Hello Destroyer Takes Home Five Leo Awards

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By Selina Rajani

Posted on June 08, 2017 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:06am

Alumni Kevan Funk and Benjamin Loeb clean up at the Leo Awards Gala.

Vancouver- born ECU alumnus (2011) Kevan Funk's much-praised film Hello Destroyer cleaned up at the 2017 Leo Awards! The Leos were awarded at a gala held Sunday June 4 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Kevan took home awards for Best Direction - Motion Picture and Best Screenwriting - Motion Picture. Fellow ECU alumnus Benjamin Loeb (2011) was also recognized for Hello Destroyer, winning Best Cinematography.

Kevan and Benjamin are with longtime collaborators, having worked on a number of hauntingly beautiful music videos that often deal with darker or taboo subject matter for bands such as Odesza (All We Need), Brasstonaut (Mean Sun), Efterklang (Black Summer) and The Zolas (Escape Artist).

Hello Destroyer's producers, Haydn Wazelle and Daniel Domachowski, were awarded Best Motion Picture, and actor Jared Abrahamson took home the award for Best Lead Performance by a Male - Motion Picture.

Also nominated were Joe Buffalo and Kurt Max Runte for Best Supporting Performance by a Male.

Congratulations to all! Read the full list of winners and nominees here.