As the summer winds down and it’s back to school and back to work for us all it’s time for another great party at Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have lots of goodies this month, so grab a refreshing pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!
Ability Online has posted two great new videos:
There are also several new posts on their blog – click here to read them.
You can easily contribute by clicking on the logo below! Help provide kids with disabilities with a safe monitored online environment – it’s easy and secure!
Project Limelight made another movie called The Girl With No Super Powers…
Who wouldn’t want to go to Susan Stupendous Elementary School?!!
While talent may be distributed evenly, opportunity is not, and you can do your share to ensure that underprivileged inner-city kids have access to a high-quality free performing arts education. Just click on the logo below to make a donation.
OpenAirbnb.com invites people to “Sleep under the stars”, an alternative to traditional camping and glamping. No tent. No air mattress. Just a sleeping bag beneath you and the stars above.
On OpenAirbnb.com, consumers believe that they can sleep at popular and unique outdoor locations around Toronto, like Cherry Beach, Dundas Square and alongside the Don Valley Parkway. They can select their preferred location based on an array of features typical of a travel site, including ‘Heart of the City’, ‘Pet Friendly’ ‘Shared Accommodations’ and ’Near Restaurants, Shopping and Theatres’.
In just a click or two, online shoppers realize that sleeping at any one of these locations is not safe and not wise. You’re exposed and you’re vulnerable. No one should be sleeping here. Not by choice. And certainly not by lack of choice.
Yet every night there are 8000 people who are sleeping on Toronto streets and in city shelters. 75 percent are male and 30 percent are over the age of 50.
In Toronto, 93 percent of those who are homeless wish they had a place of their own. The waitlist for ‘Rent-Geared-to-Income’ housing is over 8 years. The length of stay in a shelter for adults 50 and older is two times as long as youth and young adults.
Through OpenAirbnb.com, Haven Toronto hopes to increase awareness and reduce the stereotypes of homelessness.
75 percent of homelessness is the result of a loss of job, workplace injury, change to family status (ie. death or divorce), and health issues.
For 85 years, Haven Toronto has been a sanctuary for elder homeless men. Serving thousands, Haven Toronto sees an average of 400 clients a day. 30 percent of new clients are over the age of 60.
In addition to providing nutritious meals three times daily, emergency clothing, laundry and showers, Haven Toronto offers onsite counsellors, crisis and housing support and nurses.
Haven Toronto first opened in 1933, founded by May Birchard, a Toronto school board trustee, city Councillor and social activist.
- HT BBQ
Haven Toronto, The United Way, Youth in Policing, The Toronto Police LGBTQ-ISN and Moss Park Coppers threw their big annual BBQ for Toronto’s elder homeless men, and it was a huge success!
With 100% of their clients experiencing food insecurity, providing food is one of Haven Toronto’s priorities. Volunteers play a big role in their food service efforts.
The Haven Toronto E Newsletter for August 2018 is now available online – click the cover page thumbnail to access and read it. As the summer winds down there are still plenty of hot days ahead. Browse Haven Toronto’s excellent Shop & Share site, where anything you purchase is going directly to an elder homeless man in need, instead of cluttering your own home. There is no more direct way of making a difference! From water bottles to clothing to nutritious meals – there is something for everyone, and for every budget!
If you wish to make a donation to help with wherever it is needed most at the moment, please use our very own donations web page by clicking on the logo below. Please note that the site is listed under Haven Toronto’s former name, The Good Neighbours Club.
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
Did you know that 68% of homeless youth have been in foster care? This is a truly alarming number, and a sad outlook for foster kids. The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada works hard to give those disadvantaged kids a fighting chance so they don’t end up in this terrible situation.
- Stand Up For Kids Night (formerly Recognition Night)
An evening honoring the incredible resiliency and achievements of the bright and deserving young people we support, while celebrating the commitment of our generous donors and volunteers. Click here to learn more.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair is widely recognized as one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated black-tie galas. Revenue generated from the event is used to support the most pressing needs of vulnerable children in our community. Click here to learn more.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
6:00pm – 1:00am
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building Halls F & G
222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
You can always read the latest news and event info at the monthly newsletter The Buzz.
And you can always make a donation at our very own donations page by clicking on the logo below. It’s fast, easy and secure, and you will make a real difference in a child’s life.
DRAGON CON 2018
You still have time to get tickets!
THE UNDERTAKER’S SON
Louis’ latest movie with the Affolter Brothers and our friend Karyn Mott is racking up awards on the festival circuit.
Here is an original concept sketch for The Undertaker’s Son.
Louis and Billie found a buff weightlifter photo op…
Who wore it better? Vote for Louis or Billie at our new Forum poll! Direct link: http://ferreirafest.boards.net/thread/8/poll-who-wore
Louis has been spending time in Whistler, BC with his family, after shooting Season 2 of the series Bad Blood in Sudbury and Montreal. He reports that the air quality in Whistler is dismal, due to the many large forest fires burning out West.
This month we have 378 screencaps from the Season 3 Motive episode The Glass House. Here’s a brief recap:
The victim: Peter Glass, an employee for a digital security consulting firm. He is survived by a wife, full-time homemaker Olivia Glass, and a sixteen year old daughter, Sophie Glass. The killer: Wayne Hobbs, a general contractor, one of whose latest jobs was to build a backyard deck for the Glasses. Peter is eventually identified as the murder victim through DNA of his dismembered body parts strewn throughout various locations in the city. In interviewing those that knew Peter, the homicide detectives find that he was considered an anti-social man, who controlled every aspect of Olivia and Sophie’s lives. Regardless, Olivia and Sophie still seemed to love him yet be somewhat scared of him at the same time. The murder investigation turns into a concurrent kidnapping investigation when they find that Wayne has abducted Sophie. In searching through Wayne’s belongings, the detectives find that Wayne has a penchant for girls exactly Sophie’s type… (adapted from IMDb)
The episode also stars our friend Jen Spence as a neighbor of the Glass family.
Here is a direct link to the album, or click on the image below: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/33908
Our Screen Caps Page is still in the process of migrating to a new service. About 70% of all caps – the most recent ones – have been moved to the new share site. The rest will follow over the next few months. Check it out some time – there are many thousands of Louis caps for you to enjoy!
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.
You can listen to the book readings under the Reading Series Tab.
This month’s issue is chapter 8 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please.
Here’s Alaina with her Supernatural colleagues on the occasion of the Hillywood Show Supernatural Parody 2 release. Watch it here on YouTube, it is absolutely hilarious!
Alaina also posted a photo of a family reunion – check it out here!
The Affolter Brothers
Have you ever wondered what goes into the creation of a character’s mouth in stop-motion animation feature like Soggy Flakes? Since it’s constantly moving it’s a very complex part of the entire project. Find out more here!
Soggy Flakes was screened at the Hollyshorts Film Festival 2018 earlier this month.
“Hooooo-ray for HollyShorts Film Festival!
Excited to be playing at the TCL Chinese Theatre which premiered the original King Kong, Star Wars, Jungle Book, Mary Poppins & Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Time: Sat, Aug 11 @ 12PM”
Congrats to the whole production team!
Amanda is working on a new show for ABC called A Million Little Things – 104 working days from July 24 through December 24th. Congrats, Amanda! Her other show Altered Carbon has been renewed for Season 2, so Amanda will be plenty busy in the coming months.
Here’s Amanda working as script supervisor on the show Travelers with Eric McCormack.
Here’s Greyston in his recent appearance on Take Two.
(screen cap by Curtis C.)
Greyston also wrote Deafheaven‘s recent show – he is truly a man of many talents!
Read two of Mika’s recent articles online:
- NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, launched August 12
- How Engineers Tested the Super-Sensitive Seismometer That Will Detect Quakes on Mars
Mika won the VERSUS debate of Jungles Versus Deserts on August 11 at CAVEAT, NY.
VERSUS is described as “WrestleMania meets Debate Club”, and Mika represented the deserts. Here she is with host Dustin Growick, celebrating her victory.
Find out more about VERSUS events here.
Want to watch Mika clobber more debate partners with her seemingly unending knowledge of doomsday science? Come see her at Dragon Con in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend!
Eugene’s latest movie Siberia, starring Keanu Reeves, is playing in movie theatres now. Eugene plays one of the bad Russians – a type he excels at playing, despite being a really nice person in real life!
Here’s a snippet of a review from Common Sense Media:
“Slow but intelligent, moody, and mature, this thriller isn’t exactly thrilling, yet it’s hypnotic in the way it zooms in on little messy, unexpected human behaviors. It’s all about the gray areas. Written by the talented Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan, The Ruins), Siberia has the advantage of plunking viewers right in the middle of a story that’s been going on for a while; in that way, it’s a little like spy movies from the 1960s and ’70s. Lucas Hill — played by Reeves at his reassuring, man-of-few-words best — is a longtime veteran, an expert at his job. As he deftly handles guns or assembles untraceable, disposable phones, his blank expression could mean anything. It’s fascinating to watch him to find out more.”
Troy’s recent movie Bucketheads: A Star Wars Movie will premiere at DragonCon 2018 in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend! It will screen on Sunday September 2nd at 11:30am in the Hyatt Learning Center on the Ballroom Level (check the map here).
If you’ve always wanted to meet Troy, be sure to go to the screening – Troy will be there!
Here’s the most recent Bucketheads promo shot…
… and here’s Troy with his co-star Kat Ruston.
Sadly, Patrick had to cancel his Dragon Con appearance due to work commitments. We’re hoping to see him there next year, or another future con!
Alex’ new film Modern Persuasion based on a Jane Austen book “Persuasion” is now in pre-production. Alex is directing the movie!
Logline: A single woman focused on her career in New York is forced to deal with the aftermath of a failed relationship when an ex-boyfriend is hired by her company.
Deadline.com has a detailed article on the new movie – check it out! Alex will also be at Dragon Con this year.
Sawyer is about to start her second year at the University of Ottawa. She spent the summer with her dad and is ready to tackle her Sophomore year of higher education!
FYA – Fulfilling Young Artists
FYA had their potluck picnic on August 12 at Locarno Beach Park – and good times were had by all!
After a sabbatical from social media David has posted a new profile pic! Follow David on Twitter at @DavidDingess!
David has just accepted a new position as the professional adviser for the music students at Georgia College. Congrats, David!
Jen’s series You Me Her has been renewed for two more seasons! Congrats to the whole team! The show airs on Audience Network.
Jen’s latest series The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco is currently airing Wednesdays on ITV.
Here’s Jen with her fellow cast members.
Jen will also be at Dragon Con in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend, and she’s scheduled for photo ops, so if you’ve always wanted to have a photo of you and Jen, this is your chance!
Ingrid is busy filming Season 5 of Bosch where she plays Latonya Edgar. The series airs on Amazon TV.
Rob was working with the KITS folks again last weekend.
“Kids in The Spotlight is so near and dear to my ❤️. These kids/ young adults put everything they have into these films… I’m just happy to be here for them and their vision. Tomorrow we roll the cameras again. KITS 2018, we got you.”
Did you know Peter was in Happy Gilmore? He was spotted by Jordan E. That’s Peter on the left!
Peter will also be at Dragon Con in two weeks!
Bradley’s newest series Chesapeake Shores is currently airing on Sundays on Hallmark Channel.
And Bradley’s script for Silent Hero is now a semi-finalist at the Scriptapalooza competition. Congrats, Bradley!
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 am in San Diego visiting my good friends Rob and Pierre and they both wanted to try a new tattoo idea out before eventually committing. I am using Jagua black tattoo gel so they get the real tattoo experience.
Nicole sent before-and-after photos: when the Jagua gel is first applied, and what the actual artwork looked like a few days later, after the gel removal.
ODDS & ENDS
Last month Louis’ IMDb page was back up in the Top 5000!
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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