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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.

“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.

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.

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Twitter: @HannahtheFilm
Facebook: Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey
Vimeo: Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey – Official Trailer

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Steve Nash Fitness Club Celebrates New Victoria Location

The Promotion People - Steve NashGrand Opening Event launches State of the Art Fitness Facility in the NBA All Star’s hometown

Steve Nash Fitness Clubs is proud to announce the grand opening of their highly anticipated new club at the Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria, B.C. The celebration kicks off with a Nash style launch party on Saturday January 24th, 2015 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm., with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 noon. Local celebrities and dignitaries will be on hand to kick off the festivities and tour the new club, and the community is invited to come and receive their own personal “Passport to Fitness.”

The relocation of the Islands foremost fitness facility has been in the works for well over a year. As part of the Nash Clubs commitment to providing members with the best possible experience to get fit and improve their health, the new location provides state of the art equipment, extensive group fitness classes, along with personal training and nutrition experts, all delivered in an inspiring environment.

“Our mission in creating a world class fitness facility is to provide high value to the Victoria community along with outstanding customer service”, says Chris Smith, COO of Steve Nash Fitness Clubs. “The roots of our brand are in BC and we are excited to have this beautiful new facility in Steve’s hometown. We are looking forward to further expanding our brand on the Island in the near future.”

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The Club will be kicking of the “Passport to Fitness” Tours at 11 am and guests are invited to come in their workout gear to experience group personal training drills, group fitness classes such as LaBlast and Cardio Chaos, a nutrition station and much more. Local sponsors providing gifts for the swag bags and raffle prizes include Good Earth Café, Sports Rent, Rogers Chocolates, AdrenaLINE Ziplines, Salon Felice, Niche Magazine and David’s Tea. Guests will enjoy healthy appetizers courtesy of Little Piggy Catering and delicious beverages from David’s Tea. The Zone 91.3 FM will be broadcasting LIVE from the Main Square at Uptown while DJ Naomi Nice from Girl on Wax will be spinning tunes on the Plaza.

WHAT: Steve Nash Sports Club Uptown Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: Uptown Shopping Centre, Level 4 Plaza
(Parking for the event is on Level 1)
B101-3561 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC
DATE: Saturday, January 24, 2015
TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Ribbon Cutting with Dignitaries at 12:00 noon

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Website: snclubs.com
Twitter: @SNSC@kirkgroup
Facebook: facebook.com/stevenashfitnessclubs
YouTube: youtube.com/user/stevenashfitness

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Colleen Kirk – Principal, The Kirk Group

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Actor Gerald Auger returns to TV in CBC’s Strange Empire following three-year sabbatical

The Promotion People - AugerAuger’s Black Eagle Entertainment productions are increasing the awareness of First Nations people

It’s official: Gerald Auger is back! Starting this fall, one of Canada’s most sought-after First Nations actors and motivational speakers can be seen as Chogan in Strange Empire, a brand new 1800s-set Western featuring a female-driven cast. Part of CBC’s 2014-15 lineup, the TV drama focuses on its characters’ struggle to survive and care for their community in a lawless society, and is set to air on Monday, October 6th at 9pm.

“In the 16 years I’ve been acting, I have never experienced cast and crew coming up to me as a fellow actor on set and apologizing for what they are about to say or do to my character,” says the actor. “I found both the cast and crew to be truly remorseful about the plight of the indigenous people from the past.”

Like some of the show’s characters, Auger has been helping his community for many years. He’s a recipient of the Native Role Model Award from the Governor General of Canada for overcoming obstacles and challenges in his life as an Indigenous youth.

After filming a recurring role, Pawnee Killer, in AMC’s Emmy-nominated Hell on Wheels, the Canadian star took a hiatus from acting and returned to the northern Alberta community where he grew up. Upon his arrival, Auger was shocked to learn there had been at least seven deaths of young members of the community.

“I realized then that I needed to give back to my community, specifically in regards to the young people,” he shares. “As I have lived the struggles that they were experiencing, alcohol and drug abuse, violence, suicide, low self esteem, and homelessness.”

Auger is the founder of Black Eagle Entertainment; a production company geared towards increasing the awareness of First Nations people and dispelling stereotypes associated with the culturally rich community.

Never one to shy away from personal stories, his 2009 short film Honour Thy Father – created in collaboration with the APTN, CBC and the National Film Board of Canada – focuses on his struggle with the Anglican Church to lay his father to rest in the traditional Cree way.

Auger spent part of his acting sabbatical writing and directing The Forgotten Truth of the Wilderness, the sequel to his critically acclaimed 2009 documentary. The film explores his personal quest to understand the impact of Christianity on First Nations communities. The film is based on his personal search in understanding the man they called Jesus through Indigenous ceremonies and land based teachings.

“For me, I will always hold my head up high, stand proud and stay strong even when my own indigenous people come at me for my Indigenous cultural and spiritual beliefs,” he says.

As an actor with Native roots, Auger is very selective about his on-screen roles. He tries to take on parts that portray First Nations people in a positive light, with the hopes that other young actors will follow suit. The roles that he chooses must have a spiritual component to the story and characters. Auger believes “Today’s film and television industry has become disconnected to creation and Creator like most of society. It is refreshing to be a part of a TV Series like Strange Empire and Hell On Wheels that are at least attempting to capture the the plight of the Indigenous people of the past”

Auger’s career:
Discovered in the opening ceremonies of the 1995 Canada Winter Games, Gerald Auger has become one of the busiest First Nations actors in Canada. Some of his many high-profile credits include: a supporting role in the Steven Spielberg-produced Into the West, the ABC miniseries DreamKeaper, and a starring role alongside Adam Beach and Jason Priestley in CTV’s Luna Spirit of the Whale.

Photography Credit: Malcom Carter – whatischronos.com

Social Media Handles

Website: geraldauger.com
Twitter: @Auger1
Facebook: facebook.com/geraldauger
Instagram: @geraldauger
Pinterest: pinterest.com/geraldauger
IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm1370064

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

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Steve Nash Clubs, YTV Stars and Toys “R” Us Join Forces to Provide Kids With Toys For the Holidays

The cast of Some Assembly Required joins Nash team members for an in-store shopping spree to help Vancouver’s Salvation Army

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Art imitates life as the cast of YTV’s highly anticipated new sitcom Some Assembly Required, a show about kids running their own toy company from Thunderbird Films, takes over a Toys “R” Us store. The young stars are lending their support to Steve Nash Fitness Clubs in the kick-off for its Holiday Campaign to benefit the Vancouver Chapter of the Salvation Army in its Adopt-a-Family program.

On Saturday, November 30th at 9:30am at the Coquitlam Toys ”R“ Us store, Steve Nash team members along with cast members Kolton Stewart, Charlie Storwick, Harrison Houde, Sydney Scotia, Dylan Playfair, Travis Turner and Ellie Harvie will be given $4,000 by the Steve Nash Fitness Clubs to shop for toys and necessities to ensure children in the community have a happy holiday. Toys “R” Us is helping by generously providing a discount to help purchase as many toys as possible.

“We are very excited to have the cast of Some Assembly Required join our campaign this year. After hearing about the premise of the show, we knew it was a perfect fit – it’s like having our own personal ‘toy specialists’ to help,” says Brent Gaserowski, Nash Clubs Director of Marketing. “We value the work the Salvation Army does in our local communities and want to support what we feel is a wonderful and vital program for the Holiday Season. We are appreciative to have Toys “R” Us on board again this year and are grateful for the help from the Coquitlam store.”

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As part of the local Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program, food and toys are packed up by volunteers in each community and given to families that are struggling this holiday season. Donation Bins will be set up in the Nash Clubs for the month of December and as well as on the set of Some Assembly Required for audience members attending the live shows who want to lend their support.

The Salvation Army Vancouver Community and Family Services Executive Director, Major Russ Holland says, “Steve Nash Fitness Club is a champion in the communities to which they are a member of and we are so grateful for their dedication and support in providing hope for so many deserving families in need this holiday season.”

The public are invited to come to Toys “R” Us in Coquitlam on November 30th at 9:30am to cheer on the cast and are encouraged to buy or bring a toy to contribute to the Toy Drive. For more information on how to be part of the Some Assembly Required live studio audience, go to someassemblylive@gmail.com.

Filmed in Burnaby, British Columbia Canada, Some Assembly Required follows fourteen-year-old Jarvis Raines (Kolton Stewart) who ends up running Knickknack Toys after suing the toy company who produced a chemistry set he receives for Christmas destroys his house. Jarvis enlists the help of five friends and decides to prove to the world that he can not only run the company, but make it even better by creating the most amazing toys. Some Assembly Required premieres on YTV on Monday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.


Social Media Handles

Website: snclubs.com, YTV.com, thunderbird.tv
Twitter: @SNSC@someassemblytv@YTV
Facebook: Steve Nash Fitness ClubsSome Assembly Required

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

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Classic Romantic Comedy John Apple Jack To Premiere at VAFF in November

“For those with the luxury to live out loud and proud… now what?”

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From Skycorner Entertainment Ltd., new generation film John Apple Jack addresses gay pride and self-acceptance. Producers Monika Mitchell, Rick Tae, and Selena Paskalidis are proud to introduce the fun crowd pleaser, where sexuality is secondary to dreams, self-worth, happiness, responsibility and family.

John Apple Jack will have its world premiere at the Centre Piece Gala Film during the Vancouver Asian Film Festival on Saturday, November 9th at 7:00pm. For tickets visit: vaff.org/festinfo/vaff-17-day-3-program-8

The feature film will then move on to Montreal’s ImageNation before its network premiere on OUTtv.

Starring Chris McNally as John Jardine and Kent S. Leung as Jack Gaang, the romantic comedy has been featured on NovusTV, Daily Xtra, and GayVancouver.

Interview with NovusTV can be viewed online here: youtube.com/watch?v=lvWjrkyeEmY

About The Film

Set in Vancouver’s East-meets-West glamorous restaurant industry, the challenge for both John Jardine and Jack Gaang is to find a way to blend money, sex, love and family into one sumptuous recipe for life.

John Jardine is a handsome gay man and heir to a restaurant empire. John lives with extravagance – champagne, fast cars and fast men – bedding nearly every hot guy in town. After coming out to his parents, John looks for any opportunity to prove his worth to the world.

Jack Gaang is an overly responsible Asian-Canadian who has slept with no man. Jack finds himself settling into a full-time job, a gal pal, an offspring, and an ambition in the culinary industry to sidestep his feelings for John, his childhood crush. He has quietly given up hope that John would ever fall for him and support his dreams of running a restaurant together one day.

As years of mounting tensions culminate into an over-heated argument in the kitchen, Jack throws an apple at John’s head — bruising his boss’s ego and unfurling a series of ill-timed events that teach them both good reasons to grow up.

For these two opposites, romance must ensue… especially when Jack is about to marry John’s sister! After John finds out about the wedding, passions ignite and his life spirals out of control… losing his job, his playboy reputation and his underwear – all while rushing to the altar to finally confess his love! Promiscuous John was once easy for Jack to ignore. But a newer, penniless, more soulful John may soon prove too hard to kick to the curb.

Chris McNally – imdb.com/name/nm2901423/?ref_=tt_cl_t1
Kent S. Leung – imdb.com/name/nm4141406/?ref_=tt_cl_t2
Mkenzie Scott – imdb.com/name/nm1745779/?ref_=tt_cl_t3


About The Crew 

 The Promotion People - John Apple JackMonika Mitchell – Director/Co-Producer

Monika’s filmmaking career started with three independent films: Night Deposit, Witness and Break a Leg (2000-2003), attending 90 international film festivals, winning 27 awards and qualifying for Academy Award consideration with both shorts. Having won Slamdance’s Anarchy Audience Award in 2000, she was a programming contributor for the festival the following two years (2001, 2002). In 2009, she was chosen by Vancouver Olympic Committee and the Cultural Olympiad to curate the film program for Canada during the Olympics and Paralympics of 2010. She acquired, commissioned and/or produced 72 films that were enjoyed by over 13 million viewers worldwide. In 2011 her original script was chosen to participate in Whistler’s CFC’s Producer’s Lab. Monika continues to direct episodic television (beginning with Robson Arms in 2004) and has worked for networks including CBC, CTV, Lifetime and Logo, while developing her own feature projects. She most recently directed the pilot “The Switch” for Trembling Void Productions and OutTV in Summer 2013.


 The Promotion People - John Apple Jack

Rick Tae – Writer/Producer

Rick has created films, shorts, TV, multimedia and theatre content currently in various stages of distribution, production and development. He was selected for the NSI Totally Television Program and awarded Telefilm Canada support as a screenwriter/producer. In addition to writing/producing his first feature John Apple Jack, Walk the Dog sold to The Movie Network and Air Canada, and received a Canadian Comedy Award nod, while web-series Marco Chow Massage has garnered fans worldwide. Rick has worked with VAFF in previous years, coached actors and writers in Vancouver and LA, produced/directed Award winning and nominated theatre productions, garnered Gemini and Leo Award nods and a win for his acting work and assisted director/producer Roland Emmerich for Sony Pictures’ blockbuster “2012”.



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Selena Paskalidis – Producer

Selena has worked her way up very quickly in Canada’s film, television and digital industries. She started her career as the head of business affairs in long form drama, moving effortlessly into development before taking the reins of production. In 2013 alone, she ushered two features through production, launched a digital brand and is just about to lock financing on her third feature to shoot in the spring of 2014. For the two features already in the can, Selena secured sales and festival gala premieres for John Apple Jack and Telefilm Post Production support for Naked Night Bike, a mid-life crisis comedy that is just completing post-production. Additionally this year, Selena launched a revolutionary digital brand for the creation of online networks, called Dotstudioz (www.dotstudioz.com); designed and implemented the digital strategy for Vic Sarin’s latest documentary, Hue and the iphone and web apps for the reality series Eat St. for Paperny Productions. In previous years, Selena saw the short film she produced Walk The Dog enjoy Official Selection in the 2009 CFC Humor Me Cross Canada Tour and Canadian Comedy Award nominations. Her project The Bryce Lee Story was selected for the Just For Laughs Comedy Boot Camp. Selena is dedicated to ensuring that the smart, funny writers and directors in her midst get their films made, seen and enjoyed by a world-wide audience.

Executive Producer: Todd Giroux
Associate Producer: Jhod Cardinal


Social Media Handles

Website:  johnapplejack.com
Twitter: @johnapplejack
Facebook: John Apple Jack Movie
Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=QKKUKIXqE5E
Vimeo: vimeo.com/77379732


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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

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Directors Michael Hamilton and Corey Ogilvie launch Kickstarter Campaign for documentary feature on Steve Nash

‘Nash’ The Movie gives unprecedented access to NBA Star

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‘Nash’ The Movie is a compelling documentary film profiling 8-time NBA All-Star Steve Nash, one of basketball’s most prolific players. Director Michael Hamilton, Founder of Crunchtime Films in association with Donnelly Films, is the creative force behind this movie. On Monday, September 16th, Hamilton will continue his quest to bring the film to the big screen by launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $110k necessary for the global consumer marketing campaign.

The KICKSTARTER Campaign will run for 30-days ending October 16th

The film delves deep in to the personas of Steve Nash: Athlete, Philanthropist, Family Man, and NBA Legend in the making. During the making of the film, Hamilton was granted unprecedented access to high profile Nash fans, incuding President Barack Obama who states: “I think you’re measured not just by your skill or your fame or your wealth, but by your character, and I think by that standard Steve [Nash] is going to do very well”. Other notable celebrities lending their voice to the film include actors Owen Wilson and Andy Garcia, Doug Ellin, legendary filmmaker Ron Howard and fellow athlete Kobe Bryant.

Hamilton & Ogilvie give fans a 360 degree perspective of the superstar, as Nash himself pushes viewers to examine the perceived limitations and driving forces in their lives. Aside from his fame and fortune, Nash is innately driven to continue his winning ways in all avenues of his life. “This project has given me a front row seat to the never dull but sometimes very private life of Steve” says Hamilton. “His prowess and work ethic on the court speaks for itself, but now fans will get a rare glance in to what drives one of the world’s most influential people off the court”

Michael Hamilton is an accomplished Director and Producer with a 15-year career that includes spearheading 20+ sports documentaries, television series and feature films. Hamilton’s passion lies in discovering compelling stories and bringing them to life. His acclaimed documentary series ‘The Journey’, chronicling the success of some of North America’s high profile athletes on their way to the Major Leagues, garnered a ratings win for TSN and ESPN classic. Credits also incude a one-hour hockey special for the Rogers SportsNet channel titled ‘Boys to the Bigs’, featuring the NHL’s most electrifying hockey players Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, and Eric Staal. Hamilton is also the recipient of a LEO Award Nomination.


Social Media Handles

Website: nashthemovie.com
Twitter: @NashMovie
Facebook: NashTheDocumentary
YouTube: NASH The Documentary Teaser 2

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

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

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

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


The Promotion People Jesse James Miller


Website: jessejamesmill
Twitter: @Jesse_J_Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jesse James Miller, Adam Scorgie – Producers

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

The Promotion People Jennifer Copping


Twitter: @jennifercopping

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




The Promotion People John Cassini


Website: johncassini.com
Twitter: @CassiniJohn

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

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


The Promotion People Agam Darshi


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

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

Agam will be wearing a Jason Matlo design.

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


The Promotion People Juan Riedinger


Website: juanriedinger.com
Twitter: @JuanRiedinger

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

Juan will be wearing Le Chateau.



The Promotion People Jennifer Spence


Twitter: @SpenceJen
Facebook: Jennifer Spence

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

Jennifer will be wearing BCBGMAXAZRIA.



The Promotion People Ben Ratner


Twitter: @Haven_Studio

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




The Promotion People Aubrey and Sarah


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

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

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


Nicole Oliver The Promotion People


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

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

Nicole will be wearing BCBGMAXAZRIA.



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

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

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



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