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Film Production Awards

OUT YONDER PRODUCTIONS

Film Awards:

• New York International Film Festival: Finalist Award: (Life on the Vertical 1999)

• Hot Docs Film Festival:  “Best Writing in Science and Nature” (Life on the Vertical, 1999)

• Yorkton Golden Sheaf Film Festival:
                Winner: Best Cinemotography: (“Life on the Vertical”,1999)
                Nominated: “Monty Bassett: Best Director (Life on the Vertical,1999)
                Nominated:  “Best Short Documentary”  (Sheep of Stone, 2003)
     
• Gemini Awards: 
                Nominated: “Best Documentary of the Year” (Life on the Vertical, 2000)

• International Wildlife Festival:
                Silver Metal Award:  “Best Newcomber”  (Life on the Vertical”,1999)
                Finalsit Award:  “Scripting Writing”  (“Life on the Vertical”, 1999)
                Finalist Award:  “Best Narration”   (“Life on the Vertical”, 1999)
                Finalsit Award:  “Scripting Writing” (“Sheep of  Stone”, 2004)
                Merit Award:  “Ecosystem Relations”  (“Sheep of Stone”, 2004)

•   Leo Awards
                Nominated:   “Monty Bassett: Best Director” 
                                               (Life On the Vertical”, 2000)
                Nominated:   “Best Documentary”
                                                  (Life On the Vertical”, 2000)
                Nominated:   “Monty Bassett: Best Screenwriting”
                                                  (Life On the Vertical”, 2000)
                Nominated:   “Best Cinematography
                                                  (Life On the Vertical”, 2000)
                Nominated:   “Monty Bassett: Best Director”
                                                  (“Saturn’s Eyes”, 2005)
                Nominated:   “Monty Bassett: Best Screenwriting”
                                                  (Saturn’s Eyes, 2005)
                Nominated:   “Monty Bassett: Best Director”
                                                  (“Land of the Chartreuse Moose” 2013)
                Nominated:   “Monty Bassett: Best Screenwriting”
                                                  (“Land of the Chartreuse Moose”, 2013)
                Winner:         “Monty Bassett:  Best Screenwriting: Documentary
                                                  (Cliff Hangers: 2015)
                Nominated:   “Best Documentary” 
                                                         (Cliff Hangers: 2015)
                Nominated:   “Best Musical Score”: Mark Stang & Bruce Ruddell
                                                         (Cliff Hangers: 2015)

•   CBC Hockeyville:
                   Winner:  “Best in Canada”  (Smithers Is Hockeyville”, 2006)

 

Special Recognition:

• “Saturn’s Eyes”  Presented: “The World Congress of Science
                                                                      Producers”  (Paris)
•  “Saturn’s Eyes”  Keynote address:  “25th International Conference On              
                                                                        Remote Sensing” (Montreal)
• “Sheep of Stone”, Chosen In-flight Movie (Air Canada, 2010)
• “Life On the Vertical”, Chosen In-flight Movie  (Air Canada, 2010)

 

Honours:

Presentation: “Live On the Vertical” Cannes Documentary Film
Festival (2000)

Keynote Presentation: “Saturn’s Eyes: Satellites Taking the Planets Pulse”
25th International Symposium for Remote Sensing" Montreal (2006)

Presentation: Saturn’s Eyes: Satellites Taking the Planets Pulse” (11th
World Congress of Science Film Producers in Paris, (2005
)

Presentation: Chernobyl: The Devil in Man’s Image”
United Nations Conference on Chernobyl in Munich, 2006.

Broadcasters:

  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL (Canada)
  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL (USA)
  • HISTORY CHANNEL
  • ANIMAL PLANET
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
  • KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
  • TVOntario
  • APTN
  • ACCESS NETWORK
  • AIR CANADA (In-Flight)

Films in Production:

“ LAND OF THE CHARTREUSE MOOSE: LIFE AND TIMES OF TED HARRISON” HIFITV Channel

“ EXOTICS: (The Series -- not the dancers)”

  • “ LIFE FROM ASH AND ICE ” OASIS HD Channel
  • “ WRITTEN IN STONE” OASIS HD Channel
  • “ CLIFF HANGERS” OASIS HD Channel
  • “ SACRED GRIZZLIES” OASIS HD Channel

*Origins of the company name:

“My granddad was a cowboy, a guide/outfitter to be precise, and most of his life was spent beyond the reaches of a roof. When I was old enough, all I wanted was to go  “out yonder” as he called it, but I was not old enough to sit in a saddle for hourson end.  Still  “Out Yonder” used to ignite my imagination as I envisioned a place of great adventures and beauty, a magical place of discovery and amazement.

When I could finally sit a horse, I was not disappointed and to this day “Out Yonder” is all that my early imagination supposed it would be. The objective of Out Yonder  films is to reach beyond the realm of entertainment and create for our audiences a sense of wonderment and awe for the richness of Nature.

Life on the Vertical

“Life On the Vertical”  is the incredible story of a unique population of mountain goats that live on the vertical walls of Canada’s Grand Canyon on the Stikine River in northwestern British Columbia.

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Life on the Vertical dvd
Out Yonder Awards and Broadcasters