The second annual Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series went to Niobe Thompson and Caroline Underwood for Equus: Story of the Horse last night at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. The filmmakers received $25,000 in addition to being honored with the Canadian Screen Award. Equus: Story of the Horse takes viewers on an epic journey across 11 countries on three continents, going back in time to the mysterious beginnings of the horse-human relationship.
The annual Rob Stewart Award is given in honor of the award-winning filmmaker, who passed away while making his third film, Sharkwater Extinction.
The movie, currently playing in the U.S., will have its Hong Kong premiere this week on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The special premiere screening will be hosted by HRH Princess Eugenie of York and will be attended by Rob’s parents, Brian and Sandy Stewart.
Sharkwater Extinction follows the award-winning filmmaker, biologist, conservationist and activist across four continents as he investigates the corruption behind the pirate fishing trade and illegal shark fin industry.