Brendan Steacy wins big at the 2019 CSC awards

Steacy walked away with the gala's theatrical feature award for Stockholm, while Nicholas de Pencier picked up best doc cinematography for Anthropocene.

Brendan Steacy CSCBrendan Steacy and Pierre Jodoin were two of the big winners from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers 62nd annual gala on Saturday night (March 23).

Steacy (pictured) took home the prize for best theatrical feature cinematography for his work on writer/director Robert Budreau’s Stockholm (Canada/Sweden/U.S.). He was also up against himself in the category for the film Backstabbing for Beginners. The cinematographer previously took home the award for best TV drama cinematography for Alias Grace “Part One” in 2018. Starring Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace, Stockholm follows a bank heist in the ’70s that saw the hostages bond with their captors. Produced by Darius Films, Budreau’s Lumanity Productions and JoBro Productions, the feature is up for best adapted screenplay at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards.

On the TV side, Jodoin won the award for best TV series cinematography for his work on Albert-shot USA Network series Damnation. Meanwhile, Boris Mojsoviski won the title of best cinematography in a TV drama for the pilot episode of Toronto-shot DC Universe series, Titans.

The gala’s annual Masters award, which honours the career achievements of a cinematographer, went to Nicolas Bolduc. Last year, Bolduc picked up the CSC’s theatrical feature cinematography award for Hochelaga: Terre des Ames. Elsewhere, the Bill Hilson and President’s Award went to Toronto-headquartered software company SideFX and Ernie Kestler, respectively. Additionally, the Camera Assistant Award of Merit was awarded to Rudy Mammitzsch.

Other winners from the night include Nicholas de Pencier, who won the documentary cinematography section for Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, and Cabot McNenly, who won the youth programming, comedy, multi-cam sitcom cinematography prize for Little Dog episode “Round Three.” In addition, Bryce Zimmerman won the docudrama prize for Ha Ling Peak and Ryerson University’s Adam Madrzyk won the student cinematography section for Guion.

Image courtesy of the CSC