SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore win eight 2018 LEO Awards

Eli Bennett won Best Musical Score in a Feature-Length Documentary, and was the Music Director, for the 2018 LEO Awards.
June 6, 2018

SOCAN was a proud sponsor of the 20th annual LEO Awards, celebrating excellence in British Columbia film and television, as it has been for every edition since the beginning in 1998. The Celebration Awards One were presented on May 26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, where our SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore walked away with all eight musical honours.

Prizes were awarded as follows:

  • Best Musical Score in a Motion Picture to Matthew Rogers, for Adventures in Public School
  • Best Musical Score in a Television Movie to Hamish Thomson, for Love Locks
  • Best Musical Score in a Short Drama to Mark James Fortin, Lorna Fortin, and Ella Mae Fortin, for Sliding Away
  • Best Musical Score in a Dramatic Series to James Jandrisch, for Somewhere Between - "The Hunter and the Hunted" episode
  • Best Musical Score in a Feature-Length Documentary to Eli Bennett, for Believe: The True Story of Real Bearded Santas
  • Best Musical Score in a Short Documentary Program to David F. Ramos, for In Three Years
  • Best Musical Score in an Documentary Series to Russell Wallace, for 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus – “Architecture” episode
  • Best Musical Score in an Animation Program or Series to Marc Junker and David Parfit, for S.O.S.

The Music Director for the 2018 LEO Awards was winner Eli Bennett, a two-time recipient of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award from the National Jazz Awards, who’s been awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for music, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Premier of BC.

The LEO Awards offer an excellent opportunity for SOCAN members who work in film and television to celebrate their accomplishments and network with producers, directors and local industry players. Attending from SOCAN were Sara Pavilionis, Racquel Villagante, and Lea Faradian.

For more information and a complete list of winners visit the awards website.