Ferreira Fest 092

Published August 2017.

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Just in time for North America’s first total solar eclipse in 99 years we’re kicking off another party at Ferreira Fest where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and our charities! While we have no eclipse glasses to hand out we have lots of ideas straight from NASA on how to watch the event safely! Afterwards indulge in all the latest news, screencaps and our exclusive Reading Series, so grab an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!


Ability Online

Ability Online has a blog – here is their latest post: From Bullying to Barbells By Jess Silver

Ability Gives introduces their current child Zain:

Zain is eight years old and has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He has great difficulty sitting on his own. This creates a safety concern for him when riding in the family car. He is now too big for a traditional car seat, and requires a larger, adapted seat so that he can travel safely in the car with his family. Because it is adapted, it is much more expensive than a traditional car seat.

Zain’s family is unable to afford the more expensive car seat, but wanting to ensure his safety they are hoping you will support them by making a donation.

Thank you in advance for your support – 100% of funds raised for Ability Gives goes directly to a child in need.

You can also contribute to the many programs Ability Online supports so that children with disabilities can have a safe, monitored online community where they can interact without fear of being bullied. Please click on the logo below – every penny makes a difference!

Project Limelight

Project Limelight‘s recent show Off The Hook is finally available online for those of us who couldn’t go see the show in person. Watch it right here!

The next Tuesday Night Live fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 8pm at the Lux Lounge in Vancouver.

Can’t make it to the event? Simply buy a virtual ticket by making a donation to Project Limelight and help underprivileged Vancouver East Side kids get a free high- quality performing arts education. Just click on the logo below!

Haven Toronto

Haven Toronto, the daytime shelter for elder homeless men, has a new way for you to contribute: Shop and Share

How does Shop and Share work?
Haven Toronto has identified items of need for our clients. Many are day-to-day items that some, more fortunate people, take for granted. You can purchase the items you wish to donate from three product categories: ‘Clothing’, ‘Personal Care’ and ‘Food & Services’.

If you prefer gifts-in-kind to donating money, this is a great way to help with real needed items! Even so, all contributions are tax-deductible to extent allowed by law.

Haven Toronto has Ninja donors – people who stealthily drop off high-quality donation items without anybody seeing them: in the blink of an eye large donations appear at the reception counter. Maybe you don’t have the mad skillz it takes to be an actual ninja – but you can always be a ninja donor!

There are several new articles on the Haven Toronto blog – check it out!

You can make a regular donation anytime at our very own donation site – just click on the logo below and follow the instructions, it’s quick, easy, secure and tax-deductible.

The Children’s Aid Foundation

Upcoming Events:

Venue: Royal Conservatory of Music, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall
Recognition Night is an evening honouring the incredible resiliency and achievements of the bright and deserving young people we support, while celebrating the commitment of our generous donors and volunteers.

You can always catch up on the latest news for the Children’s Aid Foundation with the online newsletter The Buzz.

And you can make a donation at any time on our very own donations page and help disadvantaged kids in foster care to get a great start in life. Click on the logo and away you go!


For all those of you who have been asking – Louis is no longer on Twitter; he has deleted his account, so be sure to bookmark Ferreira Fest so you can get your Louis news once a month! He’s focusing more on his family now, and as most of us know, social media can be quite a distraction.

Louis visited with Dennis Heaton in the Ghost Wars production offices last week. Kristin Lehman, his former co-star from MOTIVE, happened to stop by and presto – mini-MOTIVE-reunion! Kristin has a recurring role in Ghost Wars.

Mini Motive Reunion with Kristin, Louis and Dennis

Our Photobucket screencap page will be retired over the next few months. Photobucket has blocked third-party hosting which means you can no longer embed images from their site.

No worries – all photos will still be available at the addresses hotlinked on the Screencaps Page, but if you embedded them anywhere they will no longer be seen. Likewise none of the embedded slideshows in past Ferreira Fests will work anymore but you can still download them for your personal use.


This month we’re re-visiting Season 1 of MOTIVE. We have 381 screencaps from episode 105 Public Enemy.

Here is also a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/1230

As mentioned above we have switched our external storage sites, since our previous site no longer supports third-party hosting (you can no longer embed photos from the old site on other sites). You’re still able to follow the site links and download the photos for your personal use. We will migrate all the screencap photos to the new site over the next few months.


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 under the Reading Series Tab.

This month’s issue is chapter 15 of Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals.


Karyn Mott

Karyn has been busy auditioning and filming a project that we can’t talk about yet. Stay tuned for more!

The Affolter Brothers

The Affolters have posted a great picture of the storyboard for The Undertaker’s Son, Louis’ latest short film with the four brothers. One the screen on the left you can make out a little bit of the film’s dialogue. The long chapter at the top is for Louis’ character.

Amanda Alexander

Amanda was hanging out on the set of Travelers with Patrick and executive producer John Lenic. Patrick looks a little worse for the wear but they all seem to be in good spirits…
Reminder for everyone: never EVER mess with the script supervisor.

Greyston Holt

Greyston’s latest series Somewhere Between airs Tuesdays on ABC. Catch previous episodes at ABC.go.com.

He also filmed another Christmas movie! Greyston plays the character of Zane in A Very Country Christmas.
Logline – Jeanette Williams is a busy single parent, trying to make the best life for her and her daughter. With no time to follow current celebrity gossip, Jeanette is unaware of when a Country superstar returns to their small town to escape the intrusive paparazzi and the chaos of fame. A chance meeting between the two have them both letting their guards down and opening their hearts to the possibility of romance.

Greyston is currently listed in the Top 5000 on IMDb. Check it out! And if you want to see some amazing photos from his recent trip to Italy visit his Instagram page!

Mika McKinnon

Mika will be at Dragon Con over Labor Day weekend! Here are some of the Science Track panels where you can experience our friend in action! Mika is funny and endlessly entertaining – even if science is not your thing you will enjoy her talks.

4pm The Math and Science of Cosplay
5pm Evil Geniuses Just Want to Improve the World

4pm What It’s Like in the Field

The final schedule and locations are still very much in flux – please be sure to check the Dragon Con website, and download the app for the most accurate updates!

If you can’t make it this year, here’s a new article from her instead: Fighting to breathe in the face of Canada’s wildfire emergency

Eugene Lipinski

Eugene writes:

“Hello from London, I’m here doing a movie with Joel Kinneman and Clive Owen called Three Seconds. I’ll be here till August 13th. Having fun!”

Here’s a screencap of Eugene in Three Seconds. Very intriguing!

Troy Mundle

Troy writes on August 12:

“Yay!! Picture lock on @LaBuenaTheFilm – thanks to a lot of hard work from @marcobossow and @mindtoolfilms.”  
Troy looks very different in his role in La Buena – check him out on the right…

“Before and after pics of my physical character development. Obviously no haircut and shave for a while and went on a 6 week diet/weight-loss training regime. Lost a total of 10lbs. But gained 5lbs in beard?!?”

Troy worked as a Set Decorator for a project:
“Well. Did my first real day of Set Dec yesterday. It’s not acting, directing or writing. But it’s just so nice to be around like minded individuals and be working on set. Had a great time working my ass off for 12 hours yesterday. Plus – had a chance to walk past one of my childhood idols a few times.”

Dennis Heaton

There’s a Ghost Wars article on Deadline.com. You can watch the first trailer here.

The 13-episode, hour-long drama will premiere in the U.S. on SYFY this fall and elsewhere globally on Netflix in 2017. Here’s Dennis with Rachel Langer on the Ghost Wars set.

Watch an interview with Dennis about Ghost Wars from San Diego Comic Con:

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick has finished filming season 2 of Travelers. Here’s a new publicity shot!

The season 2 Travelers cast is celebrating a successful conclusion to filming.

Principal photography on season 2 of Travelers has wrapped and the episodes are now in the post-production phase.

The new season will premiere on October 16th on Showcase in Canada – stay tune for info on when the rest of the world gets to see it! You can watch the trailer here!

And here is another great photo of Patrick by his friend Aaron RTS. This one is from his latest short film Trying. Visit Aaron’s FaceBook page for lots of awesome pictures!

Sawyer Ferreira

Sawyer is going to be in a movie! Here are some posters for From Now On. Stay tuned for more info!

The director writes:
“Some posters for my film (Starring the always lovely Sawyer Ferreira, Mariel Stanco, and Ethan Zuchkan)!! It’s been a long process but we finally start production on Tuesday!”

Eric Banerd

Eric’s taking some well-deserved time off from his charity work! Chillin’, dude…

David Dingess

David’s new band Dan Jerus has a Facebook fan page – check it out!

Here are his bandmates, clockwise from David (bottom left) – Brad Higgins, Alex Freehof, and John Maddox.

Dan Jerus played at Bragg Jam in Macon and some of their youngest fans showed up!

Here’s David and Dan Jerus rocking out at Bragg Jam in Macon…

Jennifer Spence

Jen nabbed a recurring guest role in Peter Kelamis’ current series Beyond where she plays Dr. Tolan. Congrats, Jen!

Ingrid Rogers

Ingrid chills in her LaTonya Edgar chair on the set of Bosch

Here’s a new headshot of Ingrid, taken by Denice Duff.

Rob Munic

Rob has a great new headshot, taken by photographer Denice Duff. He writes:
“Denice Duff is what we affectionately call a maestro! I mean look at what she did with this bowl of mashed potatoes. #shegotaneye”

Denice writes about this photo: “Most of the time when I’m shooting someone we both forget there’s a shoot going on as we are so busy talking about our lives, family and food… this shoot was off the hook social! Robert Munic, Emmy and DGA Nominated Filmmaker, husband, father and all around badass…”

Peter Kelamis

Peter has just wrapped principal photography on Season 2 of his series Beyond where he plays the character of Yellow Jacket.

Here’s his chair for Beyond.

And here’s his new con poster, which will hang behind the table where he signs autographs – coming to a con near you in the next year!

Bradley Stryker

Bradley is in high demand these days!

He just wrapped principal photography on  Chesapeake Shores… 

… and immediately started working on the series Damnation.


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.

Nicole has been witnessing the terrible wildfires in British Columbia first-hand, and so this month she writes:

“Here is a before and after shot of a Sitka tree henna tattoo celebrating the west coast of British Columbia where I live. When the paste goes on it looks dark brown, this dries and then it is flaked away. The resulting stain is a reddish brown color. It takes 48 hours to achieve this stain and it can last up to two weeks.”

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