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Watch: Red Deer Comedian needs your help to secure a “dream gig”

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  • For Niek Theelen 2019 is off to a very exciting start.   The local comedian has been performing stand up in Central Alberta for the last four years.  With your help, Niek might just get a chance to take his act all the way to Halifax for the 2019 Ha!ifax ComedyFest.

    Back in January, Theelen entered CBC TV’s “Next Up Comedy Contest”.  Next Up is a nation wide search for an emerging comedic talent.  Niek’s stand up bit earned him a place on the list of 100 hopefuls from coast to coast who are all now gunning for a place in the Top 10.

    You can go online to see Nick’s routine and vote for him by clicking on the Next Up website.

    Your vote (you can vote once a day) will help Nick join the top 10 comics.  CBC has gathered a panel of industry pros who will select an overall winner from that top ten list.   The overall winner will be revealed March 29 and earns a performance at ComedyFest in Halifax.

     


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    RDC Motion Picture Arts students up top Alberta film awards

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  • Presented by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), the Rosie Awards are the top film industry awards in Alberta.  Each year AMPIA honours the best of the best in Alberta’s film industry.

    Next month at the 45th annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, Rosie Awards will be handed out to winners in 24 Class categories and 33 Craft categories.

    While the awards honour the best commercials, new media productions, long and short fiction and non-fiction productions, there’s also a category strictly for film students.   In this category, Red Deer College students are dominating in 2019.  Of the six finalists, four come from RDC’s MPA program.  Here’s the list 0f student finalists:

     

    FIL FRASER AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PRODUCTION

    Amen – Amr Moustafa & Ghada Moustafa, Producers – Red Deer College

    Falter – Everett Sokol & Sam Burns, Producers – Red Deer College

    Greenwood – Daniel Ryan & Garrett Hall, Producers – Red Deer College

    I Swallow Your Secrets – Emma Brockelbank, Producer – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

    Jellyfish – Mikayla Howard, Producer – Red Deer College

    Pluck – Ben Conley & Thomas Geddes, Producers – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

     


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    Watch: Viral video produced in Red Deer a finalist in 4 categories at Alberta’s top film awards!

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  • It just might be a breakthrough year for Nick Saik and Know Ideas Media.   Last summer Nick produced a short film called “Nut Milking Exposed” for his production company Know Ideas Media.   The short film was entertaining… VERY entertaining.  Nick set out to make a point that maybe certain liquids referred to as “milk” shouldn’t really be called milk.  But the script, the actor, the editing.. it was all so well done that the little video became a major viral success.

    So far “Nut Milking Exposed” has been seen over 35 million times!  That’s right 35,000,000 and counting!

    When Nick saw that viewers loved it, he entered “Nut Milking Exposed” in the 2019 Rosie Awards.  The Rosies are an annual award presentation by The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA).  They are the top awards for the Alberta film making industry.  Nick entered four categories and is a finalist in every one of them!

    Here are the categories where Nick went 4 for 4 as a finalist!The Rosies will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre (9797 Jasper Ave).

    BEST DRAMATIC SHORT

    A Memento of Life – Bonita Schoenleber, Producers – VonitaVon Pictures

    Aeternitas – Gordie Haakstad & Chris Beauchamp, Producers, The Distillery Film Company

    Nut Milking: Exposed – Nick Saik & Tyler Duffy, Producers, Know Ideas Media

    Rivals – Derek Heisler, Producers, – H Studios

    Sunday Morning, Coming Down- Christina Beamish, Chase Gardiner & Chevi Rabbit, Producers – Revolutionary Waltzes / CGCinematography / Telus StoryHive

    The Suburbanight – Eva Colmers & Susie Moloney, Producers – No Problem Productions

     

    BEST DIRECTOR  (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)

    Derek Heisler – Rivals – H Studios

    Gordie Haakstad – Aeternitas – The Distillery Film Company

    John Cameron – Direct Energy – “New Moms” – META Productions

    Justin Kueber – Black and Blue – Guerrilla Motion Pictures

    Nick Saik –  Nut Milking: Exposed. – Know Ideas Media

    Reamonn Joshee – A Memento of Life – VonitaVon Pictures

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ALBERTA ACTOR

    Greg Lawson – Wynonna Earp – “I Fall to Pieces” – Seven24 Films

    Mark Meer – Necessary Evil – “Soul Purpose”  – Group of Rogues

    Samuel Duke – A Gentleman – DDG

    Shaun Johnston – Heartland – “A Place to Call Home” – Seven24 Films

    Sheldon Elter – Caution: May Contain Nuts – “Sexy Bigfoot Alien Chef” – Mosaic Entertainment

    Tyler Duffy – Nut Milking: Exposed – Know Ideas Media

     

    BEST EDITOR  (DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES)

    Carey Komadina & Sarah Taylor – Caution: May Contain Nuts – “Sexy Bigfoot Alien Chef’ – Mosaic Entertainment

    Nick Saik – Nut Milking: Exposed – Know Ideas Media

    Nina Staum – SGI – “A Knock at the Door” – Bamboo Shoots

    Sabir Alimzhan – Cruel – DDG

    Sarah Taylor – The Suburbanight – No Problem Productions

    Thomas Dudley – Vijitkul – “Golden Godess” – Leader Productions

     

    OK.. if you haven’t seen this video before you’re likely dying to see it now.  If you have it’s always worth another look and another laugh.   35 million views can’t be wrong!

    Todayville is proud to have partnered with Nick Saik and Know Ideas Media on a new platform focussed on agriculture.   Click here to see more of Nick’s work on Todayville Agriculture!

     


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