Freshman's Nomination

- John Threlfall

The student-produced online comedic series Freshman's Wharf has been nominated in the "Web Series" category of the 12th annual Leo Awards. Originally created as a class project in the Department of Writing, Freshman's Wharf evolved into a for-credit directed studies course and 10 episodes were created, written, performed and shot by a mix of UVic students and faculty. Written by Rachel Warden, and mentored by film prof Maureen Bradley and digital media staffer Daniel Hogg, Freshman's Wharf offered a light-hearted look at first-year student life at UVic.

Freshman's Wharf is nominated alongside four other web series—Animism: The Gods Lake, Bob & Andrew, Happy Trails andThe Acting Class—and the winner will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on June 11. The Leo Awards, a project of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, celebrate excellence in artistic achievement in BC's film and television industry.

You can watch the episodes here.

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