Published September 2015.
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Fall is here, and with it comes another great Ferreira Fest party where we celebrate the acting career of Louis Ferreira and the latest news of his charities and friends every month on the 20th. We have so much good stuff this time – exciting charity reports, new roles to look forward to, our exclusive Reading Series and a fantastic interview with veteran actor Eugene Lipinski! Grab an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail of your choice at our virtual bar and come on in!
This infographic sums up everything the site offers quite well!
Louis gets a shout out as the new Ability Online Cyber Dad on the Disability Network page!
Ability Online Making History Event
“You’re invited to join us for a historic evening of great food, big laughs and inspiration.
We all know that laughter is the best medicine, and with Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath as our celebrity guests for the evening, the laughter is a given. While you stroll through history in the Dinosaurs and Mammals Galleries at the ROM, you’ll be tempted by tasty morsels, including some from Chef Keith Hoare, a winner of Chopped Canada, Season One. Keith will be available for Q&A and autographs. And, to add to the excitement, we’ll be selling mini dinosaur eggs. And every egg wins a prize. Family and supporting families is one of the many things that makes Ability Online special, so children of all ages and abilities are welcome.”
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
at The Royal Ontario Museum
Get your tickets online, or read more about it!
If you can’t make it please consider making a donation in lieu of a ticket purchase. Click on the banner below. Everything you give goes directly to programs for kids.
Tuesday Night Live
Last Month’s TNL event raised $500 for Project Limelight!
The next TNL will be September 22nd at the Lux Lounge at 7pm. Find out who the storytellers will be on their Facebook Events Page.
Is Vancouver just a tad to far away? Never fear! You can purchase a “pretend ticket” for the event by making a donation. Click on the logo below!
The Good Neighbours Club
Hearing Screenings at GNC
From the GNC Facebook Page: “As many of you may know, one of the many barriers our men face is access to medical professionals. Once a week an Audiologist performs hearing tests on-site and facilitates access to affordable hearing aids. To date in 2015, they have completed 74 hearing tests, identified 26 members needing aids and secured 7 hearing aids.”
The Good Neighbours Club appeared in the United Way Toronto & York Region‘s campaign video.
And the epic renovations at the GNC Headquarters continue…
The GNC kitchen freezer gave up the ghost in the middle of summer, so a mobile replacement had to be hauled in…
… but at least the new elevator is almost ready! After some 4 months without an elevator this is cause for celebration!
Please help GNC finish the renovations before the winter comes – every penny helps! Click on the banner below for an easy and secure donations process.
The Children’s Aid Foundation
October 18th – ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge
“ATTN: Runners/Walkers. #TeamHope needs your support at the 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Join us on Sunday, October 18 in the marathon/half-marathon/5K in support of Canada’s most vulnerable kids – OR make a donation to those already participating. Stay active and have a great time doing it.”
CAFDN had its 16th Annual Recognition Night honoring CAFDN’s scholarship recipients.
There are lots of photos and videos on their social media sites. An awesome star-studded event with great performances, too!
You can find the latest newsletter “The Buzz” right here.
HSBC Bank is providing funding to provide educational support for 3,000 current and former youth in care. Only 30% of young people involved in the child welfare system graduated high school last year, compared to 88% of youth not in care. There is great need to support these children! Please help out if you can by making a contribution – however small – to The Children’s Aid Foundation by clicking on the banner below.
Louis has been nominated for the UBCP Award for Best Actor!
The Union of British Columbia Performers has its awards ceremony in late Fall; this year the event will be on November 7th at the Vancouver Playhouse.
The Vancouver Sun has a report about the nominations.
The Romeo Section
Louis has filmed an episode of The Romeo Section which also stars one of his best friends, Eugene Lipinski. He will film five more episodes early next year when principal photography for MOTIVE has wrapped.
Keep your fingers crossed that the series gets picked up in the US!
The Romeo Section also gets a shout-out on Buzzfeed.com as one of the 22 shows every Canadian needs in their life!
Louis voiced the character of Peanut the Monkey in this animated feature a few years ago, and it has been released in Asia. Originally titled “Goola City” it seems to have been renamed “Saving Goola”, and some sources call it “Adventures on Bubble Island“. Perhaps one of our friends from China or Southeast Asia could report in (email now!) and confirm the release?
In the summer of 2014 Louis filmed a documentary about the Rubik’s Cube called 20 Moves. The show aired on the Canadian Biography Channel in July of this year. Stay tuned for more info!
Meanwhile, here’s some spiffy animated cover art and a short animation.
AN INTERVIEW WITH EUGENE LIPINSKI
This month we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with veteran actor Eugene Lipinski. He and Louis have been friends for about 20 years, ever since they worked together on the movie Boozecan. This Fall they’ve been able to work together on both The Romeo Section and Troy Mundle’s Ghost Unit.
Read and listen to the interview and an introduction from Louis on Eugene Lipinski’s Page!
Season 4 of MOTIVE starts filming tomorrow, September 21. We look forward to all kinds of goodies in the adventures of the MOTIVE gang.
Sadly, there are currently no plans to air any more episodes in the US but we’ll keep you updated on DVD releases in other countries.
Meanwhile, a rather well-made video is making the rounds, claiming that “Vancouver never plays itself”. Evidently the filmmakers have ignored MOTIVE which never hides the fact that it is shot and takes place in Vancouver!
Even so, the short video is an amazing collection of movies and TV shows that were filmed in Vancouver but take place elsewhere. Watch it to spot some familiar MOTIVE locations!
We have a number of photos from the recent filming of Ghost Unit – thanks to Troy Mundle for sharing!
Aleks Paunovic, Louis Ferreira, Zak Santiago and Eugene Lipinski chill out between takes of Ghost Unit
A little beat up – but propped up by Louis Ferreira and Eugene Lipinski Troy Mundle’s life isn’t so bad.
Louis Ferreira with Eugene Lipinski, Aleks Paunovic and Zak Santiago between takes of Ghost Unit.
Louis with Zak Santiago and special guest star Rusty Pipe during the filming of Ghost Unit.
PHOTOS BY LOUIS
Louis shared this beautiful photo of Vancouver in August:
And here’s Louis, hanging out with Billie the bulldog earlier this month…
In honor of Louis’ UBCP nomination for Best Actor we have 704 screencaps from the final episode of Season 3 “A Problem Like Maria“, which ends as a cliffhanger for our intrepid Detective Oscar Vega. Please be advised that these images contain major spoilers at the end!
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/10430
THE READING SERIES: ARE YOU AS HAPPY AS YOUR DOG?
Every month Louis reads a chapter from one of his favorite books, Are You as Happy as Your Dog? by Alan Cohen. Mr. Cohen has kindly granted his permission for us to post Louis’ book reading clips here. Please join me in thanking him and be sure to visit his website at alancohen.com.
Click on the thumbnail of the book cover to purchase a copy of the book.
You can listen to all the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
This month’s reading is chapter 31 of the First Reading Series Are You As Happy As Your Dog?
Logline – Two former black ops government operatives lead a privately funded elite team in a fight against a violent international crime syndicate.
That’s a Wrap on the Demo!
I’d like to send out a BIG shout out and thanks to everyone who helped make the Ghost Unit shoot a success! The footage looks fantastic and we’re looking very forward to having a trailer out for you as soon as possible. What’s next? We’re pitching this as an hour dramatic, so, it’s putting together the paperwork and package to present to the Networks. Keep your fingers crossed – We’d all love to get everyone back to shoot the pilot episode! – See more here!
Zak Santiago, Aleks Paunovic and Louis Ferreira shoot a scene from Ghost Unit.
Troy Mundle hanging upside down while finishing a stunt. Eugene Lipinski is in the background, on the right.
Single and Dating in Vancouver
SaDinVan is an Official Selection for the 2015 Miami Web Fest. Congrats to all involved, both cast and crew! The festival runs September 25th through October 4th, 2015.
No Men Beyond This Point
Patrick’s latest independent film is making huge waves at film festivals. Follow No Men Beyond This Point on Twitter for tons of updates, photos, links to reviews and much more – the feed is updated constantly so you won’t miss a thing! There are a ton of photos on their Facebook Page as well. And Patrick himself has been posting photos and updates on his Twitter Feed.
Here’s a TIFF preview by TheIntestinalFortitude.com and a review by The Excalibur.
No Men Beyond This Point is also an Official Selection for the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Scheduled screenings are on September 26th and October 2nd – click here for screening times and locations!
And then watch the trailer right here!
Incidentally, our friend Peter Kelamis is in this film, as well as the film Exodus Man.
The mockumentary will be part of the Canada Cool Comedy Hour. – “The newly-minted tour will travel through the States with Canadian comedies and classics.”
You can catch it September 23rd & 24th at New York’s Cinema Village. If that’s too far to travel you can also watch it on iTunes.
Don’t forget to follow Patrick on Twitter!
Alex is on Instagram! Check out her latest posts at @tortyfly, and visit Alex’ Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira.
Eric’s band The Wild Romantics has exciting news to share:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, we are very excited to announce the title track of our upcoming debut EP “She Could Tell“, coming out September 14th!”
The track is available on Sound Cloud.
Eric writes: “I am working on a new play in class. We have finally found a location to shoot our short film – we will be shooting on November 9 and 10th!”
Congrats, Eric! We look forward to the new short film!
Eric at Rock of the Woods with The Wild Romantics
Eric had dinner with Louis and his friend Jacquie.
Chance has secured a music video deal! News from his Facebook Page:
“Just signed my first music video deal for my upcoming single “GLOCK” which is slated for release in October. Will keep you updated.”
Chance has also posted two new poems – click on the thumbnails to view them full size.
Adults only, please!
The full-length feature starring Jen is now available on iTunes! Jen was understandably excited about it.
Jen’s latest short film is making the festival rounds with great success.
It is a Raindance Film Festival Official Selection – Screenings will be held September 27th and October 3rd in London.
The Adept is also a FirstGlance Film Festival Official Selection. The festival runs October 23rd – 25th in Philadelphia, the screening schedule has not been posted yet so be sure to check back!
And lastly, The Adept was also chosen as a Seattle Shorts Film Festival Official Selection, where it will screen on November 14th at 1pm in the SIFF Film Center.
News about the Season Premiere for Rob’s current series Empire is all over the place. The series just racked up several Emmy Awards! Season 2 starts up on Wednesday September 23rd on Fox – check your local listings for air times.
Listen to “Ain’t About the Money“, the full track from the Season 2 trailer.
Rob shared some photos with his colleagues from Empire:
Peter has several new IMDB Listings!
He will perform at Blanket BC‘s “Decade of Warmth Celebration” fundraiser on October 23rd in New Westminster. Purchase your tickets securely online right here!
Peter will also appear at the YYComedy Festival at Calgary’s Plaza Theatre on October 16th. Click here for tickets and more info! Peter is an absolute must-see storyteller. His vocal impersonations are spot-on and will leave you in stitches. Don’t miss out if he’s anywhere near your area!
Here’s Peter in the studio recording a My Little Pony episode with his fellow voice cast members.
Peter was a featured guest at Dragon Con 2015 where he was also the MC for the Stargate Masquerade. He posted a vast number of photos every day – be sure to check out his Twitter Feed for lots of hilarious moments from the con!
Nightfire, the movie that Bradley traveled to Italy for earlier this year has been nominated for the 2015 ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) Gordon Willis Heritage Awards in the Undergraduate category.
Their Indiegogo campaign has kicked off and runs through October 4th.
IN MEMORY OF OUR PETS
Peter Kelamis’ little dog Marylyn passed away two weeks ago. Here is his Twitter post:
ODDS & ENDS
Sage Brocklebank, mastermind of FYA – Fulfilling Young Artists has published his own web page. Check it out at http://www.sagebrocklebank.com
The Friends of Louis Ferreira donated an autographed and framed photo of Louis as Col. Everett Young from Stargate Universe to the 2015 Don S. Davis Memorial Charity Auction at Dragon Con on Labor Day weekend. The autograph fetched $70 in the auction which altogether raised $16,000 for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
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