Horror Thriller Ditched starring Marika Sila and Mackenzie Gray Releasing on VOD in 2022

Canadian Horror Thriller Ditched starring Marika Sila and Mackenzie Gray will be released on VOD on January 18 and Blu-Ray on February 15, 2022

Producer Mark Sommer is pleased to announce that the Canadian horror-thriller Ditched will be released on VOD on January 18 and Blu-Ray on February 15th. Written and directed by Christopher Donaldson Ditched is being distributed in North America on VOD/Blu-Ray release by Epic Pictures on their Dread Presents genre label.

A routine prison transfer crashes in the forest and desperate to escape an overturned ambulance a group of paramedics is trapped with violent prisoners. A young Inuit paramedic Melina (Marika Sila) finds herself surrounded by murderers with a mere 100 feet to climb out of a ditch to escape when they are attacked by an unseen force in the forest, Melina’s short journey to safety becomes the ultimate contest of wills. The group quickly discovers that they are the victims of an ambush with the perpetrators hunting them down one by one. 

Ditched stars the multi-talented indigenous actress Marika Sila who came to mainstream attention in her breakout role of Sergeant Yuka Mongoyak in Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone remake. Marika’s most recent recurring role on Tribal is airing on APTN. She also specializes in stunts and special skills including hoop dancing, fire spinning, sword, and staff handling. One of Vancouver’s most venerable award-winning actors Mackenzie Gray (Man of Steel, Legions, Fargo, Riverdale) also stars. Horror fans will know Mackenzie from his most notable roles including Rabid (2019) and Grave Encounters (2011). Ditched features a pumping synth soundtrack with guitar elements created by musician Clayton Worbeck (Revolting Cocks/Ministry).

Writer/Director Christopher Donaldson developed Ditched as an 80’s inspired horror-thriller. Shot in Edmonton, Canada Ditched answers the question of “What would you do if you were in the middle of nowhere, injured, and you’re being hunted by “something” in the night? A very basic fear that formed the bones of the story, which then goes in a direction you don’t see coming.

Filmmakers Christopher Donaldson and Mark Sommer have long careers in both film/TV and music. Christopher comes from a background of screenwriting, storyboarding, and directing commercials.  He is one of Canada’s most in-demand storyboard artists working on TV series like The Flash, Lost in Space, Legends of Tomorrow, and Superman & Lois in addition to the horror reboot Child’s Play (2019). Mark comes from a music background as a former artist manager specializing in industrial rock and punk rock working with such industry stalwarts as SNFU and Tim Skold (Shotgun Messiah/Marilyn Manson).

Playing a string of genre favorite festivals in the summer and fall of 2021 that include theatrical screenings at Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Florida, IFI Horrorthon in Ireland, Dead of Night Film Festival in the UK, Monster Fest in Australia plus the digital festivals Cine-Excess in the UK and Molins Horror Film Festival in Spain. Ditched played at EIFF, Rio Grind, and Toronto After Dark Film Festival at home in Canada.

Ditched is available on VOD everywhere on January 18 and Blu-Ray on February 14.

Screener links are available for review/editorial consideration. Filmmakers and select cast are available for interviews

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Actor Donald Heng Leading Role – Two Sentence Horror Stories 2022

Watch for actor Donald Heng in his leading role as Christian on Two Sentence Horror Stories airing on The CW on January 16, 2022

Most recently Donald guest-starred as ‘Bo Lam’ on the series finale of The Sinner

Donald Heng’s acting career is on a roll as he continues to appear in numerous popular TV series.  To start off the New Year, his upcoming role on season 4 of Two Sentence Horror Stories on The CW Network is set to air on January 16. In the episode entitled Plant Life. His character, Christian is a technology-addicted man who receives a strange plant from his boyfriend, but soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body as the plant takes root in his apartment.

Donald has roles in two upcoming feature films Sight and American Dreamer scheduled to be released later this year. Sight starring Terry Chen (Almost Famous, House of Cards) and Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets, Sabrina) is based on the true story of the world’s most influential eye surgeon, Dr. Ming Wang. The film flashes back and forth between the protagonists in present-day as well as in the 1960s-1970s China. Donald plays the protagonist’s father: Zhensheng in all the scenes that take place in the past. The Movie American Dreamer stars Peter Dinklage, Matt Dillon, Shirley MacLaine, and Danny Glover. Donald has a supporting role as Dr. Berton.

Rounding off a successful 2021 was Donald’s guest-starring role as ‘Bo Lam’ in the season/series final of The Sinner on The USA Network. Donald also treasures his experience playing the character of Deputy Larry Foon on the thrilling Netflix TV series Ghost Wars. This project checked so many boxes for him. 

On the big screen, Donald was thrilled to appear alongside some of the biggest stars in Asia for the project Fatal Visit. This role was exceptionally challenging as his character had to speak Mandarin and Cantonese. Other feature film roles include The Art of Racing in the Rain starring Kevin Costner and Milo Ventimiglia.

Donald has had other guest-starring roles including The Flash, The Murders and CBS Ransom. He has appeared on sci-fi TV series including ArrowSupernatural, The 100, and Van Helsing. He also has a significant role on the Disney TV movie Girl Vs. Monster. Other roles include a recurring role on the popular Netflix series Virgin River. TV Movies’ roles include A Homecoming for the Holidays, Just My Type, and Beverly Hills Wedding.

Donald resides in Vancouver and is focusing on his acting career. He has studied and trained with acting coaches Rick Tae, Jeb Beach, Matthew Harrison, Andrew McIlroy, Ben Ratner, and Robin Nielsen. 

Donald is available for interviews upon request.

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Darryl Lenox Release Newest Stand-Up Album Super Bloom

Internationally Renowned Comedian Darryl Lenox just released his newest Stand-Up album Super Bloom worldwide with Stand Up! Records

Super Bloom follows his hugely successful Blind Ambition album special

He sees the parallel to his own life that good can follow tragedy

American Comedian Darryl Lenox is pleased to announce that his newest comedy album Super Bloomhas been released worldwide with Stand Up! Records. His newest album follows the hugely successful Blind Ambition album and special. The California wildfires followed by weeks of torrential downpour resulted in fields of beautiful poppies on the state’s hillsides. Lenox sees the parallel to his own life. Good can follow tragedy.

Darryl Lenox, Super Bloom Album

Time plus tragedy is the reputed no-fail recipe for comedy, but tragedy plus time? That’s the formula for your own personal Super Bloom. At precisely the right moment, Darryl Lenox returns with an uproarious new stand-up album and this unexpected message of hope, drawn from observing how horrendous, choking wildfires followed by a season of torrential rains and mudslides created the perfect conditions for a historic wildflower crop that brought tourists back and allowed California’s communities to rebuild. Your own Super Bloom might look different, of course—smaller, more personal, and yet still symmetrical. Once willing to palm some genitals in return for Skittles, for example, Lenox’s recent rainbow of a Super Bloom came in the form of someone willing to apply the sweetness (and then, naturally, remove it) to his own nethers. In years past, it involved Newfoundlanders upending decades-old trauma inflicted by dirtbag racists with their overtly friendly application of some of the very same slurs. Equally filthy and philosophical, Lenox is never far from his core belief that life is incredible, in every sense, nor from his daily affirmation, “I’m health. I’m wealth. I’m success. I’m love.” Yet he knows just as well that he’s also, as an older Black gentleman once confirmed, that comic from Conan, “the real philosophical n—– with the f—– up eyes!” Both visions, to an almost totally blind man, are inarguably accurate pictures. And so, he says, get comfortable with you. Others will follow. They just need time. And to get over it when you accidentally tea-bag them getting into your cab, “Muslim burrito” in one hand, Black Lives Matter sign in the other, then ask to be dropped off at the nearest riot. 


In 2013, Darryl Lenox told Conan O’Brien’s national TV audience he really believed he’d commit suicide if the surgery to save what little vision he had left went wrong. Earlier this year, he woke up one morning to find he was completely blind.

Life has thrown plenty of lemons at Lenox these past eight years. His first wife, whom he remained friends with, called him two years ago with her own thoughts of suicide. Only she followed through with the threat.

In 2018, the divorce papers for his second marriage came through on what would have been his 10-year wedding anniversary.

But Lenox is philosophical. Always has been. He makes the best damn lemonade in the business. He has gone from notoriety from his fear of blindness to becoming, as he describes it, a “more whole” human being albeit without his sight.

Throughout these troubles, where he has had to learn to become dependent on other people, he has gotten funnier – and even more introspective than he already was. While the world changes around him, Lenox hasn’t, for example, seen a masked citizenry, never seen the George Floyd video. He’s not emotionally attached to otherwise hot-button issues; rather he feeds off the energy of those he speaks with and therefore can be a more objective observer of life.

Darryl Lenox has gone from Blind Ambition to totally blind and still as ambitious as ever. Somewhere in between his own personal super bloom happened.

He’s always had that Yoda-like wisdom, doling out advice to young comedians like Seth Rogen, who included Lenox’s words of wisdom in his book Year Book (the audio version includes Darryl himself reciting those very words).

From Seattle to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to New York to Florida, wherever the work has taken him, Lenox has always kept a place in his adopted hometown of Vancouver, BC, where he learned to be the awe-inspiring comedian he is today.

Darryl Lenox has appeared on Starz, A&E’s “Evening at the Improv,” BET’s “Comic View,” “Best of BET’s Comic View Special,” “Best of Just for Laughs Comedy Festival New Year’s Eve Special,” Comedy Central’s “Jamie Foxx’s Laffa Polooza,” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.”


Stand Up! Records is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and run by Grammy Award-winning comedy producer Dan Schlissel. With a growing catalog and more than 200 releases, they have a 20-year history as an incubator for the comedy stars of tomorrow. More than just a record label, it is a comedy brand juggernaut, combining comedy and great art, curating a Roku Stand Up! Channel, discovering new talent and producing comedy festivals.

Darryl is available for interviews upon request.

Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

Super Bloom will be available on all streaming platforms on December 17, 2021 

Photo Credit: Chris Brown | Chrisbrown-photography.com

Cover art by Oliver Barrett. Courtesy of Stand Up! Records.

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Award-winning actor and advocate Solomon new book ‘Odd Ed’ has been released

Award-winning actor and advocate Christine Solomon new book ‘Odd Ed’ has been released 

Odd Ed is a story of acceptance and compassion to teach children to see past physical differences

Humanitarian, entrepreneur, spokesperson and award-winning actor Christine Solomon is pleased to announce that her new Children’s book ‘Odd Ed’ has been released on December 1st, 2021. Illustrations by Anastasia Balobanova. ‘Odd Ed’ is a heartfelt story about an egg that does not look like his siblings. Their mom goes off to work and leaves her eggs in her nest by the Michigan Lake.  When Ed’s siblings wander off without their mother’s consent, they find themselves trapped by a big long snake. Ed risks his own life to rescue his brothers and sisters. Will Ed survive? Will his siblings ever accept him? Odd Ed is a story of acceptance and compassion. Solomon’s treatment of the issue teaches children to see past physical differences to uncover unique qualities and strengths in others.

Meet Ed.  He’s an odd egg.

Unlike his siblings, he looks and behaves a little differently.

He makes his bed.
He reads instead.

He waters flowers
and boosts them with powers.

But when his siblings make fun of him,
they quickly learn that being odd is kind of cool after all.

Anastasia Balobanova is an artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who is noted for conveying emotions in her distinctive style. She is dedicated to making art that inspires, educates, and supports everyone. Anastasia’s unique artistic work has been praised for bringing stories to life. She lives in Russia and holds a BFA in graphic design. Visit https://readymag.com/u1948586168/portfolio/

Christine enjoys inspiring others and sharing her art. She is a supporter of equality, diversification, and inclusion. For her children’s book, she wanted a strong message to instill courage, love, and self-acceptance in children, as well as to teach them not to judge others, because we all have unique qualities.

Award-winning actress Christine Solomon’s work has been exhibited, showcased, and displayed to millions of viewers in Egypt, Canada, and around the world on major television networks and movie studios such as HBO Canada, The Movie Network, Rotana Group (the Arab World’s largest entertainment company owned by the Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talat), Ubisoft, as well as in print, online, and other advertising media.

Solomon has received a nationally recognized Madbakh Awards for her work as an actress; she is also an important contributor for the award-winning productions in which she played a leading or critical role (HELIOPOLIS, BASRA, and BAFTA nominated RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE).

Photo: Efren Beltran Photography 

The theatrical trained actor appreciates the opportunity to work for positive causes. She has joined as the lead host for GMC and renowned actor Josh Duhamelʼs campaign BUILDING FOR AMERICAʼS BRAVEST and has raised over 17 million dollars. The campaign reached an impressive 110 million viewers. She is also the spokesperson for the ACNE AND ROSACEA SOCIETY OF CANADA’s Rosacea Awareness Campaign.

Solomon and her work have been the subject of numerous articles in major international publications and media throughout the world, including The National Post, The Globe and Mail, MSN Saudi Arabia, Variety and Screen India among others.

On the other side of the camera, Christine has served on the 25TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS TELEVISION NOMINATING COMMITTEE and has been an official juror at various prestigious film festivals including Scout Film Festival, The Iowa Motion Picture Association Film Festival, End of Days Film Festival, and New York World Film Festival. In 2010 she established Muze Consultancy in Montreal, an acting career consultancy business that continues to encourage and inspire actors.

Most recently Christine has appeared on the TV series “The Detectives”, hosted on camera interviews on the Tom Ford’s fashion show red carpet, worked on “Bullet Ride and “My Stretch of Texas Ground” are now available on Amazon Prime, and has a role in “Jacir” starring Lorraine Bracco now in post production. 

Not one to sit still, Christine has a skincare line Aprèm in development and her second children book entitled “Wishing Upon A New Moon” will both be released in 2022. 

Christine is available for interviews upon request.

For more information and interviews please contact:

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

Christine Solomon contact information and social media handles:

  • Website: http://www.christinesolomon.com
  • Instagram: @christinesolomon
  • TikTok: @Christine Solomon
  • Twitter: @MsChrisSolomon
  • Facebook: @ActorChristineSolomon
  • Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@chrissolomon
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Legendary Fashion Designer Cristóbal Balenciaga NFTs Drawings Set To Auction on October 30th

An astounding collection of drawings by the legendary fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga have surfaced and the NFTs will go to auction on Saturday, October 30th.

Balenciaga: the glamorous 1950s. Drawings from the iconic Maison

For Immediate Release:

An astounding collection of drawings by the legendary fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga have surfaced and the NFTs will go to auction on Saturday, October 30th. These pieces of art portray the inner workings of Balenciaga himself during 1950-58, as he paved the way for designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Andre Courreges, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Dior, and Hubert de Givenchy.

On 30th October 2,000 guests attending the Maxim Halloween event at the iconic Fontainebleau hotel will have the exclusive opportunity to view 9 Cristóbal Balenciaga drawings which feature the early concepts of his now iconic silhouettes and cuts. Alongside the physical unveiling, the 30th October will see a digital launch of 9 NFT collectables from this breathtaking collection. 

Cristobal Balenciaga. “If high fashion is an orchestra, Cristóbal Balenciaga has long been its conductor. We fashion designers are the musicians and we only follow his directions”, Christian Dior said of him.

Balenciaga was the first great couturier. An artist who elevated the dress into the form of an idea of an iconic woman, free from the tortures of corsets, unique. “A good fashion designer must be an architect for models, a sculptor for form, a painter for color, a musician for harmony and a philosopher for measurements”, Balenciaga declared in 1968.

For more than 30 years, Cristóbal Balenciaga dressed the most beautiful, elegant and distinguished women in the world, from European royalty and socialites to Hollywood stars to including: Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Countess Mona Von Bismarck, Helena Rubinstein, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich, Wallis Simpson, Marella Agnelli or Gloria Guinness.

With Balenciaga, ideas might take shape on the page of a sketchbook or on a sheet of hotel notepaper. Fragments of dresses – the construction of a bodice, a single sleeve or the arrangement of a yoke – would be penciled in here and there. Arrows indicate the direction of the fabric, a few words in Spanish give the color – negra or rojo – and add explanations – ‘eos solo en este lado’, ‘de la misma tela’. In the studio, Balenciaga’s assistants translated his suggestions into sketches for the workshops, where the seamstresses made the first ‘canvases’– the early prototypes.

A back view, a detail and a sample of fabric completed this working document, on which the name of the première d’atelier (head seamstress) was mentioned. The name of the model was also mentioned. She would wear the model from the fittings of the ‘canvas’ to the completed garment. And at the end, next to the drawing was also the number on the tag that the model would carry in her hand as she walked down the runway.

The beauty of Maison Balenciaga’s drawings is that they also mirror an extraordinary collective work.

The collection Balenciaga: the glamorous 1950s Lorenzo Riva, who was artistic director of Balenciaga in Paris in the eighties, has gathered an astonishing collection of drawings dating back to the period 1950-58. This collection has never been exhibited.

The collection is varied and each drawing is absolutely unique. There are quick and precious drawings by Balenciaga, such as those made in London when he was a guest of the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, in order to create her exclusive clothes: one of these, a romantic cocktail dress, will be unveiled on 30th. And there are drawings on which the whole team of the maison Balenciaga worked, in an overlapping of fabrics pinned together with names and numbers added on the fly: a fascinating artwork that offers a virtual journey from the drawing to the making of the dress. On the sheets of paper are the folds and marks made by the hands of Balenciaga and those who worked with him. There are drawings cut out and glued on another sheet, because that very sketch was considered precious and had to be saved. Each drawing is a project, it contains the seed of an idea destined to become the dream of an entire generation of women. These drawings are alive artworks, able to offer us the emotion of the creation of clothes that have made fashion history in the Fifties.

Lorenzo Riva (1938), the owner of the collection, is an Italian fashion designer. After his first fashion show, when he was only 18 years old, he opened his first atelier and the press was quick to celebrate him. It was 1958. In the Seventies he moved to Paris where he worked with the most famous couturier. For two years, 1980 and 1981, he was the artistic director of the maison Balenciaga, a fundamental experience for his professional training. Then he returned to Milan and dedicated a collection to wedding dresses: they will become his specialty and traditionally close all of his fashion shows. In 1991 the presentation of the haute couture collection in Rome and then the prêt-à-porter, within Milano Collezioni. In the 1996 introduces its dresses to New York, to the Cristinerose Gallery of Soho. Over the years he has created dresses for famous people from the jet set and show business such as Isabella Rossellini, Penélope Cruz, Emmanuelle Seigner, Carmen Maura, Lana Marks, Whitney Houston, Jerry Hall, Chiara Mastroianni, Ivana Trump, Mafalda d’Aosta and Princess Claude de France. A documentary about his life, I am the sun, will soon be in cinemas.

Balenciaga crypto News

In the crypto world, Balenciaga has recently partnered with Fortnight. Fortnight sold $2.5 billion in digital skins during 2018. Now that NFTs and digital sales have blown up, these figures have exponentially increased. 

A Fortnite dog man is wearing Balenciaga in this massive 3D Times Square billboard video.

The event.

While attendees at the Fontainebleau Maxim event will get an exclusive look at these drawings in person, the public will have the opportunity to bid online. The auction will be live from Saturday 30 October on EdiXion, the multimedia publishing house of Art Consulting: https://artconsulting.net/nft/ They will also be available to purchase through Opensea.

The curators of the collection Balenciaga: the glamorous 1950s are Romano Ravasio and Marina Pizziolo, founder and partner of Art Consulting (artconsulting.net), while the entire operation is the result of a partnership with Artvein.net.

Tickets to the event: https://www.maximhalloween.com/

Instagram handle @Balenciaga_glamorous_1950s

NFT 2: Green Energy (framed by 500 Balenciaga drawings. The red mark represents the center drawing)

Cristobal Balenciaga, Green energy, Evening dress, 1950 c.

Ink and watercolor on paper, 8,1 x 5,2 inch.

(20,7 x 13,2 cm)

NFT 3: Scheherazade (framed by 500 Balenciaga drawings. The red mark represents the center drawing)

Cristobal Balenciaga, Scheherazade, Ensemble, 1955 c. 

Ink, watercolor and pencil on paper, 8 x 5,6 inch.

(20,3 x 14,2 cm)

In the upper right corner “Salvador”:  Monsieur Salvador was Premier d’atelier, head seamstress, from 1948 to 1968. In the lower left corner, a note about the fabric: “n. Pieza 2668”.

NFT 4: Turquoise peacock (framed by 500 Balenciaga drawings. The red mark represents the center drawing)

Cristobal Balenciaga, Turquoise peacock, Cocktail dress, 1955 c.

Pencil, fabric and pin on paper, 8,3 x 5,8 inch.

(21 x 14,8 cm)

NFT 1: For Wallis  (framed by 500 Balenciaga drawings. The red mark represents the center drawing)

Cristobal Balenciaga, For Wallis, Cocktail dress, November 1951

In the upper right corner “London 11 51”

Pencil on paper, 8,1 x 5,2 inch.

(20,7 x 13,3 cm)

Balenciaga and Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, were close friends.

Lorenzo Riva in Milan, 2021

The Company profile of the curators of the collection Balenciaga: the glamorous 1950s

For more information or interviews please contact:

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

  • https://artconsulting.net/nft/
  • Tickets to the event: https://www.maximhalloween.com/
  • Instagram handle @Balenciaga_glamorous_1950s

Animal Concerts Hosts Future to Perform Halloween 2021

Animal Concerts hosts Grammy-Award winning rapper, FUTURE to perform live in concert headlining the Maxim Halloween Party at the Iconic FONTAINEBLEAU in Miami Beach on October 30th, 2021

Grammy-Award winning rapper, FUTURE will be live in concert with DJ Ruckus at the Maxim Halloween Party at the Iconic FONTAINEBLEAU in Miami Beach on October 30th, 2021, hosted by Animal Concerts with partners VIP Nightlife, Capture Studios and Les Pommes.

Hyperrare NFT tickets are for sale on opensea.io. which include meeting Future in person. 

This will be the biggest and sexiest Halloween party in the country featuring headlining DJ’s, Maxim models, Surprise musical acts, Cirque Performances, Go-Go Dancers, Video Mixing, Brand partner activations and giveaways. A party you won’t forget!

Animal Concerts will take over the poolscape at Fontainebleau Miami Beach; with 2,000 attendees chock full of celebrities, musicians, athletes & models – dressed to impress, Halloween style. All tickets include a four-hour premium open bar. Audience and experience will be unparalleled with multiple areas and a 2nd level Maxim Model VIP Lounge Experience in La Cote Restaurant overlooking all the action. 

FUTURE is a certified hit-maker with multiple platinum singles including Life is Good, Mask Off, Where Ya At, F*ck Up Some Commas, and countless more. His collaboration with Drake “Way 2 Sexy” has topped the Billboard Hot 100. Always in the studio, he’s collaborated with everyone from The Weekend, to Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Kendrick Lamar, and even Taylor Swift. His singles and collaborations have earned him over 127 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, the third most for any rapper in history. And with over 38 million monthly listeners on Spottily, he is a household name when discussing influential hip hop and trap artists.  

Do not miss the party of the season and your chance to make some amazing memories. Buy your tickets now, as they won’t last! See you at the Fontainebleau for this unmatched Halloween event. The event is hosted by Animal Concerts.

Tickets can be purchased at: MaximHalloween.com for tickets for the event: 


For more information, please contact:

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



Tammy Gillis Shines in Riverfront Romance

Tammy Gillis shines in the starring role of Cara Durant in Riverfront Romance, premiering on Superchannel in Canada on October 2, 2021

Tammy also plays Deputy Marissa on Freeform’s hit TV series Siren, now airing on Disney Plus

Dynamic actor Tammy Gillis brings the starring role of Cara Durant to life in the feature film Riverfront Romance, premiering in Canada on October 2 and airing throughout October on Superchannel. 

The film follows Cara (Tammy) who has always dreamed of buying the Ridgecrest estate, an old turn of the century home nestled on the riverbank of her hometown. After years of hard work as a successful novelist she’s finally saved enough money to buy it all on her own, complete with an office overlooking the river where she can write her next novel. It’s a dream come true…until she discovers that Riley (Morgan David Jones), the project manager of a hydro corporation, is set to begin construction on a dam right in front her house, ruining its peaceful atmosphere, flooding the local swimming hole, and permanently altering the landscape of the town. Cara has 30 days to change Riley’s mind before they begin construction on the dam.

Will Cara and Riley let the construction of the dam come in between them? Or will they be able to let their own barriers down and take a chance on love? Riverfront Romance, which Tammy not only stars in but she also executive produces, is set to air on Superchannel from October 2 – October 18.

Many may recognize Tammy from her three seasons of playing Deputy Marissa on Freeform’s hit TV series Siren, currently airing on Disney Plus. Siren takes place in a Washington fishing village known for a whimsical obsession with mermaids that is about to discover that the winsome creatures are much more sinister and deadly than anyone had ever dreamed.

A Hallmark Channel favourite, Tammy has appeared in many Hallmark projects. Her most recent role was in the Hallmark Movies & Mystery series Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries – Poisoned in Paradise.

The award-winning actor’s other credits include starring with James Tupper (Big Little Lies) in a special two-part episode in season three of the hit CBC true crime series The Detectives, as well as guest starring and recurring roles on Van Helsing, MotiveSupernaturalGirlfriend’s Guide to DivorceOnce Upon A Time, the award-winning HBO comedy series Less Than KindThe ArrangementGhost Wars, and many more. Her feature film credits include No Men Beyond This Point, White Noise 2, A Dog’s Way Home, and Torn Dark Bullets, to name a few.

A spirited force in the industry, Tammy’s work has been celebrated with a number of accolades, including four Best Actress awards for her work on Menorca (the UBCP/ACTRA Award, the Black Sea Film Festival in Romania, the Noida International Film Festival in India, and the Solaris Film Festival in Nice, France), and a Leo Award nomination for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for the film, as well as a Leo Award nomination for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her work on UPTV’s Ties That Bind

Growing up in rural Manitoba, Tammy showed an early interest in her craft and began acting in school plays. Her passion for performing reignited, she began taking theatre classes at the University of Winnipeg and shortly after found herself on the set of Canadian legend Guy Maddin in his inspired award-winning short film, Heart of the World. Her undeniable talent and unwavering drive have been evident on-screen ever since. Tammy resides in Vancouver and is a mentor for Women in Film and Television.

Tammy is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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

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

Talent Agent: | Samantha Jewell at Play Management | Samantha@playmgmt.com

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Photo Credit of Tammy: Alex Waber

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IndustryWorks Studios Announces Release of Award-Winning Feature Puppet Killer

Who’s pink and furry and full of fury?

IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce the release of the award-winning horror comedy feature film ‘Puppet Killer’ exclusively at Regal September 21st.

 The film features a powerhouse of Award-winning Actors including Aleks Paunovic, Richard Harmon, Lisa Durupt, Jett Klyne and Gigi Saul Guerrero. 

For immediate release, Vancouver, B.C. – IndustryWorks Studios is pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of the beautifully layered comedic slasher ‘Puppet Killer’ in theatres on September 21st, 2021.

‘Puppet Killer’ has made its rounds on the festival circuit, winning multiple awards including Best Feature Film, Best First Time Director, Best Ensemble Cast and more.  The film features a powerhouse of Award winning cast including Aleks Paunovic (War for the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, I Zombie, Snowpiercer), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Sonic the Hedgehog, The 100, Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked, Less Than Kind), Jett Klyne (Wanda Vision, The Boy) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (Culture Shock, El Gigante). 

‘Puppet Killer’ has garnered an impressive 73 nominations and 30 awards and is labelled as a film that is “destined for cult status”. Director Lisa Ovies wrote the story and collaborated with screenwriter Kevin Mosley. ‘Puppet Killer’ Executive Producers are Evan Tylor, Caterina Scrivano, Lisa Ovies, and Jack Fox and is produced by Lisa Ovies, Aleah Anseth, Michelle Muldoon, Eric Carbery, and Aleks Paunovic.

‘Puppet Killer’s killer score comes from Composer Stephen Gallagher, most notably known for ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy, ‘Lovely Bones’ and ‘District 9’. Stephen (Gallagher) was drawn to the project as he recognized all the elements that he loved of classic horror films alive in the film. Puppet maker Jack Fox is the creative talent behind the puppet Simon.

Exclusive first look at the official trailer and official poster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbhi5G_hOK8  

Ten years after the disappearance of his stepmom, Jamie and his friends head to his family cabin in the woods to celebrate the Christmas break. They soon realize the demons from Jamie’s past have been waiting for his return as they are forced to fight a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.

Follow the film on social media for theater listings, giveaways and more.

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures:

IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures is committed to the primary efforts of developing, producing and releasing creative and marketable content into the marketplace with a recognizable brand of content and quality. IndustryWorks releases films theatrically and on all platforms globally while providing independent productions with the support and ability to market, schedule, budget and ultimately release their films theatrically.

‘Puppet Killer’ will have its theatrical release this Fall across the USA and Canada. The cast and director are available for interviews upon request.

For more information, photos and press interviews please contact:

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

Puppet Killer Links:


Evan Tylor, President, Evan@industry-works.com

VUELE Premieres Trailer for ZERO CONTACT


VUELE™ Premieres Trailer for ZERO CONTACT

Starring Academy Award®-Winner Anthony Hopkins 
& Announces NFT Bundles of the Feature Film Dropping September 24, 2021 

72-Hour Auction Premiers Exclusive “Platinum Edition” 
“1 of 1” NFT Bundle with Winner to Be Edited Into the Film 

Plus Walk-On Role for the ZERO CONTACT Universe

 “Golden Ticket” Fan Sweepstakes Offers Fans 100 Free NFT Bundles Each Week for Signing Up at Vuele.io

Beverly Hills, CA (September 8, 2021) – New global NFT distribution and viewing platform VUELE™ today launched the trailer for thriller ZERO CONTACT starring Oscar-winning Best Actor Anthony Hopkins (The Father).  ZERO CONTACT marks the first feature film release on the Vuele.io platform and will be offered in several consecutive “drops” with new content for fans including the exclusive “Platinum Edition” auction launching on the VUELE™ platform on Sept. 24th. The 72-hour online auction of the premiere “1 of 1” drop will feature the exclusive opportunity for one lucky winner to join the cast in a walk-on role for the ZERO CONTACT Universe.  
For both “Platinum Edition” and “Elite Edition” drops, fans will also have an opportunity to be edited into the feature film.  Additional drops of the film include the “Exclusive” and “Collector’s” Edition coming in October.

In addition, a “Golden Ticket” sweepstakes launching today will offer 100 early NFT fans each week to score exclusive free NFT bundles just for signing up at the Vuele.io site.  

“Our platform is designed to offer something to high-end collectors as well as the every day film fan.” said Director/Producer and VUELE™ Co-Founder Rick Dugdale. “The ZERO CONTACT Golden Ticket offers fans an opportunity to explore this NFT world and start building their digital wallet to get comfortable watching and owning movies on this new platform.  As the NFT market is driven by scarcity, we are offering a “1 of 1” NFT for the film.  There will only ever be one minted of its kind.”

VUELE™ will offer multiple NFT Bundles for the ZERO CONTACT feature film.  Fans can sign up for more information at Vuele.io to receive notifications on auctions and bidding opportunities on the following:

ZERO CONTACT Golden Ticket NFT Sweepstakes (ongoing, 100 per week to lucky winners) 

  • A digital “Golden Ticket” token providing you with access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the VUELE™  
  • NOTE: Each week, 100 winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries, with the final draw on September 30, 2021.

ZERO CONTACT Platinum “1 of 1” Edition (72-hour online bidding begins September 24, 2021)

  • Zero Contact Platinum Edition Original Cut – this will be the only version ever to be minted, and will be yours to own. (1 of 1 Editions)
  • All-expense paid trip to visit production set for Zero Contact Universe to meet the cast, crew and experience a day on the set. (1 of 1 Editions)
  • A walk-on role in the Zero Contact Universe, available to be utilized by yourself or someone else you nominate. (1 of 1 Editions)
  • Crypto Art – Original Generative Art NFT by REMO x Dcsan (1 of 11 Editions)
  • Personal Zero Contact shoot and edit – An opportunity to have yourself (or someone you nominate) professionally shot and edited into the actual Feature Film as one of the characters playing alongside Anthony Hopkins and the rest of the cast. (1 of 11 Editions) 
  • VUELETM Golden Ticket – A digital Golden Ticket token providing you with access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the VUELE™ platform. (1 of 2,500 Editions)
  • Zero Contact Digital artwork of Film Poster Signed by Cast & Crew. (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film – (1 of 2,511 Editions)

ZERO CONTACT Elite Edition (48-hour online bidding begins September 24, 2021) 

  • Crypto Art – Original Generative Art NFT by REMO x Dcsan (1 of 11 Editions)
  • Personal Zero Contact shoot and edit – An opportunity to have yourself (or someone you nominate) professionally shot and edited into the actual Feature Film as one of the characters playing alongside Anthony Hopkins and the rest of the cast. (1 of 11 Editions)
  • VUELETM Golden Ticket – A digital Golden Ticket token providing you with access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the VUELETM platform. (1 of 2,500 Editions)
  • Zero Contact Digital artwork of Film Poster Signed by Cast & Crew. (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film – (1 of 2,511 Editions)

ZERO CONTACT Exclusive Edition (NFT Offering available October 4, 2021)

  • Zero Contact Digital artwork of Film Poster Signed by Cast & Crew. (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film – (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage (1 of 27,511 Editions)

ZERO CONTACT Collector’s Edition (NFT Offering available October 22, 2021)

  • Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage (1 of 27,511 Editions)

Produced in 17 different countries entirely virtually during the 2020 global pandemic, 
ZERO CONTACT follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (played by Anthony Hopkins).  Forced to work together to shut down Hart’s most secret invention, a machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on earth.  The ensemble cast also features Veronica Ferres, Aleks Paunovic, Chris Brochu, Lilly Krug, TJ Kayama, and Martin Stenmarck.

VUELE™ is a feature-length film and digital collectible viewing and distribution platform created by Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks Inc.

ZERO CONTACT is produced and directed by Rick Dugdale (Intrigo Anthology, Recon), written and co-produced by Cam Cannon (USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage), production design by Tink, cinematography by Edd Lukas; producer, Peter Toumasis (Man on Fire, Domino) with an executive producer team that includes Dan Petrie, Jr (Blackway, An Ordinary Man) and Dan Fellman (Logan Lucky) and Hakan Karlsson.

About VUELE™

VUELE™ [pronounced VIEW-lee] is the first direct-to-consumer, full-length feature film viewing and distribution platform delivering feature films and digital collectible entertainment content as NFTs. Users will be able to become owners of exclusive, limited edition film, and collector NFT content which they can watch, collect, sell, and trade on the vuele.io platform. VUELE™ provides movie fans and collectors alike with the ultimate consumer-focused digital collection and viewing platform.  VUELE is a joint venture between Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks Inc.  For more, visit: www.vuele.io

Media Contact

VUELE | Staci Griesbach | StaciGriesbach@LunaWorldwide.com

Canadian Media Contact

Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

Industry Works Studios and Orbiiit announce Puppet Killer Monologue Contest

IndustryWorks Studios and Orbiiit announce Puppet Killer Monologue Contest open to actors worldwide with $10,000 in cash and in kind prizes.

To celebrate the commercial release of multiple award winning horror film “Puppet Killer”, Film and TV studio IndustryWorks Studios and Orbiiit Technologies hosts a unique online talent global acting and monologue competition and offers $10,000 cash and career prizes for the next up and coming actor. 

The ‘Puppet Killer’ $10,000 Acting Contest is open to actors worldwide. Think you have what it takes to be our next superstar? Well, give it a shot! All you have to do is sign up for Orbiiit, film yourself reading the monologue provided and upload your audition to orbiiit.com/puppetkiller

Puppet Killer will be in theatres on September 21st, 2021. The Orbiiit global campaign will launch online Friday August 27th. Just go to orbiiit.com/puppetkiller to find out more. Submissions are open on August 27th and voting Starts: September 21, 2021


Participants must create their own version/ monologue of the selected scene (Links below) from the film and submit their video as their contest entry. 

Links to scenes: (Select one and make your monologue) 





Prizes:  Total: $10,000

1st place: $5,000 Role on the next movie, Interview/Audition with IWS

  • Guaranteed audition(s) on upcoming IW production
  • Guaranteed role (terms and conditions apply and at the sole discretion of IWS)  

Tickets for the winner plus 5 friends to film theatrical release. (**also terms and conditions apply) 

Replica 27×40 official size theatrical movie poster spin-off with winner and 3 others

2nd place: – $3,000             3rd place: – $2,000

Requirements or steps to enter the contest:

  1. Create a Monologue of a section from Puppet Killer Movie (Scene link can be found on the top description section). 
  2. Upload your video on YouTube and use the link to submit your entry here
  3. Once voting starts log into your Orbiiit account and get your voting link from “My Entry Tab” on the contest page
  4. Share your entry link with friends and fans on social media and collect as many votes as possible to move up to the final round
  5. Follow @orbiiitapp, Tag us while collecting votes and we will re share your content for you to support you

Once voting starts participants must collect as many votes as possible from their fans and friends by sharing their unique entry link (Available once voting is live) in order to move to the next rounds in the competition. The top 10 finalists will be facing the judging panel. 

This online competition will benefit Pawsitive Match rescue foundation. https://pawsitivematch.org/ 


Evan Tylor: Founder of IndustryWorks Studios Evan Tylor is Founder and President of IndustryWorks Studios and its affiliate companies (IndustryWorks Pictures, Evolution Productions, Evolution Pictures). Tylor has been in the feature film and TV industry for decades. Tylor is responsible for the development, financing, production and distribution of IW’s content representing over 30 million dollars in production and is currently Executive Producer on the Netflix Original Series ‘Van Helsing’.

Caterina Scrivano: Partner at IndustryWorks Studios Caterina utilizes over 20 years of experience in specialty marketing and branding to both niche and corporate companies. As a partner at IndustryWorks, Caterina is involved in all aspects of the business including client relations, business development, worldwide sales and marketing. 

Patrick Scheltgen: Founder and Creator of AgencyClick and host of ‘Everything Film’ Patrick Scheltgen Founder and creator of agencyclick.com. As president of agencyclick.com a direct affiliate of Filmrobot systems Inc Patrick has spent the last 20 plus years supporting the local film industry in Vancouver supporting casting directors agencies and actors as they strive in their careers. Patrick co-hosts the popular radio show and Podcast ‘Everything Film’ interviewing established actors.

Darren Wiesner: Writer/Producer at Sun Drop Pictures and Journalist for Hollywood North Magazine 
Darren has over 20 years experience in screenwriting over 8 features, 10 shorts and produced 5 short films. He founded Sun Drop Pictures in 2021 and his company is embarking on bigger projects filled with provocative films that make you question everything to better educate and foster conversation. Darren supports Canadian film, television and music writing for Hollywood North Magazine for the past 6 years with over 500 guests.    

Charity Partner:  Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation 

Pawsitive Match is a registered charity that saves dogs and cats facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Thailand. Many animals in our program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or stray animals that have no home. Many shelters come to us when they are out of options Website: https://pawsitivematch.org/ 

For more information please visit:  orbiiit.com/puppetkiller

www.orbiiit.com  | http://www.industry-works.com

Puppet Killer Links: