Nicole Oliver Co Stars Hallmark Channel

Multi-Talented Actress Nicole Oliver co-stars in Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movie “Good Morning Christmas” with Alison Sweeney and Marc Blucas airing on November 25, 2020

Nicole is on the fast track to becoming one of animations ‘go-to’ voice directors with projects for Dreamworks, Netflix, PBS/CBC as her voice-over work flourishes.

In-demand actress Nicole Oliver joins a talented cast in Hallmark Channel’s “Good Morning Christmas.” Alison Sweeney (“Days of Our Lives,” “The Biggest Loser”) and Marc Blucas (“Holiday for Heroes,” “The Fix”) find themselves celebrating the most joyous season of the year in “Good Morning Christmas!,” a new, original movie premiering Wednesday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event – your home for the holiday.

Melissa Merry (Sweeney) and Brian Bright (Blucas) are America’s favorite hosts from the top-rated morning show, “Today with Bright & Merry.” What America doesn’t know is Melissa and Brian cannot stand to be in the same room with one another. Producer Jennifer (Nicole Oliver) reminds Merry & Bright they must spend the upcoming week in Mistletoe, the town that won the show’s Christmas contest, where Mel and Brian will film on location. Unfortunately for Melissa and Brian, they must not only put on a happy face in front of the cameras but also pretend to like each other in front of the entire town. Will they finally come clean on Christmas about their mutual dislike, or will the town that loves Christmas reveal to them their true feelings for each other? “Good Morning Christmas!” is produced by Crown Media Productions, LLC. Charles Cooper is a producer. Paul Ziller directed from a script by Riley Weston. 

Nicole just finished filming the second season of the short-form sci-fi series Narcoleap. This season is filled with twists and turns that make you question what is real and what just might be a dream!  Produced and directed by Kate Green the Narcoleap series stars Chelsey Reist, Cameron Bancroft, Aleks Paunovic, and Nicole. College student Kelsey Atkins (Chelsey Reist) unexpectedly leaps into the bodies of other people during her bouts of narcolepsy, she becomes a target in the deadly world of military espionage.

Nicole is fast becoming one of the most sought after voice directors for animated series with projects for YouTube, Netflix, Dreamworks, and PBS/CBC TV. She is currently voice directing a new cartoon series for Dreamworks. Nicole is also directing the second season of the Peabody award-winning American-Canadian animated television series Molly of Denali created and produced by Atomic Cartoons and GBH for PBS Kids and CBC Television.  The New York Times named the “Grandpa’s Drum” episode from Molly of Denali as some of the best TV from 2019 “With ‘Molly of Denali” PBS raises its bar for Inclusion. Dozens of Alaska Native writers and advisors were recruited to help create the children’s series, one of the first to have a Native American lead.”  Both series should air in 2021.

Noted as one the most respected talents in the film industry, Nicole’s recent acting roles include Zina on Man in the High Castleseason 4 now streaming on Amazon Prime and last years Hallmark Channel’s A Family Christmas Gift with Holly Robinson Peete & Patti Labelle. Nicole has worked alongside impressive A-list actors with a role in Wonder, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Other career highlights include a lead role in the acclaimed film festival circuit indie-gem Marrying the Family and expanded her diverse entertainment career in the role of Britney Spears’ mother Lynne Spears in the Lifetime Movie Britney Ever After.  

Nicole has guest-starred on numerous television series including Supernatural, Rogue, and Somewhere Between. She has also starred in many MOW including Radio HypeUngodly Acts, The Christmas OrnamentThe WoodcarverTaken Back – Finding Haley, Unspeakable, and Innocent. For four seasons, Nicole was also the host on the hit Slice Network series Crash Test Mommy. Another highlight for Nicole was acting alongside her young son, William Ainscough, (who starred as Billy) in City TV’s Seed for two seasons. 

Voice over work continues to flourish for Nicole during this challenging time including voice campaigns for several BC companies and narrating several documentary features that will be released in 2021.  Nicole is thrilled to be finally breaking into the competitive audiobook market to narrate ‘The Tech Solution’, by Dr. Shimi Kang for Penguin/Random House.  The book is available on all platforms. 

Nicole is one of the most sought after voice-over actors in demand for her roles in cartoons both on the small screen (My Little Pony, LEGO Nexo Knights, Kate & Mim Mim) and big screen in Seth Rogen’s “Sausage Party” and Princess Celestia in “My Little Pony: The Movie”. She is the recipient of the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation.

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 acclaimed voice-over work continues to thrive. In animation, she also has popular roles on The Hollow, Bob The Builder, and The Dragon Prince. She has provided her voice to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, and IKEA.

Nicole Oliver has worked for over thirty years in the entertainment industry. This multi-talented, incredibly busy mother and professional has mastered the balance between family and work and has furthered her education with a Masters of Arts in Communication from Royal Roads University (2011). She is the recipient of both the Founders Award for leadership and sustainability and the Chancellor’s Award for the highest academic achievement.

Nicole Oliver is available for interviews upon request.

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Voice agent (acting/directing): Characters Talent Agency Caroline Young | | 604-733-9800 ext 205

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Enderby Entertainment Expands – Rick Dugdale


Enderby Canada Acquires Los Angeles-Based VFX Company CHARIOTDRIVE

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (November 4, 2020) – Enderby Entertainment is expanding global operations in Canada with a feature film and television production office in Kelowna, British Columbia.  Entertainment CEO Rick Dugdale made the announcement today adding that veteran entertainment screenwriter Todd Ireland will serve as Executive Vice President for Enderby Entertainment Canada.  

In its first acquisition, Enderby Entertainment Canada has brought on VFX company Chariotdrive, whose operations will relocate to British Columbia in the coming months and merge under the new Enderby Canada banner.

“We’ve fortunately been able to see the growth of the Okanagan region and all the work Jon Summerland has done with the film commission there.  The groundwork for the large-scale film industry has been laid, and in concert with the team at Chariotdrive, we now can bring our international film business home to Canada,” said Dugdale, who’s most recent WWII drama RECON, which shot in the region, hits theatres for Remembrance Day.

Dugdale continues, “I’m so proud to open our second office in Kelowna, British Columbia with Todd Ireland at the helm.  Todd’s ability to cover all facets of production experience as well as his accolades as a successful screenwriter with equaled passion to tell the stories of the Indigenous communities in Canada make him a perfect addition to our executive team.” 

“There is an opportunity to fill international pipelines with content that is authentically Canadian, as so much of our story has been left to tell.” Ireland says.  “After working with Rick for over 20 years, I’m thrilled to team up with Enderby and help bring these stories to the big screen.”

Ireland was most recently nominated for the 2019 Writers Guild of Canada Awards and most known for his work on Netflix’s The Guardian Code as well as Syfy’s Original Series “Continuum.”  

Chariotdrive’s impressive resume includes post-production work for top entertainment behemoths like Apple, Sonos, MTV, HBO, Netflix and Facebook.  From visual effects, production and finishing work all the way to augmented and virtual reality, Chariotdrive is a leader in commercial, industrial, web, TV and new media projects. 

“Creative collaboration has been Chariotdrives motivating force since our inception and we are looking forward to becoming part of Enderby Entertainment’s incredible vision,” said Ian Duncan, Founder and Managing Partner for Chariotdrive.  “We are excited to build on that vision with a platform of the next-generation post and visual effects services for productions worldwide.  Family is everything to us and we are thrilled that Enderby has welcomed us into theirs.”

Enderby Entertainment was founded in 2006, and since then, the company has produced 18 feature films in just more than a decade.  Enderby’s global following has earned the company a strong reputation as a key production house for the international market as well as the domestic pipeline.

Recently, Dugdale reached into uncharted territory producing XCII, a feature film shot virtually in 17 countries during the 2020 global pandemic without a single handshake. Dugdale’s slate also includes the recent Hakän Nesser’s INTRIGO Anthology (distributed by Lionsgate) starring Ben Kingsley, Gemma Chan, Benno Fürman, Carla Juri, Phoebe Fox and Jeff Fahey and the upcoming release, RECON, in theaters, November, 10th.

About Rick Dugdale

Rick Dugdale is the President and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company founded in 2006 by Dugdale and partner, Daniel Petrie, Jr.   Dugdale oversees all aspects of Enderby Entertainment’s business, finance and production and spearheads the company’s relationships with its worldwide community of financial partners.

To date, Dugdale has produced 18 feature films during the nearly 15-year tenure of the company, ranging from modest budget independent features to large-scale films with global distribution.  Under Dugdale’s guidance, Enderby Entertainment filmed 92, a thriller created in more than 16 countries without a single handshake during the global Covid pandemic in 2020.  Also in 2020, Dugdale’s World War II thriller Recon starring Alexander Ludwig and directed by Robert Port premiered at the Austin Film Festival and will be released by Fathom Events for Veteran’s Day.

Recent films also include Enderby’s most ambitious project since inception:  The Intrigo Anthology, a trilogy of feature films based upon a series of European best-sellers by the immensely popular Swedish author Håkan Nesser distributed by Lionsgate.  

Dugdale is a filmmaker and international entrepreneur. Dugdale is a partner of DraganFly Technology and board member of sBETone as well as an avid hockey player.

About Enderby Entertainment

Founded in 2006 by partners Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr., Enderby Entertainment is a global film, television, financing and production company based in Beverly Hills, California.  In nearly 13 years, the company has produced 18 feature films.  An innovative company steeped in diversified production experience worldwide, Enderby Entertainment puts storyline first and foremost, while ensuring that investors, filmmakers and talent are supported from production to release.  For more, visit

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Crime Drama Muskie Point

The Crime Drama Muskie Point starring Stephen Sewell, Stephen McNaughton, and Andre Neil McKenzie is now available on Amazon Prime and Tubi

For immediate release: The Sewell Brothers Stephen, Eric, and Ian are pleased to announce that their Canadian feature film Muskie Point is now available on Amazon Prime and Tubi.  Muskie Point is a crime drama employing elements of the action/adventure and comedy genres. Written by Ian Sewell who also directs alongside Stephen and Eric.  The feature film stars Stephen Sewell (100 Miles from Hell, Rosedale), Stephen McNaughton (Toxic, Kingspin), and Andre Neil McKenzie (Fargo TV Series).  Muskie Point is being distributed by Los Angeles based Indie Rights and is available in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK on Amazon Prime and Tubi.


The rules are simple. Mr. Mannericks is the boss, your score is his score and he gets his share.  If not, you may find yourself taking a trip to Muskie Point for a final and conclusive chapter to your story.  A fact not lost on any of Mr. Mannericks’ subordinates and currently weighing heavily on the mind of one, in particular, Doyle (Kevin Ibbotson).  Doyle let greed get the better of him when he started earning on the side without the consent or knowledge of his boss.  He got sloppy and he got caught.  Now his crewmates have been ordered to surrender him over to Abrams (Stephen McNaughton), a high-ranking enforcer for Mr. Mannericks.  Doyle’s fate is in their hands as they find themselves torn between loyalty to him and obedience to Mr. Mannericks.

The entire shoot was done on location in Southern British Columbia, utilizing the thick forests of the region. Much of the remote filming locations lacked sufficient road access requiring the equipment to be transported by hand over difficult terrain.  Filmed in the summer, the heat and insects made for a grueling but rewarding experience for the determined cast and crew.  

About the Directors:

Ian, Stephen, and Eric Sewell grew up on a rural property in Langley, British Columbia.  Their enthusiasm for filmmaking began in their early teens when they first got their hands on a camcorder.  Starting off with shorts that spoofed popular genres involving ninjas and police, the brothers eventually moved onto more ambitious feature-length projects. This eventually led to the professional world with the commercial release of their previous film 100 Miles from Hell. 

Stephen, Ian and Eric Sewell and other lead actors are available for interviews upon request.

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World War II Feature Film Recon Nationwide Release November




Vancouver/Toronto Canada: Vortex Media and Enderby Entertainment are pleased to bring Academy Award-winner Robert Port’s (TWIN TOWERS, AGENT X) military thriller, RECON to the Vernon Towne Cinema for the Canadian Premiere screening at 6:30 and 9:00 PM. Adapted from the critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Peace,” based on a true World War II event, by author Richard Bausch, RECON stars Canadian born Alexander Ludwig (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, THE HUNGER GAMES, “Vikings”), Sam Keeley (BURNT, “68 Whiskey”), Chris Brochu (DYNASTY, “Shameless”) and Franco Nero (DJANGO UNCHAINED, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2). The film was shot in British Columbia and is produced by Rick Dugdale and executive produced by Maury Povich. RECON is being distributed by Vortex Media on November 10th in time for Remembrance Day and available on Digital HD and On Demand. 

RECON centers around four young men stationed in Italy in the midst of war. The action occurs over the course of one long day as they debate both their fates and that of life itself. As they struggle to make it off the mountain alive, these American soldiers face the worst that war can offer, and through this, each finds his own peace.

Dugdale helped get the production off the ground in British Columbia, Canada, where the film was shot in the winter, depicting severe weather conditions endured in Europe during World War II. The weather showed up as a surprise character in the film, with the production battling below zero temperatures in the mountaintops of the Canadian bush.

Writer/director Robert Port won an Academy Award for his film TWIN TOWERS, a documentary short about Detective Joe Vigiano, an elite New York City policeman who was killed during the tragic events of 9/11. RECON is Port’s feature debut, which he wrote and directed.

“My grandfather fought in the war, and I always envisioned one day making a story about World War II,” Dugdale said.  “Looking at Rob’s adaptation and the vision that he wanted to make was very much in line with the story I wanted to tell.”

Povich was also moved by the story and the purpose.  “After Pearl Harbor, there wasn’t a soul in the United States who didn’t believe that we should respond by joining the effort against Japan and Germany.”

“I’ve always found wartime dramas to be especially moving for me because the stakes are so high.  It’s always life and death,” adds actor and executive producer, Alexander Ludwig.  “It’s always interesting to explore the humanity behind something like that.” Ludwig adds, “A lot of this film is about characters dealing with two sides of themselves and trying to find themselves through the journey.”

Bausch is thrilled to see his book come to life on screen.  “I think it’s a stunning piece of work,” he said.  “Every single frame of it is beautiful, I could not have been happier.  There are sections of it where I think it’s going beyond the book.”

“The story explores the themes I find most important in life – morality, friendship, love, life and death.  And I just wanted to honour Richard’s work.” Port added, “The most important is morality because without it, it’s like being lost in the woods without a compass.”

“We are proud to partner with Brainstorm Media and Enderby Entertainment to bring this important film to Canadian audiences in time for Remembrance Day,” said Rob Harrison, EVP of Distribution and Marketing with Vortex Media. “We don’t want to forget all the Veterans who served. RECON is a great way to honour their bravery at this time of year.”  

About Vortex Media

Vortex Media is a boutique studio bringing together global distribution and film and television production across all genres. It comprises three divisions: Vortex Canada, specializing in the theatrical release of feature films and monetization across all platforms; Vortex International, a worldwide sales and distribution company; and Vortex Productions, an in-house production company with the resources to self-finance and produce feature films and made-for-television movies.   

About Enderby Entertainment

Founded in 2006 by partners Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr., Enderby Entertainment is a global film, television, financing and production company based in Beverly Hills, California.  In nearly 13 years, the company has produced 18 feature films.  An innovative company steeped in diversified production experience worldwide, Enderby Entertainment puts storyline first and foremost, while ensuring that investors, filmmakers and talent are supported from production to release.  For more, visit

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RECON Running time: 95 Minutes 

Language: English and Italian with English Subtitles 

Rating: Not rated 

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Unmasked Film by Mostafa Kashvari’s

Award-winning Iranian-born Canadian writer, director and producer Mostafa Keshvari’s feature film “Unmasked” film has a global humanitarian message that needs to be told.

‘Unmasked’ is a female-empowering feature film about a Muslim immigrant woman in North America. The film, which tackles gender bias, mandatory hijab, and women’s freedom, has won 28 awards at international film festivals garnering critical acclaim along its journey and continues to gain traction.  It’s a story written, produced, and directed by Iranian-born Award Winning Canadian filmmaker Mostafa Kerhvari who says his film has a global humanitarian message that needs to be told. Mostafa is a filmmaker whose goal is to make the world a more conscious place one movie at a time. 

“Unmasked” explores an immigrant couple in the US after the Trump travel ban inspired by the Muslim Ban movement around the globe and the challenges of Muslim immigrant women fitting into a new society. Longing for connection, a young Muslim immigrant woman secretly joins an acting class empowering her to unveil her true-self beyond limitations as passion and faith collide. Unfortunately, her passion for acting collides with her husband’s stricter interpretation of their faith. The Canadian produced film addresses some of the major social issues of our time including Mandatory Hijab, #Metoo, immigration, gender bias, and inequality all the while touching upon conflicts arising between faith, family, and community.  “Unmasked” is available on Amazon. 

Farash (Sara Omran) is an immigrant who arrives in North America accompanied by her husband Saeed (Hani Mefti). As Farash tries to connect with the world around her, Saeed will try to protect her and their daughter Maryan (Aya Ramadan), hiding them from the world. The solution Farash finds is joining an acting class, which will help her feel empowered at the same time as she releases her true self in a crash between faith and passion. Even though Farash finds the perfect escape for her oppressive life, the love she feels for her family provides a twist and becomes a highly dramatic scenario to witness.

Mostafa Keshvari is an award-winning Iranian-born Canadian writer, director, and producer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is a member of the Directors and Writers Guild of Canada. As a top graduate ofVancouver Film School, he has over 50 IMDB Awards and 4 Leo Award nominations. He started his film directing career in 2015. “Unmasked” is his first feature film. 

His first short film “I Ran” was selected in Cannes Short Corner Film Festival in 2015.  His films mainly explore social issues on minorities and have been featured on The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian, TIMES, BBC, CBC to name a few.  As the president of BC Minorities for Film and TV Society, Mostafa advocated for diversity and inclusion in the film. 

At a time when the Coronavirus was starting to make headlines, Mostafa shot the first acclaimed feature film to address the Coronavirus pandemic and Xenophobia that comes with it. Entitled “Corona,” the Coronavirus thriller was shot just before the shutdown. This dramatic thriller puts the audience in the middle of an intense ride with a diverse set of characters trapped in an elevator with a Coronavirus suspect; fear and racism spread among them faster than the virus.  With the rumor of coronavirus suspect circulating in the building, fear is spreading faster than the virus

Mostafa’s films range from feature-length to short, and animation. As a well-rounded artist, Mostafa is also a published poet and a professional painter at the Federation of Canadian Artists. “I want to give a voice to the voiceless people.  As a minority artist and I not only entertain but empower the audience with my work.” Says, Mostafa Keshvari 

“Unmasked is available on Amazon worldwide. “Corona” is available on Redbox, Spectrum, Fandango, Hoopla, Microsoft, Vudu, and Xfinity.

Mostafa Keshvari and actress Sara Omran are available for interviews upon request.  Movie reviewers can request a screener for “Corona” and/or “Unmasked.”

For more information, interview requests, screeners, and photos please contact:

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“Unmasked” Awards

  • Winner, Merit Award of Awareness, Awareness Film Festival
  • Winner, Award of Excellence, Canada International Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Feature film at ARFF Amsterdam
  • Winner, Jury Award for Best Feature Film, Independent Days
  • Winner, Award of Merit, Accolade Competition for Best Feature Film
  • Winner, Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, Out of The Can Film Festival
  •  Winner, Festival Price for Best Feature Film, Around International Film Festival
  • Winner, Silver Award for Best Feature, California Film Awards
  • Winner, Award of Excellence, Feature Film Drama, Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition
  • Winner, Diamond Award, Best Director, Hollywood Film Competition
  • Winner, October Award for Best Actress, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
  • Winner, Platinum Award for Best Feature Film, Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
  • Winner, Platinum Award, Best Actor, NYC Indie Film Awards

Houston Stevenson Role on Feature Fear Pharm

Actor Houston Stevenson takes on a leading role as Brandon in the Pulse Pounding Horror Feature Film “Fear Pharm” to be released on major platforms Apple TV, Google Play, Prime Video, FandangoNOW & more on September 15, 2020

Houston Stevenson’s acting career is on the rise as he takes on the leading role in the feature film “Fear Pharm.” Houston plays Brandon, your typical all American Jock, an easy-going guy, who’s all about his buddies and high school football. After graduation however things change from a high school jock turned to simple dude. Brandon just wants to sleep with his girlfriend, get drunk, and have a laid back time. “Fear Pharm” is being released on DVD and On Demand on September 15, 2020. The pulse-pounding horror film will be available via Apple TV, Google Play, Prime Video, FandangoNOW and more.

From director Dante Yore (616 Wilford Lane; director of photography on Battle Star WarsMegalodon) from a screenplay co-written with “Apparition” producers Mark S. Allen and Howard Burd, the movie stars Emily Sweet (Desert ShadowsCastle FreakCry Havoc), Aimee Stolte (Battle Star WarsVerotikaMegalodon) and John Littlefield alongside Houston. 

Fear Pharm” is a 2020 American horror feature film about four teenagers that enter a maze, which is home to a deranged family. If 4 high school seniors make it through a ‘human-maze’ in under 2 hours – they’ll win the “Cash Grand Prize”… it seems simple enough… but only if you can escape the deranged family of dermatologists who’ve been harvesting the DNA of young teens for their special pharmaceutical cream.

Stevenson launched his career by garnering the attention of Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) while working for the Disney Channel original movie “Descendants 2.” He landed a cameo role in the film and also appeared in the third instalment. He has been working steadily ever since. Stevenson can be seen starring in the sequel to Lifetime’s horror film in “Stalker’s Prey 2” airing on the Lifetime Network in the US, various international networks and just released on Apple TV and Google Play.  Set on the beaches of the fictitious Hunter’s Hove, Houston shines as Bruce, a charming well-mannered guy with a dark side. He also has a supporting lead role alongside Jesse Metcalfe on the Hallmark Channel’s “A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha’s Vineyard: Mystery.” On the Netflix TV series “Project MC2” Houston plays the role of Zach Clarke in eight episodes. He is also known for his work on The CW’s series “Arrow”, “i Zombie” and “Spooksville.”

Stevenson first discovered his love for acting at the tender age of five and by ten he was avidly making family movies. He studied at Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island, while landing roles in local theatre productions. Upon graduating from high school Stevenson trained in the UK with renowned acting coach Andy Johnson. He then garnered a scholarship to (AMDA) the American Musical Dramatic Academy and went on to train with the acclaimed Ivana Chubbuck in Hollywood, California as well as Austin Tuck Studio and Rail Town Studio in Vancouver, B.C.

Growing up Houston split time living between London, England and Vancouver, B. C. Houston currently splits time residing in Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, as he is a dual citizen. He is a huge fan of the show Ghost Adventures and a nerd for documentaries and shows on the Paranormal. Living near the mountains he is an avid hiker and once got lost for a night out in the woods taking a wrong turn. 

Houston is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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Mostafa Keshvari First Feature Film About COVID-19

Canadian Filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari is receiving international attention for his feature film Corona, the first feature film about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corona will be released on September 1st on all major platforms worldwide

At a time when the Coronavirus was starting to make headlines, fast thinking Canadian filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari was in an elevator reading the headlines when he conceived, then wrote and shot the first acclaimed feature film to address the Coronavirus pandemic and Xenophobia that comes with it. Entitled Corona, the Coronavirus thriller was shot just before the shutdown. Mostafa wrote the script in two weeks, built the set in ten days then shot the feature in two days as the Covid-19 story was still unfolding. Filming wrapped on February 15, 2020. Corona had its world premiere at the Oscar qualifying Rhode Island international film festival on 4th of August 2020 where Mostafa won the Director’s Choice Award. Corona is being distributed by Level 33 Entertainment and will be available worldwide on September 1, 2020 on all major platforms including Apple Movies, Comcast, Spectrum, GooglePlay, Microsoft, Redbox and more.

Mostafa wrote, produced and directed Corona starring Andrea Stefancikova (Promiseland), as a blonde wife, Josh Blacker (The 100, See) as the building owner, Zarina Sterling as a millennial woman, Andy Canete as an indebted tenant, Richard Lett (Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story, Pay Up) as a white supremacist in a wheelchair and a seventh neighbor, and a Chinese newcomer played by Traei Tsai, of having the coronavirus and likely to infect them after she also boards the elevatorShot in 2 days in one location (an elevator) in a single take before the pandemic, Corona looks at what happens when seven unlikely neighbours are trapped in an elevator with a Coronavirus suspect; fear and racism spread among them faster than the virus.  

The movie is about fear and “a study of society, people and moral choices, believing that we are all in this ride together.” Says Mostafa. “In real life, everyone faces discrimination, all different kinds, so if I could bring all these people together in the film and trap them,” he thought, “then their true colours would come out.” The actors were given a script but the director also left room for the actors to improvise. “I told them: Imagine that the actual coronavirus is in this elevator.” He wanted the action to unfold in real time. “My struggle was to make sure it was all one shot.” 

Mostafa Keshvari is an award-winning Iranian-born Canadian writer, director and producer based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a member of Directors and Writers Guild of Canada. As a top graduate of Vancouver Film School he has over 50 IMDB Awards and 4 Leo Award nominations. He started his film-directing career in 2015. His first featured film Unmasked is about women’s rights, mandatory Hijab, and violence against women. The feature explore an immigrant couple in US after the Trump travel ban inspired by Muslim Ban movement around the globe. Unmasked has won numerous awards at international film festivals and is now available on Amazon in the US. 

His first short film I Ran was selected in Cannes Short Corner Film Festival in 2015.  His films mainly explore social issues on minorities and have been featured on The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian, TIMES, BBC, CBC to name a few.  As the president of BC Minorities for Film and TV Society, Mostafa advocated for diversity and inclusion in film.

Mostafa’s films range from feature-length to short, and animation. As a well-rounded artist, Mostafa is also a published poet and a professional painter at the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Mostafa Keshvari is available for interviews upon request. 

For more information, interview requests and photos please contact: Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

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David Oulton’s Talk Show

David Oulton’s new talk show Face to Face with David Premieres on Amazon Prime Video.  Guests included Carson Kressley, Perez Hilton, Vernee Watson, and Lawrence Pressman.

With TV viewers looking for new talk show content with many late night talk shows on hiatus, Face to Face with David talk show strikes an entertaining balance with educational and informative interviews.

David Oulton is pleased to announce that his new talk show Face to Face with David is now available on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Japan. Face to Face with David strikes an entertaining balance between educational and informative interviews with a nice mix of household names, established Hollywood talent, emerging talent, and business people. With many late night talk shows on hiatus for the summer Face to Face with David will fill the gap. As David interviews his guests in his Versace housecoat he wants to help viewers get through Covid-19 with a smile and a nice glass of wine. Filming his guests at home has made the show a lot more personal and intimate as you get to see where his guests live, and a glimpse into their home life.

As David says “ I was losing my mind during COVID.” He got busy, as it was a great time to try a new venture and launch a new show. Within a few weeks, his team had signed a distribution agreement with Amazon Prime, hired a production team, and they had a much bigger show on their hands than anticipated. From concept to completion it took about eight weeks to film the first season. Guests were willing to help David get his show off the ground. The production team has accomplished so much with major credit going to the creative force behind the camera Luis Gonzalez, Candace Schmidt and Rae Farrer. 

Guests on the first season include Carson Kressley (Queer Eye, RuPaul’s Drag Race), Perez Hilton (Celebrity Big Brother UK, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here), Vernee Watson (Fresh Prince of Bel Air, General Hospital, The Big Bang Theory), Lawrence Pressman (Doogie Howser, Transparent, American Pie), Daniel Maguire (The Bachelorette, Ex on the Beach), Valorie Hubbard (Resident Evil: Extinction, Hannah Montana, Good Luck Charlie), Tom Johnson (The Daily Show, Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party), Laurie Cooper (The Real Housewives of New York City, Watch What Happens Live), Debra DiGiovanni (Last Comic Standing, MTV Video on Trial), April Lee Baker (Master Chef), Valerie Planche (Brokeback Mountain, Heartland, Wynonna Earp) to name a few.  

Filming during Covid-19 worked in David’s favor, as everyone was at home and available for an interview. The first season has given the show a track record to get interest for future episodes. The response from A-List Celebrities and the support from the entertainment industry has been very positive. The more famous and well known the guest, the more gracious they were. The general feedback from many of them was that they are interested, but wanted to wait until they aired the first season. David got nice replies from Kris Jenner, Madonna, Celine Dion, Vanessa Williams, Leslie Jordan and many more. 

David Oulton was born in Chester, England. His family moved to Fort McMurray Alberta when he was five years old. He found acting in school plays in Fort McMurray a really nice form of escapism as a way to just step into someone else’s life to escape from his own problems. He was legally adopted as an adult, a story was featured on a Shaw Spotlight show called Choosing Happiness. He graduated from high school in Fort McMurray then lived in Vancouver before settling in Calgary. Film has always been his escape through acting and being in front of the camera. 

David is blessed. He has met some very influential people that have helped him both with his life and career. He started in film professionally under the advice of Dame Judi Dench. She recommended that David should go to film school. David took an ‘Acting for Film’ program at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. From there the ball got rolling. He met Corbin Bernsen on a flight from Edmonton to Los Angeles who has been a great influence to David and helped to change the trajectory of his life. Corbin introduced him to his adopted mother, Lisa, who was executive producing a movie of his at the time and now serves as executive producer on Face to Face with David. He also introduced him to Lawrence Pressman, who has been David’s mentor and confidante for a decade. 

David’s acting credits include Beyond the Heavens where he met Corbin. He is also proud of his character in The Agreement that was nominated for a Governor General’s Award. His other acting credits include Fargo, Galaxy Trek, Guns of Purgatory, and more. 

David is currently in pre-production for the second season of Face to Face with David with a number of Canadian TV networks showing interest to broadcast once the season is complete. David feels that the Sky’s the Limit!

David Oulton is available for interviews and photos upon request.

Please contact: Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

David’s agent: Kelsea Forzani-Mannix | | 403-801-9555

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Series Outline

Episode One – Carson Kressley and Debra DiGiovanniCarson talks about his career, starting with the casting process of Queer Eye, through to what he looks for when judging RuPaul’s Drag Race. Comedian Debra DiGiovanni walks through the stand up process, her dating life, and what it’s like to completely bomb in front of an audience. 

Episode Two – Vernee Watson and Helen GrahamEmmy winning actress Vernee Watson describes how she got started in the industry and shares hilarious anecdotes about her Emmy’s experiences. She also comments on the Black Lives Matters movement and the discrimination she has faced as a black actress. 
82 year old actress Helen Graham shares dating and sex advice for the younger generations.

Episode Three – Lawrence Pressman and April Lee BakerHollywood legend Lawrence Pressman talks about his career and how he doubts any aspiring actors would be able to achieve the level of success he managed to have. MasterChef’s April Lee Baker attempts to teach David how to cook, with hilarious results. 

Episode Four – Perez Hilton, Tom Johnson and Valerie PlanchePerez Hilton talks about the regrets he has from throughout his career, wishing he did things differently because he knows his children will suffer as a result, and the misconceptions about his supposed wealth. Writer Tom Johnson discusses his time on the Daily Show and writing comedy for late night television. Valerie Planche discusses the pros and cons of being a working actress outside of LA, and the discrimination she has faced being a “local” actress on major film sets. 

Episode Five – Emma Grace May, Laurie Cooper, and Amy HefEmma talks business and entrepreneurialism. She goes over the costs of starting a global fashion brand, and the obstacles she has overcome. NYC Realtor Laurie Cooper discusses her time on the Real Housewives of New York City and dishes on the cast, as well as her time on Watch What Happens Live. Singer-Song writer Amy Hef discusses how she receives no money at all from her music being featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Vanderpump Rules. 

Episode Six – Daniel Maguire and Valorie HubbardDaniel discusses his time on the Bachelorette and Ex on the Beach, and also his Only Fans account. Valorie Hubbard gives advice to aspiring actors and shares some hilarious anecdotes about why she became a film actress. 

Malaika Jackson on Netflix

Stunning actress Malaika Jackson appears alongside Alicia Silverstone in The Baby-sitter’s Club TV Series released on Netflix July 3rd, 2020

Other credits include upcoming Little Fish, Flora & Ulysses, and past roles on Arrow.

Multi-talented actress Malaika Jackson has had a series of chance encounters with talent scouts that led her to become Miss Caribbean Canada, an MTV host/producer, to a career as a successful actress in film and television. Next up for this multi-talented actress is her role as Mrs. Papadakis in the new upcoming Netflix series The Baby-Sitter’s Club released on Netflix on July 3rd

The Baby-Sitter’s Club is based on the classic book series of the same name and one of the top-selling book series in history. It chronicles one summer in the lives of seven young women on the cusp of their teenage years, bound by friendships that will last a lifetime. Malaika plays the role of a outspoken parent named Mrs. Papadakis, and had the pleasure of working alongside Alicia Silverstone. In a bid to keep the TV version as timely as possible, episodes will broach topics including divorce, racism, and belonging. 

Other upcoming roles in 2020 for Malaika are the feature film Little Fish, which was originally scheduled to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows a couple’s fight to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship. She joins Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell in the role of a clinician who is attending to potential candidates seeking to partake in a trial vaccine for a memory loss virus that is plaguing humanity. Malaika will also play an animal control officer in the movie Disney Movie Flora & Ulysses airing on Disney Plus later this year,  Flora & Ulysses tells the story of a 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan, who saves a squirrel she names Ulysses only to have its unique superhero powers wreak havoc in a series of humorous and antic-filled adventures that ultimately change Flora’s life forever.

Other past television series and feature films include her role on Arrow as Sandra Hawke, as Michael Jai White’s stoic and fierce wife on The CW’s Arrow, i Zombie, Untold Stories of the ER in addition to a long run as an entertainment TV Host.

Synchronicity has played a big part in Malaika’s steps to stardom. Her road to being crowned Miss Caribbean Canada began when she was discovered by a pageant coach who approached her in a local McDonald’s and convinced her to give the pageant a shot. She was scouted at a period in her life when she was going through a tough time dealing with low self-worth, depression, being bullied, and struggling to come to terms with her parents’ painful separation. Malaika hadn’t even thought about entering a pageant but with encouragement from her mother, she entered and to her surprise, she won the award for most photogenic and was crowned Miss Caribbean Canada. This gave her the motivation to start believing in herself and her capabilities!

A segment on ELLEN gave Malaika the motivation she needed. Ellen DeGeneres premiered an emotional commercial that Malaika starred in for the Pyeong Chang Olympics called “Love over Bias”. Ellen stated that she thought the commercial was beautiful. That was the day that Malaika decided to take acting seriously and pursue her film/TV career!

Malaika has a soft spot for foster kids, as her mother took in and housed over 100 foster kids during her childhood. Malaika volunteered her time to help her mother as many kids came from very tumultuous and harsh backgrounds, which included traumatizing child abuse and neglect. It is her experience with making changes in her life from low self-esteem to growing a career in entertainment and helping foster kids that have Malaika expanding her speaking engagements to help others find their strength and passion to help turn their lives around.

Apart from being a beautiful and talented actress Malaika confesses to being a really good pool player. Not afraid of much, she has been bungee jumping. To stay in shape and for enjoyment, Malaika does mix martial arts: Taekwondo, Kick-Boxing, and Jujitsu. Malaika was born and raised in Toronto. After her fateful vacation, she now resides in Vancouver and spends time with her architect husband and two children.

Malaika is available for interviews and photos upon request.

Please contact: Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

Agent: Melanie Hawthorne | | 604.687.4909

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Enderby Entertainment to Partner with Draganfly’s Safe Set Solutions

Enderby Entertainment to Partner with Draganfly’s Safe Set Solutions to Resume Film Production Post COVID-19 Lockdown

Los Angeles/Vancouver, BC – June 29, 2020 – Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading technology developer and manufacturer, will partner with Enderby Entertainment LLC, an innovative story-driven motion picture and television production company to be the exclusive partner to offer Draganfly’s Safe Set Solutions to the global film and TV production industry. 

Draganfly’s Safe Set Solutions is a ground-based technology that uses symptom pre-screening, elevated body temperature measurement, and social distancing digital display to help ensure that everybody on the set is safe. Enderby, in addition to distributing the technology, has committed to purchase initial Safe Set Solutions for two productions slated to begin this summer: Firewatch and Legacy, both recently acquired feature films.

“We are continuing to look at innovative ways to operate in this new normal of film production, making health and safety the number one priority,” said Rick Dugdale, President and CEO of Enderby Entertainment.  “With crews eager to get back to work, we are focused on employing the best resources on our sets to ensure the safest possible environment. Draganfly’s technology could offer a solution for our industry, allowing cast and crew back on set while giving them the peace of mind that we are adhering to CDC and other health organization guidelines.”

Draganfly’s technology is a health and respiratory measurement platform used as a pre-screening tool to help identify possible infectious and respiratory conditions for the safety of film crews and workforces; as well as areas where people congregate such as airports, schools, shopping malls and other high traffic locations.  

The technology does not collect personal data or use facial recognition software, but rather the system is used to understand patterns and help global film productions companies make better decisions and react quicker to mitigate potential health threats.  

“While the world is starting to reopen their economies, the struggle for many industries to do this safely and effectively remains complicated,” said Cameron Chell, Draganfly CEO. “Partnering with Enderby to bring Safe Set Solutions to the film industry is a significant step to help Hollywood and the global film industry safely ramp up production. Film industry investors, insurance companies, unions and guilds are all seeking this type of solution to protect their investments and keep workers safe.”

About Enderby Entertainment

Founded in 2006 by partners Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr., Enderby Entertainment is a global film, television, financing and production company based in Beverly Hills, California. In nearly 13 years, the company has produced 17 feature films.  An innovative company steeped in diversified production experience worldwide, Enderby Entertainment puts storyline first and foremost, while ensuring that investors, filmmakers and talent are supported from production to release. For more, visit

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About Draganfly

Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY; OTCQB: DFLYF; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of quality, cutting-edge UVS, hardware and software that revolutionize the way people do business. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 22 years, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leading technology developer and manufacturer serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, and mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.

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