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An Introduction To An Assassin

04-Apr-2011 04:50 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
A Perfect Assassin
A Perfect Assassin
Toronto, Ontario on February 5, 2011
Full Photo Set (13 photos)

Back in February, I joined in on a small team of people that put together a short promotional trailer for Tyin Krysset, a writer that has an unpublished novel and is seeking representation.

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On Set of The Bridge with Aaron Douglas

08-Mar-2010 02:00 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
The Bridge - Aaron Douglas
The Bridge - Aaron Douglas
August 13, 2009
Full Photo Set (7 photos)

The Bridge is a new series coming to CTV that looks at the inner working of the police force. Inspired by the insights of former Toronto police union head Craig Bromell, the new CTV series stars Aaron Douglas (of Battlestar Galactica). The series debuted Friday, March 5 at 9:00pm on CTV with a special two-hour premiere, before moving to its regular slot on Friday at 10:00pm starting March 12. read more (105 words)

Photos from the illScarlett "Take It For Granted" Video Shoot

28-Aug-2009 04:00 AM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
illScarlett
illScarlett Take It For Granted Video Shoot
Toronto, Ontario on August 13, 2009
Full Photo Set (24 photos)

Preparing for the release of their new album, 1up, scheduled for September 29th, illScarlett was in the studio recording a video for the first single Take It For Granted. The concept of the video was centered around throwing paint at the guys while filming it using a high-speed camera for (what turned out to be) slow motion paint-in-the-face action. It was hilarious to be there for the throw and then get to watch what was captured in slow motion afterwards, and I can't wait to see the finished product. In the meantime, check out these photos I captured during the making of the Take It For Granted video. read more (184 words)

The Trews, Protest The Hero, Hey Ocean!, and more @ The Artist Sanctuary, Vancouver (Photos)

08-Apr-2009 11:00 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
BlondTron & Kay
Junos 2009
The Artist Sanctuary - Sunday
Loden Hotel in Vancouver, BC on March 29, 2009
Full Photo Set (22 photos)

With everyone in the music industry sleeping in from a late Saturday night out, and then preparing for the Junos, Sunday at The Artist Sanctuary was quite a bit slower. We still had a fair number of people drop by, including Monika Deol, the incredibly cute Nina Dobrev and Kayla Ewell, and bands Beast, The Trews (who put on a great performance at the Granville St. tent on Friday night), Protest The Hero, Hey Ocean!, and the Arkells. And through it all, we all had a great time closing up the place while BlondTron & Kay (pictured above) helped us keep the mood going right to the end. read more (132 words)

Russell Peters, Strombo, Barenaked Ladies, and more @ The Artist Sanctuary, Vancouver (Photos)

05-Apr-2009 03:00 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
George Stroumboulopoulos & Samantha Schultz
Junos 2009
The Artist Sanctuary - Saturday
Loden Hotel in Vancouver, BC on March 28, 2009
Full Photo Set (30 photos)

Saturday at The Artist Sanctuary was a wild day. There were people coming through all day, but starting around 2 PM, the place really filled up and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Russell Peters made his way through the party, stopping at the DJ table to scratch. Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart from the Barenaked Ladies were there, as was George Stroumboulopoulos. Lights, who won the Juno for New Artist Of The Year, stopped in with her manager Jian Ghomeshi. Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland, Cancer Bats, Moneen, Matt & Jill Barber, Ron Sexsmith, Marianas Trench, and many more musicians also dropped in. Josie Dye, one of my favourite Toronto DJs (from 102.1) showed up, as well a few TV stars including Aaron Douglas and Kandyse McClure (Chief and Dee from Battlestar Galactica) and the cast from the upcoming Stargate Universe. read more (122 words)

Dallas Green (City and Colour) and Many More @ The Artist Sanctuary, Vancouver (Photos)

03-Apr-2009 01:00 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
Dallas Green
Junos 2009
The Artist Sanctuary - Friday
Loden Hotel in Vancouver, BC on March 27, 2008
Full Photo Set (19 photos)

For the two days prior and the day of the Junos, I was out in Vancouver at the Loden Hotel where the top two floors (including an amazing top floor penthouse) were roped off and served as the location for an event called The Artist Sanctuary. Musicians, TV personalities, and other VIPs were invited up to the sanctuary to enjoy drinks from the Grey Goose bar, listen to the Red Bull DJs, treated to private "bedroom performances" by a number of different performers, as well as receive a variety of other services and freebies. read more (147 words)

illScarlett Celebrates GOLD for "All Day With It"

24-Dec-2008 06:00 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
illScarlett GOLD Party
illScarlett Celebrates GOLD for "All Day With It"
Toronto, Ontario on December 18, 2008
Full Photo Set (22 photos)

On July 9th of 2007, illScarlett released their debut full-length album, All Day With It, and in this month, December 2008, the album went Certified GOLD in Canada. It's a major accomplishment and extremely worthy of a celebration. read more (166 words)

Artist Sanctuary

11-Jul-2008 05:00 AM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
Hedley
Toronto, Ontario
Photos by: Pete Nema
Artist Sanctuary June 14-15, 2007
Full Photo Set (16 photos)

During the last day of NXNE and on the Sunday of the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA '08), I was fortunate enough to be able to hang out in a group of hotel suites that were roped off, tied together, and labelled the Artist Sanctuary. There was a suite filled with Reebok shoes, a suite setup to perform interviews for Sirius Satellite Radio (complete with bar), a suite for Blackberry, and a two floor suite with a Grey Goose bar, food, Guitar Hero, along with a few other treats designed to sooth. Musicians, TV personalities, movie stars, and a few random industry types were all invited. The stream of guests included Hedley (winners of four MMVA awards), K-OS, Finger Eleven, Attack In Black, Lights, Giovanni Spina, Bedouin Soundclash, Matt Mays (and El Torpedo too), Seth McFarlane (creator of Family Guy), Sum 41, and Sam Roberts Band. Here are just a few photos from the time I spent there. read more (45 words)

The Free Press

28-Jun-2008 06:15 AM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
The Free Press
Toronto, Ontario
Photos by: Pete Nema
The Free Press May 18, 2007
Full Photo Set (6 photos)

The Free Press is a local Toronto five-piece band consisting of Alex Oliveira (percussion, vocals), Len Ottesen (guitar, vocals), Jesse Pitcher (guitars, vocals), James Dallas Smith (vocals, guitar), and Michael Torbay (bass, vocals). They've recently completed a new full-length album entitled Half Truths and Whole Lies that will be released on July 8th, followed by a CD release party at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on July 11th. If you Facebook, check out their event page for more details. read more (10 words)

Skinner

17-Aug-2007 11:06 PM Contributed by: pete Press Photos
Skinner
Kelso in Milton, Ontario
Photos by: Pete Nema
Skinner July 16, 2007
Full Photo Set (5 photos)

Skinner is a five piece band lead by two sisters, Breya and Jackie, who are easy going women with great voices. It was fun working with them and getting to see their common traits as well as their individuality. I was also lucky enough to have them play a couple of songs during the photo shoot. read more (5 words)