Tag Archives: Helen Shaver

VIFF INDUSTRY: Helen Shaver’s Favourite TV Episode She’s Ever Directed Is ORPHAN BLACK With Twerking

BBC America image: Tatiana Maslany & Kristian Bruun. Helen Shaver could run #CloneClub for Orphan Black. Her favourite television episode of the many she’s directed in her career is Certain Agony of the Battlefield with the greatest Orphan Black scene ever — Alison and Donnie twerking on their bed with piles of cash. The script said twerking scene with Alison [...]

LEO AWARDS: Motion Picture Leo Winners & Nominees Led by Ben Ratner’s DOWN RIVER

Ben Ratner’s Down River, inspired by his friendship with late Vancouver actor Babz Chula, capped the Leo Awards on Sunday night with its win for Best Motion Picture. It’s the little movie that could because they made it with love, said lead actor Helen Shaver, who plays an older woman named Pearl who guides three [...]

LEO AWARDS: 9 BC Motion Picture Nominees Led by DOWN RIVER

This year’s Leo Awards boasts an unprecedented 9 nominees in the Best BC-made motion picture category: Ben Ratner’s film Down River, inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula, has 13 nominations overall; Matthew Kowalchuk’s feel-bad buddy comedy Lawrence & Holloman has 9; Jason James’s STD rom-com That Burning Feeling has 9; the Harmon family’s If I Had [...]

WEEK: March 10-16, 2014

Sunday, March 16th – Continuum season 3 premiere Minute by Minute airs on Showcase. Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) jeopardizes everything to stop young Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) from altering history in his mission to save Emily (Magda Apanowicz) from death. Sunday, March 16th – Once Upon a Time 3×13 Witch Hunt airs on ABC and CTV. Emma (Jennifer [...]

VIFF: Last Screening of VIFF Most Popular Canadian Film DOWN RIVER

Set in the West End and shot in the West End, Down River is that rare movie filmed “in Vancouver for Vancouver”. Local film students comprised half the crew that was blessed with sun during  a June and July shoot. Vancouver actress Babz Chula, who died of cancer in 2010, is the inspiration for longtime [...]

WEEK: September 16-22, 2013

Sunday, September 22nd – Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga among Best Actress nominees at the Emmy awards. [Update: Claire Danes won for Homeland]. Sunday, September 22nd – Cedar Cove 1×11 Conflicts of Interest airs on the W network in Canada. Will Grace tell Olivia (Andie MacDowell) that Olivia’s married brother Will kissed her? Olivia and Jack [...]

BIG READ: Vote for BC Film/Doc (#mustseeBC) To Be Awarded Red Carpet Screening at Vancouver International Film Festival

Published September 19, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. Vote for whichever BC film or documentary you want to see at a red carpet screening of the Vancouver International Film Festival, which screens from September 26th to October 11th. It’s a new feature of this year’s BC Spotlight program, with a dozen made-in-BC projects vying for [...]