Greetings! This has been a wondrous year...one that has brought exciting changes, new and continued treasured connections and outstanding current and future opportunities for NoodleHead Productions. We are now located in the New York City area and continue to represent clients in Canada and around the world. Our media partnership with Vancouver's renowned Shaw television talk show eveRIAthing is stronger than ever and they will soon be streaming internationally on the web to reach a global audience. As we enter this holiday season, we are counting our many blessings, which include each and every one of you.
Our talented artists have received much notoriety this past year for high-profile roles in television, film and web-series in critically-acclaimed productions on major networks, cable channels and streaming services, including: Dylan Kingwell in CBS Network's The Good Doctor and Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events; Karim Fahmy in Fox's Prison Break; Peter Bundic & Kaitlin Cheung in Disney XD's Mech-X4; Peter Bundic in Lifetime Network's Ring of Deception; Allison James in SYFY's Ghost Wars; David Raynolds voiced the character of Mitchell in PBS Kids' Ready Jet Go! Back to Bortron 7; Joshua Costea in the crowdfunded television series Swerve and short films Blue Rose and The Malt Shoppe; Maia Costea in the short film Blue Rose and Just Joy Entertainment's television series The Actress Diaries; Carla Costea in JOReel Production's short film Birds; Benjamin Arcé in the Hallmark Channel's Christmas At Holly Lodge and the highly-anticipated upcoming television series La Quinceañera, he is also recording and releasing an album of original music entitled Redefined; Aiden Cumming-Teicher in AMBI Distribution's feature film Beyond The Sun, which filmed in Argentina, the short films Blue Rose and Pristine Entertainment's The Glove. Musician Ranj Singh touched us all while giving voice to people affected by brain injury with his single I'm Still Me. Peter Bundic, Joshua Costea & Janette Bundic have all been recurring hosts/interviewers on eveRIAthing throughout the year and will continue to do so in 2018. Our artists are multiple Joey, Young Entertainer and MICs award-winners for their performances.
Filmmakers Briana Rayner & Jax Smith's film The Stakeout screened at The Whistler Film Festival, where it was selected for the Canadian Short Work Competition and nominated for Best 'Female Directed Short'. Filmmakers Jax Smith & Meeshelle Neal's film Mental screened at the International Covellite Film Festival and received an award for 'Achievement in Filmmaking, Best Short Form'. Mental will also be screening at the 2018 Vancouver Short Film Festival.
Actor and voice artist Steven Lance, well known for his roles in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Woody Allen's Stardust Memories, is partnering with The Jam Room Music Complex, New Jersey's premiere recording and rehearsal facility, to provide a wide array of voiceover services, including acting, narration, animation, impressions for broadcast and industry. NoodleHead Productions will also be providing PR services to The Jam Room and their clients.
Jenn Ashton Art continues to be a force and is grateful for the 16 exhibitions locally and in NYC this past year. JennAshtonArt.com
DBK Design's wearable art by Debrah Block Krol has shown all over New York City, including The Hamptons, and New Jersey. Her one-of-a-kind hand-painted silk and felted accessories and garments are available online and have made an invaluable contribution to the fashion world. dbkdesignarts.com
We were honored to assist in promoting the exclusive screening of Adam Nimoy's documentary film about his father Leonard Nimoy, "For The Love Of Spock," last spring at the 2017 Garden State Film Festival. The screening and follow-up panel discussion was hosted by our client, actor Steven Lance. Next year, the 16th Annual GSFF returns to its original home in Asbury Park, New Jersey on March 22-25, 2018, and we look forward to being there to support the festival again. www.gsff.org
Thank you so much for your continued support. We would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a peaceful and prosperous holiday and we look forward to working with you in 2018. Happy New Year!
These are just some of the networks, cable channels & streaming services our talented clients have appeared on, as well as the film festivals that have screened their work:
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Vancouver Actor Benjamin Arcé Adorns The Screen In Hallmark's Holiday Movie "Christmas at Holly Lodge"
Television and film actor Benjamin Arcé has had a notable year! During this holiday season, he can be seen as Carlos Montoya in the television film Christmas at Holly Lodge. The film premieres this Sunday, December 3rd on the Hallmark Channel, as part of the network's annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming, and will air throughout the month. According to Hallmark, Holly Lodge is "a special place where Christmas miracles are known to happen." In addition, Benjamin will be ringing in the new year with appearances on Ice (season 2, episode 3) on the E-One Audience Network and iZombie (season 4, episode 6) on the CW Network, both airing in early 2018, date TBA. You will also be able to catch Benjamin in a supporting role in the much-anticipated project La Quinceañera by Luchagore Productions, the release is speculated to be in summer 2018.
Benjamin is best known for his work in Lifetime's Britney Ever After (2017), hit TV series The Flash (2014) and Lucifer (2015). Born to a Peruvian father and English mother, Benjamin Arcé spent half his life in Peru and the other in Canada, later adding the U.S. to that list. Benjamin’s passion for acting, filmmaking, and music began while living in Peru as a child. It wasn’t till he moved to Canada that he’d be given an opportunity to pursue his creative endeavors. At the age of 11 he landed a lead role on the unaired sitcom pilot 'No Adults Allowed' (1994). After his first taste of acting Benjamin decided to withdraw from the film and T.V. industry and focus on simply being a kid. A few years later he would find himself performing again, this time on stage with a microphone. His love of hip-hop led him to co-found a 5 piece experimental hip-hop soul band (The Front) which he performed and toured with through his early to mid-twenties.
A skilled photographer and videographer, Benjamin decided to explore his love of filmmaking after ‘The Front’ disbanded. It was a chance conversation for a short film that he was directing, where his now agent, would convince him to give acting another try. With his experience behind the camera, Benjamin has a unique understanding of both sides of the lens which is evident in his rich and layered characters showing a subtle yet magnetic connection with the camera.
Benjamin says music played an instrumental part in his upbringing, so it comes as no surprise that he has found his way back to it, this time as a solo artist. He attributes his musical diversity to his upbringing and his travels, admitting his family is the biggest reason why he grew up appreciating the likes of Herbie, Hector Lavoe, Stevie, Donnie, Michael, E.W.F., Ruben Blades, Marvin Gaye and many other musicians, artists and songwriters that would echo religiously off his walls. So it was only natural that his ear would later gravitate to the urban music movement that culminated through Hip Hop culture in the 80's and 90's.where he would discover as he calls it "life changing" producers and artists such as J DILLA, Pete Rock, D'Angelo, TCQ, Erykah Badu, Freestyle Fellowship, Maxwell Tupac, Biggie, D.I.T.C., Big Pun, Common and various others.
Unique, smooth and captivating are just a few words that roll off the tongue when describing Benjamin’s brand of soul. A self-proclaimed fusionist this singer/songwriter, Composer/producer and rapper blends Salsa, Soul, Hip-hop, Funk, Jazz, Electronic elements and a folk-like simplicity to orchestrate a world of warm, colorful chord movements, hypnotic melodies, and soul-stirring rhythms. But don’t try and put him in a box “..Leave that for the people to decide..” he comments when asked where he fits in “..I'm not one to care for classifications, I’m human and constantly evolving, the only thing that matters is making beautiful music, sharing it with people and enjoying the journey.”
“My music bleeds me and the influences that created me..” Benjamin says when asked about his sound that flow’s from Salsa influenced horns to smooth Keys, contrasting Dilla influenced drums and Synthed out acid trips seamlessly. “I wanna take you on a journey, stimulate your sense’s and connect through sound..” he adds speaking of his soon to be released Debut Album: REDEFINED. “I’m not satisfied with dumbing down for the masses, I give people more credit than that, Quality is quality no matter where it comes from or how it was made and this album is a testament to that, no one knows who I am...yet ” He implies with a smile “but they will soon.”
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All photos by Liz Rosa Photography at LizRosa.com
Benjamin Arcé is represented by Scarlett Burns of Leo Management at 778.994.7633 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa, the CEO & Publicist for NoodleHead Productions, is a native New Yorker based in Hollywood East.