Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time for another big party at Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis, his friends and chosen charities. We have so much good stuff – exciting shows news, an interview with Sebastian Bellamy, screencaps, our exclusive Reading Series, a tiny Thanksgiving video clip at the end, and lots more! Grab some pumpkin pie and an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual buffet and come on in!
Both of Ability Online‘s Whiskey Tasting fundraising events were successfully concluded. Needless to say, fine spirits are just the ticket to keep warm in the cold early winter season in both Toronto and Vancouver!
You can also make a donation to the general fund of Ability Online, and the money will go where it’s needed the most. Giving is easy: just click on the logo below and follow the instructions – it’s easy and secure.
Project Limelight is a non-profit performing arts program in East Vancouver offering residents ages 8 to 15 years old of the Downtown Eastside, Strathcona and Mount Pleasant programming at no cost.
Project Limelight provides youth with a safe place to build an artistic community alongside professional actors, directors, dancers, singers, costume designers, filmmakers and musicians.
As part of their commitment to the community, nutritious meals and snacks are provided to every child at each workshop and rehearsal.
Help disadvantaged inner-city kids get a high-quality free performing arts education by clicking on the logo below and contributing. Every penny helps!
Haven Toronto is the only daytime shelter for elder homeless men in Toronto. Far more than a shelter, they are tireless advocates for the homeless and the plight of seniors in general.
This month the eMagazine focuses on the aspect of homelessness among military veterans. Many social services continue to fail former members of the military who often struggle with PTSD and other combat-related issues, including physical disabilities.
Click on the thumbnail on the right to read it!
Winter arrived very early for most of Eastern and Central North America, and Toronto has already had several extreme cold weather warnings. With nowhere near enough shelter space available, homeless people are at even greater risk during the cold season.
You can help out directly by purchasing any cold weather gear at Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share site – whatever you buy there is given directly to an elder homeless man in need. From warm coats to sturdy boots, from underwear and socks to gloves to choose from you can directly save someone’s life! Click on the gloves to the left to start shopping! It couldn’t be easier!
Of course you can also give to the general operating fund of the organization by clicking on the logo below. Please note that you will be linked to our very own donations page which still bears the former name of the shelter – The Good Neighbours Club. Your donation will still arrive at Haven Toronto.
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
Recent Events: The Children’s Aid Foundation Teddy Bear Affair
It was a fabulous evening at the 33rd annual Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala Teddy Bear Affair on November 2nd at the Metro Toronto Convention Center! Together, we raised a total of $1.8 million to support the critical and urgent needs of children and youth in the community.
You can always read up on the latest news and upcoming events in the online newsletter The Buzz.
If you weren’t able to attend the gala (or you weren’t able to snag a ticket) please consider giving directly to the foundation by clicking on the logo below. You’ll provide vital funds to programs for children in Canada’s foster care system.
Louis has been nominated for another UBCP/ ACTRA Award for Best Actor for his work on the Bad Blood episode What to do about Valentina?
The event will be held on Saturday November 23 at the Vancouver Playhouse. Follow UBCP/ ACTRA on Twitter for updates!
Our friend Jennifer Spence also received a nomination. Congrats to both Louis and Jen!
Louis will reprise his role of William ‘Buck’ Spivey in the reboot of S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore. He will be featured in Season 3 episodes 11, 15, 16 and one more, possibly 18. Exact episode numbers can sometimes shift due to editing – we’ll keep you updated!
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
Season 4 of The Man In The High Castle is now airing on Amazon Prime. Louis is slated to appear in episodes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.
He plays the character of Brad Bellows, the leader of the D.C. Resistance cell. Years of survival in the resistance means he doesn’t trust easily, and he is suspicious of Juliana Crain.
Read a spoiler-free review of Season 4 here. Our friend Peter Kelamis also appears in this season.
All of Louis’ episodes of Limetown, A Simple Life, Scarecrow and Answers have now aired (episodes 6, 8 and 10). He also appears briefly in flashbacks in episodes 7 and 9. You can watch them online here on Facebook Watch.
Louis was pleased with the way his episodes have turned out.
He gets a lot of screen time in them, especially in A Simple Life – enjoy!
Scroll down for screencaps from episode 6!
This month we have 891 screencaps for Louis’ first episode of Limetown, Season 1 episode 6: A Simple Life.
Louis plays former Limetown lead scientist Max Finlayson.
WARNING: these screencaps contain massive spoilers for the episode and the character, so be sure to watch it first before indulging in the caps!
Here is a direct link to the album:
AN INTERVIEW WITH SEBASTIAN BELLAMY
Sebastian Bellamy is a young actor living in the Vancouver area who is at the very beginning of his professional career. With the support of his family he successfully finished acting school and is now embarking on a promising new life.
PLEASE NOTE: The interview with Sebastian Bellamy is available on Sebastian’s Page here at louisferreira.org.
THE NEW READING SERIES: MR. MUGS – TAKE A PEEK!
The third monthly reading series continues in Mr. Mugs – Take A Peek! by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor. It is almost identical to the volume Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please! except for 11 pages which served as non-religious substitutes for the bible stories.
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 4 of Mr. Mugs – Take A Peek.
Franco Lo Presti
“Italian American Reconciliation was a spur of the moment opportunity that happened. I was in talks for months but then it fell through and then miraculously came back again. It was a dream come true, really. Surreal and life changing. I’ll keep you posted for upcoming gigs.
Currently booked an episode on a new Netflix series called Jupiter’s Legacy, and I’m shooting an episode on another Netflix series called Tiny Pretty Things. These shows will both air in 2020.”
Congrats to Franco on keeping so busy! Be sure to check out Franco’s Instagram Feed where he posted a few musical clips for everyone to enjoy.
Franco’s movie From The Vine premiered in a private screening done by the ICFF for L’Altra Italia and it premiered at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre last week.
From the Vine is the heartwarming story of a middle-aged corporate exec who has all but lost his way, and travels abroad in hopes of finding the missing piece. What he discovers is a vineyard on the brink of ruin, and a desire within to breathe new life into it. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kenneth Cancellara, Finding Marco, the film takes us on an emotional journey of loss, rebirth and self-discovery. Set against the beautiful backdrop of a vineyard in Southern Italy, the tale of a man reconnecting with his family’s roots, figuratively and literally, is one that many will find relatable. From the Vine is a story of community and love, and serves as a great reminder that our connection to our heritage is one that cannot easily be forgotten.
The film is currently in the festival circuit. Check out their Instagram page.
The film is expected to hit theatres in Canada around August of 2020.
If one of your sweetest fantasies involves Alaina harvesting apples, you’re in luck! Alaina recently had fun being an apple farmer for a day!
Greyston is getting beaten up again for some quality screen time on Batwoman. He writes:
“And that, ladies and gentlemen, is me getting my ass handed to me on a platter by the indomitable Meagan Tandy.”
Watch the whole fight sequence video clip here!
Greyston appeared in the movie A Sweet Christmas Romance on Lifetime on November 10.
Troy just got to do his own stunt for a role in Supergirl.
Here are the before and after shots.
Watch the entire sequence here from behind the camera – you can clearly see the wire pulling him into the shelves!
Moments like this are rehearsed many times before the cameras roll.
Dennis reports that his current series The Order has finished principal photography for Season 2 on November 9. Congrats to the whole team! We’re looking forward to more creepy goodness coming our way soon!
Patrick’s current show JANN also wrapped filming Season 2 on November 9.
Stay tuned for the premiere date!
Eric’s company EB Painting recently had a trade show exhibit at the Vancouver Convention Center. Check out this swanky booth!
Halloween is now definitely over, but on the day Jen shared a photo of herself in character make up in Van Helsing. Jen played B’ah in three episodes last year.
Vigil, Rob’s latest movie with KITSis now available to watch online! Rob writes:
“Please take 8 and a half minutes to watch what these brilliant minds wrote and starred in this year. We shot this film in a day and a half. Kids in the Spotlight (KITS) is bootstrapping to keep this program going. These kids and young adults are all products of the LA Foster Care program and they need this platform. This gives them a voice. It gives them a shot. It gives them hope. Let’s give them love. Please watch – feel free to pass along. Pay it forward and let’s keep the cameras rolling and these inspiring hearts beating.”
Peter is back on set, filming a new project! Stand by for more info!
Peter was at Canada Cup Gaming‘s 10th convention October 31 through November 4 in Calgary, Alberta. Here we have our friend Peter and Brian Drummond, the original voice actors for Goku and Vegeta are facing off in Dragon Ball FighterZ at Canada Cup Gaming. Peter won!
You can also see Peter in the currently airing season of The Man In The High Castle on Amazon Prime.
He plays the character Richie in three episodes, two of them with Louis!
Bradley got to play yet another sexy guy recently, this time on the series Van Helsing. Apparently getting cast as the stereotype “Guy with Bad Teeth” is a thing for our friend. Here he is hanging out with Richard Harmon on set.
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 have a different submission this time – a ceramic painting I did with my daughter. I was trying to emulate the mandalas I make on pregnant women and am quite pleased with the results. It’s nice with paint because you can use more than the one color unlike with henna!
Before the second firing…
… and the final result!
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And here are Louis and Billie, wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!