Stephen Barden wins Directors Guild Award for best sound editing in a feature film

Faculty member Stephen Barden working in his sound editing studio. Barden took home another DGC award last Sunday in Toronto.

Faculty member Stephen Barden working in his sound editing studio. Barden took home another DGC award last Sunday in Toronto.

Sheridan’s Bachelor of Film and Television coordinator Stephen Barden won yet another Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) award for best sound editing/feature film for the movie Pompeii. The award, which was handed out on Sunday, October 24th, 2015 in Toronto, was given to Barden’s sound editing team which consists of Kevin Banks, Fred Brennan, Alex Bullick, J.R Fountain, Rose Gregoris, Kevin Howard, Jill Purdy and Tyler Whitham. During Barden’s acceptance speech, he graciously thanked his entire crew while jokingly adding “I just kissed my wife, and thanked Don Carmody, and I am glad I did not get those two things mixed up.”

Barden’s crew also took home a 2015 Canadian Screen Award (CSA) for Best Achievement in Sound Editing which was presented at a series of week-long events at a broadcast gala last March in Toronto.

Barden’s film Pompeii, which was shot in Toronto, also won the 2015 Cineplex Golden Screen Award (previously called the Cineplex Golden Reel Award) which is handed out annually to the Canadian film that earns the highest domestic box office. Pompeii grossed over $4 million in Canada in 2014 and triggered producer Don Carmody’s ninth win of this award. Barden, who is no stranger to getting nominated in many areas (he has been nominated four times for a CSA or “Screenie” nomination), has also won multiple Gemini and Genie awards during his 20-year career.

The Directors Guild of Canada handed out 19 awards honoring the best work created by members this past year. For more on Barden’s past awards, read here.

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