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It’s the 20th of the month and it’s time for a pre-Thanksgiving Party at Ferreira Fest! We check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities with news, photos, screencaps, our exclusive Reading Series, and a very special video message from Louis himself! Grab a slice of pumpkin or sweet potato pie and an age-appropriate pineapple beverage and come on in!
Ability Online has posted An Educator’s Guide for Helping Students and Parents End Bullying by guest writer Anna Andersen – a very useful tool!
Don’t forget – there is still one night of Whiskey tasting left on November 22 at this unusual fundraiser! Click here for more info!
Giving Tuesday is on November 27 – the goal is to have 100 people donate $100 each. It’s not too late to participate. Please click here to help!
Ability Online also participated in the Volunteer Toronto Youth Expo where graduating high school seniors are matched with a volunteer program that will give them valuable new insights into society.
Ability Gives is still supporting Dominic – please read his story in Ferreira Fest 106.
As always, you can make a donation at any time which will always go to where it’s needed most to support kids with different abilities and help fund the safe online community. Click on the logo to give what you can.
Project Limelight had a private screening of their new movie The Girl With No Superpowers last Sunday for a sold-out crowd. If you weren’t able to go see it, here is a short trailer you can watch right here!
The Vancouver Courier ran a great article on Project Limelight. Read it here: Arts program puts East Vancouver kids in the limelight
Help fund the vital work of Project Limelight that enables disadvantaged inner city kids to receive a free high quality performing arts education by clicking on the logo below.
The Toronto Guardian ran a feature on Haven Toronto called Charitable Choices: Haven Toronto drop-in centre for elder men – check it out!
Myth v Fact: Haven Toronto’s Executive Director, Lauro Monteiro, speaks about the Misconceptions of Homelessness with Allison Dore from The Breakdown on Canada Talks, Channel 167 on SiriusXM.
Click on the thumbnail to the right to read the Haven Toronto November newsletter. As we honor our veterans we must never forget that a depressingly large number of them end up homeless after they’re discharged.
As you gear up for the holidays here is a great way to give to those of your friends or family who already have everything: buy clothing, food and other necessities at Haven Toronto’s Shop and Share site – everything you buy there goes directly to an elder homeless man in need. It doesn’t get any easier to make a real difference while avoiding the annual gift-giving extravaganza.
Of course you can also make a donation to Haven Toronto to help with the constant running expenses by clicking on the link below. It will take you to our very own donations page for Haven Toronto. Please note that the page will be for The Good Neighbours’ Club, the former name of the organization, but it will still go to Haven Toronto just the same.
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
There are many different ways you can contribute to making this the best holiday season ever for disadvantaged kids in foster care by supporting various programs of The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada:
- Group Holiday Giving
Participate with your workplace, school or community group and fundraise this holiday season to help create brighter futures for at-risk kids. Set up a custom donation page for your group. Click here.
- Holiday E-cards
Make a tribute donation in honor of someone special and send them an e-card with your holiday wishes. Two available e-card designs. Contact Jess Brayne at or at (416) 923-0924 ext 252 for more information.
- Donate Gift Cards
Gift cards will be distributed to child welfare agency partners during the holiday season. They can be dropped off at our office, 25 Spadina Road, Toronto, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. $25 denominations preferred; Walmart, Loblaw brands suggested.
- Holiday Season Celebration
In its 39th year, Holiday Season Celebration is a festive holiday event, with games, arts and crafts, dancing, face-painting, gifts and a warm meal for kids in foster care and kinship care. To sponsor a family to attend the Holiday Season Celebration click here.
Contact Katharine at or at (416) 923-0924 ext 227 for further event information and corporate sponsorship opportunities.
There’s always great content and news at the CAFDN online newsletter The Buzz. You can make a donation anytime at our very own CAFDN donations page. Every penny helps – it’s easy and secure to give online! Just click on the logo below and follow the instructions.
Louis worked with director Rob Munic on the Tales Season 2 episode Deep Cover.
Based on Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Deep Cover, this episode explores the underbelly of colliding family members as they go to war over Atlanta’s drug game. No one is to be trusted and honor among thieves is the only code to live by.
Tales airs on BET. Hip-hop record producer Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo redefines the music genre in a completely new way for television. Tales, described by BET as a scripted anthology series of “song stories,” uses lyrics of classic and current hip-hop songs and reimagines them into mini-movies, each featuring a unique director, including Gotti’s directorial debut, screenwriter and cast. Cuts like Notorious B.I.G.’s I Got a Story to Tell, Meek Mill’s Cold Hearted and Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen serve as a tale’s thematic backdrop, taking viewers on an adventure into some of the stories that have inspired iconic hip-hop hits.
Louis enjoyed working on this material a lot. His episode will air in 2019 – stay tuned for the date!
Louis’ current series is nearing the end, there are only two episodes left to air. The show will become available on Netflix on December 7, 2018. This will be for Season 1 for now, so you can catch up on the backstory, but it stands to reason that Season 2 will get picked up as well shortly thereafter. We’ll keep you posted!
TV-eh has a general recap of the series with photos, including the Cosoleto family with Louis’ character Domenic here: Kim Coates on Season 2 of Citytv’s Bad Blood: “It’s epic”
And here’s an article from The Globe and Mail: Bad Blood’s second season is a deftly made, superior crime drama
Here are a few photos from the @BadBloodSeries Twitter feed (all images are hotlinked to the original posts) – scroll down for a bunch of screen caps from last week’s episode!
If you live outside of Canada here are the episode recaps by Nerds and Beyond:
Bad Blood Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: What To Do About Valentina
Bad Blood Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Disruption and Early Sorrow
Bad Blood Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: That Ship Has Sailed
Bad Blood Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Una Vita per Una Vita
Bad Blood Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: A Grapefruit Worth 20 Million
Bad Blood Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: Who Are You?
This month we have 393 screencaps from Season 2 Episode 6 of Bad Blood.
Louis plays mob boss Domenic Cosoleto, an influential character in the entire season. Epidode 6 is also one of Louis’ personal favorites, he has several long intense scenes with other high-caliber actors.
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/34633
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 all the book readings under the Reading Series Tab.
This month’s issue is chapter 11 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please.
Karyn a.k.a. Li’l Ginge can currently be seen in the musical Little Women at the Chemainus Theatre, playing the role of Jo March. Here are two photos, one from a technical rehearsal and one from the actual show.
Congrats on the gig – we wish you many standing ovations!
The Affolter Brothers
Two films by the Affolters, The Undertaker’s Son (starring Louis and our friend Karyn!) and the stop-motion animation Soggy Flakes will be screening at the Celluloid Social Club on Wednesday November 21 (tomorrow!) at the ANZA Club (#3 West 8th Ave, Vancouver)
Doors open at 7:30pm, screening begins at 8:00pm.
Hope some of you can make it! Please join the Facebook Event.
ABC has ordered four additional episodes of the new series A Million Little Things, bringing its freshman season to 17 episodes. Amanda is the script supervisor for the show. Congrats to Amanda and the entire team!
Greyston has landed a role in Season 6 of the CW series The 100. Stay tuned for news!
Logline: Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
Did you know that Greyston is quite an accomplished photographer as well? Check out the photos of his recent trip to New York City on his Instagram feed!
The current devastating wildfires in California merit a re-read of an article Mika wrote for Physics Today last year. Mika explores the issue of air quality as it’s affected by wildfires – a highly informative piece!
Check it out here:
Bay Area wildfires expose weaknesses of air quality warning system
Mika also asks everyone to stay off the official hashtags for the wildfires on Twitter and Instagram – it merely clutters lifesaving threads and makes finding actual information very difficult and time-consuming!
Here’s one of the announcements you’ve been waiting for: Troy has been cast as the dad in The Dreamer Examines His Pillow by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Elizaveta Neretin.
Congrats, Troy, and way to go!!
Performances: December 12th – 15th
Location: The Blake Snyder Theatre in Vancouver
Buy tickets here; only $20 if you buy online!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to support mental health emergency intake and recovery programs.
Troy has also been cast in Season 4 episode 8 of the series The Detour where he plays Captain Ron in The Same.
Logline: A contemporary father takes his family on a road trip across America, but a set of crazy, unforeseen circumstances causes them to end up on the run from the FBI.
Season 4 begins January 23 on TBS.
Dennis muses upon his life:
“There’s probably not going to be anything until March, when The Order finally launches on Netflix.”
We all know that Dennis is always way busier than that, especially since he’s currently the president of The Writers’ Guild of Canada (WGC)…
Great news for all the Travelers fans out there: on December 14th @netflixcan @NetflixCanada2 will drop BOTH seasons 2 AND 3 of Travelers! That is one awesome holiday binge! Patrick plays David Mailer in the series.
And here is Patrick during the filming of season 4 of You Me Her, having his make up touched up between takes. You Me Her airs on Audience Network.
Many thanks to our friend and super sleuth Devans who found Alex’ McDonald’s TV commercial from 2004!!
Watch it here:
FYA – Fulfilling Young Artists
FYA had extended their application deadline to November 4 and they’re currently interviewing and matching their new cohort members with experienced members of the film and TV community. Our friend Eric Banerd met Louis this way and the two have kept their professional relationship going.
“Did you guys know that my album dropping in January, called Booster Pack, is actually a booster pack? My custom ”pocket monster” cards are being shipped today. Sneak peeks are on the way!!!”Pre-order here!
Jen will resume her role as Grace Day in Season 3 Episode 5 of Travelers. The entire third season will hit Netflix on December 14.
Jen also reprised her role as the B’ah on the series Van Helsing. Here is a collage showing the arduous process of making the elaborate prosthetics necessary to transform Jen beyond all recognition.
Ingrid’s current series Bosch has been picked up for Season 6 by Amazon. Congratulations!!
Here’s Ingrid as Theresa in her recent movie Urgent Care…
… and here she is with husband Rob Munic at the recent KITS screening.
Rob has directed the episode Deep Cover of the innovative BET series Tales, starring Louis. Filming took place in Atlanta.
“I’m just saying…. 6’8” directors rarely show this degree of commitment or flexibility. Or inseam. But other than that – exactly the same. Making TV in The A like I got no vertebrae.”
Rob posted a few shots of his cast on his Instagram feed…
This month we have two videos with Peter for you!
Peter writes on Twitter:
“Throw back Monday… found this little Bud Light Commercial I did a few years ago… they have it listed as 1970… that is wrong… but fun gig!”
Click the thumbnail for a link to watch!
Here is an exclusive greeting for all Ferreira Fest guests from Dragon Con 2018 where we caught up with Peter, and he was kind enough to record this funny message for us while signing autographs at his table.
BTW: Peter is also a fantastic hugger!!
Bradley was interviewed on Sell That Screenplay in podcast #SYS 249: Bradley Stryker On Guerilla Filmmaking in Thailand With His New Horror Film Land of Smiles.
Watch it right here! Bradley appears about 5:50 into the video.
Read the show notes here.
Bradley has several new IMDB Listings:
- The Murders
- Cold Pursuit
Logline: A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance’.
Hits theaters February 8
- Red Dead Redemption II (Video Game)
Logline: The story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive.
In stores now
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:
“When my close friends come to visit I am usually asked to give them a henna design and I never say no. Heck, I love to do henna so it’s more often me asking them if I can practice on them.
Here are some pics of Katherine’s designs. She was most pleased and plans to return again soon for more visits and henna. ☺️”
Here’s Louis with a personal message for everyone at Ferreira Fest:
“Happy Thanksgiving, Brothers and Sisters! I was just thinking: why isn’t there a good Thanksgiving song? Like Christmas, that’s got thousands… What’s a Thanksgiving Song? I feel like we should break out some Thanksgiving songs for Thanksgiving. That would be fun! Or maybe I just don’t know about them, but either way, Happy Thanksgiving to all, to all my friends, much love and have a beautiful beautiful day. Don’t eat too much, but eat a lot. Not too much! But still: a lot… I’m gonna eat sooo much…”
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Ferreira Fest! If you know any Thanksgiving songs, please let us know! Send an email, post in our Guestbook or visit our Forum!
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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