Taylor Hastings & Jess Hawkins, alumni of New Image College, for a 2018 Leo Award! The Leo Awards are an important feature in the Canadian film industry. With Canada (British Columbia in particular) being referred to as Hollywood North for film and television production, it would only be right to have an awards ceremony to honor this. Created by the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, The Leo Awards celebrate excellence in film and television in British Columbia.
Taylor, a graduate of the Film Acting Conservatory program at New Image College, is being nominated for her incredible role in the short drama, A Ride Home. Taylor’s hard work and dedication to the craft led her to be cast as the lead in Laura Adkin’s Vancouver International Women In Film Festival screened film; an amazing accomplishment from one of our own!
Jess Hawkins graduated from New Image College’s recognized Fashion & Film Makeup Design Diploma program. With this program allowing graduates to work in a variety of industries, including film, it was no surprise when she began to freelance in the film industry. Soon enough, Jess landed a job working on the set of WoodMan, a short film released in 2017. Her work on this fantasy film showcased her impeccable skill, landing her a Leo Award nomination for Best Make-Up, a celebrated achievement.
New Image College is proud of our accomplished graduates and celebrates their achievements!