Project Limelight is a free performing arts program for children living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  Tickets are selling fast. The draw is Saturday July 26th! To find out where you can purchase tickets contact Project Limelight at 604-899-2777.

Project Limelight Society 2014

1st Prize:
   “Lights, Camera, Action”

A priceless once-in-a-lifetime Star Package including:

  • A Paid Speaking Role in a Film or TV project shooting in 2014, donated by Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures & Jamie Goehring of Lighthouse Pictures, with the permission of UBCP/ACTRA.
  • A 6 week Beginner or Intermediate Acting Class and Private Coaching with Andrew McIlroy donated by Andrew McIlroy & Associates
  • A professional Headshot package by Kyle Cassie Photography donated by Kyle Cassie

Total Valued at $2000.00

2nd Prize:
  “Limelight” Painting

  • Acrylic Mixed Media on Wood Panel 24”x36” Resin Finish painted and donated by BJ Harrison

Valued at $1050.00

3rd Prize:
   Baby Doll with 22 Piece Layette

  • Hand Crafted and donated by Jean Hamilton


Single Price – $5.00 each    (only 2,000 tickets printed)

Draw Date:   July 26, 2014 @ 3:00 PM

Tickets can be ordered here, but cannot be purchased online.  To order via email, a minimum of 10 tickets must be purchased. We will contact you directly with options how to pay for and pick-up your tickets. Delivery can be arranged for an additional fee.  You can also purchase tickets through select Talent Agencies in Vancouver and at Project Limelight Society 604-899-2777.

Winners consent to the release of their names by the licensee.



1st Prize:   “Lights, Camera, Action

THIS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live the life of a working actor – or push forward your own budding career!  This remarkable prize package will give the winner an amazing chance to work as a paid actor on a Film or TV project shooting in Vancouver in 2014. In order to prepare for your big day, you will be invited to join a six week acting class at Vancouver’s premiere acting studio, Andrew McIlroy and Associates, where you will get solid introduction to the craft of acting. This will be followed up with a private coaching session with Andrew McIlroy in order to further prepare you for your big day on set.

YOU will have the opportunity to take part in a professional headshot photo shoot with sought after Vancouver photographer, Kyle Cassie.

ACTING classes under your belt and headshots in hand, you will be invited to join the cast and crew of a feature film or television show, shooting in Vancouver, to perform a speaking role, under a UBCP/ACTRA contract.  You will be paid as an actor for your day on set.  Generously donated by Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures and Jamie Goehring of Lighthouse Pictures, with the support of UBCP/ACTRA, who will generously be donating the permit fees back to Project Limelight Society, this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity is genuinely PRICELESS.

Project Limelight Society would like to thank all the generous individuals and organizations who donated prizes.  We are so grateful for your support!



Brightlight Pictures, Lighthouse Pictures, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring:

A Paid Speaking Role in a Film or TV project shooting in 2014 generously provided by Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures and Jamie Goehring of Lighthouse Pictures.  With thanks to UBCP/ACTRA for donating the permit fees back to Project Limelight Society.

Brightlight Pictures Inc.

Brightlight Pictures develops, packages and produces independent feature films and television projects. Brightlight’s President, Shawn Williamson, has produced more than 90 productions in the last 15 years and over 35 productions since launching Brightlight in 2001 including WHITE NOISE (Michael Keaton) which has grossed over $100 million since its world-wide theatrical release in 2005. Recently, Williamson has worked as an executive producer on the feature film THE INTERVIEW (Seth Rogen, James Franco) for Columbia Pictures and the television series WITCHES OF EAST END (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum) for Fox 21. His recent producer credits include the feature film HORNS (Daniel Radcliffe) for Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures; 50/50 (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt;) and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, a Sony Pictures Classics release for spring 2013 directed by Robert Redford and starring Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf.

Brightlight also developed, packaged and produced MR. HOCKEY, THE GORDIE HOWE STORY in partnership with Inferno Pictures and Baldwin Entertainment for the CBC and Hallmark Channel. Other feature producing credits include THE POSSESSION (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick) for Mandate Pictures and Lions Gate Films; WHITE NOISE 2: THE LIGHT (Nathan Fillion, Katee Sackhoff) with Gold Circle Films; IN THE NAME OF THE KING (Jason Statham;) 88 MINUTES (Al Pacino;) WICKER MAN (Nicolas Cage) for Nu Image/Millennium Films and Emmett Furla Films; SLITHER with Gold Circle Films and Universal and APOLLO 18 for the Weinstein Company.

Brightlight also produced POSSESSION (Sarah Michelle Gellar) for the Yari Film Group; PASSENGERS (Anne Hathaway) for Mandate Pictures and the feature film FAR CRY, based on the video game of the same name.

Brightlight’s television credits include the TV series SAVED for TNT and Fox 21; ABOUT A GIRL for MTV’s The N Network and Global Television; and SEARCH AND RESCUE with Halifax Films and distributed by Lions Gate, Season One of which was the highest rated Canadian dramatic series in the spring of 2008. Brightlight also produced the CTV/Space Channel series STORMWORLD, an Australian/Singaporean/Canadian Treaty Co-production shot in Perth, Broome, Singapore and Vancouver.  Brightlight’s UK/Canada feature co-production FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING (Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers) had its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and was released theatrically in the summer of 2009. Brightlight also produced FRANKIE& ALICE (Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard) and the feature film GUNLESS, a comedy western co-produced with Niv Fichman’s Rhombus Media and distributed by Alliance films starring Paul Gross, Sienna Guillory and Graham Greene.

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Andrew McIlroy & Associates

Intermediate or Beginner Class plus Private Coaching

More about Andrew McIlroy & Associates:

McIlroy & Associates strives to offer a comprehensive training experience for the actor seeking to gain employment in the film and television field.

As well as give the experienced actor an ever increasing literacy in text analysis, mind, body and voice consciousness.

Our programs are designed with an eye to the needs of the well rounded performer.

Andrew McIlroy, a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, and one of Canada’s and Vancouver’s most highly respected acting instructors. He was the co-artistic director of the full-time program at Vancouver’s Gastown Actors Studio, and is one of the most popular adjudicators requested by Theatre BC for festivals and workshops. He has taught as a faculty member at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Simon Fraser University and is currently a faculty member with Canadian College of Performing Arts, an instructor with Vancouver Film School and The Union of BC Performers.

Andrew is sought by producers, casting directors, and talent agents to personally coach lead characters in feature films and episodic television series. Andrew has worked with actors that can be seen in such Televisions projects as “Glee”, “Arrow”, “Emily Owen’s M.D.”, “Hannibal”, “Shameless”, “90210″, “Dexter”, “Intelligence”, “Bomb Girls”, “Person of Interest”, “Fairly Legal”, “Flashpoint”, “Melrose Place”, “Supernatural”, “Fringe”, “V”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “Chicago Fire”, “Lost Girl”, “Weeds”, “Once Upon a Time”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “The Killing”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Smallville”, “Caprica”,  and “PRIMEVAL: New World”.  Feature Films “Red Riding Hood”, “I Am Number Four”, “War of the Worlds”,  “I Love You Beth Cooper”, “The Invisible”, “Final Destination 2 & 3″, “Shark Night 3D”, “McCanick” and “Tomorrowland” with George Clooney & Hugh Laurie.

As an actor, some of Andrews’ credits include recurring & guest roles on projects such as “Health Nutz”, “Fringe”, “Psych”, “Battlestar Galactica”,”The Chris Isaak Show”, “Blade: The Series”, “Terminal City” “Supernatural”,  “The L Word”, “Out Of Order”, “Smallville” and  the 2013 TIFF selection “Word and Pictures” with Clive Owen & Juliette Binoche.

As a theatre director, Andrew was nominated for a Jesse Richardson award for his work on Michele Riml’s, “Poster Boys”. He also created the original production of the international hit, “Sexy Laundry”.

Directing credits include “A Christmas Carol” and “Sexy Laundry” for the Western Canada Theatre. “On The Edge” for The Belfry Theatre and “Henry & Alice: Into the Wild” for the Arts Club.


Kyle Cassie Photography

Professional Headshot Package


BJ Harrison

“Limelight” Painting – Acrylic Mixed Media on Wood Panel 24”x36” Resin Finish

BJ Harrison was born in Southern California and won her first art award from the Los Angeles Unified School District at the age of 10. She was college educated in business and data processing before opening an esthetics business in Beverly Hills, which she operated for twelve years.

When not at work, she would always find time for what she is passionate about; painting and exhibiting her art. She became known locally for her paintings, as well as her “wearable” art.

BJ has spent the last 32 years between Vancouver and Los Angeles. She and her husband, Brian, settled permanently in Vancouver 23 years ago.  Art took a back seat for a few years as she made raising their daughters her priority.  BJ started creating wearable art again, as she could do this while raising her children.  Before long, a community of families — especially the kids — were wearing art by BJ.

BJ, also an accomplished actress, has well over one hundred credits to her name in film, television, voice- over, and in U.S and Canadian national commercials.

Although she finds great joy in acting, BJ now has more time to indulge in her absolute passion, painting! Her influences come from many sources, including artists Norman Greenwald, Ernie Barnes and Frank Lee Miller. Her current work — acrylic and mixed media on panel — is inspired by nature, especially the beautiful coast of British Columbia.


Jean Hamilton

Baby Doll with 22 Piece Layette

“Life is an adventure, but you must make time for it.”

Jean Hamilton was born in Victoria BC in 1922. A true Canadian with Scottish heritage might just explain why this mother of 2, grandmother of 3 + 1 great grandchild has the face of an angel with the humour of a highlander.

Currently on her 5th career Jean was discovered at the ripe young age of 86 by Franks Red Hot Sauce and she’s been putting that “shit on everything” ever since. It’s hard to believe she has time to do anything outside of her new career as she’s done 5 commercials for Franks + many other iconic Canadian brands.

An independent adventurer at heart Jean loves to travel and has a very busy social life. Constantly on the lookout for new galleries, restaurants and antique stores, Jean loves nothing better than discovering a shop unless of course it’s getting a good deal on something.

An accomplished needlework artist Jean loves to create pieces which are often snapped up at charity auctions benefitting causes close to her heart.

At 91 years young if you ask Jean what’s on her bucket list she will tell you that she wants to return to Italy, one of her favourite places to visit. Hawaii, England, Mexico, France, Italy & Scotland are all countries that Jean has been to and loved. While others her age are winding down, Jean shows no signs of stopping!!


Tickets can be ordered here, but cannot be purchased online.  To order via email, a minimum of 10 tickets must be purchased. We will contact you directly with options how to pay for and pick-up your tickets. Delivery can be arranged for an additional fee.  You can also purchase tickets through select Talent Agencies in Vancouver and at The Project Limelight Society performance of The Chocolate Factory on July 13th at SFU Woodward’s. More information here.


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