Sheryl Vedamani of Vancouver, BC and Philippe Ramsay Gaudreau of
Lemoyne, QC each win $10,000 for their animated shorts
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - TELETOON at Night fans have spoken! The votes are in and Vancouver, BC's Sheryl Vedamani
and Lemoyne, QC's Philippe Ramsay Gaudreau have 10,000 reasons to gloat
today as their animated films have been named the winners of the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project and TÉLÉTOON la Nuit Projet Pilote contests, respectively. As the winners, both Vedamani and Gaudreau have
won $10,000 CDN and a trip for two to North America's largest animation
conference and festival, the Television Animation Conference and Ottawa
International Animation Festival.
Vedamani, 20, is a Vancouver native and is a student at Vancouver Film
School. Gaudreau, also 20, grew up in Brossard, Quebec and currently
works as a 2D artist at a video game company in Montreal.
The TELETOON at Night Pilot Project is a user-generated contest calling on aspiring and professional
animators and animation enthusiasts in general to submit original,
funny and unique animation or animation-related short films for a
chance to win the grand prize. From February 6 to July 15, contestants
submitted their videos to the English and French contests and their
work was featured in online video galleries at www.teletoonatnight.com and www.teletoonlanuit.com, respectively. On July 31, a TELETOON jury selected the 10 finalists
(five English-language films and five French-language films), then
turned to the public to vote for their favourites over the next four
Over the course of the voting period, more than 11,600 votes were cast
for the 10 finalists to determine the two winning submissions.
Vedamani's zombie-inspired Great Minds Taste Alike and Gaudreau's superhero story, La Justicière Rose, will be featured along with the eight other finalists' videos at a
late-night screening during the Ottawa International Animation Festival
on Saturday, September 23 at 11 p.m. at the Arts Court Theatre.
Great Minds Taste Alike by Sheryl Vedamani
Two friends discuss their preparedness for a variety of potential zombie
La Justicière Rose by Philippe Ramsay Gaudreau
An unconventional superhero thwarts an attempted robbery without
breaking a sweat - or a nail.
The original TELETOON Pilot Project launched in fall 2007, exclusively inviting Canadian producers to
submit proposals to produce a pilot in either English or French to be
broadcast on TELETOON. Ten projects were selected as finalists from
more than 200 submissions, straddling a wide range of topics, animation
styles and comedy sensibilities. The first TELETOON Pilot Project winner, Fugget About It, has been officially greenlit for production into a 13-part series in
English and French.
TELETOON at Night is a special programming block on TELETOON for older teens and adult
audiences who have an appetite for smart and culturally topical comedy
shows. Available in both English and French, TELETOON Canada Inc.
brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and
animation-related entertainment with four nationwide specialty
television channels - TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro and TÉLÉTOON Rétro - and select programming is also available through On Demand, Mobile
TV, iTunes and TELETOON.com. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. is
owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more
information, please visit www.TELETOON.com.
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