A Saskatoon based web-series won big over the weekend at the L.A. Web-Series Festival and creators say they were excited to represent Saskatoon on such a prominent global stage.
The web-series, titled My Lupine Life by Louis Pine, is about a boy facing the possibility of turning into a werewolf and it’s that story which won the series five awards over the weekend including best lead actor, best lead actress and outstanding sci-fi/fantasy/horror series.
Director and co-creator of the series, Torin Stefanson said he was just thrilled to be at the festival.
“It’s pretty exciting,” said Stefanson, who is based in Saskatoon. “Los Angeles is always considered the heart of the film industry in the entire world and the L.A. Web Fest is the first, biggest and most prominent festival for web-series in the entire world, so to be selected to be at the festival is a honor to begin with.”
Stefanson said the entire show was written, shot and edited in Saskatchewan and he says the series helped represent Canada at the festival as all but four crew members involved in the show were from the province.
“We had over ten people on the cast and over 20 people in the crew and all of the post-production was done in Saskatchewan as well, so it’s a very Saskatchewan series,” said Stefanson. “Canada was well represented down here and for us to be able to represent Saskatoon and Saskatchewan was kind of a big deal.”