Ferreira Fest 118

Published October 2019.

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Fall has finally arrived in the Northern hemisphere and with it comes everything pumpkin spice, as well as another Ferreira Fest! We have so many goodies for you this month, so grab a wedge of pie with your age-appropriate pineapple drink at our virtual bar and come on in!


Ability Online

Ability Online is looking forward to its first big fundraiser in the Vancouver area, a whiskey tasting event and silent auction. If you’ve got a thing for whiskey and want to try some rare and unusual varieties, be sure to sign up! You can purchase tickets here.  

Ability Gives, the equipment fundraising arm of Ability Online, is still supporting Lamitta. You can read all about her in Ferreira Fest 115. There are just a few more days left in this campaign to ensure that this little girl receives the stairlift she so desperately needs. Please help by making a donation here.

Of course you can always donate directly to Ability Online and help ensure that children and young adults with disabilities continue to have a safe, monitored, bully-free online environment to interact with others. Just click on the logo below, it’s easy and secure.

Project Limelight

The mission of Project Limelight is to create an environment that will allow youth to develop a strong sense of self and to unleash their imagination. The program provides a nurturing community that supports their development through participation in the performing arts. Project Limelight gives young people a sense of confidence, self-assurance and creative freedom that will be carried forward outside of the initiative and into their school and home life.

Mentorship is a big part of Project Limelight’s culture and is pivotal in creating a sustainable program that reaches deep into the community and provides participants with an appreciation of what goes into the making of a performance. Project Limelight encourages past participants to come back and mentor the next round of Project Limelight kids. They also offer participants a select number of internships and scholarships to continue their studies in whatever field they choose.

Check out Project Limelight’s video collection page, which includes the adorable short film The Review, which features none other than our own main man Louis Ferreira! Watch it now right here!

If you’d like to help give disadvantaged inner-city kids access to a free high-quality performing arts education, click on the logo below. You contribution will also help feed the children attending the program.

Haven Toronto

Haven Toronto is Toronto’s only daytime drop-in center for elder homeless men. Along with tireless advocacy for the homeless the center is also actively involved in all topics related to the well-being of the elderly.  Click on the thumbnails to the right to read two publications – a free eBook empowering everyone to help those less fortunate, and a monthly eMagazine exploring homelessness and related issues from a variety of angles. 

The FORTUNATE 500 is a network of incredible individuals in our community who recognize the importance of giving back to others. Learn more at The Fortunate 500.

Any night in Toronto, there are 10,000 people who are homeless. With winter on its way, they need a place of their own, a place indoors, and failing that, they need a new winter jacket to sleep in. Please Shop  And Share winter wear in our online store.

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

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system. You can read about their many programs in their newsletter The Buzz.

October 10 was World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness about mental health issues as well as available mental health care supports. This year’s focus is on suicide prevention.⁠

Exposure to childhood trauma is almost universal in the child welfare population, which is one of the reasons why children and youth in care are almost four times as likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder compared to children in the general population.⁠

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is working with various partners and supporters to help youth transitioning out of care address their past trauma and move forward towards successful futures with our Connections program. This wraparound healthcare hub provides quicker access to mental health support for youth-in-transition in the GTA.⁠ ⁠

Read more about the program and how to apply here.⁠

Upcoming Events:

Teddy Bear Affair sold out

We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair is officially SOLD OUT!⁠ 

You may not be able to attend, but it’s not too late to make a contribution! You can make a gift to support children and youth involved in the child welfare system by clicking on the logo below. The process is easy and secure.⁠


Connekt Creative Inc  (Louis’ agency) writes:

Is it possible for a whole town of people to just disappear? Connekt Client Louis Ferreira plays Max Finlayson, a cocky but charming scientific genius. Check out the trailer for Limetown now! The series premiered October 16 on FacebookWatch.

You can watch the first two episodes on FaceBook Watch here.

(Note: Louis does not appear in them yet.)

Reviews so far have been mixed – you can read some of the better ones on Collider.com and Decider.com.


Season 4 of The Man In The High Castle starts November 15 on Amazon Prime. Louis plays Brad Bellows, a member of the resistance. Watch the official Season 4 trailer here or click on the show logo below for the link.


This month we have 579 screen caps from the series This Life Season 2 Episode 7 Joyride. Louis plays wayward dad David K. Crowley who has a change of heart and returns to his estranged ex-wife Natalie and their children.

Logline: In this episode Natalie has not divulged to her children that she and their father have reconciled of sorts, let alone that they had a sexual encounter. Natalie may get a jolt in letting David back into her and the children’s lives. Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/39870


The third monthly reading series continues in Mr. Mugs – Take A Peek! by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor. It is almost identical to the volume Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please! except for 11 pages which served as non-religious substitutes for the bible stories.

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 2 of Mr. Mugs – Take A Peek.


Franco Lo Presti

Franco was in the Off-Broadway production Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley, which just closed last week. Read a review from the The New York Times!

Check out Franco’s Instagram Feed for tons of great photos from rehearsals and the performances, as well as interactions with cast and crew members.

The Affolter Brothers

“We love hand-drawn animation and coming up with unique styles to meet the needs of our clients!

Here’s one of the clips we produced for Unlikely, a documentary by Three Frame Media, which investigates America’s college dropout crisis.”

Learn more about the film and watch the trailer on their website or click on the screen cap below for a link to watch. 

Amanda Alexander
Amanda writes:

“I’m still working on Batwoman till March of 2020.

Also on September 29 I was on a podcast called PropsCast.

The details are below. This is an awesome film/life related podcast.”

Click here to listen: CedarGate Carblantis Cove (with Amanda Alexander)

PropsCast by Jordie Dobbie and Clayton Flagg

We started The PropsCast as a creative outlet for ourselves outside of work, but also as an incentive to hang out on a regular basis! The fact that people enjoy listening is a bonus.

You can listen to The PropsCast for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher (Android users).

Our content is a mixture of appreciating movies and TV while offering a cheeky and realistic look at our jobs in Vancouver’s film industry. But 40% of the time we end up on a completely unrelated tangent.

Greyston Holt

Greyston writes:

Well, there it is. Finally able to share that I joined the amazing cast of Batwoman. Love these peeps.

Congrats, Greyston! It’s always nice when two or more of our friends get to work together!

Mika McKinnon

Mika will be a guest of honor at Orycon 41 in Portland, Oregon next month! 

The con runs November 8 – 10th, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel, Jantzen Beach.

You can find her complete con schedule here.

And here is a random geology fieldwork picture of Mika in an excavator bucket.

Troy Mundle

Troy has been taking an acting course at Haven Studio with Benjamin Ratner who, incidentally, is our friend Jen Spence’s husband.

Troy writes:

What an amazing session we just had with Benjamin Ratner at Haven Studio. So inspiring to work with such a talented and dedicated group of artists and witness their scenes come to life over the last several weeks.

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick is currently filming Season 2 of the Canadian series Jann. Here’s a photo from the first day of filming…

… and here is the first official photo of the Season 2 Jann cast!

And here’s a little interview with Patrick about his favorite part of playing Shaun the bartender on You Me Her. Click on the screenshot for a link to watch!

Jennifer Spence

From the Deadline.com website:

Freeform Sets Full Cast For Mystery Drama Pilot Close Up

We are so proud to announce Jennifer Spence is set as a lead in the Freeform pilot Close Up!

Spence will portray Tessa, the lead character Rachel’s mom who was once a powerful lawyer but now finds herself in a cycle of self-destruction.

Congrats to Jen for landing another great role!

Rob Munic

Rob shared two photos and the stories behind them:

It’s that time of year again. KITS Awards 2019 10th Anniversary Gala hosted by the generous, incomparable and hysterical Ty Burrell. Kids in the Spotlight is more than movies. It’s a movement. KITS provides healing from the trauma of foster care through the art of storytelling and film making. Empowering foster kids–One film at a time. KITS does everything to ensure these dreams. Details: Saturday November 2nd. Paramount Studios. 3:00PM. Tickets available at www.kitsinc.org.

For years now I’ve wanted to become a blacksmith – or a smith of any sort – but blacksmith sounded way cooler. So my numero uno Ingrid Rogers hooked me up with the dopest gift. A class at Adam’s Forge  – now I’m hooked and it’s only a matter of time until I’m on Forged In Fire making a 17th century battle ace – or able to make a letter opener. Win-Win for this guy!!!

Peter Kelamis

You can now access the podcast Peter did with Sabrina Furminger from YVR Screen Scene. Click here to listen!

And here’s a photo of Peter (far left) with Ian James, Brian Drummond, and Scott McNeil at Kameha Con 1.

Bradley Stryker

Bradley shared a photo of his recent role in the Deep Into Darkness event about Edgar Allen Poe in Vancouver.

The magic of immersive theatre!

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:

“Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!! To all the moms and dads out there, and all the babies waiting to be born!”

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!