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The Provider wins Shaw Media’s Fearless Female Director Award

Brianne Nord-Stewart who directed “The Provider”, co-written  and c0-produced by Nord-Stewart and Andy Thompson, won Shaw Media’s Fearless Female Director Award from the National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival

In the latest round of award presentations for the NSI Online Short Film Festival run by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), Canadian short film The Provider, directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart, won the $2,500 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award”…The awards were decided by an independent jury.”

Comments from the jury included:

Nicholas Humphries – “Brianne Nord-Stewart’s stunning use of cinematography [by Amy Belling] and performance in The Provider caught our attention in this alternative-history horror short. The skill she showed while shooting it for a 48-hour filmmaking challenge secured it for us as the best short directed by a female.”

Maureen Levitt – “Brianne Nord-Stewart’s strength lies in bringing out the best in her characters. She really worked holistically in The Provider to create a dramatic feel and story arc in this larger than life film.”

Joy Loewen – “[We saw] stunning performances from the leads and a creepily perfect sound design [by Raph Choi] in The Provider which equals a terrific accomplishment from a director who’s on my ‘one to watch’ list.”

We are thrilled that the hard work of our team of cast, key creatives, and crew was acknowledged with acclaim!

The other awards were given to,  Tommydirected by Theodore Bezaire, which won the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award; and The Dance, directed by Pardis Parker, which picked up the $750 Bite Comedy Award.

Read the Press release: Tommy, The Provider & The Dance pick up awards in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

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A shout-out to Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson, who co-produced and co-wrote The Provider, is now directing an interactive theatre adventure all over downtown Vancouver!

The 2-hour show starts in Yaletown but travels to different venues as the plot moves. The coolest thing about Andy’s show is that he puts you, as the audience, as the star of the show!

I am super proud of Andy Thompson for this upcoming play. In an interview with the Province, Andy said that he “got hooked” after his experience making The Provider, which won first prize in a North America-wide Bloodshots short contest.

With five daily shows from Oct 13 – 31, this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Please help support Andy!

Tickets: $25/$35, call 604-235-1920, or go to thevirtualstage.org/zombies

Click here to read the article: http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/movie-guide/star+Zombie+Syndrome/7369884/story.html#ixzz291udScT2

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The Vancouver Sun places my music video amongst the awesome Wilco & The Pack a.d.!

From New music videos: The Pack a.d., The Autumn Portrait, Wilco
“Since its release on YouTube just 10 days ago, Vancouver indie-pop band The Autumn Portrait‘s Welcome To The Night has gathered close to 15,000 views.

Not bad at all for this little video (directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart) telling the love story between the Moon and the Sun performed at various locations in Vancouver, including the amazing Prophouse Cafe at Venables and Commercial Drive.

The Autumn Portrait plans to release three more videos and a radio single, all from the band’s debut The Design Is Over, over the next few weeks.” – Excerpt from The Vancouver Sun’s Blog AWESOME SOUND (click to read) by Francois Marchand

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