I'm not exactly sure what it has to do with violins as I haven't seen the film yet. It has very little to do with me except for a few days many months ago. I received a phone call from a man who had been given my name as one who could repair violins. He was with the props department for the Revenant film crew and had 3 violins and bows that needed to be made to look authentic and one of them had to be made playable. We talked about the options and I did what needed to be done to fulfill the requirements. The props person came back, seemed pleased, paid me and I never gave it much thought after that.
Calgary has a lot of movie activity and some of it does well and some others not so much. So it was quite a pleasant surprise to find out something that involved me in a small way has been awarded top honours. I'm very happy for all the folks involved in the project. This achievement reflects well on the capability of our local film industry which is very exciting!