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YOUNG & RECKLESS selected by T.O. WebFest

Another announcement that is with great pleasure!

YOUNG & RECKLESS is heading to Toronto at the end of May for the T.O. Webfest which runs May 25-27, 2017 at the CN Tower. Yes, really. A festival in the freaking CN Tower. Pretty Canadian, eh?

The three day festival, presented by Web Creators Canada, is in its fourth year and offers “engaging panels and workshops, networking, screenings, installations, awards, special events  and more!” See you there?

You can also watch all 5 episodes of the show RIGHT NOW on Vimeo.

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Young & Reckless picks up it’s first award at #HollyWebFest2017

Last weekend YOUNG & RECKLESS was honoured with an award for best editing. The award is shared by myself and Alec Richardson. Go team!

Here’s a pic to prove I was there to accept it!

Me with an award for Best Editing of YOUNG & RECKLESS at Hollyweb Festival

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Young & Reckless goes across the pond for Pilot Light TV Festival in England

YOUNG & RECKLESS, a comedy series about a 28-year-old dude whose arch nemesis is a 13-year-old, girl will screen at the Pilot Light TV Festival in Manchester, England, during their 2nd season May 4th-7th, 2017.

At Pilot Light we are proud to produce a communal TV experience where fans and industry can come together to celebrate the past, present and future of television! In a very similar structure to a traditional film festival, Pilot Light TV Festival is hosted in Manchester over 4 days and will contain screenings featuring all kinds of series new & old plus exclusive panels featuring the writers, producers, directors, actors, commissioners, and more behind them!

Program: Web Series Shuffle, an eclectic block dedicated to the diversity of content in web series.
Screening Time: Friday May 5th, 2017 @ 4:10pm @ Manchester Central Library (MCR)

Tickets to MCR Central Library Events:

Single Slot Tickets: £5 (Inc fees)
Friday Day Pass: £20 (Plus fees)
Both Day Pass: £30 (Plus fees)

Check out the full festival line up HERE.

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Young & Reckless officially selected by Hollyweb Festival

BRYCE (Seth Isaac Johnson) can't believe it!

BRYCE (Seth Isaac Johnson) can’t believe it! Young & Reckless  is Officially Selected at HollyWeb

My comedy webseries YOUNG & RECKLESS is heading to Hollywood in March as an Official Selection at the HollyWeb Festival which runs March 30th to April 2nd, 2017!

Two of the five episodes will be be screening as part of the four day festival which boasts numerous award categories including, BEST SERIES, BEST INTERNATIONAL SERIES, BEST PILOT, BEST COMEDY, BEST DRAMA, I.A.W.T.V DIVERSITY AWARD, BEST ACTOR in a COMEDY, BEST ACTRESS in a COMEDY, BEST ENSEMBLE CAST, BEST DIRECTING, BEST SCREENWRITING, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST EDITING,  and BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC/SCORE.

The HollyWeb Best Series winner will be screened at Raindance Web Festival and the prize includes a trip to London!

For schedule and ticket information head HERE. Can’t wait and want to watch Young & Reckless RIGHT NOW? Click HERE.

Want to know more about the show? Click Here.

YOUNG & RECKLESS was supported by Telus Optik Local and CreativeBC

 

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Young & Reckless now streaming around the world!

L to R: Devon, Brianne, Andrea, Sierra (as OLIVIA)

L to R: Devon Ferguson (as DEVON/co-creator), , Brianne Nord-Stewart (director/producer, Andrea Shawcross (writer/co-creator), Sierra (as OLIVIA)

Back in April I was in production directing a hilarious and fresh presentation pilot written by one of my favourite collaborators, Andrea Shawcross. The project? YOUNG & RECKLESS. If that’s enough to hook you already, just head to www.YnRtheseries.com to get your binge on.

YOUNG & RECKLESS follows a 28 year old dude whose arch nemesis is a 13 year old girl.

(I would like to remind you to check your eyes so you realize this is not called “Young & Restless” like the daytime soap opera. We aren’t blasting our show with white diffusion and melodramtic scenes about nothing to culminate in a hundred some hours of a TV season where nothing happens but there’s a lot that is constantly suggested WILL happen. Eventually.)

Our show,YOUNG & RECKLESS, is the brainchild of writer Andrea Shawcross and her long time collaborator, Devon Ferguson. We were able to produce this pilot with the support of Telus Optik Local and CreativeBC, and it can be viewed on Telus’ VOD platform and YouTube channel.

The series stars Leo Nominated actor and co-creator Devon Ferguson (How to be an Actor) as a fast-talking law-school drop out who volunteers to babysit the daughter of his crush, the Camaro-driving, ad exec neighbor (Christina SicoliParanormal Solutions), only to discover she’s a 13-year-old nightmare (Sierra Pitkin,TrollsJuno). Doron Bell (DinoTrux), June B. Wilde (The Butterfly Effect) and Seth Isaac Johnson (The Killing) round out the stellar cast, and introduces newcomer Paige Bateman as a 12 year-old feminist sidekick.

OLIVIA (Sierra Pitkin) come head to head with authority.

OLIVIA (Sierra Pitkin) come head to head with authority.

Women further dominated behind the camera with cinematographer Lindsay George (Beat Around the Bush, A Night for Dying Tigers, Prodigals). The shoot was a reunion for Sierra Pitkin, a self-proclaimed 15 year-old vegetarian feminist, and myseld who first worked together in 2009 on Trolls.

Our YOUNG & RECKLESS team was mentored by television writer Mark Farrell (Seed, Corner Gas), producer Andrew Williamson (Motive), and branding consultant Annelise Larson, in partnership with Canada’s National Screen Institute (NSI).

YOUNG & RECKLESS features a great Canadian soundtrack from many up-and-coming Canadian bands including Rykka, Van Damsel, and Doom Squad. YOUNG & RECKLESS completed principal photography in Langley and Kelowna, BC in May, 2016 and was released October 7th, 2016

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FREAKING FINALLY, THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING

Wait for it.

Byron Noble, Paula Burrows, Actor, actress

Actors Paula Burrows & Byron Noble at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 opening gala.

The Dangers of Online Dating will get it’s long overdue public release along with 5 shiny new episodes that have yet to go to camera.

Thanks to Telus Optik Local, and their Community Programming Grant, who are financing the new content and will be distributing it on their video on demand platform as well as their online channels.

The shows lead actors Paula Burrows and Byron Noble celebrated Telus’ announcement of the funds last week by heading to the opening gala of the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival. The Dangers of Online Dating also co-stars Stacey Mahieux.

The show’s launch date is yet to be determined but will happen in 2017.

Keep up to date on the socials.

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Twitter.com/DOODthemovie
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Someone else wrote a blog about me

(But mostly, I wrote her blog post about me)

styling_stories_stephanie_hallIt’s cool though because we (Stephanie Hall and I ) were put in touch through a Vancouver online Forum called “Girl Gang” and, as a Creative Writer + Online Marketing Specialist, Stephanie asked the group to participate in an interview to share what it is we do all day with the world.

CLICK HERE to read my post.

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Watch the NO FIXED ADDRESS concept teaser

The ‪#‎NFA‬ team is proud to present the proof-of-concept teaser for NO FIXED ADDRESS: A dark comedy web-series which follows a family of transient crust punks as they defend their street corners, exploit drop-in centres, and try to survive ‘til welfare day.

What are you waiting for!? LIKE/SHARE this damn post with all your pals and most importantly VIEW the #NFA teaser so that we can get funded, baby!

Also stay tuned for the upcoming live performance videos from folk punk musicians Jesse Stewart (Trailer Park Boys) and Skum Shine!

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I’m apprenticing on the new Disney Show, MTX!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2016 is getting off to a great start. Nord-Stewart Productions Inc. is now official, the Telus funded web series YOUNG & RECKLESS is coming along and will begin production in March 2016 and you can expect to see it on a screen near you in July 2016 if not sooner.

I’ve also had the very fortunate opportunity to be a part of a director’s apprenticeship program on the new Disney show, MTX! – a live-action adventure comedy – produced with Vancouver’s Omnifilm Entertainment with hometown success, Zach Lipovsky producing and directing.

Brianne at the director’s monitor on the set of “Beat Around the Bush” (2014)

MTX! centers on Ryan (Potvin), a 14-year-old boy with the extraordinary ability to control technology with his mind – technopathy. After his secret power is revealed, he quickly learns that monsters have just been sent to destroy the city by an evil corporation. With danger looming, the only thing that can protect the citizens of Bay City is MTX, a 120-foot robot that only Ryan has the ability to control.

I will be shadowing the director for a month starting next week on both the pilot and episode two of the new series. A great warm up before we start shooting both web series YOUNG & RECKLESS and NO FIXED ADDRESS.

A huge shout out to talented LA-based, Canadian writer, Marilyn Thomas for recommending me as an up-and-comer ready to get into TV. And a shout out to Zach and Omni for championing this apprenticeship program that is geared towards female directors.

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CASTING 17-22 YR OLDS in VANCOUVER DARK COMEDY WEB-SERIES

VANCOUVER CASTING CALL –

for an original dark comedy web-series, NO FIXED ADDRESS, which follows a band of transient punks and as they defend their street corners, exploit drop-in centres, and try to survive ‘til welfare day.

Currently CASTING the five leads roles and are open to those with experience and without. We are specifically interested in individuals with existing tattoos, and piercings.

See CASTING BREAKDOWN: NO FIXED ADDRESS – Casting Call – 12NOV2015

The FIRST ROUND of auditions will be held Tuesday November 17th and Wednesday November 18th in the afternoon in Vancouver, BC.

EMAIL YOUR AUDITION SUBMISSION to nfatheseries@gmail.com and include:

  • Name & age
  • E-mail & phone number
  • Headshot & everyday dressed down picture
  • Actor CV if you have it
  • Preference of Nov 17th or 18th for your audition

You will be contacted with a time and location.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for NO FIXED ADDRESS.

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