Ferreira Fest 065

Published May 2015.
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Welcome, everybody! You’re just in time for this month’s Ferreira Fest, the monthly celebration of The Friends of Louis Ferreira where we have updates on our charity work and the many projects of our extended family. This month we also have an interview with Alex Appel, lots of shows news, our exclusive Reading Series, photos, videos and so much more! The free pineapple drinks are ready with their little paper umbrellas, so come on in, this party’s going to be a great one!


The Children’s Aid Foundation

The Children’s Aid Foundation has two golf fundraisers coming up:

Climbing Cranes

The film Climbing Cranes offers extraordinary insights into the ever-changing needs of young people served by Canada’s child welfare services who battle tremendous adversity to lead meaningful lives.

The video opens the 2015 five14 Talks and sets the stage for a very important public conversation. Ultimately the video will serve as a legacy to David (former youth in care) who wanted to create a video to tell the story of his peers in and from care.

The Children’s Aid Foundation’s monthly newsletter The Buzz is available here.

As always, one of the easiest ways to support The Children’s Aid Foundation is with a donation – it’s easy and quick, and it’s tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Click on the banner below to donate now!

The Good Neighbours’ Club

Sad news from the Good Neighbours’ Club’s FaceBook Page:
“The Good Neighbours’ Club has lost a dear friend, Nir Bareket. He was a great supporter and advocate for the men and co-authored and the photographer in our e-book: A Day in a Homeless Life: Images of Homelessness Among Older Men. We mourn his passing with heavy hearts and offer our condolences to his family and friends.”

Meanwhile, work on the new elevator continues. Now that the warmer days are here things will be a little more bearable during the major reconstruction at the Good Neighbours’ Club’s headquarters. After days without running water and no heat during the brutal winter weather everyone there is looking forward to an end of the much-needed building improvements.

When was the last time you had to take the stairs because the elevator was out of order? While it is a minor inconvenience for most people those who are elderly or physically disabled can sometimes not go where they need to in that case.

Please help by clicking on the banner below and making a quick donation. Every penny helps! And be sure to check out a list of services provided by The Good Neighbours’ Club.

Project Limelight

It’s almost time! Project Limelight‘s new production “East Side Story” has two shows this upcoming weekend. Click on the poster to pre-order your tickets now!

There are two performances on Sunday May 24th – a matinee at 2pm and an evening performance at 6pm at SFU Woodward’s – click here for more info and directions to the venue.

There will be music, dancing, audience interaction and fairies! It’s great fun for adults and kids of all ages.

Buy tickets here: https://projectlimelight-eastsidestory-tickets.eventbrite.ca

Check out Project Limelight’s FaceBook Page for lots of great photos!

We’ll have more show photos next month! In the meantime, to everyone at Project Limelight, both onstage and behind the scenes: BREAK A LEG!!

There is a nice interview with Project Limelight’s founders Maureen Webb and Donalda Weaver on the SFU website. Check it out!

Want to help out but can’t go to see the show because the planet’s just too big and you live on the other side? Click on the logo below and donate enough money to buy a ticket! It’s very easy and quick. Thank you!


We’re so thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with Alex Appel this month! Alex and Louis worked together in Season 3 of 1-800-MISSING where Alex played FBI agent Janey Cooper opposite Louis as her boss, Assistant Director John Pollock.

Read and listen to the interview and an introduction by Louis on Alex Appel’s Page!


This time we have a question from Paul in Cincinnati.

Listen to the sound clip here:

FF – Hi Louis. I love your dedication to mentoring. As a teacher, I understand how important it is for our children, teens, and younger colleagues. Have you ever considered teaching in a classroom or workshop setting to share your life lessons?

LF – Thinking of it, Paul. Great question. Hi. I would say that’s exactly where I’m at in my life. I always knew that you do the work… you know, I didn’t want to start doing it at thirty or thirty-five, I wanted to do it when I felt I had a journey behind me. And now I feel like I’m there, and that’s definitely something that I’m thinking about, interested in, and would like to do.

This is something that I should put a little effort into. And I should do it because I enjoy it. It’s not very, polished, it’s just, you know me, I’m off the cuff and I just don’t want to define anything, which is fine, but I could actually feel like, if I was to sit down and actually format a structure to my lecture, on the importance of mentoring, and all the things that matter to me.  Because it would be actually interesting because my story is interesting and I realize that. It would be nice to sit down and go, okay, what would I say?

Got a question for Louis? Ask here!


Louis’ current series Motive has earned a stunning 21 Leo Award Nominations! Here are all the categories:

–  Program
–  Direction (2 nominations)
–  Screenwriting (3 nominations)
–  Cinematography
–  Picture Editing (2 nominations)
–  Production Design
–  Make-Up
–  Hairstyling
–  Casting
–  Guest Performance by a Male
   (2 nominations)
–  Guest Performance by a Female
   (3 nominations)
–  Supporting Performance by a Male
–  Lead Performance by a Male
–  Lead Performance by a Female

You can check out all the other nominees either by name or by program.
The Vancouver Sun has a nice write-up about the awards nominations. Check it out here!

As the show’s third season draws to a close on CTV in Canada other countries have announced the beginning of airings.

Motive starts in the UK Monday June 8th at 9pm!

Unbelievably there is still no distributor for the series in the US. What a shame!

Motive Season 2 on DVD is coming out in the UK on May 18, 2015 and in Germany on December 30, 2015.  Pre-order your copies now! Oddly, the German release seems to have more material on it (608 mins. of play time vs. 532 mins in the UK version.)

***Please note: to be able to watch these DVDs in North America you need a region-free or multi-region DVD player. These DVDs will NOT play on a standard DVD player!***

C Thomas Howell posted a blurb about his guest appearance on Motive on his own website. He’s a friend of Louis and the two also met up at Dragon Con last Fall. Check out his post!

@MotiveTV has been a true blessing for those fans who are unable to watch Season 3 on TV and can’t even catch up online because all CTV episodes are geo-fenced, so they can only be watched in Canada. @MotiveTV has been posting short Behind-the-Scenes video clips that would otherwise be completely inaccessible to many viewers. Enjoy! – You guys rock! Please follow @MotiveTV on Twitter!

Louis and his favorite noisemaker – April 21, 2015
Kristin Lehman visits the Motive morgue – April 24, 2015
Useful Skills 101: How to Make Realistic Vomit – April 28, 2015
Lauren Holly prowls the Motive wardrobe warehouse – May 14, 2015


Breaking Bad

The fallout from Louis’ role on Breaking Bad just won’t quit!

And EVERYBODY knows the “Say My Name” scene – it has truly become a pop culture icon and a way to sum up the entire series in a few moments.

You know you have arrived as a cultural phenomenon when someone does a LEGO scene of your work. And here we are!

Proudly presenting: “Say My Name“. With LEGOs.

And speaking of pop culture phenomena: you may be familiar with VH1’s series “I love the 2000s“. It’s a collection of popular music, TV shows, movies, sports events, celebrities, scandals – anything that was worthy of water cooler gossip and discussions in a particular decade (VH1 also did “I love the 70s“, “I love the 80s“, and “I love the 90s“, plus a variety of spinoffs).

Breaking Bad began airing in 2008, so in that particular episode they show clips of the two main characters of the series, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Only one other character is shown. You guessed it – Declan in the infamous “Say My Name” scene.


Here’s Louis with Magda Apanowicz who guest starred in Motive’s Season 3 episode “Reversal of Fortune”. Magda played the part of Elizabeth Hillis.  Thanks for posting, @MotiveTV!

@MotiveTV also posted this gem of a portrait from the episode Reversal of Fortune.


Click on the images to see the original posts. Thanks, @MotiveTV!


In honor of the interview with Alex Appel we have screencaps from her first episode on 1-800-MISSINGAnything for the Baby, part 1” (Season 3, episode 1). The series is available on Hulu and online at IMDb (if you’re a member you can stream it there for free; it’s also free to become a member!). Sadly, Season 3 never made it to DVD.

Alex plays FBI agent Janey Cooper – this episode shows her first day on the job where Janey manages to save the day and put her foot in her mouth, often at the same time. Louis Ferreira plays the tough-as-nails Assistant Director John Pollock who also has his share of awkward moments in the episode, along with some great scenes with Alex whose character – according to Pollock – is “fresh out of the box and still under warranty”. Enjoy!

Here is a direct link to the album:  https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/13162


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 all the book readings on the Reading Series Page.

This month’s reading is chapter 27 of the First Reading Series Are You As Happy As Your Dog?


Bradley Stryker

Our friend Bradley has been unbelievably busy. There are three nice interviews with him available online from the past month alone.

1. Hipcast did their ongoing series “22 Questions” with Bradley, where he delves into the struggles of keeping balance and taking control of your own creative process. The interview was recorded on June 13, 2014 but is now available online.

2. {C} Magazine did a lovely interview with Bradley in which he discusses his dedication to mentoring and the benefits to all parties involved.

3. Bradley was also a guest at Ghostman and Demon Hunter on PlanetParanormal, and you can listen to the podcast right here.

The final episode of The Lizzie Borden Chronicles will air May 24th at 10/9c on Lifetime.

Although Bradley’s role on the show ended two weeks ago there is still plenty of blood and gore to be had. If you’re into Victorian murder mysteries, this show is definitely for you.

Skipjack met his untimely end in bed – with a vital artery slashed by Lizzie herself he bled to death. Be sure to visit the Lizzie Borden Chronicles website to watch episodes you’ve missed!

Bradley’s full-length feature Land of Smiles is coming along nicely. ADRs were done in the past few weeks.

ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement)  is the process of re-recording dialogue by the original actor after the filming process to improve audio quality or reflect dialogue changes.

Here he is with Donnie Dingus during an ADR session.

Peter Kelamis

Peter has had several auditions lately, many of them for Greek characters. Of course Peter is the perfect choice, as he is indeed Greek by birth, raised in Australia and living in Canada – a true world citizen!

The Comic Vision Vancouver charity event where Peter performed last month raised $170,000. There are lots of photos of everyone BUT Peter online, despite the fact that Peter did an amazing job and got tons of laughs!
See for yourself! Here are two video clips of Peter doing a stand-up comedy routine. The man is absolutely hilarious!

Peter also performed at the Manchester Pub on April 27 where former SGU co-star Mike Dopud watched his show.

Thanks for posting, Mike! 

Click on the photo to see a large version in the original post.

Rob Munic

Rob has just updated his LinkedIn with a credit for Writer/Co-Executive producer for Fox’s Empire. His IMDB is not updated yet but of course our page is! The show’s  season finale already aired and it was a huge hit for Fox.  You can watch full episodes online here. The 2nd season will premier in September.

The 2nd season of Murder in the First premiers June 8th on TNT. You can watch the last five episodes for free on the Official Murder in the First Website.

Ingrid Rogers

Ingrid will guest star as Holly in episodes 9 and 10 of Season 2 of Murder in the First. Stay tuned for air dates!

The DePalma Archives posted a great old photo of Ingrid Rogers and Al Pacino in Carlito’s Way. Check out the hair!

Jennifer Spence

Jen’s IMDB Listing has been updated with her role in the sci-fi short film The Adept. She plays the character of Maddy.   

The Adept will be screening at The London Sci-Fi Festival on May 31 at 4:30pm, and on June 5 at 4:30pm.

David Dingess

GPB Macon Radio Station is using some of David’s tracks as underscoring for the news. Please read the short news item about it here. David donated the use of his music for the GPB fundraiser. Way to go, David! 
Aaaaand… David graduated from Georgia College with a degree in Music Education!


Justin Chance

Chance has a new site for his music! He’s got 5 tracks posted. Listen to them at http://www.therealchance.com/

Chance has been posting new poems and artworks frequently in the past month. His gallery and poetry collection has been updated. Please check out the additions to his works on Chance’s Page.

“It is not the strong one, swift one or mighty one that overcomes all obstacles… it is usually the one who in his mind believes he can!”

Eric Banerd

Eric will begin shooting his new short film “Night Fall” this summer. He will be producing and acting.

Eric got to hang out with his mentor and friend Louis a few weeks ago. Here they are on a hike together.

And here’s a view from the stage at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo during one of Eric’s recent gigs with The Wild Romantics.

Pauline Egan

Pauline Egan, Louis’ friend and co-star from the short film Through the Pane is going on a humanitarian mission to Mozambique. A Registered Nurse with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care in Developing Countries, Pauline will work on community health issues with the local people, which includes building new wells so everyone can have access to clean water.

Pauline will film a documentary of her time in Africa, and she needs your help! Please donate to her fundraising campaign to purchase medical supplies and film equipment for this wonderful project.

Please check out her IndieGoGo Page for more info and to make a donation! Go to the Water Underground slide show to see views of the community and the people you will be supporting.

Several Friends of Louis Ferreira are already on board! Won’t you come join us?

The Children of Chibanane, Mozambique



Ildi reports:
1-800 Missing is being broadcast on Film Café on weekdays. There’s a new episode at 8 PM which is rerun on the next day at 1:30 PM. So far it seems like only season 1 episodes are being aired, but hopefully they will hang on to it and we will get to see Louis episodes as well in season 2 and 3. Stargate Universe is on both AXN and AXN Black again. Click on the banners below to go to the channels’ websites. Thanks for the update, Ildi!

United Kingdom

Motive starts in the UK Monday June 8th at 9pm!

Motive Season 2 on DVD came out in the UK on May 18, 2015.


Motive Season 2 on DVD is coming out in Germany on December 30, 2015.



Filmmaker Paola Botero reports that her short film Arthur which features Louis as Antonio is nearing completion.

She’s about to get started with the visual effects editing.

Stay tuned for updates!

Stargate: Universe (SGU)

Every once in a while a web search will find previously undiscovered articles of this amazing show that was cancelled way too soon. Here is a report from a visit on the set of the series. Enjoy!

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!

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