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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:

WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION – INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIO

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

VUELE Premieres Trailer for ZERO CONTACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTFwb11BnZ2/

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) 

https://vimeo.com/581352616

https://vimeo.com/581352842

https://vimeo.com/581353216

https://vimeo.com/581353388

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/ 

Judges: 

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:

Florence Ordesh joins TV Series Departure

Irish actor Florence Ordesh joins Archie Panjabi and the late Christopher Plummer as Rose Tait in the second season of the high-octane conspiracy TV series Departure now airing on Peacock in the U.S.

Irish actor Florence Ordesh has the leading role as Rose Tait in the second season of the high-octane conspiracy TV series Departure that follows TSIB investigator Kendra Malley, played by Emmy® Award-winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife). The late Christopher Plummer returns as Kendra’s mentor. Departure is a six-part event series that follows the investigation into the derailment of an experimental high-speed train, The Apollo. The brilliant investigator, Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi), is recruited to the US to find the cause of the devastation in rural Michigan. With the eyes of the entire world on her, Kendra and her team unravel a series of interconnected threads which lead to a number of mysterious motives. Was it the tech mogul inventor of the train’s automation software? Was it a mysterious member of a Mexican drug cartel? Was it a disgruntled employee resisting new technology?  Working in conjunction with the FBI, Kendra must race to uncover the truth behind the crash and help to heal the damage caused by the terrible tragedy. 

All six episodes of Departure are now airing on NBC’s Peacock in the US and will air on Universal in the UK. Season one trended #1 on Global TV in Canada. Other cast members include Jason O’Mara, Kris Holden-Ried, and Karen LeBlanc.

In the Irish feature film An Extinction, Florence gives an outstanding performance in the starring role of resilient survivor Aoife, who manages to keep herself and her younger sister Niamh safe from airborne infection. Staying one foot ahead of starvation and sickness in post-apocalyptic Ireland, her character Aoife has managed to stay alive following ‘the extinction of all human, animal, plant and bacterial life on the planet.’ Written and shot long before the current COVID-19 pandemic, “There are similarities because the screenplay is based on very realistic epidemic research and predictions.” Florence says, “The ‘freakish’ similarities between the film and the current pandemic were uncanny, all the way down to the face masks and visors.” An Extinction is currently in post-production and is set to screen at festivals in late 2021.

Florence’s first appearance on the small screen was in 2011 when she landed the leading role in the mini-series Saor Sinn o Olcfor TG4. She became internationally recognized when she was cast opposite Sarah Greene, Killian Scott and Conleth Hill as archaeologist Mel Royce in Dublin Murders, a crime drama television series created by Sarah Phelps for Starz, BBC One and RTÉ. The show was nominated for Best Drama at the IFTA Awards. She also plays Briwan in Apple TV+ big-budget original drama Foundation, starring Jared Harris and Lee Pace, In ‘Cold Courage’, scripted by BAFTA Cymru nominated screenwriter David Joss Buckley and distributed by Lionsgate Florence plays the role of Shakeela Husain. 

She starred in the short film The Observation Level that won the Jury Award at Pink City International Short Film Festival, and she was featured in the short film Buy The Dip that won the Festival Prize Best Story at Top Shorts Film Festival. 

Florence is set to play the lead role of an inmate, determined to escape her sentence in an upcoming jailbreak movie, currently in development.

Florence’s major contributions to the movie and television landscape can be seen through the lens of CastandHire (castandhire.ie), which she founded in 2011. The site has created a unique and vibrant space for actors and filmmakers to collaborate and educate, helping to invigorate this industry of hopes and dreams. Formerly known as Ireland Actors Guide, CastandHire is an ambitious platform that makes it much more accessible to cast actors, hire crew, learn new skills, and for professionals to promote their talent. Today, “The site is buzzing with jobs for cast & crew, and filmmakers are taking digital MasterClasses daily. It’s really exciting to see how much CastandHire has helped so many people.” 

CastandHire is Irelands’ number one collaborative and educational platform, housing thousands of members’ profiles, in addition to digital MasterClasses from industry experts such as award-winning editor Benjamin Mercer and dialect coach to the stars, John Fleming. She brings her non-profit to connect actors and filmmakers delving back into the real world to help bolster the future of film, an art she holds dear to her heart.

Florence is currently a judge for five major film festivals worldwide, including The San Diego Awards and Cinequest. As a committed vegan, she is mindful of the environment and is delighted to also judge at Films of the Forrest, promoting the preservation of the rainforests around the world, including British Columbia. https://filmsfortheforest.org/

This Irish actor and entrepreneur was born in London and brought up in County Meath, Ireland. She studied acting for film and television at the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts before getting her MBA from Trinity College, Dublin, on a scholarship. Since graduating from her acting studies in North America with a spot-on American accent, Florence can be seen in film and TV on both sides of the Atlantic. She left Ireland to film Departure in Toronto and is currently residing between Vancouver and Los Angeles. 

Florence is available for interviews and photos upon request.

Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Talent Agent | Drew Mackenzie info@gnaminc.com | 416 925 2051

Departure still photo credit: Steve Wilke

Lifestyle photo credit: Chris Archer

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OWN picks up Talk Show ‘Face to Face with David’ 2021

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network picks up David Oulton’s Calgary based Talk Show ‘Face to Face with David’ to air on Mondays and Wednesday starting August 30, 2021

In less than a year Face to Face with David has gone from a COVID project in David Oulton’s Calgary living room, to an internationally syndicated talk show. David Oulton, an Alberta based actor, created the show as a pastime during the lockdown, and now has a new career interviewing the likes of Vanessa Williams, Carson Kressley, Perez Hilton, Margaret Cho, Natasha Henstridge and countless other recognizable names from Hollywood. 

Already airing on Amazon Prime Video, OUTtv, Slice and Apple TV, the series is set to air on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada beginning August 30. The series will have a two-hour premiere beginning with the first season, and air Mondays and Wednesdays on the network at 11:00 am EST. 

Initially filmed with an ultra-low budget in Oulton’s living room, the series premiered in July 2020 on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK. Immediately receiving ratings success – still holding a 5/5 star rating in both markets – the series now airs against powerhouse names such as Ellen Degeneres and Kelly Clarkson. Face to Face with David is managing to hold its own. IMDb gives the show a rating of 8.7/10, compared to Degeneres’ 6.8, Clarkson’s 5.4, and far out rating competing Canadian series The Social (3.0/10) and The Marilyn Denis Show (4.9/10). It is also rated higher than The View and The Wendy Williams Show, proving the intimate and low-key concept of the show works against these heavily funded establishments in the talk show arena. 

Each episode sees Oulton donning his now infamous Versace robe and a glass of wine to chat with his famous guests. The conversations all take a more high level approach, rather than focusing on current events, which allows the series to be viewed in any order, at any time, unique for a talk show format. Natasha Henstridge explained that Oulton, “has this unique ability to make you feel like you’ve known him for years, therefore spilling all your secrets”. 

The series is created in an intentionally versatile way, which has been proven given it’s one of the only shows which airs simultaneously in a daytime, primetime, and late night timeslot, as well as streaming. From season three onward, the series is co-produced with OUTtv and airs in Canada, the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and is expected to more than double the number of territories by year’s end. 

In addition to the aforementioned, notable guests have included Corbin Bernsen, Melissa Rivers, Debra DiGiovanni, Ali Landry, Caroline Stanbury, Manjit Minhas, Amanda Tapping, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Gretchen Carlson, RuPaul’s Peppermint, Fortune Feimster, Josh Flagg and others. 

The series is produced by Calgary based production house L&C Style Inc, and directed by Candace Schmidt. 

David is available for interviews upon request.

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

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

Website and social media links: 

Steven Roberts Wins a 2021 Leo Award

Steven Roberts wins the 2021 Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture for his riveting role as Fresno in the feature film River Road

Steven’s life experiences have shaped him to bring intensity to his characters 

Steven Roberts’ recent 2021 Leo Award win for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture for his outstanding performance in the role of Fresno in the feature film River Road tops off being nominated three years in a row. His character is a heroin dealer who has a menacing presence that can explode any second after he is ripped off by a rock musician played by Cody Kearsley (Riverdale) and a free-spirited woman on a warpath of drug addiction and crime. Director/writer/producer Rob Wiley just announced that River Road will have a limited theatrical release in the fall being distributed by Four by Three in the USA and Greystone Pictures in Canada to be followed by a VOD release.

Steven’s other Leo Award nominations are for the feature films In God I Trust in 2019 and Beyond The Woods in 2020, for Best Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture where he plays an intense man with mental health issues who accidentally kills his wife. In 2019 he won the UBCP/ACTRA Award for the Best Emerging Performer and was nominated for Best Actor at the UBCP/ACTRA Awards the following year. He has also received a number of film festival nominations including Vancouver and Edmonton and won the Best Actor Award at The LA Crime and Horror Film Festival alongside Linda Hamilton who won Best Actress the same year. 

LEO AWARDS President Walter Daroshin congratulated Steven, “Your last three performances were amazing. The character Fresno in River Road was so intense that it bordered on documentary profile – it was so real. A resounding bravo from the jury.”

 In addition to his nominated roles, he has an impressive resume in television series and feature films, Steven made his big-screen debut playing the teacher in Academy Award nominee Jason Reitman’s 2018 Golden Globe nominated film Tully, starring Charlize Theron.  He credits Chris Haddock for giving him his first recurring role in the TV series Romeo Section. Other TV roles include Once Upon A Time and IZombie. He has also had a number of award-winning Short film credits including Cakeday, Velvet Cut, Best Laid Schemes, SIC, Clinch, and Fatal Rhapsody.

The most prolific moment for Steven’s journey to becoming an award-winning actor was a chance encounter with the great late Robin Williams turned into an impromptu scene study and coaching session that changed the direction of Steven’s life. He had just joined his first acting class that happened to have him working on a scene from “Good Will Hunting.” Robin walked with him to a park where he coached Steven for an hour giving him the confidence to forge ahead with his acting career. At the time Steven was going through a painful time in his life and was very guarded. There was something about Robin’s softness and playful side, which made Steven open up. Robin encouraged him saying, “You can do this. You should do this. You are meant to do this!” “Every time I’m told I’m too intense, or I’m too tall, or too short or not good looking enough, I remember his words,” adds Steven. 

Steven enjoys playing intense, damaged, and controversial characters. He has endured shooting films in 40 degrees below zero carrying his co-star through deep snow, blistering heat in the desert with a rattlesnake and scorpion. He has lost weight, gained weight, shaved all his hair on screen, and taken on physical challenges for roles that would scare off most others.  

Steven believes in giving back. He has spent years working on Vancouver’s Downtown East-side as a support worker/advocate with the homeless and recovery-based organizations. He grew up in foster care and homeless on and off the street. Helping others has become a great teacher for him. He is currently writing a memoir about his experiences titled ‘The Extraordinary Tales of Surviving Boyhood.’ Acting and writing have furthered his passion for helping people by having the ability to have a voice for those who don’t get to speak up for themselves.  Finding empathy for every character or person, no matter how ‘lost,’ ‘dark,’ or ‘mean’ they appear on the surface has helped him become the man and actor he is today. 

Born in Ontario Steven has lived on both the east and west coast and everywhere in between.  He currently resides in Vancouver with his fiancée actress Veronika Hadrava who he also credits for making him better at his craft.

Steven is available for interviews upon request.

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

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

Agent: Andrew Webster| Andrew@Webstertalent.com | 604-828-7775

Agent: Andrew Webster| Andrew@Webstertalent.com | 604-828-7775

Photo credits: Headshot – Charles Zuckermann | @zuckermannwong

River Road photo credit: Courtesy of Tall Grass Films

River Road Screenings To-Date:  

  • The Vic Theatre in Victoria on October 2nd 
  • The Cinematheque Theater in Vancouver on October 19th

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Derrick de Villiers set to Appear in Disney+ Series

Up and coming actor Derrick de Villiers set to appear in the Disney+ series Turner & Hooch and feature film Snake Eyes in summer 2021

It is set to be an exciting summer for rising talent Derrick de Villiers who is appearing in both a new TV series and feature film production.

First up, Derrick plays the role of a rough around the edges prisoner in the Disney+ series Turner & Hooch, starring Josh Peck. In the series, U.S. Marshall Scott Turner (Peck) inherits an unruly dog named Hooch, who may become the partner he needs. Together, the duo, alongside the rest of the Turner family, discovers that his father’s death may not have been accidental. The new show, which is a revival of the 1989 film of the same name, will premiere on July 16, 2021.

Also in July, Derrick can be seen in the role of Ringmaster, the epitome of a hustler, in Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins. The feature film follows a lone fighter who is welcomed in and trained by an ancient Japanese ninja clan called the Arashikage, but finds his loyalties being tested when secrets from his past are revealed and he eventually goes on the path to become the hero known as “Snake Eyes”. The action spin-off from the G.I. Joe franchise, which stars Henry Goulding, premieres on July 23, 2021.

Derrick was thrilled to have the opportunity to work on such high-profile productions with talented and well-respected directors, casts and crews. He was able to not only gain valuable experience on-set, but also more knowledge of the craft from the seasoned professionals he worked alongside.

While Derrick knew from a young age that he wanted to be a performer, it wasn’t until he was diagnosed with a chronic illness that he altered his life path and was inspired to follow his passion and true purpose by pursuing his dreams. 

From there, he attended Deb Podowski Acting Studio and trained under Kaaren de Zilva continuously for the last eight years.

Derrick grew up in the Lower Mainland. He currently resides in New Westminster.

Agent: Alaeria Artists | snejina@alaeriaartists.com

Derrick is available for interviews upon request.

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

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

Headshot photo credit: Ian Redd

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Enderby Entertainment ZERO CONTACT to Premiere on Vuele

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Enderby Entertainment’s ZERO CONTACT Starring Academy Award®-Winner Anthony Hopkins To Premiere on New NFT Platform VUELE™

Beverly Hills, CA (July 7, 2021) – Enderby Entertainment’s ZERO CONTACT, formerly known as 92, starring Oscar-winning Best Actor Anthony Hopkins (The Father) will premiere as an NFT on new global NFT distribution and viewing platform VUELE.™   This is the first feature film acquisition for VUELE, the recently launched direct-to-consumer NFT viewing and distribution platform.

“Everything about this film is unconventional, from the way we shot the film using Zoom and remote production to its distribution on the first global NFT platform,” said Producer Rick Dugdale, who also makes his directorial debut with the feature film.  “We’re thrilled to bring a film of this magnitude with the star power of Anthony Hopkins as our first release on VUELE.”

Produced in 17 different territories 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.

VUELE™ is a feature-length film and digital collectible viewing and distribution platform built and operated by 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.

Visit: www.vuele.io

About Enderby Entertainment

Founded in 2006 by partners Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr., Enderby Entertainment is a global entertainment production, visual effects, and post-production company based in Beverly Hills, California, with Canadian operations in Kelowna, British Columbia. In 15 years, the company has produced 18 feature films. Enderby Entertainment is built on innovation,

integrity, and the refined philosophy that passion and cutting-edge methodology to create compelling, story-driven projects efficiently with no-compromise in quality. For more, visit www.enderbyentertainment.com.

Media Contacts

Canadian Contact

Enderby Entertainment

  • Staci Griesbach
  • StaciGriesbach@LunaWorldwide.com

About CurrencyWorks

CurrencyWorks Inc. (CSE: CWRK and OTCQB: CWRK) is a publicly traded company that builds and operates FinTech Platforms for Digital Currencies, Digital Assets, and Security Tokens. For more information on CurrencyWorks, please visit us at www.currencyworks.io. For additional investor info visit www.currencyworks.io or www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov searching CWRK.

Media Contact

  • Arian Hopkins
  • arian@currencyworks.io

Company Contact

  • Bruce Elliott, President
  • Phone: 424-570-9446
  • Bruce.elliott@currencyworks.io

Actor Don McLeod Takes on Role in Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story

Actor Don McLeod takes on the role of Charles Vallow in DOOMSDAY MOM: THE LORI VALLOW STORY PREMIERES SATURDAY, JUNE 26 on LIFETIME at 8/7c

A true story trail of mystery is revealed spanning five states and numerous questionable deaths

Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story is based on the true story of Lori Vallow, who gained national attention when her children, JJ and Tylee Vallow, were reported missing from their Idaho home in the fall of 2019. As investigators learned of Lori and her new husband Chad Daybell’s involvement in a doomsday-prepper group, a trail of mystery was revealed spanning five states and numerous questionable deaths, before the bodies of JJ and Tylee were found in the backyard of Chad’s home in June 2020. Actor Don McLeod takes on the role of Charles Vallow, the ex-husband of Lori Vallow and father of their children JJ and Tylee. Stephen Tolkin wrote the script and Bradley Walsh directed the film being distributed by Sony Pictures Television and produced by Lighthouse Pictures. Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story starring Lauren Lee Smith and Marc Blucas will premiere on Lifetime on June 26, 2021 at 8/7c.

Don plays Charles Vallow, who died following a shooting in Chandler in July 2019. At the time, Chandler Police officials say Vallow was at the home to pick up his son, and later engaged in an argument with his ex-wife Lori Vallow and her husband. Vallow’s brother-in-law Alex Cox intervened on his sister’s behalf and got involved in a physical fight where Cox shot Charles Vallow. Lori Vallow and her current husband Chad Daybell are charged for a string of mysterious deaths among their relatives.

Don’s other acting credits include Project Blue Book, Frequency, Stake Out and Travelers. In addition to acting, Don co-wrote/created, produced and plays one of the lead characters in a series proof of concept with fellow actor and business partner Jesse Hutch in a production in development entitled “Fox and Hunter”.

Don has been involved in the music industry as a singer, writer, producer, and coach for over 25 years. He is currently recording a new Country album co-produced with Jim Riley of the Rascal Flatts and mixed by Grammy award winner Sean Neff. As a producer and award winning song writer since 1992 Don has worked with many writers and artists including; Jim Vallance, Vincent DeGiorgio, Brian Howes, Sean Hosien, Dane DeViller, Tommy MacDonald (Hedley), Dallas Smith, Danny Craig (Default), Dale Russell (The Guess Who), Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Maison), and Trevor Guthrie to name a few. Don has crossed over his song-writing abilities to other mediums such as commercials, movie and TV soundtracks, which include the popular TV series “Highlander”, “Heartland” and “So You Think You Can Dance”. Don owned and founded The Music Refinery Inc, and was the founder of a music career development school “The Next Level” with partners Tom Lee music Canada,

It was a natural transition when Don took up acting, writing and creating in the film industry 11 years ago. He has trained with many established acting coaches as well as stunt fighters, MMA, police and men in Special Forces.  Don says, “My life is a series of crazy stories. It’s only by the grace of God that I’m alive today.”

Don was up for the challenge to take on the role of Charles Vallow in the film Doomsday Mom that follows the criminal investigation that had the interest of viewers nationwide that resulted both Charles and his children’s murders.

Don McLeod is available for interviews upon request. Please contact: 

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

Agent: Candice Fulton | cfulton@kirktalent.com | 604-682-5351

Imdb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6003252/?ref_=pro_nm_visitcons

Stephanie Rose | Lifetime Publicity | stephanie.rose@aenetworks.com

Teneisha Collins Joins Cast of Fatherhood

Teneisha Collins joins Kevin Hart and an ensemble cast in the heartwarming film Fatherhood available to stream on Netflix June 18th, 2021 in time for Fathers Day.

Teneisha Collins’ role as Ms. Burns in the upcoming feature film Fatherhood starring Kevin Hart is set for release on Netflix on June 18th, 2021 in time for Fathers Day.  Fatherhood is a film adaptation based on the novel “Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love” by Matthew Logelin. Hart plays the father, focused on fulfilling all of his daughter’s needs; despite the obstacles, life throws his way. Melody Hurd (Them) stars alongside Hart as his daughter Maddy. Teneisha joins a star-studded cast featuring Alfre Woodard (Clemency, 12 Years A Slave), Lil Rel Howery (Bad Trip, Get Out), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It, Someone Great), Anthony Carrigan (Barry), and Paul Reiser (Mad About You, The Kominsky Method).

Kevin Hart stars in this heart-warming, funny, and emotional true story about a widower taking on one of the toughest jobs in the world: fatherhood. The film follows Hart’s character Matt navigates the highs and lows of parenthood. From putting an infant child to sleep or dealing with family pressures, Matt is determined to beat the odds to become the best father he can be. Directed by Paul Weitz, Hart is co-producing alongside David Beaubaire and Peter Kiernan with Dana Stevens, Marty Bowen, and Paul Weitz, developing the screenplay. Presented by Barak and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, Fatherhood is available to stream on Netflix from Friday, June 18th 2021.

Teneisha plays Ms. Burns, Kevin Hart’s character Matt’s daughter’s private school teacher, while constantly attempting to get him and his daughter to follow school rules, unintentionally creates conflict that ultimately threatens their father/daughter dynamic in this uplifting, touching, and humorous film. 

Teneisha says, “This story of Fatherhood pierced right through my heart from the moment I first read the script in the Miami airport – I burst out crying within the first 10 pages. Getting to know the real Matt Logelin who the movie is based on, and seeing how far he and Maddy have come – this experience will stay with me forever. To have the opportunity to contribute to this story and to leave my influence on this project is so meaningful.” 

In other memorable roles, Teneisha plays the female lead Monique Huffman in an episode of the anthology docuseries Real Detective, based on a true story along with Louis Ferreira and Sergio di Zio.“It was an exceptional experience to play the complex Monique Huffman in this intense drama. This individual had so many layers to her amidst the tragedy of the episode, and there was the added personal responsibility of doing justice to portraying this real person. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to give a performance that I hope accurately portrayed her.” Adds Teneisha.

She also has a recurring role on Future Man (as Kenneth) with Seth Rogen (as Susan) on the Sony/Hulu TV series on Season 3.  Other roles include the large supporting role in the short film Red Wine (Telefilm Canada selection for Cannes 2019,) Street Legal (Yulica Pardi in the CBC reboot.) She is also one of the stars of a Dungeons and Dragons-themed series called Dungeons and Distancing. She hosted the Air Canada Aeroplan frequent flyer program Ask Away in English and French.

Teneisha had an affinity for performing from a very young age and was truly hooked after performing in her first school play at 8 years old. At 10, she handed her parents the yellow pages and asked them to find her an agent. Dedicated to her craft Teneisha trained with the late and great Jacqueline McClintock in the Meisner Technique for close to a decade in addition to a number of various workshops and master classes. 

She is a graduate of the renowned Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program, and as a young adult attended the Dynamic Theatre Factory. Teneisha has performed in several theatrical productions, playing Bess in The Last Wife (Imago Theatre,) Claire in The Breakfast Club (d2productions,) and the Interviewer in The Shadow Box (d2productions,) among others. 

Teneisha is bilingual in English and French as a screen, television, voice, and stage actress, and host. She is also a screenwriter whose dramatic comedy series was recently shortlisted as one of the top projects submitted to Netflix through their Canada Virtual Pitch Day. She continues to work on developing a TV series. Very active on social media, she is using her voice and platform to encourage others to live unapologetically and pursue their purpose. Teneisha was born and raised in Montreal where she still calls home.

Teneisha is available for interviews upon request.  Please contact:

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

Agent: Chelsea McIsaac | Chelsea@glenntalent.ca 514-499-3485

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