Edmonton, AB - Aquila Productions is pleased to announce that they have received eleven nominations for the 2013 AMPIA Awards. The Alberta Media Production Industries Association Awards (AMPIA), celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in Albertan film, television and new media.
Congratulations go out to everyone at Aquila Productions and it's affiliated production personnel for receiving these 11 nominations!
Aquila received seven nominations for "Oil Change" - a documentary series on the rebuilding of the Edmonton Oilers franchise; three craft nominations for "Western Swagger" - a documentary on the Edmonton Eskimo Football team dynasty from ‘78 – ‘82 ; plus a craft nomination for "CORE" – a promotional video produced for the Edmonton Eskimos.
Here are the nominees:
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES "Oil Change Overdrive" D.H. (Don) Metz, Gord Redel, Producers Aquila Productions
BEST DIRECTOR - NON-FICTION OVER 30 Mike Beley “Oil Change Overdrive” Aquila Productions
BEST SCREENWRITER - NON-FICTION OVER 30 Scot Morison “Oil Change Overdrive” Aquila Productions
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - NON-FICTION OVER 30 Sergio Olivares & Bryce York “Oil Change Overdrive” Aquila Productions
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Graham Melley “CORE” Aquila Productions
BEST NARRATOR Gord Marriott “Oil Change Overdrive” Aquila Productions
BEST NARRATOR Gord Marriott “Western Swagger” Aquila Productions
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE - NON-FICTION OVER 30 Mike Shields “Western Swagger” Aquila Productions
BEST EDITOR - NON-FICTION OVER 30 Paul Smart, Wes Belair “Oil Change Overdrive” Aquila Productions
BEST EDITOR - NON-FICTION OVER 30 Doug Forbes “Western Swagger” Aquila Productions
BEST EDITOR - NON-FICTION UNDER 30 Michael McIntosh “Oil Change Overdrive – Behind the scenes” Aquila Productions About Aquila Productions Edmonton-based Aquila Productions is one of Canada’s most accomplished television production and entertainment companies. Recognized for over 30 years as one of Canada’s leading independent producers of original television, Aquila is internationally recognized for covering the world of athletics through broadcast and long-form documentary programming. Aquila was also recently honoured with two Canadian Screen Award nominations for "Oil Change - Overdrive" - a documentary series on the rebuilding of the Edmonton Oiler franchise; and one nomination for the documentary series - "The Extra Yard – Inside the 2011 Argo’s".
Aquila is currently in production on the third season of their critically acclaimed series “Oil Change.”
About AMPIA Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is a non-profit professional association incorporated in 1973. At its inception, its mandate was to support the independent motion picture industry as a viable economic and cultural force within the Province of Alberta. Since that time, the media industry in Canada and the world has changed dramatically and AMPIA continues to play an important role in the media production industry in Alberta. The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 40th Annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta film, television and new media.