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Edmonton TV series wins Banff festival award

EDMONTON – Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock, a made-in Edmonton children’s television series, has gained international recognition, winning an award for best youth fiction program at the Banff World Media Awards.

Affectionately known as The Rockies, the awards recognize the best in global television and digital media production. The half-hour children’s series airs on APTN and was produced by local filmmaker Josh Miller’s Panacea Entertainment. Part-animation and part-live action, the adventure-fantasy series was inspired by traditional aboriginal myths. The series was also a big winner at the Rosies in Edmonton last month, taking home the award for best children’s series and best narrator. Production on Anash has now wrapped as the series is complete.

While the live footage was shot in Whitehorse, Kim Clegg’s company, Rat Creek Design, was responsible for the lion’s share of the work, tackling all the design, animation and visual effects. For Clegg, the international recognition for the series is nothing short of thrilling.

“The festival in Banff is a prestigious international showcase, so it’s a big deal,” says Clegg. “We were up against shows from all over the world. It’s like an Edmonton play winning an award in Toronto or New York.”

It was also the biggest production his company has handled in its 16-year history.

For nearly six months, up to 16 Edmonton artists and graphic designers – many, like Clegg, are Grant MacEwan University graduates – were shoehorned into Clegg’s small office on Calgary Trail. Using water colour paintings, treated images, pieces of art work and other elements, they created an entire three-dimensional environment around actors performing against a green screen – the clouds, sky, moving grass, trees, roaring river rapids.

“The techniques we used to create the world of Anash is quite a fascinating process. It’s so gratifying to know that all that hard work paid off.”

This was the 32nd year for the awards, which was attended by international broadcasters, producers, writers, directors, distributors and industry executives in television and digital media from more than 25 countries. This year, special achievement award recipients included Howie Mandel, Eugene Levy and James Burrows, among others.

Source: The Edmonton Journal

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Edmonton TV series wins Banff festival award

EDMONTON – Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock, a made-in Edmonton children’s television series, has gained international recognition, winning an award for best youth fiction program at the Banff World Media Awards.

Affectionately known as The Rockies, the awards recognize the best in global television and digital media production. The half-hour children’s series airs on APTN and was produced by local filmmaker Josh Miller’s Panacea Entertainment. Part-animation and part-live action, the adventure-fantasy series was inspired by traditional aboriginal myths. The series was also a big winner at the Rosies in Edmonton last month, taking home the award for best children’s series and best narrator. Production on Anash has now wrapped as the series is complete.

While the live footage was shot in Whitehorse, Kim Clegg’s company, Rat Creek Design, was responsible for the lion’s share of the work, tackling all the design, animation and visual effects. For Clegg, the international recognition for the series is nothing short of thrilling.

“The festival in Banff is a prestigious international showcase, so it’s a big deal,” says Clegg. “We were up against shows from all over the world. It’s like an Edmonton play winning an award in Toronto or New York.”

It was also the biggest production his company has handled in its 16-year history.

For nearly six months, up to 16 Edmonton artists and graphic designers – many, like Clegg, are Grant MacEwan University graduates – were shoehorned into Clegg’s small office on Calgary Trail. Using water colour paintings, treated images, pieces of art work and other elements, they created an entire three-dimensional environment around actors performing against a green screen – the clouds, sky, moving grass, trees, roaring river rapids.

“The techniques we used to create the world of Anash is quite a fascinating process. It’s so gratifying to know that all that hard work paid off.”

This was the 32nd year for the awards, which was attended by international broadcasters, producers, writers, directors, distributors and industry executives in television and digital media from more than 25 countries. This year, special achievement award recipients included Howie Mandel, Eugene Levy and James Burrows, among others.

Source: The Edmonton Journal

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Front Page, Industry News

Edmonton TV series wins Banff festival award

EDMONTON – Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock, a made-in Edmonton children’s television series, has gained international recognition, winning an award for best youth fiction program at the Banff World Media Awards.

Affectionately known as The Rockies, the awards recognize the best in global television and digital media production. The half-hour children’s series airs on APTN and was produced by local filmmaker Josh Miller’s Panacea Entertainment. Part-animation and part-live action, the adventure-fantasy series was inspired by traditional aboriginal myths. The series was also a big winner at the Rosies in Edmonton last month, taking home the award for best children’s series and best narrator. Production on Anash has now wrapped as the series is complete.

While the live footage was shot in Whitehorse, Kim Clegg’s company, Rat Creek Design, was responsible for the lion’s share of the work, tackling all the design, animation and visual effects. For Clegg, the international recognition for the series is nothing short of thrilling.

“The festival in Banff is a prestigious international showcase, so it’s a big deal,” says Clegg. “We were up against shows from all over the world. It’s like an Edmonton play winning an award in Toronto or New York.”

It was also the biggest production his company has handled in its 16-year history.

For nearly six months, up to 16 Edmonton artists and graphic designers – many, like Clegg, are Grant MacEwan University graduates – were shoehorned into Clegg’s small office on Calgary Trail. Using water colour paintings, treated images, pieces of art work and other elements, they created an entire three-dimensional environment around actors performing against a green screen – the clouds, sky, moving grass, trees, roaring river rapids.

“The techniques we used to create the world of Anash is quite a fascinating process. It’s so gratifying to know that all that hard work paid off.”

This was the 32nd year for the awards, which was attended by international broadcasters, producers, writers, directors, distributors and industry executives in television and digital media from more than 25 countries. This year, special achievement award recipients included Howie Mandel, Eugene Levy and James Burrows, among others.

Source: The Edmonton Journal

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