Calgary-based Pyramid Productions had an award-winning April, including a Bronze Medal at the 54th New York International Television & Film Awards for the musical documentary Ian Tyson: Songs From the Gravel Road.
The film was in good company in Best Biography/Profile against ESPN’s Into the Wind and The Two Escobars, and documentaries by CNN and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Tyson debuted on Bravo! in 2010 and takes fans on a musical odyssey through Tyson’s 50-year career — with the help of Sylvia Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, Corb Lund, John Hiatt, Rhonda Vincent and Neil Young.
Ian Tyson: Songs from the Gravel Road also won a Gold Remi at the 44th Annual Houston International Film Festival in the Best Television Documentary category. Pyramid Productions’ Jann Arden: Free (aired on CTV) won the Platinum Remi in the same category. The competition included Discovery Channel Canada, WNET New York (PBS) and The Smithsonian Channel.
In total, Pyramid Productions was honored with Remi Awards for six shows:
Jann Arden: Free (CTV) — Platinum, TV Documentary
Ian Tyson: Songs From the Gravel Road (Bravo!) — Gold, TV Documentary
Man on a Mission (The Cave) – Gold, TV Comedy Series
Styleography¬ ¬(Cosmo TV) – Silver, Informational TV Series
365 (Telefilm) – Silver, Live Action Narrative
The Film Festival Project (Movie Central) – Silver, Documentary TV Series
“As a proudly Canadian company, we are always happy when our efforts are recognized internationally,” said Larry Day, president of Pyramid Productions.