Could Prince Harry Be Canadian?
For Release July 6th, 2015
Contact: Greg Spencer,
Veni Vici Entertainment Inc.,
If a film producer asked you to cast a “typical Canadian” in a starring role, who would you pick? That is the problem facing Toronto based Veni Vici Entertainment, which is in development with GOOD GUYS, INTERNATIONAL, a multinational co-production that will find action heroes from Canada and four other countries who team up to fight bad guys.
Who would most credibly represent Canada to global movie audiences? Should the hero speak with a Quebecois dialect, or should he have a Scottish name or Asian roots, or should he be the offspring of a Metis mother and African father? Why not a First Nations hero?
Of course, the character doesn’t have to be a male. Who would be a most credible Canadian Wonder Woman? Should she be fair haired, red head, brunette, or sport an Afro, or perhaps wear a hijab?
The film’s story finds five fun-loving young men and women from different parts of the world travel to a music festival. Along the way, each of them runs into a little adventure and shows us how well they handle themselves in a rough situation. A couple of them meet at airports and hit it off to become instant friends. At the festival they meet the other three, have drinks, swap jokes, talk music, party and thoroughly enjoy the festival, making us wish we could join them.
Toward the end some terrorists appear out of nowhere and grab an elderly billionaire music lover. Our young heroes very naturally team up to rescue him. They work together flawlessly as if they’d been trained together.
They rout the bad guys and save the billionaire who is enormously grateful. He demands that they stick together in the future, each remaining in his/her own country but to deal with international crime as a sort of parallel to Interpol. He’ll put up all the money they’ll ever need, and he names them “Good Guys, International.”
One of them might be a Russian circus performer, another could be a Uruguayan Goucho, and then we might find an Australian lad who wrestled crocodiles. We might even get a Norwegian standup comic, descended from Eric the Red, but what should the Canadian look like? What IS a Canadian? Do we have a culture?
Andy Halmay, Veni Vici’s producer, would like to persuade Prince Harry to take the role of the Canadian. Prince Harry always seems filled with joie de vivre which is what the character needs. And Harry has had good military training.
Since so few folks in the world have any idea what a Canadian looks like, Prince Harry would give them a good impression of Canucks.
Does anyone have a contact number for Prince Harry?
Want a Good Marriage? Learn to Laugh in Bed
For Release: 10/15/2015
Contact: Greg Spencer,
Veni Vici Books,Toronto
Andy Halmay, author of “My Hilarious Sex Life” - http://amzn.com/B015QMQ5ZK - points to disastrous marriage statistics in North America. About a third of marriages end in divorce within six blinks of an eye. He has found no statistics on cohabiting couples who separate but figures that a third of them, break up, too. "And wait,” he warns, “until the new same-sex marrieds start to contribute to divorce statistics.”
The problem, as Halmay sees it, is a lack of humor in communication. He explains, “Too many singles get into marriage without ever having learned how to communicate or laugh at themselves.” He adds, “Couples who laugh together last together. It needs to start on the honeymoon.”
Half serious, Halmay states that many couples are so dull they need to hire a comic to join them on their honeymoon. “Have him stand by the foot of your bed and tell jokes when you tire of sex and have nothing to talk about,” he chuckles. He recalls it was different in his youth. “We’d just lie there and smoke cigarettes. Cigarettes might have saved some marriages but killed a lot of partners.”
Toronto based Halmay, a European-born dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, a refugee from Madison Avenue plus film and record producer, is an octogenarian with several biographical books out: “The First 85 Years are the Hardest,” “The Zsa Zsa Affair,” “It Ain’t Fine if it Don’t Rhyme,” and a lengthy biographical postscript in his screenplay adaptation “One Hundred Naked Girls.”
He was married for 30 years, has three middle-aged children, and has been separated for another 30 years but still sees his wife who is in a nursing home, “And with dementia and all, she can still laugh when I joke,” he grins.
The stories in “My Hilarious Sex Life” discretely cover events in his youth and after separation, including the odd confessional. He relates with pride that after a great romp with a lady lover he gave her a line that had her laughing so hard she fell out of bed.
“Let Larry David or Jerry Seinfeld try to match that with their women.” says Halmay.
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