Ferreira Fest 100

Published April 2018.

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Once again the 20th of the month is rolling around and it’s time for another Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and charities and celebrate our friendships and our community. But this isn’t just any Ferreira Fest – this is our 100th issue!

What started out as a simple desire to share information has grown into a world-wide network of friends from over 100 countries and over 700 distinct regions and cities.
Thanks for visiting every month – here’s to the next 100 issues!


The first 100 issues of Ferreira Fest have been completely free and always available online, and we intend to keep it that way. Instead of asking you to contribute to our site we have four official charities. Louis has chosen all of them as they are causes he supports as well. If you enjoy the free monthly Ferreira Fest newsletters please consider contributing to one of our charities. Everyone helping out at Ferreira Fest – including Louis – is a volunteer. Please pay it forward and donate to one of the following charities, or a cause that is important to you. Thank you!

Ability Online

Read up on Ability Online‘s “Capable to Unstoppable” Campaign!

There are several new posts on the Ability Online blog.

Ability Gives is currently sponsoring Ella.

“Ella is 8 years old. She turns 9 this May. Ella has had a very complicated medical journey the last 4 years and her case is very rare and complex. She has a very rare degenerative Motor Neuropathy/ Neuromuscular disease. She now needs a wheelchair or walker to get around and we installed a stairlift in our house, so she can get upstairs.

Her upper extremities and core muscles are also starting to show more weakness as time goes on. As Ella becomes weaker her needs increase. She relies on us for most of her daily needs such as getting dressed, the bathroom, getting off the floor and emotional support. We have tried to make our house comfortable and accessible for Ella so she can remain independent.
She loves cooking and baking, horseback riding, piano, arts and crafts, swimming and sit-skiing.
We would like an adaptive bike for our daughter so we can go for bike rides as a family and keep Ella as active as possible.
Ella is a very determined little girl but this has certainly affected her emotionally in many ways as she remembers being able to run around with her friends a short time ago. She doesn’t understand why this is happening to her. We continue as a family to encourage her and love and support her in every way! We are learning to adapt to our new normal as a family and give her the best life we can. Thank you for your support!”

Please consider donating what you can to Ella, or give to Ability Online and help kids of different abilities enjoy a safe and bully-free online connection! Click on the link below – it’s easy and secure.

Project Limelight

Project Limelight provides a high-quality Performing Arts education to inner city kids in Vancouver.

Bookmark the Tuesday Night Live Facebook page for announcements for upcoming fundraiser events!

In the meantime please consider making a donation to help fund their important work by clicking on the logo below.

Haven Toronto

Haven Toronto is a daytime shelter for elder homeless men in Toronto, and a tireless advocate for shelter reform and fair housing policies. 

The new Haven Toronto E-Magazine is chock-full of great information and updates. Click on the thumbnail to read it online!

The online News Page includes several great articles about volunteering. If you have ever volunteered for a charitable organization you know how much of a difference everyone can make. If you’ve thought about it but haven’t quite started, these articles might give you a good reason to get involved.
The Haven Toronto Annual General Meeting is on May 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM at Oakham House. Dr. Amanda Grenier of McMaster University will give a keynote address on aging and mental health.

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who has everything? Shop at Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share site! Any item you purchase there goes straight to a homeless person in need. From toothbrushes to nutritious meals to sturdy shoes – there’s something for every budget!

And if you’d just like to help where it’s needed most, please click on the logo below and give what you can. Note: you will be directed to our Haven Toronto donation page which still bears the former name of the organization (The Good Neighbours Club).  Your donation will still go straight to Haven Toronto!

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Through no fault of their own, hundreds of thousands of kids have experienced or live at risk of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. The future for kids involved with child welfare is bleak: 67,000 live in foster care without a permanent family, they have a less than 50 per cent chance of graduating high school, and a high risk of living in poverty, becoming homeless, and experiencing mental health issues and addiction. Four in five have special needs.

The average young person in care moves to five different foster homes during their time in the system. Most live without the unconditional love and support of a family and close group of friends that many of us take for granted growing up. Every day brings the possibility of a new trauma. For kids in care, normal shouldn’t mean living on the streets is safer than living at home. Normal shouldn’t mean watching a parent beat a sibling or having to quit school to take care of younger siblings. No kid should think of these situations as normal. Together, we need to take a stand.

At The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada you have a chance to get to know those who received vital support from your donations. You can read about these extraordinary young people here.

For all the latest news check out the online newsletter The Buzz.

Please click on the logo below to make a donation. Every penny helps!


The trailer for one of Louis’ recent short movies is now available and you can watch it right here! Thanks to director Lease Bertram for the link!

Louis and his friend Eugene Lipinski star in the silent movie that is about to hit the festival circuit. Stay tuned for information on when and where to catch a public screening!


What a special treat! To celebrate our 100th issue Louis has shared some old personal family photos. Please do not re-post them anywhere else.

Louis and his sister Liz
“That’s my sister Lucy in the middle, brother Tony next to her, Connie on the other side, yours truly on Lucy’s lap!”


This month we finally have some MOTIVE screencaps again! We have 215 caps from Season 4 Episode 3 Index Case.

Here is a summary (beware of spoilers if you haven’t watched the episode yet):

The victim: Chris Mancuso, an environmental consultant. The killer: Logan Tenwick, a research scientist for Turner, a biomedical firm for which Chris had been hired to do an environmental assessment.
   Logan has been working on what he considers the definitive and groundbreaking work on eradicating breast cancer. It is through Chris’ consulting work for Turner that he met who would become his girlfriend, Kierra Graff, Logan’s assistant. Chris’ dead body is found first thing in the morning inside a sensory deprivation tank at a day spa.
   The case takes a deadly turn when Betty not only discovers that Chris died from asphyxiation from his tank being flooded with chloramine, but that he still has an active but unknown pathogen in his system, meaning the morgue is being locked down. The virus  being unknown in nature adds an extra level of concern, as Betty knows the CDC can only identify it if a victim comes forward who knows when they have been infected.

(Summary by Huggo)

Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/20149


The third monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please 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 4 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please


Alaina Huffman

Alaina celebrated her birthday earlier this week – Happy Birthday, Alaina!

The Affolter Brothers

The Team Huddle that happens at the beginning of every day of filming – here is one from The Undertaker’s Son.

The Undertaker’s Son was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award for Best Drama at the Yorkton Film Festival!

The Affolters’ newest stop-motion series Soggy Flakes is an official selection at the Crossroads Film Festival!

Justin Breault

Justin writes:

“During a challenging week getting my apprentice member status on the stuntlist was the silver lining.”

Congratulations, Justin!

Amanda Alexander

Eric McCormack who plays the lead role in Travelers writes:

“Y’ever wonder why Travelers LOOKS so damn good?? Meet Steve Jackson, our Director of Photography. He and our Script Supervisor Amanda Alexander (waving in the back) were awesome partners to me directing the 3rd season premiere.”

Amanda is currently working as the script supervisor on Travelers Season 3.

And guess who just played a courier on an episode? None other than Louis’ son Aidan!

Thanks for the photos, Amanda!

Greyston Holt

Here’s Greyston with Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian on the set of Take Two which will air on ABC.

Logline: A private investigator in Los Angeles reluctantly teams up with a former star of a hit cop show.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg7fbC4h5qe/On a #ThrowBackThursday Greyston shared his first official headshot…

Mika McKinnon

Mika shared an article about Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultraviolet.

You can find other articles Mika has written for Smithsonian Magazine here.

Eugene Lipinski

Space enthusiast Eugene is excited to share the trailer for The Great Lakusta with everyone! Scroll up to watch it!

And don’t forget to sign up to send your name to the sun on the Parker Solar Probe – the deadline is Friday April 27!

Troy Mundle

Troy’s website has been revamped – check it out at http://www.troymundle.com/ !
He has also created a new Facebook page for career related updates: check it out!

Here is the official Bucketheads movie poster! Troy plays storm trooper TK-423 in this Star Wars tribute story.

La Buena has been registered and admitted to the 2018 Cannes Short Film Corner! Check out the official posting here!

Dennis Heaton

Dennis’ new series The Order has been picked up by Netflix!

From an article on HollywoodReporter.com:

Netflix is pushing deeper into monster drama. The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for The Order. The project revolves around college freshman Jack Morton, who joins a fabled secret society, The Order, where he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts. The Order is described as a magical and terrifying journey to uncover everyone’s true selves … and the monsters that hide within.

The cast includes Jake Manley (Heroes: Reborn) as Morton, with Sarah Grey (Legends of Tomorrow) set as the female lead and joined by Matt Frewer (Altered Carbon), Sam Trammell (True Blood) and Max Martini (Training Day, Revenge).

The drama was created by Dennis Heaton (Ghost Wars, Motive, Fido) and Shelley Eriksen (Flashpoint, Continuum, Somewhere Between), who will both co-write the series for producers Nomadic Pictures. The Canadian-set production company’s Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev will executive produce alongside Heaton, David Von Ancken (Ghost Wars) and Eriksen.

Congrats, Dennis!!

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick looks a little worse for the wear here… He’s started filming Season 3 of Travelers and apparently things do not go so well for his character David Mailer. We’ll have to wait until Season 3 airs to find out more!
You can also see Patrick in the series You Me Her – Season 3 just started airing and also stars our friend Jen Spence!

Sawyer Ferreira

Sawyer is celebrating her 19th birthday on Earth Day! Happy Earth Day Birthday!

Justin Nannassy

Justin is in Nashville, working on a new track with ToddeFunk.
Stay tuned for more info!

In the meantime you can check out Justin’s artwork and poetry on Justin’s Page!

Jennifer Spence

Season 3 of You Me Her is currently airing on Audience Network and On Demand. Here she is in two screenshots.

Travelers has been renewed for Season 3! We’ll be able to follow Grace’s adventures for another year!

Jen has joined the cast of The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco in BritBox’s first original series, alongside returning stars Julie Graham and Rachael Stirling.
Logline: Two female British code breakers team with American cryptographers to solve a series of murders in San Francisco.

Jen’s 2014 movie Down River is now available on iTunes.

Ingrid Rogers

Ingrid’s series Bosch just started airing Season 4 on April 13! Watch a video featuring Ingrid in her role as Latonya Edgar here.

Read a great new interview with Ingrid about Bosch at StageRightSecrets! Bosch airs on Amazon.

Rob Munic

Rob’s latest series Ice is currently airing on DirectTV:

“With both their finances and their reputations in tatters, Jake and Freddy must find a way to rebuild. With the help from Tessa Pryor, a smart, capable and gorgeous lawyer, and Jeff Reardon, a sober coach, Freddy is seemingly on a better path. The discovery of a magnificent diamond rough may put the brothers back on top – or it may tear them apart forever. Meanwhile, the death of a loved one drives Lady Rah to wage war on a powerful diamond conglomerate – from the inside. Cam joins forces with his estranged son Malcolm Rose in order to navigate the dangerous underworld of blood diamonds. And Ava is determined to provide a better life for her daughter and herself – even if it means making a deal with the one person she swore she’d never ask for help… her own mother.”

Peter Kelamis

Sadly, Peter’s latest series Beyond has been cancelled after two seasons. Here he is with the entire Beyond family of Season 2.

But he’ll be back on My Little Pony‘s season 8!


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:

I’m so happy it’s spring and the trees are starting to sprout their little leaves and the flowers are popping up around the town. Speaking of flowers, here is a painting I did a few years ago of Black Eyed Susans which I gifted to my mom:

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 and TV reminders!

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We hope to see you all next month!