Ferreira Fest 054

Published June 2024
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And once again the 20th of the month has rolled around and we have another big party here at Ferreira Fest where we celebrate the acting career of Louis Ferreira (Justin Louis). This month we have several questions answered, Leo Awards news and CTV UpFront photos, tons of Friends updates, our Reading Series and much more! Help yourself to a pineapple drink of your choice at our open bar and come on in – the air conditioning is on!



The recently held 14th annual Women’s Golf Classic raised $260,000!

The 5th Annual Joe Carter Golf Classic will be held on June 25 & 26, 2014. This annual charity event golf  tournament will involve over 40 top name celebrities including stars from the world of sports and  entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Children’s Aid Foundation.

Not a golf player? Couldn’t hit a golf ball with the broad side of a barn? No worries. You can help support the charity by donating directly via our special donations page. Click on the banner below to get started. Your donation is tax-deductible where applicable.


The renovations at the Good Neighbours Club are in full swing!

Check out the action photos on GNC’s Facebook Page as they document the exterior wall waterproofing. Unfortunately the outside yard is unusable during this time but everyone is looking forward to completing the repairs, and then the outdoor barbeques will be back!

Our friend Lauro Monteiro has posted one of the pictures on Twitter:

On his recent trip to the CTV UpFront event Louis stopped by at GNC, much to the delight of their staff and club members. Please do the same if you live in the area – there is always something to do!

Don’t own a backhoe so you can help with the construction? No problem! Click on the banner below to give homeless older men in Toronto a safe place during the day. Your contribution is tax-deductible (please be sure to check with your tax preparer)!


Louis won the 2014 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series in 2014 for his work on the MOTIVE episode “Fallen Angel“. Congratulations, Louis!

Since Louis himself was unable to attend the event his on-screen partner and colleague Kristin Lehman accepted the award on his behalf.

Photo ©  by YVRshoots

In honor of this well-deserved honor we have screencaps of that episode this month. Scroll down to view the collection.

Director Andy Mikita won the award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Series for directing the MOTIVE episode “Fallen Angel“, and Katherine Isabelle won Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her work as the scheming diner waitress Leanne on the MOTIVE episode “Pushover“.

Other Leo Award winners include our friend Jennifer Spence who won the award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her role in Down River! Congratulations, Jen!

Her movie Down River won Best Motion Picture. Jennifer’s husband Ben Ratner, writer and director of Down River, won Best Screenwriting for a Motion Picture. Gloria Tsui won Best Costume Design for a Motion Picture. Jen’s current series Continuum won a combined 7 Leo Awards – see Jen’s news section below.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners at the Leo Awards website, and read more about the event at The Province.


Shortly after Ferreira Fest 53 was published the renewal of the show for another season hit the news and Louis has confirmed that he will reprise his role as Detective Oscar Vega in Season 3 of the series.

Here are some announcements of Season 3:
Read the official news release at Bell Media.
Check the article on TVrage.
And read more at Digital Journal.

So far there is no news which other television channels will air Season 3. Please send a tweet to @ABCNetwork and tell them you want to watch Season 3!
Not on Twitter? Go to the ABC Contact Page and select “ABC Programming Feedback”. Then ask for Season 3 in the form that pops up. It’s easy! Thanks so much!

If you’re watching MOTIVE elsewhere in the world, go to your Channel’s contact page and let them know you want to watch Season 3!

Meanwhile, the start of Season 2 a month ago produced a flurry of previews and news items. Check out the sizeable list below!
The New York Post
TV Tango

Season 2  has also begun airing in the UK – check here for dates and times.

Purchase Season 1 on DVD at Amazon.co.uk!
You can watch MOTIVE on Amazon.com.

Great Motive reviews for Season 2 episodes can be found at TVequals – the author obviously enjoys the show and the relationships between the characters, especially Oscar and Angie.

Starpulse has also posted 5 Reasons ‘Motive’ Is The Best Show You’re Not Watching

And here are some nice high-resolution images of the first 4 Season 2 episodes from Zap2It:

From Season 2 Episode 4 “Deception”, photo © by Zap2It

For all you lovers of statistics out there, here’s some great news about this week’s episode of MOTIVE (Season 2 epsiode 5 “Deception”):

“ABC’s second-season cop drama Motive at 10 PM climbed 25% week to week in the demo to tie CBS’ CSI repeat in the hour. For its third consecutive telecast, Motive improved its hour, year to year,  in total viewers (31% – 4.7 million vs. 3.6 million).”
 – excerpt from an article on Deadline.com

The Huffington Post has published a thoughtful article about the prevalence of Canadian Shows on US TV. It’s a great read and Louis gets a very nice review!


The 2014 CTV UpFront event resulted in a plethora of great photos of the MOTIVE gang who was present to promote Season 3 of their show.

Click on the images to view the originals (if available). Thanks to our researcher Agi for finding these pictures! 

shared by PLAY Management via Twitter
Photo © by Contactmusic
Photo © by Contactmusic
Photo © by Frank Rizzo
Photo by © CTV
Photo by © CTV
photo © by Amber A 2014
photo © by Amber A 2014


Through The Pane is now on Twitter! Follow it at @ThroughthePane!

From the Official Through the Pane Facebook Page:

Through the Pane update!! We are now submitted to Venice Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Shorts LA Competition, Raindance International Film Festival, Seattle Shorts, Montreal World Film Festival, Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Heartland Film Festival… and now… SUNDANCE!!!

Congratulations, Team, and best wishes for the festival circuit!

“Through The Pane” Cover Art

I had a chance to catch a private preview of the movie, and it is absolutely beautiful! Since I’ve been sworn to secrecy you won’t find any spoilers here, but hopefully you will be able to watch it soon as well.

For personal thoughts of Louis, who plays Lewis in the movie, check out Ferreira Fest 48

Through The Pane” Composer Sam Hulick and his wife Sara with Pauline Egan and Justin Breault. Photo: P. Egan
Bea and Pauline at Hugo’s, Los Angeles, May 2014
Photo: J. Breault


Declan/ Breaking Bad

Louis shares some thoughts about using a backstory to create Declan’s character.

Listen to the sound clip here:

FF – Did you establish a backstory for Declan for yourself?

LF – Always. You always do. I think that’s part of the process. We all have backstories. I think it’s just something you just naturally do when you act, when you create any character. It always benefits you. So, yeah, absolutely I did.

FF – I remember reading the original casting description, I guess, when they were looking for Declan, when it was just posted out there. And, it was really interesting because it said that, you know, he doesn’t carry a gun, it’s not his style. And he’s wary but relaxed and very centered. And I know we’ve talked about the character a lot and how totally you hit the nail on the head with that, because that’s exactly what I saw, in the character on the screen.

LF – He just stood there. I literally, they literally had me being spiritual, I mean I barely moved and that was part of it, I think. I think, I thought my first thought was like some version of a spiritual gangster. Like that, but in the sense of someone who was grounded in who he was, spiritual being, whatever it is I put there. But you know what people call spiritual which is a sense of being grounded, connected to something bigger than yourself.

I definitely saw that in Declan and tried to embody that. It’s interesting to watch, people come from a place where you don’t quite know what it is. I think it’s always interesting when you watch certain actors and you’re not quite sure where they’re coming from but that’s what makes it interesting. And I think that’s where the backstory, where the actor does the work himself, can translate.

When you see really good performances like there’s always a quality of like, man, he’s always either looks like there’s something going on, or something he’s thinking. And I think some actors do that really exceptionally well. And those are certainly the actors that I personally have admired throughout my life and career, and certainly the people that I look to as far as the kind of performances that I enjoy watching.

FF – I always thought it was interesting that there’s always a moment where he seems amused. Sort of quietly amused about what’s happening.

LF – A lot of times when you play villains or you know typical bad guys there’s a lot of ego involved, a lot of times there’s a lot of fear out of insecurity because of the ego so you over compensate. And these guys are usually larger than life. There’s something interesting about trying to play someone who is in fact ego-less, in a way from the perspective of there was the lack… he was fearless. He had made peace with… if his time was going to come, it was going to come in its own manner and so, he didn’t operate with that kind of fear, he just didn’t think of it. And I thought that that was kind of an interesting thing to have the stakes be so high but yet there’s a casualness, obviously in how it’s approached because to him, it’s like, everything in perspective so yes, we can say, yes, I’ve made a fifty million dollar deal and I’m going to have a taco for lunch.

Absolutely the same impact in the sense, it’s how you view it.

FF – Yeah.

LF – And actually that comes from a very spiritual place to begin with. That kind of mentality, to think, for me to try to apply. But yeah, that’s exactly right. Definitely backstory is always a plus and I think it’s absolutely, I think it’s necessary. The more backstory you do… it’s like the more homework you do, the more levels and the richer you are, you’re going to get a better performance by doing… it’s like, it’s just the way it is. Work equals productivity equals results. Again it’s you, it’s an aspect of you, it’s just you in those situations, so, that’s what’s kind of neat about acting.

More of Louis’ comments about his role as Declan on Breaking Bad can be found in Ferreira Fest 45, Ferreira Fest 46, Ferreira Fest 47 and Ferreira Fest 48.

Questions from Young Readers

Listen to the sound clip here:

FF – Let’s see, I also have a question from Sabrina, she’s thirteen. And she’s from Evansville, Indiana. “What do you like to do on the weekends when you’re not filming?”

LF – I like to play—everything. I like to swim, I like to bike, I like to play ping pong, I like to barbecue, I like to play board games, I like to take my dogs for a walk, I like to read, I like to write, I like to do anything and everything that’s expressive and fun.

Thanks for your question, Sabrina!

Thanks to Casey for all the transcripts!


Louis’ dog Giancarlo knows how to beat the summer heat! Thanks for the great photo, Louis!
Billie is now officially Oscar Vega’s dog as well. Thanks for sharing, MotiveTV!

On my recent trip to Los Angeles I had breakfast with Louis and his friends. From left to right: David, Bea, Pauline, Justin, Louis and Chance. Pauline and Justin were breezing through – from Australia on their way to Vancouver, with a brief stopover in LA. Perfect timing!


Louis tweeted on Fathers’ Day – such a proud dad!
If you haven’t visited Louis’ favorite website lately it’s time to drop in at The Daily Love and see what inspires him on a daily basis.
Ryan McMaster is the Director of Photography on MOTIVE. Thanks for sharing this great shot! Follow Ryan on Twitter at @mcmaster77
Another one of those great MOTIVE quotes! Thanks @MotiveABC!
Mmmmmm… donuts! And coffee! Made even better when served with a helping of MOTIVE! Thanks, @MotiveABC!

Thanks to the following people for tweeting! Click on the links below or on the tweets to follow them on Twitter.
Lauren Holly
Mike Dopud
Lucas Talent Inc.
Thomas Pound

SCREENCAPS: “Fallen Angel”

This month’s screencaps are from the MOTIVE Season 1 episode “Fallen Angel” in honor of Louis’ Leo Award which he received for his work on this episode.

Here is a direct link to the album: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EfLCSp0JaJnvmKLhjP8hre3USueBFbSL?usp=drive_link


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:

Here is this month’s chapter. It was recorded on site in LA, thus the sound quality is much better than usual.

Listen to the sound clip here:

Chapter 16: Get to know someone before you commit

When Munchie meets a dog on the beach, they sniff each other for a while.

Sometimes they make friends and play for a long time, and sometimes they just keep going on their own paths.

I’ve met a lot of people who, after failed marriages, admitted: “I wish I’d sniffed him a little more before I went home with him.”

Sometimes a few extra sniffs now can save a long time living with a really bad smell.



Bradley Stryker

Bradley’s short film “Found” had its premiere at the SOHO International Film Festival in New York.

Here are some pictures of Bradley, Caitlin and others at the event, plus the SOHO Film Festival poster featuring Bradley’s movie! Click the thumbnails to go to the original posts.

Watch the trailer for “Found” on the Stryke-Force Films website

Peter Kelamis

As you may know Peter is a prolific voice actor, and one of his current projects is voicing Yoda in The Lego Star Wars series.  Click on the screencap to go to the series website and watch!
Note: it’s very cute AND very funny!!

Peter also posted the link on Twitter.

Rob Munic

Rob’s new series “Gang Related” is now in full swing. The first episode that Rob wrote, “Perros”  (“Dogs”) has already aired.
His next episode “La Luz Verde” will air later this summer.

Please note that the series is intended for mature audiences only.

Here are some reviews – give the show a try and check it out!

Ingrid Rogers

I met up with Ingrid and Rob at LYFE Kitchen in Culver City a few weeks ago. We chatted over dinner and had a wonderful time together. Big smiles all around!

Jennifer Spence

Jen’s movie Down River racked up a total of five Leo Awards:

  •   Best Motion Picture
  •   Best Screenwriting
  •   Best Overall Sound
  •   Best Costume Design
  •   Best Supporting Performance by a Female (Congrats, Jen!)

See pictures of Jen at the 2014 Leo Awards on her page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira.

Here’s a nice article with a photo on Straight.com.

The Down River website now has a Screenings & Tickets page, so you always know where you can catch it on a big screen and where to purchase tickets!

Upcoming screenings:

On July 15th it becomes available on iTunes and Video On Demand.
Down River also won Best World Showcase at the SOHO International Film Festival.
Check out the Down River Facebook page for additional info.
Jen’s current series Continuum won the Leo Award for Best Dramatic Series and six others:

  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Picture Editing
  • Make-Up
  • Stunt Coordination
  • Supporting Performance – Female

Congratulations, everybody!

Here’s a lovely article about Jen and her husband Ben at Vancouver’s WE magazine.

And finally: a totally new look for Jen Spence!

Jen guest starred as Susan Lee in the 2012 episode “Webb Porter” in the series Alcatraz.

Thanks to Alma for all the Friends updates!



The DVD set for MOTIVE Season 1 will be released in stores in France at the end of the month. News about the season 3 renewal has also made it to France. At this time there is no word on whether it will be picked up for broadcast there.

Check out our French Sister Site, edited by our staff member Anne!


Rookie Blue reruns are on Universal Channel on weekdays. There are three episodes starting at 5:10 AM, and another one around 2 AM. They should get to season 4 episodes in about two weeks’ time. Louis guest stars in episodes 1 and 5 as Detective Jacob Blackstone. Thanks to Ildi for the news!

Stargate Universe is on AXN Black, there are two episodes broadcast each day from Thursday to Sunday at different times.

Still no Motive in Hungary 🙁


Duke The Film

The Carmine Giovinazzo movie “DUKE” in which Louis plays the role of a security guard is now available for purchase at Amazon. Get your copy now while it’s still there!

photo © by Duke The Film
photo © by Duke The Film

Vega is good for you

As a Friend of Louis you know that, of course. But if you shop at Whole Foods or similar retailers you can get your MOTIVE kick in the nutritional supplement aisle: the Vega brand is just about everywhere you look!

So while you cannot have THE Oscar Vega you can do something good for your body and stock up on Vega stuff!

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