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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

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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

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GROUP OF FILM SCHOOL DROP OUTS AND ONE EGO-MANIACAL DIRECTOR DECIDE TO MAKE A MOVIE, ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS?

“Shooting the Musical” to screen at the Rio Theatre June 29TH and will be released on VOD on July 14th across Canada

IndustryWorks Studios is releasing the most talked-about (or will be), controversial (definitely), laugh-out-loud (because you can’t help it) movie to come out of Canada since ‘Fubar’.

The mockumentary-style comedy “Shooting the Musical” made its first appearance to audiences at the Whistler Film festival, with rave reviews and a large following of fans that responded to the daring thematic and raw humor so rare in independent films coming out of North America, in this case, for obvious reasons.

Director Joel Ashton McCarthy, best known for his award-winning documentary Taking My Parents To Burning Man made “Shooting The Musical” with the aid of over 100 of his film school students and friends. A labor of love and a risky subject matter that may just put this indie film director on the road to success.

The premise is simple, recent film school grads resurrect a script written by their talented, fallen friend Max (Lee Shorten) as an homage to him and his adoring fans. But when the un-talented, crude, rude and completely self-absorbed Adam (Bruce Novakowski) decides to leverage the suicide of his friend for his own opportunity he re-writes the script to become a musical about a high school shooting.

The result is a comedic critic of some of societies values and its result on youth mentality. It will make you laugh out loud but it will also make you think.

Audiences loved it, proven by festival win after festival win and the recent accolade from the Toronto Film Review chosen on the awesome list of “100 best Canadian Films” by Paul Williams. On Thursday June 29th, 2017 at 9pm, IndustryWorks Studios will release the film for a Special Engagement at The Rio theatre in Vancouver. Cast and crew will be in attendance. Buy your tickets at riotheatre.ca/movie/shooting-the-musical where you can also buy a ‘super-ticket’ which includes the VOD release and download-to-own this bad boy for life.

IndustryWorks will also be releasing the movie across Canada on VOD (iTunes and Vimeo) on July 14th, 2017 (pre-buy it on July 1st, 2017).

“It is not only crude, shocking and offensive, but it is utterly and completely hilarious.” – vancitybuzz

“it’s rare that we see a project this ballsy and ambitious coming out of homegrown independent cinema” – onemovieourviews

“One of the most outrageous, offensive and laugh-out-loud comedies ever made”. – The Film Corner

Courtesy of IndustryWorks Studios

Tickets are now on sale on the venue’s website: riotheatretickets.ca/events/6041-shooting-the-musical. Advance ticket is $12, $15 at the door and a a limited “Super Ticket” available $24.99 that includes a download-to-ownon Itunes, where the film is being released on July 14th.

Vancouver Limited Engagement Screening:
Date: Thursday, June29th 2017
Time: Doors: 9pm, Show: 9:30pm
Where: The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Details: Cast and Crew in Attendance
Ticket Prices: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, Super-Ticket $24.99 (limited purchase)

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

For IndustryWorks information and Marketing:
Caterina Scrivano | caterina@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.com
Twitter:@IWPictures, @shootingthemusical
Facebook: facebook.com/IndustryWorksPictures, facebook.com/shootingmusical
Instagram: @shootingthemusical

The Promotion People

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Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Orphaned Bear Cubs Get a Second Chance in Animal Planet’s Touching New Original Canadian Series WILD BEAR RESCUE, Beginning June 23

– Filled with suspense, humour, and irresistible cuteness, the new unscripted Canadian series follows life at the Langen family’s unique B.C. wildlife shelter, where 40 black bear cub orphans are preparing for re-release into the wild –

Animal Planet’s new 12-part original Canadian series WILD BEAR RESCUE takes viewers to Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in beautiful British Columbia, where Angelika and Peter Langen care for at-risk black bear cubs as they prepare for a second chance at life in the wild. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning June 23 on Animal Planet and produced by Omnifilm Entertainment (JADE FEVER), the unique, homegrown series follows the family-run operation filled to the brim with a record 40 orphaned black bear cubs.

“We are excited to share the touching stories and genuine heroism behind WILD BEAR RESCUE,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks. “Equal parts heartwarming and humorous, this series – produced exclusively for Animal Planet audiences – is sure to have viewers falling in love with the Langen family and their adorable bear cubs.”

(L-R:) Hungry cubs waiting to be fed by Angelika Langen; Langen cares for an injured black bear cub; a hungry black bear cub at feeding time.

Throughout the season, viewers witness heartwarming moments of a passionate “Mama Bear”, Angelika, and her husband Peter, who run the world’s only licensed grizzly bear rehab program. Together with their son Michael, daughter Tanja, son-in-law Shawn, and a few dedicated volunteers, WILD BEAR RESCUE captures the Langens working to save and care for the many sick, starving, and injured orphan cubs as they prepare to release them as strong and healthy yearlings in remote sites across British Columbia each year.

Black bear cubs are often orphaned when their mothers are struck by vehicles or poached by hunters, and the Langens’ home is full with more bears in their care than ever before. All 40 cubs exhibit distinct personalities and varying health needs, creating a huge challenge for the Langens to manage when the shelter becomes short-staffed and overcrowded.

WILD BEAR RESCUE is produced by Omnifilm Entertainment in association with Animal Planet. Executive Producers are Gabriela Schonbach and Michael Chechik. Series producers are David Gullason and Brad Quenville. For Animal Planet, Heather Williamson is Executive Producer. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.

About Omnifilm Entertainment:
Omnifilm Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading independent content companies. For nearly forty years, Omnifilm has produced and distributed hundreds of hours of award-winning programming including drama, comedy, factual and lifestyle series, documentaries, and children’s programming. Omnifilm co-produces and partners regularly with both Canadian and international production companies and broadcasters.

About Animal Planet:
Animal Planet is the only animal entertainment brand that captures the drama and compelling characters of the animal kingdom. From the most perilous encounters with nature’s fiercest predators to the pets brought into families, Animal Planet brings out the character behind every creature and shares the story behind every behaviour. Viewers meet these animals and their human companions and protectors as they surprise, scare, play with, and teach how similar we really are. Launched in Canada in 2001, Animal Planet programming offers an immersive and compelling journey into the animal world. Animal Planet is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit Animal Planet online at animalplanet.ca.

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @wildbearrescue@NLWSinfo, @AnimalPlanetCa
Facebook: facebook.com/wildbearrescuefacebook.com/Northern-Lights-Wildlife-Society, facebook.com/AnimalPlanetCanada

The Promotion People

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Congratulations 2017 Leo Awards Nominees

The Promotion People would like to congratulate all our clients, past and present that have been nominated for Leo Awards this year. We have had the pleasure to work with hundreds of actors, tv series and feature films over the years. The Leo Awards have been celebrating Excellence in British Columbia Film & Television since 1999. We are proud to say that we have had clients nominated most years.

Good Luck to all the following 2017 Leo Award Nominees that we have had the pleasure to work with.

Lesley Diana, Jasmyn Rowley, Danica Cox – The Promotion People

Rogue

8 Nominations
Best Dramatic Series – Rogue
John Morayniss, Matthew Parkhill, Robert Petrovicz, Nick Hamm – Producers
Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series
Best Dramatic Series
Best Visual Effects – Kevin Little – Pool Boy
Best Musical Score – Jeff Toyne – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Production Design – Eric Fraser – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Costume design – Glenne Campbell – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Stunt Coordination – David Jacox – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Guest performance Femal – April Telek – Maria, Full of Grace
Best Lead Performance Female – Meaghan Roth – Maria, Full of Grace

Ice 

Nominees for Best Cinematography – Bob Aschmann
Ice – The Cut
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series are…
Stein Myhrstad
Ice – Two Handkerchiefs
Best Sound in a Dramatic Series are…
Simon Bright
Best Costume Design in a Dramatic Series Ellen Anderson
Ice – Clarity
Best Make-Up in a Dramatic SeriesRita Ciccozzi
Ice – Clarity
Nominees for Best Hairstyling in a Dramatic Series
Jill Corp
Ice – Clarity
Best Casting in a Dramatic SeriesCorrine Clark, Jennifer Page
Ice – Two Handkerchiefs

Dark Harvest

Best Direction in a Motion Picture

James Hutson

The Sun at Midnight

Duane Howard Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

3 Nominations
Picture Editing
Musical Score
Lead Performance – Male

William Ainscough

Milton’s Secret – Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

The History of Love – Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture

Tammy Gillis

Best Lead Performance by a Female Menorca in a Motion Picture

Todd Talbot

Love It or List It Vancouver – Brenda and Marcos

Best Host(s)
in an Information, Lifestyle or Reality
Program or Series

Listen To Me by Wes Mack

1 Nomination
Best Music Video

Dan Payne

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Television Movie
A Time To Dance
All Yours

Jennifer Spence

Best Guest Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series

Travelers – Grace

Best Supporting Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series Jennifer Spence

You Me Her – Remember, Ruby, Remember

David Lewis Goodnight Kiss and Dirk Gently

Best Supporting Performance by a Male
in a Dramatic Series

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Watkin

The Goodnight Kiss

Chelah Horsdal

Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series

Jesse James Miller

Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story

4 Nominations
Program
Direction
Cinematography
Musical Score

Highway Thru Hell

Neil Thomas, Nicole Tomlinson

Highway Thru Hell – Bridge Out

Best Screenwriting
in a Documentary Series

Best Cinematography
in a Documentary Series   Todd Craddock,

Darren Dembicki

Highway Thru Hell – Long Way Down

Game Of Homes

1 Nomination
Sound

Some Assembly Required

4 Nominations
Direction
Screenwriting (2)
Performance

Limina

1 Nomination
Production Design

Sonja Bennett

Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series
Sonja Bennett – Kim’s Convenience – Rude Kid

Best Performance by a Female in a Web Series
Sonja Bennett – Sunnyhearts CC – Scared Straight

John Cassini

Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie
John Cassini – Love By Chance

Michael Eklund

Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture
Michael Eklund – Dead Draw

Sonya Salomaa

Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture
Sonya Salomaa – The Space Between

It’s Official – Vancouver’s Travis Lim is the new 2016 IDO Junior Solo World Hip Hop and Electric Boogie World Champion


2015-11-04-13-01-19Travis is the only Canadian “Double Gold” winner to stand on the IDO podium

Fifteen-year-old Travis Lim has just returned from Graz, Austria competing at the IDO Street Dance World Championships Break Dance & Electric Boogie 2016. Travis won gold in two categories as the new IDO World Junior Champion in the Hip Hop Solo and Electric Boogie (Popping). Travis is the proud Canadian to win 2 categories “Double Gold” and stand on the podium to hear Canada’s National Anthem at IDO! Every year IDO has more that 3600 dancers from over 30 countries from three continents around the world meet to compete and Travis has won for the past two years. Travis is the defending champion of 2015 Junior Electric Boogie World Champion.

This multi-talented, Hip Hop World Champion also hosts a thirteen-episode half hour television series “Hip Hop with Travis Lim” that airs on Shaw TV. “Hip Hop with Travis Lim” features the beauty of the Hip Hop dance and explores its culture, by exploring the four elements of Hip Hop, that include Graffiti, BBoying, MCing and DJing.  Travis showcases Hip Hop dance performances, music, fashion segments and interviews with Hip Hop cultural legends.

Travis’ other credits and merits include achievements in acting, mentoring and modeling along with appearing on local and national television. This summer Travis completed filming the lead role in the feature film “Hot Street”.

Photography: Kuna Lu | www.kunaphotography.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/kunaphotographygroup

To those close to Travis, it is no surprise that he is so successful at such a young age. Travis is a role model, a champion and a spoke person who exudes confidence, dedication, passion that he commands in life on and off the stage encouraging people to follow their dreams.

This 15-year-old phenomenon has been setting the dance world alight since the tender age of six. Born and raised in Vancouver, Travis showed an interest in music, before he could walk. This junior world champion of the WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS and eight-time gold medalist of DANCE WORLD CUP CANADA has the future at his feet.  Hard work led Travis to being invited as a Canadian Goodwill Ambassador to teach Hip Hop workshops at the CID World Dance Congress in Japan making him the youngest presenter ever.  His dynamic personality, strong work ethic, and disciplined, humble nature are the key that give him the edge, and maturity to be able to perform, teach, and speak at the young age of 13 as the “Goodwill Ambassador of Dance of Canada”.

Travis was featured in the 2010 Winter Paralympic opening ceremony.  He performed at the 2016 BC Summer Game torch lighting in Abbotsford.  Every summer Travis joins over 50 countries that travel to Las Vegas to the prestigious Hip Hop International to claim the top 3 spots of the World’s best dancers. Travis & his crews Freshh2.0 has proudly placed on the podium twice, bringing home the silver medal in 2010 and the Gold medal in 2014.

Travis is available for interviews, appearances and photos upon request.

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

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @Travis_Lim_Ent
Facebook: TravisLimEntertainment, StreetDanceWorldchampionships2016
Instagram: @travis_lim_entertainment
YouTube: World of Dance LA 2014Freshh 2.0 Hip-hop international 2014 (Gold)Hip Hop with Travis Lim behind the sceneHip Hop Host Travis Lim on Shaw TV

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Hollywood Thriller BLACKWAY opens theatrically and on VOD on June 10th across Canada, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig and Ray Liotta

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Hal Holbrook, Aleks Paunovic, Lochlyn Munro, Aaron Pearl, Steve Bacic, Chris Gauthier, Taylor Hickson and William Belleau round off the ensemble cast

Enderby Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Hollywood feature film BLACKWAY will open at theatres across Canada on June 10th, 2016. Blackway, which is R-rated, was shot in the North Okanagan and stars Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta, Alexander Ludwig and Julia Stiles.

Blackway had its world debut in front of a huge, enthusiastic crowd of fans on the largest screen in Canada at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby, B.C. on June 2nd, 2016.
“Being Canadian and having a great Canadian release of an independent film is incredibly special. We’re proud to be able to show this film in so many theatres across the country,” said Rick Dugdale, president of Enderby Entertainment, named after his hometown.

Electric Entertainment in the United States; TW Media Events, Exclusive Theatrical Distributor in Canada.

Theatrical & VOD Release: June 10, 2016

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Blackway is a suspenseful thriller set against the rugged backdrop of a Pacific Northwest logging community. When a young woman, Lillian (Julia Stiles), returns to her hometown after the death of her mother, she unwittingly raises the interest and eventual ire of Blackway (Ray Liotta), a crazed ex-cop turned violent crime lord. Blackway’s stalking and relentless harassment force Lillian to seek help from the faint-hearted local sheriff who advises her to leave town. Undaunted, she forms an unlikely alliance with a retired logger (Anthony Hopkins), who is still grieving over the loss of his daughter, and carries his own secret vendetta against Blackway. Together with a young, introverted friend (Alexander Ludwig), the threesome set out for justice and revenge against the sociopathic Blackway, leading them on a violent, perilous journey that culminates in a face to face showdown with their nemesis.

DSC08883_FinalDirected By: Daniel Alfredson
Written By: Joe Gangemi, Gregory Jacobs
Based on the Novel: “Go With Me” by Castle Freeman Jr.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Lochlyn Munro, Aleks Paunovic, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook
Running Time: 90 minutes

Website: http://www.blackwaythemovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blackwayfilm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackwayfilm

 

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Blackway Red Carpet Delegation

Screenings Across Canada

June 2nd, 2016-Premiere
Enderby, BC
Starlight Drive-In
www.starlightdrivein.ca

June 10th, 2016

Calgary, AB
Plaza Theatre
www.theplaza.ca

Edmonton, AB
Princess Theatre
www.princesstheatre.ca

Lethbridge, AB
The Movie Mill
www.moviemill.com

Vernon, BC
Towne Cinema
www.vernoncinema.com

Victoria, BC
VIC Theatre
www.thevic.ca

Toronto, ON
Carlton Cinema
www.rainbowcinemas.ca

June 13th, 2016

Vancouver, BC
Rio Theatre
www.riotheatre.ca

June 17th, 2016

Regina, SK
Rainbow Theatre
www.rainbowcinemas.ca

Saskatoon, SK
Roxy Theatre
www.rainbowcinemas.ca

Toronto, ON
Kingsway Theatre
http://kingswaymovies.ca

July 22, 2016

Ottawa, ON
Mayfair Theatre
http://mayfairtheatre.ca

PRESS/PUBLICITY CONTACTS
THE PROMOTION PEOPLE, 604-726-5575
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

Tammy Gillis co-stars in Hallmark Channel’s Wedding Bells, premiering Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET with Danica McKellar, Kavan Smith and Bruce Boxleitner

Tammy Gillis - Jeff Reyes Photography 2Tammy is nominated for a Leo Award for her role in UPTV’s Ties That Bind

Tammy Gillis is becoming a fast favorite on the Hallmark Channel with her upcoming co-starring role on Wedding Bells, premiering Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET. Tammy is starring along side Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), Kavan Smith (When Calls the Heart) and Bruce Boxleitner (Cedar Cove). Molly Quinn (Dancia McKellar) is a young New York fashion designer who would rather be single than risk being hurt by love. As she struggles to create a new fashion line, Molly’s socialite best friend, Amy (Tammy Gillis), and her fiancé, James (Christopher Russell), invite her to dinner. At a trendy restaurant, Molly meets handsome chef Nick Turner (Kavan Smith), a confirmed bachelor, who also believes that love only leads to heartache. Through a series of emotional wedding-related events, the two are forced to work together -and inevitably- the opposites attract, despite themselves.

Tammy is also nominated for a Leo Award for Best Guest Performance in UP TV’s TIES THAT BIND for her guest-starring role alongside Jason Priestley. Tammy plays a former junkie and massage therapist, Carla, who is now happily married to a conservative guy she met on Christian Harmony; she’s got the house with the picket fence and has carefully crossed her sketchy side off of her resume. www.LeoAwards.com

unnamedOn the horizon for Tammy, set-to-be-released later this year is a project she’s very proud of: a lead role in the feature film MENORCA that she traveled to Spain and Winnipeg to film. Menorca is a feature film directed and written by John Barnard of Farpoint Films. Tammy plays a hedonistic soccer mom who indulges in her fantasy world, breaking away entirely from her family and life of motherhood. As she embarks on a journey through bad decision-making, she comes to a conclusion to the singularity of her life purpose. She needs to win back her son’s affection.

Tammy is widely recognized for her multitude of film and television appearances. In a challenging role Tammy played a profound character in Signed Sealed Delivered: Impossible Dream. Her character is based on the real story of the Band of Sisters, an ultra-secret Joint Special Operations Command – which sent female soldiers in the field to go out on combat missions alongside the Rangers. Tammy’s role depicts a female U.S. soldier in the special ops unit who is held captive in Afghanistan. In this movie, Tammy embodies the strength and courage of her character that is needed for survival, while also being able to portray the compassion found in human nature even under such difficult circumstances. This role displays the diversity and talent of Tammy’s acting. http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/23/opinions/lemmon-band-of-sisters-special-ops/

13320845_10157492841780131_1370881032421606936_oAlso on the Hallmark Channel, Tammy had a lead role in one of the network’s most highly rated movies, Unleashing Mr. Darcy. In this modern day spin on “Pride & Prejudice”, Tammy starred along with Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey and Frances Fischer. Tammy plays the lead role of Jenna Scott, an older and endearing sister to the female heroine, played by Cindy Busby. Tammy’s character unexpectedly finds herself meeting love at first sight.

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Tammy’s directorial debut came earlier this year for the web series THE SUPPORT GROUP, which she also produced and acted in. The original comedy web series follows three unlikely friends, each facing their own challenges and coming together to save their beloved support group. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDm2tEohHSBaZYZHvtKlfg

13323205_10157492844195131_5803697634001694555_oThis exceptionally talented actress has over 50 credits to her name and has made TV guest appearances on Motive (CTV/ABC), Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (Bravo), Supernatural (CW), Lost Girl (Showcase), Blue Mountain State (Spike TV), Endgame (Showcase), and many more.  She has recurred on the critically acclaimed award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind, jPod (CBC) and Signed Sealed Delivered (Hallmark).  Additional work in which Tammy has appeared includes the feature films White Noise 2, Shooter, No Men Beyond This Point, and The Pinocchio Project, as well as leading roles in A Novel Romance (Hallmark), and Stolen from the Womb (Lifetime).

Divvying up her time between Vancouver, the east coast of Canada and Los Angeles, Tammy is a rising star who brings years of entertainment industry experience to the table. A well-respected member of the community, she served as a jury member for the Canadian Screen Awards this past year.  Tammy also volunteered as a mentor in the 2015 and current 2016 WIFTV actor mentorship program.

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‘Wayward Pines’ to feature more of recurring actor Jaime Callica this upcoming season, premiering on Wednesday, May 25th

Jaime is also a guest star on the final season of the hit series ‘Motive’, has a leading role in the comedy ‘The Perfect Pickup’, and recently booked a starring role in Lighthouse Pictures’ ‘Secret Millionaire’

IMG_9534 - Version 2Rising talent Jaime Callica continues to shine on the big screen and in popular international television shows. This summer he has a recurring role as Simeon in the second season of the popular Fox TV series ‘Wayward Pines’, set to premiere on May 25th, 2016. Jaime’s role on the show expands throughout the season. Jaime also appears in the final season of the CTV/USA hit TV series ‘Motive’, with a guest star role as Shawn Bailey, Lexi’s boyfriend and a mentor to young Thomas, also airing this summer. Also on the small screen, Jaime was cast in NBC’s pilot ‘Imaginary Mary.’

In the world of film, Jaime’s first leading feature film role sees him playing Randall, a nerd who wants nothing more than to fit in with the guys who tease him, in the comedy feature ‘The Perfect Pickup’. He goes along with the perfect pickup in the hopes that it will finally get him a girl.

Most recently Jaime booked a supporting lead role as Jared in Lighthouse Pictures’ ‘Secret Millionaire’, that will start production on May 25th.

Jaime exudes energy and compassion in every project he appears in. That, combined with a charm that shines on screen, has helped him make strides in his acting career these past few years. Jaime’s other recent roles include Hallmark’s highest rated films in the network’s history to date ‘The Bridge, Part 1 & 2,’ as well as ‘Almost Human,’ and ‘The 100’.

Jaime’s entrance into his entertainment career came with his talent as a dancer in ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ ‘Hellcats’, Sean Paul ‘Shades of Soul’, ‘Rosette’ and ‘Rags’. His break into acting came on The WB’s hit series ‘Smallville.’ Other roles on ‘The Big Time Movie,’ ‘The Secret Circle,’ and the Superman movie ‘Man of Steel’ helped to solidify his decision for his career as an actor.

IMG_20160425_101228Jaime was born in Toronto and grew up in Markham, Ontario to parents of mixed Trinidadian, Chinese and Spanish ancestry before moving to the West Coast. After high school Jaime attended college for criminology, then followed a business career path before devoting himself to his acting career full time. From a young age, Jaime’s love for entertaining was quite prevalent. He started his performing career in dance until his love for acting was in full bloom in high school. His training began with renowned acting coach Andrew McIlroy. He has also trained extensively with Bradley Stryker at the Actors Foundry, Larry Moss and continues to train with Jeb Beach in Vancouver, B.C.

CcWtpUgUAAAm8thJaime currently resides in Maple Ridge, British Columbia and volunteers as a track and field coach at his old high school, Maple Ridge Secondary. Jaime’s goal is to continue doing what he feels that he has been blessed to do… entertain.

Jaime is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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Risk pays off for international actor Al Miro, nominated for a 2016 Leo Award for his lead role in “Daddy’s Boy”

Headshot2016Miro is thrilled to be part of a project creating a larger conversation about equality and diversity in film

Al Miro has honed his craft in some of the most exciting cities in the world, and is now being recognized by his home province with a Leo Award nomination for his starring role as Max in the festival circuit gem “Daddy’s Boy”. The film follows four young men as they leave boyhood behind and shed more than just their clothes and inhibitions, in a movie experience described as honest, intimate and emotional. Miro’s Max is a young, gay adult video star struggling with his sexuality.

“This is probably the riskiest and edgiest role I have ever taken on,” says Miro. “I’ve often played characters that are emotionally vulnerable, but in Daddy’s Boy I also had to be sexually vulnerable in a way that I had never been before.  It’s the scariest project I’ve thrown myself into.  And that’s partly why I couldn’t say no to it.  As an actor I want to take risks.  I want to take on roles that frighten and challenge me.”

The risk paid off, with his industry peers giving Al a nod for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture. But, this film is much more than just a movie role for Miro, who says, “This project is not just a movie but also part of a movement. With an ethnically diverse cast and characters of various sexual orientations it breaks down barriers and gives a fresh and truthful vision of modern America. With the growing movement for diversity in film, working on this project makes me feel part of this incredible step towards equality and acceptance in the industry.”

AL MAX and MANUEL DBThe festival slate is brimming for “Daddy’s Boy”, following its premiere at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, and a screening in Miami at the MiFo LGBT Film Festival. With additional summer festival screenings set to be announced in the coming weeks, audiences across North America are getting a chance to view the powerful film.

Al’s burgeoning film career also includes a role in the upcoming gritty thriller “Dark Harvest”, alongside Cheech Marin and Hugh Dillon.

This rising talent isn’t new to industry recognition. His starring role in the indie dramedy “Computer Potato” earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the 2014 NYC Winter Film Awards. Miro also graced the festival circuit with an engaging performance in “I Hate Toronto: A Love Story”.

Max1The breakout indie movie actor has also appeared on a handful of hit network television series, including “Fringe”, “Psych”, “Supernatural”, “The Flash”, “Cult”, “Intelligence” and “Alice, I Think. “

Al, who moved to Canada at the age of 10, began his acting training immediately out of high school, attending the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan. Upon graduation, he dove right into the New York theatre scene, where he continues to have ties as the co-founder of the New York based Theatre Company Animus Theatre; for which he most recently performed the role of Silva in Tennessee Williams’ The Long Goodbye at Off-Broadway’s Theatre Row (directed by fellow company member Matthew Lillard)

Al is available for interviews and photographs upon request. 

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Instagram: @almironyc

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