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Big Time Decent Production Announces Premium Documentary Featuring Derek Rabble

Big Time Decent Productions announces premium documentary featuring completely blind surfer Derek Rabelo.

Calgary post-production facilities are open to accommodate service work. 

Matt Shewchuk launches new production company Happy Heart Studios Inc. with Indigenous filmmaker Joy Haskell.

Matt Shewchuk, President & Executive Producer, is pleased to announce that Big Time Decent Productions has an exciting year ahead with growth in all areas of its business.

Big Time Decent is currently producing a premium feature documentary about Derek Rabelo on his quest to become the first completely blind surfer to ride the biggest waves in the world. The story takes viewers from small town Brazil to the “liquid mountains” of Nazaré, Portugal. The production company is producing this documentary with director/cinematographer Pablo Garcia, whose documentary work has been featured on HBO and Netflix. They are simultaneously producing an IMAX version with plans to bring the project to distributors at MIPTV in April 2023.

2022 opened the doors for Big Time Decent to take on more post-production service work at its Vancouver headquarters. They completed post-production on three MOWs including Key 2 Love and Dream Wedding for Super Channel and A Fabled Holiday for the Hallmark Channel. To keep up with demand, Big Time Decent has launched a new post-production facility in Calgary, Alberta. With a footprint in two major production hubs, this gives Big Time Decent the ability to service clients where they need to be, and the opportunity to leverage incentives in both BC and Alberta.

Shewchuk has teamed up with Indigenous filmmaker Joy Haskell to launch a new production company called Happy Heart Studios Inc. They plan to pool their resources to collaborate on unscripted and scripted projects that will entertain and inspire audiences. The new company is currently developing a slate of three docu-series featuring a wide range of characters and stories, from Southern Alberta to the Northwest Territories. “After meeting Joy, it was clear that we share the same love for storytelling and homegrown characters. It was a natural fit,” says Shewchuk.

ABOUT BIG TIME DECENT PRODUCTIONS – BOLD STORYTELLERS

Big Time Decent’s hit show, Rust Valley Restorers (Produced with Tyson Media), has received wide acclaim and accolades, including a nomination for a Canadian Screen Award. Seasons 1-4 are available on Netflix, MotorTrend, and History Canada, with Season 5 currently in production. Backroad Truckers’ second season has been green-lit by Corus and will air on History Canada and Hulu in the US.

Beyond their slate of scripted and unscripted projects, Big Time Decent also offers full production and post-productions services for feature films, MOWs, and TV series. Their post facilities in Vancouver and Calgary include edit suites, 5.1 sound mixing studios, and one of the most state-of-the-art colour grading suites in Western Canada.

The production company’s team includes Matt Shewchuk, President & Executive Producer, René Brar, Head of Development, Jeff Kinnon, VP of Factual, and Pricilla Hui, VP of Finance.

For more information and interviews please contact:

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

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Actor Charles Andrew Payne LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST Actor Charles Andrew Payne

Actor Charles Andrew Payne is Pastor Bruce Barnes in the feature film LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST coming to theatres nationwide beginning Thursday, January 26th, 2023.

Charles stars alongside Kevin Sorbo, Neal McDonough, and Corbin Bernsen

Actor Charles Andrew Payne has a vast resume. One of his proudest roles is Pastor Bruce Barnes in the feature film LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST. Pastor Barnes is the bedrock of the story, a man torn between the faith he professes and what he believes. His family is taken in the rapture, but he has been left behind. Charles also narrates the film as his character Pastor Barnes.

LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST is coming to theaters nationwide beginning Thursday, January 26. Charles joins a stellar cast. Starring Kevin Sorbo (GOD’S NOT DEAD, SOUL SURFER), Neal McDonough (MINORITY REPORT, “Arrow,” TIMELINE), Corbin Bernsen (“Psych,” MAJOR LEAGUE, “The Resident”), Bailey Chase (“Longmire,” “Saving Grace”), Greg Perrow (ACTOR FOR HIRE, THOSE WHO KILL), Sarah Fisher (“Degrassi: The Next Generation,” ROXY) and Sam Sorbo (LET THERE BE LIGHT, HOPE BRIDGE, MIRACLE IN EAST TEXAS), LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST is the next chapter of the mega-hit LEFT BEHIND film franchise, based on the 80 million-copy New York Times bestselling book series of the same name. 

LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST is directed by Kevin Sorbo and written by Paul Lalonde, John Patus and Jessica Parker. It is produced by Paul Lalonde, Michael Walker, Ed Clydesdale, James Quattrochi, Jason Wan Lim and John Duffy in association with AMCOMRI Entertainment Inc., Polyscope Pictures and Stonagal Pictures Inc. 

LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST delivers an updated storyline from the 2014 LEFT BEHIND movie starring Nicolas Cage, which earned more than 30 million worldwide at the box office. The sequel shows how today’s events set the stage for the return of Christ and the coming apocalypse.

Past television series and feature films include Miracle In East Texas where Charles played Reverend Reece. He had the role of Jock on the television series Wynona Earp and the role of Darryl in The Surrogate While living in Vancouver one of the roles he most enjoyed was playing Breeze on MacGyver with Richard Dean Anderson and worked with Richard again on Stargate. He had the pleasure of working with Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street in one of his earlier TV roles. He also worked with Kevin Sorbo on Andromeda and Miracle in East Texas. He joined both Pam Grier and Snoop Dog on The L – Word. A fun fact is that Charles often gets mistaken for Samuel L Jackson. People get mad when he tells them “I’m not him”. Considering Samuel is 20-plus years older and taller, “I think it will be a great day when he gets mistaken for me, then I’ll know I’ve made it.” add Charles.

As a professional comedian, Charles has toured across Canada and the USA, appearing as a featured headliner at comedy clubs and festivals. He speaks at corporate events providing talks on various business topics, perseverance, and resiliency, weaving in comedy and storytelling styles. His writings have been featured in various publications and produced on the theatrical stage as well as on television. Payne was the head writer and starred in the Rosie-nominated (Best Web Series 2017), and The Parent Council (2018). He is the writer and co-producer of the short film Choice, which will be out in 2023.

Payne co-founded Vancouver’s The Fox & Hounds Theatre Company and has appeared in most of their productions, as well as producing and directing several shows. Charles was born in Grenada and moved to Canada when he was nine. He grew up in Richmond BC where he started acting as a child, intrigued by the art of storytelling after seeing Grease in the theatres, he knew that he wanted to be part of that world.  Charles trained with teachers Michael David Simms, and Alex Bruhanski as well as at the Gastown Actors Studio and Company of Rogues A fitness enthusiast who works out regularly and loves hot yoga and running. Pretty adept in the kitchen he loves to cook. Movies and books are his outlets and escape. Charles is married and resides in Calgary Alberta. 

Charles is available for interviews and photos upon request:  

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

Left Behind Production Publicist Nicole Crumbley nicole@epic.inc 

Watch the trailer for LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFlu7dmHQ_g

Headshot photo credit: Rebecca Roberts Studios 

Movie Stills credit: LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST

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No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, Directed by William B. Davis

NO MAN’S LAND

By Harold Pinter

Directed by WILLIAM B. DAVIS

PINTER AT HIS MOST MYSTERIOUS

The Smoking Gun Collective is back with Nobel Prize Winner Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.

Under the direction of William B. Davis, The Smoking Gun Collective, which brought you the thrilling J.B. Priestley’s, An Inspector Calls and Chekhov’s masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard, is proud to present, “No Man’s Land”.

A rare opportunity to see this classicby Harold Pinter, considered by the Nobel academy “The foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the twentieth century.”

The story seems simple but is anything but. A reclusive but once famous writer – Hirst – has invited the struggling minor poet – Spooner – for a late-night drink. Spooner, it seems, has more in mind than a mere drink but has to deal with Hirst’s manservants, Foster and Briggs. Pinter’s characteristic menace leads to a deeper exploration of memory and the meaning of life.

About the Cast:

X-File star, William B Davis, leads a cast with Jack Rigg, John Prowse and Chris Walters, all familiar members of The Smoking Gun Collective (An Inspector Calls, The Cherry Orchard).

About the Director:

William B. Davis’ directing career spans decades, from directing Donald Sutherland in Two for the Seesaw at the Chesterfield Rep in England, Brian Cox in A Man for All Seasons at the Dundee Rep in Scotland in the early sixties to directing No Man’s Land in Vancouver in 2022. In between he has directed well over 150 plays in various theatres across Canada, the UK, and the US. His most recent plays include The Cherry Orchard (2018) An Inspector Calls (2017) A Man For All Seasons (2015), The Habit of Art (2013), Hay Fever (2011) at Jericho Arts Centre, and Homeward Bound with Western Gold Theatre in 2017.

About the Creative and Production Team:

Directed by William B. Davis. Assistant Director: Douglas Abel. Set & Lighting design by Glenn MacDonald. Props design by Linda Begg. Costumes design by Julie White. Stage management by Andy Sandberg. Graphic design by Caroline Soudani. Produced by Emmanuelle Davis.

The play will be at PAL Theatre, 581 Cardero st, Vancouver, From November 26 to December 9 Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
Talkbacks on Tuesdays and Sundays 

Ticket price: $30 or email us for special discount for groups of 10 people or more. 

More about the play: https://www.williambdavis.com/nomansland

Buy your tickets: https://www.williambdavis.com/nomansland-tickets

Contact : Emmanuelle Davis, Producer, davis.fpi@gmail.com

Filmmaker Corey Large

Canadian Filmmaker Corey Large reunites Hollywood A-list actors Bruce Willis and John Travolta after 27 years in the action-packed feature film “Paradise City” 

Bruce Willis is Detective James Knight in the trilogy. “Detective Knight Rogue”, “Detective Knight: Redemption” and “Detective Knight: Independence”

Canadian Producer/Actor/Director/Screenwriter Corey Large of 308 Enterprises is one of North America’s most prolific filmmakers. His enthusiasm and love of the entertainment industry have helped him garner the trust of A-list actors Bruce Willis and John Travolta bringing them together after 27 years in the feature film “Paradise City” shot in Maui is now available On Demand. Also starring Bruce Willis “Detective Knight Rogue” is the thrilling first of a trilogy of films. Filmed in Vancouver, BC the feature film being distributed by Lionsgate is available on Digital and On Demand.  “Detective Knight: Redemption” will be released on December 9, 2022, and “Detective Knight: Independence” will be released on January 20, 2023.

The action-packed movie “Paradise City” is the first movie to reunite Bruce Willis and John Travolta in 27 years. Corey has been looking to reteam the pair since 2006. This is the fifth time the two have starred together; the last movie was “Pulp Fiction.” In “Paradise City” Willis plays renegade bounty hunter Ryan Swan, who must carve his way through the Hawaiian crime world to seek revenge on the kingpin, played by Travolta, who killed his father. Corey is a co-writer, and producer and acts in the feature film. Actress Praya Lundberg (Strange Girl in a Strange Land) is the lead female role with Stephen Dorff (True Detective) and Blake Jenner (Glee) rounding out the cast. Chuck Russell (The Mask) directs. 

In “Detective Knight Rogue” Bruce Willis stars as veteran Detective James Knight, dedicated to navigating the demanding streets of Los Angeles, in this thrilling first of a trilogy of films. As the city prepares for Halloween, mask-wearing armed robbers critically wound Knight’s partner in a shootout following a heist. With Knight in hot pursuit, the bandits flee L.A. for New York, where the detective’s dark past collides with his present case and threatens to tear his world apart… unless redemption can claim Knight first. “Detective Knight Rogue” was shot in Vancouver with Canadian actors Corey Large, Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale, Peacemaker), Michael Eklund (Wynonna Earp, The Call), and Cody Kearsley (Riverdale, River Road) joining Willis.

Other action films including “White Elephant”, “Cosmic Sin”, “Apex”, and “American Siege” are Bruce Willis starring vehicles with Large producing and acting so their friendship and working relationship have a long history. 

With over fifteen productions underway since 2020, Corey Large’s company has found a productive niche in genre titles with A-list names with films that do well in theatres and on streaming and transactional platforms worldwide. Growing up in Victoria, Corey moved to Vancouver in 1997 and booked roles in TV series including “Breaker High.” He realized early in his career to take matters into his own hands by not waiting around to be cast in other people’s films.  With sixty-four producer credits, thirty-six actor credits, and fourteen writer credits on IMDB, Corey made the right decision.

Garnering press coverage worldwide Corey is eager to share his story with Canadians. He has filmed a number of other feature films in Canada including ‘Broil” in Vancouver and “Apex” and “Poker Night” in Victoria. Corey splits his time between Victoria, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. 

Corey Large is available for interviews upon request. 

For more information, photographs, or interviews please contact:

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

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UBCP/ACTRA Awards 2022

Agam Darshi, Eric McCormack and Stephen Lobo AMONGST WINNERS AT THE 2022 UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS

The 11th annual awards gala celebrates the best of British Columbia’s talent in film, television and recorded media.

Vancouver, B.C. (November 19, 2022) – This year’s UBCP/ACTRA Awards ceremony honoured performers in six categories during the live ceremony at The Vancouver Playhouse on November 19th, 2022.

Award Highlights:

Beginning with a star-studded red carpet hosted by Vancouver media mogul, Sabrina Furminger, the interviewees included fan-favourite Eric McCormack (DRINKWATER), actor and director, Agam Darshi (DONKEYHEAD), and Taylor Hickson (Motherland: Fort Salem).

Actor and comedian Kalyn Miles hosted the Award Ceremony.

The John Juliani Award of Excellence was bestowed posthumously to revered actor Michael Kospa.

This year’s UBCP/ACTRA Award winners are: 

Best Lead Performance, Female

Agam Darshi – Donkeyhead

Best Lead Performance, Male

Stephen Lobo – Donkeyhead

Best Supporting Performance, Female

Leah Gibson – Joe Pickett – The Most Hated Man in 12 Sleeps

Best Supporting Performance, Male

Eric McCormack – Drinkwater

Best Voice Performance

Ian Hanlin – Angry Birds: Summer Madness – Much Ado About Pudding

Best Stunt Performance

Marny Eng, Colby Chartrand, Kevin Fortin, Leif Havdale and Jeff Sanca – Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Steph Schumann Photography

“I am so grateful to be able to celebrate the exceptional calibre of acting that is represented here tonight,” says Ellie Harvie, UBCP/ACTRA President. “We have all enjoyed countless hours of entertainment by the performers who were nominated and it is exciting to think of what we will see from these talented actors in the future. I am proud to be a part of this community.”

The sponsors of the awards show include the Event Sponsor AFBS; Silver sponsors ACTRA, Bakertilly, Canadian Media Producers Association BC Branch, Casting Workbook, The Characters, Industrial Alliance, Koskie Glavin Gordon, Stuntlist, Teamsters Local 155; and Bronze sponsors Directors Guild of Canada BC, eOne, IATSE Local 891, ICG 669, Lighthouse Pictures, Lucas Talent, Play Management, Red, The School of Motion Picture Arts – Capilano University and Stunts Canada.

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The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 28,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community. 

Media Contact: Lesley Diana | The Promotion People

604-726-5575| Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

Alison Stewart Alison.Stewart@ubcpactra.ca

Communications Officer| UBCP/ACTRA

UBCP/ACTRA Social Media:
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Michael Kopsa to Receive Award at UBCP/ACTRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Michael Kopsa to receive the John Juliani Award for Excellence at UBCP/ACTRA 11th Annual Awards Gala

VANCOUVER, BC (November 8, 2022) On November 19, Michael Kopsa, a revered actor and longtime member of the UBCP/ACTRA community will be honoured posthumously with the distinguished John Juliani Award of Excellence, at the 11th annual UBCP/ACTRA awards show. The John Juliani Award of Excellence is bestowed upon a performer for achievement as a performing artist and their distinguished contribution to the film and television industry.

“Michael was an incredible actor with a commanding presence that embodied the humility, pride, intensity, skills, and individuality required to navigate, and thrive in our industry. Throughout his career, he actively sought opportunities to make a difference and support the next generation of talent. He truly cared about his community. He was very loved and will be truly missed,” said Ellie Harvie, President of UBCP/ACTRA. 

Born in Toronto, Michael attended Jarvis Collegiate and the University of Toronto before being accepted into the Neighborhood Playhouse conservatory in New York. From there, he was invited to study at the prestigious Circle in the Square.

Michael was a prolific voice, film, and stage actor, who, off-camera, was a superb carpenter and an accomplished musician and painter. 

Michael’s road to amassing over 200 acting credits includes selling his carpentry tools and packing up his pickup to move across the country to follow his dreams of being an actor. A move that proved to be the best path for him with the impressive career in the entertainment industry that followed.

Michael became a force in the anime world, voicing Gundam, Death Note, Ghost in The Shell, and Galaxy Angel. He wasthe Beast in X-Men: Evolution, Samukai in Lego Ninjago, and the Controller in Iron Man: Armored Adventures. He was also the voice of Roger Baxter in Littlest Pet Shop. His film credits include The Fantastic Four, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Twilight ZoneApollo 18, and Love Happens. His TV credits include Barry in Beggars and Choosers, Ray Ellis in Falcon Beach, General Kerrigan in Stargate, Jack Truax in The Dead Zone, Raul in Van Helsing, and the chilling Captain Windmark in The Fringe. As for the stage, his powerful performances in Hospitality Suite and Playland at Pacific Theatre are legendary. He won an outstanding actor award for his role as Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot with Pound of Flesh theatre. 

Michael was a devoted father and well respected and admired in the arts community. He fought a courageous battle with a brain tumor, facing each day with humor, grace, and tenderness. He passed away on October 23, 2022. 

NOTE TO PRESS: A red carpet will precede the Awards Gala, starting at 5:00 PM (all media must be set up by 4:45 PM). Media must RSVP to Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca to secure a spot on the carpet. Interviews and photos are available. 

Actor/Comedian Kalyn Miles will be hosting the UBCP/ACTRA Awards to be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Vancouver Playhouse. Over 600 industry professionals, including UBCP/ACTRA members, the press, and politicians will be in attendance. Meet the nominees here.

The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 28,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community. 

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Media are invited to interview nominees on the red carpet and/or leading up to the awards.

Media Contact: Lesley Diana | The Promotion People | 604-726-5575 | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

For more information: UBCP/ACTRA Communications Department www.ubcpactra.ca  e: communications@ubcpactra.ca | o: 604.689.0727 

UBCP/ACTRA social media links

Face to Face with David renewed for Fifth Season

OUTtv Renews Face to Face with David for the Fifth season; Acquires the second series from David Oulton

Canada’s OUTtv has renewed the daytime talk show ‘Face to Face with David‘ for a fifth season, along with acquiring a second talk show ‘Who’s There’ from David Oulton.

TORONTO (For immediate release) – OUTtv has renewed David Oulton’s syndicated talk show for a fifth season to air in 2023. The network has also acquired a second series, Who’s There?, which is a round table style talk show, with Oulton as host. 

Filmed at The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Face to Face with David has become one of the most aired daytime television shows in Canada. Beginning as a small independent project during the Covid lockdowns, the series is now co-produced and airs on OUTtv, as well as airing daily in Canada on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, Slice, Showcase, Movietime and streams on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and several other broadcasters. The series is also available in the US, UK, Australia, South Africa, and multiple other territories. 

The fifth season will consist of 13 episodes and air in 2023. The guest list is yet to be confirmed, however previous notable guests have included Raven Symone, Vanessa Williams, Natasha Henstridge, Corbin Bernsen, Miriam Margolyes, and many others. Oulton has become infamous for interviewing his guests in a Versace bathrobe while drinking red wine. Face to Face with David is directed by Candace Schmidt and produced by L&C Style Productions.

OUTtv has also acquired a second series from Oulton, Who’s There? The series is a roundtable-style talk show filmed live in person, which each episode featuring Oulton as host and a panel of guests comprised of an artist, business leader, and regular everyday viewer. The six-episode series was filmed at the Paradox Hotel in downtown Vancouver and features notable guests such as Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men, Saw), Mackenzie Gray (Riverdale, Nancy Drew), and Tammy Gillis (Siren, Van Helsing). 

Who’s There? is a topical-focused series where the panel of guests discusses a wide-ranging variety of issues and topics, rather than being interviewed directly. The initial season is comprised of six episodes to air on OUTtv. The initial season is comprised of six episodes produced by L&C Style Productions to air on OUTtv.   

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David Oulton press contact: Lesley Diana lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

David Oulton is represented by Kelsea Forzani-Mannix at Details Talent and Kalee Harris at Play Management. 

UBCP/ACTRA Announcement of 2022 Nominees

UBCP/ACTRA ANNOUNCES 2022 AWARDS NOMINEES

B.C.’s Annual Awards Spotlight the Brightest Talent In Television and Film

Vancouver, BC (October 13, 2022) — UBCP/ACTRA, the autonomous branch of ACTRA in British Columbia, has announced this year’s nominees for the 11th Annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards. The awards ceremony honours members in six categories for their exceptional contributions to the entertainment industry in the past year. As a peer-adjudicated awards show, the gala will highlight talent across multiple categories,  providing an evening of celebration for nominees, winners and fellow industry members.

“We have a superb group of talented nominees this year who we will be able to honour – in person – at the Vancouver Playhouse. It’s been a tough couple of years, but we should all be extremely proud of how we, as individuals, and also as an industry, weathered the storm,” said Ellie Harvey, UBCP/ACTRA President and National Councillor. “Our nominating and adjudicating committees, volunteers and staff have all worked tirelessly to ensure that the awards night will be a true celebration of the talent and success of our members. It’s an exciting time for everyone in the BC production community and I look forward to feeling this energy in person!”

The UBCP/ACTRA Awards will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Vancouver Playhouse with over 600 industry professionals including UBCP/ACTRA members, press and politicians in attendance.


UBCP/ACTRA Awards 2022 – Nominees 

Best Lead Performance, Female
Agam Darshi – Donkeyhead
Taylor Hickson – Motherland: Fort Salem – Delusional
Jana Morrison – Astrid and Lilly Save The World – Teeth
Lauren K Robek – The Cradle Did Fall
Jewel Staite – Family Law – Legacy
Justine Warrington – Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer

Best Lead Performance, Male
Antonio Cupo – Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story
Daniel Doheny – Drinkwater
Max Lloyd-Jones – Love, Classified
Stephen Lobo – Donkeyhead
Brian Markinson – Tribal – The Kid Had A Gun
Tom Stevens – Moonshine – Standby Out of Newark

Best Supporting Performance, Female
Alison Araya – Peacemaker – Best Friends For Never
Fiona Fu – Blood and Water – Blood Brothers
Leah Gibson – Joe Pickett – The Most Hated Man in 12 Sleeps
Lauren K Robek – Yellowjackets – Bear Down
Cassandra Sawtell – Disappearance in Yellowstone
Savonna Spracklin – Wildhood
Tasya Teles – Shoresy – Never Lose Again

Best Supporting Performance, Male
John Cassini – Tribal – The Tomb
Ricky He – From – The Way Things Are Now
Eric McCormack – Drinkwater
Ryan McDonell – Shoresy – Know Your Role
Taylor St.Pierre – Under the Banner of Heaven – Blood Atonement
Markian Tarasiuk – There’s Someone Inside Your House

Best Voice Performance
Bethany Brown – Supernatural Academy – Parallel Lives – Part A
Ian Hanlin – Angry Birds: Summer Madness – Much Ado About Pudding
Bill Newton – LEGO Marvel Avengers: Loki in Training
Adrian Petriw – The Guava Juice Show – Spicy Challenge
Vincent Tong – The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild
Keegan Connor Tracy – Consumer

Best Stunt Performance
Yellowjackets – F Sharp

Stunt Coordinator: Jeff Aro
Stunt Performers: Maja Aro and Kia Stuart

Batwoman – Power
Stunt Coordinator: Brent Connolly
Stunt Performer: Mel Jin

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Stunt Coordinator: Marny Eng
Stunt Performers: Colby Chartrand, Kevin Fortin, Leif Havdale and Jeff Sanca

The Peacemaker – It’s Cow or Never
Stunt Coordinator: Gaston Morrison
Stunt Performers: Marcus Aurelio, Jason Bell, William Bokan, Rob Boyce, Mig Buenacruz, Doug Chapman, Simon Chin, Daniel Cudmore, Tamara Daroshin, Justin Doran, Jonel Earl, Ashlea Earl, Rebecca Ferguson, Kory Grim , Kevin Haaland, Jon Johnson, Sean Kohnke, Alex Kyshkovych, Wei-Hsin Lee, Mike Mitchell, Panou, Dominic Polubinski, Josh Rasile, Julia Rekaikyna, Andrea Ross, Darryl Scheelar, Mitra Suri, Derick Vizcarra and Shelene Yung

Snake Eyes : GI Joe Origins
Stunt Coordinator: Kimani Ray Smith
Stunt Performers: Krista Bell, Mig Buenacruz, Mike Crestejo, Johnson Do, Ken Do, Lars Grant, Leif Havdale, Vincent Khai, Keanu Lam, Randy Lee, Irma Leong, Gerald Paetz, Rick Pearce, Dan Redford, Jeff Sanca, Todd Scott, Dimitry Tsoy, Shota Tsuji, Angela Uyeda, Brennan Walstrom, Kye Walstrom and Chris Webb

For images and quotes from the Nominees, please click here.

About UBCP/ACTRA:
The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. UBCP/ACTRA’s almost 8,000 members are an integral part of the approximately 28,000  performers who have come together to build ACTRA, the strongest Union of cultural workers in Canada.

Media are invited to interview nominees on the red carpet and/or leading up to the awards.

Media Contact: Lesley Diana  | The Promotion People | 604-726-5575 | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

UBCP/ACTRA social media links:
Website: www.ubcpactra.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UBCP.ACTRA
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ubcp_actra/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/UBCP_ACTRA
Linkedin: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/ubcp-actra-office 

Jesse Arthur Carroll has Found his Voice

Actor Jesse Arthur Carroll has found his voice with over 500 Voice-Over Credits

Credits include Amazon, Saks, Nintendo, Walmart, Toyota, and the voice of Backroad Truckers streaming on Hulu and airing on the History Channel in Canada, Jesse Arthur Carroll is in demand.

As an actor, Jesse stars in the short film Smoke Eaters premiering at the New Hampshire Film Festival screening on October 7, 2022

With over 500 voice-over credits, and being nominated for three “One Voice” Awards, Jesse Arthur Carroll is one of the fastest rising talents in the Voice Over industry. With high-profile clients that include Hilton, Princess Cruises, Orange Theory, Molson, Bareface Whiskey, Amazon, Saks, GoPro, Nintendo, Walmart, Cheerios, Honda, Toyota, and Dell Jesse is in demand. Jesse is also the narrator for Backroad Truckers’ first season currently streaming on Hulu and aired on “The HISTORY Channel” and the second season to air in 2023. Jesse is also honored to be chosen as a judge for the 2022 SOVAS, the voice-over industry’s highest awards event that is similar to the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys.

Jesse has the lead and critical role as role Kurt in the short film Smoke Eater, which will be premiering at the New Hampshire Film Festival screening on October 7, 2022.  In Smoke Eaters, a young girl spends a day at the fire station in 1981 with her mother, the only female firefighter on the force, and witnesses what a typical day of work looks like. Jesse will be in attendance and included in the Q & A at the festival. Smoke Eaters will also be featured at other film festivals this year and will be airing on Crave in Canada.

The first role Jesse booked was on the TV series Travelers starring Eric McCormack.  Jesse has become a favorite booking a number of lead and critical roles in Hallmark movies that include A Summer Romance, Hailey Dean Mystery, Christmas on Holly Lane, and Christmas Pen Pals. Jesse is also in the role of Agent Mcgrath in the series The Imperfects now streaming on Netflix.

Jesse is also thrilled to join the cast of Alex Paunovic (Zero Contact) and Chad Rook (Siren) in the pilot for the TV Mini-Series Plains of Snow being produced by Nathan Easterbrook.  Plains of Snow is a grounded fantasy epic that explores how grief affects people and how that journey never truly ends.  This is a story that begins in darkness and against all odds finds the spark of hope, because grief is so much more than a melancholic experience.  Grief pushes us to change and evolve, something that our world is all too familiar with after the last few years. Plains of Snow also opens a door for a relatable conversation to be had about drug abuse and how our assumptions cloud what is really going on.

Born in Port Alberni Vancouver Island, raised in Victoria and Nanaimo before moving to Vernon BC at 18, Jesse then moved to Vancouver in his twenties. Jesse was a stand-up comedian for a decade, which included touring Australia in 2015 and 2016 where he performed in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Perth Fringe, and Adelaide Fringe, and multiple venues in New Zealand. Jesse now resides and works in both New York City and Vancouver and is focusing on his acting and voice-over career.

Jesse Arthur Carroll is available for interviews upon request.

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

Jesse Arthur Carroll links:

New Hampshire Film Festival: https://nhfilmfestival.com/nhff-academy-award-qualifying/

CLA Partners and Atlas talent in the U. S represents Jesse Arthur Carroll. 

Play Management represents Jesse in Canada.

Wesley MacInnes New Role in The Imperfects by Netflix

Multi-talented actor Wesley MacInnes takes on his next role in the new Sci-Fi Horror TV series “The Imperfects” currently in the top 3 TV shows globally on Netflix 

This singer/songwriter’s songs have surpassed 15 million streams under his stage name Wes Mack, and he has officially announced his upcoming single “Lookin For You” to be released in October 2022.

Multi-talented actor/musician/writer/director Wesley MacInnes takes on his next acting role in the new sci-fi Netflix series, “The Imperfects.” After an experimental gene therapy turns them into monsters, three twenty-somethings, played by Morgan Taylor Campbell (“Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist”), Rhianna Jagpal (“Motherland: Fort Salem”), and Inaki Godoy (“Who Killed Sara”) band together to hunt down the scientist responsible and force him to make them human again, teaming up along the way with Dr. Sydney Burke – played by Italia Ricci (“Designated Survivor,” “Supergirl”). For fans of quirky super squads, think “The Umbrella Academy” meets “The Boys”. The Imperfects is currently in the top 3 TV shows on Netflix in the USA and Canada.

The Imperfects. Wesley MacInnes as Owen in episode 104 of The Imperfects. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022

On the show, Wesley plays Owen Schultz, a geeky and altruistic young man who was also a victim of the experiment – but one whose powers take him down a unique and potentially destructive path. This engrossing genre-bending series ranges from wacky Scooby-Doo-esque hijinks to dark bloody horror, and is executive produced by Shelley Eriksen and Dennis Heaton (“The Order”), as well as the creative minds behind “Fargo” and “Van Helsing”. Other series stars include Rhys Nicholson, Kyra Zagorsky, Celina Martin, Jedidiah Goodacre, and more.

In addition to acting, Wesley is an international singer/songwriter under the stage name Wes Mack. His releases have yielded five Billboard top 10 hits, 20 CCMA and BCCMA nominations, over 15 million streams, and an international tour with Shania Twain. 

In October of 2022, he is set to release a brand new single titled “Lookin For You.” The song follows on the heels of his SiriusXM top two singles “Don’t Change” and “Ain’t Got You”, which have amassed over 1.3 million streams in the last year, as well as the hit song “Fighting” which he wrote for his friend and fellow country artist Tyler Joe Miller, which reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts in 2021. His upcoming single “Lookin For You” was co-written by Juno Award-winning member of The Washboard Union, Chris “Dunner” Duncombe, and a member of the 90s smash sensation Wave, Dave Thomson. Dan Swinimer, who is best known for his work with CCMA Award-winning artists Jojo Mason and Madeline Merlo, produced the upbeat love song.

Most recently, on the small screen in 2021, Wesley acted opposite to Kate Beckinsale in the Paramount+ dark comedy “Guilty Party”. While in theatres, he recently faced off with Liam Neeson in the action film “Cold Pursuit”.

Wesley pours his passion for performing in every role. He has a long list of television credits that include: “DC’S Legends of Tomorrow”, “iZombie”, “Motive” “The 100”, “Supernatural”, “Continuum”, “Smallville”, “Heartland” and “The Vampire Diaries”. He has also taken on roles in feature films, including “The Power Rangers Movie”, “Cold Pursuit”, “Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story”, “A Dog Named Christmas”, “Girl House”, and “The Phantoms”. 

On the other side of the camera, Wesley is an established music video director and has been nominated multiple times for director and video of the year at the CCMA, BCCMA, and Leo Awards.

Wesley is a Calgary native, who currently resides in Vancouver, where he continues to expand his ever-growing resume of impressive credits. From the largest stages and arenas to the director’s chair, from writing hit songs to creating characters as an actor; Wesley has established himself as a creative force of many forms.  

Wesley MacInnes is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

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

Headshot Photographer Credit: Phil Crozier

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The Imperfects social media handle: @NetflixGeeked

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