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Actor Jaime Callica joins the cast of Lifetime’s ‘UnREAL’ as Xavier

Jaime exudes energy and compassion in every project he appears in

Jaime Callica has joined the Season 3 cast of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series ‘UnREAL’. Callica was thrilled to take on the role of Xavier, a hottie dancer from New Orleans. This role is different from any other character he has portrayed in the past, including going blonde for the role as Jay’s (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) new love interest.  UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. The third season premieres on Monday, February 26th, 2018. Jaime’s character is introduced mid-March for five episodes this season.

Jaime is currently in production filming a lead role in the feature film ‘House on Holly Lane’ with co-stars Sarah Lancaster, Karen Holness and Gina Holden.  Jaime also has a supporting lead role as Jared in the TV movie ‘Secret Millionaire’ with Steve Lund, Slobham Williams and Allie Bertram, which just aired on January 6th, 2018 on Pixl Network and is soon-to-be released on Lifetime. The busy actor also recently completed filming the short film ‘Sorry I Broke Your Heart’, directed by renowned director Heather Hawthorne-Doyle. The short is currently being entered in various festivals.

Jaime’s first introduction into the world of entertainment came with his talented turn as a dancer in ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ ‘Hellcats’, Sean Paul’s ‘Shades of Soul’, ‘Rosette’ and ‘Rags’. His break into acting came on The WB’s hit series ‘Smallville’. Jaime’s dancing skills have helped him book a number of roles that include a recurring role as a dancer on CBC TV’s critically acclaimed ‘The Romeo Section’, playing Don, a bartender by day who danced in drag by night! Jaime worked alongside heavyweights Brian Markinson, Andrew Airlie, and acclaimed executive producer Chris Haddock. He was also a ‘surprise’ in his guest star role on FOX’s hit series ‘Lucifer’ this season.

Jaime has a number of other outstanding television roles under his belt that include his recurring role as Simeon on the popular Fox TV series ‘Wayward Pines’ and a guest star role on CTV/USA hit TV series ‘Motive.’  Also on the small screen, Jaime was cast in NBC’s pilot ‘Imaginary Mary’. With a charm that undeniably shines on screen, he has made strides in his acting career in just a few short years. Jaime’s other recent roles include playing Luther in the New York Time’s best selling novel, Hallmark’s popular ‘The Bridge, Part 1 & 2’, and ‘Love at First Bark’. Other roles include: ‘The Big Time Movie’, ‘The Secret Circle’, and the Superman movie, ‘Man of Steel’.

In the world of film, Jaime’s first leading feature film role sees him playing Randall, a nerd who wants nothing more than to fit in with the guys who tease him, in the comedy feature ‘The Perfect Pickup’. He goes along with the perfect pickup in the hopes that it will finally get him a girl and the acceptance of his school friends, who have never truly treated him as a friend. He also plays Officer Bebe in the feature film ‘Power Rangers.’

Jaime is the face of Best Buy Canada for 2017 and is the top brand ambassador for Samsung in Canada. Jaime was born in Toronto and grew up in Markham, Ontario, to parents of mixed Trinidadian, Chinese and Spanish ancestry, before moving to the West Coast where he currently splits time between Maple Ridge, British Columbia and Los Angeles.  His training began with renowned acting coach Andrew McIlroy. He has also trained extensively with Bradley Stryker and Matthew Harrison at the Actors Foundry, Larry Moss, and continues to train with Jeb Beach in Vancouver B.C. Jaime’s goal is to continue doing what he feels that he has been blessed to do… entertain.

Jaime is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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Veteran Canadian Actor John Cassini has been cast in the Horror feature film “TRUE FICTION”

John recently wrapped Sony Pictures’s Feature A DOG’S WAY HOME alongside Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos

Award winning Canadian Actor John Cassini has been cast alongside Sara Garcia (Reign, X Company) in the Horror film “True Fiction“. Written and directed by Braden Croft (Hemorrhage, Feed the Gods) and produced by 775 Media Corp. (Julian Black Antelope, Mike Peterson) “True Fiction” tells the story of when a timid writer’s assistant (Garcia) takes matters into her own hands when she suspects her boss (Cassini) is a serial killer using her to inspire his next novel. Cassini plays the Caleb Conrad, a reclusive horror novelist with his best work behind him, who will do anything for one last great novel. Shooting begins February 2018 in Calgary Alberta. 

The Veteran Canadian actor’s prolific career spans from series-regular to recurring roles in critically successful series, such as Blackstone, Chris Haddock’s Intelligence and DaVinci’s Inquest, the comedy hit, Robson Arms, and SYFY/Superchannel’s Continuum. His previous feature film work has included performances in David Fincher’s Seven and The Game, along with many critically acclaimed independent films. John will be seen in several upcoming features due for release in 2018 including the much-anticipated Sci-Fi Thriller Volition, In God I Trust and A Dog’s Way Home.

The recipient of the 2018 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Achievement Award, John is also an Executive Producer on Hallmark’s 3rd Fixer Upper TV Movie starring singer/songwriter Jewel.

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Maestro Fresh Wes’ album, COACH FRESH, is nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards.

Vancouver, B.C. February 14, 2018 – Maestro Fresh Wes’ most recent album, COACH FRESH has been nominated for Rap Recording of the Year for the 2018 JUNO Awards. Maestro Fresh Wes was awarded the first Juno for Rap Recording back in 1991 so to be nominated again this year is very meaningful to him. The Junos are being held in Vancouver, a city close to Wes’ heart where he lived for four years and his son was born.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the nominees for the 47th Annual JUNO Awards at a press conference at The Great Hall in Toronto. Canada’s premier talent will head west for JUNO Week 2018, hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25. The week-long celebration will culminate in a live broadcast of The JUNO Awards on CBC on Sunday, March 25 from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC., nationwide 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on


One of the early Canadian rappers, Wes has been labeled by Exclaim! magazine as the “Godfather of Canadian hip hop”. In addition to being one of Canada’s most well known rappers and a record producer Wes is a series regular on the popular CBC TV series “Mr. D”. Other credits include “Crash and Burn”, “The Line” and “Instant Star” to name a few.  His motivational book “Stick to Your Vision” has made Wes in demand on the Speakers Circuit as a TedX speaker and at corporate events. Last June 2017, Wes received an honorary diploma from the NSCC Akerley Campus in Dartmouth Nova Scotia for the impact his book has made and his continued efforts to inspire the community.  He has also worked with the Toronto Raptors including a recent presentation on February 8 for Historica Canada with Raptors president Masia Ujiri for Black History Month.

Maestro released a new video for the song Mr. Evans on February 5th, which features west coast phenom Ras Kass and vocals by Cyndi Cain. Produced by Lord Quest, and first premiered on The song was written to highlight the need for better role models in the Black Community, and the need for strong father figures specifically. When first-time Director Kofi Boateng heard the song, he said the lyric that resonated the most was “every child needs a hero.” Boateng is the younger brother of Kwajo Cinqo of the legendary Toronto Hiphop group Ghetto Concept. The video was filmed on location in Vancouver and Halifax and was produced by TiKoonz Films.

As Maestro Fresh Wes, a father himself, explains, “When we examine the negative images of black males through media, we understand the importance of fathers to be in the lives of their children to guide them in the right direction. It’s an important conversation to have, especially during Black History Month.

Maestro Fresh Wes is available for interviews upon request. He will be in Vancouver March 22nd to March 26th for in person interviews.

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Actress Lisa Chandler continues to ignite the screen as a series regular in Altered Carbon just released on Netflix

Lisa also adds thrills with stunts on TV including Supergirl and Supernatural  

It is non-stop action for actress Lisa Chandler as she takes on her latest acting role as Mary Lou Henchy, a recurring role, on the newly released Netflix series Altered Carbon that is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. The story follows specially trained “Envoy” soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.



Lisa Chandler in her Altered Carbon character Mary Lou Henchy

Based on an award-winning cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan, and starring Joel Kinnaman (Robocop, The Killing) this action adventure and Sci-Fi Fantasy television series is created by Laeta Kalogridis and is available on Netflix.

Recently released on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Lisa plays Phoenix, a tough S.W.A.T. officer who considers her team family members in Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s explosive action-thriller S.W.A.T.: UNDER SIEGE. In the latest high-octane adventure in the S.W.A.T. franchise, Phoenix is a “tough chick” who loves to crack the dirty jokes with the gang and stops at nothing to carry out a fully completed mission, even if that means being bold and taking one for the team. Lisa also completes the stunts for her character.

When the drug war hits home, the tables are turned in the S.W.A.T.: UNDER SIEGE, LAPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics team (S.W.A.T.) must defend their compound from a series of assault units seeking to recover a mysterious prisoner with ties to a powerful drug cartel. Lisa joins Sam Jaeger (TV’s “Parenthood,” American Sniper), Adrianne Palicki (TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” John Wick) and Michael Jai White (Never Back Down series, The Dark Knight) in S.W.A.T.: UNDER SIEGE that features hard-hitting performances, hair-trigger suspense, and intense combat and gunfight sequences action fans won’t want to miss.

Lisa’s other acting credits include Lucifer, Reign, Motive, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Lost Without You, Random Acts of Kindness, just to name a few.

As Vancouver stunt actor Lisa has made the cross over to acting while continuing to be in demand in stunts on high profile TV series including her second season on Supergirl doubling Chyler Leigh.  From Anne Hathaway to Charlize Theron and a host of many others in-between, Lisa’s career has enabled her to work with some of Hollywood’s A-list actors. Lisa is a multi-talented performer who switches gears from stunts to acting, and incorporates the two depending on the role. In Tully, she worked with Oscar Award winner Charlize Theron where she performed water stunts. She doubled Margaret Qualley on the thriller film Death Note, as well as Elizabeth Lail on Dead of Summer.

If you have watched Once Upon a Time, Man in the High Castle, Bates Motel, Fifty Shades Darker, Britney Ever After, The Crossing, The Magicians, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency or Aftermath, you have seen Lisa’s stunt work in action. Lisa also stunt doubled for Rose Marie DeWitt on the spine-chilling horror film Poltergeist, in which she also got to work alongside Sam Rockwell. Lisa has also been a part of many Lifetime and Hallmark films and is a regular with the Supernatural team working with Jared Padalecki and Jenson Ackles ‘fighting them and demons’ for over 17 episodes.  Keeping busy in 2018 Lisa’s new credits include The Miracle Season, Midnight Sun and Action #1 and the list goes on.


Lisa Chandler on the Netflix Red Carpet at the Altered Carbon Premiere.

Lisa’s workout is not your ordinary regimen. “As a stunt performer, training is 90% of the job and filming is 10%”, says Lisa. She trains in the water doing free-diving/scuba, film fighting, wirework, boxing, MMA and anything that challenges and prepares her for what may come. Lisa’s motto is “Anything is possible in the world of stunts so be ready”.

Lisa resides in Vancouver, BC.

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The DGC BC is Proud to Announce the Winners of the 1st Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards!

The Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards.

The DGC BC Emerging Filmmaker Award was presented to Gabriel Correa for his short film pitch “Beautiful Gun”.  Jeremy Lutter’s pitch won him the DGC BC Legacy Award for his short film “We Came From the Sea”.  Both Directors’ Awards give the winners the support of the DGC BC along with a $30,000 cash award (plus in-kind production services valued up to $75,000).

The Emerging Filmmaker Award gives Gabriel Correa, Assistant Director Member, the finances to make his short film directorial debut. The Legacy Filmmaker Award gives Jeremy Lutter, Director Member, the finances to make his short film and further develop his directing career.


Photo: Left – Emerging Filmmaker Award Gabriel Correa Right – The Legacy Filmmaker Award Jeremy Lutter

The Directors Guild of Canada, BC District Council created the two new Directing Awards for qualified DGC BC Members in good standing. The awards provide funds needed to make a top quality short film for the festival circuit. Eighteen Emerging Filmmaker and nine Legacy Filmmaker applications were narrowed down to three finalists in each category. The six finalists presented their project to a panel of jurors and fellow film peers with follow up of questions from jurors Ed Brando, Walter Daroshin and Kalyn Miles. The DGC BC Short Film Awards were moderated by Allan Harmon and held at the Vancity Theatre, on Saturday, February 3rd.

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The Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council (DGC BC) represents the creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industry in British Columbia. The DGC BC Collective Agreement covers the categories of Director, 2nd Unit Director, Production & Unit Manager, plus those employed in the various Assistant Director and Locations Departments.

DGC BC Short Film Award 2018

 The DGC BC is Proud to Announce the Finalists for the First Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards!

1st Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards Pitch Session and Reception to be held at Vancity Theatre on Saturday, February 3rd at 12:00pm, noon

The Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia is pleased to invite you to their 1st Annual DGC BC Short Film Awards Pitch Session and Reception moderated by Chairman Allan Harmon at Vancity Theatre, 1131 Seymour Street Vancouver on Saturday, February 3 – doors open at 11:30, event to start at 12:00pm, noon.

The Directors Guild of Canada, BC District Council is thrilled to announce the creation of two new Directing Awards to be adjudicated and presented to two qualified DGC BC Members in good standing. The awards will provide the winning Members with both a cash award and in-kind services that will be needed to make a top quality short film for the festival circuit.

The DGC BC received many submissions for both the Legacy and the Emerging Filmmaker Awards. After going through a blind jury process the applicants have been narrowed down to the Top 3 Finalists for each Award. Our Finalists are now tasked with presenting their projects to a panel of Jurors and you, fellow film industry peers!

The DGC BC Emerging Filmmaker Award

This award will provide one DGC BC Full or Associate Member in good standing with an opportunity to make a short film to help launch their directing career. The $30,000 cash award (plus in-kind production services valued up to $75,000) will enable the Member to make their directorial debut with the support of the DGC BC. Best efforts will be made to assign a DGC BC Director Member to provide mentorship to the winning applicant.

Emerging Filmmaker Award Finalists:

Gabriel Correa, Assistant Director Member: “Beautiful Gun”

Thomas Ma, Associate Member: “The Last Resident of Africville”

Jacqueline Nguyen, Production Manager Member, “Molly’s Tale”

The DGC BC Legacy Filmmaker Award

This award will provide one DGC BC Full Member, in good standing for a minimum of three years, with an opportunity to make a short film to further develop their directing career. The $30,000 cash award (plus in-kind production services valued up to $75,000) will enable the Full Member to enhance their directorial reel with the support of the DGC BC.

Legacy Filmmaker Award Finalists:

Alysse Leite-Rogers, Director Member: ”The Finger”

Jeremy Lutter, Director Member: “We Came From the Sea”

Holly Redford, Production Manager Member: “Normie”


Ed Brando: Manager, Client Relations at William F. White International

Walter Daroshin: Chair of The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of BC, President of the Leo Awards, a Director of the Hands in Peace Society (Canada)

Kalyn Miles: Actress and writer known for The L Word, Payment and Somewhere Between.

A blind jury deliberated over the 18 Emerging Filmmaker and 9 Legacy Filmmaker applications to narrow the field down to three finalists in each category. Congratulations to our six finalists who will have 5-7 minutes to present their project to a panel of jurors and fellow film peers with 5-7 minutes of questions from the jury.

DGC BC Short Film Awards Pitch Session Details

Where: VIFF theatre, 1131 Seymour Street

When: Saturday, February 3 – doors open at 11:30, event to start at 12 noon.

Who: Moderated by Allan Harmon

We’ll begin the day by showing DGC BC Director Member Jacquie Gould’s film “Victory Square”, which was nominated for a DGC Award in 2017

  • 6 live pitches, 3 each for Emerging and Legacy. Each will be 5-7 minutes
  • The jury will then have 5-7 minutes each to ask questions
  • We’ll then break into the atrium for a wine and cheese reception while the jury deliberates, and then the two winners will be announced.

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‘RESIDUE’ a true gritty, crime horror feature now available on line in the US and Canada


RESIDUE – “With a sharp script, an entertaining story, and solid performances from the cast, MANY CONSIDER THIS TO BE THE MOST UNDERRATED HORROR FILM OF 2017″Carter Lee –

Residue Blu-Ray/DVD Released January 23, 2018 at Amazon and

Special Theatrical Screening at THE SEATTLE CRYPTICON CONVENTION May 5th

For immediate release – January 29, 2018 – IndustryWorks Studios, XLrator Media and Motorcycle Boy Productions are pleased to announce the horror feature ‘RESIDUE’ was released on Blu-Ray/DVD in the US on January 23, 2018. A special theatrical screening will follow at THE SEATTLE CRYPTICON CONVENTION, May 5th, 2018. ‘Residue’ stars James Clayton (‘Candiland’, ‘The 100’, ‘Timeless’), Taylor Hickson (‘Deadpool’, ‘Aftermath’), Costas Mandylor (‘Saw’ Franchise, ‘The Pledge’, ‘Picket Fences’), Gemini Award nominated Matt Frewer (‘Orphan Black’, ‘Watchman’, ‘Max Headroom’), Elysia Rotaru (‘Arrow’, ‘Girl House’, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’), Blaine Anderson (‘Scary Movie 4’, ‘Final Destination 5’), Michael Matic (‘Candiland’, ‘Down The Line’), and William B. Davis (‘The X Files’, ‘Continuum’, ‘The Tall Man’).

‘RESIDUE’ is written and directed by Rusty Nixon.  Blaine Anderson and James Clayton of Motorcycle Boy Productions produced the film with Executive Producer Evan Tylor of IndustryWorks Studios, Barry Gordon & Michael Radiloff of XLrator Media, and Executive Producers Edward Rea and Nina Lee. The cinematographer is Jan Wolff, casting by Edward Rea, and the editor is David Willinsky.

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

“’Residue’ is a true gritty, crime horror. It’s as if the ‘X-files’ had a baby with ‘Blade Runner’ spawning ‘Residue’!” – VP International Sales & Marketing, Caterina Scrivano, IndustryWorks.”

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

‘RESIDUE’ is the first feature film in a three-part franchise. Motorcycle Boy Productions plan to go into production in 2018 with the second installment of this trilogy.

All cast are available for interviews upon request.

Taylor Hickson as Angelina Harding – Photo from ‘Residue’ Courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios

James Clayton as The Demon – Photo from ‘Residue’ Courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios 



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Founded in 2012, Motorcycle Boy Productions develops, packages, and produces independent feature films and television projects. Co-founding members James Clayton, Blaine Anderson, and Rusty Nixon have produced 5 features in the last 4 years, including the action, crime horror RESIDUE (2017- Costas Mandylor, Matt Frewer, William B. Davis, Taylor Hickson, and James Clayton), psychological thriller CANDiLAND (2017 – Gary Busey, Chelah Horsdal, and James Clayton), and the sci-fi thriller Down The Line (2017 – James Clayton, Darla Fay, Michael Matic).


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. Industryworks brought worldwide acclaim to the feature film ‘American Mary’ and amongst several other feature films, IndustryWorks recently produced  ‘SELFIE FROM HELL’ the online viral short film now a full feature length movie, releasing theatrically and worldwide in 2018.   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.


One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC ( will release 25 films in 2018. Recent releases include Academy Award®-winner John Ridley’s Jimi: All is by My Side starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix, CBGB starring Alan Rickman, and SXSW hits Housebound and The Diabolical. XLrator Media is the home of four acclaimed releasing labels: MACABRE for horror/genre (American Mary, Banshee Chapter), TURBO for action/thrillers (The Machine, Ironclad: Battle For Blood), LIFEFRAME for documentaries (Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation, Queen Mimi, Storm Surfers 3D) and PACE for multicultural films (Five Star, Allegiance, We The Party). The company’s first TV series “Superstition” aired on SYFY in the US October 2017 to January 2018 and will premiere internationally on Netflix March 2018.

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Bird land Movie Theatrical Release 2018


108 Media, in association with MEI: Media Events Innovation, is pleased to announce Vancouver and Calgary have been added to the theatrical rollout  for the premiere of Birdland, a post noir mystery directed by award-winning Peter Lynch (Cyberman, Project Grizzly, Arrowhead). Birdland will play at the Globe Theatre in Calgary and Rainbow Cinemas Golden Mile in Regina starting February 9th, and at Cinemateque in Vancouver on March 6, 9, 11 and 17, as well as Toronto at the Carlton Cinema on Friday, January 26, 2018. The dates at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon are being revised and will be announced shortly. The film will be released simultaneously, January 26, 2018, on VOD in Canada and the US (iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google as well as Vudu in US only)

Birdland stars Kathleen Munroe (Patriot, Resurrection, Flashpoint, Call Me Fitz), Melanie Scrofano (Letterkenny, Wynonna Earp, Designated Survivor), David Alpay (The Tudors, Quantico, The Lottery, Ararat), Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope, Bitten, Less Than Kind), Joris Jarsky (First Response, Numb Chucks, The Art of More, Toronto Stories), Stephen McHattie (Orphan Black, The Strain, Pontypool), and Cara Gee (The Expanse, The Empire of Dirt, Strange Empire).

Birdland is written by Peter Lynch and Lee Gowan (Paris or Somewhere), produced by Peter Lynch and Katarina Gligorijevic (He Never Died, Mark of the Witch, The Demons Rook), with Ryan Reaney (Born to Be Blue, Portal to Hell!!!, Distilled Love) as Co-Producer and Daniel Iron (Madiba, The Book of Negroes, Away From Her, Manufactured Landscapes) serving as Executive Producer. Birdland was filmed entirely on location in Toronto, Canada.

In a story told through surveillance, memories and flashbacks, we meet ex-cop Sheila Hood (Kathleen Munroe) as she is being interrogated about two deaths by Calvin (Benjamin Ayres), her former partner on the police force. Sheila’s husband, Tom (David Alpay), an ornithologist, had been having an affair with his ex-girlfriend, Merle James (Melanie Scrofano), whose fragile beauty echoes that of the birds he studies. Rather than confronting him, Sheila hides surveillance cameras in her home to watch his transgressions and ultimately becomes a voyeur of her own life. Sheila conducts her own rogue investigation and discovers Merle has more than one lover. The other man is Ray Starling (Joris Jarsky), a Machiavellian hotelier with business ties to Merle’s father, John James (Stephen McHattie), a wealthy oil man who operates in the shadows. When Merle falls to her death from a bridge and Ray Starling ends up dead in his own hotel, Hood is pulled into a dark world of corruption, sex and death and her surveillance footage forms the backbone of a police investigation that threatens to incriminate her and destroy her marriage.

Cinematography by Adam Swica (The Art of the Steal, Casino Jack), edited by Caroline Christie (Frankie Drake, Private Eyes, Republic of Doyle), production design by Patricia Christie (The Disappearance, Cyberbully), hair/costume design by Chanel Croker (Grimes ft. Janelle Monae: Venus Fly), music by Laura Barrett (Porch Stories) and José Miguel Contreras (By Divine Right, Porch Stories).

Birdland is produced by Acqua Film Inc. and Ultra 8 Pictures with theparticipation of Telefilm Canada, through the Canada Feature Film Fund.


Lynch is responsible for several internationally acclaimed feature films and shorts. His first dramatic short Arrowhead received a Genie Award in 1994. In 1996, Lynch made the wildly successful Project Grizzly, one of the most acclaimed Canadian documentaries of all time, and spoofed the next year on The Simpsons. Fans of the film include Quentin Tarantino. This was followed by his Genie-nominated docu-drama The Herd (1998), a festival hit worldwide. In 2001, Cyberman, a portrait of cyborg Steve Mann, played to critical acclaim at over 50 international film festivals and was listed as one of the Top 10 Feature Films of 2002 by Film Comment. This was followed by the doc, A Whale of Tale (2004), and The National Parks Project (2011) which earned a CSC nomination for Best Cinematography in Documentary and a Genie Award for Best Short Documentary.

Before he turned to filmmaking, Lynch was a major player in the early video/new media revolution and chronicler of punk, new wave music, hip-hop, dancehall, and the avant-garde music scene. Lynch co-founded, co-produced and co-directed “Video Culture International”, a landmark video new media festival he produced. He was also a creative director and vice president at Sony Creative Video, a Sony initiative to develop cultural markets for new Sony technology.

Birdland is his first narrative feature film, a contemporary noir which he has written, directed and co-produced. It belongs to a chapter of new digital, theatrical and television works Lynch is developing over the next several years including Galveston, a film adaption of Paul Quarrington’s best-selling novel which is being adapted for the screen by Lynch who will direct with producer Marty Katz and actor/producer Gil Bellows.

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Aloha from Kauai!

We did it! Up and moved and fulfilled a decade long dream of owning a farm. Of course, we never imagined the farm would be a pineapple/ citrus/ avocado farm…

This isn’t any ordinary 40 Girls Guide update/video. Instead I want to introduce you to my new digs, and new life adventure on the tropical aisle of Kauai — with my 2 crazy kids, Tyde and Canyen, and my husband, TV/ DP cameraman turned farmer, Josh.

Suffice to say, it’s been a whirlwind. We have moved to one of the most alive places on the planet, a green zone, feminine and abundant, it radiates the frequency of the heart. Despite this being a wild and unexpected transition that has placed me completely outside my comfort zone, there is a visceral experience here of being taken care of. The trade winds are heavenly, the rain is cleansing, the sun is nourishing, the flora is abundant with delicious offerings of every tropical fruit, all this fulfills the most base needs of the body, and the soul. Mahalo Hawaii!


Mele Kalikimaha!

T’is the season for all good things and I truly hope that’s what’s happening for you. Christmas is about the heart, love and goodwill toward all. Open that heart of yours, create space for novelty, deepen friendships, tighten bonds with loved ones, show gratitude however you can, be generous in spirit, and align yourself with nature, source, creation — this is the key to health, healing and happiness.

How will you do that this holiday season? How will you enter 2018?

  • You can start by committing to a daily gratitude mantra and/or meditation (see today’s video).
  • Breathe. Just breathe. Prana is life. Find moments, several, every day to clear/cleanse and breathe deeply for a few minutes, no thinky!
  • Do our FitFab Detox this January 2018 — email me for details. There is no deep healing without cleansing first.
  • Try something completely outside your comfort zone. You don’t have to be as nutty as to move to a foreign country, just know nothing is outside the realm of possibility.

Meantime, know that 40 Girl’s Guide to Health is back in action after a three month, move-to-a-new-country, hiatus. I owe you Hormones Part 2 and will send that next week, then expect regular updates with in-depth research and the latest health information relevant to you!! Believe me, you will love it, Kauai is a mecca of health. The people here are all about living to 100 and have cool and unique ways of doing so — which I plan to share with you.

Also, and I stress this big-time, you must cleanse/ detox/ drain to heal. January brings endless resolutions toward optimum health, and most fail because they do not detox first. Tossing quality vitamins into a trashcan does little good. No one is calling you trash, you are a love bucket, that is most likely getting stinky.

The cold hard fact is, the world is polluted and so are we. Your morning smoothie and dinner salad will not protect you from the 1000’s of manmade chemicals we are exposed to daily. My advice? Detox. And watch my Love Your Liver episode. Gut Girl/ Marlies and I will be doing our online, group FitFab Detox mid-January 2018. It is so effective, ask anyone who did in June. Email me!

I’m grateful to all of you for reading this, for being in my life, even if only electronically. Please drop me a note on Facebook or Instagram or email me to join the Detox Tribe.

Love, hugs, peace & happiness during this most magical time of year.
xx Shannon

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“A film that will make you think twice about being so damn vain!” – IHORROR.COM

Since 2015 a Short video titled ‘SELFIE FROM HELL’ has been going viral, scaring literally millions with one well placed, well timed, jump-scare –  the jump-scare heard around the world. Youtube:

Vancouver, Canada (December 21, 2017) – A viral video scares millions, why? Because we are a generation obsessed with our image, we can’t stop even if we tried!  IndustryWorks Studios, the producers behind the horror cult-phenom ‘American Mary’ decided to give first-time director Erdal Ceylan a shot at his first feature film. With his jump scare shared by millions online, from its roots in Germany to Japan to Philippines and across the pond to the USA, seems like anyone between the ages of 13-35 with a cell phone, tablet or computer got a glimpse of what might be beyond our ‘selfies’, what technology has lurking in the dark corners of the internet and what the infamous ‘dark net’ has in store for us…

Enter ‘SELFIE FROM HELL’ the feature film.

Youtube Feature Film Trailer:

So, this holiday season, as you’re sipping on your eggnog and taking selfies with friends and family members, be aware of what lies beyond that selfie.

‘SELFIE FROM HELL’ feature film to be released in 2018.

Like our Facebook page (  for more information about the feature film or post your scariest holiday selfie on the page to receive exclusive swag from IndustryWorks Studios.

 Photos Courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures

IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures is committed to the primary efforts of developing, producing and releasing creative and marketable content into the worldwide 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.

About Southpaw Productions

Paul Burton formed Southpaw Productions Incorporated to facilitate working on many productions in Vancouver, Canada.  Southpaw has been fortunate enough to have worked on feature films, MOW’s, and television series such as ‘The X-Files’, ‘Seven Days’, ‘Battlestar Galactica’, and ‘Supernatural’ to name a few.  Southpaw also lends its’ creative experience to local companies to develop and shape such films as ‘Cannibal Lipstick’, ‘The Privileged’, and produced the eagerly anticipated feature film ‘Selfie From Hell’.  This company is currently forging a path for showcasing local talent and filmmakers, as well as launching original projects sought after by major studios.


For more information, interviews and photographs, please contact:

Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

For IndustryWorks information and ‘SELFIE FROM HELL’ contact:

Caterina Scrivano | | 604-876-0547 |







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