Two-time Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss has won the best actor in a
Northern Ontario production award for his role in the comedy Cas &
Cas & Dylan, meanwhile, was judged the best Northern Ontario
feature film and the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards, held
Saturday night in Sudbury. The film was produced by Mark Montefiore and
directed by Jason Priestley, another Hollywood veteran.
“With representation from across Northern Ontario, (Music Film and
Motion) is thrilled to see these awards unite communities across the
North and feature exceptional talent and diversity that exists from
Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, and everywhere in between,” MFM said in a
Dreyfuss plays Dr. Cas Pepper, a terminally ill loner who reluctantly
agrees to give 22-year-old social misfit, Dylan Morgan (played by
Tatiana Maslany of TV’s Orphan Black) a ride home. However, along the
way, he hits her angry boyfriend with his car. The two then take off on a
This is not the first time Dreyfuss has been honoured for his work:
he is an Oscar winner for Best Actor for 1977’s The Goodbye Girl and
1995’s Mr. Holland’s Opus.
Much of Cas & Dylan was shot in Sudbury and Northern Ontario.
Sudbury's Matt Foy, meanwhile, took home best music video for Outlaw, directed by John Alden Milne.
The prolific musician -- he's released six recordings since 2010,
including two EPs since the album featuring Outlaw came out -- said all
the credit for the visual choices belongs with the director.
"That's what he does," said Foy of Milne. "The concept was all his."
The video weaves together evocative -- and somewhat sinister --
images of women playing roller derby, pole dancing, and pushing a pram,
their faces mostly hidden behind stylized balaclavas.
Foy said Milne found the latter in Mexico, or "somebody brought them
to him." Either way, the weird masks account for a big part of the
So, too, does the music -- an instrumental track with a Spaghetti Western vibe.
Foy admitted he's a big fan of Ennio Morricone, who scored such films
as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, as well as pioneers of rockabilly
and surf like Link Wray and The Shadows.
"It's just fun, because I have a visual in my head when I'm doing
it," he said. "And I hope people get a picture painted by the sounds --
like, to me, it kind of sounds like you're on the plains. Or, as John
would see it, you're fighting with roller derby girls and hanging out
with strippers," Foy added with a laugh.
For all the sensual female imagery, though, Foy feels the video
speaks mostly to women's power. "With the derby girls, you know, they're
in fishnets and tight shirts and stuff, which could be construed as
sexy," he said. "But they're knocking each other around -- there's some
serious strength going on."