RDC film up for a Rosie award

A cross-cultural comedy created by Red Deer College students is up for two Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association awards.

A cross-cultural comedy created by Red Deer College students is up for two Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association awards.

The short film My Hubby Raj was nominated in two categories — for Best Student Production and Best Editing. “I’m very pleased — and I hope to win,” said Colin Gomez, who co-wrote the script with Julie Debejak.

If the East-meets-West comedy does land a 2009 AMPIA Rosie Award, it will be the second winning collaboration for Debejak and Gomez.

Debejak wrote Caffeine Infidelity, which won last year’s Best Student Production Award, and Gomez produced the film.

My Hubby Raj is about a Canadian girl who marries into an eccentric East Indian family. A landlord of Chinese descent plays into the film’s plot — which is par for the course for Gomez, who comes from a multi-racial background.

Born in Singapore, Gomez is of East Indian and Portuguese ancestry and is married to a Chinese woman.

He said My Hubby Raj started out as his thesis project while he was in the Red Deer College’s Motion Picture Arts program, but has since gained some local popularity.

It was shown in the Reel Movie Mondays film series, and is expected to be aired on TV by Shaw Cable.

The AMPIA awards ceremony takes place on May 2 in Edmonton.

Just Posted

Blood donations needed in Central Alberta: Canadian Blood Services

357 donors are needed before Aug. 26 at the Red Deer clinic

UPDATED: Red Deer air quality risk rated high

Poor air quality and reduced visibility

Ponoka liquor store robbed

One suspect charged so far

Women’s Outreach looking for school supplies for low income Central Albertans

With the back-to-school season upon us, Women’s Outreach is looking to the… Continue reading

Red Deerian spreads kindness with one card at a time

One Red Deerian wants to combat bullying by spreading kindness in the… Continue reading

WATCH: Annual Family Picnic at Central Spray and Play

Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. held the Annual Family Picnic at the… Continue reading

B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfires

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of… Continue reading

As service refusals make headlines, experts say businesses usually in the wrong

Two Canadian businesses that recently made headlines for refusing customers have learned… Continue reading

Irregular asylum claims increased in July after two months of decline

OTTAWA — The number of irregular border crossers in Canada went up… Continue reading

Knocking down statues no way to address a troubled history, McKenna says

OTTAWA — The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down statues… Continue reading

Turning on Trump doesn’t buy credibility for black Americans

WASHINGTON — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump’s side,… Continue reading

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

BEIJING — One of China’s most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from… Continue reading

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was… Continue reading

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

GENOA, Italy — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month