SELECTED AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS



Nocturne

Director, Writer, Producer, Editor

Official Selection

Warsaw Film Festival, Free Spirit Competition, 2014

Official Selection

Kansas International Film Fesitval, Closing night film, 2014

Official Selection

Indie Spirit Film Festival, 2014

Winner

Best Narrative Feature, Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, 2015

Official Selection

Big Muddy Film Festival, 2015

 

Show Me

Co-producer, Editor

Pre-selection (Canada)

Cannes Film Festival, 2004

Official Selection

Milan International Gay Film Festival, 2006

Official Selection

Outtakes (Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch, New Zealand), 2006

Official Selection

Commonwealth International Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection

Frameline 29: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection

Immaginaria: Bologna Women’s International Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection

Inside Out: Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection

Newfest: New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection

N.S.I. Film Exchange Canadian Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005

Official Selection

Vancouver International Film Festival, 2004

Official Selection

Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, 2005

Special Mention – First Feature

Image+Nation: Montreal Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005

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Detention

Editor, Post-Production Supervisor

Nominated

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Film

 

DGC Awards, Toronto, 2004

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Going Back

Editor, Post-Production Supervisor (uncredited)

Nominated

Best Direct-to-Video Sound

 

MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Los Angeles, 2004

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Interviews with my Next Girlfriend

Editorial Consultant

Nominated

Best Short Dramatic Program, Gemini Awards, 2004

Winner

Best Comedy, Planetout.com/HBO Short Movie Awards, 2002

Winner

Audience Award, Planetout.com/HBO Short Movie Awards, 2002

Honorable Mention

Best Canadian Film, Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, 2002

Winner

Audience Favorite, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, 2001

Winner

Audience Award, Best Short, Inside Out Film Festival, 2001





Rub & Tug

Supervising Editor

Nominated

Canadian Comedy Award, Pretty Funny Direction – Soo Lyu, 2003

Nominated

Canadian Comedy Award, Pretty Funny Female Performance – Lindy Booth

Nominated

Canadian Comedy Award, Pretty Funny Female Performance – Tara Spencer-Nairn

Nominated

Canadian Comedy Award, Pretty Funny Writing – Soo Lyu, Edward Stanulis

Official Selection

Toronto International Film Festival, 2002

Winner

Sudbury Cinéfest, Best Ontario Feature, 2002

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Celesta Found

Co-editor

Official Competition

Hot Docs, 2002

 

Road Rage

Editor

Nominated

Best Direct-to-Video Sound

 

MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Los Angeles, 2002




When Two Won’t Do

Cinematographer (Northern California shoot)

Official Competition

Victoria Independent Film Festival, 2002

Official Competition

Moving Pictures Film Festival, 2002

Official Competition

Wisconsin Film Festival, 2002

Official Competition

Vancouver International Film Festival, 2001

 

(Voted one of the top ten Canadian films)

 

Dance With Me

Editor

Winner

Audience Award/Best Short Feature, Inside Out Film Festival, 1998

Winner

Best Experimental Film, Yorkton Short Film Festival, 1997



Backroads

Cinematographer

Bronze Prize

Documentary & News Directing, Worldfest Houston, 1997

Honorable Mention

Columbus Film & Video Festival, 1996

Nominated

Best Social Documentary, Hot Docs, 1997



Degrees

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Winner

Best Actor – Josh MacDonald, Atlantic Film Festival, 1994

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SELECTED PRESS

 

Show Me

Co-producer, Editor

A taut, brittle thriller…Thoughtful writing, phenomenally restrained performances – Nolden is captivating – and gorgeous cinematography make Nicolaou's perfectly paced feature one of the best Canadian films I've seen in years.
Sarah Liss, NOW Toronto, May 19, 2005

It’s well-paced, and the actors all give ’er, particularly [Katharine] Isabelle…
Adam Nayman, EYE Weekly, August 18, 2005

What happens is f***ing amazing as far as performances go, as far as twists and turns in human behavior, as far as entertainment, as far as a great f***ing movie!
Shane Ryan, Alter Ego Cinema

Rub & Tug

Supervising Editor

It’s war when a “full body” massage-parlor owner hires a new manager in Soo Lyu’s breezy directorial bow, Rub & Tug. Shot on digital video, this smart, funny movie transcends its technical limitations with an offbeat, witty story and a quartet of sharp performances…a comedy that is sometimes absurd, but grounded in a sense of reality. It's an impressive first effort, a welcome new addition to Canadian cinema.
Pam Grady, Reel.com

I can see this becoming a great cult classic along the lines of Mall Rats and Dogma.
Sheila, Girlposse.com, September 2002

Going Back

Editor, Post-Production Supervisor (uncredited)

The film contains many excellent battle scenes, shown as flashbacks as the men visit the various sites where they fought. The film is able to keep the viewer’s interest as we gradually learn what these men went through during their time “in country” leading up to the revelation of what actually happened on the day that their fellow marines were killed. Overall, an excellent and enjoyable war film told in an interesting and rather unusual way.
The Greatest War Movies

Detention

Editor, Post-Production Supervisor

Detention provides a great, fun ride. Definitely recommended.
Gregory Conley, Yourvideostoreshelf.com

Direct Action

Editor, Second Unit Direction and Photography (inserts)

Direct Action manages to deliver more of a punch than one might expect.
Kage Alan, Modamag.com

 

Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees:
The Making of the Music

Director, Editor, Cinematographer

The last major bonus feature is an insightful ten-minute documentary on the making of the music. It is a brilliant accompaniment to the film.
Eric Profancik, DVD Verdict.com

Punishment Park

Audio Commentary Producer, Video Introduction Producer

The DVD extras are awesome: a new half-hour direct-address rant by Watkins himself...and commentaries by Watkins scholars.
Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice, December 6, 2005

The special features for the DVD are quite extensive and valuable. Prior to the film is a 28-minute introduction by Peter Watkins … [and] the film contains a great audio commentary by, perhaps, Watkins' biggest supporter, film scholar Joseph A Gomez. Gomez’s commentary is full of insights, both into the significance of the film and into the context of Watkins’ entire career.
James Emanuel Shapiro, Reel.com

Dr. Joseph Gomez’s audio commentary is quite insightful, pointing out such great tidbits as the fact that the flag destination in the park is filmed with the flag flying to the left due to wind problems, with the directional placement actually being in opposition to the standard right-facing manner.
Chris Sikich, Entertainment Insiders, December 1, 2005

The Gladiators

Audio Commentary Producer

Dr. Joseph Gomez, director of North Carolina State’s film program, provides another outstanding audio commentary for the film. Before beginning his observations of the film and Watkins’ visual style, he gives a 20-minute background on the director. Gomez’s commentary is full of astute insights, most interestingly when he compares this film to Rollerball and The Running Man. All three share very similar themes, but Gomez holds The Gladiators above those because it refuses to depict stylized violence for mere entertainment, and refuses to celebrate the Hollywood idea of a happy ending with an individual triumphing over an oppressive government.
James Emanuel Shapiro, Reel.com

Loving Couples

Film-to-Video Transfer Supervision

After a shaky start that yielded some botched, hasty transfers, New Yorker has lately found its footing, as Chronicle and another recent release, Mai Zetterling’s overlooked 1964 Swedish film, Loving Couples, spectacularly attest.
Dave Kehr, The New York Times, December 20, 2005


Degrees

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Degrees serves as an excellent showcase for the partnership’s considerable talents; it is also one of those low-budget projects in which limited resources actually improve the final work.  There’s a beauty in the short’s simplicity, a self-consciousness reminiscent of Robert Altman’s cycle of stage-to-screen adaptations or even Jonathan Demme’s filmic incarnation of Spalding Gray’s performance piece, Swimming to Cambodia.
Matthew Hays, Montreal Mirror, March 1995

A wire-taut short film…a stunning 30-minute verbal and visual assault. See it and rejoice in the style and intensity two talents can bring to the screen.
John Griffin, Montreal Gazette, March 1995

A classic…mercilessly observant.
Halifax Chronicle Herald, September 1994

Creative, fast paced…its passionate execution is infectious.
Montreal Hour, March 1995

A thrill ride.
Halifax Daily News, September 1994

 








 
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