VANCOUVER, B.C. (May 12, 2015) – Nominations for the 2015 Leo Awards were announced on Monday,
May 11th, and among the record number of nominees for this year’s celebration of artistic excellence in B.C. film & television was Vancouver-based actor Dakota Daulby, 20, earning two Best Lead Actor nominations for his roles in the feature film, “Black Fly” and the short film “Roar.”
Daulby’s fellow Best Lead Actor nominee, and “Black Fly” co-star, Matthew MacCaull, was also nominated in the same category as Daulby for “Roar.”I couldn’t help but laugh when I learned that Matt and I were nominated together in both categories,” exclaimed Daulby from his Maple Ridge home this morning. “We went through this crazy and exhilarating experience that was “Black Fly,” and then onto “Roar” immediately afterwards. It seems only natural for us to cap it all off and go mano a mano at the Leos!”
The Leo Awards – which recognize excellence in B.C. film and television – will be handed out over three nights, over two consecutive weekends. Each weekend will see festivities taking place at two different venues offering a true celebratory environment for each awards evening. Visit the Leo Awards website for a complete list of nominees, awards and schedules by evening.
The Leos are a great celebration of local talent and art,” said Daulby, “I feel so honored to be chosen as part of such an illustrious group. We all put a lot of heart and soul into “Black Fly,” I’m so excited to see our fantastic cast and crew’s efforts being recognized with 10 nominations!”
“Black Fly,” nominated for Best Motion Picture, is a visceral, backwoods horror thriller, written and directed by Leo Award nominee Jason Bourque, and can currently be seen this month on Superchannel.
“Roar,” nominated for Best Short Drama, and directed by Leo Award nominees Stuart Langfield & Dylan Rekert, is a short film that explores the relationship between two brothers who are brought together to fulfill their grandfather’s final wishes.
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