| 7.6/10 |
| Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic or Comedy Series|
Gema Zamprogna, Zachary Bennett, Dietmar Schonherr, Christian Kohlund, Hannes Jaenicke
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By Way of the Stars Wikipedia
By Way of the Stars is a Canadian adventure television mini-series co-produced in 1992 by Sullivan Entertainment and German Beta-Taurus Kirch Group, that begins in 19th century Prussia, then travels through post-U.S. Civil War Charleston to the ‘Canadas’ and the West. It is a young boy’s version of "Dances with Wolves". The six-hour mini-series is based on a popular German children’s novel called "The Long Journey of Lukas B." The movie was produced in association with ZDF, at the time, Germany’s largest Broadcaster, CBC and Disney Channel. This mini-series was filmed entirely in Uxbridge, Ontario. The production was nominated for 2 Gemini awards. The mini-series was released on DVD as a cut down 2-hour versions in 2005. In 2012 the full 6 hour version was released on DVD.
Set in 1865, the story is about a thirteen-year-old boy from Prussia, named Lukas, who moves to America to escape family problems and a dangerous enemy. Along his journey he meets a young girl named Ursula and the two children struggle to survive the difficult frontier lifestyle.Zachary Bennett – Lukas BienmannGema Zamprogna – Ursula von KnabigChristian Kohlund – Karl BienmannMichael Mahonen – Ben DavisHannes Jaenicke – Otto von LebrechtJan Rubes - NathanChristina von Knabig - Dominique SandaFrances Bay - Annie PyleTantoo Cardinal - FranoiseJohn Neville - Professor BillbyR. H. Thomson - PriestEric Schweig - Black ThunderGordon Tootoosis - Cree Chief2 Gemini Nominations – Best Direction in a Series (Allan King), Best Original Music Score for a Series, 1993Bronze Plaque Award – Columbus International Film Festival, 1993 (U.S.)
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