Tag Archives: Jennifer Spence

LEO AWARDS: Gala Night With Hosts Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton & Christopher Heyerdahl

Published June 5, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. What a difference a year makes in the BC Film industry. 2013 got off to such a dismal start that it spawned a mood of doom and the Save BC Film movement or as the Leo Awards Gala hosts Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton and Christopher Heyerdahl put [...]

LEO AWARDS: CONTINUUM Wins Second Consecutive Leo For Best Dramatic Series

With Continuum taking home a second consecutive Leo for Best Dramatic Series on Sunday night and filming of the third season long wrapped, all that’s left this month is to see what other awards this smart sci-fi show wins, enjoy the twisty ride of the final three episodes and trust that Showcase will renew its [...]

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 [...]

WEEK: May 19-25, 2014

Sunday, May 25th – Continuum 3×09 Minute of Silence airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols), without much help from Carlos (Victor Webster), pursues a group of brilliant students who use cutting-edge technology to commit crimes; at the same time, she’s pursued by amnesiac John Doe (Ryan Robbins) who wants her help piecing together his mysterious past. Elsewhere, Kellog [...]

WEEK: May 5-11, 2014

Sunday, May 11th – Two-hour Once Upon a Time season finale (Snow Drifts and There’s No Place Like Home) airs on ABC and CTV. Zelena (Rebecca Mader)’s time portal places Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) in the enchanted forest in the past, where they must be careful not to alter anything as they search [...]

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 [...]

LEO AWARDS: Leo-palooza of Nominations for Vancouver’s Own CONTINUUM & MOTIVE

Our own Leo Awards, celebrating the best of BC-made television and film, is shaping up to be quite the homegrown affair. The second season of Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series Continuum earned 21 nominations in television while the first season of Vancouver-whydunit-crime-drama Motive picked up 12 nominations. Sadly, our other big local but set in Yellowknife series Arctic [...]

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 [...]

BIG READ: Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala For DOWN RIVER Caps BC Film-palooza at VIFF

Published October 5th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala screening of Ben Ratner’s film Down River, inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula, caps a week-long BC Film-palooza. The Vancouver International Film Festival staged seven premieres over eight days: shot-in-Havana Hitchockian thriller 3 Days in Havana, STD comedy That Burning [...]

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 [...]