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Published November 2016.

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And before you know it the 20th of the month rolls around again and it’s time for a new Ferreira Fest! We have something for everyone – photos and sound clips, show news, screen caps, our Reading Series, and lots of food for thought. Grab an age-appropriate cocktail and a wedge of freshly baked pineapple upside-down cake and come on in!


The outbreak of violence and hatred and plain rudeness since the US presidential election has left many of us in fear and distress on what the next four years will bring to our minority brothers and sisters.
Listen to the sound clip here:

LF – We have to remember that we are all the same. That that is our core. The sad thing, we have, for years, and over the years, all we do is, we don’t embrace our similarities, we argue and fight and kill over our differences. If we all remembered we all bleed red, and we all are spirits, and we all are born the same, exact way, and also that we all want the same things: love, to feel safe, to care, all those things, all the dreams, everybody wants that.

If we could just remember that, and we could look at each other with that knowledge, that we are all the same, the world would be a completely different place.

But we’re too arrogant and conceited and egotistical and narcissistic to actually give ourselves that credit.

Because if it looks different than me, then I gotta wonder why, and somehow make a judgement on it.

And then away we go. Our ego takes over. It’s just awful. I do believe that we need to voice our concerns and our love of each other.

We have to go, okay, what can I do?

Again, what I just said about the similarities, to me, is the core thing, so, I try to go, I’m gonna love more, I’m gonna be kinder, I’m going to be more patient. I’m going to… And I’m also going to be less tolerant.

When I see the ignorance, when I see the stupidity, I’m gonna not support it. I’m not going to sit there and be like, yeah, whatever. It’s ugly. Right now it’s so ugly.

Thanks to Casey for the transcript!


Ability Online

Ability Online‘s second annual Making History Event was a huge success! Find lots of photos on their Twitter Feed.

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday… now Giving Tuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016.

It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening Day of the Giving Season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favorite causes and think about others. Show your support for Ability Online and make a donation on November 29th! THANKS!

And why not get started right now? Click on the logo below to make a contribution.

Project Limelight

Our friend Dennis Heaton will help raise funds for Project Limelight next week!
“We are excited to announce the return of
TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE on November 22nd, and thrilled to welcome our first Storyteller, writer and producer Dennis Heaton!
Heaton is an award-winning writer and producer based in Vancouver, Canada. His work spans multiple genres and formats, from animation to live action, web series to feature film, half hour comedy to hour drama. He recently completed showrunning the internationally renowned police procedural MOTIVE (CTV/NBCU/ABC (seasons 1 and 2)/USA (seasons 3 and 4)). Other live action credits include CALL ME FITZ (HBO Canada/Audience Network), THE LISTENER (CTV/NBC), JPOD (CBC), BLOOD TIES (LIFETIME/SPACE) and the feature film FIDO (LIONSGATE). When not working on live action projects, Heaton sneaks off to write episodes of animated shows, create web series and write and direct short film projects.
Motive and Call Me Fitz have been nominated for several Canadian Screen Awards, including best drama series and best comedy series, respectively. Call Me Fitz won the category in 2014. Heaton has also been nominated for four Geminis (the precursor to the CSA’s), four WGC Canadian Screenwriting Awards (winning for his YVON OF THE YUKON animation script “The Trouble With Mammoths”) and nine Leo Award nominations (of which he won five). His 2009 web series, MY PAL SATAN, won best web series and theme song at the New York Television Festival. His 2006 short film, HEAD SHOT, premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, won best Canadian short film at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and went on to play in film festivals around the world.

Tuesday Night Live brings awareness and support to Project Limelight Society, a free performing arts program for children in Vancouver’s DTES. A suggested donation of $5 (or more) is accepted at the door.

When: Tuesday November 22nd 7 pm (but arrive early for a seat)
Lux Lounge 1180 Howe St., Vancouver
Join us November 22 where we hear some inspiring stories from some industry professionals! It’s going to be a great night of catching up, meeting new people, and creating some fantastic memories!”

Singer Hayley Sales and her band will give a concert on Tuesday December 13th, with the proceeds proceeds benefiting Project Limelight. Click here to buy your tickets!
And here are the new kids for Project Limelight’s performing arts training program who will receive a high quality arts education at no cost to them over the next 9 months. Congratulations, everyone!

On Giving Tuesday, while you’re at it, please consider a gift to the new kids on the Project Limelight block! Click on the logo below – the process is quick, secure and easy. 

The Good Neighbours’ Club

News from the Good Neighbours’ Club social media pages:

“The winter holiday season will soon be upon us. We are hosting our Members’ Christmas Lunch on Thursday December 15 and need your help to stuff 150 gift bags. If you or anyone you know can help us out with small items – socks, toiletries, stationary, gift cards, etc. – please let us know.”

“Our volunteers are the greatest. Last week, we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Toronto Bond Place Hotel to give thanks to those who help us sort clothing, wash dishes, provide foot care, mop floors, sit on our Board of Directors and more.”

The renovation at the GNC building is ongoing. Currently the roof is being replaced – just in time for the winter ahead.

“No, we are not opening a catering social enterprise! Roof requires major replacement. All mechanical components have to be removed. Including our walk-in fridge and freezer compressor. A lot of food when you do 46,000 meals in a year. A least the portable units are nice looking. Great job by staff and clients as we make the transfer today.”

As the cold season approaches the homeless are in dire need of shelter – both day and night. Help the Good Neighbours’ Club get them out of the cold. Click on the logo below to contribute – every penny helps.

The Children’s Aid Foundation

The Hope for the Holidays Campaign 

Help us raise $110,000! Our kids need your help to have hope and joy this holiday season. Show them you care and that our community is looking out for them.
With your cash donation, Children’s Aid Foundation will provide essential supports for kids and youth like counseling and post-trauma therapies, enrichment opportunities and life skill development like camp, cooking classes, and recreation programs, and education interventions like tutoring and learning disability assessments and accommodations.
Visit our Hope for the Holidays page to make a cash, gift, or tribute donation, or to order assorted or customized holiday cards.”

Of course you can donate year-round on our very own donations page by clicking on the logo below:

Upcoming Events

November 26th: Children’s Aid Foundation Gala – Teddy Bear Affair

December 18th: Holiday Season Celebration

You can always read the latest news in the monthly online newsletter The Buzz.


Louis’ episode of Travelers aired last week. There is a spoiler-free preview of the episode here.

Episode 4 is titled Hall, after Louis’ character, Rick Hall. Curiously enough, Louis’ character in Primeval: New World was also in the military: Colonel Henderson Hall. If you compare Henderson with Rick (whose military mug shot appears in the episode) the similarities are uncanny. Coincidence? Of course not! Hint: it was the same director…

Rick Hall, Travelers
Henderson Hall, PNW

Follow the series on Twitter for live-tweets during airings!

To celebrate Louis’ role on the show we have hundreds of screencaps – scroll down to see the images!


Louis has a recurring role on the CBC drama This Life, playing David Crowley, the estranged ex-husband of the main character Natalie Lawson, played by Torri Higginson.

TV-eh? had a great write-up about David Crowley in the episode Joyride. Here’s an excerpt:

“This Life‘s writers have done an admirable job of making Natalie’s ex-husband, David, a complex and relatable character – even as he’s tried to push his way back into a family that long ago learned to live without him. In this week’s episode, Joyride, we meet David’s second wife, Kate, and see him struggle to find balance between his two families. As is typical with this show, the solutions aren’t easy. […] David is strangely likable. Disarmingly upfront about his flaws and, at times, maddeningly reasonable, deadbeat David has become one of my favourite characters on the show. This Life writers and Louis Ferreira for the win.”

Read the whole piece here.

Louis has similar feelings about the character.
Listen to the sound clip here:

LF – That character to me, on This Life, which is, it has great significance in my own personal life about fathers not giving up on their children, and it doesn’t matter when you realize that. Because he did screw up, but you can always right a wrong and sometimes people just don’t have the courage to face the wrong, so they would rather look away. But, the damage that’s done, especially to your children, is just horrendous, so that speaks loudly to me, personally. You know.

FF – Right, right. Well, I also like that he’s not made out to be as evil as Natalie sees him on occasion.

LF – That’s just the thing, I mean, he’s kind of like, listen, I might have been a crappy husband and I might have done some crappy things, but I’m a good man now, and that’s valid. It doesn’t mean, it doesn’t take away what I’ve done. And he accepts responsibility, but he’s also like, but I want to be part of my children’s lives now and I am their father. That’s commendable to me. And I think that’s something that’s powerful to me.

FF – Yeah. Well, it’s never too late to make a new beginning.

LF – Exactly. It’s never too late.

FF – As many bad things as happen, that is always a credit to him, that he is trying to make a new beginning.

LF – Yeah.

FF – And, you know, that’s commendable, and it’s hard for Natalie to see that, of course, because she only sees the hurt, but maybe she’s coming around and she sees that his point is valid, too, and it’s not just because she’s dying. Maybe there are other reasons.

LF – I will not give away any secrets.

Thanks to Casey for the transcript!
TV-eh? also had a nice article about episode 204 Communion. Read it here.

TV Junkies posted a Tweet with a link to an article. Click the image to read it.

Episode 206 Intervention had some major David/ Natalie scenes. Here’s a cap from the official Twitter feed from November 13, 2016:

Here is an interview with the episode’s writer, Alison Lea Bingeman. SPOILER ALERT!!
Do not read this interview if you wish to remain unspoiled!


Louis voices the radio personality Bob ‘Moondog’ Black in the new SyFy series Aftermath. Here are the sound clips and transcripts of the last few episodes. Aftermath airs on SyFy on Tuesdays at 10pm.

Bob ‘Moondog’ Black – I’m a llama, I’m a rama, I’m a ding dang dong. With licks like this you can never go wrong.
Joshua Copeland – Hey.
Brianna Copeland – Hey. What is that?
Joshua Copeland – That’s Bob Black.
Brianna Copeland – Why are you listening to it?
Joshua Copeland – Well, you know, it’s actually right about things.

Listen to the sound clip here:

Joshua Copeland – Do we really have to listen to that?

Jane – There’s nothing else on.

Joshua Copeland – Well, a pep talk from the ‘hood just isn’t going to help us.

Jane – It can’t hurt.

Bob ‘Moondog’ Black – Water above and fire below, the next week’s gonna bubble and glow. And the next priest should be some kind of chief with hot rocks from deep and down the roads. Won’t be raining when it explodes, it will be rainier, if you’ll pardon my eruption.

Joshua Copeland – Mt. Rainier?

Bob ‘Moondog’ Black – And what happens when the underground leaves dark behind and burns out bright. I don’t think this thing blows tonight, but soon, aficionados – soon.

Joshua Copeland – Is he talking about Mt. Rainier erupting?

Jane – I don’t know what he’s talking about, I just like the sound.

Listen to the sound clip here:

Matt – Since when do you care about Moondog?

Joshua – We’ll live or die based on which way the volcano erupts. And he might know.

Bob ‘Moondog’ Black – … telephones were paperweights these days. And I tell ‘em straight. I tell them all, both less and great, it is the beast from the east where the boat of Ra pulls out from every morning. Oh, my chicks and chickens, seventy miles of death in three directions, ten to twenty to the west. So let’s remember that Greeley lie, go west young man, ‘cause you go east and you will die.

Matt – Shit.

Joshua – What?

Matt – We’re going east. Turn around, go west.

Joshua – Ah, we can’t, we can’t do that, we’ll slip back into the volcano.

Matt – Okay, we go north, or south.

Joshua – There’s no other way.

Bob ‘Moondog’ Black – … to remind us that life is one sweet kiss then turn off the bliss. This next load goes to all those chrome-dome strangers on the road looking for a place to lay their hats tonight. Godspeed all travelers.

Matt – You’re right, there’s nowhere else north or south.

Joshua – Let me see…

Bob ‘Moondog’ Black did not speak in episode 8: Here is no Water but only Rock.

Check back next month for more Moondog clips! And for more on how Louis developed the distinct voice of Bob ‘Moondog’ Black, listen to the sound clip here:

FF – How did you come up with the voice for Moondog? For Bob ‘Moondog’ Black in Aftermath?

LF – When I sat down, Bill, the creator who also did Missing, came over and talked to me about it, he was trying to, he had sent me a bunch of people that he thought would be good. So he thought what would be good would be the Beatnik poet meets Tom Waits meets Wolfgang, Wolfgang Jack? Is that Jack? Yeah, that was his name, who was that guy? Wolfgang Jack. Yeah, it was that DJ. Wolfman, the Wolfman, you know Wolfman Jack? Yeah, Wolfman Jack.

And there was a couple, there was one or two more that I can’t remember right now, but Cassady was another one. Neal Cassady, I think?

And he was like, yeah, so that’s kind of what it was. Because he wrote it kind of like Beatnik poetry.

Like he said Moondog talks… and yet as he starts getting to more episodes you realize that Moondog is actually dialed into what’s happening.

Thanks to Casey for all the transcripts!


Louis shared two fun photos:

‘Nuff said.


The Parliament Buildings, home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in Victoria BC


Louis played Traveler Rick Hall in episode 4 of Travelers titled Hall.

In support of the new series by Brad Wright we have 541 screencaps of this episode.

Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/4615


The second monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals 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 the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
This month’s we added Chapter 6: A Red Surprise of Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals .


Affolter Brothers 

Counter Act :

Louis’ latest short film is making the festival rounds and is racking up awards left and right. Congratulations!

It won the Rising Star Award for Directors at the Edmonton International Film Festival.

At the Reelworld Film Festival it won the Audience Award for Best Short Film.

Beyond Counter Act, the Affolter Brothers have been very busy:

Nathan filmed a pitch video for the Crazy 8s 2017 contest.

Thomas directed the new JPNSGRLS music video Trojan Horse.

  • The new series Bike-B-Q has a trailer:

“We’re cooking up a new series for your comedic taste buds! Bike-B-Q will be hitting the streets of the interwebs in a matter of weeks! We hope you enjoy this bite-size piece, starring two guys that are practically muppets, Rocco Bates and Gary Starkell!”

Meet the characters of Bike-B-Q:

Meat Lester, the hero of our upcoming web series Bike-B-Q! Starring the always fantabulous Rocco Bates and Gary Starkell”

“If you thought Bike-B-Q star Lester was weird when we introduced you to him last week, just wait until you meet his best friend
Gary… Featuring the amazingly versatile Gary Starkell and starring Rocco Bates, Bike-B-Q is coming soon to a web portal near you!”

A new food-themed movie is also in the works. Watch the pitch video here.

“In a low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-intolerant world, a group of washed-up, out-of-work breakfast cereal mascots form a weekly support group. Together they lament the golden ages of yesteryear and attempt to figure out how to swallow the bitter taste of today’s reality. But when Captain Kale, an ex-colleague turned sell-out, shows up to the diner where they host their meetings, they’re forced to re-examine their definition of what it means to be a success.”  (stop-motion, animated short)

Justin Breault

Justin has been traveling in the Pacific Northwest. Here are a few photos of his recent (mis)adventures. Visit Justin’s Page for more!

Here Justin re-stages an infamous Rambo moment…

Ram vs Ram-bo… once upon a time in the West…

How to impersonate a lamp so no one will notice…

Amanda Alexander

Amanda writes:

“My last day on The 100 was Friday October 21. And by day I mean Night(s). LOL. It’s been a crazy show but I’ve had a great time. On to the next…. I start Altered Carbon in November.  Altered Carbon is a huge 10 episode Netfix original.  Gonna be big and awesome.”

Altered Carbon is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. The story follows specially trained “Envoy” soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth. (Source: IMDb)

Louis’ former MOTIVE co-star Kristin Lehman also stars in the new series.

Greyston Holt

Watch a video of Greyston doing his Friday evening jam session. The man plays a mean guitar! Click on the cap to go to the video.

Mika McKinnon

Photo by Dorien Gunnels

Mika attended Science Hack Day.

“Maybe now that the Gremlin of Failed Components won a #ScienceHackDay Lemonade Award and munched on a few peltier tiles, I’ll be able to finish building my cloud chamber…

2.5-hour build of broken parts, packaging supplies, and scrap from the DIY Cloud Chamber hack… and googly eyes from my wallet.”

Mika has two new articles in Astronomy Magazine:

The solar system’s weirdest asteroid has frozen water on its surface

How can a planet keep its ring system?

Troy Mundle

As we reported last month Troy and his SADinVAN team went to the Marseille Web Fest in France. Here are some photos of the group enjoying themselves and seeing the sites. There are lots more photos on Troy’s social media sites – click the images for links.

Of course there was a quick stop in Paris…

The Opening Night party was a huge success for the whole gang!

left to right: Troy Mundle, Eric Robbins, Chad Riley

Dennis Heaton

As mentioned above in the Charities section, Dennis Heaton will be a presenter at the Tuesday Night Live fundraiser for Project Limelight. If you live in the Vancouver area, don’t miss this one – there will be some great stories again!

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick’s had better days. Click
on the cap and watch the clip!

– Going to a football game with his brother Scott was one of those better days!

Patrick’s current show Travelers is now halfway through its first season. The Showcase/ Netflix series was shot in Vancouver, so you can expect to see many familiar faces in it.

Patrick is mentioned in a review on TV-eh?  Episodes are currently only available to those living in Canada. The show will start streaming on Netflix in December.

Here’s Patrick at the UBCP/ ACTRA Awards.

He was a presenter this year, and here he is with his fellow hosts!

Alex Appel

Alex shared a Halloween Selfie!

Eric Banerd

Eric played a gate guard on episode 4 (Fever of the Bone) of Aftermath. Oh yeah, and he got to ride around in a tank. And how was your day?

 In other news, Eric came up with one
 of the best Halloween costumes EVER…

Jennifer Spence

Jen Spence has been incredibly busy! She guest starred on several episodes of Travelers, including the one that Louis was in (episode 4, Hall), playing a high school counselor.

She also appears on Van Helsing on SyFy Channel.

The short film Trying (starring Patrick Gilmore) will screen at the Whistler Film Festival on December 4th at 4:30pm.

Her web series You Me Her just wrapped season 2 production. Season 1 is online for AT&T and DirectTV customers.

And here’s Jen with her husband Ben Ratner on the UBCP/ACTRA red carpet in Vancouver last week!

Rob Munic

Check out Rob’s new production credits for Ice – Rob is the showrunner and executive producer. Watch an extended trailer here. The show premiered Wednesday November 16th on AT&T’s Audience Network.

Rob writes:
“On November 16th, ICE drops. I am very proud of this pilot and have a lot of love to the writers, crew and cast that put their heart and hours into this show. Debra Curtis, Konstantin Lavysh, Michael Cobian, Marc Blitstein, Brian Rousso, Mark Valadez, Cliff Skelton, David Burton Brown, Ben Van Kleek and all who stepped up every day…  Many thanks and much love.”

Ingrid Rogers

Ingrid and her husband Rob attended the 7th Annual Kids In The Spotlight Screening and Awards show. Both are actively involved in this great charity.
Check out Ingrid’s Page for more on her work!

Peter Kelamis

You can watch a clip of Peter’s work on Dragonball Z: The World’s Strongest. Check it out!

Bradley Stryker

Bradley has  a new IMDb listing; he appears as Baylis in two episodes of the upcoming TV Series The 100. Our friend Amanda Alexander is the script supervisor for the show.

The feature film Land of Smiles had its African premiere on October 30th at the South Africa Horrorfest. And it keeps racking up even more awards all the time!


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:

So this weekend I am working at the Vancouver Fan Expo, doing henna for a writer to promote his books. He is a very interesting person who works at the UN in Holland on war crime tribunals; he also is an accomplished musician and recorded his music at Abbey Road in England. His writing and working at the Cons is a hobby to divert his mind from the ugly proceedings in his day job.

So I get to hang out with him today and do a free henna tattoo from his book on any willing individuals. It’s actually a very cool tattoo so many people choose it. Here is one from yesterday, along with a picture of the writer, Iain Reading and one of the volunteers from the con sporting the henna tattoo.

You can check out the book this tattoo is about at http://www.dragonofthemonthclub.com/


Through The Pane

Composer Sam Hulick has posted samples of the new Reelcrafter sound editing software using the music he wrote for the short film Through The Pane, starring Pauline Egan and Louis Ferreira. Watch a short Behind the Scenes video here.

Life on the Line

The movie Life on the Line with John Travolta where Louis has a small cameo part opened in select theatres last Friday. Read the review by Roger Ebert here. Hopefully we’ll be able to get a few screencaps for Ferreira Fest soon!

The Shooter TV Series

The new TV series Shooter premiered on USA Network on November 15th. It is based on the movie Shooter in which Louis appeared in a lead role as FBI Director Howard Purnell.

For those who celebrate:

Happy Thanksgiving from Ferreira Fest!

And here’s a short reading by Louis which right now is more relevant than ever:

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside the soul. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith”. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which Wolf wins?” The old Cherokee simply replied: “The one you feed.”

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