Shawn’s Big Debut!

Shawn Burke is busy filming a role on the feature film “Unmasked“, a female-dominant woman-empowering film.

An immigrant Muslim woman struggles to find her identity in a new America.

Director: Mostafa Keshvri
Mostafa Keshvari is a Canadian/Persian director, writer and producer based in Vancouver, Canada. Mostafa’s passion for storytelling made him switch from baking to film-making where he received a scholarship at Vancouver Film School. His first film after graduation “I Ran” was selected in Cannes Short Corner Film Festival 2015 and earned him international recognition. His success was followed by more films ranging from feature documentaries to shorts and animations. His last animated short film “Music Box” was selected at Cannes Short Corner Film Festival in 2017.

Mostafa’s first feature drama “Unmasked” will follow the story of a Muslim immigrant family after the recent immigration ban. Mostafa’s films mainly explore social and issues. His film-making style is influenced by poetry and he often uses his own poems (Life is Like book). Mostafa is also the co-founder of GrandMuse Pictures where stories are meant to inspire and enlighten the audience.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Anthony!

Anthony Ames has just wrapped a role on Supergirl Season 3 Episode 308.

Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The Flash) that originally aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, and stars Melissa Benoist in the title role. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine who is Superman’s cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians.

At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escapes doom on planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family, where she grows up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learns to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin, Superman. Now an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara finds her days of keeping her abilities a secret are over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlists her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara must juggle her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.

On January 8, 2017, The CW renewed the series for a third season, which will began airing on October 9, 2017.

14 Joey Award Nominations for MoGood Talent!!!

Congratulations!!!! To all the Joey Nominees for all your hard work and dedication to your craft!



http://www.joeyawards.com/
Celebrating Young Canadian Performers



And The Nominees for 2017 are!!!

Best Actress in a Short Film Age 9-10 Years:
Bracken Hanke – Broken Bunny

Best Actress in a Student or Youth Made Short Film Age 12 & Up:
Tiana Marie Irving – After Hours

Best Actress in a Live Theater Production:
Alora Dexi Killam – Annie

Best Leading Actor in a TV Movie:
Chance Hurstfield – The Perfect Catch

Best Featured Actor in a Feature Film or TV Movie:
Nathan Ellison – Colossal

Best Featured Actor in a TV Series 11 Years & Up:
Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey – Timeless

Best Featured Actress in a TV Series Age 6-9 Years:
Bracken Hanke – Supernatural

Best Featured Actress in a TV Series Age 10-12 Years:
Bracken Hanke – Date My Dad

Best Principal or Guest Starring Actress in a TV Series Age 10- 13 Years:
Bracken Hanke – The Magicians

Best Recurring Principal or Guest Star Actress in a TV Series Age 13 & Over:
Ava Frye – iZombie

Best Series Regular or Leading Actor in a TV Series 13-16 Years:
Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey – Game On

Best Principal or Supporting Actress in a Feature Film Age 13 & Over:
Ava Frye – Idle Thoughts

Best Principal or Supporting Actor in a Feature Film:
Nathan Ellison – Colossal

Best Principal or Supporting Actor in a TV Movie Feature Age 11 Years & Up:
Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey – Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder

UBCP/ACTRA ANNOUNCES IT’S 2017 NOMINEES!!!

Congratulations to Maxine Chadburn and Aiden Longworth for “Best Emerging Performer” nominations.

Maxine Chadburn for feature film “Cadence” & Aiden Longworth for feature film “The 9th Life of Louis Drax“.

 

Trailer and website – Cadence: http://cadencethefilm.com

Trailer and website – The 9th Life of Louis Drax:
https://www.miramax.com/9th-life-of-louis-drax

The annual UBCP/ACTRA awards celebrate the best of BC’s film & television talent!

For images and quotes from the Nominees please click here:
http://www.ubcp.com/ubcpactra-awards-nominees-2

Proudly representing BC’s performers, each year the UBCP/ACTRA Awards Gala honours five members for work done in the past year. This peer- adjudicated performer awards show shines the spotlight on the talented performers here in BC, and provides an opportunity for industry professionals to share in the celebration with the nominees and winners. The 6th annual red carpet gala takes place on November 18, 2017 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

“This is going to be a great year for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards with this deep pool of talent as nominees. Here in BC we have always known that our actors, crews and locations are unparalleled and it is wonderful to see our local industry growing and being recognized around the world,” says Alvin Sanders, President of UBCP/ACTRA.

Here’s a list of all the 2017 nominees in all 5 categories.

BEST ACTOR:
Alex Barima
, Cypher
Richard Harmon, The 100 – God Complex
Adrian Holmes, 19-2 – Gone
Ty Olsson, A Surrogate’s Nightmare
Ben Ratner, Ganjy

BEST ACTRESS:
Rukiya Bernard, Van Helsing – Seen You
Tammy Gillis, Menorca
Chelah Horsdal, The Man in the High Castle – Fallout
Jennifer Spence, You Me Her – Like Riding a Vagina Bike
Camille Sullivan, The Unseen

BEST EMERGING PERFORMER:
Maxine Chadburn, Cadence
Hannah Cheramy, The Hollow Child
Adam DiMarco, Marrying the Family
Isaac Keoughan, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – The Chicago Way
Aiden Longworth, The 9th Life of Louis Drax
Graeme McComb, DC’s Legend’s of Tomorrow – Compromised

BEST VOICE:
Andrea Libman, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Rock Solid Friendship – Pinkie Pie
Rebecca Husain
, Beat Bugs, With a Little Help from my Friends – Buzz
Nicole Oliver
, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – A Royal Problem – Princess Celestia / Daybreaker
Vincent Tong, Fruit Ninja, Fruitful Multiplication – Durian Gray aka RinJin
Vincent Tong, Chuck’s Choice, Sunny Daze – Joey Adonis
Vincent Tong
, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Hard to Say Anything – Feather Bangs

BEST STUNT:
Simon Burnett, Jon Kralt, Leif Havdale, Corry Glass, Supergirl – Homecoming
Curtis Braconnier
, ArrowLegacy
Lauro Chartrand, Colby Chartrand, Prison Break – Ogygia
Chad Sayn, Lloyd Adams, Prison break – Contingency
Eli Zagoudakis
, Arrow – Fighting Fire with Fire

 

The Good Actor… Jilena!

Jilena Cori has wrapped shooting a role on The Good Doctor Episode #105.

The Good Doctor is an American medical-drama television series, developed by David Shore, based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. The show is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios, with Shore serving as showrunner. The series began airing on ABC on September 25, 2017.

The series stars Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy, a young pediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, and Tamlyn Tomita also star in the show. The series received a put pilot commitment at ABC after a previous attempted series did not move forward at CBS Television Studios in 2015; The Good Doctor was ordered to series in May 2017. On October 3, 2017, ABC picked up the series for a full season of 18 episodes.

Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon who has savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the surgical unit at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital — a move strongly supported by his mentor, Dr. Aaron Glassman. Having survived a troubled childhood, Shaun is alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, but he finds his niche using his extraordinary medical skill and intuition to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

With Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) and Richard Schiff (The West Wing) on its bill, The Good Doctor isn’t lacking for star power.

But perhaps more interestingly, the new ABC drama is one of the highest profile series ever to shine a light on autism – a condition that makes communication difficult for an affected person, though can gift them with incredible powers of reasoning and intellect.

What An Explosive Talent!

Monique Phillips books a role on the Web Series “This Blows“.

Network: CBC
Executive Producer: Bruce McCulloch, Susan Cavan
Producer(s): Caitlin Brown
Director: Cole Northey
Writer: Bruce McCulloch

Storyline: This Blows is an 8 part digital miniseries set in the world of rainy, hipster Vancouver where the lead, Anna Gowen, discovers she can blow people up with her anger. A thoughtful, action-packed, female driven horror comedy series, This Blows will (quite literally) explode what it means to be a young, people-pleasing woman on a journey through discovering how to express anger. The show’s tone is grounded, odd, but believable. Amid all the gore, our character’s energy remains soulful, playful, and at times savage. A hybrid of Heathers with the unbridled energy of (say) Evil Dead, This Blows is an homage to the messy, low- budget gore of old-school horror films — this time with a modern feminist twist.

Mother and Daughter Zombies!!

Kyla Wise and Audrey Wise Alvarez have wrapped shooting on CW’s iZombie, now filming season 4!

iZOMBIE Season 4 TRAILER Comic Con (2017) CW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G5g1EPaeGU

The show about an undead morgue attendant who assumes the personality of whichever brain she is eating and uses it to solve murders is one of the most consistently delightful shows on television. We would expect nothing less from Rob Thomas, who also created cult favourite Veronica Mars. Thomas runs iZombie along with Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

Rose McIver toplines the series, and stars alongside Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders, and Aly Michalka.
The iZombie TV show is based on the characters from the Vertigo comic of the same name.

In season 4 the series will pick up three months after the big outbreak of zombies, and Seattle is now walled off from the rest of the world. The zombies and humans that are left in New Seattle are trying to live together. The population of humans is not nearly as high as Seattle used to have. Once the knowledge that zombies existed got out, there was a mass exodus — but not everyone could leave. Those that got stuck are the ones trying to survive.

Executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright explains that it’s even more complicated than that, as there are those in New Seattle trying to get out, but there are people outside the city who are sick and are trying to get in because they believe the cure is in the city.

iZombie Season 4: The City Is Walled Off, And All Cops Have Zombie Partners

Our Christmas Gifts Came Early!!

Naika Toussaint and Douglas Dack will be filming a role this month on Hallmark’s “The Christmas Train”.

Based on the #1 New York Times bestselling book of the same name by David Baldacci, The Christmas Train is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie set to premiere during the network’s ambitious slate of holiday programming later this year.

The story follows Tom Langdon, a 41 year old journalist. Outside of work, Tom doesn’t have a whole lot going for him; he’s divorced with no kids, no siblings and his father died years ago. His mother, who is the only one he had left, has just passed away from a stroke. During this desperate state, the lowest point in his life, he turns to his ex-wife for help, but she won’t even accept his collect call.

Tom sets out on a train trip across the United States, from D.C. to California, just in time for Christmas. His experiences along the way cause him to rekindle a former love and rediscover both himself and the magic of Christmas.

Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Pure Genius) is set to star in the movie as Tom. Dermont just recently wrapped up a role on Twentieth Century Fox’s big budget feature The Mountain Between Us, which also filmed in British Columbia. He’ll be joined by Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Darrow & Darrow, Father of the Bride), Joan Cusack (Shameless, Toy Story 4) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon).

Hallmark Channel “Countdown to Christmas” blog:
http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/the-latest-news

http://heavy.com/entertainment/2017/07/hallmark-countdown-to-christmas-list-2017-movies-descriptions-schedule-videos/

Taking A Chance…

Chance Hurstfield will shortly begin filming a role in an upcoming Netflix feature.

This “ballsy project,” The Eggplant Emoji, centers on a teenager who accidentally cuts off his own penis during a camping trip, and he and his friends must race against time to save the appendage. It’ll be an R-rated bro-com in the vein of Superbad.

Jake Szymanski, the Funny or Die alum who helmed Tour de Pharmacy and 2015’s 7 Days in Hell, has signed on to direct the project,

Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider, creators of digital animated series Gentlemen Lobsters, penned the script for The Eggplan Emoji, with Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Workaholics creators Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck all serving as producers.

The Sky’s The Limit!!!

Mike Li books a role on feature Skyscraper!!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is shooting his latest 3D action flick Skyscraper here in Vancouver.

Filming for this project started in China earlier this summer.

The professional wrestler turned actor has 3 blockbuster movies releasing this year: The Fast of the Furious (#8 in the franchise), Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. He also stars on HBO’s Ballers which premieres its third season on July 23rd.
He produced and was featured in the HBO prison boot camp documentary Rock and a Hard Place. And produces projects through his production company Seven Bucks Productions content and for his YouTube channel which is now more of a network featuring other content creators.

Skyscraper is being produced by Beau Flynn’s FlynnPictureCo which has produced other movies starring The Rock: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andrea’s and this summer’s Baywatch. Johnson’s own Seven Bucks Productions and director Rawson Marshall Thurber are also producing. Thurber, most known for DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Easy also wrote the story and is directing. He also wrote and directed last year’s comedy Central Intelligence starring Johnson and Kevin Hart.

Johnson co-stars with Neve Campbell, Chin Han as well as BC-born Pablo Schreiber.

Canadian actress Neve Campbell entered most of our homes on the small screen as Julia Salinger in the hit teen family drama Party of Five in the 90’s. She has also dominated the horror film genre with the Scream franchise.

Since then she’s appeared on hit TV shows like Mad Men and House of Cards. Campbell is 43 years old and hails from Guelph, Ontario.

Canadian-American actor Pablo Tell Schreiber is the half-brother of Hollywood A-lister Liev Schreiber who stars in the hit family crime drama series Ray Donovan which is in its fifth season.

Pablo on the other hand is most recently known for his roles in Orange is the New Black and American Gods. He is 39 years old and was born in Ymir, British Columbia.

Singaporean actor Ng Chin Han is known for his role of Lau in The Dark Knight and Togusa in the Hollywood-adaptation of Ghost in the Schell starring Scarlett Johannson. He is 47 years old and was born in Singapore.

Skyscraper will be the third major production in Vancouver for Johnson. He was in town for 2004’s Walking Tall which also starred Johnny Knoxville and Ashley Scott, it filmed in both British Columbia and Washington state. Then there was his 2010 family comedy movie Tooth Fairy with Destiny Whitlock and Ashley Judd.

Universal and Legendary have set the release date for Skyscraper on July 13, 2018.

http://www.whatsfilming.ca/2017/08/17/skyscraper-the-rock-marwencol-steve-carell