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Award Winning Entrepreneur Natalie Boll opens Kitsilano’s newest eatery, The Blenheim Pub

The busy entrepreneur is also an award-winning film producer and co-owner of the top-rated Gastown eatery, Bauhaus Restaurant

Entrepreneur Natalie Boll, the recent recipient of the Business in Vancouver 40 under 40 Award, has opened Kitsilano’s newest neighbourhood restaurant pub, The Blenheim Pub, on Vancouver’s Westside. Co-owner of the successful Bauhaus Restaurant and busy mother of three, Natalie spends part of the year in Germany, and noticed that many European restaurants are much more kid-friendly.  She wanted to bring that atmosphere to Vancouver so her customers can have a casual meal with their children, where both parents and kids alike can enjoy dining out.

Natalie fondly recalls the Little Nest Café on Commercial Drive, where a vibrant kid-friendly environment was brought to life. “When my daughter was young, I used to spend my weekends at the Little Nest Cafe. I was so sad when it closed, but always loved the concept. So now at the Blenheim Pub I wanted to have the same concept and incorporate a nice kids area and kids menus. I created a casual place where families could enjoy a delicious meal that was set up for both the parents and the kids,” says Natalie.

Newly renovated, The Blenheim Pub décor features local Kitsilano artist Richard Herrington. The menu is not only kid-friendly and healthy, but has all the favorites that parents look for when selecting a family restaurant.  Popular items on the menu are the rustic pizza, signature Blenheim burger and the schnitzel sandwich. At night, The Blenheim Pub is a popular neighborhood pub for people to get-together after a long day at work.

“Living between Vancouver and Germany I realized that Vancouver did not have as many restaurants with kids areas like the Germans do. Vancouver is expensive. Childcare is expensive. We have kept the prices with family budgets in mind at The Blenheim Pub. We want the community to come together so parents have places to go with their kids and not have to hire childcare just to go out and have a meal with healthy choices,” says Natalie.

If opening this restaurant didn’t keep her busy enough, Natalie is also director/producer of the award winning feature documentary “Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick”, that is scheduled to have a Canadian wide release in Cineplex Theatres on March 29th.

Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick is a portrait of a Canadian art legend, Beau Dick, an enigmatic carver from a small remote village on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. His remarkable masks have been celebrated across the global art scene as vibrant expressions of West Coast Indigenous culture and a sophisticated crossover into the contemporary art world. Dick had an unprecedented ability to tap into the collective memory of his people and breathe new life into age-old traditions.

The Blenheim Pub is open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM until late. The restaurant is located at 3293 W 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC.

Natalie Boll is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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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


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.

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).

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“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

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Vancouver will play host to the premiere of the Broadway musical “City of Angels” at Performance Works from July 8th – 17th

Film Noir meets the Musical starring Michael Lomenda, Donal Thoms-Cappello
Jennifer Copping, Caitlin Clugston and Crystal Balint

This summer, Vancouver will play host to Vancouver’s Premiere of the Broadway musical “City of Angels” with a limited engagement run from July 8 – 17th at Granville Island’s Performance Works. This Tony award-winning musical comedy is homage to film noir that delightfully satirizes the glamour and decadence of 1940s Hollywood.

Putting It Together (PIT) Collective, a group of local Vancouver artists, will be performing and producing the show featuring a wide variety of talent that has appeared on Broadway, in hit TV shows and feature films. They’re proud to be part of Vancouver’s global reputation as a hub of talent and creativity.

The musical “City of Angels” takes place in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. A New York crime novelist (Stine) agrees, at the behest of a Hollywood producer, to adapt his latest novel into a screenplay but how much is he willing to sacrifice for a taste of fame and fortune?  The wisecracking and quick-witted Detective Stone has a way with women but is forever haunted by the one who got away in this musical spoof of film noir crime novels and Hollywood’s treatment of writers that is smart, swingin’, sexy, and funny.

Tony award-winning “City of Angels” moves between the beautiful Technicolor world of Hollywood and Stine’s glamorous film noir-in-progress of the same title. While Stine’s movie plays out in black and white, he finds the dangerous temptations of the world of Los Angeles – the distraction of women, the lure of fame, and the artistic compromises being made right and left – all too colorful. Witty and glamorous, “City of Angels” features a sensational jazz score, including popular songs, “You Can Always Count on Me,” “Tennis Song,” and “I’m Nothing Without You.”

Actor/Producer Christopher Shyer has assembled some of Canada’s most talented artists to bring “City of Angels” to Vancouver. Chris made his Broadway debut starring in Mamma Mia, and was part of the US National touring cast of The Book of Mormon.

Award winning actor/director/singer Jennifer Copping, a genuine triple threat, will be making her Musical Directorial Debut and tackling the dual roles of the savvy leading ladies Oolie and Donna. PIT moved mountains to bring in Michael Lomenda to play Detective Stone.  Joining the cast from Los Angeles, Michael played Nick Massi in Jersey Boys on stage and also in the film directed by Clint Eastwood in 2014. Caitlin Clugston is thrilled to play the roles of Gabby and Bobbi. Donal Thoms-Cappello will play the role of Stine, the New York Crime Novelist. Janet Gigliotti, one of the Angel City 4 is also making an appearance as Sonny. Janet just completed a successful run playing Judy Garland in the Canadian premiere of “End of the Rainbow.” Crystal Balint (Mech x4) channels her feistiest femme fatale to breathe life into the roles of Alaura and Carla. Jessie nominated Paul Herbert is playing the roles of Buddy Fidler and Irwin S. Irving, Tim Perez, no stranger to the theater, joins the cast as Lt. Munoz; while Props Master John R. Taylor will be playing Luther Kingsley. And new to the Vancouver theatre scene, young actress Miranda MacDougall joins the talented cast.

Behind the scenes the creative team includes: Co-Projection/Video Designers, Corwin Ferguson and Joel Grinke; Choreographer – Ken Overbey; Musical Director – Angus Kellett, and joining Jennifer Copping as Co-Director is Sylvia M. Zaradic.

For a complete list of cast and production team and more information please visit:

“City of Angels”
What: Canadian premiere of the Broadway musical “City of Angels”
Where: Performance Works, Granville Island
When: July 8-17th 8:00 pm Saturday, July 15th Matinee 2:00 pm
REGULAR Ticket price: $40
Discounted tickets available for CAEA Members and students
Tickets available at: www.cityofangels.brownpapertickets.com

Select cast members are available for interviews upon request. For press passes, more information, interviews and photos please contact:
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Photo credit: Rhonda Dent | www.rhondadent.com

Re: the “Vanity Fair” image, from L to R, Miranda MacDougall, Donal Thoms-Cappello, Caitlin Clugston, Crystal Balint, Michael Lomenda, and Jennifer Copping

Additional press photo link: dropbox.com/sh/8fwsl0ew5eyg1pe/AAAo5JZKU_zkZ39sJyfLJWGna?dl=0

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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.

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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


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
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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

June 10th, 2016

Calgary, AB
Plaza Theatre

Edmonton, AB
Princess Theatre

Lethbridge, AB
The Movie Mill

Vernon, BC
Towne Cinema

Victoria, BC
VIC Theatre

Toronto, ON
Carlton Cinema

June 13th, 2016

Vancouver, BC
Rio Theatre

June 17th, 2016

Regina, SK
Rainbow Theatre

Saskatoon, SK
Roxy Theatre

Toronto, ON
Kingsway Theatre

July 22, 2016

Ottawa, ON
Mayfair Theatre

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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.


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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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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Multi-talented, multi-lingual pop-artist, actor and model Elisabetta Fantone adds motherhood to her list of growing roles

untitled-6893The renowned multifaceted performer is tackling her most important project yet, with the anticipation of her first child in July

The ever engaging artist/actor Elisabetta Fantone has been garnering acclaim worldwide from her various art, film and television projects. Now, Elisabetta is preparing for the most important role she has tacked to-date, as she prepares for the arrival of her first child in July. Elisabetta’s work was most recently featured in her GOING POP exhibit, which was displayed at the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in London earlier this spring. This latest show comes on the heels of a well-publicized tour of her artwork across North America, with highlights including The Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto during TIFF, Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Latitude Gallery in Calgary, and the Myra Galleries in Miami.

Elisabetta’s art reached new heights, literally, with one of her largest creations; a mural she painted for Art Basel in Miami. The piece, titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mugshots. The mural is located at 227 NW 26th Street in Miami (Wynwood). Last year, Elisabetta painted the widely revered mural titled ‘The Affair”, featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. ‘The Affair’ was later featured in a Bacardi commercial. You can view Elisabetta’s variety of art here: elisabettafantoneart.com.

Elisabetta’s unique approach to recreating images of iconic figures is widely popular, and the portraits are often acknowledged by the subject of her pieces!

CalvinCharlesGallery5The Italian-Canadian multi-talent has accomplished countless artistic endeavors, including notable credits in the realm of film and television, modeling, music, painting and literature. A highlight of her productions include: the role of Marta in the Golden Globe Award winning film “Big Eyes” directed by Tim Burton, the noir-mystery feature “Havana 57”, and a lead role in the feature “My Name is Sandy”, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival. And, of course, the role that changed it all for Elisabetta, the Canadian TV series “Loft Story”, which gained her notoriety as a break out star in front of the camera. Since then, her remarkable versatility as an actor has allowed her to successfully play roles ranging from light comedy to gritty drama in both English and French productions.

Elisabetta3-1 (531x800)When not on set, or writing (her first book, entitled “Journal intime d’une Lofteuse” and the accompanying CD were recently released), she is giving her followers a peek at how she makes her art with time-lapse videos demonstrating the creative process that goes into the creation of her innovative pieces. You can see her videos on YouTube on her channel:OfficialElisabetta.

With her acting projects on the continual rise, and a painting career that is more in-demand than ever, with pieces in galleries and private collections across the world, Elisabetta isn’t slowing down anytime soon. And, with the addition of a new role this summer, Elisabetta will be tackling her greatest personal project: motherhood. The healthy living enthusiast is planning on having a natural water birth, and is preparing for the natural birth with a hypnobirthing class next month. She has continued with a well-balanced plant based diet throughout her pregnancy (not always easy when around a tempting craft services table!), and her and her husband plan on raising their child has a vegetarian as well.

Elisabetta has balanced her pregnancy, mind and body wellness, and a busy art and film production schedule, while continuing to impress those around her in all facets of work and life.


Elisabetta is available for interviews and photographs upon request.

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Music a Teen will Travel the World to Hear Brian Tyler Live: Film Music for Stars, Cars & Superheroes

092915_VANCOUVER_PHOTOGRAPHER_000GG_1024Vancouver Sixteen year old musician Logan Jones is on his way to London UK this weekend to hear composer Brian Tyler conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra on May 7th

Most parents would never expect their teen to fly across the world to go to a Symphony Music Concert but that is exactly what 16 year old Logan Jones is doing this weekend. Logan is flying from Vancouver Canada to London UK to hear the musician he most admires, “Brian Tyler Live: Film Music for Stars, Cars and Superheroes.” Brian will conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday 7 May 2016, 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall in London England.

Interestingly, most teens know and love the music that he is going to catch live – they just don’t know it! Brian Tyler’s films have grossed $ 9.5 billion worldwide making him one of the most recognised and exciting film composers working today. Brian’s music is embedded in feature films including “Furious, “ “Thor,” “Avengers” and “Now You See Me” and the recent feature “Criminal.” Without knowing it, most of us have been swept along the emotional tides of Brian Tyler’s incredible music more than once.

Logan Jones is a musician and composer who can’t wait to hear some of his favorite music live. Logan says, “Teens should be super interested in this music – they love it in the movies they just don’t recognize it yet.”

12970907_1050165701723573_5366515262983506337_oLogan points outs that Brian Tyler is a rock drummer and this feel of energy and rhythm that inspires him.  As the promotion for the concert states: “Step into the fantastical world of superhuman and action adventure with Hollywood composer/conductor Brian Tyler, for an evening of unforgettable film scores from some of the world’s biggest box office movies of all time. Experience the exciting music from Tyler’s most famous scores spanning over 70 films, including the Marvel films, the Fast and Furious films, Star Trek: Enterprise, fan favourites including Children of Dune and game score franchises such as Far Cry, alongside classic film scores that have influenced Tyler.”

Logan says that “Other teenagers should come and experience a full orchestra playing huge music with a rocking rhythm – like in the theater except better, …rock Drums make a good sound – imagine a drum five times the size and instead of a band of five or a backing track of Pop – 100 instruments. I think kids should come an experience it – live, like the movies but better, I am super excited“

Logan is an unusual teen older than his years. A composer himself with his second Album Platinum Grooves on iTunes, Logan sincerely believes that the concert at the Royal Festival Hall on May 7th is a great way for teens and their parents to have a great night out an experience symphony music that all have enjoyed together.  He hopes that the concert will get more teens to appreciate symphony music.

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Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

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