Raf Roger Role in Hallmark

Raf Rogers takes on a groundbreaking role in Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movie in It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas airing on December 21st

Raf Rogers takes on a pivotal role as Yale in the upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas movie entitled It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas airing on December 21st 2019.  Raf plays the role of Yale, the Mayor of East Riverton’s chief of staff. His character Yale is Hallmark’s first outwardly gay character that is “just a dude who likes dudes” and who is fastidious, organized yet a little goofy. Raf joins Eric Mabius (Signed Sealed Delivered, Ugly Betty), Tricia Helfer (Lucifer, Battlestar Galactica), and Viv Leacock (Loudermilk, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency). 

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas is the story of the towns of East and West Riverton that split up a number of years ago. Long-time rivals Sarah Reed (Tricia Helfer) and Liam Clark (Eric Mabius) are Mayors of the respective communities. Hyper-competitive, the two are always jockeying to outsmart and outmaneuver one another. However, as they do battle to win a crucial Christmas competition that will determine which of their towns will get a desperately needed new factory, they begin to put their differences aside and find that there’s more at stake than just winning — namely, the true spirit of Christmas, and true love — emotions that will transform their lives and the lives of their townships.

Raf is no stranger to Hallmark movies with his recurring role as Ethan in the Hailey Dean Mystery series that star Kellie Martin, Giacomo Baessato and Viv Leacock. Ethan is a computer genius who uses his skills as a hacker to help Hailey in solving her mysteries. 

Raf is most proud of his role as Sean Alvaro in the television series Valley of the Boom starring Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris and Oliver Cooper. Although his character isn’t based on an historical person, he is a coder that seems to be in over his head at Netscape only to discover that he is the cause of many coding failures in the series. 

The TV movie Zodiac: Signs of Destruction was the first time a director gave Raf the room to improvise on set and the first time he was invited to the editing session. He was thrilled to receive accolades from the director, W.D. Hogan, on how funny he is in the role.

Other past productions include roles on fan favorite hits such as Arrow, Supernatural, iZombie and Once Upon A Time. He has also worked on Award Winning productions that include two time Leo Award winning Great Retro Chic Revival,Girlfriend Experience was nominated for Whistler FF best Canadian feature; Adventures In Babysitting nominated for DGA award and Imagen award; while Valley of the Boom wasnominated for 8 awards; The Terror12 nominations and 1 win. 

Raf realized that he wanted to be an actor when he was entertaining a busload of classmates and strangers on his way to Dorval Airport. He knew then and there that he wanted to spend his life entertaining for a living. Working with talented actors Tricia Helfer and Eric Mabius have inspired Raf to work on his craft.  He has trained with Matthew Harrison, Stella Adler in NYC, UCB in NYC, and Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. 

Raf was born in a small town in Brazil and was raised in Ottawa. He now resides in Vancouver, B.C.

Raf Rogers is available for interviews upon request.

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Photos courtesy of Hallmark Channel

Fall Back Down

The Punk Romantic Comedy Feature Film FALL BACK DOWN World Premiere at the Whistler International Film Festival on December 5th & 6th, 2019

A depressed ex-activist takes a job in a sweatshop where he and his co-worker make a grim discovery

Kiss Off Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Punk Romantic Comedy feature film FALL BACK DOWN will have the world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival www.whistlerfilmfestival.com on December 5th at 8:30 pm and December 6th at 3:00pm at Village 8 in Whistler Village. 

Fall Back Down is produced under the Kiss Off Entertainment shingle and written and directed by SB Edwards (Travelers). The feature film stars Andrew Dunbar (Dragged Across Concrete, Arrow) as Nick. Andrew has been selected as one of four Whistler Film Festival 6th annual ‘Stars to Watch’ program presented by UBCP/ACTRA. Andrew shares the screen with co-stars Aadila Dosani (The Crossing, Unspeakable) as Reena and Jacky Lai (Shadowhunters, V-Wars) as LizzieIt is production designed by Anamarija Josipovic, lensed by Collin Morrison, edited by Natalie Glubb with Sound Design by Ola Koster, and Dunbar also acts as Co-Producer on the picture. 

SYNOPSIS

Nick Colby (Andrew Dunbar), once a fearless and passionate activist, is now a shadow of his former self. Ever since the radical love of his life – Lizzie Reardon (Jacky Lai) – went on a humanitarian mission to Nigeria and never bothered to talk to him again, leaving Nick’s heart and idealism in ruins. A fact he masks by championing a slacker lifestyle and epic “Who gives a shit” attitude. It can’t hurt if you don’t care anyway.

Nick’s jaded antics and brutal sarcasm may be funny, but the misery behind his bravado is painfully transparent to his sister Althea and her girlfriend Seb – the only people still close to Nick. Nick’s long run of getting (himself) fired from tedious, dead-end jobs leads to employment in a sweatshop – raising fears about how much lower he’ll sink and what they can possibly do to restore him to the anarchist royalty he once was.

At the Everly garment factory, Nick meets Reena (Aadila Dosani) – an uptight, young South Asian woman who takes an immediate dislike to his presence. Retaliating against Reena’s on going hostility ignites a spark of engagement that slowly rekindles Nick’s blackened soul.

When Reena and Nick witness what she suspects is murder disguised as a workplace accident, Reena begs him not to tell anyone. They are both disposable in the eyes of their bosses and the textile mafia. Forced together through this shared secret, Nick and Reena embark on an odyssey of investigation and survival, ultimately realizing they are not so incompatible after all.

Their feelings for each other grow in step with the threat of being assassinated – and then Lizzie shows up. Now Nick doesn’t know who or what he wants. His indecisiveness lays the groundwork for a series of misunderstandings and misadventures that crush the fragile new romance with Reena. And to make matters worse, Lizzie is about to blow their cover to serve her own sense of justice. 

SOUNDTRACK ARTISTS 

Independent musicians featured in Fall Back Down include Safia Nolin, Actors, Palm Haze, Donzelle, Sam Tudor, Crack Cloud, Rae Spoon, Ashley Shadow, Ballast Douse, HEDKS, Pale Red, Rich Aucoin, Chris Peruka, Heron, Paul Stewart and Wolf Saga.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS 

Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea, Good Will Hunting), Ziad Touma (Ghost Town Anthology, The Sound of Tress)

SARA BETH EDWARDS – WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER 

Based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Sara Beth (SB) is a dual New Zealand / Canadian citizen and speaks fluent French. With a background in the Fine Arts, she has spent the last decade creating scripted content for the disenfranchised and working in the Art Department of various films and television series.

Previously SB wrote on the Netflix original series Travelers. She recently completed her short film SALTY, which screened in the Cannes Short Film Corner. SB has received mentorship through the Geena Davis Institute, she is a past participant in the WGC Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program, the Reykjavik Talent Lab and in 2017 won the ‘High Scribe’ award at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival. The judge was Producer Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea, Good Will Hunting) who is now spearheading SB’s serialized crime series NOWHERE. 

SB Edwards has been invited to join the Shortwork jury, which hands out three short work awards. SB and lead actors Andrew Dunbar, Aadila Dosani and Jacky Lai are all available for interviews and will be in attendance at the Whistler Film Festival world premiere. 

https://whistlerfilmfestival.com/films/film/?id=5dbc93cc46f5e4007dfa5ab0

FALL BACK DOWN SCREENING DATES AND TIMES:

DateTimeFilmLocation
5.12.201908:30 PMFALL BACK DOWNVillage 8 – Theatre 6
6.12.201903:00 PMFALL BACK DOWNVillage 8 – Theatre 5

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Social Media Handles

SB Edwards www.kissoffentertainment.com 

@SBEdwardsBaby

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Andrew Dunbar @anddunbar https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2687006/

Aadila Dosani @aadiladosani  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4602010

Jacky Lai @hijackylai  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4527172/

Fall Back Down Productions pays respect to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our organization and activities are based.  

Shin-chi’s Canoe

‘Shin-chi’s Canoe’ is the moving story of how a seven year-old child survives his first year at an Indian Residential School

The short film is screening at the Whistler Film Festival on December 5

On a rainy fall morning, a stranger arrives at their home and Shin-chi and his sister are loaded on the back of flat-bed truck to spend the next ten months at St. Mary’s Indian Residential School.

Like thousands of other Indigenous children, the law demands that Shin-chi attend a church-run residential school. However, because of his father’s gift of a secret and tiny hand-carved cedar canoe, Shin-chi discovers the strength and resilience to endure his first ten months at the school.

This story unfolds in the poignant film circuit gem Shin-chi’s Canoe, which screens at the Whistler Film Festivalon December 5, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. at the Maury Young Arts Centre.

Based on the book by Nicola Campbell, Shin-chi’s Canoe, the film stars Canadian musician Inez Jasper and is set in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley on the traditional land of the Stó:lō people. Part of the film features characters speaking the Halq’eméylemlanguage.

The fourteen-minute long film, which was selected by Telefilm Canada to be part of the Cannes Short Film Corner, was especially moving for director Allan W. Hopkins, who had a close connection to the story – and the set. Both of Hopkins’ grandparents attended the same residential school (Saint Mary’s, located in Mission, BC), where the project was filmed.  

Produced by Kate Kroll, written by Hopkins and Kroll, and adapted from Nicola Campbell’s book, the team behind the film felt the project essential to share because there is still so much pain, anguish and misunderstanding about the Indian Residential School era. This film is part of a much larger effort to heighten awareness about the residential school era and to further reconciliation.  

Distributed by Moving Images, the film is being shared with our future generations in classrooms across the country.

Allan W. Hopkins, Director/Co-Writer:

Allan W. Hopkins is a writer/director and member of the N’quatqua First Nation. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University and is currently studying screenwriting and short fiction in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at UBC. Allan has won numerous awards including the 2014 Jack Webster award for Best Television News Feature, the 2013 Radio and Television News Director’s Award, the Adrian Clarkson Diversity Award in 2008, and many more. Allan’s short film “Shin-chi’s Canoe” has played at film festivals internationally, including at the Marché Du Film Festival De Cannes in 2019 . Allan’s first feature film, a comedy called “Indian Road Trip,” is about to be completed and will be broadcast on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network in 2020.  Allan lives in Vancouver British Columbia. 

Kate Kroll, Producer/Co-Writer

Kate Kroll is a highly regarded, producer, writer, director and performer.  She has a strong passion for both documentary and scripted filmmaking. Through her company, Black Moon Media, Kate is committed to presenting to the world the most vivid, pertinent, edgy and visually stunning stories in the most creative ways possible.  Kate’s work has screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, ImagineNative and has been broadcast on Bravo, Super Channel, Knowledge Network, Vision TV, APTN and Air Canada.

Allan and Kate are available for interviews upon request. For more information, film stills, or to set up an interview, please contact:

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Byron Bertram Announces Comedy Album

Comedian Byron Bertram is pleased to announce his new comedy album “Passport and Prozac” is out and launching at Kingston Pub on November 18th at 7:00 pm

Canadian Comedian Byron Bertram is pleased to announce that ‘800 Pound Gorilla Records’ has released his new Comedy Album “Passport and Prozac.” Byron invites all fans of comedy to his Record Release Party at Kingston Pub in downtown Vancouver at November 18th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. “Passport and Prozac” is also available for sale on all platforms.

In his new album Byron talks about “performing in 25 countries while dealing with OCD, growing up as an only child to eccentric artist parents, outrage culture, interracial relationships, and being a token white kid in an all Chinese High School.”

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Byron’s album will go towards St. Paul’s foundation for mental health. Fans will receive one free drink for every album purchased at Kingston Pub at the launch.  

Byron joins some of comedy’s top talent by signing with 800-Pound Gorilla Records that also represents Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, George Lopez, and known for their work with the estates of Richard Pryor and Robin Williams. Byron is thrilled to be in such good company as the highly respected comedy record label ‘800 Pound Gorilla Records’ helps Byron get his comedy out to millions of people worldwide. 

Byron has had an exciting journey as a comedian that includes receiving high praise from Simon Cowell as he advanced on ‘Britons Got Talent’. He also received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Other memorable moments in his career include performing for the president of Singapore and the time that Dame Judi Dench gave him a $50 dollar tip! Byron has appeared on stages around the world as a finalist in the San Diego Comedy Fest, semi finalist in the Boston Comedy Fest, and received a 5 star review in the Australian Times for his own man show ‘Guilt Ridden Sociopath’. 

When he isn’t appearing on stage making audiences laugh around the world multi-talented Byron has an active acting career having appeared on Netflix’s Riverdale, CW’s Supernatural, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, BBC America’s Dirk’s Gently, Netflix’s Game Over Man, CBS’s Jordon Peele’s Twilight Zoneand Tim BurtonsBig Eyes. Byron has worked with Christoph Waltz, Tim Burton, Eddie Izzard, Zach Galifianakis, Flight of the Concords, Iliza Shlesigner, and Roy Wood Jr. as a comedian and/or an actor.

He realized that he wanted to go the avenue of stand up comedy, and hit up any stage he could get on whether it was at home in Vancouver or on the road while street performing. He did stand up on pool tables for bikers in Australia, old folks homes in Scotland, Dance Clubs in New Zealand, to everything in between. “Comedy is like a science experiment of words. The formula either works or it blows up in your face.  You don’t know until you know though. The best training is by throwing yourself into the lion’s den and learning from your mistakes,” adds, Byron.

Byron grew up in Vancouver in a home that appreciated the arts. His father is a gold record winning saxophone player who played with the well known Canadian group “The Powder Blues” and opened for ZZ Top, the Who, and Tina Turner.  His mother is an amazing watercolor painter who took after her famous father Toni Onley. He went to an all-Asian high school. As he was different from his classmates as he wasn’t academic and was overweight he got acceptance from his peers by being the class clown.  Feeling that sense of adulation of making the class crack up was a drug that he couldn’t quit. 

His late Grandfather renowned Canadian Artist and Order of Canada recipient Toni Onley started Canada India Village Aid.  The program raises funds for impoverished villages in India and shortly before his grandfather Toni Onley passed away he asked Bryon to get involved with the charity. He is also involved with The British Columbia Paraplegic Association through the comedy shows  “Laughing Spasms” that is a program that brings laughter to people recovering from severe spinal cord injuries.  

Whether Bryon is making people laugh through his comedy routines or appearing on TV series and feature films, entertaining people is in his blood. Byron resides in Vancouver is available for interviews upon request.

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Corey Large

Canadian actor/writer/producer Corey Large just wrapped production of the Sci-Fi Thriller Anti-Life starring Bruce Willis

Corey has raised millions to produce feature films around the world with A-list Actors and Directors with many more productions in development

Multitalented actor/producer/writer/ director Corey Large (It Follows, The November Man, Lone Survivor) is a true maverick in the entertainment industry. With 52 producer credits, 32 acting credits and 9 writing credits to his name, Corey successfully covers all aspects of the film business. The Canadian native has raised millions of dollars to finance a number of feature films with A-list actors for blockbusters that have screened at prestigious film festivals and in theatres worldwide.  

One of the busiest men in the entertainment industry, Corey just wrapped production of the sci-fi thriller Anti-Life last week with Bruce Willis (Armageddon, Fifth Element) and co-stars alongside Cody Kearsley (Riverdale), Thomas Jane (The Predator) and Rachel Nichols (Titans). In the year 2242, earth is in the grip of a mysterious plague. Fleeing the dying planet, hot-tempered high-school dropout, Noah Coral (Cody Kearsley), follows the mother of his unborn child, Hayley Adams (Kassandra Clementi) onto the U.S.S. Hercules as it embarks on a one-way trip to New Earth. As crewmembers start to die under mysterious circumstances, Noah becomes the main suspect, but war hero of the ship, Clay Young (Bruce Willis), suspects the deaths might be linked to anomalies in the ships Quantum-Engine. On a ship full of bounty hunters like Lincoln Beckett (Corey Large), hard-living doctors (Rachel Nichols), and brawling engineers (Johnny Messner), nobody is safe. The ship’s Head of Security, Stanley (Timothy V. Murphy), learns one of the crew has deliberately invited in a malevolent alien race known as the Anti-Life, and it’s hunting the crew members in an attempt to turn the ship into a weapon. With time running out before the U.S.S. Hercules, Noah and Clay team-up to outwit the Anti-Life in the hopes of living to escape the traumas they were running from on Earth.

Screen Media has just signed on for the sales rights for Anti-Life with Film Mode Entertainment acting as its sales agent and co-rep sales at the American Film Market November 6 – 13 in Santa Monica. Anti-Life was written by Edward Drake (True Detective) and Corey Large (November Man), and is produced by Large and Danny Roth (The Hurricane Heist). 

With a number of exciting projects on the horizon, BROIL is a thriller/horror feature film that was shot in Vancouver, B.C. earlier this year. A listless teenager, Chance Sinclair (Avery Konrad), is sentenced to live with her draconian grandfather, August Timothy V. Murphyafter a violent incident at school and begins to question the source of her families immense wealth and power. When Chance’s scheming Mom, June Annette Reilly, hires a troubled chef, Sydney Jonathan Lipnicki, to poison August, the family’s monstrous secrets are revealed over one bloody night. Every soul is up for grabs as The Sinclair Family Games Night gets underway and Chance learns that being apart of this family is a blood-in, blood-out proposition. In addition to producing the feature, Corey stars alongside Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale, Unforgiven), Avery Konrad (Van Helsing, Sacred Lies), and John Cassini (The Game, Seven, Intelligence). Broilis written and directed by Edward Drake (Anti-Life, Animals) and is based on the screenplay written by Piper Mars.

One of his most ambitious productions, the action-adventure feature film In Like Flynnbased on Errol Flynn’s original autobiography “Beam Ends” inspired by the writers’ travels through Australia, has just been released on all platforms in the U.S.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Corey has worked with A-List actors including Pierce Bronsnan (November Man), Brad Pitt (Killing Them Softly), Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg (Broken City), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone (The Tomb) to name a few. Alongside famed director Martin Scorsese, Corey executive produced Revenge of the Green Dragonsstarring Ray Liotta, Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, and Harry Shum Jr. Corey’s films are produced in countries worldwide.

Corey has written, produced, co-starred in and sold a number of full-length features to Hollywood studios, including Loaded, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, Toxic, The Penthouse,The Obama Effect, Welcome to the Jungle, and The Frozen Ground. Corey executive produced Fire with Firestarring Josh Duhamel, The Angriest Man in Brooklynstarring Mila Kunis and the late Robin Williams. Other features include Lap Dance, Zombeavers, Don Peyote, Unconscious, and Empire State. Corey also had a role in the Oscar-nominated Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Eric Bana. 

Staying true to his Canadian roots, Corey wants to bring as many productions to Canada as possible. Other past British Columbia productions include The Ninth Passenger, Poker Night and Kid Cannabis to name a few.

Corey splits his time between Victoria, Vancouver and Los Angeles and is available for interviews upon request.

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Lesley Diana | lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca| 604-726-5575

Cassandra Ebner

Creator, Writer, Executive Producer, and Lead Actress Cassandra Ebner brings all her talents together in the short-form web series Life XP to premiere on November 5th

This Award-winning actor has performed stunts on hit television series Game of Thrones, Flash, The 100, Supernatural and many more.

Cassandra Ebner is the creator, writer, executive producer and the lead actress Angela of the new short-form web series Life XP that is set to premiere worldwide on November 5th The other cast members in Life XP include Enid-Raye Adams (Riverdale, You Me Her), Lindsay Navarro (Haters Back Off, I Zombie), Gio Mocibob (When Calls the Heart), Dave Mcgowan (The West Wing, A Guy Thing), and Jagen Johnson (Rogue, The Magicians).

Life XP is an action-packed dramatic comedy that takes place both in real life and Virtual Reality. The main character Angela (Cassandra Ebner) finds herself fired from her old job and thrust into Beta Testing the newest VR system. Each week she is immersed in a new video game and it starts to have an impact on her everyday life. All Angela wants is to be the hero of her own story but seeing as she’s never played a video game before and her life is going into shambles this may prove harder to gain the XP points needed to become the hero rather than the zero.

Cassandra is fearless regardless of the role she takes on. With an impressive resume performing on such hit TV series as Game Of Thronesas a Child Of the Forest, The Super Hero, Raelene Sharp, on Flash, has her upcoming role on The 100as Klara with other roles on Shazam, Warcraft, Supernatural, and Croft there is no stopping her. 

No rest for Cassandra’s mind. When she broke her ankle on a TV show 2½ years ago she took it as a sign to scratch her creative itch and went to work writing Life XP. She applied for funding and won the Independent Production fund over 144 Canadian entrants and then took on the task of putting her team together. She has seen Life XP develop from concept to post and has been in the room with distributors and buyers having to make extremely hard decisions. 

Life XPhas been winning awards by screening at festivals all over the world. Life XP was selected over 80 other global web series to pitch at MIPTV in Cannes for the Web Series In Development section. 

Cassandra won Best Actress Award in a Comedy at the Hollyweb Festival and honoured with an Upcoming Performer award at Artemis Film festival and also won Best Screenplay at KWC Fest for Life XP. She is also nominated for Best Actress for Life XP at the Rio Webfest screening on November 15th, 2019.

Cassandra won best Female Action Performer of the Year at Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles for her performance in Croft, a SAG award for Best Stunt Ensemble on Game of Thrones and another SAG nomination for War for the Planet of the Apesfor Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture. 

This award-winning performer has garnered other nominations around the world for her performances in Flux, Demonx, and Arrowto mention a few and has been busy over the years performing in many award-winning productions.

Cassandra grew up in Westbank, BC. She now splits her time between Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles. Cassandra is thankful to the Independent Fund, Telefilm and Creative BC for their support for Life XP. Life XP will be available on November 5th for viewers worldwide at youtube.com/ebnerds and vimeo.com/ondemand/lifexp

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Laser Shows and Displays for Weddings

During the preparation of the perfect wedding, future brides and grooms should expect a lot of stress. Without a plan made beforehand, something will likely be forgotten or missed. Useful tips on how to deal with pre-wedding anxiety check on this page.

Part of the wedding to-do list should be the stage lighting, as well as activities that will entertain your guests. Sure, the most important day of your life can go without all that shine and sparks, but colorful light beams and display will make your event spectacular.

It is essential for the newlyweds that their guests have a good time and have pleasant memories of their wedding. No matter where you plan to hold the wedding ceremony, light beams combined with music and movement promise really good fun.

How to Arrange Laser Shows and Displays

Technology is advancing, and we are using it in every segment of our lives. So, a few years ago, enthusiasts realized that laser projections could part of festive events. Very quickly, this trend is booming, and laser shows have become one of the most sought after attractions for weddings or any other kind of celebrations.

The agencies that perform these performances are generally booked months in advance, as laser shows are in high demand. This business has evolved at high speed, and the best thing that has come from it is competitive pricing. 

Back in the days, light shows were a rarity and attraction that not everyone could afford. Today, these types of performance still cost a great deal, but compared to a few years ago, the prices significantly decreased. Now, these shows are affordable and available, so there are other factors to consider when selecting the one for your wedding.

Factors to Consider when Hiring Laser Show Performers

The first of these is undoubtedly the location of the agency that rents the performers. On the Internet, you will undoubtedly look for those closest to you. But if you can afford it, you can also hire laser shows from another city, even the state. 

Then, pay attention to what you get in the ‘package.’ Do the artists provide the music or it’s up to you; whether the show is time-limited or will the engaged performers strive for a complete laser show during the wedding; whether the show is interactive or conceptualized as a play, and so on. Companies like Smoking Hot Productionswill gladly answer all your questions and help you find the right performers for your wedding.

Ideas to Present Laser Show at Wedding             

The entrance of the newlyweds to the hall or their first dance is certainly the most memorable moments of every wedding. Then all eyes are on the bride and groom, and these are the perfect moments when the light beams and displays should be on.

For example, during the first dance, song beats mixed with photos of the newlyweds can be ‘outlined’ in the background. Or the displays can be placed at the entrance, where they will turn on when the newlyweds appear at the door.

Also, during the first dance, beams of light can spell out the names of the newlyweds, or important dates, and even song lyrics. For some more romantic songs, lasers can project a starry sky or shiny rain. For a more realistic experience, light beams can be aimed at displays, so everything will look like a lightbox.

Safety Issues

Licensed agencies will do their best to secure all necessary permits and provide the highest level of safety during the laser show. There are good reasons to doubt the safety of using these light beams, especially for eyes and skin. That’s why only trained professionals should work with this technology.

During the show, trained performers use lasers that are classified as a Class 1, which implies no danger if appropriately used. About the potential risks of misuse, read below:

https://www.lasersafetyfacts.com/.

Finding the perfect scene does not take much time, but we recommend it to do that right after making a reservation for a wedding ceremony, because of constructional issues. Also, most of these shows can be custom-made. Newlyweds can come up with ideas, and in agreement with the performers, see how feasible they are.

Todd Talbot presents PILLOW TALK – Raising funds for Covenant House


This is Todd Talbot’s 5th annual fundraiser, and ladies and gentlemen (yes the ladies are included this year) come in your best pjs and join him as we raise money for homeless youth on the streets of Vancouver. 

Their amazing sponsors have covered ALL the costs for the evening which means that your ticket price is your donation and 100% goes directly to Covenant House and you receive a full tax receipt.

Join Todd for a night of local beer, crisp wine, impressive cocktails, mouthing watering food by Chef Colin Burslem from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (who steals the show every year), tunes by the amazing Craig Henderson Trio, 3 fantastic live auction packages and of course, slumber party games including a TWISTER tournament!

Buy your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pillow-talk-raising-funds-for-covenant-house-tickets-71463610583

John Cassini New Film Roles 2019

Award-winning actor John Cassini has roles in two films, True Fiction and Volition screening at the Arrow Video FrightFest in London’s West End on August 24th.

Award-winning actor John Cassini has two films, True Fiction and Volition screening at the legendary Frightfest in London, England on August 24th, 2019. Frightfest is a five-day multi-cinema event based at the Cineworld and Prince Charles Cinemas on Leicester Square, in London’s West End from August 22nd to 26th, 2019. http://www.frightfest.co.uk.

In its European Premiere, True Fictionis a classic two-hander that packs in plenty of twists and turns from Canadian filmmaker Braden Croft. True Fiction is about the abuse of power and perception of reality. A palette cleanser between zombies, vampires and run-and-hide slashers John plays the role of Caleb Conrad, a reclusive writer. The horror film will screen on Saturday 24th August 2019 at 1pm on the Cineworld Discovery screen.  

Crypt-teaze.com gives True Fiction 10/10 and says, “You can really feel their chemistry on screen. John reminds me a lot of Christian Slater in the best possible way. He has that same brilliance and charisma.” 

Winning awards worldwide Volition has also been officially selected to screen at FrightFest!  In the sci-fi thriller John plays the role of Ray, a career criminal. Volition follows a man (Adrian Glynn McMorran) afflicted with clairvoyance tried to change his fate when a series of events leads to a vision of his own imminent murder.  Directed by Tony Dean Smith the film will screen on August 24th at Leicester Square in the bustling West End. 

Cassini is one of Canada’s critically acclaimed award winning actors. With a long list of over 120 credits John can also be seen in the role of Chuck in Sony’s feature film A Dog’s Way Home opposite Ashley Judd. Cassini’s prolific career spans from series-regular to recurring roles incritically successful series, such as Blackstone, Netflix’s Intelligence, DaVinci’s Inquest, thecomedy hit, Robson Arms, SYFY/Superchannel’sContinuum and Van Helsing. His previousfeature film work has included performances in David Fincher’s Seven and TheGame, along with many critically acclaimed independent films including In God I Trust. Upcoming projects include John’s role as Ron Mathis in the much anticipated Fox series NeXT. 

Premiering at the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival next month, John produces and stars in the feature film Daughter. In the aftermath of his daughter’s death, Jim (Cassini) is living a life of isolation and self-destruction until he can no longer hide and must face his tragic past. As this character study unfolds, Cassini and writer-director Anthony Shim boldly push every scene in unexpected directions.  

John is available for interviews upon request.

For press interviews and photos please contact:

Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca| 604-726-5575

Tyman Stewart represents John Cassini at The Characters Talent Agency tyman@thecharacters.com

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A.M.I.

IndustryWorks Studios announces that the release of the horror feature film “A.M.I.” is now available on all platforms in Canada and the United States

IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce that the horror feature film “A.M.I.” – (Artificial Machine Intelligence) has been released on all major platforms by Viva Pictures in the U. S. and IndustryWorks Studios in Canada.

Synopsis:Coping with the loss of her mother, 17-year-old Cassie develops a mother-daughter bond with technology’s latest intelligent personal assistant. Their relationship takes a twisted turn when the Artificial Machine Intelligence begins to manipulate Cassie into committing heinous acts of murder. Cassie must learn to live without the A.M.I.’s influence and put an end to her phone’s sinister ways. 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/tSRBugiu78Q   

The soothing yet super creepy voice of the A.M.I. is provided by Bonnie Hay (TV’s “A Million Little Things”), the young, talented cast of A.M.I. includes Debs Howard (“Sonic The Hedgehog”), Sam Robert Muik (CW’s “Riverdale”), Havana Guppy (Hulu’s “Shut Eye”), and Phil Granger (Syfy’s “Ghost Wars”).

A.M.I. is a far cry from your regular slasher horror film. A.M.I. takes our obsession and need for technology to a whole other level. What if A.I. had a consciousness? What if your phone used all of your personal data against you? Artificial Intelligence is our best friend but are we theirs?

See A.M.I. and decide for yourself.

If you’re in the USA, you can find A.M.I. on DIRECTV, Amazon, iTunes, and more. If you’re in Canada, check it out on iTunes, Google Play, and the Microsoft Store. You will never look at your phone the same way again. 

A.M.I. Media Social Media Handles:

  • Instagram, Twitter: @amithemovie
  • Facebook: https://facebook.com/amithemovieofficial

Follow IndustryWorks Studios:

  • Facebook and Instagram: @IndustryWorksPictures | Twitter: @IWPictures
  • www.industry-works.com

For more information, screeners, interviews and photos please contact:

Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca| 604-726-5575


A.M.I. (Artificial Machine Intelligence) Release in USA and CANADA:

A.M.I. Released by Viva Pictures in the USA