Popular voice actor, TEDx speaker, 8-time Ironman, and Ambassador for Fit Kids on a Fit Planet, Matt Hill, receives Governor General Award

Matt uses his engaging entertainment platform, with roles in everything from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles projects to Dino Trux, to advocate for a healthy future for kids and the planet

Voice actor, Run for One Planet Ambassador and TEDX speaker Matt Hill is honoured to be the recipient of the Governor General of Canada Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division). The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments that set an example for others to follow and bring benefit to our country.

Matt has taken his platform, through wildly popular characters, and his love of running, people and the planet and used it to inspire children through his 11,000 mile run across North America and motivational speaking engagements, where he aims to inspire kids to lead healthy lives, and help our environment.

For over three decades, Matt’s career in voiceover work and feature films has connected him with millions of children around the world through the cartoons they’ve grown up with. Some of the iconic characters he’s lent his voice to include: Raphael in a number of Ninja Turtles productions and Tenderheart on the Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot. He also voiced Carlos and Ironhide in the Transformer TV series’, Kazuo in Martha Speaks, and Tach in Kate and Mim-Mim – which just won the Shaw Rocket Award. Matt is currently voicing Ton-Ton on the Emmy Award winning Dream Works series, Dino Trux, on Netflix, and recording season two voicing Tyler in Supernoobs on Cartoon Network.

It’s Matt’s passion for our planet’s long-term health that led to him becoming an ambassador of fitness and green living for youth via his Run for One Planet international campaign, which reached over 50,000 children in 220 schools across the continent. Along with his friend Steph Tait, the Run for One Planet mission raised $130,000 for the R41P Legacy 4 Kids Fund, which grants kids “green dreams” in schools around North America. The campaign positively impacted countless youth, and our environment, leading to the Meritorious Service Award.

As Matt continues his busy voiceover work, he also runs and speaks to youth at motivational speaking events, aiming to positively affect not only the environment, but also children’s lives around the planet. Making a real change, any way he can, with his continued mission: “Fit Kids on a Fit Planet,”

Actor Matt Hill is an accomplished inspirational and motivational speaker, available for bookings, interviews and photographs upon request.

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Nicole Oliver takes on the role of Lynne Spears in Britney Ever After

The Lifetime Movie premieres Saturday, February 18 at 8pm ET/PT

Fresh off multiple roles in “Sausage Party”, the in-demand voice over artist, veteran actor and working mother is honoured to bring this notable stage mother to life

Nicole Oliver continues to expand her diverse entertainment career in the role of Britney Spears’ mother Lynne Spears in the Lifetime Movie Britney Ever After (#BritneyEverAfter). Starring Natasha Bassett, the movie follows the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears’ rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world’s greatest entertainers. Britney Ever After also stars Nathan Keyes as Justin Timberlake, Clayton Chitty as Kevin Federline, Matthew Harrison as Jamie Spears, Peter Benson as Larry Rudolph, Zac Vran as JC Chasez, Matt Viser as Joey Fatone, Frankie Cena as Chris Kirkpatrick and Connor Paton as Lance Bass. Asylum Entertainment produced Britney Ever After for Lifetime. Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison are executive producers. Leslie Libman (Manson’s Lost Girls) directs from a script from Anne-Marie Hess.

Balancing voiceover work in Seth Rogen’s adult animated comedy feature film “Sausage Party”, Nicole voiced the roles of Sally Bun, Ice cream, Watermelon and Female Shopper #1. This isn’t Nicole’s only recent work alongside impressive A-list actors: She also has a role in “Wonder”, a feature film starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay set to be released on April 7th, 2017.

Nicole also has a lead role in an indie-gem “Marrying the Family”, a sweet comedy about love, family, growing up and letting go, directed by Peter Benson (What An Idiot).

The multifaceted entertainment veteran has countless film and television credits to her name. She is the recipient of the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation.

Nicole has guest starred on numerous television series including “Supernatural” and “Rogue”. She has also starred in many MOW’s including “Radio Hype” starring Alison Sweeney, Lifetime’s “Ungodly Acts”, “The Christmas Ornament” starring Cameron Mathison and Kellie Martin, “The Woodcarver” with John Ratzenberger; “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping and “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. For four seasons, Nicole was also the host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy”. A highlight for Nicole was acting alongside her young son, William Ainscough, who starred as Billy in City TV’s “Seed” for two seasons.

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 has popular roles on “Lego NEXOKNIGHTS”, “Bob The Builder”, and “Lego Elves”, and will continue to appear in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Season 7) and the much –anticipated MLP film, set to grace the silver screens in the Fall of 2017. 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 twenty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer, and director. 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 Chancellors Award for highest academic achievement.

Nicole Oliver is available for interviews upon request.

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Casting requests: Red Management – Murray Gibson | murray.g.gibson@gmail.com

For Lifetime | Kannie Yu LaPack | Vice President, Publicity | (310) 556-7582 | kannie.yulapack@aenetworks.com


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Viva Pictures and IndustryWorks Studios are pleased to announce the release of “CANDiLAND”, a feature film from Motorcycle Boy Productions in association with Greendale Productions

The award-winning “CANDiLAND” stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon), Chelah Horsdal (Man in The High Castle, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Minority Report, The 100). The feature film will be released in the United States on February 7th, 2017, by Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC.

IndustryWorks Studios will release the film theatrically in Canada in select theatres beginning February 3rd, 2017.

CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. New lovebirds Peter (James Clayton) and Tess (Chelah Horsdal) find solace in each other’s brokenness. They decide to isolate themselves from the world inside Peter’s apartment, creating their own reality – CANDiLAND, but their possessive love descends into a surreal savagery. Their only hope to survive is the intervention of Peter’s estranged father Arnie (Gary Busey). But will he reach them in time?

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

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 is earnest and sincere.

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom, CANDiLAND was written and directed for the screen by Rusty Nixon. The film was featured at The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2016 (http://julienfilmfest.com), where it won Best World Premiere, and at The Sunscreen Festival 2016, one of only 23 film festivals nationwide to be sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science, where Gary Busey received the Legacy Award (http://sunscreenfilmfestival.com).

“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.” – Rusty Nixon, Director.

USA: Available on DVD at Walmart, other retailers and rental Kiosks
USA: Available on VOD on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu
Canadian Premiere: February 3rd, 2017, Vancouver, Canada – Rio Theatre 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1 – 8 pm press & arrival, 8:30 pm show, Facebook Live Panel Discussion to follow.

In attendance: Rusty Nixon (writer/director), Chelah Horsdal (Actor), Elizabeth Engstrom (Novelist), and James Clayton (Actor).

Limited tickets available: Pre-order: $10.00 Door: $12.00. https://riotheatretickets.ca

“The most nerve-wrecking film of the year” – Jayme Schmitt – DSRP- Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
“CANDiLAND is an ambitious and unsettling film driven by brave, committed performances. “ – Ben Ratner – Actor/Director/writer – Down River
“CANDiLAND will grab you by the throat and won’t let you go until the very end.” – Tony Armer – Co-Founder of Sunscreen International Film Festival & Film Commissioner of St. Petersburg Clearwater, Florida.

Viva Pictures, LLC.  and its Managing Partner Victor Elizalde is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the division including acquisitions, DVD & VOD distribution, sales and marketing. Working in conjunction with business leaders and Producers around the world, Elizalde coordinates and oversees growth opportunities for Viva Pictures, LLC. within the America’s targeting new businesses, growing and increasing penetration of existing businesses, and leading the development of business and operations with emerging technologies. www.vivafilmco.com.

Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson, and Rusty Nixon, Motorcycle Boy Productions develops, packages, in-house produces, and services feature film and television projects. www.motorcycleboyproductions.com


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

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Vancouver’s 17 year old singer/songwriter Richard Tichelman is well known locally as a “Star in the Making” with an extensive resume of many performances and awards. Richard, under the direction of Dale Harding founder of Pizzazz International Model & Talent, has just returned from the International Model & Talent Association Awards (IMTA) that was held in Los Angeles at the beautiful Bonaventure Hotel from January 3-7, 2017. (www.IMTA.com)

Richard’s week was filled with competitions, workshops, and seminars taught by industry professionals. With passion and hard work, Richard won a Scholarship with Watersound Entertainment/New York to write and produce a new original hit song. Richard received 24 callbacks (Agent interest). Richard won the singing/songwriting competition and was invited to perform at the IMTA Awards Night Banquet & Dinner. He also placed 2nd runner up in TV Real people and Honorable mention in Runway & Fashion Print.

Richard has traveled to Quebec City and Toronto to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe and Hugh’s Room. While in Toronto, Richard recorded original songs while continuing to work on his artistic development. He also attended 10 workshops in LA with several industry producers. Richard had the honour of opening for Aaron Pritchett & Emerson Drive as well as opening the Abbotsford Air Show.

With Richard’s dedication and the wonderful support he has received from his family and community plus now catching the attention of many industry people, no doubt Richard will step into the spotlight with the promise of a very bright future.

About IMTA
The IMTA is the largest and most prestigious model/talent event that showcases models and talent from around the world who are scouted by over 300 top agents, casting directors, producers, and managers from all major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris and Tokyo. The IMTA has launched the careers of many Hollywood celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Ashton Kutcner, Eva Longoria…to name a few. (www.IMTA.com)

About Pizzazz International School of Personal Development
Established in 1979, Pizzazz International is a School of Personal Development, Modelling & Acting dedicated to the importance of Education. For the last 38 years Dale Harding. Pizzazz International has been travelling with her models and actors to the most prestigious events held in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Many Pizzazz models have moved from modelling to become actors as well as entertainers on stage and the music industry. Pizzazz makes a strong statement that excellent training does make a difference and all models/actors should be educated about the industry when deciding to pursue it.  As Harding states, “Modeling is much more than a pretty face”

Pizzazz International is always scouting for new faces and talent to prepare for the next major event.

Pizzazz will be holding an Open House information session Sunday January 22, 2:00 -3:30 at The Pacific Inn Hotel located at 1160 King George Blvd.  Those attending can sign up for the upcoming auditions,

To schedule a personal interview with Richard, information and photos please contact:

Dale Harding
Pizzazz International

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Join Uwe Boll’s Wine Club in January Featuring Spain

On January 30th at 7 pm, join Uwe Boll’s Wine Club for a special dinner featuring some beautiful aged Spanish wines. Chef Stefan Hartmann will be creating an extra special Spanish inspired menu for the event, which is sure to please.

After our successful Australian, Austrian, Napa and Italian themed wine dinners, we will now move on to Spain. The wine menu for the evening will be a selection of the top wines from the region.

The set menu price is $130, and wine is additional. The wines will be served by the glass and, as always, at price plus 20%.


Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Friday, Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm


Address: 1 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
Located in Gastown Vancouver


Phone: 1 604 974 1147
Email: info@bauhaus-restaurant.com

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Meet Paige VanZant MMA Star at first UFC Gym in Vancouver

UFC GYM® Coquitlam welcomes MMA Star Paige VanZant
to Grand Opening Celebration on Sat, Jan 21st
UFC’s Rising Star will be on-site for a Q & A, Demo and Meet & Greet

The excitement is building as MMA Star Paige VanZant gears up to attend the grand opening of the first UFC GYM® location in the Lower Mainland, in Coquitlam, on Saturday, January 21st.

UFC GYM® is known for it’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach that combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness. Located directly next to Steve Nash Fitness World at 3000 Lougheed Hwy, the 7,000 square-foot space will feature a 30 foot Octagon™ bag room, top of the line strength training and cardio machines, battling ropes and other functional equipment for dynamic workouts. Members will also have access to UFC GYM’s signature classes such as Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT®), MATRIX, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, specialized youth fitness training and a team of elite coaches.

The Grand Opening will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. MMA Star Paige VanZant will be on location from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm for a Q & A session, Demo and Meet & Greet.

VanZant is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Women’s Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After winning an amateur fight at the age of 18, VanZant became a professional competitor in 2012, making her professional MMA debut at UWF’s Tournament of Warriors finale against Jordan Nicole Gaza in Corpus Christi, Texas, winning by split decision. As of August 31, 2016, VanZant is ranked No. 12 in the UFC Strawweight Division.

VanZant gained widespread notoriety last spring when she partnered with professional dancer Mark Ballas on season 22 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. The couple made it all the way to the finals of the show, finishing in second place, and resulting in VanZant’s popularity skyrocketing among audiences both in and outside the realm of UFC.

“We are very excited to open our second UFC GYM in British Columbia, and look forward to offering our members a new way to approach fitness and TRAIN DIFFERENT®. Our GYM will offer cutting-edge training techniques inspired by UFC® athletes and provide members with everything needed for the entire family to sweat, move and live a healthier life”, says Emre Ozgur, Director of UFC Gym®.

New Members signing up during the event can enter to win cool prizes that include a 60” TV, Skullcandy headphones, gaming console plus UFC games, UFC Training Kit and much, much more.

For more information on UFC GYM® in Coquitlam, please visit https://ufcgym.com/coquitlam.

About UFC GYM®
UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world leader in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). In alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC GYM brand gives UFC enthusiasts and fitness seekers of all ages the opportunity to practice the training techniques of famed UFC athletes. UFC GYM is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine, aiming to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com or in person at #111-3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC.

UFC GYM® Management and Paige VanZant are available for interviews upon request.


For media enquiries please contact:
Colleen Kirk
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Schedule of Events: Space is limited, please register early.
9:00am Daily Ultimate Training Class
10:00am Women’s Self Defense Class
11:00am Youth MMA
12:00pm Paige VanZant Live Interview + Q&A
priority given to participants of Youth MMA & PVZ Demo
12:30pm Paige VanZant Demo
1:30pm Paige VanZant Meet & Greet
2:30pm Family Daily Ultimate Training
3:30pm Dennis Kang Striking Seminar

Dance First Music composed by Logan Jones to Dance choreographed by Monica Proenca

Dance First is an innovative creative ballet dance and film project where the dance was choreographed first and the music was written to the dance after it was created and filmed.

Brazilian/Vancouver choreographer Monica Proenca (Center Stage: On Pointe) and young Vancouver based composer Logan Jones (4th Album on Silver in Your Veins now available on iTunes with Nashville’s Carey Ott) teamed up with 7 young classically trained ballet dancers and aspiring young film maker Ethan Cook to create this original work.

After a careful audition process, and months of rehearsals, 7 cameras recorded an amazing dance scape that falls into a dream. Logan Jones then wrote original music – as if the dancers movement wrote the music.

On January 18th the film will debut and for the first time the dancers will see the music that was made from their dance. The film will be wrapped with footage of them coming to see the movie and the reactions of the dancers to hearing the music they “danced to” for the first time.

Logan Jones will host the screening in his personal recording studio, Dunbar Underground Studios.

At the young age of 17, Logan has written over 200 pieces of original music, 4 albums, and composed theme music for 2 television shows “BC Brew On Tap” and “Get Cooking with the Stars”.

“Looking forward to the “Dance First” release” 
– Laurie Bell, host of “Get Cooking With The Stars”

His talent has brought him interviews with “On Da Grine TV with Valentine” on Shaw TV Vancouver, Roundhouse Radio 98.3FM, and on The Joe Show.

Looking ahead, Logan Jones is investigating his options for formal education in music, most recently with a trip to Los Angeles to tour the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music at invitation of the Dean.

Logan is always open to collaborate and hopes to gain experience in writing for more films and puts a call out to film makers to bring him a new challenge.

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Bauhaus To Pair With ‘My Shanti’ On January 16th For Special Indian-German Feast

On January 16th, diners at Vikram Vij’s South Surrey restaurant My Shanti, are in for a culinary treat! That evening, in a one-of-a-kind event, Chefs Vikram Vij and Stefan Hartmann from Gastown’s Bauhaus restaurant, will share a kitchen, and create dishes from each other’s home countries – India and Germany respectively.

This Bau-llywood pairing will see Vij returning to the European roots he set down in the 80’s – he lived and worked in Germany for a time, as well as being trained in Austria where German cuisine is the norm – and will mean Michelin-starred Chef Hartmann can revisit some of the Indian dishes he created for Berlin’s large Indian community before his move to Vancouver.

“I cannot wait to cook food with a German influence again,” says Vij. “I’m working on some great dishes, with some incredible and authentic ingredients, and I’m excited to hear what people think when they taste them.”

“It’s going to be a really wonderful experience – for Vikram and I, as well as the diners hopefully!” says Hartmann. “I’m a huge fan of Indian food, and when the idea of this culinary swap came about, I thought it would be a great chance to showcase a different style of cooking for both of us.”

The event will be ticket-only, and for $99, you will receive a four course dinner, complete with wine pairings from local wineries.

You can book by emailing: Namaste [at] myshanti.com with the subject line: “Bau-llywood”.


Bauhaus Restaurant is Vancouver’s newest award-wining upscale dining experience, delivering innovative techniques, fresh flavours, and exceptional service. The a la carte menu reflects a contemporary approach to German classic cuisine, while the seasonal tasting menu showcases modern European fare.

Located in Gastown, the restaurant is housed inside one of Vancouver’s most unique historic buildings, The Boulder Hotel, which was originally built in 1890. Over the last 100 years, the building has gone through many changes, from its early days as a saloon, to a bank, and, finally, a hotel. Led by Vancouver designer Andrea Greenway, we have designed the restaurant to work within this historic space, featuring a dining room, a large lounge area, and an open-concept kitchen.

“I tried the six course tasting menu and it blew me away. Seriously.” – The Vancouverite

“Fine-dining classic unlike anything else.” – The Globe & Mail

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Artist Anastasia A. Experiences Eroticism Shooting a Bieber Cover While Pregnant

AA Music launches Justin Bieber cover “I’ll Show You.” On Anastasia A’s Youtube channel

This daring video represents an evolution in Anastasia’s releases as a maturing performer. “For many years,” Anastasia explains, “I released music on the Disney & Family Channel and had to be careful with everything I said and did. I was so tired of pretending that having a clean image is what inspires youth when, being yourself and doing what makes you happy and being a good person is all that counts.”

The artistic turn towards the seductive and erotic stems from a deeper desire for self expression by the artist, saying how she has “been going crazy with desire to do something sexy” and how she was determined to do so, “pregnant or not.”

People are already taking note of both this erotic turn in Anastasia’s career, as well as the courage to show the beauty of pregnancy, in an industry that tends to shy away. “I admire Ana for her undeniable determination in seeing this music video through,” said Mitch Cappe of 81Entertainment, adding “especially considering it being filmed so late in her pregnancy. Working collaboratively with she and Zack, it was honestly such a pleasure.”

Zack Bernbaum, the director of the work, spoke about the importance of giving Anastasia the opportunity to explore new aspects of her image and performance. “We employed a cool and stylish tone to the bathtub scene, a rich and luxurious feel for the bedroom, a simple and elegant quality to the void, and a warm yet isolated atmosphere for the staircase,” Bernbaum described. “She finally got to release something that allowed her to be sensual and mature.”

The ambitious shoot involved several makeup and wardrobe changes, along with two-and-a-half hours of improvised scenes in a bathtub while wearing sexy lingerie; something that would challenge any expecting mother. “I wanted to feel sexy and enjoy the many attentions of my glam squad,” says the former Disney performer. “A lot of people were shocked that I even did it, saying I should be at home and taking it easy. I chose to celebrate the power and beauty in being strong enough to have babies and still do what you love.”

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YouTube: Justin Bieber- I’ll Show You (Cover)Behind the Scenes
iTunes: I’ll Show You – Single

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Voice Actor, Run for One Planet Ambassador & TEDx Speaker Matt Hill is recipient of the Governor General of Canada Meritorious Service Medal

Matt connects with millions as an ambassador of fitness and green living

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada presented Actor and TEDx motivational speaker Matt Hill The Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division). The Governor General, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and all Canadians, recognizes outstanding accomplishments that set an example for others to follow and bring benefit to our country. www.gg.ca Matt received the Governor General Award in a ceremony on December 8th in Edmonton, Alberta.

Matt is an Ambassador of fitness and green living for youth via his Run for One Planet platform. For 30 years Matt’s career in voice over and films has connected him with millions of children around the world through the cartoons they’ve grown up with. And these iconic characters he’s lent his voice to. Like “Raphael” in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or “Tender Heart” on the Care Bears, to currently voicing “Ton Ton” on the Emmy Award winning series for Dream Works, on Netflix, Dino Trux.

It is his passion for our planet’s long term health, the health and fitness of our children and like his childhood hero, Terry Fox, running in service of something larger than oneself – that inspired this popular voice actor to run his message 11,000 miles around North America, one marathon at a time. Along with his friend Steph Tait, they co-founded Run for One Planet: http://runforoneplanet.org/ From May 2008 to May 2009 – they ran a marathon each a day, inspiring over 50,000 kids in 220 school presentations around the continent, to take small daily steps to improve our planet and their long term health.

The legacy and positive impact they had on the children of Canada and the United States is what landed Matt and the Run for One Planet message this Meritorious Service Award.

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

Matt is currently playing ‘Tach’ on the award winning series, “Kate & Mim Mim” seen on Disney Channel & Disney Jr. in the U.S. and Family channel & Knowledge Network in Canada, voicing “Ton Ton” on the Emmy Award winning new series from Dream Works “Dino Trux”, seen on Netflix and recording season two of “Super Noobs”, playing series lead ‘Tyler’ on Cartoon Network. Matt has three new series currently in recording, to be announced in early 2017.

For 30 years Matt has been the voice and actor behind some of the world’s most iconic and popular, award winning cartoon characters: like, Raphael” in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ‘Ed’ on Ed, Edd & Eddy, “Tender Heart” on the Care Bears. Using his love of athletics, Matt got to jump inside the turtle suit to bring ‘Raphael’ to life a second time in the feature film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles3”. He has shared the screen with legends like Jackie Chan in “Shanghai Knights”, playing his trusted ‘Deputy Hoss’. He worked alongside Sir Ben Kingsly in the animated feature of ”Moses”, as well as, on the Steven Spielberg produced mini series “Taken”, playing whacked out Vietnam Vet, ‘Willy’. He traveled to England to lend his voice to the award winning feature film, “A Monkey’s Tale”, playing the lead character of ‘KOM’ with English legends, Sir John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Michael York and Michael Gambon.

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

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

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

Actor Matt Hill is an accomplished inspirational and motivational speaker available for bookings, interviews and photos upon request. Please contact:
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