Filmed in Utah Awards ceremony
Freshman web series “Proper Manors,” co-created by Pietro D’Alessio and Jef Phillips leads the nominations list for the 2nd Annual Filmed in Utah Awards, to be presented on Feb. 16 in Salt Lake City. It will be held at The Grand Theatre at the Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City campus.
“Proper Manors,” co-directed by Jaison H. Costley and Matt Johnson, led the nominations with 10 nods, including for Best Web Series, all acting categories and and four technical awards.
Feature Films’ “Christmas Oranges,” directed by John Lyde, and “Resistant Movement,” directed by Kathryn Lee Moss, tied with the most nominations in the Feature Film Category with six nominations each.
“Zombo, An Isolated Incident,” led with the most nominations in the short film category with seven nods, including one for Director Lucas Millhouse. Muscle Hawk’s “Electric Light” led the music video category with a total of seven nominations.
“Breaking Pointe,” “Flip Men,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Virgin Diaries” are facing off in the category for Best Television Series. Other feature films with multiple nominations include Aaron Hultgren’s “Last Man(s) on Earth,” Rob Diamond’s “Saint Street,” and Brian Vance’s “Templar Nation” and Brian Douros’ “Chick Magnets,” in addition to the short films “Mr. Bellpond,” directed by A. Todd Smith and Denver James Harward’s “Alter.” Cal Nguyen’s “Day Zero” web series picked up five nominations. Music videos “Heartbeat,” from New Electric Sound and Shaun Canon’s “I’ll Always Be Young” also received multiple nominations.
Dashiell Wolf led all actor nominations with three, including one for Best Supporting Actor for “Chick Magnets” as well as Best Ensemble nominations for “Resistance Movement,” and “Chick Magnets.” Wolf also appears in “Proper Manors” in Season Two. Wolf’s co-cast member in “Chick Magnets” and “Proper Manors,” Jason K. Wixom, also was nominated twice for Best Ensemble. Additional multiple Actor nominations were announced for “Proper Manors” cast members Hunter Gomez, Guy Nardulli, Anne Sward and Mia Tate, as well as “Resistance Movement’s” Joseph Paul Branca
Organizers are offering 600 free tickets on their website, at filmedinutah.com. The show will begin at 6 p.m. The show audience will include Utah's top Actors and filmmakers. The show is also open for aspiring filmmakers including high school students as well as students from all the university film schools in the state.