoralda Media
BEST STUDENT PRODUCTION
Dear 604 / Chere 604 | Shawn Knievel & Amanda Trimble, Producers | Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts
BEST PRODUCTION REFLECTING CUTURAL DIVERSITY
Vanishing Point | Julia Szucs & David Christensen, Producers | National Film Board of Canada
BEST DIRECTOR (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Francis Damberger | Tiny Plastic Men – “Unforgiven” | Mosaic Entertainment
BEST DIRECTOR (DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES)
Dave Schultz | Rufus | Lonely Boy Productions | Calgary
BEST DIRECTOR (NON-FICTION UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Philip Spink | The Passion Play | The Passion Play Documentary | ?
BEST DIRECTOR (NON-FICTION OVER 30 MINUTES)
Mike Beley | Oil Change – Overdrive | Aquila Productions | Edmonton
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ALBERTA ACTOR
Duncan Ollerenshaw | Hell On Wheels – “Scabs” | Nomadic Pictures | ?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ALBERTA ACTRESS
Belinda Cornish | Tiny Plastic Men – “Pleasing Petra” | Mosaic Entertainment
BEST TELEVISION HOST
Tara Stone | Breakfast Television | City Calgary
Richard Hardy | OMNI’s – Multicultural Heroes | Delsur Films | Edmonton
BEST SCREENWRITER (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Jill Clark & Christianne Hirt-Shaw | If You Really Knew Me | Pangloss Productions | ?
BEST SCREENWRITER (DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES)
Dave Schultz | Rufus | Lonely Boy Productions | Calgary
BEST SCREENWRITER (NON-FICTION UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Jeremy Chugg | Suncor – Celebrating the 100th Edition of OSQAR | Freshwater Creative | ?
BEST SCREENWRITER (NON-FICTION OVER 30 MINUTES)
Scot Morison | Oil Change – Overdrive | Aquila Productions | Edmonton
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Craig Wrobleski | Glue | Lazy Susan Productions | ?
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES)
Craig Wrobleski | Rufus | Lonely Boy Productions | Calgary
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (NON-FICTION UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Shaun Henning – Travel Alberta Stories | Joe Media Group | Calgary
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (NON-FICTION OVER 30 MINUTES)
Allan Leader | Unclaimed | Myth Merchant Films | Edmonton – check
BEST EDITOR (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Craig Hall | Painted Black | The Banff Centre
BEST EDITOR (DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES)
Bridget Durnford | Hell On Wheels – “Blood Moon” | Nomadic Pictures | ?
BEST EDITOR (NON-FICTION UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Steve Katakami | Hail Mary – “Just Three Days” | Anaid Productions | Edmonton
BEST EDITOR (NON-FICTION OVER 30 MINUTES
Glenn Sakatch | Love Lies Bleeding | White Iron Pictures | Calgary
BEST OVERALL SOUND (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Jonas Hurtig | Le Premier Combat | Six Degrees | Edmonton?
BEST OVERALL SOUND (DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES)
George Tarrant & Michael Leder | Heartland – “Running Against The Wind” | SEVEN24 Films
BEST OVERALL SOUND (NON-FICTION UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Frank Laratta | AdFarm – Alberta Beef – “Famous Taste” | STIR Films & Corkscrew Media
BEST OVERALL SOUND (NON-FICTION OVER 30 MINUTES)
Garrell Clark, John Blerot & Ian Armstrong | A Sorry State | Panacea Entertainment | Edmonton
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Jeff Bray | Windsage | Six Degrees | ?
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE (DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES)
Mike Shields | Ferocious | CHAOS A Film Company | ?
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE (NON-FICTION UNDER 30 MINUTES)
Mike Shields | Destination Calgary | Joe Media Group
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE (NON-FICTION OVER 30 MINUTES)
Alec Harrison & Andrea Wettstein | Legend of A Warrior | Corkscrew Media, enriquePoe Moving Pictures & National Film Board of Canada
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR
John Blackie & Bill Ives | Hell On Wheels -“The Lord’s Day” | Nomadic Pictures | ?
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER
Carol Case | Hell On Wheels – “The Lord’s Day” | Nomadic Pictures | ?
BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST
Gail Kennedy | Hell On Wheels – “Blood Moon Rising” | Nomadic Pictures | ?
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (Computer Generated)
Ken Bitz & Jason Lavoie | Heartland – “The Road Ahead” | SEVEN24 Films | ?
BEST ANIMATOR / MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST(S)
Steve Seeley, Robb Thompson, Calvin Sun & Mike Seehagel | Bayer Liberty | Studio Dialog | ?
Andrew Grose from CHED mc’d the winners announcements on the Winspear stage and Mark Connelly from CBC mc’d the livestream of the winners’ acceptance speeches from the backstage area streamed live on www.rosieawards.com.