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Published June 2017.

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Right in time for the summer solstice here is this month’s Ferreira Fest! And as usual we’re throwing a big party to check in on Louis Ferreira’s friends and charities and see what everybody’s been up to! We have news about S.W.A.T., our exclusive Reading Series, screencaps and much more! Grab a summery pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!


Ability Online

20th Annual Axion Golf Tournament
The fundraiser event happens this week, on Thursday June 22nd at Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club! If you’re in Toronto area and know how to swing a golf club and hit a small dimpled ball be sure to tee off and help raise money for Ability Online!

Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering at Ability Online? Find out what you can do!

The 150 Challenge continues! Only 11 days left!
Help Ability Online find 150 new sponsors in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Tiago is a happy young non-verbal lad who has suffered from epilepsy for the bulk of his life. He’s one of about 250 kids diagnosed with STXBP1 gene deletion. Tiago requires supervision at all times. Tiago isn’t able to run like other children his age. He is able to walk short distances. Tiago has a special transportation stroller to ensure he gets to and from school safely.

He was diagnosed with global development delay making some of his fine motor skills weak. He requires help at feeding time. His gross motor skills are below average for his age as well. Tiago needs an adapted bike so that he can strengthen his leg muscles, but more importantly, so he can be out with other children. These bikes are very expensive because they are built specifically for the child who will be riding it, and often needs many modifications to keep the child safely on the bike. With your support, we can make it possible for this little boy to improve his gross motor skills, strength, and inclusion with his peers!
Thank you!

And here is a new video on why you should join Ability Online!
Please consider making a general donation and help Ability Online provide a safe online environment to interact. Every penny helps – it’s easy and quick, when you click on the logo below.

Project Limelight

Project Limelight‘s performance of this year’s extravaganza Off the Hook was on June 11th and massive amounts of photos and videos are still being uploaded so stay tuned for goodies coming in for months!

Can’t Stop the Feeling rehearsal

Watch and listen to the kids record this number at Nimbus Recording!

Dress Rehearsal: ready for an audience!

The Lost Girls & Boys tell it all!

The Grand Finale with an awesome cast!

Roundhouse 983 has a radio interview about the performances, and Westender Magazine ran a great article about the show as well!

The next Tuesday Night Live fundraiser will be on Tuesday, July 25th at Lux Lounge in Vancouver.

Project Limelight co-founder Maureen Webb has made the headlines with an interview in the Vancouver Sun, and again when she won a Leo Award for Best Casting in a Motion Picture for Little Pink House. Congrats, Maureen!

Help Project Limelight provide another group of East Side kids with a no-cost high quality performing arts education by clicking on the logo below. It’s easy and secure.

Haven Toronto

Haven Toronto – formerly known as The Good Neighbours’ Club – is a daytime shelter for elder homeless men in Toronto.

Draw my life – How it all started is a brief video history of the organization’s founder, May Birchard. Watch it here:

Humans of Toronto is a heartbreaking and powerful story in three parts of one man’s journey. Read them here:
part 1part 2part 3

Be sure to peruse the Haven Toronto June Newsletter online.

Participate in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge: Donate in June and help Haven Toronto win $10,000!

Of course you can always donate year-round to this worthy cause by clicking on the logo below. Please note that our Giving Page bears the former name of the organization – but it’s still the same place.

The Children’s Aid Foundation

Upcoming Events

June 22nd – Illumination Circle
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, 30 Isabella Street, 7th Floor Auditorium

The Children’s Aid Foundation has many programs to support Canadian kids in the foster care system. Here are just a few:

Dreaming Big: Anayah, Founder of the CHEERS Program.
Learn more about CHEERS – Creating Hope and Ensuring Excellent Roads to Success – a mentorship program by and for Black youth leaving the child welfare system.

The Ted Rogers Fund provides scholarship funds for youth in foster care.

Meet the Joe Carter Scholarship recipients, Andrea, Riley, & Chana!

And then check out the new videos on their Vimeo channel!

You can always catch up with the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz.
Please consider making a donation to help kids facing overwhelming odds and give them a chance to succeed in pursuing their dreams. Click on the logo below to go to our very own CAFDN Donations Page.



Louis plays the character Buck in the pilot of the upcoming reboot of the TV series S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore as Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson. Buck is the former team leader and mentor of the main character.
The episode also stars Lou Ferrigno Jr. (let the name confusion begin – see Ferreira Fest 81) and Daniel Moncada, one of The Twins from Breaking Bad.
The pilot episode is scheduled to air on November 2, 2017 on CBS. Stand by for more info!
In the meantime, watch the official trailer right here – Louis is featured quite heavily.

Here is also a direct link to the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3582245145/


Happy Sunday 2017-05-21


This month we have 358 screencaps from the MOTIVE episode Natural Selection. Find out why this one in the ODDS & ENDS section below!

The episode also stood out because it introduced the audience to LARP (Live Action Role Playing), and thus to an unusual murder weapon. Furthermore it shows a major turning point in Oscar Vega’s career.

Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/759
Please note that the album is located at an external photo storage site. Enjoy!


The second monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor.

Louis credits the Mr. Mugs books series with helping him to learn English at a very young age. The Mr. Mugs books have been out of print for many years but occasionally you can find them on eBay, Amazon Marketplace or various other antique book dealers.

You can listen to the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
This month’s section is chapter 13 of Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals.


Karyn Mott

Karyn writes:
“Things were quietish this month. Was lucky to do one or two auditions a week and was on hold for a lead in a Netflix series.”

The Affolter Brothers

Soggy Flakes
In a low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-intolerant world, a group of out-of-work breakfast cereal mascots form a support group to lament the golden ages of yesteryear and figure out how to swallow the bitter taste of reality.

Soggy Flakes is now available for viewing! There are lots of cool extras at Storyhive.com. You can watch a deleted scene here. Ever wondered what it’s like to film stop-motion animation? Watch this video! Learn more about The Evolution of a Puppet: Dr. Birdberry.

It really does take an army! The set design for Soggy Flakes, from concept to production, and the many people who worked on it…

You can even print and assemble your own Soggy Flakes cereal boxes!
Click on the image for the full size file.

UPDATE June 22, 2017: Soggy Flakes won the Story Hive Animation Contest grand prize!
Congratulations to the whole team! Now we can look forward to more cereal tales…

Of course the four brothers attended the Leo Awards…

Jon has been working as the Key Animator for The Gliksmans.
Logline: An elderly couple will stop at nothing to make it to the bank.

Heath is working as Post Production Coordinator on Blaze and the Monster Machines.
Logline: AJ is an 8-year-old techie who drives monster-truck Blaze, the top racer in Axle City. The two go on adventures that have them taking on problems involving science and math. Many predicaments they face are caused by Blaze’s rival, Crusher, a tractor-trailer that will do anything to beat other vehicles to the finish line. The animated series is billed as the first TV show for preschoolers to comprehensively cover areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Each episode introduces different STEM concepts, including buoyancy and trajectory.

Justin Breault

Justin’s Instagram account has changed. Find the new one here.

He also got a makeup beard and wig for a recent role!

Amanda Alexander

Amanda writes about her current projects:

“Last Day on Main Unit ALTErED CArBON… have been here since November 2016. Still have 2 weeks on 2nd Unit but then it’s on to TRAVELERS and something NEW after that. Working till January 2018. It’s good. Mostly. LOL.”

Greyston Holt

Greyston demonstrates some movie magic on the set of Somewhere Between.

(click to play the little movies)

“More behind the scenes on Somewhere Between. Cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway north of San Francisco. IF ONLY!!!”

Greyston has been filming in Squamish BC lately; apparently the cold June weather was not to his liking!

And a throwback pic with the “Bitten” gang!

Mika McKinnon

“I’m a physicist because baking cookies and hosting tea with other women proto-physicists got me through the endless rough patches.” 

Meet The Master of Disaster in person at Dragon Con 2017! Her panels are always fun and educational and chock-full of her delightfully wicked sense of humor.

If you’re going to Dragon Con this year drop us a line so we can meet up! We’re handing out Louis-goodies!

Eugene Lipinski

Sadly, Eugene’s latest series The Romeo Section was not renewed for Season 3. Read more about it here.

Dennis Heaton

Dennis is currently working on his new show Ghost Wars, where he is the executive producer. Of course he also attended the 2017 Leo Awards. That’s him on the big screen!

Later, he found a bloody floor on the set of Ghost Wars. Just another day at the office?

They’re smiling again on the set of Ghost Wars. The new sweaters just arrived!

“I can’t say much about this. It’s a plot point.”


Patrick Gilmore

Patrick is filming Season 2 of Travelers. Good news for the Canadian Travelers fans – Season 1 is now streaming on @Netflix_CA

Patrick and friends from the Travelers cast raised money for Prostate Cancer Awareness.

Here’s Patrick as the bartender in You Me Her – with a squirrel on his shoulder!

FYA – Fulfilling Young Artists

The 2017 FYA group is busy with mentorship activities – here they are after a Creating Your Own Work discussion forum.

Eric Banerd

Eric has been working at the Zajac Ranch for Children’s Aboriginal Arts Center. He writes:

“Amazing feeling to see the Aboriginal Arts Center be opened at the Zajac Ranch for Children today. My company, EB Painting, was able to donate all of the painting supplies and labor to help see its completion. Glad we were able to get a picture with Mr. Zajac after the ribbon cutting ceremony!”

The B&E Podcast #104: “Making a Show When You’ve Never Made a Show” with Banerd & Poague

With actor/filmmakers Eric Banerd and Sean Poague, we dive into the trials and joys of producing a new type of work for the first time. Often it means having to make certain compromises and accepting certain limitations but sticking to where it counts.

– When our budgets and contacts are limited, we go to what we got and that means friends and family. They may help you out and be very talented, but make sure that they have accountability for the job they’ve been brought on to do. Don’t be afraid to communicate when they’re not meeting their end — this is your baby after all!

– It works for a big shoe company, why not for budding filmmakers and artists? Don’t get too caught up in making it perfect or precious. Work with what you have, bring your best, and bring your passion. You’ll learn, grow and get better.

– When you have friends and people coming in working for nothing or next to nothing, it’s very easy for responsibility to slip. One way to avoid this is to make sure you communicate your passion to everyone you bring in. Express why you’re doing this, the messages your telling, and why that’s important and you’ll find the people around you injecting their best efforts and talents as a result.

Justin Nannassy

Justin has added a new profile pic to his Twitter account.

David Dingess

David’s official website has added a Photo & Video section. Check it out!

Not From Concentrate in Dublin, GA. Friday, June 23 at 9 pm

“If you’re feeling a road trip, come and hang out with me, Ross Daniel, and David Dingess for the second run of Not From Concentrate in Dublin, GA. Friday, June 23 at 9 pm. Thanks to Jared Grizzly Powell for making this trailer and to Elizabeth Coleman for the opportunity to reprise this show.”

Purchase tickets here and read a synopsis of the show!

See Dan Jerus at the Bragg Concert Crawl Jam

“Hayley, Brad, Crosby and I are playing a show at this festival. Dan Jerus and friends have their first gig 😉 Hope y’all can make it! July 29th, 2017 at 4PM”

Jennifer Spence

Jen won a Leo for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for Travelers as Grace. Congrats, Jen!

Her husband Ben didn’t get a picture of Jen with her Leo, so he took one of her holding a banana instead…

… until Peter DeLuise kindly came to the rescue with a screenshot from the awards ceremony!

Travelers is now streaming on Netflix in Canada. You can also catch reruns on Global TV on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT.

You Me Her is streaming on Netflix everywhere (except in Canada and the US).

Ingrid Rogers

Ingrid has shared a bunch of photos from her recent dream vacation with her husband Rob. Looks like they had tons of fun in paradise!

Ingrid & Rob on vacation at a masquerade…

… and on a hike near LA.

Rob Munic

Audience Network renewed Ice for Season 2, and Rob is now the Executive Producer of the series.

And here’s Rob on a hike in the LA area mountains.

Peter Kelamis

Peter won a Leo for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his role as the character The Man In The Yellow Jacket in the series Beyond. Congrats, Peter!

As if that wasn’t enough, Peter also hosted the third night of the Leo Awards. Here’s an interview with Westender Magazine. And another article features a great photo of Peter with two Leo awards. Check it out!

Here’s Peter on the red carpet, about to host the Leo Awards.

And here’s Peter with a bunch of Leo awards stealthily photobombing his backstage selfie.

Peter did another episode of iZombie. Here he is, sporting a cardigan sweater in a crowd.

Peter’s latest movie Why We’re Killing Gunther is heading to the Cannes Film Festival. Production Company Bliss Media is taking the movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger to China. Peter gets a mention in this Hollywood Reporter article.

You can also hear Peter voice various characters in Chuck’s Choice on weekends at 7:30am on YTV. Watch the trailer here!

Bradley Stryker

Bradley has been filming episodes for Season 2 of Chesapeake Shores.

Logline: A young woman returns to her hometown to help save her sister’s failing inn, where she contends with memories and faces from her past.

Chesapeake Shores Season 2 will air on Hallmark Channel in August.


Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations with Ferreira Fest. Please visit her website for lots more photos and fascinating facts and information about this ancient artform. And if you find yourself in Vancouver – visit her studio and treat yourself to some Healing Body Art made just for you. 
This month Nicole writes:
“The lovely bride wanted to really celebrate her marriage by getting married twice! Once in Canada and another time in Australia! I did something dainty for her.”


A Leo for Kristin

After Louis nabbed two Leo Awards in a row for his role as Oscar Vega on MOTIVE, Kristin Lehman finally got the recognition she deserves, after playing detective Angie Flynn for four years. Kristin won the Leo for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her performance in the MOTIVE episode Natural Selection. So, to help her celebrate, we have 358 screencaps from it, many of which feature Kristin as well. Please check out the Screencaps rubric above.

Life On The Line

A few years back Louis had a small part in the John Travolta movie Life on the Line. It was directed by David Hackl, whom Louis had previously worked with on Saw IV. Despite lackluster reviews the movie is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Stargate Universe

The perennially delayed SGU Comic Return to Destiny has yet another new publication date – July 19. You can now pre-order online! Go here: https://www.americanmythology.net/shop

There are several different covers available but only one that features our favorite colonel.

Please note that none of the original writers or producers are involved in the project, even though it is an official publication.

Stay tuned! Follow Ferreira Fest on Twitter for breaking news about new issues!

Portuguese Heritage Month

June is Portuguese Heritage month, and many local communities, particularly in Toronto and Vancouver, have month-long events planned. Check it out to see if there’s one in your area – this is a world-wide celebration!

Here’s a lovely poster announcing the festivities.

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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