Happy New Year, everybody! We’re having a terrific start to 2018 (our 9th year!!) with our monthly party at Ferreira Fest where we celebrate the acting career of Louis Ferreira and follow up with his friends and chosen charities. We have the 2018 Birthday Project, an exclusive interview with Alaina Huffman (TJ on Stargate Universe), the start of a new Reading Series, screencaps, photos and so much more! Grab a pineapple drink at our virtual bar and come on in!
THE 2018 BIRTHDAY PROJECT
Like every year we’re doing a special project for Louis’ birthday which is coming up on February 20th. Please visit the Birthday Project Page to learn more and participate! Everyone is invited!
Don’t “Dis” My Ability is Jess Silver’s latest blog post.
Ability Online will have a booth at Abilities Expo in Toronto January 19th-21st – be sure to stop by if you are in the area!
Alex is still the current support case at Ability Gives – please check out his story!
You can also make a donation to the organization directly and help ensure that special needs kids will have a safe monitored online environment where they can support each other. Click on the logo below to contribute.
The kids and teachers at Project Limelight are busy preparing for their next big show.
There is currently no new fundraiser at Tuesday Night Live scheduled but keep an eye on their Facebook page for announcements.
Meanwhile please consider making a donation. Project Limelight not only provides a quality performing arts education for inner city kids, they also feed their students. Click on the logo below – it’s easy and secure.
The daytime shelter for homeless elder men Haven Toronto has several new articles up on their website. You can also read their informative online newsletter.
The piano at Haven Toronto gets a good workout every so often. Watch an endearing Pianoman video here!
“No, the Mural is staying. The front of our building is getting a much needed reno and waterproofing. Hopefully, in January we will have the facade and mural on full display.”
“Our Christmas Luncheon was a great success. Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who made today possible. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.”
This winter has been particularly frigid in Toronto. Haven Toronto provides lifesaving services by getting elder homeless men out of the freezing cold. It’s so easy to help! Go to the Shop & Share site and purchase any item, which will be given straight to a homeless man in need.
You can also give to the general fund for any area that needs it most by clicking on the logo below. You will be redirected to our personal donations page under the former name of the shelter The Good Neighbours’ Club. Every penny helps!
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada had a big Holiday Season Celebration last month. Read more about it and check out a bunch of lovely photos here!
The Stand Up for Kids campaign has two new poignant posters online:
You can always read up on the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz.
Children in foster care face many challenges that most of us can’t even imagine. Help them succeed and make a solid transition into independent life later on by donating to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada! Click on the logo below to make a contribution.
- The 2018 Birthday Project is in full swing! Please remember to send in your wishes as soon as possible if you wish to participate – check out the Birthday Project Page for more info. The deadline has been extended to February 11 since the package will not have to travel internationally this year.
- AMC is currently doing marathon reruns of the entire Breaking Bad TV series. Louis first episode Buyout is slated to air Sunday afternoon, the second and third ones, Say My Name and Buried, will air on January 27 – check your local listings for air times.
- Louis has been propelled back into the Top 5000 listings on IMDb since January 8, most likely due to all his recent roles in big name shows.
- Louis’ next big role is in the XFiles episode 1105 Ghouli. It’s scheduled to air on January 31 on FOX. Check your local listings for the air times. Louis plays Detective Costa.
- Louis’ episode of the series Arrow (Divided) aired Thursday evening. Check your local listings for reruns, or watch it online on the CW Arrow website!
- Louis just finished filming another episode of SWAT this week, reprising his role as William ‘Buck’ Spivey. It’s his third episode in the series, this latest one will air in Season 2 of the show. Stay tuned for more info!
- Louis and his BFF Eugene Lipinski shot a short film recently called The Lake with director Andrew Gerard, who is also an accomplished photographer – he did Louis’ latest head shots. Watch the trailer for the movie below, and stand by for more info!
The Affolter Brothers shared two great photos of their movies…
Louis is sharing some of his personal photos as well!
AN INTERVIEW WITH ALAINA HUFFMAN
We’re starting the new year with a very special interview guest – Alaina Huffman, who co-starred with Louis on Stargate Universe as Lieutenant Tamara Johansen.
Read the full interview with a personal introduction from Louis on Alaina’s Page.
In anticipation of Louis’ third episode with the series S.W.A.T. we have 216 screencaps of his second episode (Season 1 episode 4 Radical). Louis reprises his role of William ‘Buck’ Spivey with co-star Shemar Moore.
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/19472
THE NEW READING SERIES: MR. MUGS – PEEK IN, PLEASE
The third monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs – Peek In, Please 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.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Mr. Mugs is the title character in a series of children’s books written by Martha Kambeitz and Carol Roth and published by Ginn and Company (now part of Prentice Hall). Mr. Mugs was an Old English Sheepdog who lived with two children, Pat and Cathy. These readers were used in Canadian elementary schools in the 1970s and early 1980s to teach reading. There were 3 different series (with seven levels within each series) of “Mr. Mugs” books: “Ginn Integrated Language Program”; “Light and Life Reading Series”; and “Sharing Points in Language Arts”. While two titles were published in hardcover, the rest of the “Mr. Mugs” titles were published in softcover.
To learn more about the Mr. Mugs books please visit the Meet Mr. Mugs Page. You can also watch dramatic readings of two additional Mr. Mugs books there.
You can listen to the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
This month we start with Chapter 1 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In, Please.
IN MEMORY OF OUR PETS
Mika McKinnon’s pet hedgehog died January 5th.
Little hedgehog died exactly one month shy of his 5th birthday, an average duration within the 4-6 years expected for domestic hedgehogs, but a life filled with adventures. He went quickly and will be sorely missed.
Energy is neither created nor destroyed, it merely changes form. Our friends live on in the stories we tell. My tiniest friend is truly immortal from how often his adventures spark storytime.
Little hedgehog moved in with me when he was 6 weeks old, just weened from his mum. While initially aloof, by the time we got through his painful quillings, he was willing to concede friendship.
Learning to give him manicures was a lesson in negotiating consent — no way could I trim those tiny nails without permission from my spiky deathball. Hedgehog manicurist: Evidence of patience, persuasion, attention to detail, fine motor skills, effectively targeted bribery.
Providing little hedgehog with safe spaces to retreat where I wouldn’t pester him was key to building trust. As were mealworm bribes. So many mealworm bribes.
Hedgehogs anoint — lick something to steal its scent, then generate a frothy spit to spread on themselves. For my tiny friend, he was particularly fond of stealing the scent of a 1970s Gibson bass. Little hedgehog always resented when I undid his hard work with bathtime. (I admit the time he chose to reek of a potato chip I was giggling too hard and let him keep the scent for a day.)
Wee friend was an epic marathoner… He made me buy him 12 wheels and ran over 10,000 kilometers in his lifetime. To match him footstep-for-footstep, I would’ve needed to run 1-2 marathons a day every day. That distance is an underestimate — he frequently had free roam of my home to run without being tracked by odometer.
Tiny friend had way more personality than I expected. I was anticipating effectively a pet rock with a heartbeat, or a mobile cactus. I got a spikeball of attitude. Hedgehogs are crepuscular, so tiny friend was most active at dawn and dusk. My consolation prize for working 6am east coast rocket launches or covering European press briefings was extra cuddle time.
Tiny friend once executed a jailbreak while I was on a phone interview, leading to a thoroughly unprofessional interruption when I was distracted by him running past and lost the thread of conversation.
Hedgehogs are difficult pets, with demanding special needs and subtle in their affections. I learned a lot taking care of him…
Goodbye, tiny friend. You were incredibly daring for a prey animal, made brave by faith that I’d keep you safe. Thank you for trusting me.
Dirk Gently Season 2 has arrived on Netflix. What will happen to Nurse Betty? Watch and find out! Here’s Karyn as Nurse Betty on the show, and posing with her stunt double.
“…when you find your head shot from when you were 16 years old and heading to New York for your Hairspray final callbacks…”
Here are some of Karyn’s early head shots.
The Affolter Brothers
Soggy Flakes was just nominated for 3 CSA Awards! Congratulations to the four brothers!
There’s a giant head in the Soggy Flakes diner where there’s never a dull moment!
You can watch Soggy Flakes on the big screen on January 26 at the Vancouver Shorts Film Festival at the VanCity Theatre.
The four brothers did an interview with legendary Vancouver radio host Cory Price on Roundhouse Radio.
Watch a new promo video for Will Stroet of Will’s Jams made by the Affolter Brothers!
“We’re so glad we could produce this promo video for Will Stroet of Will’s Jams and the live multimedia show he does! Great artist, great music, and a great show for the whole family!! Fun stuff!”
Even their snowman was awesome back in the day…
“I have been working on a WB show called Life Sentence with Lucy Hale. And next it’s back to Travelers in March. “
Amanda’s latest show Altered Carbon premieres on February 2 on Netflix.
For more info on the show read the recent article on Decider.com.
Greyston is back from his trip to Europe, jamming like a pro. Check it out! Click on the cap for the video.
Mika has kept busy publishing several articles online. Click on the titles to read them!
- Advanced Satellite Tracks Air Pollution in Extraordinary Detail
- Why Americans Missed Out on Public Domain Day (Again)
- Administration Proposes Opening Nearly All U.S. Coastlines to Offshore Drilling
- What Went Wrong With the Launch of the Secretive Zuma Satellite?
- Dust, Not an Alien Megastructure, Likely Causes Strange Winks in Tabby’s Star Brightness
Eugene hung out with his BFF Louis just before the holidays…
Troy has two new IMDb listings:
The Bridge Part 2 (TV Movie) – Jake
Logline: A storm has demolished The Bridge book store. Charlie and Donna will soon lose it from lack of funds but Charlie’s accident leaves him in a coma. Meanwhile, Molly and Ryan can’t forget the best time of their lives together at The Bridge.
Resurgence (Short) – Pierrick Bourdin
Logline: When his daughter’s murderer resurfaces, Detective Pierrick Bourdin, fueled by an infinite desire of revenge, will have no choice but to go on a ruthless quest after the killer.
Troy is also filming a new movie called Exhibit Man. Here he is on set collaborating with director Trevor Mirosh of Mindtoolfilms – more details to follow!
Ghost Wars Season 1 has ended. Dennis has a message for the fans:
Patrick is a popular interview guest these days, talking about his role as David Mailer on the series Travelers. Here are a few:
- An interview with the LA Times
- Interview and photos with the Vancouver Sun
- An interview with Cheddar – watch a video clip here
Patrick also made a movie called Scorched Earth. Watch the trailer here. Patrick appears at 0:34.
Sawyer got a visit from her dad just before the holidays, and the two enjoyed the sights of Ottawa where Sawyer is currently a freshman at the University.
Jen’s show Travelers‘ Season 2 is streaming on Netflix right now.
Jen did an interview with The Televixen. It contains some general Season 2 Travelers spoilers and discussion about her new short film Dogbite and her webseries You Me Her.
Season 3 of You Me Her premieres March 20th on Audience Network (available through DirecTV).
Ingrid will appear in Season 4 of Bosch. New episodes are currently untitled. The series airs on Amazon TV.
Ingrid stars in the 2018 Subaru Forester Commercial A Life Story On The Line! Watch the extended version here!
Peter is doing voiceovers on the new Corner Gas Animated TV Series.
Logline: An Animated Reboot Of The Original Canadian Series “Corner Gas”.
Season 2 of Peter’s current series Beyond premiered on January 18th on Freeform.
In anticipation of the premiere Peter has done a pictorial countdown of his 10 favorite Season 2 photos of his character Yellow Jacket. You can check it out on his Twitter feed.
Peter has his voice reel up on his website now – check it out at PeterKelamis.com.
Bradley can currently be seen in the series Damnation on USA Network and Netflix. Click on the image collages to view full versions.
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:
Blessingways are a gathering of friends and family of the mother to be to celebrate her pregnancy. I feel so fortunate to be able to do the belly henna while listening to story telling and appreciation that flows during the party. It’s especially challenging though when someone tells a funny story and causes the mother to laugh while I am decorating her belly. You can imagine trying to paint on a jiggling canvas…
ODDS & ENDS
We’re experiencing some issues with the sound files on the web site; a large number of sound clips are not accessible on the server. Please be patient while those sound files are being re-uploaded or embedded from external sites.
Likewise, the screencaps collection is still in the process of migrating to a new share site. It is a very large number of images, so the project will take several more months to complete.
Thanks for understanding. As always, if you are in dire need of those documents, please contact us.
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