Risk pays off for international actor Al Miro, nominated for a 2016 Leo Award for his lead role in “Daddy’s Boy”

Headshot2016Miro is thrilled to be part of a project creating a larger conversation about equality and diversity in film

Al Miro has honed his craft in some of the most exciting cities in the world, and is now being recognized by his home province with a Leo Award nomination for his starring role as Max in the festival circuit gem “Daddy’s Boy”. The film follows four young men as they leave boyhood behind and shed more than just their clothes and inhibitions, in a movie experience described as honest, intimate and emotional. Miro’s Max is a young, gay adult video star struggling with his sexuality.

“This is probably the riskiest and edgiest role I have ever taken on,” says Miro. “I’ve often played characters that are emotionally vulnerable, but in Daddy’s Boy I also had to be sexually vulnerable in a way that I had never been before.  It’s the scariest project I’ve thrown myself into.  And that’s partly why I couldn’t say no to it.  As an actor I want to take risks.  I want to take on roles that frighten and challenge me.”

The risk paid off, with his industry peers giving Al a nod for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture. But, this film is much more than just a movie role for Miro, who says, “This project is not just a movie but also part of a movement. With an ethnically diverse cast and characters of various sexual orientations it breaks down barriers and gives a fresh and truthful vision of modern America. With the growing movement for diversity in film, working on this project makes me feel part of this incredible step towards equality and acceptance in the industry.”

AL MAX and MANUEL DBThe festival slate is brimming for “Daddy’s Boy”, following its premiere at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, and a screening in Miami at the MiFo LGBT Film Festival. With additional summer festival screenings set to be announced in the coming weeks, audiences across North America are getting a chance to view the powerful film.

Al’s burgeoning film career also includes a role in the upcoming gritty thriller “Dark Harvest”, alongside Cheech Marin and Hugh Dillon.

This rising talent isn’t new to industry recognition. His starring role in the indie dramedy “Computer Potato” earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the 2014 NYC Winter Film Awards. Miro also graced the festival circuit with an engaging performance in “I Hate Toronto: A Love Story”.

Max1The breakout indie movie actor has also appeared on a handful of hit network television series, including “Fringe”, “Psych”, “Supernatural”, “The Flash”, “Cult”, “Intelligence” and “Alice, I Think. “

Al, who moved to Canada at the age of 10, began his acting training immediately out of high school, attending the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan. Upon graduation, he dove right into the New York theatre scene, where he continues to have ties as the co-founder of the New York based Theatre Company Animus Theatre; for which he most recently performed the role of Silva in Tennessee Williams’ The Long Goodbye at Off-Broadway’s Theatre Row (directed by fellow company member Matthew Lillard)

Al is available for interviews and photographs upon request. 

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Multi-talented, multi-lingual pop-artist, actor and model Elisabetta Fantone adds motherhood to her list of growing roles

untitled-6893The renowned multifaceted performer is tackling her most important project yet, with the anticipation of her first child in July

The ever engaging artist/actor Elisabetta Fantone has been garnering acclaim worldwide from her various art, film and television projects. Now, Elisabetta is preparing for the most important role she has tacked to-date, as she prepares for the arrival of her first child in July. Elisabetta’s work was most recently featured in her GOING POP exhibit, which was displayed at the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London earlier this spring. This latest show comes on the heels of a well-publicized tour of her artwork across North America, with highlights including The Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto during TIFF, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Latitude Gallery in Calgary, and the Myra Galleries in Miami.

Elisabetta’s art reached new heights, literally, with one of her largest creations; a mural she painted for Art Basel in Miami. The piece, titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mugshots. The mural is located at 227 NW 26th Street in Miami (Wynwood). Last year, Elisabetta painted the widely revered mural titled ‘The Affair”, featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. ‘The Affair’ was later featured in a Bacardi commercial. You can view Elisabetta’s variety of art here: elisabettafantoneart.com.

Elisabetta’s unique approach to recreating images of iconic figures is widely popular, and the portraits are often acknowledged by the subject of her pieces!

CalvinCharlesGallery5The Italian-Canadian multi-talent has accomplished countless artistic endeavors, including notable credits in the realm of film and television, modeling, music, painting and literature. A highlight of her productions include: the role of Marta in the Golden Globe Award winning film “Big Eyes” directed by Tim Burton, the noir-mystery feature “Havana 57”, and a lead role in the feature “My Name is Sandy”, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival. And, of course, the role that changed it all for Elisabetta, the Canadian TV series “Loft Story”, which gained her notoriety as a break out star in front of the camera. Since then, her remarkable versatility as an actor has allowed her to successfully play roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama in both English and French productions.

Elisabetta3-1 (531x800)When not on set, or writing (her first book, entitled “Journal intime d’une Lofteuse” and the accompanying CD were recently released), she is giving her followers a peek at how she makes her art with time-lapse videos demonstrating the creative process that goes into the creation of her innovative pieces. You can see her videos on YouTube on her channel:OfficialElisabetta.

With her acting projects on the continual rise, and a painting career that is more in-demand than ever, with pieces in galleries and private collections across the world, Elisabetta isn’t slowing down anytime soon. And, with the addition of a new role this summer, Elisabetta will be tackling her greatest personal project: motherhood. The healthy living enthusiast is planning on having a natural water birth, and is preparing for the natural birth with a hypnobirthing class next month. She has continued with a well-balanced plant based diet throughout her pregnancy (not always easy when around a tempting craft services table!), and her and her husband plan on raising their child has a vegetarian as well.

Elisabetta has balanced her pregnancy, mind and body wellness, and a busy art and film production schedule, while continuing to impress those around her in all facets of work and life.

 

Elisabetta is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

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Music a Teen will Travel the World to Hear Brian Tyler Live: Film Music for Stars, Cars & Superheroes

092915_VANCOUVER_PHOTOGRAPHER_000GG_1024Vancouver Sixteen year old musician Logan Jones is on his way to London UK this weekend to hear composer Brian Tyler conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra on May 7th

Most parents would never expect their teen to fly across the world to go to a Symphony Music Concert but that is exactly what 16 year old Logan Jones is doing this weekend. Logan is flying from Vancouver Canada to London UK to hear the musician he most admires, “Brian Tyler Live: Film Music for Stars, Cars and Superheroes.” Brian will conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday 7 May 2016, 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall in London England.

Interestingly, most teens know and love the music that he is going to catch live – they just don’t know it! Brian Tyler’s films have grossed $ 9.5 billion worldwide making him one of the most recognised and exciting film composers working today. Brian’s music is embedded in feature films including “Furious, “ “Thor,” “Avengers” and “Now You See Me” and the recent feature “Criminal.” Without knowing it, most of us have been swept along the emotional tides of Brian Tyler’s incredible music more than once.

Logan Jones is a musician and composer who can’t wait to hear some of his favorite music live. Logan says, “Teens should be super interested in this music – they love it in the movies they just don’t recognize it yet.”

12970907_1050165701723573_5366515262983506337_oLogan points outs that Brian Tyler is a rock drummer and this feel of energy and rhythm that inspires him.  As the promotion for the concert states: “Step into the fantastical world of superhuman and action adventure with Hollywood composer/conductor Brian Tyler, for an evening of unforgettable film scores from some of the world’s biggest box office movies of all time. Experience the exciting music from Tyler’s most famous scores spanning over 70 films, including the Marvel films, the Fast and Furious films, Star Trek: Enterprise, fan favourites including Children of Dune and game score franchises such as Far Cry, alongside classic film scores that have influenced Tyler.”

Logan says that “Other teenagers should come and experience a full orchestra playing huge music with a rocking rhythm – like in the theater except better, …rock Drums make a good sound – imagine a drum five times the size and instead of a band of five or a backing track of Pop – 100 instruments. I think kids should come an experience it – live, like the movies but better, I am super excited“

Logan is an unusual teen older than his years. A composer himself with his second Album Platinum Grooves on iTunes, Logan sincerely believes that the concert at the Royal Festival Hall on May 7th is a great way for teens and their parents to have a great night out an experience symphony music that all have enjoyed together.  He hopes that the concert will get more teens to appreciate symphony music.

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Hollywood Thriller BLACKWAY to debut at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby B.C. on June 2nd stars Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig and Ray Liotta

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 7.44.21 PMBLACKWAY opens theatrically and on VOD on June 10th across North America

Enderby Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Hollywood feature film BLACKWAY will debut on the largest screen in Canada at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby B. C. on June 2nd, 2016. Blackway, which is R-rated, was shot in the North Okanagan in late 2014 and it stars Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta, Alexander Ludwig and Julia Stiles.

“We’re excited to screen it for the people of the area,” said Rick Dugdale, president of Enderby Entertainment, named after his hometown. The drive-in was an obvious choice for the premiere says Dugdale because it will provide a lot of nostalgia. “No one can think of a premiere at a drive-in occurring for years.”

Only ticket-holders will have access to the private event and the site can hold 300 cars. “Tune into the Enderby Entertainment Facebook page immediately for more information,” said Dugdale.  facebook.com/search/top/?q=enderby%20entertainment

Blackway will open theatrically and on VOD on June 10 across North America. Producer Rick Dugdale and some of the cast are available for interviews upon request.

DSC01764_FinalExclusive Canadian Theatrical Distributer: TW MEDIA EVENTS
Distributor: Electric Entertainment
Theatrical & VOD Release: June 10, 2016
Directed By: Daniel Alfredson
Written By: Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs
Based on the Novel: “Go With Me” by Castle Freeman Jr.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Steve Bacic, Lochlyn Munro, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook
Running Time: 90 minutes

Synopsis: Blackway is a suspenseful thriller set against the rugged backdrop of a Pacific Northwest logging community. When a young woman, Lillian (Julia Stiles), returns to her hometown after the death of her mother, she unwittingly raises the interest and eventual ire of Blackway (Ray Liotta), a crazed ex-cop turned violent crime lord. Blackway’s stalking and relentless harassment force Lillian to seek help from the faint-hearted local sheriff who advises her to leave town. Undaunted, she forms an unlikely alliance with a retired logger (Anthony Hopkins), who is still grieving over the loss of his daughter, and carries his own secret vendetta against Blackway. Together with a young, introverted friend (Alexander Ludwig), the threesome set out for justice and revenge against the sociopathic Blackway, leading them on a violent, perilous journey that culminates in a face to face showdown with their nemesis. 

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Award winning Vancouver director/actor Camille Mitchell Wins Best Shorts Film Competition for her second short film “By the Fountain”

Best known as an actor Camille’s talent shines in front & behind the camera

Passage Island ProductiHeadshotAons is pleased to announce that Vancouver actress/writer/director Camille Mitchell has won the prestigious 2016 Award of Merit for her short film, By the Fountain from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for Mitchell’s sensitive short drama, which features the exceptional talent of actors Natalie Cueva, Rob Murat, and Chris Roark, and of cinematographer Andrew Fronczak. Without dialog, but universally understood, By the Fountain captures a perfect romance. The exquisite original music by Andrew Blaney carries the mood of this romantic short film .

By the Fountain has also been chosen for Official Selection at the 2016 New York City International Film Festival, the 2016 People’s Film Festival of Harlem and will be screened at the 2016 Marche du Film in Cannes with Ms. Mitchell in attendance.

Now on the global film festival circuit with her award-winning short the past few years have been busy for Camille. Her first short film, “A Mother’s Love”, won her Canada’s Crazy 8s Film Competition and numerous accolades at festivals around the world including the Madrid International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and London’s Best Drama Award at the SuperShorts International Film Festival. Although acting is her first love Camille couldn’t pass up the opportunity when she received a scholarship to pursue her Master’s degree in Production and Feature Film Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, ranked “one of the top 25 film schools in the world” by the Hollywood Reporter.

Camille has garnered extraordinary acclaim for her versatility onstage and onscreen. Perhaps best known on television for her Leo Award nominated role portraying tough-talking Sheriff Nancy Adams on the CW’s hit television show “Smallville” for five seasons, onstage as a leading lady at the Stratford and Shaw festivals, she was hailed her as “a gift to the theater” by the London Times. Camille won Canada’s Jessie Award for her portrayal of Ariel in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” opposite Gordon Pinsent and was also nominated for Best Actress Awards for Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Madame Tourvel in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and Elizabeth in “The Crucible.” Born in Santa Monica to Hollywood star Cameron Mitchell and Viennese actress Camille Janclaire, Camille was raised in Vancouver, Canada, and studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.

Camille is available for interviews and photos upon request.

BY THE FOUNTAIN The Poster

 

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New York City International Film Festival
April 25 – 29 2016
nyciff.com/schedule

Marche du Film Cannes
May 11 – 20 2016
newworldcinemas.com/short-films-marche-du-film

People’s Film Festival
June 2 – 5, 2016
thepeoplesfilmfestival.com

Best Shorts Competition
bestshorts.net

 

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Sixteen-year-old Vancouver Musician/Composer Logan Jones has garnered attention and is composing themes for several television series since the release of his second album “Platinum Grooves”

Logan will meet composer Brian Tyler back stage at his concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London England on May 7th

092915_VANCOUVER_PHOTOGRAPHER_000II_1024Sixteen-year old Logan Jones, an innovative, highly creative, and prolific composer who recently released his second album “Platinum Grooves,” is catching the attention of television productions and music reviewers. Logan is ready to take his music to new heights.

In a recent article feature in 24hrs Vancouver by music reviewer Joe Leary “Teen writing the soundtrack of his life” Leary say “At 16, Vancouver’s Logan Jones is the youngest artist to be featured in this column. A multi-instrumentalist, he’s already built a sizeable library of music as he pursues film — and already has a television soundtrack in the works”.

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/03/31/teen-writing-the-soundtrack-of-his-life 

Catching the attention of television producers/hosts Logan is currently working on the theme music for two television series “BC Brew on Tap” and “Get Cooking with the Stars.”

Logan’s interest in soundtracks is inspired by musician Brian Tyler, who has composed music for feature films including “Iron Man 3,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Furious 7.” Since the article Brian Tyler has posted Logan’s story to his audience. Logan will meet Brian in London, England backstage after his concert conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra on May 7th. Logan hopes to have a career like Brian one day.

Grammy-nominated Nashville’s songwriter Carey Ott says of Logan “He is tapping the pure well of creativity”. Logan’s music has also been described as cross genre, pop music accessible and undeniably interesting.

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.58.32 PM“Platinum Grooves” was forged on the site of a platinum mine in construction with a string quartet during one of Logan’s many trips to South Africa. He also worked with Free State University teacher/producer John Smit to explore African based rhythms to help add new dimensions to his music.

“Platinum Grooves” includes over 70 minutes of music composed by Logan. The sounds include keyboard, percussions, and chords that cross-different genres in a jazz, funk and rock guitar. String quartets can also be found seamlessly knitted into some of the tracks. Each layer of music has been added with a distinct purpose. Logan’s arrangement of sounds is dazzling in profound and affecting ways.

Platinum Grooves is an album of music that reflects Logan’s unique style, creativity and journey. In this album, the tracks “6474” and “Twenty Three” are named after their complex time signatures while “Fight to be Free” gives off a struggling effect. Its theme has connections to Logan’s travel to South Africa and the history of that country. The feel of David Gilmour’s legendary guitar style was Logan’s guitar inspiration for his track “High School Spy”. The dimension of a classically trained string quartet was added to the Platinum Grooves 5-9 sessions at the 1915 building of Soundsphere Studios in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In Platinum Groove 9 the sounds of hammering metal and vehicles gives ethos to the mine building in Africa.

Logan’s love for music started at the age of 3 with the French horn as his first instrument. He started playing it by lying on the carpet and playing it sideways. That was enough to fire his passion for music and to take music onto a whole new level in his own signature way. He developed a multifaceted interest in music that has brought him from playing guitar, drums and keyboard to writing and composing his own. Logan is definitely talented, highly creative, deeply passionate, and wise beyond his years.

Logan has worked with musicians from Nashville, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, to South Africa. He has recorded at the famous Fader Mountain (Little Mountain Sound Vancouver) where the greats from Aerosmith to Hedley and Rage Against the Machine have recorded. Logan has also worked with Grammy nominated songwriter Carey Ott. Logan’s inspirations for his music come from rhythms and harmonies of all music types across continents and decades. Music heroes whose work has influenced Logan’s style are Mark Knopfler, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd, Sting in addition to the movie music of Brian Tyler. Logan’s first album “Believe” produced by Dunbar Underground Studios was released in 2014 and can be purchased on iTunes. Famous music producer Garth “GGGarth” Richardson at one of Logan’s gigs said, “I can hear his influences and I can hear him inventing for himself many things that have come before”.

Logan takes his inspiration from many experiences. He recently travelled to Honduras for a week in the jungle and a week of diving. Throughout the week, Logan completed underwater survey work and had 9 dives in total, each one at a different site, providing a great variety of coral to explore and new marine life sightings. The trip was a paradise for inspiration – with a waterfall showers and beautifully rich wildlife.

Logan lives in Vancouver, BC and looks forward to more opportunities to write for film, television and video games. Logan composes his music at Dunbar Underground Studios – but also leaves time just to write for fun.

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CANDiLAND starring Oscar Nominee Gary Busey, James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal World Premiere screens at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa on April 23, 2016

Candiland still_1adjustedGary Busey and James Clayton will be in attendance for the feature that is nominated for Best World Premiere

Motorcyle Boy Productions and IndustryWorks Pictures are pleased to announce that the feature film CANDiLAND will have their World Premiere at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on April 23, 2016 at 4:00. CANDiLAND is based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and will be distributed in North America by IndustryWorks Pictures spring 2016. Produced by Motorcycle Boy and Greendale Productions, CANDiLAND was written and directed by Rusty Nixon. CANDiLAND is nominated for Best World Premiere at the festival. Gary Busey and James Clayton will be in attendance.

CANDiLAND stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story), Chelah Horsdal (Arrow, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Foodland). CANDiLAND marks a nuanced departure for Busey, who has been seen as a contestant in reality TV shows such as NBC’S The Apprentice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Busey was drawn to the role, finding parallels between his character Arnie and himself and the echoes of the father/son relationship shown in the film familiar. His performance plays earnest and sincere.

CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. Peter (James Clayton), a retired and embittered tennis pro, who is estranged from his father Arnie (Gary Busey), decides to leave the solace of his apartment and happens upon Tess (Chelah Horsdal). Tess, a recent vulnerable divorcee, finds Peter’s intensity and attention irresistible. Together they pursue ‘oneness’ and consciously shut out the world, barricading themselves inside Peter’s apartment. A desperate Arnie attempts to liberate the pair from CANDiLAND– but will he make it in time?

Candiland Still_7adjustedGary Busey states “CANDiLAND teaches us to pay attention to the heart of the injured like you haven’t paid attention before.”

Rusty Nixon “”Elizabeth Engstrom’s cult novel has haunted me since I first read it twenty years ago. It was an honor to bring the book to life and to work with such a passionate cast and crew to create an unforgettable film experience.”

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering new talent, supporting cause-related films and bringing together all elements of filmmaking. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival runs April 21st to April 24 in the heart of Dubuque Iowa.

Screening details:

Saturday, April 23:
Mindframe Theater
3:30 pm red carpet
4:00 pm screening begins
Followed by Q&A
Awards Show 8 pm.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Motorcycle Boy Productions is an independent film company based in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson and Rusty Nixon with the goal to create original, edgy content. The company has independently financed and produced three feature films for the worldwide market.

The psychological thriller, Down The Line (2014) was written/directed by Rusty Nixon and stars James Clayton as 9 variations of the title character Jay Carson, a comedian trapped inside his mind.  They followed up with the psychological thriller CANDiLAND (2016), starring Gary Busey, Chelah Horsdal, and James Clayton (IndieFEST Award). The film is based off the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and was adapted for the screen and directed by Rusty Nixon.  RESIDUE (2017) is the company’s third produced feature. They are slated to go to camera on an untitled Rusty Nixon horror feature in the fall of 2016 with five more scripts in various stages of development. motorcycleboyproductions.com

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  industry-works.com

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Festival Publicist: Emily Goodman: emily.goodmann@gmail.com
Festival Director: Susan Gorrell: susie.gorrell@gmail.com

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Neo-Noir Horror-Creature feature RESIDUE starts production starring James Clayton, Taylor Hickson, Matt Frewer, Elysia Rotaru, Costas Mandylor, and The X-Files William B. Davis

James Clayton NowIndustryWorks Studios and Motorcycle Boy Productions are pleased to announce that production of the Neo-Noir Horror-creature feature RESIDUE commenced principal photography on March 30th in Vancouver, British Columbia. James Clayton (Candiland, Minority Report, Fringe), Taylor Hickson (Deadpool, Twilight Storytellers: The Mary Alice Brandon File), Costas Mandylor (Saw Franchise , The Pledge, Picket Fences), Gemini Award nominated Matt Frewer (Orphan Black, Watchman, Max Headroom), Elysia Rotaru (Arrow, Girl House, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Blaine Anderson (Scary Movie 4, Final Destination 5, Hot Tub Time Machine) and William B. Davis (The X Files, Continuum, The Tall Man).

RESIDUE is written and directed by Rusty Nixon. Blaine Anderson and James Clayton of Motorcycle Boys Productions will produce the film with executive producers Evan Tylor, John Curtis of IndustryWorks and Edward Rea and Nina Lee. The cinematographer is Jan Woff, casting by Edward Rea, and the editor is David Willinsky.

1RESIDUE tells the story of private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) who reads a book of sinister origins owned by a seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought after supernatural artifact and Fairweather’s greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis) begins pursuit of Luke with his most truest henchmen Boston & Jacob (Costas Mandylor). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it’s evil begins to take root in Luke’s apartment; pitting himself, his daughter (Taylor Hickson) and his secret love Monica (Elysia Rotaru) in a fight for their lives… and their eternal souls.

“Residue will be our third venture with Motorcycle Boy productions, we’re super excited to see them elevate the genre with Residue’s grit and grime horror. It’s as if the X-files had a baby with Blade Runner and the end result is Residue!’ – VP Sales & Marketing, Caterina Scrivano, IndustryWorks.

2Rusty Nixen adds, “IndustryWorks is giving us that rare opportunity to make our dream film. Residue is everything I’ve ever wanted to do in a horror film.”

RESIDUE is the first feature film in a three-part franchise. Motorcycle Boy Productions will go into production in the fall of 2016 with the second instalment of this trilogy.

Media are invited for on set visits and/or interviews upon request.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Motorcycle Boy Productions is an independent film company based in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson and Rusty Nixon with the goal to create original, edgy content. The company has independently financed and produced three feature films for the worldwide market.

The psychological thriller, Down The Line (2014) was written/directed by Rusty Nixon and stars James Clayton as 9 variations of the title character Jay Carson, a comedian trapped inside his mind.  They followed up with the psychological thriller CANDiLAND (2016), starring Gary Busey, Chelah Horsdal, and James Clayton (IndieFEST Award). The film is based off the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and was adapted for the screen and directed by Rusty Nixon.  RESIDUE (2017) is the company’s third produced feature. They are slated to go to camera on an untitled Rusty Nixon horror feature in the fall of 2016 with five more scripts in various stages of development.

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  www.industry-works.com

For more information, interviews and photographs please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

For Sales and Distribution information, contact IndustryWorks Studios
Caterina Scrivano, cs@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

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Twitter: @JClaytonActor@mcbstudios@IWPictures

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

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Nicole Oliver guest-starring role on CW’s “Arrow” airs as she completes filming Hallmark’s “3 Bedrooms and One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery”

789Voice-over roles on cartoons LEGO NEXO Knights, My Little Pony and Disney’s Kate & Mim Mim keep Nicole in demand

Nicole Oliver’s guest-starring role on CW’s “Arrow” aired on March 23rd. as she finishes filming the Hallmark Movie “3 Bedrooms One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery”. On the big screen Nicole plays Greg Kinnear’s ex-wife in the feature film “Phil.” Kinnear’s directorial debut is now in post-production. Nicole also played a stage mother in the independent feature film “Leap 4 Your Life” which garnered rave reviews at film festivals throughout North America.

Besides being an actor the multifaceted entertainment veteran is also an accomplished voice-over talent who is in demand more than ever. Currently Nicole is on three cartoons airing on television in North America. In “LEGO NEXO Knights” she plays Queen Halbert, Alice, Whipperella and Lavaria. A fan favorite on “My Little Pony” Nicole plays Princess Celestia and Cheerilee. Season 6 will air on Discovery in the U S and Treehouse in Canada. On Disney’s “Kate & Mim Mim” Nicole plays the Mom.

In the television series “Seed,” Nicole joined her young son, young actor William Ainscough (Milton’s Secret, History of Love, Zapped), who stars as Billy in City TV’s “Seed.” She played Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson, in several episodes both seasons.

Nicole had a supporting role on the Hallmark film, “The Christmas Ornament” starring Cameron Mathison and Kellie Martin. She has guest starred on numerous television series including “Supernatural” and “Rogue”. She has also starred in many MOW’s “The Woodcarver” with Woody Jeffreys and John Ratzenberger; “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping and “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. For 4 seasons, Nicole was also the host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy.”

Well known throughout the world at Brony and Fan Conventions as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and Zoe on the cartoon “Littlest Pet Shop,” her voice-over work continues to thrive. In animation, her popular roles on “Max Steel,” “Martha Speaks,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” and “Superbook.” Nicole is the voice for Wireless Wave, and has provided her voice to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, Wireless Wave and IKEA. Nicole is also the narrator for the feature film “Heart of a Dragon.” Executive Produced by Mark Gordon and David Foster, and based on Rick Hansen’s “Wheels in Motion” tour.

AwardsThis multi-talented, incredibly busy mother and professional has mastered the balance between family and work. Nicole Oliver has worked for over twenty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer and director. Nicole has been nominated by her peers for several Leo Awards for her work on both the small and big screen and won the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation.

Nicole is role model of our time who believes that diversification is the key to success. Nicole completed her MA in Communications while continuing her acting career. She currently teaches voice over training at Vancouver’s Premier Voice-over Training – On the Mic and is currently being booked as a motivational speaker.

An entrepreneur, she started Predator Communications with her husband (and award-winning film and television composer) Chris Ainscough. Predator Communication creates, executes, and delivers specialized production for multi-media platforms.

Nicole is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

Social Media Handles

Website: nicoleoliver.com
Twitter: @mouthnoize
IMDb: Nicole Oliver

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

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Acclaimed pop-culture artist Elisabetta Fantone Art Show GOING POP Opens at Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, UK March 30th

ElisabettaFantoneElisabetta acting talents shines on the big screen and television series in both French and English productions including Oscar nominated ‘Big Eyes’

Versatile artist/actor Elisabetta Fantone’s exhibit GOING POP travels across the pond to the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London, UK from March 30th till April 9th. The gallery will continue to represent her work in London.

Elisabetta combines her two passions of painting and performing with her art. These latest art show comes after Elisabetta’s well-publicized tour of her artwork across North America. She had her pieces displayed at Vancouver’s Kurbatoff Gallery, The Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto during TIFF, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Latitude Gallery in Calgary, Lando Gallery in Edmonton, La Galerie du Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, the Evan Lurie gallery in Indianapolis and the Myra Galleries in Miami. Her shows pay homage to classic icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, Elisabeth Taylor, Bob Dylan and Marlon Brando.

Last December Elisabetta painted a new mural for Art Basel in Miami. The mural is titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ and it features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mugshots. The mural is located at 277 NW 26th St. Miami. (Wynwood) Last year Elisabetta painted the much-acclaimed mural titled ‘The Affair’ featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. You can see here: elisabettafantoneart.com. The mural was featured in a Bacardi Commercial.

Her recreations of the images of iconic figures are widely popular, and are often acknowledged by the subject of her pieces!

CalvinCharlesGallery5This Italian-Canadian talent has accomplished numerous artistic endeavors, including film and television, modeling, music, painting and literature. She has released her first book entitled “Journal intime d’une Lofteuse” and a CD. Her artistic work isn’t the only aspect of her career on the rise. The vivacious actor has been acting for over ten years. One of her most notable productions was her role as Marta in Golden Globe Awards winning feature film “Big Eyes,” directed by Tim Burton. The drama is about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband (Christoph Waltz) who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Another feature film to star Elisabetta is “Havana 57” which describes pre-revolution Havana and was filmed entirely on site in Cuba. The noir mystery was a co-production between Canada and Cuba, and touched upon the subjects of the mob, revolutions and a beautiful dancer, played by Elisabetta. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2143788/)

2006 was the year that it all changed for Elisabetta when she gained notoriety after being discovered in the insatiably popular Canadian TV series ‘Loft Story’. She emerged as the break out star and has been in front of the camera with her acting, modeling and painting ever since. Elisabetta has accumulated a number of impressive film and television roles. Her remarkable versatility as an actor allows her to play roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama in both English and French productions. Elisabetta is known for her appearances on Spike TV’s “Blue Mountain State,” “South Beach” and A&E’s “The Glades”. She has also performed in TV films such as NBC’s “Secret of the Mountain”, “Nicky Deuce” & “The Arrangement”. French Canadian shows ‘Ces Gars Là’ and ‘Patrice Lemieux 24/7.’ On the big screen Elisabetta is the lead in a feature film “My Name is Sandy” which had the honor of being screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Next up Elisabetta is filming a lead in a new French Canadian Christmas Comedy due out in 2016

Screenshot_2015-12_ArtBaselBorn in Montreal of Italian parents she moved to Italy shortly thereafter, Elisabetta spent the first 8 years of her life in the land of Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Her passion for acting emerges at the age of 5 when she plays dress-up and starts re-enacting scenes from her favorite TV and movie roles. It is at 15 that she is cast as the lead in her first play. That role won her an award for best performance and cemented her will to become an actress.

Elisabetta is excited about her most important and upcoming role as a mother expecting her first child with an estimated due date of July 4th. Just like everything else in her life, she is determined to be the best that she can be, Elisabetta is very health conscious and is having an all-natural pregnancy with a healthy vegetarian diet. She is planning on delivering the baby in water with the help of a midwife. (No epidural or drugs). She will be breastfeeding. She and her husband are planning on raising their child vegetarian.

When not gracing the covers of magazines around the globe, doing TV interviews, or working, Elisabetta has stays grounded and continues to volunteer her time hosting events, doing commercials and auctioning her paintings to raise awareness and money for charities including the Farah Aids Foundation, the Nada Breast Cancer Foundation, the Mira Foundation as well as the Montreal’s Children’s Foundation. While continuing to explore new artistic challenges, her acting career is on the rise with the constant buildup of new roles and her painting career is hotter than ever with the high demand for her artworks with pieces in galleries and private collections across the world. One things for sure…we haven’t seen the last of Elisabetta Fantone!

Elisabetta is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

For more information and media requests, please contact:
Lesley Diana – lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca ph: 604-726-5575

Social Media Handles

Website: elisabetta.com, elisabettafantoneart.com
Twitter: @elisabettatweet

Facebook: ELISABETTA FANTONE
Instagram: @elisabettafantone
YouTube: OfficialElisabetta
IMDb: elisabettafantone

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
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