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Nicole joins her young son William Ainscough, star of CITY TV’s “Seed” for Season 2.

The Promotion People - Nicole Oliver

Multi-faceted entertainment ‘superwoman’ Nicole Oliver is in demand more than ever, as an actor and in the voice-over market. Again this fall, she will be splitting her time between Halifax and Vancouver.

In Vancouver, Nicole is playing a stage mother in the upcoming independent feature film “Leap 4 Your Life”, premiering at VIFF on September 30th and October 10, 2013. Also starring “So You Think You Can Dance” Allie Bertram, April Telek and CCMA-nominated Mackenzie Porter. This amazing mockumentary about the quirky, cut-throat world of Competitive Dance is sure to be a festival favourite!

In Halifax, ‘life is imitating art and roles’ as Nicole joins her young son, William Ainscough, who stars as Billy in City TV’s second season of “Seed”. She will once again be playing Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson, in several episodes this season, as well as perfecting her chops as the Ultimate Stage Parent to William behind the scenes. Recently announced season 1 of “Seed” will air on The CW Network (The CW) in the United States.

Nicole has just completed a supporting role in the soon to be released Hallmark film, “The Christmas Ornament” starring Cameron Mathison and Kellie Martin. She has guest starred on numerous television series; recent roles include “Supernatural and “Rogue”. She has also starred in many MOW’s including recent releases“The Woodcarver” with John Ratzenberger; “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping and “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. For 4 seasons, Nicole was also the host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy”.

Photography credit: Dan Poh

The Promotion People Nicole Oliver

Well known throughout the world at Brony and Fan Conventions as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and Zoe on the cartoon “Littlest Pet Shop”, her voice-over work continues to thrive. In animation, in addition to My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop, she continues her popular roles on “Max Steel”, “Martha Speaks”, “Strawberry Shortcake”, and “Superbook”. She is currently the voice for Wireless Wave, and has provided her voice to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, Wireless Wave and IKEA. Nicole is also the narrator for the feature film “Heart of a Dragon”, Executive Produced by Mark Gordon and David Foster, and based on Rick Hansen’s “Wheels in Motion” tour.

Not only is Nicole a successful actor, producer, and director, she is also a mother, a wife, and role model of our time who believes that diversification is the key to success. Proof that with success in life there can be balance Nicole completed her MA in Communications while acting. An entrepreneur, she started Predator

Communications with her husband (and award-winning film and television composer) Chris Ainscough. Predator Communication creates, executes, and delivers specialized production for multi-media platforms.


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IMDb: Nicole Oliver
Website: nicoleoliver.com
Twitter: @mouthnoize
Facebook: Seed

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Helen Shaver, Gabrielle Miller, Jennifer Spence and Colleen Rennison star in actor/writer/director Ben Ratner’s feature film Down River screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Cinefest Sudbury and the Calgary International Film Festival

Down River has been selected to be the Gala Film for the October 5th spotlight on BC screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival

The Promotion People - Down River

Gossamer Creative and Haven Films are pleased to announce that Down River has been selected to be the Gala Film for the October 5th Spotlight on BC Screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Vancouver International Film Festival – Showtimes
October 05, 6:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

October 09, 4:30 pm
Rio Theatre
1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Down River will also be screening at Cinefest Sudbury on September 22nd and the Calgary International Film Festival on September 28th and 29th.

Calgary International Film Festival – Showtimes
September 28, 7:00 pm
Globe Theatre
617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

September 29, 1:30 pm
Eau Claire
200 Barclay Parade SW, Corner of 2nd St & 2nd Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Written and directed by multiple award-winning writer/director Ben Ratner (Moving Malcolm), Down River is the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and inspiration.

The Promotion People - Jennifer Spece

Gemini award-winning Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas, Call Me Fitz, Moving Day) portrays an in-demand but insecure actress. Gemini award-winning Colleen Rennison (DaVinci’s City Hall and lead singer of fast-rising band Nosinner) plays a gifted but self- destructive rock singer. Ratner’s real-life wife, Leo award-nominated Jennifer Spence (Continuum, Stargate Universe, The Killing) plays a dynamic abstract artist hiding under a paint-stained hoodie. And Gemini award-winning Helen Shaver (The Color of Money, Desert Hearts) plays their charismatic and caring neighbour who eventually leaves them to face the future on their own.

The Promotion People - Ben Ratner

Inspired by Ben Ratner’s long-time comradeship with actress Babz Chula who passed away in 2010, Down River is a film about mentorship, friendship, living life to the fullest, and ultimately letting go.

Other actors joining this first-rate cast include Jay Brazeau (Fathers and Sons, Insomnia), Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls, Harper’s Island), Brian Markinson (Continuum, Mad Men) and Teach Grant (Cult, Gunless).

Written and Directed by Ben Ratner. Produced by James Brown. Director of Photography is Larry Lynn. Edited by Rob Wenzek. Executive Producer is Jack Ong. Original songs by Kevin House, Colleen Rennison and The Boom Booms. Down River was shot in Vancouver.


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Website: downrivermovie.com
Twitter: @DownRiverMovie
Facebook: facebook.com/DownRiverMovie
YouTube: Down River Movie Teaser

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

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Look who is walking the Leo Award Red Carpet and what they are wearing this Saturday, June 8th at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver

The Promotion People are pleased to announce that the following Leo Award Nominees and Presenter will be walking the Red Carpet this Saturday at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.

The excitement of the Leo Awards 2013 continues at the Gala Awards Ceremony at the Largest Red Carpet in Western Canada!

Leo Awards 2013 Red Carpet Saturday, June 8 — 4:30-6:30pm at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.


The Promotion People Jesse James Miller


Website: jessejamesmill
Twitter: @Jesse_J_Miller

Award Winning Vancouver Writer/Director Jesse James Miller releases two Award-Winning films internationally. ‘Becoming Redwood’ is nominated for 16 Leo Awards and ‘The Good Son’ is nominated for 3 Leo Awards. Jesse is nominated for Best Direction in a Documentary or Series. Best Documentary or Series. Best Screenplay for Feature Film. Best direction in a feature film.

Jesse James Miller wrote and directed Becoming Redwood and directed The Good Son. His wife is Jennifer Copping and stars and is nominated for a Leo for a Lead in a Motion Picture. His films have 19 nominations, (16 for Becoming Redwood and 3 for The Good Son) the most for the Leo nominations for his two productions.

Jesse and Jennifer Copping will be walking as a couple and wearing vintage from Burcu’s Angels.

His movie and documentary have over 15 nominations – theprovince.com

The Nominees for Best Direction in a Motion Picture are
Jesse James Miller – Becoming Redwood

The Good Son – The Life of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini

Jesse James Miller, Adam Scorgie – Producers

Best Direction in a Documentary Program or Series are Jesse James Miller – The Good Son – The Life of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini

The Promotion People Jennifer Copping


Twitter: @jennifercopping

Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Jennifer Copping – Becoming Redwood




The Promotion People John Cassini


Website: johncassini.com
Twitter: @CassiniJohn

Award Winning actor John Cassini is nominated for a Leo Award for his role in the feature film “The Resurrection of Tony Gitone“. John also has recurring roles on “Continuum” and “Blackstone”.

John will be walking the Red Carpet with Jenn MacLean-Angus who has a recurring role on “The Killing’.


The Promotion People Agam Darshi


Website: agamdarshi.com
Twitter: @AgamDarshi
Facebook: Agam Darshi

Agam Darshi is nominated for a Leo Award for her starring role in “Crimes of Mike Reckert” and stars in the new CTV series “Played”, premiering this fall. She recently wrote and directed her first short film, titled “Fade Out”.

Agam will be wearing a Jason Matlo design.

Leo Award: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture – leoawards.com


The Promotion People Juan Riedinger


Website: juanriedinger.com
Twitter: @JuanRiedinger

Multi-award winning actor Juan Riedinger has been nominated for three Leo Awards: ‘Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama’ for “Havana 57”, ‘Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series’ for “R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” – Coat Rack Cowboy, and ‘Best Performance in a Web Series’ for “Pavement” – Wake Up.

Juan will be wearing Le Chateau.



The Promotion People Jennifer Spence


Twitter: @SpenceJen
Facebook: Jennifer Spence

Jennifer Spence nominated a Leo Award for her popular role on the hit TV series “Continuum”. Jennifer is also starring in the upcoming feature film ‘Down River’.

Jennifer will be wearing BCBGMAXAZRIA.



The Promotion People Ben Ratner


Twitter: @Haven_Studio

Ben is presenting a Leo Award this year. He has won 3 Leos (one last year for guest starring on Flashpoint) and has been nominated for many more. He recently guest starred on Hell on Wheels and Arctic Air. He wrote and directed the feature film Down River, which will premiere this coming fall. It stars Helen Shaver, Gabrielle Miller, Colleen Rennison, and this year’s Leo Nominees Jennifer Spence and Ali Leibert. (Jennifer Spence is also Ben’s wife and nominated for a Leo Award!)




The Promotion People Aubrey and Sarah


Twitter: @Groundyh20, @AubreyArnason, @theproposalshaw
Website: aubreyarnason.blogspot.co.uk, shaw.ca/theproposal, shaw.ca

Sarah Groundwater Law and Aubrey Arnason host tv series ‘The Proposal’ and ‘Wedding Belles’, and will host the Leo Award’s Celebration Night on June 7th at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Sarah and Aubrey will be wearing Jenny Packham dresses from Bisou Bridal.


Nicole Oliver The Promotion People


Website: nicoleoliver.com
Twitter: @mouthnoize
Facebook: Seed, Taken Back: Finding Haley

Actor Nicole Oliver is one of Canada’s top voice over/animation actors and has guest starring roles on “Rogue” and “Seed”.

Nicole will be wearing BCBGMAXAZRIA.



The Promotion People - William Ainscough


Website: citytv.com
Facebook: Seed
Twitter: @Seed_tv

Young Vancouver actor William Ainscough stars on City’s new original series “Seed”, guest starred on ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”, and soon to be seen in the feature film “Hidden”, starring Alexander Skarsgard.

William Ainscough will be wearing a Minecraft t-shirt under his suit.



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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

Jasmyn Pozzo – Publicist