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Jordyn Taylor receives a nomination for a Joey Award

Jordyn Taylor, Canadian Actor

Jordyn Taylor, Canadian Actor

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight time
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Southwestern Ontario - Canada
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent

Jordyn Taylor, Canadian Actor.

iFilmGroup member Jordyn Taylor has received a nomination for a Joey Award in the “Best Commercial Voiceover” category for her work on “Hope Letter Campaign”, a 7-minute video.  She is now working on the continuation of the “Hope Letter Campaign”.

Jordyn has extensive dance, singing, and acting experience. She has been a part of a large number of theatre productions in London and area. She also has been involved in several Ryerson student films; including playing the role of “Sandra” in the short film “Nothing Grows Here”.

Cast in a scene of “Not Ready”.

Cast in a scene of “Not Ready”.

Most recently, Jordyn has been involved with iFilmGroup and m & s Marshall Productions. She has roles in three of their upcoming productions that are in post-production.  She played the role of Brooke Armstrong, one of the private school girls in “Not Ready”, Correctional officer T. Walker in “Blue Love” and teenager Brynne Jameson” who was one of the students bullied in “Malicious Attack”.

Joey Award Nominations - Link

Jordyn Taylor IMDb link - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7314041

RELEASE SUMMARY
Jordyn Taylor has received a nomination for a Joey Award.

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org


Jacob Gagen cast in "The Ace and the Scout"

Jacob Gagen, Canadian Actor

Jacob Gagen, Canadian Actor

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight time
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London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent

Jacob Gagen, Canadian Actor.

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London Ontario based actor Jacob Gagen and iFilmGroup member cast in "The Ace and the Scout" for Electronic Motion Pictures. Jacob Gagen will play (Collishaw).
Electronic Motion Pictures… “We are thrilled to cast talented actors Catherine Surprenant (Lucienne), Jacob Gagen (Collishaw), Kevin Wyville (Peterson), and Matt Palmer (CEF Officer). Welcome to the team !”

RELEASE SUMMARY
London Ontario based actor and iFilmGroup member Jacob Gagen cast in "The Ace and the Scout" for Electronic Motion Pictures.
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FACEBOOK: Jacob Gagen
WEBSITE: Electric Motion Pictures

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org


Max Steinberg Nominated for Three Joey Awards

Max Steinberg, actor with iFilmGroup

Max Steinberg, actor with iFilmGroup

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight time
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Southwestern Ontario - Canada
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent

Max Steinberg, Canadian Actor.

London Ontario based Actor Max Steinberg has been nominated for Three (3) Joey Awards, announced September 7,2019 on the Joey Awards website.

Nominations include:

  • BEST ACTOR in a short film12-13, for his lead role in “What Normal Boys Do”

  • BEST FEATURED ACTOR in a Feature Film, for “Afreen”

  • BEST ACTOR in a Student or Youth Made Short Film, 13-16
    for his role in “Chester”, which was shot entirely on an iPhone.

    Projects were filmed in Hamilton, Kitchener, and London Ontario.

Previously Max was nominated at the Joey Awards in both 2017, and 2018 for BEST YOUNG HOST for his interview style talk show MAX TV, which he hosted on Rogers TV, London. Also in 2018 he received a nomination for BEST ACTOR in a Web Series for his role in the satirical comedy “The Waddling Dead”.

Max has earned his Black Belt in karate at Bernardo Karate Academy, where he is currently working towards his second -degree belt. He has also trained with Larissa Mair Casting in Toronto, Original Kids Theatre and Alexandra Kane at AK Arts Academy London as well as taken multiple stage combat classes. Max is currently in grade 10 at HB Beal Secondary School where he continues to study his craft.

The school itself is known for its famous alumni. Notably Oscar winning Producer Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby and Crash), Brad Turner director of Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis, Smallville, 24 and Hawaii 50, and Degrassi actress Olivia Scriven.

MAX is represented by: Hero Artist

(https://joeyawards.com/2019-nominations)

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/therealMaxSteinberg
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7817469/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MaxSteinberg123

JOEY AWARDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
WEBSITE: https://www.joeyawards.com/past-winners
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/joeyawardscanada/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/joeyawards1
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/joeyawards1/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSusRbQg9AufVM8zsaGyoKw, announced September 7, 2019 on the Joey Awards website.

RELEASE SUMMARY
London Ontario based actor Max Steinberg has been nominated for three (3) Joey Awards

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org


Stage Actor Hazel Parsons Returns to Acting

Actor Hazel Parsons [© Photos by Phyllis]

Actor Hazel Parsons
[© Photos by Phyllis]

Hazel Parsons says…
“In 1974, in my late teens, I joined the Elgin Theatre Guild.  It was no more than a cubby hole apartment, where we did all our rehearsals there, and our actual performances were on stage at AVSS.  It was way too long ago to remember the plays I was in, but I recall “Witness for the Prosecution”, “Scrooge”, “The White Sheep of the Family”...these are all back in probably season 7 or 8 of the Guild.  I was also on the executive of the ETG in those early years.   Later I returned for another and obviously older character in “Witness for the Prosecution” in approximately season 30.

 In between the years, well you know, life and family get in the way, especially when I started working or going to university classes out of town and would not be able to keep up with any kind of rehearsal schedule due to unavailability.  Now I am happily retired, and can go back what I love and craved to again become a part of for so long.   

I wanted to try film. Matthew Marshall with iFilmGroup gave me a chance with the movie “Not Ready”.  I was totally inexperienced re film work, and although some skills can be transferred over, certainly many aspects are different. 

In May I was invited to auditions for “Not Ready”.  Here I come, as a complete stranger, and was heartily welcomed and not made to feel awkward, strange, or that I had no business being there.   I came away from that afternoon, satisfied that I had learned a great deal that afternoon, and the whole experience was a positive one.  I had no idea that I would be cast as a more regular extra in “Not Ready”, giving me the opportunity to really feel like I was part of the “Not Ready” family of performers/crew and associates.” ■

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org


Labor Day Thank You to Our Actors & Crew

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iFilmGroup thanks all actors and crew on the production of the movie “Not Ready”
Over 65 Scenes, with over 100 actors and many crew

This movie production was partially shot during one long week-end in the summer of 2019. This was the Canada Day weekend. Four days for Canadians to enjoy a long weekend. It was estimated that 45% of the footage needed for the movie was shot during this weekend. All the people on set chose to work on the movie knowing they were giving up their Canada Day week-end 2019.

A different week-end in the summer and a single Sunday was also required to shoot an editional 55% of the movie.

Later in the Fall, during autumn colours, the last 5% of the movie will be shot.

iFilmGroup wishes to send a huge thank you to all the crew and actors and their families for giving up their time to make this film. We also thank the owners of all provided locations.

Today is Labor Day in Ontario. iFilmGroup acknowledges your support and volunteerism. Thank you very much.

Don Hickey - iFilmGroup, Community Engagement Manager
Matthew Marshall - Film Director

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org


London magazine features the filming of the movie, “Not Ready”.

A local London, Ontario magazine; Neighbours of Old North featured the filming of the movie, “Not Ready”. A home in old north London was the “cardinal point” of all scenes of the movie. Don Hickey, the Community Engagement Manager with iFilmGroup said, “That using a home in old north London established a “community value” that was required to authenticate to the audience the “real” feelings of a warm, safe neighbourhood.

Neighbours of Old North features movie “Not Ready”

Neighbours of Old North features movie “Not Ready”

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org


Autumn Colors: Backdrop in Outdoor Scene

Filming of movie “Not Ready”, being shot by m & s Marshall Productions, in southwestern, Ontario has autumn colors as a backdrop. This is a final scheduled scene to be shot for the “well talked” about dramatic film produced by iFilmGroup.

One more day will be required for shooting this film.
This last day of shooting will be in the Fall of 2019 when the leaves change to their autumn colors and will only require 2 actors and a small crew.

Movie “Not Ready” Media Promo Picture by iFilmGroup.org

Movie “Not Ready” Media Promo Picture by iFilmGroup.org

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org


George Crosby joins Original Kids Theatre Company

 iFilmGroup Youth Actor Excels

George Crosby joins Original Kids Theatre Company

Actor George Crosby

Actor George Crosby

AUGUST 25, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight time
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Southwestern Ontario - Canada
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent

iFilmGroup Actor George Crosby
[© Photo by Matthew Marshall]

iFilmGroup is proud to share the news that iFilmGroup member George Crosby is now an Original Kids Theatre Company main cast member. George worked very hard preparing for his Audition for OKTC. His mom says he couldn't have done it without the help of his vocal coach Paula Thomas, and most definitely without the support of his favourite acting coach Lesley Chapman from the Elgin Theatre Guild (ETG). The Crosby Family is all super excited to see where his journey takes him !

iFilmGroup has cast George in several movie productions. “He’s not only a stage actor, but, a movie actor and we are proud of George's accomplishments. He has attended workshops with iFilmGroup and continues to be instructed by the various training programs at ETG,” said Matthew Marshall, movie director. “We are looking forward to working with him in the future as he continues his acting journey at all levels," said Don Hickey, Community Engagement Manager, iFilmGroup.

iFilmGroup is looking forward to the release of the movie “Not Ready” written by Donald Michael Hickey and directed by Matthew Marshall, where George plays a very important role.

RELEASE SUMMARY
iFilmGroup member George Crosby is now an Original Kids Theatre Company main cast member.
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Crosby Article

iFilmGroup
London ■ St. Thomas ■ Chatham-Kent
Ontario - Canada
WEBSITE - www.ifilmgroup.org