Ferreira Fest 174

Published June 2024
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Welcome to another great Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities! We have some great stuff for everyone who is working to cope with the weather – you might be trying to stay cool in the northern hemisphere or bundle up Down Under – and there’s nothing better than our little corner of the internet to make the best of it. So grab an age-appropriate beverage at our virtual bar and come on in!


Ability Online

Our mission is to provide a social network technology platform that gives youth with disabilities, parents, and professionals a safe, secure, and positive online experience every time they log in.

We strive to remove social barriers and reduce the stigma associated with being different, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence.

We aim to promote independence and a better quality of life with learning and skills development.

Above all, we want to promote respect, acceptance, and inclusion.

Ability Online‘s latest fundraiser, the Annual Whiskey Tasting event, took place last month – stand by for reports! If you weren’t able to make it you can just make a direct donation and ensure that kids with disabilities will always have a safe, monitored and bully-free online gathering place. Just click on the logo below!

Haven Toronto

Haven Toronto is Canada’s only daytime shelter specifically geared towards elder homeless men, where members can receive vital care, services and meals every day of the year.

Check out this Q1 2024 Impact Update!

The Haven Toronto Annual General Meeting will take place on June 24, 6pm online.

You can attend easily by registering at haventoronto.ca

Summer is here! Last week, the Modern Mystery School helped us host a BBQ in our courtyard here for all of our members to enjoy.

Our dental hygiene program helps our members maintain their health, while in their own community. The hygienist comes twice a month.

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

Stand Up For Kids Night with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Stand Up For Kids Night pays tribute to the power of collective and individual achievement. Together, we’ll honor the accomplishments of the young people we serve and thank our community of donors and volunteers for their dedication to creating brighter futures for families, children, and youth involved with the child welfare system.

At this year’s reimagined event we will also share more about our programs, initiatives, and activities.

Stand Up for Kids Night is tonight, June 20!

You can always read all the latest news here.

You can help kids in foster care get a good start in life by making a donation – every penny helps. Just click on the logo below!


Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming week:

S.W.A.T. 101: Pilot

Monday June 24, 3pm – SUND

A S.W.A.T. leader (Shemar Moore) is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he is tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Series premiere.
Louis plays the original S.W.A.T. team leader William ‘Buck’ Spivey.

See screen caps here!

S.W.A.T. 104: Radical

Tuesday June 25, 10am – SUND

After a domestic bomber dies in a Highland Park explosion, the SWAT team races to find the man’s partner before more devices detonate. Hondo reaches out to Buck, his former team leader (Louis Ferreira), when he worries he is isolating himself after his recent firing.

See screen caps here!

Check here every week for current TV airings!


House of David

Louis’ new Amazon Prime series House of David, which is currently filming in Greece, has finally moved beyond the non-disclosure point so we can report on it here! Louis portrays David’s father, Jesse.

‘House of David’ tells the story of the ascent of biblical icon, David, who eventually becomes the most famous king of Israel. The series follows the once-mighty King Saul as he falls victim to his own pride. At the direction of God, the prophet Samuel anoints an unlikely, outcast teenager as the new king. As Saul loses his power over his kingdom, David finds himself on a journey to discover and fulfill his destiny, navigating love, loss and violence in the court of the very man he’s destined to replace. For one leader to rise, another must fall.

Here are a few articles on the series (there are many more with the same info):

Variety Magazine: ‘House of David’ Biblical Drama at Amazon Casts Its David, Goliath, King Saul and More
The Futon Critic: Prime Video’s Upcoming Series “House of David” Casts Its David
Broadway World: Michael Iskander to Play David in Upcoming Prime Biblical Drama
Wire News Fax: ‘House of David’ Biblical Drama at Amazon Casts Its David, Goliath, King Saul and More
Memorable TV: Amazon’s “House of David” Announces Main Cast

Everything Put Together is streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Everything Put Together is a 2000 drama film that explores the dark side of suburban life and the impact of loss. A seemingly idyllic California community is shattered when a young couple, Angie and Russ, are expecting their first child, their happiness mirroring the sunshine of their community. But tragedy strikes when their newborn dies unexpectedly. As Angie spirals into grief, the façade of normalcy cracks. The film explores the couple’s struggle, the impact on their friends, and the unsettling realization that the picture-perfect world they built may be nothing but a fragile illusion.

Everything Put Together features Radha Mitchell as Angie and Louis Ferreira as her partner Russ. The cast is rounded out by Megan Mullally and Matt Malloy.

The synopsis of Everything Put Together is as follows:

“In a quiet suburban community where everything is peaceful and in its place, a single crack has just appeared. Angie and Russ are a young married couple with a bright future. Angie is pregnant and expecting to join her circle of friends in happy motherhood, but fate has other plans.”

See screen caps here!


This month we have 191 screen caps from Louis’ second Shōgun appearance, episode103 Tomorrow is Tomorrow. Louis’ character Captain Ferreira gets quite a bit of screen time in this one, with several scenes.

Read a super detailed recap here.

Here is a direct link to the album: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ejTht5EH4wCDNbESY4WplfqW1SLAYHVc?usp=sharing


Louis and Jackie say hi from the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion in Greece!


The fourth monthly reading series continues in Mr. Mugs – Rockets Away! – Part 2  by Martha Kambeitz and Denise Burns.
Unlike previous readers, this volume was published as a hardcover book within the Level 3 series of the Mr. Mugs readers. It was originally released in 1968. The Mr. Mugs books have been out of print for many years but occasionally you can find them on eBayAmazon Marketplace or various other antique book dealers.

Louis credits the Mr. Mugs books series with helping him to learn English at a very young age.

You can listen to all the previous book readings under the Reading Series Tab, and you can read and listen to the first half of this book herehttps://www.louisferreira.org/the-4th-reading-series/

Here is this month’s chapter.

Listen to the sound clip here:

Chapter 47: B is for Bear

… to be continued next month!

B is for Bear

I like
And Lions
All right
In their
I like bears
And lions
The most
They’re only
Just on

Lysbeth Boyd Borie


Alaina Huffman

Have you ever wondered what it takes to break into the film and television industry? What do studios and casting offices do before you are even considered? Is Alaina Huffman, in fact, a shapeshifting creature who can play almost anything you throw at her?

Sign up for an in-depth online workshop on the business of acting, from creating a character to booking the job, with host Alaina Huffman, an entertainment industry veteran with over 50 professional credits, including recurring parts on Supernatural, Stargate Universe, Smallville, and The 100, to name a few.

Alaina’s virtual class will cover:
– Breaking into the Industry
– The dynamics of casting
– Creating your character
– A simple process for breaking down scene work

Don’t miss out on this exciting behind-the-scenes look at acting with someone who’s gone to hell and back, Alaina Huffman!

Register here for this unique workshop!

Aryn Mott

Aryn is an Intimacy Coordinator and Mental Health Professional in the Vancouver area. Intimacy coordinators are intimacy professionals who work on film, television, and performance capture projects.

Aryn posts daily mental health exercises on their Instagram reels – they are good for anyone who wishes to step up their self-care routine!

“Working as an IC on Shōgun instilled such a great curiosity, respect and love for Japanese culture, history and storytelling.

The prep! The history lessons, the cultural class I took, the Japanese language tutor that I STILL work with!

Thank you to the producers, the writers, and everyone who allowed me to be part of this, that allowed me to collaborate and who allowed me to storytell.

Forever grateful to be part of the Shōgun family!”

Troy Mundle

Here’s a screen cap of Troy as Torin Sereta in episode 2 of Bucketheads.

Bucketheads is an independent fan film series set in the Star Wars universe, exploring the life of the usually faceless and nameless storm troopers.

Watch it here!

Dennis Heaton

“And the 2024 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing for a TV Movie goes to… Mr. Dennis Heaton for The Amityville Curse!”

Congratulations, Dennis!!

Dennis was the show runner for Motive, a series Louis starred in a few years ago. Read an interview with him on Dennis Heaton’s Page!

Alex Appel

Alex is the producer of a new film about folk singer Ani DiFranco that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last week:


Ani DiFranco is an unmistakable talent who shook the ‘90s folk music scene. Her voice, unique in its tone and power, and her songwriting, full of activism and assertiveness, became a beacon particularly to young women who saw themselves in her lyrics and style. In 1990, she started Righteous Babe Records, creating a path to independently release her own music and proving herself as an artist that would do things her way despite the traditional routes.

In 1-800-ON-HER-OWN, Tribeca alum Dana Flor explores the life of DiFranco today, still touring and making new music, but now with a partner and two children who understandably lure her home. Beautifully vulnerable in her willingness to bring the audience into the ups-and-downs of a very famous yet still struggling to be heard artist, the film is a testament to DiFranco’s rock solid stature as an iconic musician, unwavering in her artistry. ––Liza Domnitz

Best wishes for your new film, Alex!

Sawyer Ferreira

Sawyer participated in another marathon recently. Here’s a photo of her at the start line. And she had fun too!

9 signs I read on the run

  1. Find a cute butt and follow it
  2. If Taylor Swift can survive a Matty Healy situationship you can do this!
  3. Smile if you think I’m hot
  4. I love you Mom!
  5. Out of ten you’re a 21.1
  6. Run like your book boyfriend is waiting
  7. Do it for the Strava post
  8. I like your endurance, call me
  9. My daughter runs faster then yours

Eric Banerd

Eric’s paint company Even Better Painting is hard at it these days:

Picture-perfect walls, meticulously coated window frames, a door and its frame transformed into statements of style, and even the often-overlooked HVAC on the ceiling receiving its well-deserved facelift. We’re not just applying paint, but breathing personality into every corner of this commercial space.
Contact us! Let’s combine your vision & our expertise—let’s paint a masterpiece together!

As old drywall falls away, it unveils a canvas ripe for renewal. From the dust of demolition, our team emerges the prospect of a space reborn, where sleek surfaces and fresh colors await. Contact us and let’s make one renovation at a time.
Thinking about New Color? Repairs? Let’s chat!
www.ebpainting.ca /
(604) 359 7979

Justin Nannassy

Justin sent an update!

“I live in North Hollywood with my fiancé Alyson. Things have been really good. Alyson and I have been working on writing a TV pilot together that we’re gonna eventually pitch. I also just recently submitted some poetry to The New Yorker. I’m waiting on hearing back from the editor. We’ve been traveling a lot and enjoying life.”

Thanks, Justin, and good luck with all those projects! You can check out Justin’s Art and Poetry Gallery here!

Jennifer Spence

Jen’s current show The Trades was renewed for Season 2!

Jen writes:

“From our hearts to yours, THANK YOU for watching The Trades and making it the #1 Canadian show on Crave this year! We cannot wait to bring you season 2!”

Ingrid Rogers and Rob Munic

Rob wrote:

“If you get the chance to journey around this spinning marble with someone you absolutely adore – I highly recommend it! Every step with you is pure magic.”

Ingrid responded:

“I do get you! And so appreciate that you get me!”


Our friend Jackie has an Instagram feed for sharing her culinary creations. Every month she contributes a recipe you can all try out, knowing that the result will be both nutritious and delicious!

Chocolate Ganache Torte

“This one is for all of you chocolate lovers who enjoy decadent and rich desserts. I made this Torte during my vegan desserts culinary training, it was definitely one that kept me coming back for more.”

1 1/2 cups raw pecans
3 tbsp maple sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1 tbsp coconut oil

Combine the pecans, maple sugar, salt, cinnamon and chipotle powder in a food processor and blend.
Add the coconut oil and process until the mixture is finely minced, but not a paste. The consistency should resemble a graham cracker crust.

Scrape the mixture into a 9-inch fluted tart pan.
Using your hands, press the crust into the pan, taking care that the crust is in an even, firm layer over the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
Set aside.

Preparing the Filling:

1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup Date Paste
1/4 cup agave maple syrup
4 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tbsp coconut aminos
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 to 1 cup filtered water

Place the almond butter, date paste, maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut aminos and vanilla bean in a food processor and blend.
Add the cacao powder and about half of the water and process until smooth, adding water as needed. The final mixture should still be quite thick, so do not add too much water. This will ensure the torte sets nicely. The amount of water you will need will depend on how thick your date paste was and the type of blender or machine you used.
Pour the chocolate filling into the tart crust.
Transfer to the freezer and chill for about about 20 minutes to firm up or, refrigerate for about 1 hour or until fully set.

And that, dear Friends, is about it for this month! Thanks for visiting often! Be sure to follow us on “X” / Twitter for all the Louis news you can handle and TV reminders!

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We hope to see you all next month!