Entries for 2005 CANADA’S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARDS 37

V285 . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Giselle Majersky

SAMBAYANAN: The Filipinos of

Manitoba

Multicultural

22:19

p: Terry Stapleton

d: Terry Stapleton

pe: Christine Gurniak

dop: Ray Bourrier

sw: Terry Stapleton

Prod Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

Winnipeg has the highest density of Filipinos

outside of the Philippines per capita. The film

takes the viewer on a tour of Manitoba’s

Philippine community.

V345 . . . . . . . . BCRA- Treehouse TV/APTN

SCARIEST BOY, THE/THE HELPER

Aboriginal

27:45

p: Kyle Irving/Lisa Meeches/Wayne

Sheldon

d: Lesley Oswald

ad: Ray Peterson/Sharon Johnson

pe: Doug Coolidge/Tony Wytinck

dop: Kim Bell

m: Fred Penner

sw: Nancy Trites Botkin

os: Anita Lubosch/Howark Rissin/Bob

Stewart

Prod Co: Eagle Vision Inc.

Contact: Tyson Caron

Eagle Vision Inc.

509 Century St.

Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L8

(204)772-0368

tysoncaron@yahoo.ca/kyle@midcan.com

‘Scariest Boy ‘- Russell plays naughty tricks on

his cousins, Eagle teaches him about listening

and responding to their feelings. ‘The Helper’ -

Sam learns that being a helper is a special

gift.

V185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- P

SCARRED BY HISTORY: Wars Against

the Roma

Documentary History

45:25

p: Bill Siggins

d: Brett Bell

pe: Brett Bell

m: Cary Ciesielski

sw: Maggie Siggins

os: Kenneth Bell/Paul Compton

r: Mike MacNaughton

Prod Co: 4 Square Productions Canada Ltd.

Dist Co: Rebel Media Ventures Corp.

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Contact: Lioz Bouganin

4 Square Productions Canada Ltd.

220 – 1808 Smith St.

Regina, SK S4P 2N4

(306)525-6950

lbouganin@4square.ca

The Roma or Gypsies were tormented by white

Europeans, victims of attempted genocide by

the Nazis, and forced to assimilate in postwar,

communist Czechoslovakia. Facing point

blank persecution the Tishers fled their

homeland that offered no sanctuary. Now

living a new life in a strange land called

Canada, Tisher cannot forget the centuries of

suffering by his people.

V066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- P

SCARY STUFF

Children/Youth Productions

35:00

p: Sam Fisher

d: Sam Fisher

ad: Terry Quennec

pe: Sam Fisher

dop: Kyle Cameron

m: Asif Illyas/Shehab Illyas

sw: Sam Fisher

os: Adam Dowling/Sam Fisher

Prod Co: Silver Leaf Productions

Contact: Sam Fisher

Silver Leaf Productions

2537 Windsor St.

Halifax, NS B3K 5C2

(902)425-1868

silver.leaf@ns.sympatico.ca

Two brothers decide to play a creepy prank on

their phone addicted sister when their parents

are out. Using monster toys from an old comic

they hatch evil plans. But when the toys come

to life the torture turns on them.

V190 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA-P

SEARCHING FOR CONFUCIUS

Documentary Arts/Culture

47:40

p: Gerald B. Sperling/Bill Siggins

d: Trevor Grant

pe: Chris Bailey

dop: Patrick McLaughlin

m: Echo Mazur

sw: Carrie May Siggins/Trevor Grant

os: Carrie May Siggins/Brett

Bradshaw/Brenda Geil

r: Jason Forrest Plumb

Prod Co: 4 Square Productions Canada Ltd.

Dist Co: Rebel Media Ventures Corp.

Contact: Lioz Bouganin

4 Square Productions Canada Ltd.

220 – 1808 Smith St.

Regina, SK S4P 2N4

(306)525-6950

lbouganin@4square.ca

This hour-long documentary tells the story of a

modern day quest to rediscover Confucius by

examining his life and times. The program’s

host, Wayson Choy, grew up in an immigrant

household where Confucian principles were

strictly adhered. Wayson travels to China, the

homeland of his parents, where he walks in

Confucius’ footsteps. The way to appreciate

this great philosopher, Wayson concludes, is

to see him in his own time and place.

V156

SEEKING SALVATION

Multicultural

60:00

p: S. Wyeth Clarkson/Phillip Daniels

d: Phillip Daniels

pe: Kerry Davie

sw: Lawrence Hill

Prod Co: Travesty Productions

Contact: Marissa Stapley

VisionTV

80 Bond St.

Toronto, ON M5B 1X2

(416)368-3194 ext. 505

mstapley@visiontv.ca

For generations, the church has been the heart

and soul of the Black community in Canada.

The rich history of the Black church is the

subject of this two-part documentary, which

uses rare archival images, glorious gospel

music and compelling interviews with black

clergy and other experts to bring its epic tale

to life.

V103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Hélène Sirois

SENTIER DE LA GUÉRISON, LE

Documentary Social/Political

40:48

p: Radio-Canada

d: Pier Gagné

pe: Clarence Gagné

dop: Sylvain Castonguay/Gaétan Morrisset

sw: Sylvie Fournier

os: Louis Chartrand/Luc Delorme/Martin

Thibault

Prod Co: Radio-Canada

Contact: Isabelle Brousseau

Radio-Canada

1400, Boul. René-Lévesque Est – 10e étage

Montréal, QC H2L 2M2

(514)597-4381

isabelle_brousseau@radio-canada.ca

A small revolution in the correctional service

is taking place to help the over-represented

First Nation peoples in our prisons, access to

elders, return to traditional rights and

traditions. Through Jean-Charles we learn

what it means to return to the traditions for the

aboriginal prisoners.

Vera Sisson, silent film actress
actress

Vera Sisson and Lon Chaney, Sr.

For Cash
Released 5/3/15 by Universal/Victor; Director: Lon Chaney; Screenplay: W.M. Coldwell; 2 reels Chaney did not appear in this short under his own name, he used "Mr. Brown".

CAST: Vera Sisson (Vera Ronceval), Lon Chaney (Amos Ronceval), Jack Warren Kerrigan (Arthen Owen), Dr. Blytell (Mr. Ronceval), Billy Quinn (Lee Varick)

SYNOPSIS: Her reclusive father Amos has brought up Vera Ronceval in seclusion. One day she meets Arthen Owen, an artist, and they fall in love. When Amos learns of their romance, he forbids Arthen to see his daughter, and in his excitement, suffers a heart attack. His dying wish is that Vera be given to the custody of her cousin, Mr. Ronceval, an attorney. He takes Vera away to his home in the city, and Arthen, unable to find his sweetheart, falls into a dissipated lifestyle. Broke, Arthen agrees to paint pictures for Lee Varick, a disreputable "artist" who signs his name to the work of others. Mr. Ronceval is a friend of Varick’s and decides he would be a suitable match for Vera; she reluctantly consents to the engagement. Vera sees Arthen one day, and despite his fall from grace, tells him that she still loves him. Arthen, with a new lease on life, goes to Varick to return his latest check, when he hears screams from the man’s apartment. He breaks in to find Vera, who went to break her engagement, being assaulted by Varick. Arthen knocks Varick down and rescues Vera. When her cousin learns of Varick’s evil deeds, he consents to Vera marrying Arthen.

"This is very conventional and not particularly attractive in settings. The principals are interesting, but their work furnishes the chief strength of the production." —Moving Picture World

"The two reels have been photographed well and some pretty scenes have been obtained, but the story becomes more vague as the action progresses and the main idea is hard to grasp." — Motion Picture News

NOTES: The formal description of the film filed with the U.S. Copyright office describes the actor that played Amos (Chaney) as "Mr. Brown." Perhaps Chaney chose to receive credit only for his role as director, although stills from the picture clearly reveal that he appeared in the film.

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