BITS 2018 “Bloodies” Award Winners

Highlights include the anthology Montreal Dead End taking home two awards for Best Picture and Best Ensemble (for the 18 directors involved), Level 16 also had a big night winning 4 awards, 3 of which went to Danishka Esterhazy for Best Director, Best Screenplay and the Rising Star Award along with Katie Douglas winning Best Actress.

Altered Skin took home two awards (Best Music Score - Spencer Creaghan and Best Poster - Bill Howard). Other winners include Best Cinematography - Michael Davidson for SuperGrid, Best Actor - Josh Collins (Hammer of the Gods), Best FX Makeup (Alive), Best Editing - Jesse Thomas Cook & Matt Wiele (The Hoard), Best Web Series - Randy Brososky (Necessary Evil) and Best Short Film - Robert DeLeski (Lay Them Straight). A special award was also given to students behind the short film Frostbite for Most Promising Debut.

The evening ended off with the special achievement Vanguard Award that went to Director and Producer Jesse Thomas Cook for his innovative work with his Foresight Film team on over 10 genre films including Monster Brawl, Septic Man, The Hexcutioners, Deadsight and The Hoard (the later two having its World Premieres at BITS this year.)

Most Promising Debut: Frostbite

Best Poster: Altered Skin (Small Dog Design)

Best Screenplay: Level 16 - Danishka Esterhazy

Best Cinematography: SuperGrid - Michael Jari Davidson

Best FX/Makeup: Alive

Best Musical Score: Spencer Creaghan - Altered Skin

Best Editing: Matt Welie and Jesse Thomas Cook - The Hoard

Best Ensemble: Montreal Dead End (directors)

Best Actress: Katie Douglas - Level 16

Best Actor: Josh Collins - Hammer of the Gods

Rising Star: Danishka Esterhazy – Level 16

Best Director: Danishka Esterhazy – Level 16

Best Web Series: Necessary Evil

Best Short: Lay Them Straight

Best Picture: Montreal Dead End

Vanguard Award: Jesse Thomas Cook


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