LEO AWARDS 2016: Aaron Douglas nominated

CONGRATULATIONS to Aaron Douglas on his nomination for Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama for THE ORCHARD. #LeoAwards16.
Aaron’s category will be presented at the Gala Awards on Sunday, June 5th at The Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

The Nominees for Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama are…

Michael Karl Richards – Bona Fide
Adam Lolacher – Medic
Dylan Playfair – Never Steady, Never Still
Manoj Sood – One Last Ride
Matthew Kevin Anderson – Outside The Lines
Aaron Douglas – The Orchard
Juan Riedinger – The Stream
Terry Chen – Victory Square

 

http://www.leoawards.com/2016/nominees/

Aaron Douglas’ upcoming Television and Movie appearances (2016)

Below is a list of Aaron’s upcoming television & movie appearances (so far) for 2016.

 

THE FLASH (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 2×10: Potential Energy of THE FLASH. The episode will be airing on January 19, 2016 on THE CW.

Show Synopsis: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

Episode Synopsis: JOE AND IRIS GET TO KNOW WALLY – Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller (#210). Original airdate 1/19/2016.

Website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CW_theflash
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4859308/

 

THE X-FILES (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 1×05: Founder’s Mutation of THE X-FILES, playing Lindquist. The episode will be airing on February 15, 2016 on FOX.

UPDATE: Aaron’s episode has changed from episode 5 to episode 2 and will now be airing on Monday, January 25, 2016

Show Synopsis: Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET / 7:00-8:00 PM PT).

Episode Synopsis: MULDER AND SCULLY INVESTIGATE A DOCTOR WITH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES. When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

Website: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thexfilesonfox/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thexfiles
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4549948/

 

ONCE UPON A TIME (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 5×14: Devil’s Due of ONCE UPON A TIME, playing Fendrake the Healer. The episode will be airing on March 20, 2016 on ABC.

Show Synopsis: For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she’s reunited with Henry – the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago – on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma’s help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming – who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry’s story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it’s in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves – except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke’s mayor and Henry’s adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic “Final Battle” for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place where fairytales are to be believed.

Website: http://abc.go.com/shows/once-upon-a-time
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnceABC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnceABC
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5201948/

 

THERE ARE MONSTERS (Film)

 

Aaron plays Jesse, a truck driver. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Scott Speedman and Aaron Douglas
Written and Directed by: Bryan Bertino
Synopsis: From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness. Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl. Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3976144/
Production Company: Unbroken Pictures (Facebook and Twitter)
Production Company: Atlas Independent (Facebook)
Distributor: A24 (Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Distributor: Front Row Filmed Entertainment (Facebook)
Sales Representative: Embankment Films (Website)

 

LITTLE PINK HOUSE (Film)

 

Aaron plays the Governor. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Written and Directed by: Courtney Balaker
Synopsis: A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette’s battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/
Official: Facebook and Twitter
Production Company: Brightlight Pictures (Website and Facebook)
Production Company: Korchula Productions (Website, Facebook and Twitter)

 

THE DRIFTLESS AREA (Film)

 

Aaron has a cameo in this film as a fireman. This film played at several film festivals in 2015, including the Toronto International Film Festival. SONY recently bought the rights to this movie so fingers crossed we’ll finally be able to see it.

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Zachary Sluser
Synopsis: “No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDriftlessArea/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Driftless_Area
Production Company: http://bronstudios.com/portfolio/driftless-area/

 

THE ORCHARD (Short Film)

 

Aaron plays Jack. This short film played at several film festivals in 2015. No word yet on when it will be released to the public.

Starring: Aaron Douglas, Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan
Directed by: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Synopsis: Charlie, an ex-cop, finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his former partner, Jack, plans to murder a homicide suspect.
Synopsis: An unsolved murder in a small rural town leaves two former police partners in ruins – and unearths a dark secret that’s formed between them.

Website: http://darcyvanpoelgeest.com/the-orchard/
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922124/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardTheMovie

THE ORCHARD: Screening at Toronto After Dark Film Festival (October 18, 2015)

THE ORCHARD, the short film that Aaron stars in along with Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan, will be playing at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival on October 18 at 9:30pm with the award winning feature film, The Demolisher.

Website: http://torontoafterdark.com/2015/
Tickets: http://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/the-demolisher-toronto-after-dark-film-fest-2015/toronto-on?Date=10/18/2015

THE ORCHARD – Trailer

Here is the trailer for THE ORCHARD, the short film that Aaron stars in along with Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan.

The film will be screening at ….

Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo on September 19th at 1:30pm in the Panel Room.
Atlantic Film Festival on September 24th, 2015 at 6:45pm.
Vancouver International Film Festival on September 30th at 9:15pm and October 7th at 4:30pm.

The official 2015 trailer for short film, The Orchard.
Written & Directed by Darcy Van Poelgeest
Co-Written and based on a story by Ed Brisson
Produced By Mike Gill
Cinematography by Philip Lanyon

Source: https://vimeo.com/138368708

THE ORCHARD: Screening at Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo (Sept 19, 2015)

If anyone is going to Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo this weekend (Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer and Rekha Sharma are guests), they will be screening THE ORCHARD (the short film Aaron is in) on September 19th at 1:30pm in the Panel Room.

THE ORCHARD: Screening at Vancouver International Film Festival (Sept 30 & Oct 7, 2015)

THE ORCHARD, the short film that Aaron is in (that was filmed back in June 2014), will be playing at the VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) on September 30th at 9:15pm and October 7th at 4:30pm.

http://www.viff.org/festival/films/f14925-the-orchard

THE ORCHARD: Premiering at Atlantic Film Festival (Sept 24, 2015)

THE ORCHARD, the short film that Aaron is in (that was filmed back in June 2014), is premiering at this year’s 35th annual Atlantic Film Festival on Thursday September 24th, 2015 at 6:45pm.

http://atlantic.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/theorchard_darcyvanpoelgeest_atlantic2015

 

Aaron Douglas’ upcoming Television and Movie appearances (2015)

Below is a list of Aaron’s upcoming television/movie appearances (so far) for 2015.

 

GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 9 (1×09: Rule #32: F-you, Rob Frumpkis!) of GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE, playing Doug Franklin. The episode will be airing on January 27, 2015 on Bravo.

Show Synopsis: Bravo’s first original scripted series, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein, House), a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie. After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein, Private Practice), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends, rather than her married ones, for advice. Her friend Lyla (Janeane Garofalo, Reality Bites) is a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant “War of the Roses” battle with her ex-husband, and Phoebe (Beau Garrett, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) is a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex. When she hires Delia (Necar Zadegan, Emily Owens, MD) as her divorce attorney, Abby’s brother Max (Patrick Heusinger, Royal Pains), who fought hard for the right to marry, questions his sister on how she can so easily decide to walk away from her own marriage. Abby is on a journey of self-discovery as she attempts to salvage her career, get back in the dating game and figure out her new identity as a single woman. As she hits the reset button on her life, she embarks on startling adventures and mishaps along the way, including her first post-marriage hook-up, a blog post gone horribly wrong, and a Vegas trip that leads to some unexpected complications. And, while in the process of trying and failing to have the “perfect divorce,” Abby ultimately questions whether her marriage is worth saving.

Website: http://www.bravotv.com/girlfriends-guide-to-divorce
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlfriendsGuidetoDivorce
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BravoGG2D
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2817246/

 

IZOMBIE (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in an episode of IZOMBIE. He signed a NDA so we can’t talk about which episode he will be in or who he plays just yet. But as soon as we can I’ll let you know. The show will air on THE CW.
[UPDATE (Jan 11, 2015): IZOMBIE premieres on March 17th at 9pm after The Flash. Aaron is guest starring in episode 1×09: Dead Air. But it will be airing as episode 1×08. So we should get Aaron’s episode around early May 2015.].

Show Synopsis: Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out, until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Afterward, she had become part zombie and currently works at a coroner’s office so she can eat brains so she can survive, which gave her a useful ability to get the memories from said brains to help solve homicide mysteries.

Website: http://cwtv.com/shows/izombie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cwizombie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cwizombie
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501584/

 

THE RETURNED (Television Show)

 

Aaron is a series regular on THE RETURNED so he will be in multiple episodes. He plays Tony Darrow. The series will air on A&E. There is no air date yet.
[UPDATE (Jan 9, 2015): THE RETURNED premieres on March 9th at 10/9c after Bates Motel on A&E].

Show Synopsis: A&E Network’s new drama The Returned, from Executive Producers Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker, focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur.

Website: http://www.aetv.com/the-returned
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheReturned
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheReturnedAETV
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230780/

ADMIN NOTE: RESURRECTION (the ABC tv show, starring Omar Epps) is an adaptation of ‘The Returned’ (a novel by Jason Motts). LES REVENANTS (the French tv show) is an adaptation of ‘They Came Back’ (a French movie). THE RETURNED (the A&E tv show that Aaron will be in) is the English language adaptation of LES REVENANTS. And to make it even more confusing, LES REVENANTS is just called THE RETURNED in English speaking countries. I referred to it as the french title to hopefully not cause any more confusion :)

 

THE DRIFTLESS AREA (Film)

 

Aaron has a cameo in this film as a fireman/bartender. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Zachary Sluser
Synopsis: “No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Driftless_Area
Production Company: http://bronstudios.com/portfolio/driftless-area/

 

THE ORCHARD (Short Film)

 

Aaron plays Jack in this short film. It is reported to be released in the Spring of 2015.

Starring: Aaron Douglas, Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan
Directed by: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Synopsis: Charlie, an ex-cop, finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his former partner, Jack, plans to murder a homicide suspect.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922124/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardTheMovie

THE ORCHARD: Aaron to star in short film

Aaron is heading to Ashcroft tomorrow to star in the short film THE ORCHARD. The film is based on the comic book of the same name written by Ed Brisson.
If you don’t mind spoilers you can read the comic by clicking on the image below. Aaron will be playing Jack.

 

THE ORCHARD was one of the recent BravoFACT Award Recipients. BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) is a Canadian fund established in 1995 that has distributed millions of dollars in awards to Canadians for the production of short form scripted projects.

BravoFACT has a YouTube channel so maybe we’ll see THE ORCHARD on there. Or maybe it will be available to purchase on iTunes like CORVUS one of the Directors previous movies was. Once I find out when/where it will be available to watch I’ll be sure to let everyone know.

 

The below information on the film is from the BravoFACT website.

Description:
Charles, a small-town cop, finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his long-time partner, Jack, kidnaps and murders a homicide suspect.

Credits:
Darcy Van Poelgeest ….. Director/Editor
Ed Brisson ….. Writer
Mike Gill ….. Producer
Lawra Robertson ….. Producer
Phil Lanyon ….. Director of Photography
Menalon ….. Composer

Aaron Douglas ….. Jack
Aaron Poole ….. Charlie
Camille Sullivan ….. Katie

 

The below is from the website of the director Darcy Van Poelgeest.

The Orchard is a new short film currently in pre-production to be released in the summer of 2014. The film is written and directed by Darcy Van Poelgeest. Produced by Mike Gill. Based on a comic book by Ed Brisson.

THE ORCHARD: Tweets from Director, Producer, Writer, etc

Below are tweets from the Director, Producer, etc of the short film THE ORCHARD. Any tweets about Aaron are HERE.

@corvusfilm / Mike Gill (Producer)
@DVPdirect / Darcy Van Poelgeest (Director)
@edbrisson / Ed Brisson (Writer of the comic book the film is based on)


Read more tweets under the cut …..

TWITTER: The Orchard (Shirt Film) (2015)

Tweets from Aaron, the director, producer and writer during the filming of the short film THE ORCHARD.

Read more tweets under the cut …..