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“DVD Aims to teach kids the power of prayer.”
- The Catholic Register

“I think it would be excellent in the school system and I plan on using it.”
- Maureen Murphy, Educator

I think the way we reach out will have to involve multimedia even more and this is the right direction.”
- John Dawson, Program Coordinator and Music Director OCY

“The Story of Lydia and all it contains answers the call of Pope John Paul II to build a culture of life."
- Angelina Steenstra, National Coordinator of Silent No More Awareness Campaign

“Lydia could be a modern day biblical figure.”
- Rob Sheppard, PD, CTS Television

“The Story of Lydia covers all the Beatitudes and then some.”
- Cathy Greco, Educator

Just Announced...

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Accolade Awards for The Story of Lydia
in Two Categories
Accolade Award The Accolade is an independent, international award competition entering its eighth year.

It recognizes television professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. The goal of The Accolade is to discover and honor those who produce standout entertainment and those who contribute to social change and humanitarian efforts.

Accolade Award

September 22, 2008

Producer/Director Steve Thomson is proud to announce that his company, Backstage Productions International/Lydia Productions Inc. is one of this year’s recipients of a prestigious Accolade Award in The Category of Children/Family Programming and Voice-over Talent (Steve Thomson).

The Story of Lydia has been a labor of love for Thomson and all of those artists who participated in the project.

It takes a lot of dedicated people to put a production like this together, and to have won an Accolade Award in two categories makes all the hard work worthwhile. We share this Award with all the talented people who worked on the film, particularly Mike del Mundo (Art Director/Animator), Paul Bay (Editor/Animator), George Seara (Audio), Avi Schwarzman (Associate Producer), Selwyn Harris (Promotion Manager), Stefanos Karabekos (The Symphony Orchestra of Canada), David Bacha (Lyricist) and especially Brigitte Manuceau for writing such inspiring songs with such beautiful melodies.

The Story of Lydia, a musical produced in the style of an animated fairy tale, has been broadcast on CTS Television in Canada. The story has been packaged for retail as a Hybrid Media Collection in an elaborate DigiPack, which contains an easy to read 52 page book illustrated in full color, a DVD featuring the long-form production with optional sub-titles designed for learning to read and speak new languages, a sing-along (Karaoke) feature, the six part serialized version of the program plus a read-along CD with separate music tracks including a bonus track from The Symphony Orchestra of Canada. The program is currently available in English and French with Arabic and Hebrew in production with other language translations to follow.

These are the second and third Accolade Awards for Backstage Productions International. To see the documentary that won the first Accolade award, please visit: www.backstageproductions.com/newpages/letitrock.html

Thomson will be attending MIPCOM in Cannes seeking Distribution for all available markets.

For more information, contact: Steve Thomson in Canada at (416) 291-4913 ext 222 and in France at 33 (0)6 20 06 79 47 or via e-mail at steve@backstageproductions.com

Please watch the trailer at www.thestoryoflydia.com/trailer.htm

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Caring - Sharing - Tolerance - Understanding - Unity

AUGUST 2008 EVENTS

The 28th Filipino Pilgrimage to Martyr's Shrine in Midland, Ontario, Canada.
Lydia Productions was proud to be participating in this wonderful event
at Martyr's Shrine on Saturday August 9th, 2008.

AUGUST 2008 EVENTS UPDATE

Lydia Productions was delighted to participate at the 28th Annual Filipino Day in Toronto.
One of the highlights of the event was the Coloring Contest with many of the children participating.
There will be some pictures of the event along with the top 5 drawings posted soon.
See you next year!