Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is the brilliant sci-fi web series written by Aaron and Todd Helbing and directed by Stewart Hendler, filmed in Vancouver in May 2012. It was released online as five 15-minute videos via Machinima as a prelude to the release of the Halo 4 XBox game.
A coming-of-age story, Forward Unto Dawn follows a cadet, Thomas Lasky, at a twenty-sixth century military training academy as it is attacked by the Covenant, an alliance of religious aliens. Lasky is unsure of his future within the military but feels pressured to follow in the footsteps of his mother and brother.
James is a much-loved person in BC film and television. You can tell by the announcement from the Official Leo Awards Twitter.
— Leo Awards (@leoawards) June 9, 2013
2012 was such an amazing year for James. I’m so proud and happy he’s seeing some industry recognition for his fantastic work.
Arrow fans will also be happy to hear that J.J. Makaro won Best Stunt Co-ordination in a Dramatic Series for the Arrow pilot. In fact it was a clean sweep for Stunts Canada, of which James is the President. Fellow award winner for Best Stunt Co-ordination in a Motion Picture (Maximum Conviction in which James performed) Lauro “Lash” Chartrand, tweeted the following celebration photo.
Stunts Canada Sweep! JJ Makaro for series, James Bamford for TV Movie and Lash for feature stunt coordinator! pic.twitter.com/vOvW5sYSXn
— Lauro Chartrand (@LashLauro) June 9, 2013
UPDATE: James has just posted a photo of his Leo Award. Very pretty! Hopefully there’s more awards around the corner, like maybe an Emmy nomination for Best Stunt Co-ordination for J.J. Makaro for Arrow. A full list of winners may be found on the Leo Award Site, in addition to photos from the event once they’ve been uploaded.
Thanks everyone!!! twitter.com/JamesBamford/s…
— James Bamford (@JamesBamford) June 9, 2013