David Sutcliffe at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards AnnouncementTORONTO, CANADA – JANUARY 13, 2014 – White Pine Pictures is the proud recipient of 8 nominations from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. The nominations, announced this morning at a Press Conference co-hosted by David Sutcliffe, star of White Pine’s hit drama series Cracked, sees the independent production company receiving 4 nominations in the drama category for Cracked and 4 nominations in the documentary category for West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson.


“We are deeply honoured by these nominations. To be recognized in the same year for our work in both TV Drama Series, and my first passion, documentary, is wonderful. This achievement reflects the collective contribution of so many talented and dedicated people and the diversity of content that is possible at White Pine,” said Peter Raymont, President of White Pine Pictures.


Cracked is a one-hour crime procedural produced for the CBC, starring David Sutcliffe as Detective Aidan Black, a seasoned police officer affected by posttraumatic stress disorder, and in its first season, Stefanie von Pfetten as psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley, who teams with Black to head up the new Psych Crimes Unit.


Among the nominations for Cracked are Best Direction in a Dramatic Series for Bruce McDonald and Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for David Sutcliffe, who is also nominated for a 2014 ACTRA award for the same role.


West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson is a documentary that examines the life of iconic Canadian artist Tom Thomson and unravels many of the mysteries of this brilliant, beloved genius. Produced in association with BRAVO! (a division of Bell Media), West Wind has screened in more than 40 cities across Canada and was the third-highest grossing Canadian production when released theatrically.


Produced by Peter Raymont and Nancy Lang, West Wind is the first Canadian Screen Award nomination for Lang, who is also nominated for Best Editorial Research (with Rebecca Middleton).


Canadian Screen Award Nominations for Cracked:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
David Sutcliffe – Inquest


Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Rick Roberts – How the Light Gets In


Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
Bruce McDonald – What We Can’t See


Best Original Music Score for a Series
Robert Carli – What We Can’t See


Canadian Screen Award Nominations for West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson:
Best Documentary Program
Peter Raymont, Nancy Lang, Kelly Jenkins


The Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research
Nancy Lang, Rebecca Middleton


Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series
John Westheuser, Neville Ottey


Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series
John Welsman


Cracked was created by Tracey Forbes and Toronto police officer Calum de Hartog. Season One was executive produced by Peter Raymont and Janice Dawe of White Pine Pictures.


Crackedis produced by White Pine Pictures in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund and Cogeco in association with Group M Entertainment and BetaFilm. Represented in the U.S. by Carrie Stein. Peter Tortorici is Executive Consultant. Crackedhas been sold to broadcasters throughout Europe and to Reelz in the USA.


West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson was produced by White Pine Pictures in association with Bravo!, a division of Bell Media, Knowledge Network Corporation, TVOntario, Saskatchewan Communications Network, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Rogers Documentary Fund and the Rogers Cable Network Fund




About White Pine Pictures
White Pine Pictures is an independent Canadian film, television, and digital production company based in Toronto, Canada. Headed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Raymont, the company is recognized internationally as a high quality production house with a reputation for compelling visual styles and depth of content. White Pine Pictures prides itself on its longtime relationships with Canadian talent and key industry players worldwide. White Pine has produced more than 100 films, including the Emmy award-winning feature documentary Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, two Oscar-shortlisted features, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, and Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, and the award-winning documentary Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma. White Pine is also producer of the award-winning TV drama series The Border (38 episodes), and its newest drama series Cracked is in development for a third season with the CBC. More information about White Pine Pictures can be found on the company’s website at


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