While Mother Nature may have gone crazy all around us, we’re still here at Ferreira Fest, and we’re throwing our big party like every month on the 20th day. We have Charity and Friends news, our exclusive Reading Series, screencaps, and a very special message from Louis at the end of the newsletter. Come in for some fun and a healthy dose of sanity, grab an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and join us!
Ability Online‘s next big fundraiser Happily Ever Laughter is next week on October 24th!
Go here to get tickets, and you can look forward to an evening of fun, all for a good cause!
Ability Gives – Lucas
Lucas is a friendly 7 year old and has the same interests as many of his peers. He was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy.
Lucas is nonverbal and has trouble communicating. He isn’t able to use sign language as he doesn’t have enough control in his arms and hands.
For the past 6 months Lucas has been actively seeing the Assistive Devices Resource Team with Erin Oak and they have been trialing the iPad and eye gaze systems. He has shown that he is capable when using the right set up and size. Because Lucas has difficulty using his hands, the larger the target surface the better. They have recommended that he use an IPad for communication and to continue to practice his skills in order to move forward with an eye gaze system next.
As Lucas is severely affected from his cerebral palsy he is unable to independently access the world; however, if he is given the power to communicate with others it can open up his whole world. He won’t always need his mom to be around to read his cues, he can use technology and his own ability to reach out and socialize as well as advocate for himself.
Your assistance in accessing the IPad Pro 12.9 inch screen would be amazing. Unfortunately as a single parent who has had to purchase so many disability related goods and services this year his mom would be unable to afford this for her son. As the days, weeks and months go by valuable practice time is lost.
Click here to donate and help Lucas explore the world! The campaign runs through the end of the month.
If you can’t make it to the fundraiser please consider buying a “virtual ticket”! It’s so easy – simply click on the logo below and make a donation of any amount, and help disabled kids have a safe and bully-free online experience!
The next Tuesday Night Live Fundraiser is coming up on Tuesday, October 24th at 8pm!
TNL is an ongoing storytelling series which brings actors, producers, directors, agents and writers together in an intimate setting for the common purpose of sharing our experiences through stories, and raising awareness for Project Limelight Society. Come and listen to a story from our invited Industry Professionals (approximately 10 minutes each) then stay around for a Q and A. The event is free, but we have a suggested donation of $5. We start at 7pm and usually finish by 8:30, with lots of time to mingle after.
All in support of Project Limelight Society!
Also follow us on TWITTER for other announcements, @TNLVancity
If Vancouver is just a smidgen too far away for you, why not donate the price of admission instead? Every penny helps to give underprivileged inner city kids obtain a no cost high quality performing arts education with real industry professionals! Click on the logo below, it’s quick and easy.
Haven Toronto‘s Thanksgiving 2017 newsletter is now online – you can read it here.
There is a new article on their blog as well!
Haven Toronto is a daytime shelter for elder homeless men in downtown Toronto, as well as an advocate for fighting homelessness and pushing for fair housing policies. Winter is approaching fast, and the holiday season can be brutally cold in Toronto.
There are so many ways you can contribute, and one of the easiest is to go and buy something at Shop & Share. When you purchase items here, they get donated to the homeless and you get a tax receipt!
And if you simply want to help out, please click on the logo below which will take you to our very own donations page (it is under the original name of the shelter, The Good Neighbours Club).
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
Here’s a quick video about the ongoing campaign to give children in foster care a better start in life:
Speak Up for Kids. Call Children’s Aid!
You can read the official newsletter online at The Buzz. It’s chock-full of information about current projects, with lots of helpful hints!
If you’d like to help – we’ve made it easy for you! Just click on the logo below to access our very own fundraising page!
This month we have 429 screencaps from the Motive Season 2 episode They Made Me A Criminal.
The killer: Sophia Balfour, a dance studio owner/instructor. The victim: Dustin McEvers, a low level blue collar criminal, who according to Chris Renway, his professional and personal partner, purportedly was trying to go straight following the birth of their still infant offspring. Chris, however, admits that Dustin still did “collection” on his drug dealing business, a collection which is where he went when she last saw him. Dustin’s death, on the surface, looks to be a simple case of self defense by Sophia’s husband, Miles Balfour, after Miles, who was alone at home at the time, reported that Dustin broke in in what was probably an attempted robbery, as Dustin was armed, the gun in his hand which could not have been placed there post-mortem. Miles’ self-defense argument starts to fall apart upon further examination of Dustin’s fatal wound. Miles protecting Sophia as the actual killer starts to come to light based on a previous non-trust issue between husband and wife, and discovery of an old bruise on Sophia’s shoulder. Elsewhere, Angie secretly confesses to Oscar her and Cross’ past personal involvement gone bad after Oscar witnesses a needless antagonistic professional encounter between the two.
In this episode Louis is working with Jennifer Beals who plays Sophia. He had previously worked with her on Night Owl, and recently again on the Taken pilot.
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/6434
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 reading is chapter 17 of Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals.
Foreshadow Films has posted this lovely photo of Karyn in the short film The Undertaker’s Son. She played the school teacher Mrs Morris.
The Affolter Brothers
Louis’ latest film with the Affolter Brothers The Undertaker’s Son was featured at the Edmonton International Film Festival on October 5 at 12:10pm and October 6 at 1:30pm.
To absolutely no one’s surprise (but to everyone’s delight!) the short film won the prestigious award for Best Canadian Short Drama!
The Brothers’ production company Foreshadow Films (formerly Affolter Entertainment) has migrated to new social media pages, so please update your bookmarks:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foreshadowfilms/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ForeshadowFilms
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForeshadowFilms/
Their current animated feature Soggy Flakes was showcased on the Skwigly website!
The four brothers also attended The Ottawa International Animation Festival, and there’s a terrific interview at the Canadian Animation Blog.
“I’m on a WB show called Life Sentence. It stars Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars.”
When Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she must learn to live with all the choices she made when deciding to live like she was dying.
Incidentally, Louis’ son Aidan is also working on the series!
…And this is HOW Greyston ended up in the series Somewhere Between…
As to the WHY you’ll have to watch the show!
Click here to watch the whole season!
Mika is a prolific science writer! Here are some recent projects:
Mika writes about the latter: “Is open access finally coming to geoscience? I’m working with EarthArXiv; we’re recruiting volunteers if you want to get involved!”
Want to collaborate with Mika? There’s your chance!
Eugene’s latest film Three Seconds is now listed on IMDb!
Logline: An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.
Troy’s short film La Buena had its cast screening on September 23.
There was a mini-reunion of La Buena folks at the Vancouver International Film Festival!
Bucketheads: A Star Wars Story
Troy recently played storm trooper TK-423 in a short film called Bucketheads.
Logline: A squad of storm troopers are transporting a POW with valuable information from Yavin 4, but getting off the planet will test their mettle.
Bucketheads – A look at Troy’s character TK-423, by Marco Bossow
Another week, another still from Bucketheads. Today we’re introducing our protagonist TK-423, portrayed both physically and vocally by one of the most talented and dedicated actors I happen to know, Troy Mundle.
“To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.” TK-423 is a soldier of conviction, and by the same token a force to be reckoned with. A hardened veteran, Four-Three has earned the hearts of his comrades through combat prowess and an unwavering loyalty to the Empire.
Outwardly, TK-423 appears to be a model soldier. However, unbeknownst to those around him, Four-Three harbors a deep secret, one that threatens to destroy the very life he’s built.
Troy is currently working with Amanda Alexander on the CW show Life Sentence, and, because it’s a small world after all, he found Aidan Ferreira on the grounds. Somehow this photo might look familiar… like father, like son…
I’m developing a new project with the CFC residents. It’s a coming-of-age horror story. Still working on the cop show, but as with all things television, it’s a slow slog.
Dennis’ most recent series Ghost Wars premiered on SyFy October 5th. Watch the official trailer here.
Listen to a podcast for Ghost Wars here.
Here’s Dennis with Ghost Wars colleagues Kandyse McClure, Rachel Langer and Simon Barry (clockwise from the right).
Season 2 of Patrick’s series Travelers has started to air! Here’s Patrick with the cast.
Season 3 of You Me Her is in production. Patrick reprises his role of Shaun the bartender!
FYA – Fulfilling Young Artists Canada
FYA co-founder Sage Brocklebank writes:
We are all wrapped up for FYA this season, we will be sure to let you know when we are ready to launch again!
Find out more about FYA’s mission on our FYA Page!
Our resident adventurer Eric is busy climbing electrical grid towers in Cinque Terre, Italy.
Just another day in the neighborhood.
All of Justin’s artwork and poetry has now been hotlinked to an external storage site where you can view full-sized copies. Please visit Justin’s Page to check out his updated galleries. Everything is recommended for mature audiences.
Here are three new poems!
Jen was nominated for a 2017 UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Actress (for the You Me Her episode Like Riding a Vagina Bike)
From their website:
“We asked each nominee “What is the best thing about being a performer in BC right now?” Here is what they said!”
And here’s Jen on the Vancouver International Film Festival red carpet, with her husband Ben Ratner…
Ingrid has a new agent – she is now represented by AEFH. She’s currently still working on Season 2 of the series Bosch.
Rob went NASCAR race driving with his wife Ingrid:
Never – ever can we say it’s boring. She lapped my ass – NASCAR race driving. Check. Bucket list. Check. Need to do it again. Nope. #stillcarsick”
Peter’s latest movie Killing Gunther opens TODAY – October 20th – in movie theatres! It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and our favorite Klam Peter!
You can watch new clips here and here.
Here are some mementos from the Red Carpet premiere and after party:
Peter’s current series Beyond will have a special two hour season 2 premiere on Thursday, January 18, 2017 at 8/7c on Freeform. Watch a special message from our favorite baddie Yellow Jacket here.
A Season 2 trailer can be found here, and you can watch the Season 2 opening scene here.
Freeform TV has a nice article about the new season of Beyond.
Check out Kameah Con, the first ever All Dragon Ball Universe Convention! It will be held at the Irving Convention Center May 4th-6th, 2018. Peter will be in attendance, so be sure to say hi!
Also: Peter is a really really great hugger. Just sayin’.
Bradley has given a long interview about his recent series Chesapeake Shores. Bradley’s character John Rawl plays the bass guitar in a band.
While Bradley is busy filming his scripts are busy winning awards in competitions!
Bradley’s newest series Damnation premieres on Tuesday, November 7th on USA Network at 9/8c. You can read a logline and watch a few clips here. Bradley also posted some intriguing photos on his Instagram Feed.
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:
I had a lovely challenge last month with having to replicate this coastal native hummingbird…
I think I did a good job!
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM LOUIS
So many of our friends and visitors have been affected by the recent hurricanes and natural disasters like earthquakes and wildfires.
Louis has a special message for all of us.
Listen to the sound clip here:
LF – So, we’re thinking of our friends and all the families suffering through these horrible hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, Maria. Our hearts, our thoughts, our prayers and love are with all, and with humanity really, as we all figure out this kind of crazy time we’re living in right now, but…
All we can do is love one another and remember that we’re all equal and that’s how we need to treat each other. So, with much, much, much love and empathy, and from all of us here at Ferreira Fest, we’re thinking about you and we love you.
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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