Simon Boulerice's "Six Degrees" series has just added an award to its collection, winning the Rockie Award at the Banff International Media Festival, in the Live Action: Youth (11-17) category.
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The work full of humanity and openness to the differences of the other notably stars Noah Parker, Léanne Désilets, Alexandre Goyette, Évelyne Laferrière, Joëlle Paré-Beaulieu, Anthony Therrien, Amaryllis Tremblay and Catherine Trudeau. We follow Léon (Parker), a visually impaired teenager whose visual acuity is limited to six degrees.
At the 36th Gémeaux awards last year, Noah Parker ("Les bracelets rouges", "Le campus", "La fissure") was hailed by his peers by receiving the prize for best young male lead role, and Amaryllis Tremblay earned the same honor on the female side.
The series, Simon Boulerice's first TV fiction, had also obtained two 2022 Excellence Awards at the end of May at the Alliance Média Jeunesse gala, namely the distinctions "Engagement, openness to the world and respect" as well as the Prix Coup hearts of teenagers (13 years old). She was also a finalist for the “Diversify TV Excellence Award for Representation of Disability – Scripted” award at MIPCOM 2021, in Cannes. Its international influence also led it to be nominated for the 2021 La Rochelle Fiction Festival for the title of best French-speaking foreign series.
Hervé Baillargeon – who is directing “Les Perles”, a new Club illico series this summer – is in charge of the “Six Degrees” set. The work is produced by Encore Television.
The second season is currently airing every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ICI Télé. The first two seasons, which total 13 half-hours, can be viewed on ICI TOU.TV.
Simon Boulerice does not seem to sleep much. The author, screenwriter and actor had time to write two other TV projects, namely “Géolocaliser l’amour”, a web series available on TOU.TV as well as “Chouchou”, a production currently being filmed and intended for Noovo.