Young actor looking for big break

A Simcoe boy is putting the ‘son’ in ‘Sonshine and Broccoli.’Seven-year-old Luca Coelho has been acting and modelling for two years, and has been in multiple TV and web commercials. His most recent role is playing the son, Miles, in the new pilot for the children’s show Sonshine and Broccoli.Sonshine and Broccoli is a children’s music group that formed in 2004 and is trying to make the transition into television. Their most recent album, It’s Cool to be Kind, was nominated for a 2019 Juno Award for best children’s album.“When he was really young we noticed he loved being the centre of attention,” said Luca’s mother Karina Coelho. “He loves to entertain, from a very early age he could captivate an audience.”The Grade 2 student has an agent, but happened to find the role through someone he had worked with before.  Nick Atef, the father in the television show, suggested bringing Luca in for the part as the son.“It was cool, everyone was really nice,” Luca said about the experience. The pilot was filmed in Toronto back in February of this year.The Sonshine and Broccoli pilot is up against other children’s shows to be the successful recipient of a production grant. Part of the criteria for this grant is proving there is interest in the show. The amount of views, comments, and shares the pilot has on social media will directly impact if it will be produced.The final number of views will be counted at the end of March.“We know how Norfolk rallies together to support one another and would love help to spread the word,” said Karina.The video has already surpassed 41,000 views online. It can be found on the Sonshine and Broccoli website, or on their Facebook fan page.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

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Man hit by bus as he crosses road before dusting himself down

first_imgA man was knocked down by an out-of-control bus – before miraculously getting up and walking into a pub.Simon Smith said he is lucky to be alive after being struck by the double-decker as he crossed the road in Reading.CCTV footage showed him being knocked off his feet from behind and thrown around 20ft by the bus that mounted the pavement. Mr McNaught said: “We’ve known Simon for about 20 years. He went to hospital, he’s ok he’s a bit frail today, he’s not feeling the best. He went to hospital the paramedics who called the ambulance took him. He’s bruised and shocked I think. It’s absolutely crazy.”A spokesman for South Central Service said Mr Smith’s injuries were initially recorded as a result of being hit by debris because they were so minor.  Simon Smith looked over his shoulder towards the commotion just before he was hitCredit:Purple Turtle/SWNS.com Mr Smith was crossing Gun Street when he was knocked down by the Number 17 bus that had veered onto the pavement. Incredibly, Mr Smith walked away with only minor injuries. Seconds after the crash, he is seen standing up unaided, dusting himself down – and walking into the entrance of a bar.Thames Valley Police said they are still investigating the crash but have not made any arrests at this stage. Mr Smith’s wife told the Telegraph: “He’s suffering. He’s on a lot of pain, he shouldn’t be here. She added that his “recovery is the main thing”. South Central Ambulance service said they initially misreported Mr Smith’s injuries because he appeared to have come out of the crash unscathed.A spokesman said: “he informed staff that he had been hit by a bus and they thought from the incident log that he was unscathed and initially sent out a statement saying he was hit by debris from the shop front”. He added: “He was taken to hospital with minor injuries and discharged later that day I believe”A Thames Valley Police spokesman said the road was closed for about two hours. No arrests have been made. The double-decker bus windscreens is seen to have shattered in the impactCredit:Purple Turtle/SWNS Simon Smith looked over his shoulder towards the commotion just before he was hit She added that his “recovery is the main thing”. South Central Ambulance service said they initially misreported Mr Smith’s injuries because he appeared to have come out of the crash unscathed.A spokesman said: “he informed staff that he had been hit by a bus and they thought from the incident log that he was unscathed and initially sent out a statement saying he was hit by debris from the shop front”. Reading Buses said it is investigating the “awful incident”, which happened at about 9.10am on Saturday. The driver has been “taken off the road” pending the investigation. He is flung over onto the pavement by the vehicleCredit:Purple Turtle/SWNS A Reading Buses spokesman confirmed the pedestrian was injured, but said he was not seriously hurt. He said the driver had been “taken off the road” while an investigation into the incident was carried out. Apparently without having suffered serious injury, Mr Smith walks into the entrance of the Purple TurtleCredit:Purple Turtle / SWNS Mr McNaught said: “We’ve known Simon for about 20 years. He went to hospital, he’s ok he’s a bit frail today, he’s not feeling the best. He went to hospital the paramedics who called the ambulance took him. He’s bruised and shocked I think. It’s absolutely crazy.”A spokesman for South Central Service said Mr Smith’s injuries were initially recorded as a result of being hit by debris because they were so minor.  Reading Buses said it is investigating the “awful incident”, which happened at about 9.10am on Saturday. The driver has been “taken off the road” pending the investigation. The pedestrian lies on the pavement after being thrown around 20ft – as the bus goes in a different directionCredit:Purple Turtle/SWNS The vehicle also hit street furniture before hitting the pedestrian, who looked over his shoulder towards the commotion just before he was hit.After behind thrown through the air, he landed outside The Purple Turtle Bar. The bus itself had its windscreen shattered following the impact, before coming to a halt a short distance away.Stuart McNaught, the bar manager of the establishment, told the The Daily Telegraph Mr Smith was later transferred to hospital but had emerged from the accident with just bruises. The double-decker bus's windscreens is seen to have shattered in the impact “The incident is the subject of an ongoing internal investigation as well as an investigation by the police with whom we are working and sharing footage from our on-board CCTV, so it would be inappropriate for us to comment or speculate on this until it has run its course.”We can assure the public that all our drivers are incredibly professional and trained to the highest standard. Our buses receive regular checks by our award-winning engineering department.”We send our regrets to those affected, especially the pedestrian injured in the street and hope that he is recovering from his injuries.” Apparently without having suffered serious injury, Mr Smith walks into the entrance of the Purple Turtle The bus's windscreen was shattered after the man was knocked down A man was knocked down by an out-of-control bus – before miraculously getting up and walking into a pub.Simon Smith said he is lucky to be alive after being struck by the double-decker as he crossed the road in Reading.CCTV footage showed him being knocked off his feet from behind and thrown around 20ft by the bus that mounted the pavement. He added: “He was taken to hospital with minor injuries and discharged later that day I believe”A Thames Valley Police spokesman said the road was closed for about two hours. No arrests have been made. But he was knocked off his feet from behind as the bus mounted the pavement Mr Smith was crossing Gun Street when he was knocked down by the Number 17 bus that had veered onto the pavement. Damage outside the Purple Turtle following the crashCredit:Nic Hoskins/SWNS The Reading Buses spokesman added: “We are obviously shocked by the incident as well as the very graphic footage that has been shared a number of times.”Thankfully, the pedestrian does not have any major injuries and there were no major injuries to passengers on the bus. Incredibly, Mr Smith walked away with only minor injuries. Seconds after the crash, he is seen standing up unaided, dusting himself down – and walking into the entrance of a bar.Thames Valley Police said they are still investigating the crash but have not made any arrests at this stage. Mr Smith’s wife told the Telegraph: “He’s suffering. He’s on a lot of pain, he shouldn’t be here. A Reading Buses spokesman confirmed the pedestrian was injured, but said he was not seriously hurt. He said the driver had been “taken off the road” while an investigation into the incident was carried out. The bus’s windscreen was shattered after the man was knocked downCredit:Nic Hoskins/SWNS The pedestrian lies on the pavement after being thrown around 20ft - as the bus goes in a different direction Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Damage outside the Purple Turtle following the crash But he was knocked off his feet from behind as the bus mounted the pavementCredit:Purple Turtle/SWNS.com “The incident is the subject of an ongoing internal investigation as well as an investigation by the police with whom we are working and sharing footage from our on-board CCTV, so it would be inappropriate for us to comment or speculate on this until it has run its course.”We can assure the public that all our drivers are incredibly professional and trained to the highest standard. Our buses receive regular checks by our award-winning engineering department.”We send our regrets to those affected, especially the pedestrian injured in the street and hope that he is recovering from his injuries.” He is flung over onto the pavement by the vehicle The vehicle also hit street furniture before hitting the pedestrian, who looked over his shoulder towards the commotion just before he was hit.After behind thrown through the air, he landed outside The Purple Turtle Bar. The bus itself had its windscreen shattered following the impact, before coming to a halt a short distance away.Stuart McNaught, the bar manager of the establishment, told the The Daily Telegraph Mr Smith was later transferred to hospital but had emerged from the accident with just bruises. The Reading Buses spokesman added: “We are obviously shocked by the incident as well as the very graphic footage that has been shared a number of times.”Thankfully, the pedestrian does not have any major injuries and there were no major injuries to passengers on the bus. The Number 17 bus throws the unsuspecting pedestrian forwards The Number 17 bus throws the unsuspecting pedestrian forwardsCredit:Purple Turtle/SWNSlast_img read more

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