The Broadcast Gala of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards was one busy and amazing evening. Artists from all over Canada and the U.S. came to Toronto to celebrate the best of Canadian talent, and we had the opportunity to talk to quite a number of them, including special guest Julianne Moore. We’ve put together a mash-up video of some of our conversations, with artists sharing their 2015 Canadian Screen Awards experience.
Whether its TV or film, local or national, independent or blockbuster, the Broadcast Gala was a coming together of those who appreciated the artistic achievements of fellow Canadians, and its a pretty powerful opportunity to celebrate. We had a wonderful opportunity to chat with Julianne Moore, who was nominated for David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. Moore has visited Toronto many times to work on numerous projects, and she really expressed that in the very few moments we had with her on the carpet. Remedy rockstars Enrico Colantoni and Dillon Casey had much appreciation for the recognition their show was getting at the awards. Having chatted with them before prior to the inaugural season, it was great hearing them share their experience evolving with the show.
Rookie Blue’s Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith took a moment to chat with us about their experience filming the production, and the recognition it was receiving at the show, which would go on to take the Golden Screen Award for TV Drama/Comedy later that evening. We also had wonderful conversations with the lovely A.J. Cook and veteran Megan Follows, both ladies we’ve wanted to chat with for a very long time. As they say, its only the beginning. Probably the most enthusiastic chat of the evening was with actor Emmanuel Kabongo, who was presenting that evening. Having just completed a run at the CFC, Kabongo shared with us the experience he had at the CFC and the many opportunities he has had as an actor in Canada.
It was also wonderful to catch up with David Sutcliffe and Heartland’s Amber Marshall, having last chatted with them over a year ago. Sutcliffe moved from his stint on CBC’s Cracked to Vancouver, B.C., where he has joined Kyra Sedgwick’s new show Proof. Amber Marshall has been rocking 8 seasons of Heartland, which will return in the Fall of 2015 for another season.
Enjoy the video!