Ferreira Fest 102

Published June 2018.

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It’s the middle of summer in the northern hemisphere, and we’re throwing another cool party at Ferreira Fest! We have lots of good news and a bunch of updates, so grab an iced pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in – the air conditioner is running!


Ability Online

The big fundraiser is tomorrow! Find out more about the Axion Golf Tournament! The call also went out to folks on LinkedIn – hopefully the turnout will be great as proceeds benefit Ability Online!

You can also read new posts on the Ability Online blog.

Ability Gives – Keanan

Ability Gives is currently raising funds for Keanan. Read more about him here.

“My name is Keanan and I have cerebral palsy which wasn’t diagnosed until I was a year old.

I am a very independent little man, and I am more than happy to share my laughter, joy, smiles and peace of happiness with you and others. I am learning how to paint, write, stick stickers and point to objects (e.g. a book that I would like to hear or from someone who will be reading too me, snack, apple juice or orange juice etc), and learning to make hand-over-hand movements.

Although I have GMFCS and Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy, that limits me from most daily activities and personal independence such as self-feeding, being able to dress and undress myself, I am also a very independent little guy in my very own unique and special way.

The Hi/Low Rifton Medium Chair 850 has many great features. It will allow me to stay at low floor level in a nice upright sitting position, and with a tilt-in-space along with a tray. This amazing chair will allow me to stand at 15° forward and 25° back, with a built-in Swivel Lock. The swivel lock will stop my chair from moving side-to-side when it is being pushed forward by someone. The chair will also allow me to spend time with my Mommy and family at the dinner table and it will grow with me throughout the next couple of years.

These chairs are very expensive and my mommy can’t afford it. We really need your support.

Thank you for reading my amazing story and being super helpful!”

If you’d like to help Keanan, please click here to donate – every penny helps.

For general donations that will help provide a safe online environment for kids with disabilities to connect please click on the logo below.

Project Limelight

Maureen Webb, one of the founders of Project Limelight, along with Colleen Bolton, has won a Leo Award for Best Casting in a Motion Picture for her work on the movie 1922. Congrats, Maureen!

There are currently no Tuesday Night Live fundraisers scheduled, but keep an eye on their Facebook page for news.

You may still donate money at any time to help provide a free high-quality performing arts education to disadvantaged inner-city kids. Just click on the logo below!

Haven Toronto

Read the Haven Toronto June newsletter online now – click here or on the cover page to the right!

Extreme heat kills. In Toronto, an average of 120 people die from extreme heat every year.
Summer can be hardest on the homeless. The number of homeless deaths spikes in the summer compared to every other season.

For a $10 donation, you can provide 3 cases of 24 bottles of water that we will distribute to our clients; elder men impacted by poverty and homelessness. Click here to give clean fresh drinking water to some of those who need it most!

Haven Toronto is a tireless advocate for elder homeless men and fair housing policies. Through their Shop & Share online store you can participate and help out as if you were there! Purchase any of the products and they will be directly given to an elder homeless man. Giving directly couldn’t be any easier, providing solid proof that you’ve made a difference today.  From toothbrushes to entire sets of clothing there is something for every budget!

To support Toronto’s only daytime drop-in shelter for elder homeless men please donate by clicking on the logo below. The link will take you to our very own Haven Toronto donations page. Please note that the site has the former name of the organization – The Good Neighbours Club, which is now Haven Toronto.

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

The big Joe Carter Classic Charity Golf Tournament is in progress!

VIP Reception – Tuesday, June 19 – 7:07 pm – Rogers Centre
Skins Game – Wednesday, June 20 – Eagles Nest Golf Club (Registration at 6:30 am).
The Classic – Thursday, June 21 – Eagles Nest Golf Club (Registration at 7:30 am).

As the top celebrity golf event in North America, the annual Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament pairs avid golfers with top name celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the education and development of Canadian youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund.

Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised and pledged $2,500,000 to benefit Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and other children’s causes.

Read the online newsletter The Buzz for all the latest programs and activities!

If golf is not your thing or you’re just too far away – just click on the logo below to help Youth in the foster care system, giving them a chance at a good life and better transition into adulthood.


Louis has been cast as Domenic Cosoleto in Season 2 of the Canadian City TV series Bad Blood (not to be confused with the family drama of the same name on Investigation Discovery).

Storyline of Season 1:

A story of family, loyalty, deceit, power, greed, and ultimately revenge. Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto is a criminal anomaly. Determined to bring peace to the disparate wings of the Montreal crime world of the day, Rizzuto successfully unifies them, serving as a de facto CEO while ensuring a lucrative payday for all. When Rizzuto is suddenly arrested and extradited to Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the 1981 murders of three Bonanno crime family members, the powerful empire he built begins to crumble. Rizzuto watches helplessly until his release from prison in October 2012, when a Shakespearean tale of revenge begins to unfold.

Filming is almost complete; Louis has a few more days on set left in Sudbury and Montreal. The last time Louis got to work in Montreal was during the filming of This Life, and he enjoyed the city very much.

Here are the details from TV-eh.com.

With cameras now rolling on eight all-new 60-minute episodes of the critically acclaimed original drama Bad Blood, City announced today Season 2 casting for the series’ highly anticipated return this fall. Star Kim Coates reprises his role as Canada’s favourite multifaceted mobster, Declan Gardiner, helming a dynamic new ensemble cast, featuring Louis Ferreira (Breaking Bad, S.W.A.T.), Anna Hopkins (Shadow Hunters), and Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp).

Season 2 picks up five years after Rizzuto’s death and his former right-hand man, Declan Gardiner (Coates), is the reigning king of the Montreal drug trade – that is, until a new breed of mafiosos arrive from Europe to wage war in an attempt to wrestle the city from his grasp. Declan comes up against rivals, both old and new, who want to start dealing more dangerous substances; meanwhile, the Organized Crime Task Force gets ready to take everyone down with the help of a confidential informant. Although he prefers to work alone, Declan soon realizes that, in order to remain on top, he’ll need to enlist some help.

Ready to go to war with Declan are his enemies, Hamilton’s Cosoleto brothers, Domenic (Ferreira) and Enzo (Daniel Kash, In Contempt, The Strain), and their sons, Luca (Franco Lo Presti, Letterkenny, Schitt’s Creek) and Nats (Dylan Taylor, Rogue, Covert Affairs).

On the opposite side of the law is a Senior Agent in the Organized Crime Task Force, Nellie Bullock (Lisa Berry, 19-2, Supernatural), who is working her confidential informant, Nats’s wife, Valentina Cosoleto (Scrofano). But things turn explosive when Declan refuses an offer to partner with the imported power duo and sultry Langana twin siblings, Teresa (Hopkins) and Christian (newcomer Gianni Falcone). Left with no other choice, Declan looks to partner with an unlikely ally, Rose Sunwind (Sharon Taylor, Bellevue, Ghost Wars), and feels obliged to take a friend from his past, Reggie Ross (Ryan McDonald, Fringe), under his wing.

Bad Blood is produced in partnership with New Metric Media and Sphère Média Plus, in association with distributors DHX Media and Skyvision, and with the financial participation of confirmed partners, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the Independent Production Fund, and the Canada Media Fund. Executive producers are Mark Montefiore (Letterkenny, What Would Sal Do) for New Metric Media and Josée Vallée (19-2, This Life) for Sphère Média Plus. Michael Konyves (Barney’s Version, Last Knights), who received a CSA nomination for Best Writing, Drama or Limited Series, returns as showrunner. Kim Coates also serves as producer and received a CSA nomination for Best Lead Actor, Drama or Limited Series, for his role in Season 1. Paula J. Smith (Blood and Water, The Beaverton) is Supervising Producer. Directors include Jeff Renfroe (Cardinal, Rogue) and Molly McGlynn (Mary Goes Round, Working Moms).

Filming is taking place in both Sudbury and Montreal, and surrounding areas. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

Here are more press releases. Stay tuned for information on air dates!


The Star

Bad Blood Facebook Page


June is Portuguese Heritage Month! Try a Google Search to find events happening in your area.

This guy certainly found a way to celebrate!

Thanks to Jackie for the photo!


This month we have 583 caps from the Motive Season 2 episode Overboard.

The Plot:

The killer: Damian Cutter. The victim: Alicia Barclay. Her dead body is found washed up on the beach one morning. Although Betty is able to determine that Alicia did die from drowning, she also believes that Alicia was unconscious when she entered the water. The Homicide detectives discover that Alicia, who was still wearing a cocktail dress, was on a yacht party the previous night, which she organized with Meredith Taylor, the two being the wives of Peter Barclay and Kurt Taylor respectively, the two men who had just purchased the multimillion dollar yacht and who are business partners in a lucrative online gaming venture. They discover an interesting web of one-on-one relationships between the four of Alicia, Peter, Meredith and Kurt, which implicates each of the three still alive as Alicia’s possible killer at various times during the investigation. They will have to dig deeper into the alibis of the three, specifically concerning a Cal Higgs, who worked the party for the catering company, to find the real killer and his motive.
(adapted from IMDb)

The episode also includes two of Louis’ former co-stars: Julie McNiven, who played Ginn in Stargate Universe, and Niall Matter who appeared as Evan Cross in Primeval: New World.

Here is a direct link to the album (or click on the cap above): https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/20365



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 6 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please.


Alaina Huffman

Alaina appeared at All Star Comic Con in Virginia last weekend, June 15-17. Send photos if you were there to meet up with her!

Karyn Mott

Karyn just wrapped filming the miniseries Unspeakable (read her essay in Ferreira Fest 101).

She writes:

And that’s a wrap, Lisa. This has been one of the most incredible experience I have ever had. What a beautiful, courageous, gut wrenching production. My eyes may be puffy from tears but my heart is bursting with love and gratitude. I have such respect for this production’s cast, crew, writers and producers and for all those individuals who were witness and experienced this in real life.

Here are two shots of her as the character Lisa.

The Affolter Brothers

The Undertaker’s Son took home a win at RIFF:

“Well shucks, thanks so much to the Rainier Independent Film Festival for bestowing The Undertaker’s Son with Best Short Narrative! The inspiring festival is run by some of the friendliest folks in one of the coolest locations. Can’t wait to return!”

And congrats to Hayden Kruger for Best Costume Design in a Short Drama at the 2018 Leo Awards for his work on The Undertaker’s Son!

The four brothers were interviewed by Ashleigh Davidson on the red carpet at the 2018 Leo Awards. Both The Undertaker’s Son and Soggy Flakes had several nominations.

Amanda Alexander

Amanda is currently working as script supervisor on Season 3 of Travelers. So, when a special guest star stopped by for an episode she was happy to take some photos. Thanks for sharing, Amanda!

Louis plays the recurring character of Rick Hall on Travelers.
Who needs a costume?!

Greyston Holt 

Greyston shared a past portrait of himself as Clayton, a werewolf in the series Bitten.

Mika McKinnon

Mika just got interviewed by Earther.com about a “footquake” – a seismic event caused by the FIFA soccer win of Mexico over Germany. Read all about it here

She also got interviewed by a UK tabloid, which is quite an accomplishment! Tabloids aren’t exactly known for hard science. All hail Mika for going where few scientists have gone before! Read her comments about the Kilauea eruption here.

And finally, Science in Fiction is one of Mika’s biggest passions, as the interview at Science for the People clearly shows!

Still not enough science fact for you? Nerd out with Mika at Dragon Con in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend!

Eugene Lipinski 

New movie poster alert! Keanu Reeves’ new film, Siberia, is about an American diamond trader’s journey to Siberia to find his missing Russian partner, featuring our friend Eugene Lipinski as one of the fellow Russians!

It’s coming to theatres around July 11 so add it to your summer movie watch list now! Check out the official movie poster!

Troy Mundle

Troy was at the 2018 Leo Awards. Here he is with Chad Riley and composer Blake Matthew who got a nomination for his score for La Buena.

Troy will be at Dragon Con this year on Labor Day weekend (August 30 – September 3), representing the Star Wars movie Bucketheads in which he played stormtrooper  TK-423.

Want to meet up with Troy and talk about his movies? Drop us a line!

Dennis Heaton

Dennis’ most recent series Ghost Wars – now unfortunately cancelled – still won Best Sound, Best Costume Design and Best Hairstyling in a Dramatic Series at this year’s Leo Awards. In addition to the three wins, the series received an additional four nominations.

Congrats to Dennis and his team!

Patrick Gilmore

Mission accomplished: Travelers took home the Banff Media Rockie Award for Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Action Series on June 11! It also won the Rogers Award for Excellence in Canadian TV. 

Patrick will be back at Dragon Con this Fall. Join us in hanging out with him!

Alex Appel

You can now watch Alex’ full length feature film The Death of Alice Blue online on YouTube!
Here’s a direct link, or check it out right here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_CP2y76LCk&t=22s

Logline: Alice Blue has her first real job, at an advertising agency run by vampires.


Eric Banerd

Life is About Balance: Eric is currently surfing at Dreamland Beach at Uluwatu, Bali. Check out his Instagram feed for amazing photos!

For more of a taste of home, visit the Instagram feed for Eric’s company EB Painting and the fantastic job they do turning your ramshackly abode into the talk of the neighborhood!

Jennifer Spence

The Season 3 finale of Jen’s series You Me Her aired on May 22 on Audience Network.

Jen attended the annual Leo Awards last month – here she is on the red carpet.

Wendy D was the official photographer at this year’s Leo awards, and she was able to do a large number of portraits of the attendees.

Here are two portraits of Jen at the event. Check out the story at YVR Screen Scene! Which other celebrities do you recognize in the collection?

Jen’s series Travelers was a BANFF World Media Festival Double Winner!

Jen will also be at Dragon Con this year, joining Patrick, Mika and Troy!

Jen’s new series The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco is set to launch in July on BritBox TV – stay tuned for details!

The series is a spin-off of the popular ITV series about an elite unit of female code-breakers who reunite after the war to solve crimes. The spin-off takes place in the United States in 1956; Spence’s character is Olivia Mori, a Japanese American codebreaker whose family was interned during the war.

Jen was featured in a recent article in the Vancouver Courier, as she explored a sad aspect of her roots. She visited Hastings Park with Courier photographer Dan Toulgoet  to shoot in and around the buildings where her great-grandmother, grandmother, and great aunts were housed before being sent to an internment camp in Tashmie, B.C. Jen’s relatives were among the 22,000 Canadian citizens and residents uprooted from their lives, stripped of their belongings and jobs, and crammed into internment camps far from the West Coast.

Rob Munic

Rob shared his story of how he met Michael J. Fox:
There was that one time when I thought I was starring in a film with Michael J. Fox and I kept blowing his takes by “improvising” my own dialogue in the middle of his scene. This scene had to be shot before a huge Fabulous Thunderbirds concert which was to also be shot that night – and there was a massive blizzard happening outside. I took it upon myself to blow a few more of his takes – only to surprisingly be fired. Upon my dismissal from set, another background performer with lofty aspirations mouthed off to my hero Michael J in front of everyone. That was a mistake and I put that dude in his place, coming to the side of my man Michael J. As I was walking away, Michael J asked what I was doing the rest of the night – I reminded him I was fired, he said “No, you’re not. Come with me.”

We grabbed a Marlboro together and then he led me to the concert scene where I got to be his stand in for the rest of the night. That moment led me to this life. Thanks again Michael J. Fox for taking this young asshole aside and showing him kindness. You pointed this ship in the right direction.

Peter Kelamis

Peter racked up two Leo Awards this year! The first one is for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic SeriesBeyond: Episode Knock, Knock. The second one – pictured here – is for  Best Voice Performance in an Animation Program or SeriesChuck’s Choice – Episode Cool Hand Norm.

Here’s Peter on the red carpet at the 2018 Leo Awards!

Professional photographer Wendy D took official photos at Leo Awards. She took four of Peter, and they are fabulous!

My Little Pony Fans! Make sure you come to DigiCon Genesis this August 25-27 and meet Peter Kelamis! Book your tickets here

Peter will also be at Shore Leave  July 6-8, so you have plenty of opportunities to meet him!

Finally, congrats to Peter on reaching 100+ BTVA Voice Acting credits

Bradley Stryker

Bradley is currently in Oregon filming Get Gone. Nice gig if you can get it!

Bradley’s latest series Chesapeake Shores Season 3 premieres Aug 5th on Hallmark Channel, and there will be plenty of new music from the Trace Riley Band. Bradley plays John Rawl, one of the band members. 


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:

“Dianne is fighting cancer and has lost her hair through chemotherapy. She approached me to do a tree for her on her crown. Trees have always meant a lot to her and especially now they give her strength.”

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