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BIRTHDAY GEMA! (24/05/03)
On this very day, 27
years ago,a wonderful talented person Gema was born!:) Happy birthday
Gema! May all your wishes become reality..
Gema in the series Sue
Recently, she appeared in an episode of the series, called "The Fugitive". She played Wendy, a wife of a thief who escapes from jail. The series airs in Canada, on Saturday nights, CTV.
There are some new caps from Gema in the photos section, from the
episode, taken by Shelly
(thank you so much!) .
And another news provided by Shelly:seems like she and Zach Bennett ( Felix -in the episodes Road to Avonlea ) will provide guest voices on Friday and Saturday (23-24 this month) on CBC Radio One's 'Mystery Project' series "Peggy Delaney". It airs Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm local and Saturday evening at 6:30 pm ET/7:30 pm AT/8 pm NT.
If you can't get CBC Radio One on your radio, you may also listen online via RealPlayer.
Well folks, it's been a while, but I'm back on track, and I hope to be
able to update regulary from now on. I started with school, so as a
know how confused I feel at this moment, I'm still lost in space:)
There are two new articles, check them out. Both are very interesting.
By the way, it seems like Gema has changed her agent. I hope we will get
to know the new one soon. :)
THE MYSTERY IS
Gema's birthdate has
been a mystery for a long long time. Well we finally found out. Gema's birthdate is 24/05/1976 !! Her
horoscope sign is Gemini, can you imagine? :)))
I found out what was
all about. I was a bit puzzled about Gema's performance at the Brott
Music Festival. But, she was actually reading excerpts from Sophia
MacNab's diary with a background music playing. Check the articles
section, I've put a short article about it. There's one about her
Gemini Award nomination back in 1995 too, which I discovered recently.
I just read on some
webpage that Gema was preforming at the Brott Music Festival on 25th
July 2000. The concert is inspired by Sophia MacNab's diary, and Gema
was playing the character of Sophia. Where have I been? 't seems like
Gema is quite busy these days:)
MORE GOOD NEWS
Gema is starring in an
upcoming TV movie called "Jewel".
She plays Sarah. The movie is still in production. Keep up the great
Gema doing a theatre play
"Sweet Phoebe" at Factory Theatre?
Check this out!
Gema has recently appeared in a movie project called Johnny, and
is produced in the Dogme 95 style . Inspired by Lars von Trier's
"The Idiots", it is written and directed by Carl Bessai.
Gema plays Alice, a runaway from a nice, middle-class home who returns
one evening to tell her sister, Dell (Vanessa Shaver), that she is
pregnant, but who refuses to leave the streets where Johnny (Chris
Martin),and his friends take advantage of her in various ways.Most of
the movie is shot in Toronto, with a hand-held camera, with no special
light or sound effects. It is a Raven West Production movie, presented
at The Vancouver International Film Festival in 1999.
I've put a couple of comments which explain the plot and the idea very
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000
" Thanks to the Dogme style, viewers are given a reality-based
sense of what it must be like to live on the streets, or in a hovel, and
make a living washing car windows for grumpy or even hostile drivers on
Spadina Ave. "
by BRUCE KIRKLAND
There have been lots of critics (some positive, some negative) about
this movie.Here's some of the critics from a magazine called
"The Dogme tactics give Johnny considerable vitality, but
neither that nor the skills of Bessai's young cast can overcome some of
the script's weaknesses. Johnny is so blatantly Machiavellian that his
followers sometimes seem totally idiotic as well as weak-willed. Some
scenes are sharp and terse while others are flat, deriving what energy
they have from the incessant motion of the cameras (both Johnny's and
Bessai's) rather than the characters' interaction... "
But, the results have shown that Johnny is a 7-out-of-10-star movie,
and so it deserves attention.
Here's how you can contact Carl Bessai
Raven West Films
207 West Hastings, Suite 712
Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 1H7
Contact: Carl Bessai
Phone: (604) 681 7121
Fax: (604) 684