A Port Coquitlam-based producer reeled in seven nominations for Leo Awards last week for his flick.
Tim Puolitaipale of Citizen 11 Entertainment is up for Best Short Drama for Death Wish, which he co-produced with Chad Costen.
Costen is also a finalist for Best Screenwriting, and Best Picture Editing along with Courtney Urquhart and Patrick Britton. Natalie Van Hest is nominated for Best Production Design while Costen, Lorelei Burk and Naomi Anne Levi are in the running for Best Costume Design.
The visual effects team - David Hawbaker, William Towle, Cameron Hicks, Jakub Kuczynski and Thomas Nugent - is also up for a prize as is the makeup crew, made up of Christina Renaud, Keith Arbuthnot, Soo Jung Kwak and Jon Berezan.
The Leo Awards recognize top film and television productions in B.C. for the year. The winners will be named next month at a gala in Vancouver.
An all-ages show called Live Night! will be held in Port Coquitlam next Friday.
The May 27 concert, sponsored by the city of Coquitlam, will feature music by The Face Plants, The Knots and David Blair.
The Face Plants are a ska/pop band from Coquitlam that released their debut single, titled Rollback!, last summer. It is now working with Hedley producer Tommy Mac on its EP, which will be recorded at Hipposonic (formerly Mushroom Studios).
The Knots are made up of Gleneagle secondary's Jeff Huggins, his cousin Jonny Schmidt, and friends David Griffiths and Kyle Araki. Last year, the rockers were named the B.C.'s Best Teen Band after a contest hosted by YouThink Magazine and Tom Lee Music. Their first EP is due out next month.
And pop/acoustic rock musician Blair last year opened for K'Naan and was a finalist for the Shore 104.3 Sounds of Summer Song Competition.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilson Centre (2185 Wilson Ave.). Tickets are $12 at the door or in advance at the PoCo rec centre.
An emerging dance collective will present six original pieces at a show in Port Coquitlam later this month.
Triadic Dance Works, made up of Philippa Myler, Jennifer Aoki and Jenn Edwards, will host its event at 8 p.m. on May 31 at the Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St.).
Guest artist Natalie Gan will also be involved in the production, which will feature original compositions by SFU music students Remy Siu and Jacob Liljenwall, with some live accompaniment by Siu and his colleagues.
Myler, Aoki and Edwards are graduates of SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts and co-founded the dance company last spring. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door by calling 778-231-5606 or visiting www.triadicdanceworks.ca.