“Deadliest Catch,” “Deadly Sins” nab Rockie nominations

Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch and the National Film Board of Canada's interactive series Seven Digital Deadly Sins (pictured) are among the nominees for the Banff World Media Festival's 2015 Rockie Awards.
April 20, 2015

Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and the National Film Board of Canada’s interactive series Seven Digital Deadly Sins (pictured) are among the nominees for the Banff World Media Festival’s 2015 Rockie Awards.

With 26 categories across drama, documentary, kids and digital, the awards are presented to nominees from more than 40 countries. Winners will be announced during the Banff World Media Festival, which runs from June 7 to 10 in Alberta, Canada.

Within the reality category, Original Productions’ Deadliest Catch (U.S.) joins DocuChina-produced series Endless Love (China), The Body of Coppens from TvBastards (Netherlands), Flimmer Film AS’ The Fjord Cowboys (Norway), Peacock Alley Entertainment’s Unusually Thicke (Canada) and New Delhi Television-produced series What’s Your Choice? (India).

Meanwhile, science and technology nominees include Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios’ Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey (U.S.), BBC Television-made Human Universe (UK), Cineflix’s Mayday (Canada), Beyond Productions’ MythBusters (Australia), Secret Life of Cats from Oxford Scientific Films (UK) and Clearwater Documentary’s The Great Human Odyssey (Canada).

A list of the unscripted nominees – with credits supplied by the Banff World Media Festival – follows:

Arts and Performance
Legend of Lead Belly, UK
Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda, U.S.
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, U.S.
The Carsony Brothers: From Vienna to Las Vegas, Austria
The Island of 1000 Violins, Taiwan
Trial of Chunhyang: A Girl Prosecuted by Feudalism, South Korea

Digital Unscripted Series
COSMOS: A National Geographic Deeper Dive, U.S.
I Was There: Boston Marathon Bombings, U.S.
Secrets of the Vikings, Canada
Subway Stories, Canada
The Black Lesbian Handbook, UK
We the Economy, U.S.

Environmental and Wildlife
I Bought A Rainforest, UK
Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, U.S.
Shark Girl, Australia
Toxic Bees: Nature’s Mayday, Taiwan
What’s The Catch?, Australia
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, Canada

History and Biography
14 Diaries of the Great War, Germany
In Line for Anne Frank, Netherlands
Sports on Fire, Canada
The Great War: The People’s Story, UK
Born to Dance, Japan
The Story of Xiazhuang Village, China

Humanitarian and Investigation
Borderland, U.S.
Bugarach, Spain
Defectors, South Korea
Prison Songs, Australia
Snowden’s Great Escape, Denmark
Via Annemie, Belgium

Interactive Nonfiction
Avatar Secrets, Canada
Canada’s Smartest Person, Canada
Don’t Stop the Music, UK
Reverse the Odds for Stand Up To Cancer, UK
Seven Digital Deadly Sins, Canada
War of Words VR, UK

Little Big Girls, Canada
Super Soul Sunday, U.S.
Niklas Mat (The Intern Chef), Sweden
The Liquidator, Canada
Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, UK
Vintage Hunter, Singapore

Deadliest Catch, U.S.
Endless Love, China
The Body of Coppens, Belgium
The Fjord Cowboys, Norway
Unusually Thicke, Canada
What’s Your Choice, India

Science and Technology
COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey, U.S.
Human Universe, UK
Mayday, Canada
MythBusters, Australia
Secret Life of Cats, UK
The Great Human Odyssey, Canada

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.