Tag Archives: film

NEO-NOIR FEATURE FILM ‘RESIDUE’ TO BE RELEASED ON VOD IN CANADA AND THE US ON JULY 18, 2017

The creative horror film, featuring an impressive ensemble cast, will also have a limited engagement screening in Vancouver on July 9

IndustryWorks Studios will be releasing the buzzed-about gritty, action/crime horror film Residue in Canada and the US on VOD on July 18th, 2017. But if you want to see this future/noir film on a bigger screen, see it for a limited time at The Rio theatre in Vancouver on July 9th, 2017. Cast and crew in attendance, doors open at 3pm.

The indie film stars James Clayton (‘Candiland’, ‘The 100’, ‘Timeless’), Taylor Hickson (‘Deadpool’, ‘Aftermath’), Costas Mandylor (‘Saw’ Franchise, ‘The Pledge’, ‘Picket Fences’), Gemini Award nominated Matt Frewer (‘Orphan Black’, ‘Watchman’, ‘Max Headroom’), Elysia Rotaru (‘Arrow’, ‘Girl House’, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’), Blaine Anderson (‘Scary Movie 4’, ‘Final Destination 5’), Michael Matic (‘Candiland’, ‘Down The Line’), and William B. Davis (‘The X Files’, ‘Continuum’, ‘The Tall Man’).

Residue is distributed by IndustryWorks Studios worldwide. The film is written and directed by Rusty Nixon. Blaine Anderson and James Clayton of Motorcycle Boys Productions produced the film, with Executive Producer Evan Tylor of IndustryWorks Studios

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

All cast members are available for interviews upon request.

Legendary William B. Davis as ‘Mr. Lamont’ – Photo courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios

Vancouver Limited Engagement Screening:
Date: Sunday, July 9th 2017
Time: Doors: 3pm, Show: 3:45pm
Where: The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Details: Cast and Crew in Attendance
Ticket Prices: $5.00

Buy your ticket here: riotheatre.ca/movie/residue-filmmakers-in-attendance

 

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES 
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.

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

For Sales and Distribution information contact IndustryWorks Studios:
Maju Iudice, maju@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

For more information, interviews and photographs please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.commotorcycleboyproductions.com
Twitter:@IWPictures, @residuefilm, @JClaytonActor@mcbstudios
Facebook: facebook.com/IndustryWorksPictures, facebook.com/residuefilm
Instagram: @residuefilm

The Promotion People

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Multi talented actress Therés Amee garners rave reviews from the directors for her leading roles in ‘Red Runway’ & ‘Owen and Drew’

Therés has been cast as the lead in the feature film ‘The Heather Project’ that will go to camera on July 3rd in Vancouver

Multi talented actress Therés Amee is receiving rave reviews for her leading roles in the feature film thriller Red Runway and web series Owen and Drew. Yared Gabrekidan, director, writer and producer of Red Runway states, “I sought out Therés and her remarkable acting ability based on her outstanding reputation and achievements in her field. In her leading role as Lucy in the film, Therés portrayed an experienced and tough to please adjudicator. She gave life to her character with a highly convincing performance that impressed everyone involved in the project. Her past achievements in the fashion and modeling world enhanced her representation of her character, as the film encompasses the raw brutality of the industry.”

Red Runway is a racy suspense thriller that takes the audience on a journey through the world of fashion, where murder, money, manipulation, sex, drugs, and unbridled jealousy are all steps to ensure success. Red Runway is being distributed through Legacy Film Works. Featured in Shine on Hollywood Magazine as one of the “Top Black Industry Professionals” in 2013, Yared Gebrekidan is a filmmaker is also known for his work on the films Behind the Killer Line, the upcoming film War for the Planet of the Apes, and Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb, which grossed over $363 million worldwide.

Therés also plays the leading titular role of Drew in the web series Owen & Drew. The series follows two housemates who have to figure out a way to get out of debt or else they face eviction. Their only hope is an ex boyfriend who became YouTube famous overnight. Therés’ character Drew experiences a downfall in her career, being forced to put her creative musical aspirations aside to pay the bills through corporate gigs. Her situation does not help after dumping ex boyfriend, ‘Puke Fighter Paul,’ who ironically becomes Youtube famous after ‘puke fighting’ with a bar goer while he drinks his feelings away over Drew.

Director Erick Boychuk and Creator James Challis both agree, “Therés contributed incredible comedic, dry yet vulnerable acting that made the series as enticing and successful as it was. It’s even more impressive that Therés was such an amazing comedic actor, as she has always leaned to more dramatic roles, and her look is very bold with intensity on camera; but she nailed it to a tee, completely stealing the show with her performance. The production turned out to be a great commercial and critical success, garnering great exposure on YouTube and other platforms. Therés was most definitely leading to this film and I cannot commend her enough for delivering such a stellar performance.”

Just announced! Therés has been cast to play the lead role of Heather, a young woman who goes along with an assumed suicide after a devastating break up in The Heather Project which goes to camera on July 3rd and will be filming throughout July in and around Vancouver, B.C.  Heather returns to her dysfunctional family for her ‘perfect’ younger sister’s wedding. Creator, writer, director, Gina Davies (A Series of Unfortunate Events) has an extensive film background and has been writing this project for years, basing the storyline and character arcs to her own family experiences. Gina’s goal is to bring awareness to mental health and the individuals affected. 

Therés has combined her business background with her art and is now heavily involving herself on the production and development side of film. Therés has trained immensely over the years studying all mediums and techniques of the business. She has trained in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Los Angeles. She has studied acting at McIlroy & Associates and most recently Therés attended the summer session at world renowned acting conservatory, Esper Studio in New York.’

Originally from Victoria BC, Therés grew up knowing the arts were her path. Therés attended every drama class, acting workshop, or theatre group she could make time for. After graduation, she attended post secondary on the opposite scale of business and sciences. After training full-time at Vancouver Acting School, Therés involved herself in modeling, hosting live fashion events and galas, to getting her firearms license, training in stunts and combat, to theatre/film production and direction.

She wrapped her work on Public Schooled, directed by Kyle Rideout, starring Judy Greer, Grace Dove, Russell Peters, and on the history of comic books series, Heroes and Villains. Therés attended the Tribeca Film Festival in New York for the screening of Sweet Virginia, the gritty thriller in which she appears with Christopher Abbott. The film also features Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots and Rosemarie Dewitt. She recently attended the Cannes International Film Festival for film projects that she is developing and marketing.

Therés Amee is available for interviews and photos upon request.

For more information please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @TheresAmee
Instagram: @TheresAmee
IMDb: Therés Amee, Gina Davies, The Heather Project

The Promotion People

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

FIRST VINE SERIES “WHITE NINJA” PREMIERES DECEMBER 5TH AT THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

paul019-eWhite Ninja”, the first narrative series developed for the Vine platform, will premiere at the Whistler Film Festival December 5th and on the “White Ninja” Vine channel (vine.co/WhiteNinja). The launch will coincide with a panel on digital distribution that features “White Ninja” producers Tyler Funk, David Kaye, and Jameson Parker. The panel is part of the Content Connections program “Stream Big” at the Whistler Summit on Saturday, December 5th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. http://www.whistlerfilmfestival.com/industry/summit-schedule

Paul Scheer stars and voices the titular Ninja in the series based on the hugely popular web comic “White Ninja” that ran exclusive strips on Cracked.com. The intellectually restricted and, apparently, pain impervious eponymous character was created by Scott Bevan and Kent Earle. The strip has over 1300 comics boasting a fan base that spreads across the globe.

Scheer is known for his role as Andre Nowzick on FX’s The League as well as stints on 30 Rock, The Kroll Show and Fresh Off The Boat, Hulu’s Hotwives of Las Vegas and the recent comedy special CrashTest, Scheer is joined by Kathleen Barr (Ed, Edd n’ Eddy, ReBoot.), Brian Drummond (Inspector Gadget, DragonBallZ), Shannon Chan Kent (Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony), and David A. Kaye (Make Way for Noddy, X-Men Evolution) who will lend their voices to a wide world of characters.

WN CatThe series boasts and impressive roster of Vine stars among their team of directors. Brandon Bowen, Jon Paul Piques (Piques), Gabe Erwin, Esa Fung (Esa Fungtastic), Gregor Reynolds (GregorR), and Stewart Reynolds (Brittlestar) will be joined by directors Michelle Ouellet (Afterparty, Hooked on Speedman), Matthew Clarke (Convos With My Two Year Old), Jameson Parker (College Humor’s The Price is Precise) and showrunner Tyler Funk (FTW, Friend Request) who have all come on board to direct a block of episodes for the series.

After the initial launch on December 5th the show will roll out three episodes a week on the White Ninja Vine channel – www.vine.co/WhiteNinja.

“Our goal has always been to reinvent the Sunday Comic Strip and we are excited to share this newest iteration of White Ninja with the world” said Funk, “we think that the Whistler Film Festival is the best place to introduce this series to the world”.

North of Now Films and Whiskaye Films, two Vancouver-based production companies, have teamed up to resurrect the hugely popular web comic. Tyler Funk of North of Now Films is heading up the project as the digital creator and showrunner working with Jameson Parker and David Kaye of Whiskaye Films who are on board as Executive Producers.

Multiple award-winning animator Erick Grigorovski is attached to the project as its lead animator, tasked with transporting this minimalistic and quirky world to this new and exciting format.

ABOUT NORTH OF NOW FILMS
North of Now is a creative production agency based out of Vancouver, BC specializing in digital content. Producing visually inspiring and engaging advertisements we strive to push the envelope, creating new and exciting branded content and capturing the imagination of audiences worldwide.

ABOUT WHISKAYE FILMS
Whiskaye Films is a Vancouver-based film and television production company founded by David Kaye and Jameson Parker. Whiskaye Films strives to develop and produce internationally recognized content that both entertains and matters.

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

Whiskaye Films Contacts:
Jameson Parker     778-903-3964     jameson@whiskayefilms.com
Tyler Funk                 778-988-3498         everythingfunk@gmail.com

For interviews with Paul Scheer:
Samantha Srinivasan | sam@sechelpr.com | 323-741-4628

Social Media Handles

Website: whiteninjaseries.com
Vine: vine.co/WhiteNinja
Twitter: @PokeAFish@paulscheer
Instagram: @WhiteNinjaSeries
Facebook: on.fb.me/1F6NaYJ

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

James Clayton Wins Lead Actor Award Of Excellence at The IndieFEST Film Awards for his role in CANDiLAND also starring Gary Busey and Chelah Horsdal

James_Clayton_montage_addtxtJames Clayton has won the prestigious IndieFEST Film Award of Excellence for his lead role of Peter in the upcoming thriller CANDiLAND; also starring Gary Busey and Chelah Horsdal. CANDiLAND is based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and will be distributed in North America by IndustryWorks Pictures spring 2016.

“It is an extreme honor and privilege to be awarded this distinction. This is really a reflection of all the hard work of the crew, cast, and everyone who supported this great film.  I am eternally in debt to my co-leads Gary Busey and Chelah Horsdal who were an inspiration everyday and will no doubt be recognized for their outstanding performances in this film. As well as to the magnetic Elizabeth Engstrom, and of course, our inventive and extraordinary leader, writer/Editor/Director Rusty Nixon.” says James Clayton.

CANDiLAND: Struggling to rebuild their lives, a former tennis star (James Clayton) and a recent divorcee (Chelah Horsdal) decide to isolate themselves from the world in a quest for true “oneness”; as their affair descends into savagery, his father (Gary Busey) must fight to save them before they disappear completely into madness.

James has been building a career of diverse characters and is known for his deep commitment and detailed preparation. The character of Peter marks a new benchmark for James as he lost 55 pounds, shaved his head, and shaved down his front tooth for the role.

James who currently appears in several episodes of Fox TV’s Minority Report also produced and starred in the Sci-Fi/Thriller Down The Line (2014). He also starred in the Caper Comedy Foodland (2011). Clayton began his acting career at the age of sixteen when he booked his first role in K19: The Widowmaker (2001), starring Harrison Ford and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Since then, he has added an extensive list of versatile characters to his resume. In 2004, James went on to a supporting lead role in the Horror feature Adam and Evil followed by a leading role in the Thriller feature The Bentley Box (2004) and honed his comedic skills while leading in the head-banger Comedy, Blackbridge (2006). On television, James has appeared on the hit CW series Supernatural (2009), Fox’s Fringe (2011), and has appeared as leading roles in multiple commercial campaigns for clients such as Reebok, Suddenlink, Kia, and Telus.

James is also one of the co-managing directors of Motorcycle Boy Productions along side writer/director Rusty Nixon and actor/producer Blaine Anderson. The three produced the psychological thriller Candiland. James and Motorcycle Boy Productions are in the late development stages for the Supernatural Horror film, Residue (2017), written and directed by Rusty Nixon.

About Motorcycle Boy Productions
Motorcycle Boy Productions is a film service company operated by Motorcycle Boy Studios Ltd and founded by Managing Director/Producer James Clayton. Co-founding members include Rusty Nixon and Blaine Anderson. The name Motorcycle Boy Productions is homage to the great Mickey Rourke’s character in the film “Rumble Fish”; based on S.E. Hinton’s famous novel of the same name. The name was chosen to convey the unique, adventurous, and profound qualities of the films created by the Company.

Vision Statement: The Company is committed to the job expansion and the overall growth of the Canadian film industry for worldwide distribution.

Mission Statement: The Company achieves this by partnering with local venders, crews, and artists to produce films at low cost with high production value.

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures – Canada International
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  www.industry-works.com

About The IndieFEST Film Awards
The IndieFEST Film Awards are unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.  The IndieFEST is about helping industry professionals who create fresh, standout entertainment achieve the publicity and credibility they deserve.  Serving filmmakers is the IndieFEST’s primary goal.

Currently in its 7th year, The IndieFEST Film Awards is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality films and new media. Our talented IndieFEST award winners have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys & Tellys.

For more information, interviews requests please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

For ‘CANDiLAND’ Sales and IndustryWorks information please contact:
Caterina Scrivano | CS@Industry-Works.com | 604-876-0547

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.com/content/candilandmotorcycleboyproductions.comwww.TheIndieFEST.com
Twitter: @JClaytonActor@mcbstudios@IWPictures@THEGaryBusey
Instagram: @candilandfilm
Facebook: facebook.com/candilandfilm
IMDb: pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt3620120/

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Road Killer Thriller ‘WRECKER’ pays homage to Spielberg’s ‘DUEL’

WRECKER-BLASTER-1Opening in theatres November 6th, 2016

WRECKER

IndustryWorks Studios is proud to announce the theatrical release of WRECKER starring Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods, Spartacus).

From the producers of American Mary, IndustryWorks bring the new thriller film Wrecker to Canadian theatres with an exclusive Sneak Peak with The Canadian Indie Film Series hosted by Landmark Cinemas on November 4th, 2016. Wrecker will open with theatrically on Friday November 6th.

Wrecker tells the story of best friends Emily (Anna Hutchison of The Cabin in the Woods) and Lesley (Andrea Whitburn of Lonesome Dove Church) who take a road trip to a music festival in the desert. When Emily makes a decision to turn off the busy highway and onto a lone, desert road, all Hell breaks loose. They soon find themselves the target of a relentless tow truck that forces them into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Harrowing escapes, deadly situations and near captures, turning their road trip in to a living, breathing nightmare.

Scene 58E (A Cam)“We are thrilled to have the sneak-peek of WRECKER as the November 4th Canadian Indie Film Series title. It’s a perfect fit for the rock n’ roll style of our series and our audiences will have a blast!” – Chad Maker, Canadian Indie Film Series

“WRECKER” is a fun, entertaining thrill ride that everyone will enjoy. Anna (Hutchison) and newcomer Drea Whitburn have an undeniable chemistry that echoes almost every girl-friendship I know. Two girls in a red mustang outrunning a bad ass truck, what’s not to love!” Caterina Scrivano, VP Sales & Marketing, IndustryWorks Studios.

The Promotion People - Industry Works PicturesAbout IndustryWorks Pictures/Studios – Canada, International
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content to through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.

CIFS_150x112About the Canadian Indie Film Series
The Canadian Indie Film Series is a national initiative helmed by A71 Entertainment in association with Landmark Cinemas Canada. Launched in March of 2015 with The Valley Below, the Canadian Indie Film Series screens a Canadian independent film the first Wednesday of each month at 16 Landmark Cinemas and a host of other independent theatres across the country. Other titles in the series have been PRETEND WE’RE KISSING, 88, BERKSHIRE COUNTY and more. Screening details and info can be found at www.CanadianIndieFilmSeries.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575
Caterina Scrivano | cs@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 3.31.32 PMTheatrical Listings here:
WRECKER THEATRICAL LOCATIONS – LANDMARK CINEMAS –NOVEMBER 4TH SNEAK PEAK!
Pre-buy your tickets here: landmarkcinemas.com/en.aspx

fid15796Landmark Cinemas16 IMAX Country Hills Calgary
Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre Edmonton
Landmark Cinemas 5 Columbia Cranbrook
Landmark Cinemas 10 New Westminster
Landmark Cinemas Paramount Kelowna
Landmark Cinemas Paramount Kamloops
Landmark Cinemas 8 Avalon Nanaimo
Landmark Cinemas Rialto Courtenay
Landmark Cinemas 5 Showcase Campbell River
Landmark Cinemas 7 Penticton
Landmark Cinemas 8 Grant Park Winnipeg
Landmark Cinemas 24 IMAX Whitby
Landmark Cinemas 24 IMAX Kanata
Landmark Cinemas 10 IMAX Kingston
Landmark Cinemas 10 EXTRA Waterloo
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square Hamilton

WRECKER THEATRICAL LOCATIONS – LANDMARK CINEMAS –NOVEMBER 6TH LIMITED RELEASE!
Pre-Buy tickets: landmarkcinemas.com/en.aspx

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.comCanadianIndieFilmSeries.com,  landmarkcinemas.com/en.aspx
Twitter: @WreckerTheMovie@IWPictures@CdnFilmSeries
Facebook: facebook.com/IndustryWorksPicturesfacebook.com/Canadian-Indie-Film-Series
Instagram: @WreckerTheMovie

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Young actor William Ainscough stars as Milton in the feature film Milton’s Secret based on Eckhart Tolle’s book

William332Features’ cast includes Donald Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez, David Sutcliffe, Mia Kirshner and Sheila McCarthy

Young actor William Ainscough is starring in the leading role as Milton in the highly anticipated feature film Milton’s Secret that just wrapped in Hamilton, Ontario. Based on the children’s book of the same name which was co-authored by the world-renowned “spiritual” teacher Eckhart Tolle, Milton’s Secret features a cast that includes Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games franchise, Pirate’s Passage), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and Furious franchise, Avatar, Machete Kills), David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls, Cracked), Mia Kirshner (The L Word, Black Dahlia), Sheila McCarthy (Orphan Black, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Die Hard 2) and Hays Wellford (Cop Car, Independence Day: Resurgence).

Milton’s Secret focuses on young Milton (Ainscough) whose workaholic parents (Kirshner and Sutcliffe) are struggling with marital and financial problems. Milton is bullied at school where his teacher (Rodriguez) does her best to uplift his spirits and inspires him under difficult circumstances, as does the free spirited neighborhood barista Luz (McCarthy) and friend, Tim (Wellford). But it’s his grandfather Stewart Howard (Sutherland), a retired Force Recon Marine who shows Milton the secret of finding true happiness.

“This project is close to my heart, as I love movies that not only entertain, but also contribute to the awakening of human consciousness,” said Tolle co-author of Milton’s Secret.

12079463_497942980384426_1744273064178668562_nEmmy® award nominee Barnet Baines is the director and lead writer for the film. Milton’s Secret is being produced by Sean Buckley (Defendor, Wolf Cop, Pretend We’re Kissing) of Buck Productions, Fred Fuchs (The Godfather Part lll, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Secret Garden) for Buck Productions, Stephen Huszar for Riverside Entertainment and Ryan Lockwood for Hulo Films. Production takes place in Hamilton, Ontario until the end of October.

At the age of 9, William answered an open casting call notice for a new feature film Hidden being distributed by Warner Brothers. William was successful in landing the role of Joey, a slightly shy and soulful boy and close friend and neighbor of Zoe’s (Emily Alyn Lind). The film Hidden, directed by The Duffer Brothers, also stars Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Battleship) and Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Never Let Me Go).

William’s second audition was for the role of Billy in the CityTV/Force Four Entertainment comedy Seed. Seed filmed two seasons and was hailed as both a critical and commercial success; it filmed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. William was nominated as Best Newcomer for the ACTRA/UBCP Awards and won the JOEY AWARD for his work in Seed.

Other highlights for William included learning how to realistically perform an English accent in order to play the iconic role of John Darling in ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and a major supporting role in the television feature Zapped for the Disney Channel. William just wrapped the feature The History of Love playing the role of Bird, directed by auteur filmmaker Radu Mihaileanu, it filmed in Montreal, New York and Romania during the summer of 2015.

William is an accomplished drummer, loves soccer and is a huge fan of the online game Minecraft. He is thrilled to be able to add actor, to his resume of accomplishments. Born to parents in the Entertainment Industry (Nicole Oliver, actress; Chris Ainscough, composer/film editor), William Ainscough has made short work of realizing his dream of being an actor. William lives in Vancouver with his hilarious younger brother, Grady, and his parents.

For more information, photos and interview requests please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Representation: Murray Gibson | Red Management | 604.998.8077 | murray.g.gibson@gmail.com

Social Media Handles

Website: williamainscough.com
Twitter: @Will_Ainscough@miltonssecret
Facebook: Miltons Secret Movie
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm5303080

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Up and coming actor Emily Haine takes on the role of Noreen Vanderslice on FX’s Fargo

Fargo Season 2 will premiere on FX on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 10/9c.

Untitled-4Emily Haine is on the fast track to becoming a house-hold name booking most roles that she has auditioned for in her two years as an actor. Emily can be seen in her recurring role as Noreen Vanderslice on the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning FX hit television series “Fargo” premiering the second season on Monday, October 12 at 10et/pt 9 ct.

Although her success comes as a wonderful surprise to Emily, her mother predicted that 2015 was going to hold big changes for her since she was a child. Emily attributes her success to perpetual training, a close support group and perseverance.

Emily plays Noreen Vanderslice, an emancipated 17 year-old vegetarian working in a butcher shop in Luverne, Minnesota, USA 1979. She’s a bookworm with no filter and sharp wit. Shortly after she booked the role Emily received an email from creator/show runner Noah Hawley with a wealth of literary, musical and historical references for her character Noreen. Working on a character with such depth and scope is a dream come true for Emily.

Emily is grateful for the camaraderie and creative insights shared with her by “Fargo” lead Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man 2), on the first day that Emily walked into the makeup trailer, Kirsten immediately introduced herself and shared her informed perspectives on Emily’s character, which had a great impact on Emily.

Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights) was another consummate professional who went out of his way to welcome Emily onto the “Fargo” set and generously collaborated on grounding and acting techniques with her. Emily feels privileged and inspired to be part of such incredible talent.

Last year Emily played the role of Keenan on CW’s “The 100”. Initially she was booked for one episode but once the producers saw her performance they booked additional episodes. Emily says, “I believe if you show up, work hard and have a love for your craft, good things are primed to happen.”

Untitled-3

Most recently Emily has been shooting the feature film “Gregoire” directed and written by the talented Cody Bown, who has had three films screen at Cannes Film Festival in the past three years. The film is shot by cinematography Jan Klompje. Emily plays one of the lead roles of Alexa, a conflicted young 20 year old, trapped by circumstance in her hometown of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Her character is sharp-tongued and self-involved. Emily found it fascinating to get into the mind of a person who portrays themselves as indestructible. “Gregoire” is scheduled for release and the film festival circuit in 2016.

Cody says, “I got to meet up with Emily just to talk about the project and share philosophies and as every second went by I realized more and more that she was the perfect choice for this role and no one else could have been this character but her. During the off days, seeing the prep work she was doing for the next days scenes as well as overall character development and prep made my job a lot easier to work with someone who ‘gets it’. This hard work paid off and the results will show on the screen. She put her heart and soul into this character and I couldn’t have asked for more. “

Another role that Emily is proud of is in an experimental short film as the solitary lead in “Milkhoney” that was an official selection of the Miami Fashion Film Festival in 2014.

As a kid Emily was pulled out of ballet because she was too wild however she thrived in musical theatre because it was the one of the few places that embraced her eccentricities. After completing school Emily bought a one-way ticket to Frankfurt, Germany. After a year spent traveling and living out of a backpack and came to realize life is really one long crazy dream and that she only had to give herself over to it. She obtained a UK visa, moved to London where she was accepted into to the full time program at The Actors Temple, a private Meisner studio in the West End.

Last year multi-talented Emily was a full time student at Emily Carr University for Design. She also played bass and sang in Eric Campbell and the Dirt and can be heard on the band’s second studio album recorded at Eagletime Records.

Emily grew up in Richmond, B.C. and now resides in East Vancouver. B.C. with her kitten named Clementine Cuddlebutt.

Emily is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @EmHaine
Facebook: Facebook.com/Haine.Emily
Instagram: @EmilyHaine
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5761980/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

PAUL SCHEER BOARDS VINE SERIES “WHITE NINJA”

photo-59 copyThe first narrative series developed for the Vine platform has found its star. Paul Scheer has signed on, lending his talents to bring new life to the legendary and hilarious White Ninja.

The series is based on the hugely popular web comic of the same name that ran exclusive strips on Cracked.com before going on an “official hiatus” on August 14, 2013. Created by Scott Bevan and Kent Earle, the strip has over 1300 comics in it’s archive, boasting a fan base spread across the globe.

Scheer, known for his role as Andre Nowzick on FX’s The League as well as stints on 30 Rock, The Kroll Show, Fresh Off The Boat, Hulu’s Hotwives of Las Vegas and the recently released comedy special CrashTest, will voice White Ninja; the intellectually restricted and, apparently, pain impervious eponymous character. Scheer is joined by Kathleen Barr (Ed, Edd n’ Eddy, ReBoot.), Brian Drummond (Inspector Gadget, DragonBallZ), Shannon Chan Kent (Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony), and David A. Kaye (Make Way for Noddy, X-Men Evolution) who will lend their voices to a wide world of characters.

Scheduled to premiere its first five episodes on December 5th, 2015, the series has also added six of Vine’s biggest stars to it’s roster of directors. Brandon Bowen, Jon Paul Piques (Piques), Gabe Erwin, Esa Fung (Esa Fungtastic), Gregor Reynolds (GregorR), and Stewart Reynolds (Brittlestar) have all come on board to direct a block of episodes for the series. After the initial launch the show will roll out three episodes a week on the White Ninja vine channel – vine.co/WhiteNinja.

North of Now Films and Whiskaye Films, two Vancouver-based production companies, have teamed up to resurrect the hugely popular web comic. Tyler Funk of North of Now Films is heading up the project as the creator and showrunner working with Jameson Parker and David Kaye of Whiskaye Films who are on board as Executive Producers.

Poke A Fish“We are very excited to have Paul joining an already incredible team of creatives” said Parker, “the White Ninja name has attracted an amazing selection of writers and directors for the show including some of the biggest influencers in sketch comedy, stand-up, and the YouTube and Vine world. Paul is a huge comedic talent and the perfect choice to bring White Ninja to life”.

A teaser trailer was released to excite fans of the comic ahead of the scheduled summer production commencement. Multiple award-winning animator Erick Grigorovski is attached to the project as its lead animator, tasked with transporting this minimalistic and quirky world to this new and exciting format.

ABOUT NORTH OF NOW FILMS
North of Now is a creative production agency based out of Vancouver, BC specializing in digital content. Producing visually inspiring and engaging advertisements we strive to push the envelope, creating new and exciting branded content and capturing the imagination of audiences worldwide.

ABOUT WHISKAYE FILMS
Whiskaye Films is a Vancouver-based film and television production company founded by David Kaye and Jameson Parker. Whiskaye Films strives to develop and produce internationally recognized content that both entertains and matters.

MEDIA CONTACT
Jameson Parker     778-903-3964     jameson@whiskayefilms.com
Tyler Funk                 778-988-3498         everythingfunk@gmail.com

Social Media Handles

Website: whiteninjaseries.com
Vine: vine.co/WhiteNinja
Twitter: @PokeAFish
Instagram: @WhiteNinjaSeries
Facebook: on.fb.me/1F6NaYJ

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

HANNAH: BUDDHISM’S UNTOLD JOURNEY SCREENS AT VIFF ON SEPTEMBER 24th and 26th

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY AT 
17TH ANNUAL ARPA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

3

Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey—the award-winning documentary by co-director/producers Marta György Kessler and Adam Penny which chronicles Hannah Nydahl’s story of bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West—makes its Vancouver debut at VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) on September 24th and 26th. The film was edited by Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Emmy award-winner Simon Barker. Hannah recently made its New York City debut at The Rubin Museum of Art.

Watch the official trailer via Vimeo HERE. Tickets are available at www.viff.org

Filmed in India, Nepal, the Far East and Europe, Hannah is the untold true-story of a young Danish woman’s life, searching for greater levels of perception in the 1960s until as an adult, she becomes a pillar of living Buddhism with her husband Ole Nydahl. In 1968, the two were the first Western students of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa in Nepal. After a period of study, they were sent back to Europe where they made his teachings of Tibetan Buddhism relevant for Western minds. Over the following 3 decades they travelled throughout the world bringing the teachings to all walks of life. “Hannah is not just a story about an exceptional and brave woman,” says co director/producer Marta György Kessler, who spent 15 years traveling with Nydahl and some of the most renowned Buddhist Lamas. “It’s an adventure of historical significance with such a profound, rich narrative, it was important that we not just tell the story—but also really touch people with it.”

h11In 2006 Hannah was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She and Ole returned to Copenhagen to live out her last days together in the center they founded in 1974. Almost exactly three months after the diagnosis, Hannah passed away whilst in meditation with her husband and a few friends around her. On June 13, 2015 Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl received the award for dialogue, coexistence and peace of the UNESCO Association for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue. As another award winner, the Association honored Pope Francis I.
lama-ole-nydahl.org/blog/unesco-award-ceremony

“Hannah” recently screened in New York and has been accepted into the Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de Mexico this October 15 – 24, 2015.

HANNAH: BUDDHISM’S UNTOLD JOURNEY VIFF SCREENINGS
September 24, 6:30 pm                   SFU Woodwards                                        Vancouver, BC
September 26, 11:00 am                 SFU Woodwards                                        Vancouver, BC

 

What are they saying about “Hannah”?
HUFFINGTON POST “The excellently crafted film led the spellbound audience from fascination to tears.”
VILLAGE VOICE “The film is a pleasure – lush jewel tones on tapestries, temples, and statues”
MOVIEFIED “Cinematic as the best of today’s documentaries”
JB SPINS “Highly recommended”

Co-director/producers Marta György Kessler and Adam Penny will be in attendance for both screenings and available for interviews before or during VIFF upon request.

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

About Adam Penny
Adam Penny has worked in media for 12 years, producing documentaries, commercials and brand campaigns. In 2002 he produced his first feature documentary Movimento, about street children and the favelas of Rio for Channel 4. Other documentary credits include The Urban Chef for BBC2, World’s Youngest Daredevils for Sky and The Four Year Plan, a feature documentary following debt ridden football club QPR being taken over by billionaires. As Creative and Managing Director of Connected Pictures Adam has also worked on a vast array of campaigns for brands including Microsoft, SABMiller, British Airways, HSBC, Nissan and for agencies such as TBWA, Saatchi&Saatchi, CHI&Partners and Adam&EveDDB.

About Marta György Kessler 
Marta was an actress in Hungary when she met Lama Ole and Hannah in 1990 and started to practice Buddhism. Since then she has lived and worked in different Buddhist communities around Europe. In 2002 she began to give lectures on Buddhism and has continued to do so in many different countries. Marta also travelled with Hannah and Lama Ole for more than 15 years all over the world. During this time she saw firsthand their activity and developed a very close connection to Hannah. In 2009 she came up with the idea to write Hannah’s life story, an inspiration that developed into this film. This is Marta’s first feature documentary.

About Simon Barker
Simon has been an editor for over 20 years. In that time he has worked on countless award-winning feature documentaries including Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Special Jury Prize award-winner 2013), Google and the World Brain (Sundance award-nominee for Grand Jury Prize 2013), Reagan (Emmy award-winner Outstanding Historical Documentary 2012) and 9/11 Heroes of the 88th Floor (Emmy award-nominated Outstanding Informational Programme 2012).

About Connected Pictures 

Connected Pictures is a London-based production company, specialising in documentary and branded video content. Documentaries include The Urban Chef for BBC, World’s Youngest Daredevils with Mylene Klass for Sky as well as co-productions on Turing for Channel 4 and most recently The Four-Year Plan.

They have been involved in campaigns for the re-launched British Airways, behind the scenes documentaries at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as work for SABMiller, Levis, Moet & Chandon, Footlocker, JD Sport, John Lewis, Nissan and many others.

Social Media Handles

Website: hannahthefilm.comviff.orgdocsdf.comconnectedpictures.com
Twitter: @HannahtheFilm
Facebook: Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey
Vimeo: Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey – Official Trailer

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

International Artist Lisa Berry joins the cast of Continuum for their 4th and final season

IMG_2506Lisa was recently nominated for Best Actress at the Black Canadian Awards in Toronto and received a best ensemble Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination (Canada’s Tony) for her work in Young People’s Theatre production of To Kill A Mockingbird. 

Dynamic actor Lisa Berry is thrilled to join the cast of Showcase’s Continuum for their 4th and final season. Lisa’s character is a quick thinker, practical soldier and tough chick. Her character commands the respect of the group. Continuum’s final season premieres on September 4 on Showcase in Canada and on September 11 on Syfy in the USA.

Lisa Berry is an international artist whose work stretches across the big screen and the stage. Her comedic talents can be seen in her guest-starring role on the very funny Mr. D (CBC) as the school’s star basketball player’s mother, Kathy Lee Giffer.  Lisa also displayed her comedic talents in the recently released feature film “No Stranger than Love” starring alongside Alison Brie as one of her busy body best friends, who has an opinion about everything and everyone.

This Christmas, watch for Lisa in the Hallmark TV Movie Northpole 2 starring opposite Lorie Loughlin as the fast talking, holiday hating CEO, with only making money on the brain.

Earlier this year, Lisa joined the cast of Bravo’s hit cop drama 19-2 in their second season as Rita George, a tough but loveable Jamaican immigrant who brings compassion and balance to her boyfriend’s mischievous ways.

Lisa is quickly finding a home for herself in the horror genre with films like Saw V, Antiviral (directed by Brandon Cronenberg) and The Colony, (starring alongside Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers and Bill Paxton)

Lisa’s most recognizable roles on television include Stella Marz, a district attorney on a mission for justice (starring opposite Dermot Mulroney) on TNT’s Silent Witness, Det. Roz Cabrera on CBC’s Cracked, Serena a flame throwing fae on SyFy’s Lost Girl and playing an assassin for hire alongside Stuart Townsend on Showcase’s XIII The Series.

Lisa’s training at The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts has allowed her to enjoy the challenges that each new role brings, from her recurring role as a no nonsense nurse on ABC’s medical drama Combat Hospital, to the down to earth Princess Thaisa in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of PericlesLisa Berry.

Lisa has also been honored with a Trailblazer Award from the Reel World Film Festival and a Broadway World nomination for “best performance by an actress in a featured role” for her work as Calpurnia in Young People’s Theatre’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird. She was also happily surprised to receive her second Black Canadian Award nomination for her work in television this past year.  Lisa also enjoys working behind the scenes as an elected council member for ACTRA Toronto.

Having performed at both The Stratford and Shaw Festivals, two of the leading repertory theatre companies in Canada, Lisa has since gone on to play leading roles on all of the main Canadian stages.  Notable parts includes originating the role of Corporal Tanya Young in Trillium Award winner Hannah Moscovitch’s World Premier of This Is War,  Mayme in the Canadian Premier of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Intimate Apparel for Canadian Stage and Mrs. Muller opposite Canada’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Fiona Reid, in Doubt A. Parable.  Most recently, Lisa crossed the border making her American theatre stage debut to rave reviews, playing Thaisa opposite Ben Carlson in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Pericles.

Lisa shares her life with fellow actor and Stratford star Dion Johnstone (Othello, The Tempest opposite Christopher Plummer). She is the youngest of four children, born and raised in Richmond Hill – just outside Toronto.  As a child she was shy and quiet – which is hard to believe for most who know her now – but with the help of her much louder siblings, she quickly found her voice. While Lisa enjoys immersing herself into both acting and coaching and is always looking for ways to stretch both personally and professionally, she never forgets to carve out a little time to relax and recharge.

Social Media Handles

Website:  lisaberrylive.com
Twitter: _LisaBerry
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UC2qJoryd9kkFW3km2608L9A
Vimeo: demo reel: vimeo.com/129747819
stunt reel: vimeo.com/66471811

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople