The second annual Canadian Cinema Editors Awards are coming up on May 17th at the Capitol Event Theatre. The C.C.E Awards is the largest event hosted by the organization, focusing on the significance of post-production in cinema.
The C.C.E started to emphasize editors knowing their role and significance in a project’s success. The C.C.E. organization brings students, directors and producers together, showing them production decisions inevitably influence post-production actions. This impact often goes unnoticed and the C.C.E challenges this when hosting events such as panel discussions, Q&A Screenings, the C.C.E. Annual General Meeting for members, pub nights and their biggest event, the C.C.E. Awards show.
Many C.C.E. members are up for top awards including four in the Best Editing in Long Form Television Series category. Teresa De Luca is nominated twice in the category for her work on Combat Hospital and Bomb Girls. A Concordia University Film graduate, De Luca has come to enjoy the responsibility the editor has in effecting the narrative arc of an entire series. Little do viewers realize how much the slight change of an actor’s look, a subtle adjustment in dialogue, or the reorganization of scenes, can impact the story, greatly enhancing the writer and director’s vision.
Wendy Hallam Martin is nominated for her work on the multiple Emmy nominated and Gemini winner for best series, The Borgias and is presently editing Saving Hope for NBC. Martin has been recognized with a Gemini and a Director’s Guild award for her work on the critically acclaimed series, The Tudors. She has edited several episodes of Being Erica, Billable Hours, The City and five seasons of Queer As Folk winning a DGC award for her efforts.
Gareth C. Scales’ work spans both feature films and television. He was nominated last year for his work co-editing Bruce McDonald’s concert film THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN. His other work includes CTV/CBS drama Flashpoint, the Golden Globe nominated series The Hour and is currently working on Spies of Warsaw for the BBC. Scales is nominated for Best Editing in Long Form Television Series for his work on Flashpoint.
Michele Hozer is nominated for Best Editing in Documentary for West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thompson. Hozer, a two‐time Gemini award‐winning documentary editor, has been working in the Canadian film industry since 1987. She has cut over 50 documentaries, including Can’t Stop Now with Karen Kain and Jiri Kilean, Last Call at The Gladstone, Arctic Dreamer: The Lonely Quest of Viljhalmur Stefansson, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman and GENIUS WITHIN: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould.
Nick Hector is also nominated in Best Editing in Documentary for Wiebo's War. Hector is a DGC, CCE, HotDocs and multi-Gemini Award winning Canadian film editor and Genie Award nominated producer. An inaugural member of Canadian Cinema Editors honours society, some of Hector's numerous credits include Tim Southam’s Genie-nominated Drowning in Dreams; John Haslett Cuff’s Gemini-winning Crimes of the Heart; Min Sook Lee’s Hot Docs "Best Canadian Feature" Hogtown; and Allan King’s TIFF "Top Ten Canadian Film" Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company and Sturla Gunnarsson's documentary Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie.
Roger Mattiussi is a seasoned film and television editor with more than 120 hours of domestically and internationally produced feature films, TV movies and mini-series, dramatic TV series and documentary features behind him. Matussi is nominated for Best Editing in Feature Length Dramatic for Afghan Luke. Among the commercially successful, critically acclaimed, award-winning shows he has edited are Afghan Luke, Trailer Park Boys II, Fido, Going The Distance, Bonhoeffer, 100 Days In The Jungle, Major Crime, Da Vinci’s Inquest and the Academy-Award nominated After the Axe.
David B. Thompson has been editing prime time television drama for over 20 years and is nominated for Best Editing in Television Movie or Mini-Seriesfor The Kennedys. His editing has earned him one Emmy, five Gemini, two DGC and two CCE nominations. He won CCE award for best editing in half hour broadcast short form dramatic, 2011 for Living In Your Car. Currently he is editing the feature film Small Time for Joel Surnow.
Another Best Editing in Television Movie or Mini-Series nominee is Lisa Binkley for Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story. Award winning editor, Binkley's credits have included The Killing Game, Cold Squad, Goodnight for Justice, Touching Evil, Hiccups, The Chris Isaak Show, The Outer Limits, The L Word and the feature film Normal. She is currently working on a MOW for Hallmark called Smart Cookies, which stars Bailee Madison and is directed by Robert Iscove.
Tickets for the awards show are available on the C.C.E. website, http://www.cceditors.ca/awards-and-sponsors/, $85 for non-members, $60 for C.C.E. members and $30 for student members. To join the C.C.E., visit www.cceditors.ca.