Published May 2016.
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Welcome! It’s the 20th of the month and time for another Ferreira Fest where we celebrate the acting career of Louis Ferreira and the work of his charities and friends. We have a lot of goodies for everyone this month, so pick up an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!
Ability Online will have an exhibit (Booth #235) and a reunion at the People in Motion Trade Show May 27th-28th, 10am-5pm, in Toronto.
Here’s news about an upcoming fundraiser:
Ability Gives is asking for donations for Jack who needs an adapted bike. Read more about Jack’s story and the challenges he faces every day. Your donation – however small – will make a huge difference in Jack’s life. Go here to help out!
You can make a donation to Ability Online anytime by clicking on the logo below. It’s easy and secure and you’re supporting kids with all sorts of disabilities who are able to connect online.
The incredibly talented kids from Project Limelight are staging their newest show Fairytale on Sunday, June 12th at 2pm & 6pm at SFU Woodwards in Vancouver. Buy your tickets here!
Maureen Webb, Kyla, and Ombu were on Roadhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver speaking about Project Limelight and Fairytale – it’s a great interview and you can stream it right here!
Maureen has received two Leo nominations, one of which was for Best Casting in a Dramatic Series for MOTIVE‘s “A Problem Like Maria” (shared with Colleen Bolton). Congratulations, Maureen!
Tuesday Night Live is back on May 24th:
“It’s BBQ Season and what better way to kick off the summer than joining us MAY 24th at Lux Lounge for a BBQ 5pm-7pm. $15 gets you a drink and a Burger with side!! ALL THE PROFITS goes to Project Limelight. Join us after the BBQ for Tuesday Night Live, Season 3 with a panel of industry professionals!”
If you can’t make it to any of the events, why not buy a few “virtual tickets” by making a donation to Project Limelight? It’s safe and easy, and you can do it right now by clicking on the logo below. Here’s to a fantastic performance!
The Children’s Aid Foundation
CAFDN has several big fundraisers and related events coming up where you can help children in foster care succeed in life. No matter how well it works out, being in the foster care system is difficult for many children, and they all need your love and support in their difficult situations.
June 8th – Women’s Golf Classic
June 14th – Illumination Circle
June 22nd and 23rd – Joe Carter Classic
The Corsage Project’s Boutique Ball garnered a good amount of press coverage. Here’s a newspaper article, a photo and a report.
There a lots of photos and video clips about the 2nd Annual five14 Talks on CAFDN’s social networking sites. You can start by checking out the photos on Instagram. Then watch the video below:
Five14 Talks: The TED for Child Welfare in Canada from Children’s Aid Foundation on Vimeo. For lots of other news please be sure to check out the monthly newsletter The Buzz!
And if you can’t make it to any of their events please consider giving by clicking on the logo below. It’s easy and you don’t even have to leave the house!
The Good Neighbours’ Club
There will be a special film event at GNC:
“The Good Neighbours’ Club (GNC) and the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) commemorate Canada’s role in D-Day with a screening of ‘D-Day: Canada’s 24 Hours of Destiny‘. This fundraising event for the GNC will take place Monday, June 6 at the RCMI. Please join us!”
Tickets can be purchased online.
Renovations at GNC continue, and occasionally this means moving offices and cramming together into a small space. Here are Heather, Bruno, David and Fred sharing a work space.
GNC’s Annual General Meeting is coming up on May 26 at 5pm. Please attend if you can!
As always, please consider helping out older homeless men in the Toronto area. GNC provides life-saving services every day, as well as a chance of normalcy in an otherwise uncertain situation. Please click on the logo below to contribute.
Louis has just received his third nomination for Best Performance by a male in a Dramatic Series at the 2016 Leo Awards! He’s already won it twice – could there be a third one in the works? We’ll keep our fingers crossed!
All in all MOTIVE received 17 Leo Award nominations.
MOTIVE is on summer hiatus on CTV with Season 4 – new episodes will resume on July 5.
Meanwhile, Season 3 continues to air on USA Network on Sunday nights at 10/9c. You can also watch full episodes online.
Here are some thoughtful reviews of the last several Season 3 episodes from Hidden Remote:
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AFFOLTER BROTHERS
As promised in last month’s Ferreira Fest we have an interview with the Affolter Brothers this time! We were lucky to catch all four of them for a chat.
Read the full interview with a personal introduction from Louis on The Affolter Brothers’ Page!
IT CAME FROM THE TWITTERVERSE
In the past month Louis has been traveling on the West Coast. Here are some tweets from along the way:
And here are a few Happy Sunday greetings:
This month we have screencaps from “Interference“, the last Season 4 MOTIVE episode that aired before the summer hiatus. Here is also a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/7005
THE READING SERIES: ARE YOU AS HAPPY AS YOUR DOG?
For the past 3+ years Louis has read a chapter from one of his favorite books, Are You as Happy as Your Dog? by Alan Cohen every month. 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 the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
After 39 months we have finally reached the end of this lovely little book! Louis wanted to take a moment to reflect on this long reader’s journey. Listen to the sound clip here:
LF – Okay, I can’t believe we’ve gone through the Munchie book! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And I think we never say good-bye to Munchie. We all need to carry it with us as we all move forward sending out much, much, Munchie-ness. And spreading, spreading, we need to spread the Munchie-ness.
Spread the Munchie-ness!
Here is the last chapter. Listen to the sound clip here:
As far as I can tell, Munchie is an enlightened being.
He doesn’t read a lot of books, has never gone to a seminar, and has no problem balancing his checkbook.
Perhaps, if I play my cards right, one day I will wake up as happy as him.
Justin and his father Pierre Breault raised $1,150 for The Innocence Lost Foundation by running the Shakespeare half marathon in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK! Congrats!
Amanda’s IMDb listing has been updated – visit Amanda’s Page for details!
She is currently working as the script supervisor on the new Netflix series Travelers.
And here is the t-shirt no Script Supervisor should ever be without…
With the conclusion of his hit series Bitten Greyston’s IMDb listing has been updated. Check out Greyston’s Page for more!
Two recent interviews discuss Greyston’s role as Clayton Danvers on the werewolf drama:
- a Video Interview – “Greyston Holt On ‘Bitten,’ Running Naked Through The Woods & The Stars Of ‘Supernatural’“
- an interview about Bitten by Lena Lamoray
Mika proudly celebrated her first byline freelancing for Ars Technica. Congrats, Mika!
Mika is a big proponent and enthusiastic educator for emergency preparedness. She writes:
“Little hedgehog has his own Grab & Go bag. It contains: Food, water, & dishes; a first aid kit (including nail clippers); heat source; bed & blanket; an enclosure; and a pet/owner photo. The photo is to help with ID or verifying ownership if we get separated. He hates it, but he gets packed up and goes out with us during every fire alarm as practice and just in case it’s really a fire.”
For more on Mika’s science education mission (and cute hedgehog photos) please visit Mika’s Page.
Eugene’s series “The Romeo Section” (in which Louis had a recurring role) received 14 Leo Award Nominations. Congrats to all!
Visit Eugene’s Page for more on his part in the show.
Troy’s web series Single and Dating in Vancouver is a 2016 Official Selection at the Austin Web Fest – the festival runs June 23rd-26th.
Troy shared two stills from the short film “Dogs“.
While MOTIVE garnered 17 Leo Award nominations Dennis received two nominations specifically for his work on the show:
- Best Dramatic Series
- Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series – “A Problem Like Maria“
Congrats, Dennis! Be sure to check out Dennis Heaton’s Page.
Dennis was very active on Canadian Film Day – he went on a road trip with Diana Frances for a video shoot and then attended a screening of “Fido” (which Dennis wrote) in Armstrong.
PS: That is not Diana Frances in the selfie. That’s a moose. On a poster. Diana is a really funny comedian. And perfectly human.
Patrick’s IMDb listing has been updated with several new shows!
Patrick’s recent movie “No Men Beyond This Point” has received 6 Leo Award Nominations – Patrick was nominated for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture! Congrats, Patrick!
The movie is now available on iTunes. You can watch the official US Trailer here.
Netflix has picked up the time travel drama series ‘Travelers“, starring Eric McCormack and featuring Patrick as well! Our friend Amanda Alexander is the script supervisor, and SGU co-creator Brad Wright is in charge. Check out this YVRShoots article with on-location pictures of Patrick!
Patrick shares two short videos. Click on the screen caps to watch on Instagram.
Eric went to Nicaragua to help build a house he did his recent fundraiser for. He writes:
“View from the roof of the house I funded and built last week here in Nicaragua. It was the best way to start this trip. I want to also thank everyone who donated, it wouldn’t have been possible without you..”
Here are more of his trip pictures:
Eric’s band The Wild Romantics have a new music video for “A Monday In May“. Eric doesn’t appear in it but the music is still great! Stand by for news on upcoming shows…
Jen’s file has been updated with several new IMDb listings.
Her new show “You Me Her” is now streaming on DirecTV. Watch a hilarious short GIF here.
Ingrid shares a picture from her birthday, taken by her husband Rob Munic.
Happy Birthday, Ingrid!
Please visit Ingrid’s Page for more!
New episodes of Empire have resumed – the series airs Wednesday nights on FOX – check your local listings, or visit the Official Website where full episodes are available online.
Kids in the Spotlight
Rob writes: “I have 100’s of on-set pictures over the years. Literally, several hundred — but this one may be my favorite. A brother and sister, side by side on a film he wrote that they are both starring in at the foster home that gave them their chance for their voices to be heard creatively. Kids In The Spotlight truly does just that. And we are lucky enough just to bask in their brightness.”
Peter had time to snap a selfie at his new (still secret) gig.
He even had time to reminisce about his Stargate Universe days…
Peter also posted a link to an “Ed Edd N Eddy” Behind the Scenes Documentary. Check it out! Peter appears at 27:37.
Bradley’s full length feature film Land of Smiles continues to rack up awards left and right!
It recently received
- a Leo Award Nomination for Best Picture Editing in a Motion Picture
- a Gold Award at the 2016 LAFR Independent Film Awards
- a Best Direction and Best Screenplay Award at the NYC Indie Awards
Screenings are coming up at
2016 New Filmmakers New York
2016 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
2016 Sunscreen Film Festival (see also here)
A new script of Bradley’s called Black Tar Bangkok has just won 2nd place at the Cannes Screenplay Contest – congrats on all the honors!
HEALING BODY ART
Nicole Pilich is a henna artist in Vancouver who shares her amazing artwork with us every month. Here is this month’s issue.
Unfortunately in the world of temporary henna tattoos, there are people who use a dangerous mixture of henna with black hair dye (PPD), and although this can give a darker black tattoo it is also very likely to burn the skin and cause dangerous allergic reactions requiring hospitalizations. I warn everyone to be cautious and ask your henna artist what they have in their henna paste, the ingredients should be basic; henna powder, sugar, lemon juice, water, essential oils and sometimes tea. Never accept a black henna tattoo!
When my clients started asking for black temporary tattoos I decided to source something safe and that is when I discovered Jagua. Coming from the Amazon forest, jagua is a fruit which can stain the skin a bluish black colour and lasts about 1-2 weeks much like henna.
The scorpion above is a custom piece I did for someone using both henna and Jagua. My client wanted a two tone design.
If you find yourself in Vancouver be sure to visit Nicole at her studio, browse her store and maybe get a fabulous tattoo for yourself!
ODDS & ENDS
The short film Louis did almost 2 years ago is still in the works. Filmmaker Paola Botero has kindly shared an autographed poster.
Hopefully the movie will be available at film festivals soon!
And that, dear Friends, is about it for this month! Thanks for visiting often! Be sure to follow us on Twitter for all the Louis news you can handle and TV reminders!
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