RDC film students in running for industry awards

A slew of Red Deer College film students have been nominated for provincial film industry awards.

A slew of Red Deer College film students have been nominated for provincial film industry awards.

Thirteen nominations for the 37th annual Alberta Film and Television Awards have gone to RDC Motion Picture Arts students and alumni.

As well, RDC film instructor Scott McPherson has been nominated for Best Feature Film for The Pharmacist.

“We are very proud of our students and alumni,” said Motion Picture Arts instructor Don Armstrong. “This level of industry recognition demonstrates the remarkable talent and hard work of students who choose to come to our program.”

Here is a list of RDC student nominees for Best Student Production:

• Becoming — Whitney Grace and Nick Saik, producers

• Break Up, Breakdown ­— ­ Kyle Mosonyi, producer

• Case Study of Zacheriah — Melanie Berthelo, producer

• Tumaini — Jeff Woodward, producer

The RDC nomination for Best PSA (public service announcement) is Math: It’s Everywhere — Blake McWilliam, producer. McWilliam was also nominated in two other categories — for Best Motivational Film (Alberta. Tell It Like It Is), and for Best Digital Program or Project (Alis Help Videos).

For Best Dramatic Production Under 60-Minutes: Beats: Legend of the Irogoti — Julie Debeljak, David Heacock, and Dustin Chouinard, producers.

Debeljak was also nominated for Best Narrator (Beats: Legend of the Irogoti).

For Best Alberta Actress: Kelsey Johnson (Tumaini).

For Best Screenwriter, Drama Under 30 Minutes: Aimee Beaudoin, (CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, Season 2, Blowed Up Zombie Real Good).

For Best Cinematographer, Drama Over 30 Minutes: Kalon McClarty (The Corrupted). And For Best Special Effects: Robin Haynes (The Corrupted).

The “Rosies” will be handed out on May 28 at the Edmonton Marriot River Cree Resort by AMPIA (the Alberta Media Production Industries Association) representatives.

More information is available on the AMPIA website: http://www.ampia.org/.