Originally Aired: 04/03/20 – We review Vagrant Queen. We talk with actor Ryan Belleville of Workin’ Moms and also with director Francis Luta of Alone Across the Arctic.

Show Notes:

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We talk with actor Ryan Belleville. A hilarious comedian and actor, Ryan talks about the current season of Workin’ Moms and more. Ryan Belleville is a favourite at the Just for Laughs Festival as well as CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Comedy Now, and CBC’s The Debaters. As an actor, Belleville has starred in CTV’s Satisfaction, & FOX’s sitcom Life on a Stick, as well as Almost Heroes, now available on Hulu. He has also starred in the feature films National Lampoons Going the Distance, Disney’s Stuck in the Suburbs, Step Dogs and the award-winning family film Finn on the Fly. His voice has appeared in Detentionaire, Hotel Transylvania, and Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong. Ryan can currently be seen as Lionel Carlson on Workin’ Moms on CBC and CBC Gem.

Our review of Vagrant Queen starring Adriyan Rae, Alex McGregor and Tim Rozon. Former child queen Elida has been on the run since her mother was shot and killed by Commander Lazaro, the man responsible for bringing down their empire. A highly skilled fighter, Elida has been living in hiding and making ends meet as a scavenger while the unhinged Lazaro obsesses over tracking her down. When Elida’s old frenemy, Isaac, shows up with news that her mother is still alive, it takes the help of the optimistic mechanic Amae, to escape Lazaro’s army and begin the rescue mission across a dangerous galaxy.

We also talk with director Francis Luta. Francis joins to talk about his latest documentary, Alone Across the Arctic. It’s the story of modern-day explorer Adam Shoalts who sets a record-breaking solo expedition in crossing the Canadian Arctic on foot and by canoe that spans four long and lonely perilous months. Francis Luta is a Canadian filmmaker, born in the Philippines, with works ranging from fiction and non-fiction. In 2012, he shifted his focus on videography. He directed the short film SEEING in 2014, produced by Oscar-winning cinema lens company Cooke Optics. In 2015 he directed a short documentary The Hammer Band: Music Child that won Best Music Video at the Toronto Short Film Festival. In 2016 he directed a short biography film on Adam Shoalts EXPLORER which premiered at the Victoria Film Festival. The same year his social commentary documentary PROJECT GELB premiered at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. His most recent projects include his feature-length documentary ALONE ACROSS THE ARCTIC. 

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman” by Thrush Hermit
“Brand New Watusi” by Quantic
“Baby” by Francesca Blanchard
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship
“Before I’m Dead” by Kidney Thieves
“Voluspa” by Wardruna
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape