Ferreira Fest 75

Published March 2016.

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It's March 20th, Spring has sprung and we have another great party here at Ferreira Fest where we celebrate the acting career and charity projects of Louis Ferreira and his friends! We have a great interview with Justin Breault, news about Motive, Bates Motel and This Life, along with our Reading Series, screencaps, photos and so much more! Grab a pineapple drink at our virtual bar and come on in!
 
 
CHARITY NEWS
 
Ability Online
 
February 24th was Pink Shirt Day in Canada! This global effort works towards ending bullying. Young people with disabilities are often victims of bullying by those who don't know any better. As with most things, education and awareness is the key to success. Ability Online members supported the campaign - check out their photos!

Ability Online has a new PSA. Watch it here:
 

Did you know that Audiobooks are available on Ability Online? Check them out!
 
If you are looking for a worthy cause to donate to, please consider Ability Online - donations are easy and secure on their website. Click on the logo below to help.
 

 
 
Project Limelight
 
Project Limelight is gearing up for their next big show on June 12, 2016. A Video Diary is being created of the process - Week 1 is now available to watch.

You can look at rehearsal and workshop pics on their Instagram page.
 
The next Tuesday Night Live Fundraiser is next week on March 22nd! The featured storyteller is Carrie Genzel.

Can't make it to the fundraiser? No worries, you can buy a virtual ticket by making a donation to help underprivileged kids get high-quality performing arts training with professionals from the entertainment industry. Simply click on the logo below.
 

 
 
The Good Neighbours' Club
 
May Birchard - founder of The Good Neighbours' Club
"On International Women's Day we remember our founder May Birchard (died July 30, 1968) who was a municipal politician and poverty activist in Toronto. To learn more about this amazing person click here!"

New Washers and Dryers
"With the generous support of Community Initiatives, Housing Stability Policy & Strategic Investments of the City of Toronto's Shelter, Support & Housing Administration we were able to replace our broken-down washer and dryers. Last year in less than eight months, our men did over 1400 loads of laundry. Thank you to our colleagues at SSHA for their continued support, the staff and men sincerely appreciate it."
 

Burritos for GNC! Everybody loves a visit from the food truck! Thanks to a kind donation the men got a special treat.
PS: GNC served 45,000 meals in 2015...
 
The renovations at GNC continue with the pouring of a new basement floor!
 
 
Many of us have no idea what it's like to have no money and no way to do laundry, or to starve between infrequent meals. Unfortunately that's the reality homeless people face every day. You can help - every penny makes a difference. Please click on the logo below and give what you can.

 

 
The Children's Aid Foundation
 
The Children's Aid Foundation has several events coming up that everyone can participate in and help raise money for the children in the foster care system. Click on the links for more info.

April 2nd - Funspiel for Kids

April 17th - The Corsage Project - Boutique Ball

For all the latest news, photos, videos and events schedules please subscribe to CAFDN's free monthly newsletter The Buzz!

If you know a child in the foster care system, or if you were one yourself you will know that life can be rough for those kids. Even though they are often rescued from terrible circumstances it can still be a traumatic, life-altering event. The Children's Aid Foundation has many ways of helping kids with the transition both into and out of foster care. Sometimes even a stuffed toy can make a huge difference. Please click on the logo below and help.
 

 
MOTIVE
 
MOTIVE finally returns to the US!

By now you may have heard the good news that MOTIVE was picked up by USA Network.
Season 3 will start airing on Friday nights at 10/ 9c on April 1st (no joke).

Seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch online on the official USA Network MOTIVE site.

Visit the Oscar Vega character page!
 
Meanwhile  Season 4 will start airing in Canada on Tuesday March 22 on CTV. You can find Preview interviews on the CTV MOTIVE site. As usual, the videos are geofenced, meaning you can only watch them in Canada. There's also a printed interview with Brendan Penny further down the page.
 

                                   photo © by Jeff Weddell
In the coming days there will surely be a flood of press releases and interviews about the 4th and final season of the show. The same excellent interview with the MOTIVE cast, which includes an extensive Oscar Vega character analysis by Louis, can be found at The Province and The Vancouver Sun. The show also makes this week's "must watch" list in The Toronto Sun.
  Louis says:
"The book I used for Vega was The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s just four simple agreements: ‘Don’t take anything personally, be impeccable with your word, always do your best, and don’t make assumptions.’ Let’s face it: Most dramas base themselves on conflict. We’ve been on for four years and we have these two cops (Flynn and Vega) getting along and respecting each other. And that in itself is something we’re very proud of. It may not be as dynamic as some of the other shows, but there’s something about that sensibility, about how we should talk to each other and respect each other. We barely draw our weapons. Motive is about people and their motives, the psychology of what’s going and what’s happening inside.”
Read the rest here. You will also find great quotes from our friend and show runner Dennis Heaton!

Here's a great picture of the MOTIVE cast and crew that was shared widely on social media.
 

 
 
With a successful 4 year run, high ratings, a large US market pickup and no other obvious problems it is quite a mystery why the show was cancelled - even before Season 4 started to air. A well thought-out article tries to make sense of it all and still comes up with no compelling reasons. Check it out at Metro News and The Chronicle Herald.

And in very remotely related news: the newest addition to Sweden's royal family is Prince Oscar. Congrats to the proud parents!
 
 

 
 
BATES MOTEL
 
Last week Louis had a very small role in two Season 4 episodes of the A&E series Bates Motel. The series, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho (based on Robert Bloch's novel of the same name), depicts the lives of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in the film, albeit in a different fictional town (White Pine Bay, Oregon, as opposed to the film's Fairvale, California) and in a modern setting.

Louis' two episodes (A Danger To Himself And Others and Goodnight Mother) are available on the A&E website until mid-April so be sure to watch them before they disappear!). Louis plays Dr Guynan, a surgeon who specializes in lung transplants.

Scroll down for some screencaps of both episodes!

Louis kindly shared some thoughts on his part.

Listen to the sound clip here:
 

 
 
FF – I’m so excited, you were on Bates Motel!
 
LF – Well, for two seconds. I did one scene. It was because my Motive schedule was so light that I was like, get me anything else. So we got me a scene, I play a doctor and it was actually kind of a weird thing because they wanted me to be this professional surgeon and I showed up and I was like, you want me to do what? Especially with certain kind of things you gotta practice a bit.
 
FF – Right, right.
 
LF – So the first couple hours were awkward. But then it became okay.
 
Transcript by Casey.


 
 
 
 
THIS LIFE
 
Great news - This Life has been picked up for a second season by CBC and Louis will be reprising his role as David Crawley, the prodigal dad who returns to his family after a long absence. Filming will begin within the next few months - we'll keep you updated. Look for more screencaps from Season 1 in an upcoming Ferreira Fest!
 

 
 

 
 
AN INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN BREAULT
 
This month we have an interview with Justin Breault (pronounced "Bro") who is a good friend of Louis and was also an executive producer for Through The Pane.

Recently Justin won a trip for two to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, to take in some of the commemorative events honoring him on the 400th anniversary of his passing.  On April 24th there will be a Shakespeare half-marathon which Justin and his dad Pierre will be running to help raise funds for the Innocence Lost Foundation.

We'll let Louis introduce his friend. Listen to the sound clip here:
 

 
 
LF – Okay, so my dear friend, Justin Breault, Breault as in Bro, the ultimate Bro. The ex-police officer with a desire to become an actor from The Maritimes, Canada.
 
I met him at one of the Maureen Webb Project Limelight sit-downs. And then Justin and I have since ventured off onto our own friendship adventure and I consider him family at this point. He’s just one of these wonderful, beautifully hearted, soft spoken, gentle men who I adore simply because he’s kind and he’s authentic. We really have developed a strong friendship and bond. He’s someone who is kind of in the beginning of his career and his journey and reminds me of all those things that, at that point, that you have, as an actor.
 
The desire and the wanting and the struggle and all of that stuff, and someone who’s just tenacious in his approach, and disciplined, and so many wonderful qualities. So I can’t say enough about my friend Justin.
 
And we should all support him on his run with his dad when he’s out there in England, on that beautiful journey, because it’s pretty cool and it’s a great cause that he believes in and wants to support, so I’m behind him in that, obviously.
 

And so, without much further ado, here is the interview with Justin!
 
 

 

FF – Hi Justin, this is Bea from Ferreira Fest, and we’re so glad to have you with us today for this month’s interview, and let’s start by you telling us a little bit about yourself. So, who is Justin Breault, what do you do to pay the rent, and what gets you up in the morning?
 
JB – I am Justin Breault, I’m from the East Coast, America and Canada, I’m a dual citizen. I have been living in Vancouver for about six years. And I am in the film industry. I’ve done a lot of different jobs. I used to be a policeman. Now I work in film, I audition lots and book some work here and there.

And right now, I am very focused on trying to help raise some money for the Innocence Lost Foundation. 

And it’s kind of subsequent to a trip that I won, I felt karmically it was the right thing to do – to try to give back.
 
FF – So, that gets you up in the morning right now.
 
JB – Yeah, yeah, I’m very excited. I’ve been very fortunate in life, and blessed with good health and great friends, great family, and the older you get, the wiser you get. It’s just the right thing to do to try to help others when you’ve been blessed yourself.
 
FF – You’ve already touched a little bit on Innocence Lost, and we’ll get to that in just a second, but speaking of your many other jobs that you’ve had, and particularly the policeman past and your acting career, what is the role or project that you’re most proud of, and why?
 
JB – You know what, it’s kind of funny. I’m taking a little break from auditioning right now actually, something I did last year that has… Usually when you do a role, by the time it gets produced, it goes to air about three to four months later, on average… but something I did last year is actually going to air this Friday, and it’s called The Family. And the people that made the show also made Grey’s Anatomy, so it’s the biggest role I’ve booked thus far, so I’d say that’s probably the thing I’m most proud of, yeah.
 
So, but I mean, having said that, I will tell you sometimes things get edited out of shows, but I feel like this is pretty integral to the story, so I don’t, I cannot see that happening. But you never know, but that’s the thing I’m happiest with this far.
 
FF – That sounds fantastic. Let’s talk a bit about your participation in Innocence Lost. How did you get involved in this project, and why is this project so important, for you, and in general these days?
 
JB – About a year ago I went to a meeting just because I had some interest in this project. The people, the founder is actually involved in film as well, his name is Fazineh Keita, and I wanted to do something but I wasn’t sure yet. And so I went to this meeting and his story really touched me. He is a surviving child soldier of the civil war that took place in Sierra Leone, and he was such a kind-hearted person, especially for what he went through. Being a person who loves stories, obviously, you know that’s why I want to be part of film, you know, I was touched by reading books and watching movies, and his story, which is a true story, really touched my heart, and he’s such a nice person, him and his girlfriend and I just really wanted to join in.
 
They’ve already got everything off the ground, so all I have to do is jump on board. Their story really touched my heart, I guess is the answer to your question.
 
FF – Right. In the grand scheme of things, why this particular project, and why do you think is it important for everybody to know about this, what’s going on there? And especially with the way that politics and world politics are shaping up these days.

JB – Aside from the political part of things, the thing that touches me about this story as well is that it involves children.
 
They’re at the whim of the decisions that adults make. As an adult I felt an onus to become involved with the project.
 

I feel that my privilege at being lucky, having been born in Canada, I feel like I owe that to other people who could use that help. And I’m in a position to do so, I felt very obliged to do so.
  
FF – Right, well, it’s weird, we often take that for granted that our children, for the most part, are allowed to be children. And that’s really not the case in many parts of the world where child labor is rampant and being a child conscript, for that matter, or a child soldier, it’s unfortunately the norm rather than the exception and we often don’t realize how privileged we are that we don’t have to go through these kinds of things.
 
JB – Absolutely.
 
 

 
 
FF – So, how can Ferreira Fest readers help?
 
JB – Yeah, so there’s a couple ways. On my social media, either my Instagram or my Twitter or my Facebook, there’s some links on there, there’s a Go Fund Me campaign which is over a thousand dollars right now. So you can just make a direct donation, then we’ll give you a social media shout-out saying thank you. If you are a corporation or business looking to get some advertising, we’re selling advertising on our shirt, in the race, because being the winners of this prize we’re probably going to get interviewed, as well as that the marathon is going to get some media coverage, so it’s a good opportunity for a potential sponsor to advertise on our race wear. And, so one of our sponsors is actually [Nicole Gowan of] Arbonne Canada.

And they are doing a thing for the next month, if you go to this link, 35% of all money made in the next month will go to our fund. Basically by going to my social media and following the Go Fund Me link, you can make a direct donation.
 
FF – Great. Once the money comes to Innocence Lost, what does the organization do with it, what do they do to actually help these children?
 
JB – All charities do great things but some have higher administrative costs, the money isn’t going directly to the funds because they’re such a corporation. With this, all of the money will be going directly to the cause and, because a lot of the people involved are contributing time, they have such a great plan. That’s another thing, when I went to this initial meeting, that really got me on board. 
 
So, what they want to do is get to a million dollars, and I think they have a ten year plan to get to that point, which will build a community center and a few out buildings, [a water well, a medical clinic, a kitchen, gardens, classrooms, a computer lab and a library].

It’s basically the beginnings of a community and then to build around that. So it’s a catalyst to get to regenerate the community there.

FF – Oh, fantastic. That sounds great. Your desire to help others certainly rings a bell with all the friends of Louis Ferreira, let’s call it birds of a feather and all that, what’s in it for you, why do you do that?
 
JB – If, as an individual, you’re lucky enough to be born to a certain privilege you should definitely give back, we should all help one another, we’re all sharing this big world, and if you can help another person, it helps them and it makes you feel good.
 
It’s a little bit of a selfish thing, to be honest. It makes you feel good to help others.
 
FF – Oh, absolutely, absolutely. We never do anything for others without doing something for ourselves, at the same time, it goes hand in hand. We’re almost at the end here, so let’s talk a little bit about Louis and how did you meet Louis and how did you become friends?
 
JB – So, it was actually at a charity event. In Vancouver there’s a casting director who’s really sweet, her name’s Maureen Webb, and she has a charity called Project Limelight which helps under-privileged children in the Lower Eastside.
 
FF – Which is actually one of our featured charities, at Ferreira Fest, too.
 
JB – That’s great to hear because Maureen is such a wonderful person and she does some great things, and that’s a great thing to be backing. So, at these events they always have local actors or directors or writers or people involved in film or lots of different arts. And one night Louis was one of the people that came in. At the end of the event, he actually came up to us and started talking to us. He had a really kind, genuine heart.
 
And I remember, we were going to have a beer afterwards and I said, why don’t you come along. And he came and we played darts for a little while and we hung out and we really hit it off, and then I was actually headed back to Australia for a while, at the time, with a friend, and then on the way back through we went through L.A. and he said, why don’t you stop by the house. And I think that’s when the friendship really started to flourish, that was when we really spent a week together.
 
FF – Incidentally that’s where we met, too. For the first time.
 
JB – Yeah, exactly and you bought me that fantastic stack of pancakes, I really appreciate that.
 
FF – Best pancakes ever!
 
JB – Yeah, so that’s where I met Louis, and then he came back to Vancouver, he does Motive here. We started hanging out.
 
FF – Fantastic.
 
 

 
 
FF – So now, last question, well, at least interview-pertaining. If you could describe Louis in four words, what would they be?
 
JB – Genuine. Kind. Compassionate. Outrageous.
 
FF – Those are perfect words, Justin. Thank you so much! This is great, this was really fun.
 
JB – Thank you, Bea.
 
FF – Let’s just go over, real quick, how can people keep up with you?
 
JB – Yeah, through social media. I guess the best ones are Instagram or Twitter, those are the best ones.
 
FF – Okay.
 
JB – As far as everything that’s going on, if someone follows me I usually follow them right back.
 
FF – Great. Fantastic. So, thank you so much, Justin, for being with us for a little while today. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. And we wish you and Innocence Lost all the best. And we’ll talk to you soon.
 
JB – Thank you so much.

FF – Okay, bye-bye.
 
JB – Bye now.
 
 
Thanks to Casey for the transcript!
Photos by Justin, Bea and Innocence Lost unless noted otherwise.
 
 
Visit Justin's Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira for more photos and professional credits.

Follow Justin on Twitter.

Keep up with Justin on Instagram.

Help Justin raise funds for Innocence Lost at GoFundMe!
 

For more information on Innocence Lost please visit the links below:
 
Innocence Lost Foundation Facebook
Innocence Lost Foundation Twitter
Innocence Lost Foundation Website
 
 

 
 
SCREENCAPS
 
To honor Louis' brief blip on the Bates Motel radar we have screencaps of both of his Season 4 episodes as surgeon Dr Guynan.

Here is a direct link to the first album (episode 401: A Danger to Himself and Others): http://s906.photobucket.com/user/adminLF/library/Louis%20Ferreira/Bates%20Motel/Bates%20Motel%20401%20A%20Danger%20to%20Himself%20and%20Others



Here is a direct link to the second album (episode 402: Goodnight Mother):
http://s906.photobucket.com/user/adminLF/library/Louis%20Ferreira/Bates%20Motel/Bates%20Motel%20402%20Goodnight%20Mother


 
 

 
 
PHOTOS
 
Kristin Lehman posted a hilarious photo on the occasion of Louis' 50th birthday:



Patrick shared a fun photo from Louis' 50th birthday party:
 
 
 
Louis met up with Patrick Gilmore and Jen Spence at the Crazy 8s Film Festival.
 
 

Earlier this month, Louis had a chance to hang out with our friends Patrick Gilmore and Peter Kelamis.

 

 
 
IT CAME FROM THE TWITTERVERSE
 
Louis posted a tweet in honor of International Women's Day.
 


 
Louis attended the Crazy 8s Film Festival on February 27 and shared a photo from there. Also in attendance were our friends Patrick Gilmore, Jen Spence and Eric Banerd.
 


  
 
 
THE READING SERIES: ARE YOU AS HAPPY AS YOUR DOG?

Every month Louis reads a chapter from one of his favorite books, Are You as Happy as Your Dog? by Alan Cohen. Mr. Cohen has kindly granted his permission for us to post Louis' book reading clips here. Please join me in thanking him and be sure to visit his website at alancohen.com.

Click on the thumbnail of the book cover to purchase a copy of the book:



You can listen to the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
Here is this month's chapter.

Listen to the sound clip here:


 
 
Chapter 37:
Go all the way

When Munchie digs in the sand at the beach, he doesn’t stop until he hits bedrock.

Sometimes he finds a treasure, and sometimes he doesn’t. But he never stops until he has moved every bit of sand out of his way.

While he is digging, you could not distract him with all the Milkbones in the world.

When he is done, he walks away, triumphant. He went all the way.



 
FRIENDS NEWS

Greyston Holt
 
Greyston live-tweets during airings of Bitten. Follow him at @greystonh for all kinds of cool info on the episodes! Greyston is also on Instagram now.
 
There are a bunch of new interviews with Greyston. Check them out at TV Fanatic, TalkNerdyWithUs, BLEEP Magazine and Galore Magazine.

We've also updated the IMDb listings on Greyston's Page.

And here comes the good stuff: new photos of Greyston! Click on the images to see the original large-size postings.
 
Greyston Holt by @kouroshkeshiri
Greyston Holt and Cristina Rosato at An Evening with Canada's Stars  2-25-2016 
 
Greyston Holt in Bitten
 

Mika McKinnon
 
Mika is a prolific poster on Twitter. In fact, if you follow Mika at @mikamckinnon you're basically subscribing to a science nerd newsfeed. Incredibly good stuff! Also, check out her interview on Mika's Page!

Mika will be at DragonCon again this year - be sure to put one of her panels on your schedule and arrive EARLY because her rooms are always packed to the gills!

And what would an update on Mika be without at least one hedgehog photo?
 
 

 
Troy Mundle
 
Troy's new movie The Bridge airs today at 7pm on Hallmark Channel! The movie will air several times over the next month - check your local listings.
 
Single and Dating in Vancouver has received the award for Best Comedy Ensemble at the Indie Series Awards! Congrats, Team!
 
There have been major updates to the IMDb listings on Troy's Page. Here are details on two new acting projects:

No Compassion, No Mercy (Short) (filming) 2016
Greg
Summary: In the near future, the governments of the world have legalized slavery. They take drug addicts and social outcasts off the streets as an excuse to "reintegrate" them to the society. They are then turned into slaves and provided to the wealthy and privileged.
 
The Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente (TV Movie) (post-production)
Store Clerk
Summary: When Henry Roth is hired to find the best Italian chef for a new high-end eatery, murder was not on the menu. As the body count climbs, Henry and Maggie find themselves at the heart of another mystery with deadly consequences.


 
Dennis Heaton
 
Dennis' interview with Canadian Screenwriter Magazine is finally online - the full article is now available to the general public. There are other cool pix of him as well. Be patient - the issue takes a while to load if your internet connection is not the fastest.
 

Feature photo in Canadian Screenwriter Magazine, December 2015. Photo by Jeff Weddell.

Dennis also moderated the Writers Guild of Canada's 25th anniversary event on February 26th.

There are some great quotes from Dennis in the Season 4 press release for MOTIVE.
Dennis says:
"What was interesting was that in season two we were dealing with a case that took place in the past and was a secret, while season three we dealt with an investigation that was ongoing and impressing upon their lives in real time,” Heaton says. “Getting to season four I felt we’d done both kinds of investigative stories. What I was more interested in looking at, after finding the theme of change, I wanted to spend more time dealing with the personal lives of the characters."
Read the rest of it here, and then visit the Dennis Heaton Page!
 

 
Patrick Gilmore
 
We've updated the IMDb listings on Patrick's Page with his newest project Scorched Earth.
Patrick plays Sheriff Grubbs in the futuristic thriller. His photographer friend AaronRTS took a great picture.

 
Patrick's movie No Men Beyond This Point in which he plays the last man on Earth was shown at the Kamloops Film Festival to sold-out crowds. Way to go!
 
This past week Patrick was at the Prince George Playhouse March 18-20 to promote the movie there, and he met a slightly wooden version of, well, PG, who shares his initials.
 

Patrick shared a photo from the Crazy 8s Film Festival where he met up with  friends from various projects he has done. Here he is with Shauna Johann and Christina Sicoli.
 
 
Eric Banerd

Eric shared some photos of his band The Wild Romantics. There are currently no live shows on the docket, so stay tuned for more news! Visit Eric's Page for lots more photos and a great interview!
 

Eric drumming in the studio
 
  Photo by Matt Lineker
 
Justin Chance
 
Chance shattered his fibula and is currently recovering from the surgery which included one plate and seven screws to keep his bones together. Hope you feel better soon!! We 're sending lots of healing thoughts your way!
 
Luckily Chance can still draw, and he shared some new artwork. For more of his drawings please visit Chance's Page.
 
OUCH!!
 
New Artwork
David Dingess
 
David and his longtime girlfriend Hayley got engaged! Congratulations, David and Hayley
 

 
David also released two new singles which are available at his Bandcamp Page online:
- Groove Gun Showdown
- Synchronicity

For more music and a great interview please check out David's Page!
 

 
Jennifer Spence
 
Jen's new series You Me Her will premiere Tuesday, March 22nd on DirecTV's Audience Network and on U-verse (clip at link).

Here is an article about the show and the official trailer (Jen appears in it). YOu can also watch a nice little Behind The Scenes video with her as well.

The IMDb listings on Jen's Page have been updated with new roles, and here are a few more details:

Ganjy (Short) (post-production) 2016
Nurse
Logline: An aging former boxer, suffering from dementia pugilistica and living alone in a skid-row motel, is visited by three old friends, all former boxers, who attempt to help him move to a better place.

Van Helsing (TV Series) (pre-production) 2016
- Episode #1.1 ... Karen
Logline: Vanessa Helsing, distant relative of famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is resurrected only to find that vampires have taken over the world. She is humanity's last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

You can now watch Jen's last sci fi short film The Adept on Vimeo!

Jen is scheduled to appear at GateCon TH16 September 8th-12th in Vancouver, Canada.
 
And finally, here are Jen and Patrick Gilmore reminiscing about being space pirates on Stargate Universe...

 
 
Rob Munic
 
Rob shared a photo from the set of Vital Signs, Apple TV's Dr. Dre Series.  Rob is the writer and executive producer. For more of his show photos and an exclusive interview check out Rob's Page!
 



Peter Kelamis
 
Peter shared a photo of his Lucky Dog Tags from the Stargate Universe days:
 
...and here are some upcoming
Con Appearances:

EverFree Northwest
May 13th-15th in Seattle, WA

GateCon TH16
September 8th-12th in Vancouver, Canada
 

If you can't make it to either one there is always Peter's Page with lots of photos, goodies and a long interview!
 
Bradley Stryker
 
Bradley has racked up a good number of new credits so we've updated the IMDb listings on Bradley's Page.

The full length movie Land of Smiles continues to rack up awards in various film festivals:
Bradley did an interview for FilmBuzzTV - check it out!

Land of Smiles now also has its own Instagram Account.

Kenny's back! Here is Bradley on the set of iZombie. And yes, that IS a velvet shirt.
 

 

A million thanks go to Alma for all the updates! Without her diligent sleuthing the Friends section would be a whole lot shorter!
 
 

 
 
HEALING BODY ART
 
Every month Ferreira Fest features a new example of our friend Nicole Pilich's henna creations. Nicole designed the cover for this year's birthday book. Please be sure to visit her website at http://healingbodyart.com/. And if you find yourself in Vancouver, stop by at her store and enjoy her craft with a henna painting!

Nicole writes:
This is a pregnant belly I designed today. I was surrounded by the momma's loving friends and family while I decorated her blossoming belly. Her baby was stretching out a bit and moving gently like most babies do while I henna the belly. Traditionally, bellies are not decorated in the Middle East, this is something which evolved over in North America. I love doing pre-natal henna!
 


Thanks for sharing, Nicole, and best wishes to the mom-to-be and baby!
 
 

 
 
ODDS & ENDS
 
Life On The Line
 
Life on the Line currently does not have a release date. There are some doubts that the film will ever be publicly released but a trailer is now available here.
 
Louis has a small cameo part in the project, playing a bad guy from Texas. John Travolta stars in the movie about the dangerous lives of the technicians who maintain and repair high voltage cross-country power lines.
 

 
The Romeo Section

The Romeo Section was picked up for a second season but Louis will not reprise his role as Fred Foy due to his commitments to This Life and other projects.
 


  Ferreira Fest: Behind The Scenes
 
Have you ever wondered where all of our fabulous transcripts are coming from?
 
We strive to be all-inclusive here at Ferreira Fest, and so we always have two versions of our interviews: an audio file for our blind friends, and a typed edition for our members who have trouble hearing.
 
It all starts with an audio file that goes through multiple edits and eventually it ends up with Casey who faithfully transcribes every word in the sound clip. If you've ever had to transcribe an audio interview you have an idea of how monumental a task this really is!
 
Fortunately, Casey has a very dedicated helper who is always ready to lend moral and fuzzy support: Paco the German Shepherd. Here is a photo of the Dream Team in action, with Paco proofreading a paragraph:
 

 
Please join me in thanking the two of them for their dedication and tenacity in transcribing all of our interview sound files! Want to thank them in person? Email Casey.
 

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