Web series Guidestones: Sunflower Noir and Whatever, Linda received 3 digital nominations each from the Canadian Screen Awards, announced Tuesday morning.
Produced by iThentic and 3 o’clock.tv, Guidestones is a mystery thriller that streamed on CTV Extend this summer. In the best original digital fiction program category, its second season is up against Secret Location and Touchpoint Films’s Whatever, Linda, a show that re-imagines Bernie Madoff’s ’70s Ponzi scheme with 4 women at the center of the scandal. The show hasn’t debuted yet, and in December the producers were trying to nail down a distribution agreement.
Three other series are nominated in the category by the CSA, which are handed out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. They are: The Amazing Gayl Pile from LaRue Productions, which was picked up in the U.S. by Jash in March; Space Riders: Division Earth, also produced by Toronto-based iThentic, and picked up by Starz in the U.S.; as well as Out With Dad, produced by JLeaver Presentations.
Here are the rest of the digital streaming-related categories for the CSAs, which will be broadcast on March 1.
- Morgan Waters in The Amazing Gayl Pile
- Fabrizio Filippo and Supinder Wraich (main image) for their performances in Guidestones: Sunflower Noir
- Hannah Cheesman and Terra Hazelton for their performances as cunning secretaries in Whatever, Linda.
Best original non-fiction program or series produced for digital media
- Apocalypse 10 Lives, produced by Ideacom International
- Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made, from Coolest Thing Productions
- The Devil’s Toy Redux, from the National Film Board (NFB)
- A Short History of the Highrise, produced by The New York Times and NFB
- The Transgender Project, from Stornoway Communications General Partner
Best original interactive production produced for digital media
- Bramble Berry Tales, by Rival Schools
- Circa 1948, by NFB
- Fort McMoney, from Toxa, NFB
- Seven Digital Deadly Sins, The Guardian, NFB