Ferreira Fest 105

Ferreira Fest 105

Published September 2018.

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As summer is winding down and Fall is at our doorstep it’s time for another Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his chosen charities and friends. We have shows news, screen caps, our exclusive Reading Series and lots more, so grab a slice of pineapple upside down cake at our virtual buffet and come on in!


Ability Online

The team from Ability Online rang the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 29th. Watch a video here!

  • Upcoming Events:

Whiskey Tasting!

Start Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: The Caledonian, 856 College Street, Toronto
Please join us to sample some of the world’s best Scotch whiskies paired with traditional Scottish fare.
There’ll be a silent auction, followed by a live auction of some high-end exotic whiskies. So come join the party and experience Scotland’s best, one wee dram at a time.
Reserve tickets here:
November 15
November 22

You can read several new posts on their blog here.

To make a donation to Ability Online and helping to fund a safe, monitored online environment for disabled youth please click on the logo below.

Project Limelight

Project Limelight posted a video of their Off To the Races 2018 fundraiser. The movie was made by Daniel Boileau and includes a number of great moments from the event.

Click on the screen cap below to go to the post with the movie.

If you missed the fundraiser but would still like to contribute to helping inner city kids get a free high-quality performing arts education please click on the logo below. Online donations are easy and secure.

Haven Toronto

Read the Haven Toronto September newsletter by clicking on the thumbnail on the right.

There are several new articles on the Haven Toronto news page, such as a report of a high school student volunteer who did his community service hours at the daytime shelter: What’s in it for me? Want to help in the most direct way possible? At Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share site anything you purchase will be given directly to an elder homeless man. 

You can always make a donation to the general fund for Haven Toronto’s day to day operations by clicking on the logo below. Please note that the link leads to our very own donations page which is still under Haven Toronto’s former name The Good Neighbours’ Club, but your donation will arrive at Haven Toronto just the same.

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Upcoming Events:

Teddy Bear Affair – the annual fundraiser of The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Saturday, October 27, 2018
6:00pm – 1:00am
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building Halls F & G
222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

In 2017, along with our generous partners and committed donors, we successfully raised a total of $3.3 million from the event and generous donations to the Teddy Bear Fund, established as a tribute to the Foundation Gala. Funds raised supported the critical and urgent needs of children and youth in the community.

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair is widely recognized as one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated black-tie galas. Revenue generated from the event is used to support the most pressing needs of vulnerable children in our community.

This year’s gala is sold out but you can still donate.

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

For general donations please click on the logo below – many children in foster care need your help.


  • Travelers

Louis is in Season 3 episode 6 (as of yet untitled) of Travelers, reprising his role as Rick Hall. The series will air on Netflix later this year.

Louis Ferreira as Rick Hall in Travelers Season 2

  • Bad Blood

The first promos for Bad Blood are out! Check out Louis’ new look as mobster Domenic Cosoleto. The first episode of Season 2 Who Are You? will air on October 10 on CTV.

Louis Fereira (right) as Domenic Cosoleto in Bad Blood

Louis is currently in Los Angeles, doing auditions. Keep your fingers crossed!


This month we have 66 screencaps from the Season 2 episode Coping Cards of the series This Life. Louis only has a few short scenes in this one but they’re excellent.

Louis plays David K. Crowley, an absentee dad who has a change of heart and returns to be more involved in the lives of his children. His ex-wife is suffering from cancer and doesn’t want him around.

Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/34287 , or click on the image below. For lots more screencaps check out our Screencaps Page!


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 9 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please.


Alaina Huffman

Alaina has teamed up with Stands to raise money for charity by sponsoring a unique t-shirt design for her recurring role as the Queen of Hell on Supernatural. Click on the photo on the left to get your own t-shirt.

Alaina’s Raise a little hell t-shirts at Stands will raise a lot of cash for Random Acts!

And here’s Alaina with her kids and matching t-shirts!

Karyn Mott

Li’l Ginge got to do her first round of ADR for her role on the CBC mini-series Unspeakable. Please read her essay in Ferreira Fest 101! ADR stands for Automated or Automatic Dialog Replacement. Dialog that cannot be salvaged from production tracks must be re-recorded in a process called looping or ADR.

The Affolter Brothers

The Affolters have done the artwork for two animated projects recently – Julio from Mexico in Pup Star: World Tour (left) and a Ginalina music video (right). Click on the Ginalina artwork to watch the video!

Amanda Alexander

Amanda’s latest show A Million Little Things premiers on September 26 on ABC – check your local listings for times.

Here’s an official announcement for the series:

Amanda was named Crew Member of the Episode on A Million Little Things!

From left to right: James Roday, David Giuntoli, Amanda Alexander, Sonia Linder

And here’s Amanda at work on AMLT!

Amanda posted this photo of herself on the job:
“Just another day of telling the actors what to do.”

Mika McKinnon

Mika is a regular guest at Dragon Con. Here’s a list of the many panels she moderated or was featured in as a speaker.

Mika and Bea ran into each other at several panels as they share many interests such as debunking Post-Apocalyptic Pseudoscience.

Mika recorded a video clip exclusively for Ferreira Fest, so say hi to Mika, Moose and a hefty chunk of lava!

Since we’re in the middle of hurricane season, have you ever thought about why people DON’T evacuate when one of those giant storms is about to hit? Mika will give you a whole new way to look at the issue. As always, it’s not as easy as it seems.
Read her article on Scientific American here. It is a true eye-opener.

Some time ago Mika’s late pet hedgehog was featured on the @observatorycats feed. The cats living at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have suffered badly after hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Now they need your help! Please visit their GoFundMe Page and donate what you can to pay for veterinary care, vaccinations, spays and neuters. You can even adopt an Observatory Cat!

Eugene Lipinski

Eugene’s recent movie Three Seconds is slated to hit the festival scene sometime early next year. Stay tuned for more info!

Troy Mundle

Troy’s latest movie Bucketheads won the Spirit of Dragon Con Award right out of the gate!

Watch the Bucketheads trailer here!

Sadly, Troy didn’t make it to Dragon Con after all, but some of the production staff did. Bucketheads was screened at the Film Festival for a very appreciative audience. It’s a beautifully done movie in stunning surroundings, telling the heartrending story of a moment in the life of a storm trooper who suffers a crash landing in the deep forest of a planet, and who has a surprise encounter that will possibly change his life.

It could easily be seen as the pilot of a TV series that explores pivotal moments in the lives of those generally faceless soldiers, but as Troy confirmed the point of this movie was to tell the story of one moment in the life of one storm trooper.

Stay tuned for more info on where you can watch the movie!

Dennis Heaton

Dennis will be at the Vancouver International Film Fest in the Meet the Showrunners event. Only a few tickets are still available – get yours here.

Here is a fabulous new in-depth interview with Dennis about his new show The Order. Principal photography on the series wrapped in July, and it will air on Netflix. A premiere date has not been set yet.

Patrick Gilmore

#smug sip!

Here’s why Patrick had to miss Dragon Con this year: he’s been cast in the new comedy series Jann!

From a CTV press release:

Production has begun on the inaugural season of CTV’s new original comedy series Jann. Starring multi-platinum award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself, the six-episode comedy series takes viewers on Jann’s quest for renewed fame in the wake of a waning career, while also dealing with the obligations and pressures of her real life.

Alex Appel

Sadly, Alex also didn’t make it to Dragon Con this year – after filming her new project Modern Persuasion based on the book by Jane Austen she needed a break. We’ll be sure to meet up with her again next year!

Sawyer Ferreira

This summer Sawyer got to visit one of the iconic landmarks of the northern latitudes – an inunnguaq.

From the Canadian Encyclopedia:
Inuksuk (also spelled inukshuk, plural inuksuit) is a figure made of piled stones or boulders constructed to communicate with humans throughout the Arctic. Traditionally constructed by the Inuit, inuksuit are integral to Inuit culture and are often intertwined with representations of Canada and the North. A red inuksuk adorns the flag of Nunavut. In Inuktitut, the term inuksuk means “to act in the capacity of a human.” It is an extension of the word inuk meaning “a human being.” Inuksuit have been found adjacent to archaeological sites dating from 2400 to 1800 BCE in the Mingo Lake region of southwest Baffin Island. While stone figures resembling human forms are often referred to as inuksuk, such figures are actually known as inunnguaq.

Louis, Sawyer, Jackie and an inunnguaq
Photo by Rhona Walker

Justin Nannassy

Justin has posted some new poetry. His entire collection of poetry and art can be found on his Gallery Page with hotlinks to full-size images. Please note: all artwork and poetry is intended for mature audiences. If you’re under age, go here instead!

David Dingess

David is now on Instagram! Follow him @DavidDingess. He posted:

#tbt to the time I thought I was SooOoOoOO cool. (~19)

And on the right:
#tbt to when I had another dumb alias for my music. (Dan Jerus)

Jennifer Spence

Jen is now on Instagram – follow her at @thejenniferspence! We met up with her a few times at Dragon Con and we’ll post a short video clip with Jen in an upcoming Ferreira Fest, so stay tuned!

Here’s Jen with her Stargate Universe colleagues Lou Diamond Phillips and Peter Kelamis at DragonCon!

After Dragon Con Jen and her husband went to Memphis, TN, where among other famous places they toured the legendary Sun Studios. Check Jen’s Twitter Feed for lots of great photos from this trip!

Jen’s latest series The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco is now on CityTV. Tune in Fridays at 8pm ET starting September 14th.

Jen also participated in The Suitcase Project: A collaboration with Kayla Isomura.
The Suitcase Project asks yonsei and gosei (fourth and fifth generation Japanese Canadians and Americans) what they would pack if uprooted from their homes in a moment’s notice.

While these descendants of the internment and incarceration may never have to endure the same forced uprooting as their ancestors, Kayla Isomura’s work examines how they, and those descended from families who experienced other forms of discrimination, remain affected by this history today through a series of photographs, short films and interviews.

Over the course of nearly three months, more than 80 subjects ranging in age and background shared their stories from cities in British Columbia, Canada and Washington, USA.

Rob Munic

Rob’s latest series Star premiers its 3rd season on September 26 on Fox.

His favorite charity Kids In The Spotlight (KITS) will have their 9th Annual screening and awards event on November 3, 2018. Rob has contributed to a number of these short films, mentoring the young people in the program and lending his considerable expertise in the business to these budding future film makers.

Peter Kelamis

Zilla is thrilled to have Peter back home! After a long absence traveling and doing cons he was sorely missed by his pup…

Criz Alvarez did a new interview with Peter about his role on Stargate Universe and what he’s been up to since then.

We met up with Peter at Dragon Con this year – a short video clip will be posted in an upcoming Ferreira Fest! Peter did several Stargate panels, and he also hosted the Don S. Davis Memorial Charity Auction for all things Stargate, where an autographed headshot of Louis also found a new home, raising money for this year’s good cause Literacy Action.

Bradley Stryker

Bradley will appear in an episode of Heartland; he will play Tony in episode 6.

Logline: A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.

He was also just cast in the Netflix series Lost in Space!

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 get asked to attend many pre-birthing celebrations that are usually set for about a couple of weeks before the baby is born. This is a good time to get a henna done because the belly is so large now and gives me ample surface area.

On this occasion I arrived to a backyard party with a mother who had started to go into labour that day! She still wanted her henna and asked if I didn’t mind doing this while she laboured.

So I had a bit of a challenge, because she was having contractions every few minutes making my canvas quite unsteady… I did find it challenging and don’t think this is my best work. But considering the circumstances I think it’s not so bad… I finished in record time and the last few dots were placed just as she was being hurried to the hospital to give birth. All her friends continued to party in the backyard.”

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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