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CASTLEWOOD ALUM JAMES VANDEWATER NOMINATED FOR 2 SCREEN AWARDS

Congratulations to Castlewood Productions alumnist James Vandewater for being nominated for two 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, both for the feature film SLEEPING GIANT. The film was a hit at Cannes 2015, then at TIFF.40, and now is up for a handful of Canadian Screen Awards. It is nominated for Best Motion Picture (for which James is named as a Producer), for Best Editor (James Vandewater), and for Best Director (Andrew Cividino). The film was also recently featured by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as part of their ‘CANADA’S TOP TEN FILM FESTIVAL’ this January and will be playing in major cities across Canada until May 2016. The annual awards show celebrating the best in film, television, and digital media will be broadcast Sunday March 13, 2016 on CBC Television.


 

FIRST CANNES….NOW TIFF 2015!!!

More kudos for Castlewood’s James Vandewater. The multi-talented Producer/Director/Editor was all smiles at the North American premier of his film SLEEPING GIANT at the Winter Garden Theatre in downtown Toronto Wednesday night, September 15th. The screening at the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival was greeted with multiple standing ovations as the sold out venue was unanimous in its endorsement of the touching coming of age film. Written and directed by James’ pal Andrew Cividino, the film was shot in only 20 days almost entirely in northern Ontario along on the banks of rugged Lake Superior. Seville International is distributing the film so look for the film in cinemas around the world in the coming months.