Ferreira Fest 114

Published June 2019.

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  Summer is in full swing here in the Northern hemisphere, and as the 20th and the longest day of the year approaches we have a very special solstice party here at Ferreira Fest, as we welcome Franco Lo Presti to the Ferreira Fest family! Franco plays Luca Cosoleto, the son to Louis’ character Domenic Cosoleto in the series Bad Blood. We have an exclusive interview with Franco and introduce his very own web page with photos and videos. Of course we also have shows, friends and charity news, screen caps and our Reading Series, so grab an age-appropriate iced pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!


Ability Online

Ability Online is happy to welcome new board directors to the team! 
“We Welcome New Directors to the Board”

A new blog entry has been posted: One Foot in Front of the Other: Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone By Remy Martino, Ability Online Member and Mentor.

The organization’s equipment funding section Ability Gives is still supporting Gabriel – learn more about this exceptional young man in Ferreira Fest 113 or click here.

Please help Ability Online provide a safe, bullying-free online environment for children and young adults with disabilities. Donate by clicking on the logo below – every penny helps!

Project Limelight

Project Limelight will hold its 2nd Annual Off To The Races fundraising event on July 26th!

Grab your derby hats, it’s the 2nd annual Off To The Races 2019 in honor of Project Limelight Friday July 26th at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver!

Tickets go on sale soon! Save the date!

If you can’t make it to the fundraiser just click on the logo below and help inner city kids get a free high-quality performing arts education!

Haven Toronto

The Haven Toronto folks celebrated Victoria Day weekend with a big barbecue! Clients lined up for some grilled goodness.

You would think having a dog like Waska in the office would mean staff goof off more, but no.

Waska does not like monkeys, let alone monkeying around. Our Lab Assistant celebrated a birthday on June 15!

The June issue of Haven Toronto’s online magazine is ready! Click on the cover image on the right to read it.

You will find information about the root causes of homelessness, gentrification of lo-cost housing, precarious careers of the 21st century, and whether a poor person can ever become an astronaut.

We also hear from well-known celebrities who were once homeless.

The articles may surprise you, so be sure to check it out.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to know exactly what happens to money you donate to a charity, Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share site is for you! Anything you purchase on the site goes directly to an elder homeless man in need – no middle man, no shipping costs, but fast, tangible help. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Of course you can also give to the general operating fund of the organization by clicking on the logo below. Please note that you will be linked to our very own donations page which still bears the former name of the shelter – The Good Neighbours Club. Your donation will still arrive at Haven Toronto.

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Upcoming Events:

General registration for The 2019 B&O Yorkville Run is now open! You can support Canada’s most vulnerable kids on September 8 by signing up and making The Children’s Aid Foundation your charity of choice! The 5K run is set for Sunday, September 8th, 2019. The cost of registration is $125 + HST plus a $100 minimum fundraising donation for the charity of your choice! When you register you have the option to sign up for Barry’s Run Club, a weekly 5K run on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm, starting June 18th through Sept 3rd. Beginners and advanced runners are welcome! The cost is $65 + HST. You can learn more about the perks and prizes here. Please direct all questions to .

Stand Up for Kids Night is an evening to honor resiliency and achievements, impact, and commitment.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall
6:00 pm

Stand Up for Kids Night honors the incredible achievements of the bright and deserving young people we support along with the extraordinary Canadians that have made an indelible mark on the child welfare landscape through the annual Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award.

During the night we will also take the opportunity to recognize the commitment of our generous donors and volunteers and celebrate the impact we are making as a community of allies for children and youth in child welfare.

Read more about all upcoming events in the online newsletter The Buzz.

Please click on the logo below to donate and help children and youth in foster care get a solid start in life. Every penny helps!


Season 2 of BET’s Tales premieres on July 2, 9pm/ 8c – check your local listings! Louis plays the character of Cole in episode 203 Deep Cover. This episode will air on July 16.

Don’t forget to set your DVR and make a note in your calendar to watch!


From Jessica Biel’s Twitter feed:

“My new show Limetown premieres Oct 16th on Facebook Watch. I know that’s far away, but it gives you enough time to figure out what Facebook Watch is.”

And here are two preview articles about the show, which is already creating a fair amount of buzz.

  • Variety

Facebook Watch Hits 140 Million Daily Users, Premiere Dates Set for Upcoming Originals

Limetown, October 16: Jessica Biel stars in drama based on the podcast of the same name, following an American Public Radio journalist as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee. Cast includes Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin, Kelly Jenrette, John Beasley and Louis Ferreira. Biel also executive produces along with her partner and executive producer, Michelle Purple, for their Iron Ocean Productions banner. The series comes from Endeavor Content.

Read the whole article here.

  • Bleeding Cool

Limetown: Our First Look at Jessica Biel in Facebook Watch’s Mystery-Thriller Podcast Adaptation [VIDEO]

The mysteries of Limetown are about to be revealed before our very eyes – literally – with Jessica Biel (The Sinner) and Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) set to star in Facebook Watch’s 10-episode series adaptation of the mystery-thriller podcast when it debuts October 16th. If you’re thinking, “Wow, that’s a long time to wait!” – Biel and the fine folks at Facebook Watch have got you covered, with both the first image and footage (beginning at the 1:00 mark) from the Fall series.

Watch the video here


Franco Lo Presti plays Luca Cosoleto, the son of Louis’ character Domenic Cosoleto, in Season 2 of Bad Blood. He kindly agreed to an interview with Ferreira Fest to talk about his career and how he got to the here and now. Join us in welcoming Luca to the Ferreira Fest family!

Franco’s Interview can be found on Franco’s Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira.


This month we have 422 screen caps from episode 5 Disruption and Early Sorrow of Season 2 of Bad Blood, in which both Louis and Franco play significant parts.

Short summary:

Domenic reads the headlines about all the deaths involving Fentanyl. Domenic meets with Teresa and Christian to tell them that they are out of the business, but to Teresa’s surprise, his son Luca still wants to move forward against his father’s wishes.

To read a full recap (SPOILER ALERT!) of the episode, go here.

To view the album click on the image below. Here is also a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/37901


After the Toronto Raptors’ (“We The North”) win in the NBA championships Louis got himself cortoonized as RaptorFanMan.

When asked what his special superpower was he said:

“RaptorFanMan’s superpower is to be happy to watch young talent play his favorite game, remembering how the game itself took out RFM’s patellas.”

Way to go, RaptorFanMan!


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 18 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please.


Alaina Huffman

Alaina can currently be seen in the horror thriller The Perfection on Netflix.

Alaina plays Paloma, the perfect wife to Anton Bachoff, who runs the prestigious Bachoff Academy for young cellists in Boston, and helps him scout for new talent.

Here is a spoiler-free review of The Perfection.

Alaina at a promotional event

Alaina as Paloma in The Perfection

The Affolter Brothers

The talented brothers did it again!

They write:

“STOKED to hear the Said The Whale video for  UnAmerican just WON THE PRISM PRIZE for Audience Award!”

Congrats to the fab four!

Justin Breault

Our resident personal trainer Justin has some useful advice for staying in shape:

“Here’s a new exercise technique I’d like to show you called the ‘hillbilly shower’. Just go to class straight from work, take off your boots, put your feet in the sink (use soap, of course… don’t be gross) and presto… hit the mats!”

So – no more excuses!

Greyston Holt

Greyston has filmed a new movie called A Very Country Wedding , where he plays the character of Zane.

Logline: When a country star’s wedding is put on hold questions arise about his relationship status. He insists that he is still with his fiancee but the public is pushing for a relationship with a beauty from an accidental encounter. Who will he choose?

Mika McKinnon

Mika presented a seismic signals talk on June 19 at NerdNite. It was entitled Seismic Spying.

Mika’s Twitter feed has an interesting thread about the Monday May 27 landslide at Joffre Peak. Here she is in Pemberton Valley.

Mika writes: “It’s a bit unreal it’s been 10 years on Twitter. A lot has changed, but a lot has stayed exactly the same. Thank you for joining me on this adventure, playing with me, and sharing my work. I appreciate it.”

Mika has a new profile pic on Twitter…

…and a new portrait on her DragonCon page.

Troy Mundle

Troy hit the red carpet at the recent Leo Awards. Looking sharp, young man!

Dennis Heaton

Dennis is currently posting daily inspiration pictures on his Twitter feed. Inspiration for his series The Order, that is. And so they are all appropriately creepy. Be sure to check them out!

Dennis wrote on May 25: “Just delivered the outlines for episodes 201 and 202 of The Order. There’s a feeling that comes with hitting that first creative milestone when you’re starting a new season of a series. I think it’s called “gut-emptying spastic panic.” Happy Saturday!

Patrick Gilmore
Patrick is keeping busy working and adventure-ing. His new show Jann was officially renewed for Season 2, and while the series You Me Her just concluded Season 4 they are already filming Season 5, the show’s final episodes.

Patrick went bungee jumping to celebrate his birthday – click on the screen cap to watch the whole terrifying event!

And here is a look back at Patrick’s characters in all 3 Stargate series.

David Dingess

David posted another action photo from a recent gig!

“#atlutd put me on the halo board y’all.”

Ingrid Rogers

Ingrid Rogers and Joni Bovill were guests on Noches Con Platanito on May 28 at 9pm/ 8c, promoting the new season of their series Bosch on Amazon. The show aired on Estrella TV (Channel 62). You can watch the segment on Ingrid’s Instagram feed by clicking on the screen cap

Rob Munic

As mentioned above Rob’s latest series Tales returns July 2nd on BET. Rob was writing, directing and executive producing.

Check it out!

Peter Kelamis

Peter was struttin’ his stuff on the red carpet at the 2019 Leo Awards, which he also hosted.

Way to go, Peter!

Bradley Stryker

Bradley muses on his latest role:

“As actors, sometimes we must acknowledge that some characters we play are just more handsome than others.”

He’s absolutely right.

Bradley writes:

“Another tremendous day at the Cafe Plays at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, CA!”

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