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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.

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

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Country Music Award Nominees Whiskey Jane Touring Western Canada To Celebrate The Release Of Their Second Album

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Whiskey Jane Country Band Natalye Vivian, Kirby Kaye, and Rafe Haines are pleased to announce that they will be touring Western Canada from June to September leading up to their nomination at the Western Canada Music Awards in October. www.whiskeyjane.com/schedule

This emerging talent of Natalye Vivian (Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Kirby Kaye (Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Banjo, Dobro and Harmony Vocals), and Rafe Haines (Drums/ Vocals), are nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2014 WCMA’s in October in Winnipeg. http://breakoutwest.ca/2014-wcma

Whiskey Jane’s second album “Unbreakable” features some of the best performances and songwriting from the band yet. The new single is available for purchase on iTunes and can be requested to play on the radio across Canada along with their 7th single “Seventh Wonder”.

“This album wasn’t easy to do…we dug deep and made a lot of mistakes, some turned into wonderful music and some ended up on the studio floor! But that’s the reason I love it so much….it’s a true labor of love.” – Natalye Vivian

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Whiskey Jane’s tour throughout Western Canada will support the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), one of Canada’s most renowned infantry regiments that helps serving and former soldiers and their families in need. Having supported the PPCLI charity since 2011, Whiskey Jane wrote and dedicated their song “Dear Jane” to the foundation and will be donating $5.00 from every CD sale on tour to the “For The Soldier Foundation”. They will also be playing at PPCLI’s 100th Anniversary celebration in Edmonton on August 7th.

Priding themselves on live performances, Whiskey Jane has played past features at the Merrit Mountain Music Festival, Calgary Stampede, Mission Riverfest, Cloverdale Rodeo, Richmond Ozone Olympic site 2010, and will bring their 2014 tour to the following cities:

June 11th – The Railway Club (Vancouver, BC)
June 12th – The Fairview – with special guests – D Trevlon Band and Corey Hawthorne (Vancouver BC)
June 27th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 28th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
June 29th- Williams Lake Stampede (Williams Lake, BC)
July 17th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 18th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 19th – Gabbys Country Cabaret (Langley, BC)
July 20th- Sun Peaks Music Fest (Sun Peaks, BC)
July 25th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 26th – Cactus Annie’s (Merritt, BC)
July 28th – Festival in the Park (Kamloops, BC)
July 29th – The Dirty Jersey (With Special Guests – THE HONEST WOODS) (Kamloops, BC)
July 31st – Ranchman’s (Calgary AB)
August 1st – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 2nd – Ranchman’s (Calgary, AB)
August 7th- PPCLI 100th Anniversary (Edmonton, AB)
August 30-31st- Harrison Hot Springs Concert on the Beach – (Harrison Hot Springs- BC)

“We love the writing and recording process and we are really excited about this new record. I almost can’t wait to get started on the third one.” – Kirby Kaye

“We have a clear vision for where we are headed and are excited for what the future will bring for us, starting with the launch of our new record. We look forward to sharing our new music with our fans.” – Rafe Haines

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Lighthouse Pictures Nominated For 9 Leo Awards

The Promotion People - Lighthouse PicturesA slate of four Lighthouse Pictures’ productions have been nominated for 9 Leo Awards. ‘The Colour Of Rain’ is nominated for “Best Television Movie” and ‘Scarecrow’, ‘Let It Snow’, and ‘Hats Off To Christmas’ have also received Leo nominations. The full list of Lighthouse Pictures’ nominations follows.

Upon hearing the nominations earlier today, Lighthouse Chairman Jamie Goehring said, “We are very excited and proud that our crew and casts’ collective work have been recognized. We are also very happy that our sister company Brightlight Pictures have received 25 nominations as well.”

British Columbia’s film and television awards, The Leo Awards will be announced at galas on May 30, 21 and June 1, 2014 at the BC Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Best Television Movie: Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring – Producers
Best Direction: Anne Wheeler

Best Cinematography: Eric Goldstein
Best Picture Editing: Tony Dean Smith
Best Overall Sound: Kirby Jinnah, Iain Pattison, Kevin Belen
Best Sound Editing: James Wallace, Jay Cheetham, Kevin Townshend, Shane Shemko
Best Musical Score: Matthew Rogers

Best Supporting Performance by a Female: Gabrielle Rose

Best Supporting Performance by a Male: Sean Michael Kyer

About Lighthouse Pictures
Lighthouse Pictures is a venture that specializes in producing genre and mid- to small-budget film and television projects. Lighthouse, with offices located at the Bridge Studios, in Vancouver, BC Canada, provides development, production, and post-production services with a reputation for producing high quality pictures.
Lighthouse, we are the house of ideas.

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