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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

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Uwe Boll is currently directing Rampage 2 now in production starring Brendan Fletcher in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

The Promotion People - Rampage 2Amok II Productions Inc. is pleased to announce that controversial director Uwe Boll (Far Cry, Assault on Wall Street) is currently in production on ‘Rampage 2’ starring British Columbia born Brendan Fletcher (Rouge).  Rampage 2 is the sequel to the original cult classic Rampage. The film is being shot on location in Maple Ridge.

Written by Uwe Boll, Rampage 2 brings back the character Bill Williamson who, now outraged by the state of the nation, takes over a television station and holds a number of hostages.

Rampage 2 is being produced by Natalia Tudge. The film co-stars Lochlyn Munro from Tomorrowland and Night of the Roxbury and Mike Dopud from the TV series Mistresses and Durham County.

Writer and Director Uwe Boll is now calling Vancouver home having previously produced and directed over 35 feature films, most of which were filmed in Vancouver.  Uwe’s body of work has continuously proven to be both controversial and diversely creative. Though he had a number of projects already under his belt, it wasn’t until 2003’s House of the Dead, based on the popular SEGA game franchise, that Uwe was brought to international attention as a prominent new figure in cult cinema.

Most recently Uwe Boll has made various movies about political subject matters including ‘Auschwitz and ‘Tunnelrats’, ‘Attack on Darfur’ starring Kristanna Loken, David O’Hara and Billy Zane, and his most recent success ‘Assault on Wallstreet’ starring Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong and John Heard.

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Ensemble Cast Includes Sebastian Spence, Gig Morton, 
Burkely Duffield and Everick Golding

Production began this week in Vancouver on UP’s Television Premiere My Mother’s Future Husband, starring Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, “Caroline in the City”) and Matreya Fedor (“Cedar Cove,” “Mr. Young”). The film is produced by Legacy Filmworks Ltd. and directed by George Erschbarner (“A Trusted Man”), who also directed Thompson in 2008’s “The Christmas Clause.” Julie Brazier (“My Name is Sarah”) wrote the script. My Mother’s Future Husband will make its world television premiere on UP in 2014.

The ensemble cast also includes Sebastian Spence (“Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome”), Gig Morton (“Mr. Young,” “Christmas Town”), Burkely Duffield (“House of Anubis,” “Supernatural”) and Everick Golding (Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, “Human Target”).

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A mother and widow of five years, Rene Anderson (Lea Thompson) has thrown herself into running her cozy bistro with friend, cook and co-owner Lou (Everick Golding) and wrapped her entire social life around being her 15-year old daughter Headly’s (Matreya Fedor) BFF. While Headly still grieves the loss of her dad, she’s also discovering boys – specifically Bodie Miller (Burkely Duffield), the handsome jock who recently returned to town – and songwriting. Determined to get out of fancy dinners and zumba lessons with mom, Headly sets some secret romantic goals for them both – help Rene find love and get her own first meaningful kiss – before summer arrives. With her astronomy-obsessed best friend Willis (Gig Morton), Headly concocts a variety of schemes to find her mother’s “future husband,” from interviews in the park for “a Social Studies project” to creating an online profile and video link of Rene talking about herself and looking very pretty. After successfully maneuvering several nice guys into the bistro, sparks seem to fly with windowed dad Andrew (Sebastian Spence), but a misunderstanding threatens to derail Headly’s plans. Meanwhile, Headly discovers dating is more challenging than expected. With summer looming, Rene and Headly ultimately find that they must first deal with the past in order to open their hearts to the romantic possibilities in front of them.

“Mother-daughter relationships are one of the greatest in the world,” said Barbara Fisher, svp, original programming, UP. “This special film explores how this loving, funny, sometime aggravating, unbreakable bond provides the key to a mother and daughter both moving forward and discovering love in their lives again.”

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UP presents a Legacy Filmworks Ltd. production. My Mother’s Future Husband stars Lea Thompson, Matreya Fedor, Sebastian Spence, Gig Morton, Burkely Duffield and Everick Golding. Directed by George Erschbamer. Produced by by Deboragh Gabler. Casting by Judy Lee. Director of Photography is Cliff Hokanson. Editor is Mauri Bernstein. Composer is Peter Allen. Script by Julie Brazier.

Follow our cast at:
Lea Thompson on Twitter @LeaKThompson
Matreya Fedor on Twitter @matreyafedor
Gig Morton on Twitter @Gigmorton or on his website www.gigmorton.com
Burkely Duffield on Twitter @burkelyduffield

For photos and more information, please visit: UPtv.com/MyMothersFutureHusbandPressRoom.

About UP
UP, based in Atlanta, is America’s favorite network for uplifting family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies, series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. The UP brand is reflected in “Uplift Someone,” the network’s successful pro-social initiative. UP can be seen in more than 61 million homes on major cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Charter Communications, as well as DIRECTV on channel 338, DISH Network on channel 188, and Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Follow UP on Facebook & Twitter facebook.com/UPtv & @UPtv.

About Legacy Filmworks
With offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Deboragh Gabler founded Legacy Filmworks Ltd. to create critically-acclaimed, financially successful movies for the international marketplace. Legacy is one of the most respected film production and distribution companies in Canada, with over 60 theatrical features, TV movies and series to its credit, including Bang, Bang, You’re Dead (Emmy, Peabody Award), My Name is Sarah (Prism Award), Miracle of the Cards (Epiphany Award) and Haunted (DGA award, Movie Guide Award).

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