Menorca To Have Its US Premiere At AMC Theatres

menorca-poster-2Film To Screen At 10 Theatres Across The US

Farpoint Films is proud to announce their feature film, MENORCA, will have its US premiere at AMC theatres on December 9. Menorca is distributed in the United States by A71 Entertainment.

Menorca is the dramatic feature film debut of Farpoint co-founder John Barnard and recently had its world premiere at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival in British Columbia.

The film, shot in Canada and Spain, centres on a hedonistic soccer mom, Claire (played by Tammy Gillis), that embarks on a strange journey of self-discovery and seeks to reconnect with her estranged son by returning his pet rock back to the island of Menorca, Spain.

Menorca will be playing at AMC Orange 30 (LA), AMC South Barrington 30 (Chicago), AMC Grapevine Mills 30 (Dallas), AMC Studio 30 (Houston), AMC Disney Springs 24 (Orlando), AMC Star Great Lakes 25 (Detroit), AMC Westminster Promenade 24 (Denver), AMC Arizona Center 24 (Phoenix), AMC Southlake 24 (Atlanta), and AMC Sunset Place 24 (Miami). Showtimes are available here.

“I’m excited to share our little film with US audiences on these screens alongside the big, glossy movies that usually play there. We’re the alternative choice for the curious and adventurous filmgoer,” said Barnard.

menorca_farpoint-filmsMenorca was written and directed by John Barnard, produced by John Barnard and Kyle Bornais, and executive produced by Chris Charney and Scott R. Leary.

The cast of Menorca includes lead actor Tammy Gillis (Unleashing Mr. Darcy), Sheila E. Campbell (The Editor), Dorothy Carroll(Winnipeg Burlesque), Aaron Merke (Advanced Wizards & Warriors), Talia Pura (The Saddest Music In The World), and Michael O’Sullivan (Careful).

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Menorca is distributed in Canada by IndieCan Entertainment.

ABOUT FARPOINT FILMS
Farpoint Films is a leading film, television, and digital media production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With a proven track record of in-house creation, production and post-production facilities, Farpoint Films has brought together a team with more than 200 hours of national and international award-winning television and film projects including Escape Or Die! (Best Documentary Series at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival), The Illegal Eater (Best Lifestyle Series at the 2014 Banff World Media Festival), The Medicine Line (Best Documentary Series at the 2014 Yorkton Film Festival), The Sheepdogs Have At It, House Party and Wild Cherry.

ABOUT A71 ENTERTAINMENT
A71 Entertainment Inc. is a film distribution company operating from the heart of Liberty Village, Toronto, Ontario. This new company is a joint venture between Agency 71 Inc. (est.2003) and A71 Productions (est. 2010) and is currently in the process of developing creative partnerships with Canadian Producers, on a project by project basis, in order to expand its available content.

ABOUT AMC THEATRES
AMC (NYSE: AMC) is the guest experience leader with 388 locations and 5,295 screens located primarily in the United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago) http://www.amctheatres.com.

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Renowned German Director Uwe Boll retires from film to focus on Vancouver’s Bauhaus Restaurant

His last project, Rampage: President Down, is set for release on US Netflix on December 12, 2016

rampagethree-192German Director Uwe Boll (Far Cry, Assault on Wall Street) announced his retirement after the completion of his Rampage trilogy, Rampage: President Down, a controversial political film about an enraged citizen in the US who goes on a rampage and kills the president. Rampage: President Down reunites Boll with Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant, Grace Point, Rogue). Brendan stars alongside Bruce Blain (Supernatural, Timeless), Loretta Walsh (When Calls the Heart, Bates Motel) and Crystal Lowe (Signed, Sealed, Delivered, A Little Bit Zombie) in this thriller. Rampage: President Down marks the final installment in the trilogy, and second sequel to the original cult classic, Rampage. The anticipated film will be released on Netflix in the US on December 12, 2016.

Writer and Director Uwe Boll, who has produced and directed over 37 feature films, calls Vancouver home.  Uwe’s body of work has continuously proven to be both controversial and diversely creative. Though he had a number of projects already under his belt, it wasn’t until 2003’s House of the Dead, based on the popular SEGA game franchise, that Uwe was brought to international attention as a prominent new figure in cult cinema.

rampagethree-145Uwe has worked with some of Hollywood’s top celebrities in blockbuster features. In 2005, he released two high-profile action-adventure titles: Bloodrayne, starring Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) and Kristanna Loken (Terminator III) and Dungeon Siege: In The Name of the King, starring Jason Statham. 2009’s Darfur, a film following the Sudanese genocide, received critical claim and was lauded as a successful new direction for the director. Boll has made various movies about political subject matters, including: ‘Auschwitz and Tunnelrats, Attack on Darfur starring Kristanna Loken, David O’Hara and Billy Zane, and Assault on Wallstreet starring Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong and John Heard.

Born in Wermelskirchen, Germany, at only 10 years old Uwe was already filming short films on his Super 8. In 1995, he began working with Taunus Film Production GmbH as a producer and director. From here, Uwe’s film career truly took off. Uwe picked Vancouver as his new home for the long history of filming in the city. He first brought his productions to Vancouver in 1999 with his film Sanctimony, and since then Uwe went on to produce another 24 films in Vancouver and brought over 270 million EUR in film financing to the Vancouver economy.

bauhaus-kitchen-and-staff-0616It has been almost two years since Uwe Boll first announced that he was opening a restaurant in Vancouver, with Berlin based Michelin star chef Stefan Hartmann. His ambition behind the venture was to bring his favorite cuisine from Germany to his new home in Vancouver. After months of renovations to the historic Gastown building the Boulder Hotel, Bauhaus Restaurant celebrated its first anniversary in July 2016.

Choosing Vancouver to open his Bauhaus restaurant has also proven to be a success. Over the past year the restaurant has been winning over both critics and guests with its contemporary approach to German cuisine. Bauhaus offers two menus, the a la carte menu reflects a contemporary approach to German classic cuisine, while the seasonal tasting menu showcases modern European fare. The full six-course menu costs $99 while the a la carte dinner menu entrees cost $26-$54, with the priciest option being an organic beef tenderloin.

“Food does not have to be fancy to be good. I love good classic cuisine. One of my favorite things to cook at home is a great spaghetti bolognaise. I wanted to open a restaurant where I could enjoy the food I eat when I am filming movies overseas, but I couldn’t find in Vancouver. I’m a true foodie, I love to cook, and I love to eat. I don’t want to eat something that I feel I could cook at home.”

Uwe Boll invites Vancouver and tourists to come to Bauhaus and try the classical and contemporary cuisine by enjoying the flavors and richness from his homeland Germany.

Bauhaus is open daily from 5:00pm for dinner, and weekdays from 11:30am – 2:30pm for lunch.

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Voice actor Matt Hill connects with millions, armed with his arsenal of super hero voices, including Ton Ton on Dino Trux, Tack on Kate & Mim Mim and Raphael on the Ninja Turtles

current-head-shotTEDx motivational speaker Matt Hill inspires people to believe in the power of a dream and the hero inside through his ‘Run for One Planet’ 11,000 mile marathon platform

Actor and TEDx motivational speaker Matt Hill is the voice of “Ton Ton” on the Emmy Award winning new series from Dream Works Dino Trux, seen on Netflix; brings to life “Tack” on the award winning series, Kate & Mim Mim, seen on Disney Channel & Disney Jr. in the U.S. and Family channel & Knowledge Network in Canada; and is currently recording season two of Super Noobs, playing series lead “Tyler” on the Cartoon Network. He also has two new series he’s currently in production on, to be announced in early 2017.

For 30 years, Matt has been the voice and actor behind some of the world’s most iconic award-winning cartoon characters, including: “Raphael” in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Ed” on Ed, Edd & Eddy, and “Tender Heart” on the Care Bears. Using his love of athletics, Matt got to jump inside the turtle suit to bring Raphael to life a second time in the feature film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.. He has shared the screen with legends like Jackie Chan in Shanghai Knights, playing his trusted ‘Deputy Hoss’. He worked alongside Sir Ben Kingsly in the animated feature of Moses, as well as on the Steven Spielberg produced mini series Taken, in which he played the Vietnam Vet, “Willy”. Mat traveled to England to lend his voice to the award winning feature film, A Monkey’s Tale, playing the lead character of “KOM” with British legends Sir John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Michael York and Michael Gambon.

matt-jackie-chanMatt’s voice has been featured in some of ANIME’s most popular series and movies including as “Kira Yamato” on Gundam Seed & Destiny, “Benkotsu” on Inuyasha, “Kero” on Cardcaptors, and “Ironhide” & “Carlos” on Transformers.  Matt has also been the voice behind radio campaigns for 7-11, Boston Pizza, Gatorade, Nike, Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, The Home Depot, The Bread Garden, Molson Canadian, Granville Island Brewing, Coors, Olive Garden and Whole Foods Market.

Matt is an Ambassador of Goodwill, fitness and green living for youth via his ‘Run for One Planet’ platform. Matt’s career in voice over and films has connected him with millions of children around the world through the cartoons they’ve grown up with. It is his passion to advocate for our planet’s long term health, the health and fitness of our children, and, like his childhood hero Terry Fox, running in service of something larger than oneself – that inspired this popular voice actor to run his message 11,000 miles around North America, one marathon at a time. Along with his friend Steph Tait, they co-founded Run for One Planet: http://runforoneplanet.org

turtles3From May 2008 to May 2009 – they ran a marathon each a day, inspiring over 50,000 kids in 220 school presentations around the continent, to take small daily steps to improve our planet and their long term health.

On the final day of their epic 369-day, marathon-a-day continent run, logging 22 million single steps, and under full police escort, they ran the final marathon across Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge. Here they marked 11,000 miles ran, unlaced their 30th pair of runners and became the first man and woman team to run around North America. The Mayor of Vancouver proclaimed May 8th as Official “Run for One Planet Day”. They raised $130,000 for the “R41P Legacy 4 Kids fund”, which grants kids “green dreams” in schools around North America. (https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/r41p)

Matt continues to inspire people through his motivational speaking engagements that empowers people to believe in the strength of a dream and the hero inside us all – capable of more than we ever thought was possible from ourselves, while choosing an active and healthy life to protect our environment.

Those who know Matt see his unlimited energy in everything he does.  Matt’s website promotes “the four corners of Matt’s animated life”, including his personal and work milestones, dreams while running his life as an Actor, Speaker and Planet Runner. His mission is simple: “To inspire in the world, with his energy and his love of people, running and our planet”. Accomplishing this mission with every word, every character and every single step he takes.

Actor Matt Hill is an accomplished inspirational and TEDx motivational speaker available for bookings, interviews and photos upon request.
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LAURIE BELLE HOSTS “GET COOKING WITH THE STARS” TELEVISION SHOW WITH GUESTS ACTORS DAVID LEWIS, KAREN HOLNESS, MUSICIAN DEVIN TOWNSEND AND MORE

image2-1Celebrated chefs cook incredible meals with celebrities with shows airing on Novus and SHAW TV

Leftcoast TV is pleased to announce that “Cooking with the Stars” with creator/host Laurie Belle is airing on Novus and Shaw TV. “Get Cooking with the Stars” is a celebrity cooking series that takes viewers on a tantalizing journey to visit the hottest eateries, cook incredible dishes and chat with famous celebrities. Each half hour show is celebrity laden as Laurie embarks on culinary adventures with famous celebrities and world-renowned chefs that share one of their favorite dishes from their menu to share new cooking skills and techniques.

On this new season of “Get Cooking with the Stars” kicks off with actor David Lewis from BBC America’s “Dirk Gently” and Showcase “Travelers” at the New York Grill on SHAW TV November 25th. Other episodes feature Karen Holness (Arrow, Make it Pop) and Jaime Callica (The Romeo Section, Wayward Pines) with Chef Parinya from Ban Chok Dee and International Musician Devin Townsend. Other celebrities join Laurie weekly.

Other scrumptious episodes feature some of Canada’s top talent including actor/director Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-I, Sanctuary, Supernatural), Adrian Holmes (19-2, Arrow, Smallville) and Jennifer Spence (Continuum, SGU – Stargate Universe) drop by to join Laurie and the chefs. The first season also features other celebrity guests 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Ashleigh McIvor, NYC Comedian Darryl Lenox, CTV’s Marke Driesschen, BC Lions/Saskatchewan Roughrider’s Geroy Simon to name a few. World-renowned chef Tojo is a big supporter of the show hosting several episodes.

img_3863Laurie Belle, the vibrant host of “Get Cooking With the Stars,” has an extensive background in the entertainment industry – from appearing in television shows, movies, commercials and music videos to modeling internationally. She also has a business degree, a communications degree and a Master’s degree in Education. Getting the inside scoop with celebrities and interviewing high-profile personalities comes effortlessly to her. Laurie has also interviewed Gene Simmons, supermodel Coco Rocha and politician Hedy Fry who are fans and supporters of the show. She makes her guests at ease with her fun and lively personality. Having covered interviews on the Red Carpet at VIFF, TIFF, the Olympics, Leo Awards and Vancouver Fashion Week this is one savvy host ready to cook up new adventures with you!

fullsizerenderLaurie adds, “I am blessed to be able to apprentice under these famous chefs by taking Thai cooking class with Chef Parichat and learning to make sushi with Tojo. As the shows develop I am honing my cooking skills and will be sharing all the chefs’ recipes in a series cookbook.”

The second season is now in production directed by Leo Award winner Derek Hird, Leo Award winner and the new theme music by composer/musician Logan Jones. Get Cooking with the Stars is being acquisitioned by Canada and US markets.

Laurie Belle is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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Get Cooking with the Stars airdates:
NOVUS TV – Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday – 8:30am, 6:00pm, 9:30pm
Sunday-Monday-Wednesday-Friday – 6:30pm
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It’s Official – Vancouver’s Travis Lim is the new 2016 IDO Junior Solo World Hip Hop and Electric Boogie World Champion


2015-11-04-13-01-19Travis is the only Canadian “Double Gold” winner to stand on the IDO podium

Fifteen-year-old Travis Lim has just returned from Graz, Austria competing at the IDO Street Dance World Championships Break Dance & Electric Boogie 2016. Travis won gold in two categories as the new IDO World Junior Champion in the Hip Hop Solo and Electric Boogie (Popping). Travis is the proud Canadian to win 2 categories “Double Gold” and stand on the podium to hear Canada’s National Anthem at IDO! Every year IDO has more that 3600 dancers from over 30 countries from three continents around the world meet to compete and Travis has won for the past two years. Travis is the defending champion of 2015 Junior Electric Boogie World Champion.

This multi-talented, Hip Hop World Champion also hosts a thirteen-episode half hour television series “Hip Hop with Travis Lim” that airs on Shaw TV. “Hip Hop with Travis Lim” features the beauty of the Hip Hop dance and explores its culture, by exploring the four elements of Hip Hop, that include Graffiti, BBoying, MCing and DJing.  Travis showcases Hip Hop dance performances, music, fashion segments and interviews with Hip Hop cultural legends.

Travis’ other credits and merits include achievements in acting, mentoring and modeling along with appearing on local and national television. This summer Travis completed filming the lead role in the feature film “Hot Street”.

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To those close to Travis, it is no surprise that he is so successful at such a young age. Travis is a role model, a champion and a spoke person who exudes confidence, dedication, passion that he commands in life on and off the stage encouraging people to follow their dreams.

This 15-year-old phenomenon has been setting the dance world alight since the tender age of six. Born and raised in Vancouver, Travis showed an interest in music, before he could walk. This junior world champion of the WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS and eight-time gold medalist of DANCE WORLD CUP CANADA has the future at his feet.  Hard work led Travis to being invited as a Canadian Goodwill Ambassador to teach Hip Hop workshops at the CID World Dance Congress in Japan making him the youngest presenter ever.  His dynamic personality, strong work ethic, and disciplined, humble nature are the key that give him the edge, and maturity to be able to perform, teach, and speak at the young age of 13 as the “Goodwill Ambassador of Dance of Canada”.

Travis was featured in the 2010 Winter Paralympic opening ceremony.  He performed at the 2016 BC Summer Game torch lighting in Abbotsford.  Every summer Travis joins over 50 countries that travel to Las Vegas to the prestigious Hip Hop International to claim the top 3 spots of the World’s best dancers. Travis & his crews Freshh2.0 has proudly placed on the podium twice, bringing home the silver medal in 2010 and the Gold medal in 2014.

Travis is available for interviews, appearances and photos upon request.

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Bauhaus Restaurant celebrates the Holiday Season with German classic cuisine, award-wining upscale dining experience, innovative techniques, fresh flavors & exceptional service

Christmas is a magical time of year in Germany, Bauhaus shares that experience in Vancouver

Vancouver’s award wining Bauhaus Restaurant continues to bring an upscale dining experience to their patrons by delivering innovative techniques, fresh flavors, and exceptional service. The a la carte menu reflects a contemporary approach to German classic cuisine, while the seasonal tasting menu showcases modern European fare. With Christmas and the Holidays being so magical in Germany, Bauhaus wants to share their traditions with Vancouver this season.

uwe-boll-directing-webInternational German producer/director Uwe Boll is known world-wide for films that include Darfur, Rampage and Assault on Wall Street to name a few. His films have been screened in over 100 countries and at more than 70 international film festivals. Uwe has same passion for fine food and wine that he has for film which led him to opening Bauhaus Restaurant in 2015. Inspired by modern European cuisine, Boll saw an opportunity to bring the taste of Germany to Vancouver. With world-renowned Michelin-starred chef Stefan Hartmann on board, Boll is adamant that every Bauhaus guest has a unique and pleasurable culinary experience.

 

dsc_8359Internationally acclaimed Chef Stefan Hartmann has the role of executive chef. Known for his unique style that has been praised as “new German cuisine”, he has earned a reputation as having a flair for transforming heartwarming traditional dishes into new contemporary creations. Over the last decade Stefan Hartmann has caught the eye of food critics all over the world, with amazing reviews included in both USA Today and New York Times among others. He proved worthy of all the publicity and went on to win many culinary awards such as the Master Chef Award and the Newcomer of the Year award, which garnered Stefan a Michelin star.

 

fullsizerender4-1“Hartmann has achieved the best fine-dining restaurant in the city…. with brilliant strokes of his culinary talent.”~ Huffington Post

“One of the Best Canadian Restaurants for Business Dinner”~ The Altitude Report

Located in Gastown, Bauhaus is housed inside one of Vancouver’s most unique historic buildings, The Boulder Hotel, which was originally built in 1890. The restaurant features a dining room, a large lounge area, and an open-concept kitchen.

 

Bauhaus Restaurant would like to share the following German Holiday Season cuisine ideas with your viewers and audience to include:

Holiday German traditions and recipes:
German Christmas Cookies, Vanilla Half Moon, Egg Nogg, Glühwein, Smoked Mackerel.

Platting & Planning for a Christmas Party – art of creating a beautiful plate for your guests. Chef tricks with the use of Micro greens, puree’s.

Best wine for the holidays.

Uwe Boll and Chefs are available for TV appearances, print, radio, on line interviews, photos and recipes. Please contact:
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Photo of Veal Tenderloin with artichokes, sweetbread, and quinoa.

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Stunt actor Lisa Chandler puts the thrills in popular film and TV including Poltergeist, Once Upon a Time, Lucifer, Supernatural and Altered Carbon

dsc_8930_ppTalented stunt actor Lisa Chandler is gearing up for an extremely busy season on the big and small screen with her latest roles in Untitled Siege Picture, Lucifer, and Altered Carbon. Lisa is a multi-talented performer who often switches gears from stunts to acting, and incorporates the two depending on the role. From Anne Hathaway to Charlize Theron and a host of many others in-between, Lisa’s career has enabled her to work with some of Hollywood’s A-list actors.

First up this fall, Lisa appears as Maddie Howard in Fox’s hit supernatural crime TV series Lucifer on November 14th, 2016. Also on the small screen, the TV series Altered Carbon, slated to debut on Netflix early 2017, sees Lisa takes on the role of Mary Lou Henchy. And on the big screen, Lisa is in the role of Phoenix, alongside Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) and Michael Jai White (Tyson) in Sony Pictures’ feature film Untitled Siege Picture scheduled for release in 2017.

In her two latest TV series, Lisa plays two completely opposite characters. On Lucifer, in the thrilling episode titled ‘Trip to Stabby Town’, Lisa portrays a young girl-next-door who encounters a daytime nightmare alongside Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis).

On the other side of the spectrum, Lisa plays prostitute Mary Lou Henchy in Altered Carbon. Lisa is featured in Season 1 in Altered Carbon (currently filming), set in the future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. Altered Carbon is Lisa’s most proud project so far. “I’m very happy to be working on another Netflix production and love every aspect of their creative development routine. From stunts, to rehearsals, to working closely with directors that let you ‘play’ and be creative is just so freeing as an actor/performer!” Lisa exclaims.

In Untitled Siege Picture, Lisa plays Phoenix, a tough SWAT officer who has found her team as her family members. Phoenix is a “tough chick” who loves to crack the dirty jokes with the gang and stops at nothing to carry out a fully completed mission, even if that means being bold and taking one for the team. In this role, Lisa also completes the stunts for her character.

Along with acting, Lisa is just as busy with her stunt profession. She just finished working with the Oscar Award winner Charlize Theron on the feature film, Tully, where she performed water stunts. She also recently stunt doubled Margaret Qualley on the thriller film Death Note, as well as Elizabeth Lail on Dead of Summer Season 1 this past summer. The majority of the work was Lisa’s specialty – water stunts – along with wirework. “I love preparing for the cold water! Anything in the ocean or tank, sign me up!” Lisa proclaims.

20141003_221143Lisa’s first major glimpse of the stunt department was while she was standing in for Kate Beckinsale for the feature film Underworld 4. She instantly knew that stunts was what she wanted to pursue. Lisa continued working with Kate on her next show Total Recall. During the four months of filming in Toronto, Lisa would show her interest in stunt performing to the stunt coordinator/department. Shortly after, Lisa scored a stunt gig on second unit doubling Kate. If you have watched Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Man in the High Castle or Aftermath, you have seen Lisa’s stunt work in action. In 2015, Lisa also stunt doubled for Rose Marie DeWitt on the spine-chilling horror film Poltergeist, in which she also got to work alongside Sam Rockwell. Lisa has also been a part of many Lifetime and Hallmark films and is a regular with the Supernatural team working with Jared Padalecki and Jenson Ackles ‘fighting them and demons’ for over 17 episodes.

Lisa’s acting credits also include Reign, Motive, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Lost Without You, and Random Acts of Romance, just to name a few. She is also currently working on two Crazy 8’s films this year.

Lisa’s workout is not your ordinary regimen. “As a stunt performer, training is 90% of the job and filming is 10%”, says Lisa. She trains in the water doing free-diving/scuba, film fighting, wirework and anything that challenges and prepares her for what may come. Lisa’s motto is “Everything is possible in the world of stunts and I want to be ready!” Something that has stuck with Lisa comes from Scott Ateah, a local stunt coordinator/performer, ‘If you’ve not over prepared, you’re not prepared.’

Lisa grew up in Kelowna, BC and Peterborough, ON, and now resides in Vancouver, BC. Lisa has known she wanted to be an actor since she was a kid, always “goofing around”, performing accents and taking part in small plays within her school/community doing improv. Once she realized a living could be made out of it, she pursued her career. Lisa has studied acting with Second City Toronto, Lewis Baumander, David Rotenberg, Andrew McIlroy and Alison Araya in Toronto and Vancouver. Lisa was always very physically active, playing most sports as a kid, mainly dominating in ice hockey throughout college, and as well as years of swimming and track and field.

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Tammy Gillis continues busy year with world premiere of feature film ‘Menorca’ at the Whistler Film Festival

Tammy also has upcoming roles in ‘Once Upon A Time’, ‘The Arrangement’ and the feature film ‘Thirty-Seventeen

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Tammy Gillis is gearing up for a busy end to 2016, with a number of notable film and television appearances on the horizon. First up is Tammy’s lead role in the the feature film ‘Menorca’, which she traveled to Spain and Winnipeg to filmMenorca’ is the dramatic feature film directorial debut by John Barnard of Farpoint Film, who also wrote the film.  Tammy plays a hedonistic soccer mom who indulges in her fantasy world, breaking away entirely from her family and life of motherhood. As she embarks on a journey through bad decision-making, she comes to a conclusion to the singularity of her life purpose — she needs to win back her son’s affection. The film has been chosen an entrant in the Borsos Film Competition for Best Canadian Feature and will be screening at the Whistler Film Festival, on Saturday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Village 8 Cinemas in Whistler, before having a wider theatrical release across Canada.

On the small screen, Tammy has two exciting upcoming appearances, starting with a guest starring role on ABC’s hit series ‘Once Upon a Time’. Audiences will have to tune in on November 27th to see which famous fable character Tammy brings to life. After that, Tammy can be seen in a recurring role on the E! Network’s new series ‘The Arrangement’. Tammy plays an actress on the show, which follows fellow actress Megan, who is desperate for that really big break. Megan lands the role of a lifetime, quickly winning the affections of her A-list co-star-to-be, the fabulously successful and wealthy Kyle West.  However, her world is rocked when she is presented with a life-changing “arrangement”, for which she will be compensated lavishly.

In theatres, Tammy has the feature film ‘Thirty-Seventeen’ on the horizon. The film follows tech billionaire Adam Vine as he attends his 20th high school reunion. Convinced that he and his classmates have unfinished business that dates back to 1997, he uses his immense cash flow to buy the impossible: a brief return to high school for all of them. Tammy plays Claire in the film, one of the popular girls in high school who wants to relive her youth by getting wild at the reunion party. The film is set for theatrical release in December of this year.

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Tammy is a Hallmark Channel fan favourite, with many popular appearances in the channel’s movies, including her most recent release in a co-starring role opposite Danica McKellar in ‘Wedding Bells’. Also on the Hallmark Channel, Tammy had a lead role in one of the network’s most highly rated movies, ‘Unleashing Mr. Darcy’. In this modern day spin on ‘Pride & Prejudice’, Tammy starred along with Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey and Frances Fischer.

Tammy is widely recognized for her multitude of film and television appearances. In a challenging role Tammy played a profound character in Signed Sealed Delivered: Impossible Dream. Her character is based on the real story of the Band of Sisters, an ultra-secret Joint Special Operations Command – which sent female soldiers in the field to go out on combat missions alongside the Rangers. Tammy’s role displays the diversity and talent of her acting. http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/23/opinions/lemmon-band-of-sisters-special-ops/

Tammy’s directorial debut came earlier this year for the web series THE SUPPORT GROUP, which she also produced and acted in. The original comedy web series follows three unlikely friends, each facing their own challenges and coming together to save their beloved support group. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDm2tEohHSBaZYZHvtKlfg

This exceptionally talented actress has over 50 credits to her name and has made TV guest appearances on Ties that Bind (UPTV), Motive (CTV/ABC), Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (Bravo), Supernatural (CW), Lost Girl (Showcase), Blue Mountain State (Spike TV), Endgame (Showcase), and many more.  She has recurred on the critically acclaimed award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind and jPod (CBC) .Additional work in which Tammy has appeared includes the feature films White Noise 2, Shooter, No Men Beyond This Point, and The Pinocchio Project, as well as leading roles in A Novel Romance (Hallmark), and Stolen from the Womb (Lifetime).

Divvying up her time between Vancouver, the east coast of Canada and Los Angeles, Tammy is a rising star who brings years of entertainment industry experience to the table. A well-respected member of the community, she served as a jury member for the Canadian Screen Awards this past year. Tammy also volunteered as a mentor in the 2015 and current 2016 WIFTV actor mentorship program.

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Todd Talbot of Love it or List it Vancouver will host the exclusive ‘THE FAST, THE FURIOUS AND THE FASHIONABLE’ Special Fund Raising Event for Covenant House on Friday, November 4th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm in conjunction with Strellson, OpenRoad, Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Trading Post Brewing

Todd will join other celebrities and business leaders by sleeping out and raising money for Covenant House on November 17th in Vancouver 

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Todd Talbot of Love It or List It Vancouver is so moved by the work that Covenant House is doing to bring attention and compassion to kids sleeping on the streets of Vancouver that he will be joining other celebrities and business leaders by sleeping outside for one night in solidarity on November 17th, 2016.

To raise money for Covenant House Todd has created a special fund raising event ‘THE FAST, THE FURIOUS AND THE FASHIONABLE’ by inviting 50 gentlemen to join him for a night of style, fine cars, high-end scotch tasting and food at Strellson Vancouver located at 1108 Alberni Street on November 4th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.  In conjunction with OpenRoad, Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Strellson, this exclusive party will be raising money and awareness for Covenant House.

Upon arrival the gentlemen will be given a choice to get behind the wheel of a Rolls-Royce, a super slick orange BMW i8 or a jet black Audi R8. They will then enter into the exclusive Strellson store located on Alberni St. at the base of the luxurious Thurlow Tower.  Inside, there’ll be a ton of special surprises, guests will receive style tips from Strellson’s fashion director David Altow, shop and enjoy 30% savings, plus partake in tasting samplings served by Fairmont Vancouver Airport chef Colin Burslem. They will also get to sip high end scotch and Trading Post Beer. This is the second annual event and Todd’s goal is to raise a whack of money for Covenant House prior to the ‘Sleep Out’ on November 17th.

Tickets are limited and cost $250. A full tax receipt from Covenant House will be provided. Todd encourages everyone to consider adding a few extra bucks for this amazing organization.

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“I am inspired to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Covenant House. Having friends and family who have struggled with addiction, mental illness, and being on the streets, I know they need a last line of defence and the resources to stay safe. Covenant House delivers support that is desperately needed,” says Talbot. “I am so fortunate and admittedly lucky to be in the position I’m in. As a father of two, I am aware that there are no promises when it comes to my children’s future. I see these young adults who could be my kids. Imagining them struggling and lost, breaks my heart. I know that a safe haven is essential. Protection, warmth, and a supportive environment is a necessity for all of us. We have an opportunity to provide that for youth who can’t provide for themselves at the moment.”

The SLEEP OUT is on November 17th and Covenant House is challenging local executives, community luminaries and notables to Sleep Out for one night in solidarity with the youth we serve at Covenant House. With only a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard, participants will get a small glimpse of what it’s like to “sleep” on the street.

Covenant Houses throughout the United States and Canada will host Sleep Out events this fall to raise critical funds and awareness about the issue of youth homelessness. We hope you consider joining the movement. Many youth who have nowhere else to turn spend many cold and lonely nights sleeping on the streets.

Covenant House’s Crisis Program takes in homeless, runaway and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24. 

Homeless, lost and afraid, more than 1,500 street–involved youth come to Covenant House Vancouver each year to find sanctuary and a brighter future. Cold, hungry and alone, the reality of sleeping on the streets is harsh and unforgiving. Many of the youth who make their way through our doors have had to endure cruel life circumstances on the pitiless streets before they finally find hope here at Covenant House Vancouver. We welcome them unconditionally, helping them begin their journey to leave life on the streets behind them for good.

Todd Talbot is available for interviews upon request.
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Actor Dan Payne is everywhere: From Legends of Tomorrow and Star Trek: Beyond to The Descendants and Welcome to Nowhere

DAN PAYNEFather, king, super hero, and alien are among a few of his latest roles

Dan Payne’s many appearances in 2016 are hard to keep track of, as he is busy with roles that cover most genres, including sci-fi, horror, and comedy, on both the big and small screen. Dan’s upcoming characters include a king, a father, a villain, a super hero, and more!

This fall watch Dan as Obsidian in CW’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. The CW TV series stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh and Arthur Darvill. When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, Rip Hunter (Darvill) will desperately try to prevent certain events from happening, by time-traveling; Now Rip is tasked with assembling a desperate group of heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – not only is the planet at stake, but our timeline itself. The Great Question being asked here is can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever faced?

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-8-56-32-amDan will be in Toronto on a press junket on October 31st to promote his role as Wadjet for the November 1st DVD release of ‘Star Trek: Beyond’, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Uran. In this installment, the USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them – and everything the Federation stands for – to the test.

Dan has just reprised his role as King Beast for Disney’s second installment of ‘The Descendants’, alongside Queen Belle (Keegan Connor Tracy) and his son Ben (Mitchell Hope). Ben’s first proclamation as he prepares to take the throne in the Kingdom of Auradon is to give amnesty to the teen descendants of banished Disney villains Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), Jafar (Maz Jobrani), Cruella De Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) and the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy) and ask them to join descendants of Disney heroes at the same prep school. What could go wrong?

coverDan also wrapped the feature film ‘The Plateau’, which follows two brothers as they enter the woods for a hunting trip. The tides turn quickly as they become the hunted. The depth of the characters in the film, combined with the survival element created an emotionally heightened acting experience for Dan.

In the New Year you will see Dan in ‘Welcome to Nowhere’, with Sara Canning (The Vampire Dairies, Remedy); ‘Everything, Everything’ with Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson; and the TV Movie ‘Dying to be Loved’ which airs in April 2017, in the role of Connor Hodges. In the MOW Jill Yates’ (Linda Hartley) daughter Emily (Paloma Kwiatkowski) takes up with bad boy Gary (Jedidiah Goodacre), whose violent behavior lands him and Emily in trouble. To avoid prison, Gary and Emily appear to commit a double suicide, but Jill sets out to prove Gary has gone on the lam, taking Emily with him. Dan has also just booked the role of a new villain on Disney’s ‘MECH X-4’.

Dan has portrayed many memorable roles in his impressive career, a highlight of which include: Clansmen in ‘Warcraft: The Beginning’, Nathan Davidson in ‘Mulligans’, and John on CTV’s ‘Alice, I Think’, which marked his first foray into a leading role in a TV series and gave Dan the chance to use his comedic timing. He has created a wonderful relationship with Hallmark as well that includes two films: ‘All Yours’ (Nicolette Sheridan) and ‘A Time to Dance’ (Jennie Garth), as well as a series regular role on the 2nd season of ‘Good Witch’ with Catherine Bell.

Payne was born in Victoria, B.C., Canada and moved a great deal while growing up. Dan went from a professional volleyball career in Holland to a professional photography career in Australia, before finding his path to acting with stand-up comedy and performing on stage in London. Armed with a greater sense of self and some foreign film credits, he returned home to Vancouver, Canada to get into acting full time.

Dan now resides in North Vancouver, BC with his wife and two sons. His family fosters dogs through Furever Freed, an organization that finds permanent loving home for the puppies they foster. He also fundraises for Covenant House: Sleep Out Vancouver Edition and Sea Shepard. Armed with the mentality as a former pro athlete, Dan works out and plays hockey to keep in shape. Dan’s career continues to enjoy growing success. With two LEO nominations for Best Male Lead in a Feature Length Movie, the future looks promising for Dan as his leading man good looks, versatility and sense of humor are making Hollywood take notice.

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