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Woo Hoo! Kalle and Lee!

Monday, April 16, 2012   by: Staff



Sault Ste. Marie artists shine at the 2012 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards!

SAULT STE. MARIE (April 19, 2012) – It has been announced that Sault Ste. Marie natives Kalle Mattson and Lee Chambers have been nominated for the 2012 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (NOMFA) Conference.

In the music categories, Kalle Mattson have been nominated for Album of the Year by a Duo or Group for their album “Anchors” and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for the song “Singing Knives.”

The film categories also feature a local nominee.

Lee Chambers’ Hugh Jackman Saves the World is nominated in the Screenwriter of the Year category.

The awards will be handed out on Saturday, April 28 in the Great Hall at Laurentian University in Sudbury. 

To see a live performance by Kalle Mattson, you can attend the Music Showcase on the evening of Friday, April 27. 

For more information on any event at the 2012 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards Conference, log on to our website or call us toll free at 1-866-674-9954.

If you wish to arrange an interview with a nominee through Music and Film in Motion, contact Robin Joyal by phone at 705-674-9954 or by e-mail at      

Music and Film in Motion is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to foster and promote the development of the music and film industries in Northern Ontario.

Kalle Mattson

Album of the Year by a Duo or Group – "Anchors

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – "Singing Knives"

In the three short years since Kalle Wainio began writing songs under the pseudonym “Kalle Mattson,” the band has grown from a Dylan-influenced solo act into a full-on folk-rock quintet.

Two full-length albums (09's "Whisper Bee" and "11's Anchors"), song placement on Degrassi, showcases at CMW, NXNE, COCA & Ottawa Bluesfest and opening slots for The Wooden Sky, Cuff The Duke, Elliot Brood, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Josh Ritter, Blue Rodeo and more, Kalle Mattson has a very bright future ahead of them.

Lee Chambers

Screenwriter of the Year – Hugh Jackman Saves The World

Lee Chambers has been teaching in the film production program at Confederation College since 2005.

His screenplay nomination for Hugh Jackman Saves The World was produced in Australia with high school students as part of his annual award-winning Make It Short Film Project.

The event has attracted executive support from Academy Award winners and raised thousands of dollars for charity.

Lee is currently in the financing stage for The Pineville Heist, a feature thriller with one of the actors from the Twilight saga attached to star.

Editor's note: Originally from the Sault, Andrew Sowka, Vince Aquilina and Chis Cucullo form North Bay's Faraway Neighbours and have been nominated for Album of the Year by a Group or Duo and Engineer of the Year for their debut release "Carry On, Man.



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