Unnerving Feature Film ‘Once There Was a Winter’ set for world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival

The white-knuckle thriller, seen through a female lens, stars Kate Corbett, Teach Grant, Juan Riedinger, and Kris Demeanor

For immediate release: Vancouver, BC–Search Engine Films / Violator Films / Rodeo Queen Pictures are pleased to announce the feature film Once There Was a Winter will have its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The first showing of the edge-of-your-seat, finger nail-biting suspense film will take place on Sunday, October 1st at 9pm, at The Rio Theatre. It will also screen on Friday, October 6 at 4:30pm, at International Village. The anticipated thriller is written and directed by Ana Valine and produced by Lori Lozinski and Seanna McPherson. Starring Kate Corbett, Teach Grant, Juan Riedinger and Kris Demeanor, the film was shot in a remote location in Northern British Columbia.

Once There Was Winter is the story of the Canadian North’s unforgiving nature, amplified to chilling effect. This northern tale takes unseemly turns when a young woman, The Lady, played by Kate Corbett (Fargo, Good Witch, Lost Girl), working as a welder’s helper finds herself in over her head with three men: The Welder (portrayed by Teach Grant – Lucifer, Damnation, Altered Carbon), The Hunter (played by Juan Riedinger – The Romeo Section, Narcos, It Stains the Sands Red, Good Behavior) and The Plumber (played by Kris Demeanor – The Valley Below, Making Treaty 7, and The Irrelevant Show), in a secluded doublewide trailer. A guilty secret, a grudge between brothers and a hidden relationship are all revealed; muted at first, but more menacing as the night wears on. Wolves, booze, and guns fuel this psychological powder keg. Entangled in a web of unresolved family drama, she learns the hard way about surviving nature in the North.

Northern BC is a central character of its own in the film, with cast and crew flying in from Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and L.A. to shoot in the isolated location.

Once There Was a Winter twists the thriller and Western genres by locating the perspective in the female lead, in the midst of  a masculine world. This intention has been the creative force behind all technical and creative choices throughout the filmmaking process.  Lady has no name because the men in the story have no need to name her. To them, she is an object. But, the story is told through her eyes. When she first enters the trailer, she sees the three men, and the audience sees them, through her eyes.  The audience feels what she feels. To be seen and objectified by them. The threat of sexual violence permeates the story.

Told from her point of view, she is an object to the whim of men in this story. From a female director, these elements play themselves out very differently than we’ve come to expect.

This film was made with the explicit purpose of targeting a female audience, of addressing the notion of the female gaze, the role of, and construction of, genre in narrative, and creating a female subject to stir the discourse of the role of gender in cinema.

Amidst the festival success of Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, Writer/ Director Ana Valine wrote the first draft of Once There was a Winter in a creative maelstrom. Compelled to make a film that challenges genre, propels women’s cinema and expands the conversation of the female perspective, award-winning Producers Lori Lozinski, and Seanna McPherson were drawn to the project.

 

Other film crew credits include:

Director of Photography: Michael LeBlanc

Production Design: Grant Pearse

Editor: Ana Valine

Music Supervisor: Matthew Safran

Interviews with the cast and crew are available upon request.

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‘Gabriel and the Mountain’ (‘Gabriel e a montanha’) winner of two 2017 Cannes Critics’ Week Awards premieres in North America at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Brazilian director Fellipe GamaranoBarbosa is thrilled to announce the North American premiere of his film Gabriel and the Mountain (‘Gabriel e a montanha’) at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Gabriel and the Mountain had its World Premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The film won the prestigious France 4 Visionary Award (Prix Révélation France 4), Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award (Prix Fondation Gan a la Diffusion) and was nominated for the Critics’ Week Grand Prize (Semaine de la Critique). The Vancouver screenings are October 2nd at 8:30 PM and October 3rd at 2:00 PM. (www.viff.org)
With rave film reviews by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline Gabriel and the Mountain is based on a true story of Barbosa’s school friend, Gabriel Buchmann, who traveled to Africa and died on the slopes of Malawi’s Mount Mulanje in 2009. Barbosa recreates his friend’s journey in this warm-hearted feature with the help of men and women who met Gabriel along the way. This movie is a tribute – a gift, really – to his dear friend.  “Because death is not only sad, tragic, and painful – it’s also the greatest mystery of life. It makes us stronger to look at it,” says Barbosa.

Thanks to the performance by actor João Pedro Zappa (Auto Exposure, Eden, Ressaca), who deserves a great deal of credit for making Gabriel so vibrant. He gives Gabriel an authentic charm and depth. Opposite Zappa, Caroline Abras (Something Like That, If Nothing Else Works Out) plays Cristina, Gabriel’s girlfriend at the time. Cristina travelled through Tanzania and Zambia with Gabriel during his African journey. Barbosa and his actors do a beautiful job of investing audience emotions in Gabriel’s joy for a sense of brotherhood, his hunger for new experiences and his love for Cristina.

Determined to research poverty experientially far away from his comfortable Rio de Janeiro upbringing, Gabriel lived cheaply, explored widely and attempted to give away 80% of his daily budget to those in need.  The most immediately striking element of Gabriel’s personality is his sense of urgency, as his outsize appetite matches his impatience to achieve his goals. His eagerness often drifts from well meaning but naïve to arrogant but passionate, serving as a shrewd light comic skewering of traveler stereotypes.

Barbosa took to astounding lengths to make this film happen. Retracing the steps of his friend’s journey was no easy feat: from finding the people who interacted with Gabriel from eight years earlier, working partially with a non-professional cast and to tackling what was clearly a complex production, shooting in various countries in Africa and in locations that aren’t always easily accessible.

Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa was born in Rio de Janeiro, he directed the short films La Muerte es pequeña and Salt Kiss, selected at NYFF, Clermont-Ferrand, Guadalajara and Sundance. In 2008, he developed the screenplay of Casa Grande at the Sundance labs; the film premiered at Rotterdam’s competition in 2014. Gabriel e a montanha (Gabriel and the Mountain) is his second fiction feature.

Fellipe Barbosa will be in Vancouver from October 1st to October 3rd and available for interviews. The screening on October 2nd is at 8:30pm at the Vancity Theatre and at the Cineplex Odeon International Village cinemas on October 3rd is at 2pm. Gabriel and the Mountain will open in theatres in Vancouver and Toronto on November 10th, 2017.

 

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Gabriel and the Mountain – Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdA1c1ujTs8

Links

http://www.semainedelacritique.com/en/edition/2017/movie/gabriel-e-a-montanha

Film Reviews

Variety

http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/gabriel-and-the-mountain-review-1202439773/

Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/gabriel-mountain-gabriel-e-a-montanha-review-1003951

Screen Daily

https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/gabriel-and-the-mountain-cannes-review/5118171.article

Film-Forward

http://film-forward.com/documentary/three-gems-cannes-2017

Deadline

http://deadline.com/2017/05/critics-week-prizes-2017-makala-gabriel-and-the-mountain-cannes-1202102964/

 

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SHORT FILM MUST KILL KARL BY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER JOE KICAK HAS ALBERTA PREMIERE AT THE EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 6TH

 Everyone has ‘that’ friend…

Director Joe Kicak is pleased to announce that the short dark comedy MUST KILL KARL will have its Alberta Premiere at the Edmonton International Film Festival on October 6th 2017. Funded by Bravo!Fact, directed by Joe Kicak (Frigid) and written by Karen Moore (Workin’ Moms), Must Kill Karl stars Mike Lobel (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Karl and co-stars Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth, Rookie Blue), Sarah Power (American Gods, Killjoys), Scott Cavalheiro (Mary Kills People), Claire Stollery (Man Seeking Woman), Jamie Spilchuk (Good Witch), and Stacey McGunnigle (Ellen More or Less). Must Kill Karl is produced by Broken Compass Films (A Sunday Kind of Love). 

Everyone has “that” friend – The one who shows up uninvited, drinks all your booze, and hits on your girlfriend – Who we all secretly hate and wish would just go away. One night, a group of friends decide enough is enough and there’s only one way to get rid of him for good – They MUST KILL KARL.

Must Kill Karl is an absurdist examination of a friend group that have outgrown one of their own – where Karl has gone from being a nuisance, to actually destructive to the group. The story is about how the friends reach a boiling point and come to the (abrupt) conclusion that killing him is the only solution to rid him from their lives. But at the heart of this dark story, it’s really about the enduring nature of lifelong friendship and that maybe, just maybe, we’ve all got a little Karl in us.

Starring Mike Lobel as Karl, best known for his roles as Jay Hogart on CTV’s “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and DJ on the Family Channel sitcom “Really Me”.  A trained musician, Mike has been a member of the indie-pop band Future Peers. Co-starring an ensemble cast, Must Kill Karl takes an unexpected turn that will take you by surprise.

Award-winning filmmaker Joe Kicak is a writer/director/producer keeping busy with his other award wining short ‘Frigid’ on the festival circuit. Joe is currently in development with CBC Kids with a Digital Original series. His previous directing credits include the award-winning short film Distilled Love, which received the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize. His feature film, Two Days Till Tomorrow, screened at festivals across North America and won a limited Canadian theatrical release with AMC theatres.

Karen Moore is a Toronto-based writer and producer of narrative TV and films. Karen’s currently a writer/co-producer on the hit comedy series Workin’ Moms (CBC). Her TV writing/story editing credits include What Would Sal Do? (Crave) and Rookie Blue (ABC/Shaw). Karen is in development with CBC Kids on a Digital Original series. Karen wrote/produced the 2012 BravoFACT drama, Your Place or Mine, and the award-winning drama, Frozen Marbles.

Must Kill Karl is already garnering praise, and premieres on Bravo in January 2018 and on CBC’s Canadian Reflections in February 2018.

Director Joe Kicak, lead actor Mike Lobel, and writer Karen Moore will be in attendance at the Edmonton Film Festival screening of Must Kill Karl

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Trailer: http://www.mustkillkarl.com/trailer

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DIRECTOR JOE KICAK’S SHORT FILM ‘FRIGID’ STARRING DAMON RUNYAN & HELI KENNEDY TO SCREEN AT THE CALGARY FILM FESTIVAL

Filmmaker/Producer/Director Joe Kicak is pleased to announce that the award-winning drama/suspense short film Frigid will have its Alberta premiere at the Calgary Film Festival on September 23rd and October 1st. Exhausted by her newborn, a first-time mother’s home becomes a trap as her husband’s sinister intentions emerge. Starring Damon Runyan (Star Trek Discovery, Gangland Undercover) and Heli Kennedy (Distilled Love) the film is directed by Joe Kicak and written by Heli Kennedy (Orphan Black graphic novel writer). 

Frigid is inspired by true events experienced by the director, Joe Kicak. “During high school, I opened up to a teacher about my mother’s life-long battle with bi-polar disorder.  She then shared her struggle with post-partum psychosis, which the film is based on. Coming from an immigrant family that didn’t believe in – let alone speak about – mental illness, I find sharing stories of people’s struggles important. That way we can get through the isolated horror, and begin the hard discussions to heal together.”

Award-winning filmmaker Joe Kicak is also the director of the dark comedy short, Must Kill Karl, currently on the festival circuit. Joe is in development with CBC Kids with a Digital Original series. His previous directing credits include the award-winning short film Distilled Love, which received the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize. His feature film, Two Days Till Tomorrow, screened at festivals across North America and won a limited Canadian theatrical release with AMC theatres.

Heli Kennedy won the City of Toronto Award for Best Actress at the Lakeshorts Film Festival 2017 for this role. As a writer and actor, Heli has a passion for creating (and portraying) strong, diverse female characters that challenge and explore tired stereotypes. Currently, she’s penning a comic book series for the award-winning TV show ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America) and IDW Publishing.  She is alum of the Canadian Film CentreThe Second City and a recipient of a Panavision Award of Excellence for Screenwriting.

Damon Runyan is an award winning actor with an impressive list of film and TV credits that include The Bridge, the role of Coach Carson on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and guest star roles on Nikita, Covert Affairs, Call Me Fitz, Supernatural and Smallville. Runyan also starred opposite Tricia Helfer in Mistleltoe Over Manhattan. He is also a writer and director of the award-winning shorts Fade IN, Triple A and the National Film Challenge winner Cassidy. Damon currently stars in the international hit mini series as Charles Falco in Gangland Undercover and the hotly anticipated new Star Trek Discovery TV series.

The award-winning short film Frigid was created with the generous participation of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council. Frigid has also been accepted to the New Filmmakers Festival in Los Angeles screening on October 21st.

Frigid director/producer Joe Kicak and lead actress/writer Heli Kennedy will be in attendance at the Calgary screenings for Q & A’s and available for interviews upon request. 

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Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters to have world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival

The documentary film gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists  Athene Film Inc. is pleased to announce the documentary Executive producers Natalie Boll, Randall Perry, and LaTiesha Ti’si’tla Fazakas have spent over five years completing this highly anticipated documentary. In the roles of directors, producers, and writers, Natalie and LaTiesha put their hearts and souls into telling a story that needed to be told.

Meet Beau Dick – Maker of Monsters is a portrait of Canadian art legend, Beau Dick, an enigmatic carver from a small remote village on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. His remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick had an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age-old traditions.

The film strives to capture the essence of Beau Dick and his mysterious enigma as an artist who symbolized Canada’s history with the First Nations and the ethical dilemmas faced in reconciling with that colonialist history. Dick was able to use his celebrity to call attention to the injustices done to his people and the environment.

Weaving together the personal and cultural until both become inseparable, Meet Beau Dick – Maker of Monsters presents an artist who succeeded in reconciling the two. Sadly, Beau passed away in March 2017, but he was able to see a rough cut of the film before his passing at 61 years old. This film has become a beautiful legacy of who Beau Dick was.

Meet Beau Dick – Maker of Monsters illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries. Natalie Boll explains, “We wanted to tell a story of both the artist and the world that informed his work. We aimed to present Beau in an intuitive and authentic tone, and to define his position within Canada’s complex colonial history and the larger struggle for Indigenous rights.”

“There are always good local artists and craftsmen, but only a few in each generation who are recognized on the international stage. Beau’s masks are wonderful to look at, but more than that, one can see the colour interactions, design, and balance in the indefinable blend that truly makes them special. Beau was also a work of art himself, as wonderful a person as he was quirky,” adds Randall Perry, past gallery owner and member of London’s Chelsea Art Club.

The project started with LaTiesha Fazakas in 2010 as Beau’s representative, close friend, and adopted family member. After two years of development, she met Natalie Boll, and together they worked for the next five years on the project as co-directors/partners. “I wanted the storytelling to be reflective of Beau’s cultural background, and yet accessible to a non-Native audience, says LaTiesha. “And so we proceeded, throughout the journey, in an organic fashion that put us in the place of listener rather than speaker. And we listened very closely to everything that Beau said.”

Natalie Boll’s career included over 15 years of production experience as a Producer, Writer, and Production Manager. The first time Natalie held a Beau Dick mask, she felt it had power, it had spirit, and it was alive. Natalie committed herself to the documentary after she flew to Alert Bay to meet Beau and found he was just as magical as his mask. Natalie has worked as a producer in both scripted and non-scripted television specializing in online content strategies. Natalie has also managed a variety of productions including Food Networks’ World’s Weirdest Restaurants, HGTV Canada’s Urban Suburban and the feature film Rampage 3 now on Netflix.

Director of the Fazakas Gallery in Vancouver BC, LaTiesha Fazakas’ experience managing galleries, curating, and art consulting gives her a unique insight into the art world. A leading expert in Northwest Coast Native art, LaTiesha represents some of the genre’s most talented individuals. LaTiesha’s close personal and professional relationship with Beau spanned over two decades and forged the dynamics of this project.

Meet Beau Dick – Maker of Monsters (part of VIFF’s #mustseeBC) will screen on Saturday, September 30, 9:15pm, and Wednesday, October 11, 3:45pm at SFU, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver. Producers will be in attendance and available for interviews. For tickets, visit: www.viff.org.

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David Sancious, world renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, keyboardist, guitarist, and composer to perform in Monmouth, Maine on September 29th at 8:00 p.m.

David will perform a magical musical evening with drummer Joe Bonadio in the beautiful Cumstom Hall

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, keyboardist, guitarist and composer David Sancious, is pleased to announce that he will be performing a concert at Cumston Hall, on September 29th at 796 Main Street in Monmouth, Maine at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $28.00 at the door.

David will be performing with Joe Bonadio, drummer and percussionist with Sting, Chris Boti, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, and many others. The performance will include: Duo improvisations. Solo Piano / Synthesizer, Electric & Acoustic Guitar , and songs from the new album “The Treehouse Sessions”. The concert will be followed by a Q&A session with photo and autograph opportunities.

An original member of Bruce Springsteen’s beloved E Street Band, David recorded three albums together and toured the country before he left the band to form his own group, “Tone”. David recorded multiple albums with Tone and the accomplishments of these albums led him to become one of the most talented and respected keyboardists in the industry. David is currently working on his ninth album, “The Treehouse Sessions”.

The notable artist has since worked with celebrities such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Jeff Beck and many others. David has performed on more than 50 albums since his 1973 debut album, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The versatility of his sensational career has made it difficult to categorize his music. David, however, considers his art a mixture of harmony and melody from the jazz and classical traditions combined with rhythms from the rock and R&B traditions. David is well respected by his peers, considered by many as a “musician’s musician”.

David has spent the last five years touring with some of the most sought-after musicians of our time. He joined both Sting and Peter Gabriel on separate tours, and then a combined tour “Rock Paper Scissors” last year. In 2014 Bruce Springsteen presented to David when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the other members of the E Street Band.

Drummer percussionist Joe Bonadio came to NY from Wisconsin 38 years ago.
Since then he has had the opportunity to work in a very wide variety of musical situations. He has played on hundreds of jingles, movie soundtracks including Hope Floats, State and Main, Girlfight, Heist and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He has recorded with Sting, Rob Mathes, Martin Sexton, Marc Cohn, Rosanne Cash, Jimmy Scott, Pat Martino, and many others.

The environment at Cumston Hall is beautiful and very intimate. The music will be magical at this one time only concert. Seating is limited up to 350 seats. Tickets are $28.00 US at the door or through Ed Desjardins http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3077045

 

 

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Magnetic actor Teach Grant stars in ‘Once There Was a Winter’, premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Teach also has two recurring roles on Netflix’ Altered Carbon and USA’s Damnation

Known for his depth, gritty style and onscreen presence, actor/writer/director Teach Grant is busier than ever with a starring role in a feature film and two recurring roles on television. Premiering at VIFF 2017, Teach stars in Once There Was a Winter (aka Winter), a full-length psychological thriller written and directed by Ana Valine (Sitting on the Edge of Marlene). Produced by Lori Lozinski and Seanna McPherson, this role reunites Teach with Juan Riedinger (The Romeo Section), as his brother, and also stars Kate Corbett.

Once There Was a Winter is the story of the Canadian North’s unforgiving nature, amplified to chilling effect in this claustrophobic, white-knuckle thriller. This northern tale takes unseemly turns when a young woman working as a welder’s helper finds herself in over her head with three men in a secluded doublewide trailer. A guilty secret, a grudge between brothers and a secret relationship are all revealed, muted at first, but more menacing as the night wears on. Wolves, booze, and guns fuel this psychological powder keg.

Teach plays the role of The Welder, a blue-collar worker, who is emotionally intelligent, inherently kind and observant. His relationship with his brother, Hunter, is tainted with guilt about an incident a year ago. He is physically strong and potentially dangerous, in a quiet way.

Grant’s natural gift for acting has helped him become a fixture in the film and television landscape, where has amassed an impressive list of credits that include many leading roles in film, series guest star roles and recurring television appearances.

On Netflix’s Altered Carbon, Teach has a heavy recurring guest-star role as Jimmy DeSoto. The new series will debut on Netflix in 2018. For this role, Teach had to train extensively in the gym. Altered Carbon is a futuristic drama series based on Richard Morgan’s award-winning 2002 cyberpunk sci-fi novel of the same name. The series is produced by Skydance Television and stars Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy and Martha Higareda.

Teach also has a juicy recurring role on the new USA Network series Damnation, which will air this October. An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets.

From Universal Cable Productions and Netflix, Damnation is executive produced by Tony Tost (Longmire), James Mangold (Logan), Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Rappaport (Office Space) on behalf of Entertainent 360. The pilot for the series was written and created by Tost and directed by David Mackenzie (Oscar nominated Hell Or High Water).

Teach also has a recurring role in the upcoming season of SYFY’s Van Helsing, slated to air this fall. Recently Teach has appeared as a guest star on Lucifer (reuniting with Rush co-star Tom Ellis), The Flash, Once Upon A Time, Zoo and Supernatural (reuniting with Devour co-star Jensen Ackles), as well as the feature Braven, with Jason Momoa. He was also happy to work with creator/director Chris Haddock on another stellar role on CBC’s The Romeo Section.

As a writer and director, Teach released his first feature film Down Here in 2014, a film that chronicles missing young street workers in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, starring Dean Wray and Tantoo Cardinal. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Teach Grant moved to Vancouver in 1996 after University, studying at both Carleton (Psychology) and Ottawa U (Theatre) in order to pursue a career as an actor in film and television. After a series of black box theatre productions, Teach landed his first film audition garnering him an opportunity to cut his teeth on a leading role in the 1997 independent film Limp, opposite the late Michael Hutchence.

Teach is available for interviews upon request.

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AT&T AUDIENCE Network® and Entertainment One Kick Off Production of ‘ICE’ Season 2 with Star-Studded Cast

Original series currently filming in Vancouver; moves to South Africa this October

 

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2017AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and Entertainment One (eOne) have started production on the second season of ICE. The first five episodes are currently filming in and around Vancouver, Canada, then will move to South Africa for another five episodes in late September. eOne produces the show in association with AT&T and also controls international rights to the series.

Cam Gigandet (Jake Green), Jeremy Sisto (Freddy Green), Ray Winstone (Cam Rose), Audrey Marie Anderson (Ava Green) and Judith Shekoni (Lady Rah) will reprise their roles in the new season.

Joining the cast is Jocelyn Hudon (“Where The Sun Sets Low”) as Willow Green, with guest stars Ashley Thomas (“24: Legacy”) as Malcom Rose, Laura Vandervoort (“Ted”) as Tessa Pryor, Amy Madigan (“Gone Baby Gone”) as Diane Pierce and D.B. Sweeney (“LifeAs We Know It”) as Jeff Reardon.

Showrunner Ed Bernero (“Criminal Minds,” “Third Watch,” and “Crossing Lines”) will direct the first two episodes and serve as executive producer for the high-impact, serialized crime drama.

This season, with Green & Green gone, and both their finances and their reputations in tatters, Jake (Cam Gigandet) and Freddy (Jeremy Sisto) must find a way to rebuild – and to redeem themselves. The discovery of a magnificent rough diamond brings the promise of both, and could put the Green brothers back on top. But when Jake forces Freddy to tap into his inner demons in order to cut the stone, a chasm begins to form between the brothers. A vicious war with Cam and the ultimate showdown with Lady Rah increase the gap, threatening to drive the brothers apart forever.

Meanwhile, the death of a loved one drives Lady Rah (Judith Shekoni) to wage war on the diamond industry – from the inside. She’s determined to destroy the powerful corporate Syndicate, and establish herself as reigning Queen of the diamond trade.

Ostracized from the family last season, Cam (Ray Winstone) vows to bring down Jake and Freddy, permanently – no matter what the cost. He reverts back to his East London roots, and joins forces with his estranged son Malcolm to navigate the dangerous and extremely lucrative underworld of blood diamonds.

Cam isn’t the only one reconnecting with his past. Ava (Audrey Marie Anderson) is determined to forge her own way in the diamond industry, and provide a better life for her daughter and herself, even if it means making a deal with the one person she swore she’d never ask for help… her own mother (Amy Madigan).

Willow (Jocelyn Hudon) gets to know the grandmother she’s been estranged from and develops her first romantic interest, with surprising consequences.

And there’s a new player on the board – one with the potential to outmaneuver all of them.

Social Media: Twitter.com/IceAudience
Ice on imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4659174/
Watch ICE on DirecTV: https://www.directv.com/tv/Ice-RDEwZCtsdW8vMmFGby9GckxSaXJvUT09
Watch ICE on Superchannel: http://www.superchannel.ca/show/69644901/ice

DIRECTV and U-verse customers can watch the AUDIENCE Network on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on directv.com, uverse.com and the DIRECTV NOW and U-verse apps for smartphones and tablets.1

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About AT&T AUDIENCE Network

Always Original. Always Bold. Never Ordinary. AT&T AUDIENCE Network brings fresh, provocative content exclusively to DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV NOW customers. It’s committed to pushing the envelope with a growing slate of critically acclaimed original series.

Its latest lineup includes an adaptation of Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes” and upcoming political thriller “Condor.” New original comedies include “Hit The Road” and “Loudermilk.” It’s also home to the industry-first polyamorous romcom “You Me Her” and the MMA drama “Kingdom.” AT&T AUDIENCE Network brings viewers real drama with its original documentaries “The Volunteers” and “The Sign” and intimate celebrity interviews on “Off Camera with Sam Jones.” “The Dan Patrick Show” and “The Rich Eisen Show” offer sports fans live, daily news from renowned sports journalists. And “Undeniable with Joe Buck” puts viewers front row for in-depth chats with sports icons like Derek Jeter and Michael Phelps. Plus, music fans can see exclusive concerts by today’s hottest artists on AUDIENCE Music. It’s original entertainment you won’t see anywhere else.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; recently-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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GET COOKING WITH THE STARS PREMIERES ON CHEK TV TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 2:30 P.M.

Celebrated chefs cook incredible meals with celebrities guests Alan Thicke, Darryl Lenox, Jaime Callica, Adrian Holmes, Aleks Paunovic and more!

 

Leftcoast TV is pleased to announce that “Cooking with the Stars” with creator/host Laurie Belle is premiering on CHEK TV Tuesday, September 12th at 2:30 PM. “Get Cooking with the Stars” is a celebrity cooking series that takes viewers on a tantalizing journey to visit the hottest eateries, cook incredible dishes and chat with famous celebrities. Each half hour show is celebrity laden as Laurie embarks on culinary adventures with famous celebrities and world-renowned chefs that share one of their favorite dishes from their menu to share new cooking skills and techniques. The TV series airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly at 2:30 P.M. on CHEK TV and weekly on NOVUS TV in Vancouver.

“Get Cooking with the Stars” kicks off with one of the last interviews with the late great actor Alan Thicke (Growing Pains, How I Met Your Mother) filmed from the Whistler International Film Festival where Alan was honored. Other guests include Award winning actor Aleks Paunovic (War for the Planet of the Apes, Van Helsing, Numb) and ‘Blind Ambition’ NYC & Yuk Yuk’s comedian Darryl Lenox. Join them as they grocery shop with Laurie and visit Dinakas Mediterranean Grille as they cook up mouthwatering treats with Excecutive Chef Sadat Noori. Award winning director Katrin Bowen directed a number of the episodes.

Other scrumptious episodes feature some of Canada’s top talent including David Lewis (Dirk Gently, Rogue, Traveler), Karen Holness (Arrow, Make it Pop) and Jaime Callica (UnReal, The Romeo Section, Wayward Pines) with Chef Parinya from Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine. Actor/director Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-I, Sanctuary, Supernatural), Adrian Holmes (19-2, Arrow, Smallville) and Jennifer Spence (Continuum, SGU – Stargate Universe) drop by to join Laurie and the chefs. The first season also features other celebrity guests 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Ashleigh McIvor, International Musician Devin Townsend. BC Lions/Saskatchewan Roughrider Geroy Simon to name a few. World-renowned chef Tojo is a big supporter of the show hosting several episodes with CTV’s Marke Driesschen.

Laurie Belle, the vibrant host of “Get Cooking With the Stars,” has an extensive background in the entertainment industry – from appearing in television shows, movies, commercials and music videos to modeling internationally. She also has a business degree, a communications degree and a Master’s degree in Education. Getting the inside scoop with celebrities and interviewing high-profile personalities comes effortlessly to her. Laurie has also interviewed Gene Simmons, supermodel Coco Rocha and politician Hedy Fry who are fans and supporters of the show. She makes her guests at ease with her fun and lively personality. Having covered interviews on the Red Carpet at VIFF, TIFF, the Olympics, Leo Awards and Vancouver Fashion Week this is one savvy host ready to cook up new adventures. Laurie adds, “I am blessed to be able to apprentice under these famous chefs by taking Thai cooking class with Chef Parinya and learning to make sushi with Tojo. As the shows develop I am honing my cooking skills and will be sharing all the chefs’ recipes in a series celebrity cookbook.”

 

Laurie is sponsored by Champers Hair Salon, Blushing Boutique, Redavid and is excited to partner with Dynamite Clothing for the new season. The series is executive produced by Laurie Belle of Leftcoast TV and Remy Gill of Ion Ad Inc. The new theme music is composed by musician Logan Jones. “Get Cooking with the Stars” is being acquisitioned by Canada and US markets.

Laurie Belle is available for interviews and photos upon request.

For more information and interviews with Laurie Belle please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Restaurants and sponsorship opportunities contact:
Remy Gill | rgill@iconadinc.com | 604-726-4414

Get Cooking with the Stars airdates:
NOVUS TV – TuesdayThursday-Saturday – 8:30am6:00pm9:30pm
SundayMondayWednesday-Friday – 6:30pm
SHAW TV Vancouver times /TBA.

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CANADIAN PRODUCER RICK DUGDALE TAKES ON MAJOR FILM PROJECTS STARRING OSCAR WINNERS BEN KINGSLEY AND SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS

Dugdale is currently shooting a film trilogy in five European Countries

Rick Dugdale, President and CEO of Enderby Entertainmentis making tremendous strides as a Canadian Producer who is entering the big leagues of movie making, producing multi-million dollar feature films starring A-list actors, all over the world. As CEO, Rick oversees all aspects of the company’s business, finances and production, and spearheads the company’s relationships with its worldwide community of financial partners. Dugdale’s career started in his native British Columbia, where he gained extensive experience in physical production, working at all budget levels in feature film, television commercials and music videos.

Currently, Dugdale is in production in Europe on Enderby’s most ambitious project to date: Three films shot back to back, based on a series of European best sellers by the immensely popular Swedish author Håkan Nesser.  The three stand-alone thrillers, adapted by Daniel Alfredson & Ditta Bongenhielm, are stories interconnected by the Café Intrigo, which gives the three films their overall title.  The first film, Intrigo: Death of an Author, starring Ben Kingsley, has completed principal photography on location in Belgium and the Balkans.  The second film, Intrigo: Dear Agnes starring Carla Juri and Gemma Chan is shooting now; the third, Intrigo: Samaria, will begin shooting immediately, without a break.  All three films are directed by Sweden’s Daniel Alfredson (Blackway).  Dugdale, on behalf of Enderby, financed and green lit the trilogy, which will be distributed in various territories worldwide by Fox International.

Prior to the Intrigo trilogy, Dugdale produced the psychological thriller An Ordinary Man, in collaboration with actor/producer Ben Kingsley and writer/director/producer Brad Silberling. Dugdale also produced the thriller Blackway, featuring a remarkable cast, including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig and Hal Holbrook, with Ray Liotta in the title role all shot in Rick’s home town of Enderby, B.C.  Directed by Daniel Alfredson the film was feted with a gala world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival ahead of its 2016 release.

Dugdale most recently produced the upcoming film NOMIS – starring Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra D’Dadario and Stanley Tucci.

Previously for Enderby, Dugdale produced Dawn PatrolRosemont and About Cherry (Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel). For Tony-Seven Films, Enderby Entertainment’s genre film division, Dugdale served as executive producer on The Speak, Vile and 5 Souls and as producer on A Haunting at Silver Falls, No Tell Motel and Blood Shed.  Dugdale also produced Tony Seven Films’ first sequel, the upcoming A Haunting at Silver Falls 2.

In 2003, Dugdale joined Daniel Petrie, Jr. & Company as Vice President, Production before becoming a full partner in the company in 2004. Enderby Entertainment was founded after Dugdale and Petrie observed that many indie films seemed to be made for no better reason than that the resources were available. They set out to create an indie company that put the emphasis back on the story, the creative process, and transparency; and that on the financial side, could thrive. They have not only successfully reached that goal, but are now producing star-studded, high quality film projects internationally, that rival those produced by large Hollywood studios.

Dugdale is particularly proud of Enderby Entertainment’s involvement with the Austin Film Festival and Conference.  In 2012, the Austin Film Festival announced the addition of a new “Enderby Entertainment Award” to the festival’s screenwriting competition.  The new award is open to feature screenplays in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be independently produced with a budget under ten million dollars.  Finalists and winners are selected by Dugdale and Petrie.

Dugdale is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of Canada.

About Enderby Entertainment
Los Angeles-based Enderby Entertainment most recently released the Electric Entertainment release BLACKWAY, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook and directed by the acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Daniel Alfredson.  They are currently in postproduction on AN ORDINARY MAN starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Brad Silberling, to be released later this year.  Producer Rick Dugdale and writer-director-producer Daniel Petrie, Jr founded Enderby Entertainment in 2006.

For more information, visit EnderbyEntertainment.com.

For interviews, on set stills and set visits please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

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