It’s the 20th of the month and time for another party at Ferreira Fest, the official newsletter of Louis Ferreira, his friends and charity projects! We have tons of news, some very special screencaps, and of course our exclusive Reading Series. The air conditioner is up and running, so grab an icy pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!
The 20th Annual Axion Golf Tournament fundraiser raised over $30,000 for Ability Online. Congratulations!
Happily Ever Laughter on October 24th at Second City is another upcoming fundraiser – an evening of food, fun and laughter!
Ability Gives – Lily
Three year old Lily has a rare genetic disorder known as 2q37 deletion syndrome as well as Trisomy 14, GERD.
Lily has low muscle tone, hydrocephalus, hearing and vision issues, and horseshoe kidneys. Lily is also non-verbal, and she underwent heart surgery in 2014. That’s a lot for one little girl to handle.
To help Lily’s low muscle tone, and give her a special childhood experience of being able to ride, Lily needs an adapted bike. These specialized bikes are designed specifically for the child who will be riding it and this is what makes these bikes so expensive.
We need to raise $3400 in order to give Lily an adapted bike. Not only will it help her physically, but it truly will be a gift of independence and childhood fun!
Click here to contribute, and thank you for your support!
Jess Silver from Flex for Access has partnered with Ability Online to create the FLEX-Ability project.
Jessica Lewis, a track paralympian from Bermuda is a new ambassador for Ability Online.
Ability Online is a safe, monitored online community for children and young adults with disabilities. Please join them or donate by clicking on the logo below – every penny helps!
Everybody at Project Limelight is recuperating from the great success of this year’s show Hooked, but preparations for next year’s show are already underway!
The next Tuesday Night Live fundraiser will be next week on Tuesday, July 25th at Lux Lounge in Vancouver. Storytellers will be announced soon, so stay tuned.
In the meantime (or if you live too far away) you can make a donation to Project Limelight, helping them provide a free high quality performing arts education to underprivileged inner-city kids by clicking on the logo below.
A blast from the past! Did you know that Haven Toronto, a daytime shelter for older homeless men in Toronto, started out as The Good Neighbours’ Club, and their newsletter Frankly was named after their dog mascot, Frankie?
Now you can receive their monthly electronic newsletter via email – click here to sign up!
Haven Toronto was all decked out with a rainbow flag on International Pride Day, celebrated on the last Sunday in June.
Statistics don’t always have to be dry numbers. Haven Toronto used a haiku!
Help support the vital work of Haven Toronto by making a donation – just click on the logo below. It is simple and secure, and your contribution will go towards essential services for elder homeless men.
The Children’s Aid Foundation
- July 30th, Self-Care Day
The Children’s Aid Foundation and health benefits provider League are hosting a fun, accessible and relaxing clinic-style health and wellness day for youth from care (ages 18 – 29) living in the GTA. The free services are also available to former Youth-In-Care!
Licensed health and wellness providers will offer free:
– Registered massage therapy
– Dental consultation
– Diet and nutrition counselling
– Life coaching
– Naturopathic doctor consultation
… followed by a beginner’s group yoga and meditation session for all! Join us to relax, treat yourself, and pursue your health goals.
- October 22th, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
On October 22, join Children’s Aid Foundation at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (also includes half-marathon & 5km distances) to walk or run in support of children and youth in care. Contact Jess at to register.
You can always read up on the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz!
You can also make a donation right here by clicking on the logo below.
The first issues of the SGU Comics have shipped! You can purchase your own here. There are several different covers available, however, only one features our favorite colonel.
As promised last month, here are 108 screencaps in widescreen format from Louis’ role as Mr. Fontaine in the movie Life On The Line, starring John Travolta. The movie was directed by David Hackl, who directed Louis before in Saw IV.
Louis appears in two scenes – at a surprise party at the beginning, and in a tense conversation with Beau (played by John Travolta) about halfway through.
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/1118
THE NEW READING SERIES: MR. MUGS – MEET MY PALS
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 14 of Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals.
Karyn is filming something! She writes:
“Just learned I get a stunt double #socool #secondtime #livingthedream #actorslife”
Karyn had an article published in Bread Magazine. Check it out here!
All tucked in for the night!
The Affolter Brothers
Soggy Flakes won the 2017 Storyhive Animation contest! Congratulations to the four brothers!
Here’s an article in the West Kootenay Advertiser (check pages 14-15).
Nathan has been working as a Storyboard Artist for the animated series Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
Logline: The food island will overload and is going to swallow the world. The characters will have to find a way for them to take the island and shoot it into space and let it create their own planet.
Justin is keeping busy doing a lot of extra, stand in and photo-double stuff these days.
Amanda is back to working on Season 2 of Travelers!
“Just sent off 3 episodes worth of Script Notes from Friday. Yep 3 episodes in 1 day… not unusual actually.”
And here’s a view of where Amanda is hanging out while working on the set of Travelers…
Greyston went rock climbing, and he shot a quick video! Click on the screenshot to watch!
Mika will be at several science panels at Dragon Con! If you can’t wait until then, here are a few recent articles that Mika wrote:
The Voyager Golden Records
The History of Space Junk
Minerals and Fireworks
Living on Titan
The First Image from Mars
Definition of a Planet
Eugene is back from his trip to St. Petersburg where he was filming Siberia opposite Keanu Reeves, and he brought these authentic Matryoshka dolls back for his friends at Connekt Creative.
Eugene’s website myactingteacher.com is down. We’ll let you know when it’s back up and running!
Troy posted a still from his recent movie La Buena.
Dennis is busy working on his new series Ghost Wars where the Kitty Sweater Conspiracy continues with Kathryn Kirkpatrick…
Patrick is mostly done filming Season 2 of Travelers so here are a few photos of him with the cast!
Patrick’s photographer friend Aaron RTS has done some stunning portraits of Patrick. Here’s an older one. Please visit Aaron’s website for more!
Sawyer graduated from high school! Congratulations!!
FYA – Fulfilling Young Artists
FYA had their latest Discussion Forum “Expanding to New Markets” and “The Agent/Client Relationship” on July 16th. Speakers included Mike Dopud, who played Varro in Stargate Universe!
And a blast from the past – here is a photo of the 2015 cohort; Louis’ mentee Eric is in the back row, second from the right.
Eric went on an epic 3 day hike on the Sunshine Coast last weekend.
Sabrina Furminger did interviews with Leo Award recipients, Jen Spence among them. Her interview starts at 0:24.
Here’s a glamor shot of Jen at the 2017 Leos!
And here’s Jen with her 2017 Leo Award!
Here’s a nice picture of Ingrid with straight hair!
Ingrid and her husband Rob went to the premiere of The Defiant Ones, starring Dondre Whitfield, who incidentally co-starred in Louis’ comedy series Hidden Hills.
In this Behind the Scenes footage writer, producer and actor Robert Munic shares his experience on working with foster youth at KITS. Do what you love!
“You have a second, a minute and the time – anything helps with Kids In the Spotlight. Let’s help these kids with their future by being a part of their present. Tige Charity, Mo McRae, Tamesha Scott – Thank you for letting me into your family. Much love. All love.”
KITS has teamed up with Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge – click the link to contribute!
Here’s Peter with the Beyond cast at the
2017 Leo Awards.
Watch an interview with Sabrina Furminger about the 2017 Leo Awards – Peter appears at 3:58.
Bradley has been working on the series Chesapeake Shores where he plays the recurring character John Rawl.
Here he is with cast members Jerry Trimble, Jesse Metcalfe and Brittany Willacy.
Bradley is offering a special Audition Intensive with one-on-one training on August 13:
Here is the schedule for Bradley’s new program. You get a lot of valuable training if you are trying to make it in the film industry!
HEALING BODY ART
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:
“Here are a couple of hands I did the other day. Summer is a busy time for henna!”
ODDS & ENDS
Breaking Bad Marathon on AMC
AMC is airing a dozen Breaking Bad episodes every Sunday. Louis’ 3 episodes Buyout, Say My Name and Buried should air on August 13. Mark your calendars!
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