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Aquila Productions Receives Thirteen AMPIA Nominations

Congratulations to our friends at Aquila for their AMPIA nominations for Oil Change and Rod’s Classics.

Thursday, 12.04.2012 / 11:53 AM / News
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Aquila Productions Receives Thirteen AMPIA Nominations
Edmonton, AB –   Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Aquila Productions is pleased to announce that they have received thirteen nominations for the 2012 AMPIA Awards. The Alberta Media Production Industries Association Awards (AMPIA), celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in Albertan film, television and new media.

Congratulations go out to everyone at Aquila Productions and it's affiliated production personnel for receiving these 13 nominations!
 
Aquila received three nominations for "Oil Change" - a documentary series on the rebuilding of the Edmonton Oiler franchise; three nominations for "Rod's Classics" - a documentary on the historic career of Hockey Hall of Fame announcer Rod Phillips; two nominations for "The Extra Yard: Inside the 2011 Argo's" - a critically acclaimed series that went behind the scenes with the Toronto CFL team; two nominations for the promotional video, "Polo: Sport of Kings"; two nominations for the "AHL Outdoor Classic" and one nomination for  "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame."
 
Here are the nominees:
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
"Oil Change "

D.H. (Don) Metz, Gord Redel, Mike Beley, Producers
Aquila Productions
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
"The Extra Yard: Inside the 2011 Argo's"

D.H. (Don) Metz & Gord Redel, Producers
Aquila Productions
 
BEST PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTION
"POLO: Sport of Kings”

D.H. (Don) Metz, Victoria McFadyen, Michael Bobroff & Gord Redel, Producers
Aquila Productions
 
BEST DIRECTOR - NON-FICTION OVER 30
Mike Beley
Oil Change
Aquila Productions
 
BEST DIRECTOR - NON-FICTION OVER 30
Michael Bobroff

Rod's Classics
Aquila Productions
 
 
BEST NARRATOR
Gord Marriott

The Extra Yard: Inside the 2011 Argo's
Aquila Productions
 
BEST NARRATOR
Gord Marriott

AHL Outdoor Classic
Aquila Productions
 
BEST NARRATOR
Gord Marriott

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Aquila Productions
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - NON-FICTION UNDER 30
Sergio Olivares

POLO: Sport of Kings
Aquila Productions
 
BEST SCREENWRITER - NON-FICTION OVER 30
Michael Bobroff & Allan Watt

Rod's Classics
Aquila Productions
 
BEST SCREENWRITER - NON-FICTION OVER 30
Scot Morison

Oil Change
Aquila Productions
 
BEST ANIMATOR OR MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST
Graham Melley

AHL Outdoor Classic
Aquila Productions
 
BEST EDITOR - NON-FICTION OVER 30
Mike Cook, Dylan Retz, Greg Douglas & Jason Konoza

Rod's Classics
Aquila Productions

Our congratulations go out to everyone for working so hard on all of these Aquila video productions over the last year and we wish everyone the best of luck when the awards are announced on May 12th.
 
The 2012 Alberta Film and Television Awards are held Saturday May 12th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Calgary.
 
 
About Aquila Productions
 
Edmonton-based Aquila Productions is one of Canada’s most accomplished television production and entertainment companies.   Recognized for over 30 years as one of Canada’s leading independent producers of original television, Aquila is internationally recognized for covering the world of athletics through broadcast and long-form documentary programming.  Aquila was also recently honoured with a Yorkton Film Festival Nomination for, "The Extra Yard: Inside the 2011 Argo's" and in 2011 they received 4 Gemini nominations for their television series “Oil Change” and “Rodeo: Life on the Circuit”.
 
Aquila is currently in production on the second season of their critically acclaimed series “Oil Change,” plus they are also producing extensive Cricket sports programming for OMNI and Sportsnet World  covering the Indian Premier League.
 
About AMPIA
Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is a non-profit professional association incorporated in 1973. At its inception, its mandate was to support the independent motion picture industry as a viable economic and cultural force within the Province of Alberta. Since that time, the media industry in Canada and the world has changed dramatically and AMPIA continues to play an important role in the media production industry in Alberta.
The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 38th Annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta film, television and new media.

Aquila Productions of Edmonton leads the nominations with 13 nods in various categories.
www.ampia.org
 
 
For more information contact:
 
Aquila Productions
:
Don Metz:   (w): 780.489.0444  (c): 780.940-1000   dmetz@aquila.ca
Gord Redel (w): 780.489.0444  (c): 780.491-0491   gredel@aquila.ca
www.aquila.ca

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