Guidestones, Whatever, Linda get CSA nods

Recognizing the best in scripted and factual web series over the past year, the Canadian Screen Awards announced its nominations Tuesday.
January 13, 2015

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’, 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 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.

whateverlinda1Best performance in a program or series produced for digital media:

  • 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
  • Seven Digital Deadly Sins, The Guardian, NFB
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