Twenty Thousand Leagues earns Major Kudos in NYC!

The Reviews are Flowing in for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in NYC

This past September 2016, the theatre play Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea which Deco Dawson serves as projection designer, had its official NYC premiere at the New Victory Theater on 42nd Street and Broadway. The reviews are in, the show seems to have stuck a chord with the press!

“The use of projections is… jaw dropping.” The New York Times

“Dawson’s beautiful projections are the highlight of this production.” Theater Mania

“Credit Deco Dawson’s wonderful multimedia projections… for bringing Verne’s classic to life in such and exciting way, coupled with a strong eco message.” The Huffington Post

National Film Board and Deco Dawson Collaborate on Governor's General Award Film

Deco Dawson Commission Premieres at the 2014 Governor General’s Awards

This week was the premiere of another innovative, biography short done by Filmmaker Deco Dawson in collaboration with the National Film Board in Ottawa at the 2014 Governor General’s Awards.
Celebrating the philanthropic efforts of arts champion Jean Giguere, Deco Dawson has created a fantasy film where the snowy winterland of Winnipeg is recreated using 2D flat print outs and is populated by art institutions.

Deco Dawson Wins The Winnipeg Mayor's Arts Award

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz presented Deco Dawson with The Winnipeg Arts Council’s “Making a Mark” Award for an established artist, and honours an artists in any discipline for their outstanding achievement to the local and international arts scenes.

The awards presentation was held at the Hotel Fort Garry in front of 500 guests from the arts community.

Deco WAC Arts Winner

Keep a Modest Head - Wins Best Short Documentary: Seattle Interntional Film Festival

The 2013 Seattle International Film Festival Awarded Deco Dawson’s Keep A Modest Head
the Best Short Documentary Film Award.

"Although there were many great films to discuss and debate, ultimately there was one film that the jury unanimously felt was particularly worthy of receiving the Best Documentary Short award. For its brilliantly surrealistic imagining of the life of the last of the surrealists.... Keep a Modest Head"
Seattle International Film Festival: Jury Statement


Deco Dawson Wins Manitoba Hothouse Filmmaking Award

The Province of Manitoba has awarded Deco Dawson with Hothouse Award.

The award is given to an established filmmaking artist who’s made an impact on the filmmaking scene internationally and in Manitoba.