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“Beat Around the Bush” heads to the Broad Humour in Venice Beach

Brenda Matthew, Gina Stockdale, Georgina Stockdale, Mary Black, brightlight pictures, arielle boisvert, brianne nord-Stewart, kacey rohl, broad humour 2017

“Beat Around the Bush” is an official selection at the 10th Annual Broad Humour Film Festival

After the HollyShorts, and Atlanta Underground screenings in August, BEAT AROUND THE BUSH is heading back to Los Angeles once again and will be screening in Venice Beach as part of the 10th Broad Humour Film Festival. 

The Broad Humour Film Festival runs August 31st-September 3rd, 2017 and is a place where funny broads hang out with funny broads. Our lead actress Brenda Matthews will definitely be in attendance, and  it’s possible I will be as well!

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH screening info:

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Where: Venice, CA

The Broad Humour Film Festival was named one of the 5 “coolest” women’s film festivals in the world by Moviemaker Magazine in 2016. I look forward to being a part of such a fantastic organization. www.broadhumor.com

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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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Music videos “Shadowless” & “Movies” to screen in Vancouver Oct 28

IMG_0448On October 28th in Vancouver, BC, two of my music videos will be screening as part of the Film & Media Showcase by Women in Film & Television and in collaboration with DocBC and Cineworks.

These music videos are RYKKA’s “Movies” which was shot this summer in Switzerland, and Hannah Epperson‘s “Shadowless” which was released in 2014 and generously funded by Telus in collaboration with Public Records.

Want some trivia? Rykka and Hannah came in 1st and 2nd in the Peak Performance project 2013 with a combined cash win of over $175K. Money talks. These musicians are fantastic.

WHERE: Cineworks, 1131 Howe Street (back lane entrance)
WHEN: 7 PM

I will be in attendance!

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It’s Been a Tick

I spent all of November in Australia. “The Dangers of Online Dating” Did not win ComedyCoup. But we’re over it. Well…mostly. A fellow Vancouver team, “Human Town” won. So congrats to them!

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Beat Around the Bush” the short film is almost locked and ready to send off to film festivals around the world. And then I will start writing the feature film version as Harold Greenberg Fund has so graciously given me some development money as well.

dearrouge-singitfwd-2014At the end of October had some talented film friends Riel Mcguire and Andy Hodgson volunteer with me to shoot a live performance video of “Best Look Lately” with Dear Rouge and St. James Music Academy’s Senior Choir to promote their fundraiser concert #singitfwd which is happening January 8th, 2015 at the Vogue Theatre. Watch the video below!

I recently uploaded an older in studio video of Cayley Thomas from her track “Hideaway”. Sorry that slipped under the radar.

And in the new year I will be making a few for commercials. For what you ask? An online dating site. Bangin’

There will also be more music videos and in studio videos as well, because I just love that music.

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Billy Crystal made the Filminute Top 25 Shortlist!

filminute - header_info_2014Billy Crystal Fills the Silence has been selected as part of Filminute’s Top 25 Shortlist. It is in fact the only Canadian film on the roster, and there are films up from all over the world. Pretty cool. I didn’t realize the reach the festival had!

FILMINUTE is the international one-minute film festival that challenges filmmakers, writers, animators, artists, designers, and creative producers to develop and submit the world’s best one-minute films.

Watch the film HERE, and rate it, and share it if you so choose. There are some awards to be won, and one even has $2500 attached!

FILMINUTE AWARD CATEGORIES include:–An A-list international jury from the film, arts and communication industries selects ‘Best Filminute’ as well as 5 Jury Commendations. The public select the ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Top Rated’ Awards.

www.filminute.com
www.facebook.com/filminute
www.twitter.com/filminute

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Billy Crystal in your Vancouver Backyard

Billy Crystal Fills the Silence, will be playing on the big screen in Vancouver, BC September 6th as part of the Backyard Film Festival run by Beth Freeman. Don’t be surprised if you see another B. Nord-Stewart film while you are there!

THE RAILWAY MAN

TIME: September 6, 2014 – 7:00 pm     PLACE: Backyard, 107 West 17th Avenue

What to bring: a friend, dark sunglasses, fancy wig, something to drink and a glass, a chair/cushion/blanket
THE ByFFies ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT AND MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

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Cayley Thomas & Sabrina Robson bust out “Jolene”

“Jolene” (Dolly Parton Cover) by Cayley Thomas & Sabrina Robson
July 9, 2014, Vancouver, BC

My longtime Edmonton friend, and fantastic songstress, Cayley Thomas graced Vancouver’s presence last week and I could help but take advantage and pair her with another set of unique pipes; one Sabrina Robson, whom you can listen to on the records of Vancouver’s own This is THE SHOES.

At 12pm I beckoned them to come sing, 3pm we had a song picked, at 5:30pm they showed up and by 7pm they had rehearsed and we had finished filming. Of course the only logical thing to do after was bike to crab park and celebrate a birthday with some beers and friends (who also happen to make up a large majority of the Vancouver music scene. NBD.) Life is good.

http://www.CayleyThomas.com
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/cayleythomas
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cayleythomasmusic
Twitter: @caythom

Sabrina Robson
http://www.thisistheshoes.com
Bandcamp: thisistheshoes.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thisistheshoes
Twitter: @thisistheshoes

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VANCOUVER Casting Call! FEMALES Late 60’s-80’s for my new short!

Cougars Cruising Casting Notice

Please pass this on to any Fabulous woman who may fit the part!

Download the PDF of the casting notice here: Cougars Cruising Casting Notice.pdf

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A shout-out to Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson, who co-produced and co-wrote The Provider, is now directing an interactive theatre adventure all over downtown Vancouver!

The 2-hour show starts in Yaletown but travels to different venues as the plot moves. The coolest thing about Andy’s show is that he puts you, as the audience, as the star of the show!

I am super proud of Andy Thompson for this upcoming play. In an interview with the Province, Andy said that he “got hooked” after his experience making The Provider, which won first prize in a North America-wide Bloodshots short contest.

With five daily shows from Oct 13 – 31, this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Please help support Andy!

Tickets: $25/$35, call 604-235-1920, or go to thevirtualstage.org/zombies

Click here to read the article: http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/movie-guide/star+Zombie+Syndrome/7369884/story.html#ixzz291udScT2

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The Vancouver Sun places my music video amongst the awesome Wilco & The Pack a.d.!

From New music videos: The Pack a.d., The Autumn Portrait, Wilco
“Since its release on YouTube just 10 days ago, Vancouver indie-pop band The Autumn Portrait‘s Welcome To The Night has gathered close to 15,000 views.

Not bad at all for this little video (directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart) telling the love story between the Moon and the Sun performed at various locations in Vancouver, including the amazing Prophouse Cafe at Venables and Commercial Drive.

The Autumn Portrait plans to release three more videos and a radio single, all from the band’s debut The Design Is Over, over the next few weeks.” – Excerpt from The Vancouver Sun’s Blog AWESOME SOUND (click to read) by Francois Marchand

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