Matt Drake, Tony Devenyi snag Leos
June 24, 2015
The desk in the dimly-lit room is littered with drug paraphernalia: a syringe, matches, a nickel-sized Ziploc bag of powder, something like a small bent spoon. The man sitting at the desk prepares an injection, heating the spoon with a match held below it. In the background, we hear a commentator calling the closing overtime seconds in the men's hockey final between Canada and the U.S. during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The man fills the syringe, apparently inserting it in his arm just as Sidney Crosby scores the "golden goal" for Canada.
The actor suddenly looks up, breaking camera. He's forgotten his line. Off-screen, the director asks, "When was the last time you talked to your dad?"-a question to get him back into character.
Welcome to the strange crossbred world of Luk'Luk'I: Mother. It's this trademark hybridity-questioning the line between reality and fiction-that has just garnered the short film four Leo Awards for Best Short Drama, Best Direction, Best Sound Editing and Best Overall Sound in a Short Drama. Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts alumnus Matt Drake-sound designer, re-recording mixer and a producer on the film-was there to receive them this June 14. More...
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