Time Travel

I watched the movie,”Contact”, once again. I believe it’s the fourth time now, but it’s possibly more.

Without going into the movie, it basically about a radio transmission discovered by SETI, Dr. Eleanor Arroway (played by favourite actress Jodie Foster) who finds a message within unmistakeable pulses of radio waves. They quickly discover, the radio transmissions are coming from the brightest star,Vega, within the Lyra constellation.

Not long after this intriguing discovery, the founder of keeping the project alive, billionaire S.R. Hadden, provides Eleanor with hidden inside mechanical drafting plans. This leads to constructing a space-age device with a flight pod. It’s believed this pod will provide them access to space travel by means of wormholes.

After a series of conflicts and failures, Dr. Arroway is zipped through space and time, while on earth only a few seconds of time pass by, but to Eleanor 18 hours quickly disappear.

It’s science-fiction and indeed a movie to add to your list, if you haven’t seen it yet.

To me, “Contact” sparked another interesting concept of space travel.

Consider, if you may, what if we could travel across the Cosmos without leaving earth at all.

By means of “holographic projection” of ourselves.

With exoplanets approximately 500 light years away, it would still take over 8 million years at the speed of light, (17500 years to reach one light-year) before even reaching one of these planets. But say we could propel our image faster then the speed of light by folding space and time.Theoretically our holographic-selfs could explore our vast universe, reaching M-source-Planets.

Just imagine the implications of such a trip?

Is it just a dream or maybe a real vision into the future? Scientists would surely dispute my claims, rationalizing with their mathematical calculations, but a dream is the start of a vision.

The beginning of reality.

Will mankind be the Leaders of Space Exploration on a universal scale?

Only time will tell. Maybe it’s time to remove the “time-factor” from the equation by folding it into space.

It’s time to think outside the box and reach for the stars by using Time Travel.

By Bari Demers


What’s Canadian ?

Being Canadian could be best described as the polite neighbours along the northern border of America who enjoy beer and hockey.  Well, that’s the just of it, right ? 

Sorry to say, but there’s a lot more to Canadians then that.  

So let see how Canadian Savvy you are by correctly answering the questions below.

Warning: Beyond this point you must appreciate Canadian humour, eh? 

Question One : Canada’s favourite sport is?

A. Canadians are hockey lovers. It’s a common tradition for Canadians to hang a couple of hockey sticks on their wall, supporting their favourite team. When Canadians visit each other, they head over to the wall showcasing the hockey sticks. The first thing they say,” Oh, I see you’re a Edmonton Oiler fan, eh?” Or,” Oh yeah, what a hoser, you’re a Vancouver Canucks Fan, I see, eh?” They spend hours discussing hockey. Even the women are hardcore hockey fans. Go figure,eh?
B. Canadians rather watch football than hockey any day.
C. Canadians love playing Lacrosse.
D. Canadians enjoy the sport, “Making a Snowman”. Every home during the long winter months, feature a Snowman. Each home owner likes to out-do their neighbours. It’s common to hear them talk about the snowman competition in their local bars,” Im building the biggest, meanest looking snowman you ever did see. What do you think of that, eh?”

E. Soccer of course! Canadians favourite sport is soccer.

F. Needle point is a favourite past time, competition is fierce.

G. We all know basketball is Canada’s favourite sport. After all, basketball was invented by Canadians. 


Question Two: Where does Poutine originate from?

A. Poutine was first made in Germany. It’s fried sliced potatoes sauté with onions.

B. Poutine is a big ass meal. Golden French Fries are covered in cheese curds and drizzled with a rich gravy. It’s said to originate from Quebec.

C. Poutine is originally from Alberta. It’s silver dollar pancakes drizzled with Canadian Maple syrup.

D. Poutine was first introduce in France. French Fries covered with Camembert cheese and a rich Robert sauce. It’s topped with white truffles. 


Question Three: What the heck is a Toque?

A. Toque is a process for making smoked salmon. You “toque” it before it heads into the smoker.

B. Toque is a Canadian sock where each part of the sock has a individual toe. It comes in many colours.

C. Toque is a special mechanics tool used on Canadian cars.

D. Toque was a helmet designed specifically for Wayne Gretzky during his time with Edmonton.

E. Toque is a fuzzy warm winter hat worn by most Canadians during the cold winter months, which is, by the way, 9 months of the year.

F. A Toque is a name given to Canadian entrepreneurs, like the ones you see on the famous CBC TV show,” Dragons Den”. You probably heard of Entrepreneur, Kevin O’Leary commonly named,” Mr Wonderful” during the American show, ” Shark Tank”. In Canada, we call him Mr Wonderful – The Toque. 


Question Four: Who or what is Wayne Gretzky ?

A. Wayne is a famous football star.

B. Gretzky is a special smoked bbq salmon dish served with hollandaise and caviar, it was named after the Wayne brothers – hence : Wayne Gretzky.

C. Wayne Gretzky is originally from UK and a famous soccer star in Canada.

D. Wayne Gretzky was named after the Las Vegas Hockey camp, which takes place every year. He was a War Hero and his best friend is Bari Demers.

E. Wayne Gretzky is originally from Ontario, use to play for the Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings and referred to as one of hockey’s all time Greats, was a Canadian hockey player and former head coach with NHL – famously nicknamed ” The Great One.”

F. Wayne Gretzky is a super star goalie. Born in Calgary, Alberta. He has always loved winter sports. It was common to see him skiing up near Lake Louise, Alberta. He would cause a lot of problems on the hill because women couldn’t keep their eyes off him, constantly asking for his autograph. Women adore him so much, they gave him the nickname ” The Great One.” 

Question Five: What the heck is a Loonie?

A. It’s a famous bird only seen in Canada. The Loonie has a 7 metre long wing span, white speckled breast with colourful red spots. It’s has a unique long taper beak. It was closely examined by British and French engineers; they incorporated the Loonies design into the nose of its Concorde Jet.

B. It’s a special slug coin used specifically for vending machines, only in Canada. It was a joke by our Prime Minister.

C. Loonie was the nicknamed used for Canadians who smoked wacky cigarettes. The RCMP noticed each time a Canadian, eh, would smoked a wacky tobacco, they went totally Loonie, hence the name : Loonie.

D. It’s used as Canadian currency, a One Dollar Coin used in place of its paper dollar bill. It’s said to drive Canadians Loonie. 


Question Six : What is a Mickey?

A. Mickey is a special statue in tribute to the American icon Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was so impressed with how many Canadians love going to Disneyland, he had a bronze statue made during his visit to Vancouver. Vancouver now has it on display in the famous Stanley Park.

B. Mickey was a famous logger from Prince George, British Columbia. He was equal to Americans Paul Bunyan. You can see Mickey’s gigantic statue as you enter Prince George.

C. Mickey is a Canadian comedian from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. His famous stand-up line started with,” How’s the weather, eh? You crazy bunch of Loonies.” Mickey is adored throughout Canada.

D. Mickey is named after a 375 ml bottle of liquor. Most Canadians are famous to say,” Can you pick me up a Mickey, eh?” 


Question Seven: What the heck is a Forty Pounder?

A. A Forty Pounder is when a Canadian reaches the age of 40 years old. For Canadians its devastating reaching 40 years old, so it’s traditional for them to go out on the town raising hell, pounding the bars all night long, hence : “Forty Pounder”. In order for them receive free booze, its traditional to wear a flashy red Canadian flag. Canadians love any excuse to celebrate.

B. Forty Pounder is the biggest Canadian hamburger ever made. It features Canadian back-bacon, a thick slice of cheddar cheese, big ass double hamburger patties drenched in Canadian whiskey and sauté beefsteak mushrooms.

C. Canadians call a “Forty Pounder” for those who need or have lost 40 lbs. Apparently it’s really hard for Canadians to loose forty pounds, because of the cold long winters. The Canadian Fitness Company has a special ” Forty Pound” weight loss program. It’s approved by the Canadian government, to improve on the health of Canadians. It’s been rumoured it has something to do with all the beer they drink.

D. A Forty Pounder is the size of a bottle of liquor, in litres it’s said to be 1.14 L tall. Some say it actually weights in at 40 lbs. This is usually purchased during the long winter months. It’s a Canadian form to hibernation. 


Question Eight: The Great White North – Where exactly is it?

A. The Great White North is said to be the village where Santa Claus comes from. It’s way, way, way, up North, to what Canadians call the “Due Line”.

B. It’s humoured The Great White North is a place up north where there’s a “pot of gold” , approximately 10 degrees of True North. Unfortunately, this has never been verified. Apparently each Canadian explorer who has tried to find the Great White North has never returned. It has also been humoured the abominable snowman lives up in The Great White North and, that’s pretty much why explores never come back.

C. The Great White North is a secret military base by the Canadian government used for the “Alien” outreach program. Basically like Area 51. Alien visitors from other planets are processed here before mingling with humans. They even made a movie out of this place, ” Men in Black”.

D. The Great White North is actually not a place at all. It’s after what appears to be a Canadian Cookbook, the bible to Canadian cooking. It’s full name is “Canadian Recipes of the Great White North” . But, it’s been rumoured this book is actually a secret code book for CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service). Every time you notice someone carrying around “Canadian Recipes of the Great White North”, Canadians know it’s a quick give away for CSIS members. They also carry this big ass badge. Prime Minister Harper has his very own copy of Canadian Recipes of the Great White North.

E. ” The Great White North”, a SCTV feature show by famous Canadians,Bob and Doug McKenzie.

F. Great White North is referred to everything past the 49th parallel in Canada. It’s said to be slang for Canada. Some just say, it’s just a name given to Canada for having all those cold winters, reaching up to minus 50 Celsius. Now that’s cold! 


Question Nine: What the heck is a Hoser?

A. A Hoser is a Canadian redneck dressed in mix matched hunting clothing. It’s quick to point them out by the famous line, ” Hey Hoser, how’s it going? Pretty nice weather, Eh?” They even had a cult club called,” The Great White North” by who else? Yup, you guessed it, Bob and Doug McKenzie.

B. Hoser is a nylon sock that women used as a form of fashion. It’s been said, when women were finished wearing their hoser all day, they would cook it in hot water, making a special soup called,” Hoser Soup”. Well, at least that’s what my mom told me, when I asked what she was doing.

C. Hoser is a rubber ring fitting used on Canadian Mason Jars. Another use for this rubber ring? Well, we won’t go there. 

Question Ten Whats a Kangaroo Jacket ?

A. Kangaroo Jacket was a gift by Australians to Canadians. Canadian use “raw-hide” from cows, while Australians use “kangaroo-hide” from Kangaroos. In the 1970’s Prime Minister Trudeau wore his famous leather buckskin jacket with leather fringes made by native, Many Finger. Apparently he bought it for $500. When the Prime Minster of Australia saw this, he was impressed. It was about a month later, when Prime Minister Trudeau’s office received a gift in the mail from the Australian Prime Minister. To Trudeau’s surprise, it was a hand-crafted, Kangaroo Jacket. Inside the package was a greeting card that read,” It’s my dear pleasure, on behalf of the Australian government and its citizens, I present to you this lovely Kangaroo Jacket. I hope you enjoy it Buckskin, my friend. ” Sincerely, Prime Minister William McMahon. Buckskin was Trudeau’s nickname.

B. Kangaroo Jacket gots it’s slang term after a buckaroo, a wealthy Australian rancher, Big John, visited Alberta to purchase a special breed of cattle called,” Alberta Longhorn”. During his visit, Calgarian rancher, Cowboy Tom, noticed he was wearing this hoodie jacket, so he asked him what kind of jacket was that. “Oh…,” he said,” it’s a Kangaroo Jacket.” Since then, any hoody in Canada is called a Kangaroo Jacket.

Ten Questions.  Did you guessed them right? 

 Do you consider yourself Canadian savvy ?

By Bari Demers –  Canadian of course


Grizzly Attack

“Winner, winner, chicken dinner.”
Most recently a hunter was attacked by a Grizzly while hunting around Fernie, British Columbia. His hunting partner killed the bear but in the process accidentally shot his friend. Fortunately, the shot wasn’t fatal and yesterday he made a statement to CBC.

The hunter wasn’t hunting bear, like most were quick to assume on Facebook, but he was hunting elk.

This confrontation brings me back 35 years ago, when a young hunter went missing up north in the Chilcotin region by Williams Lake British Columbia. The true story of Rivers (not his real name) was savagely hunted down by a Grizzly. Without aid of a partnering hunter, his grizzly encounter made a dreadful impact on the decisions early that winter day in November, 1980’s.

Not to reveal the whole story, I wrote a screenplay, MISSING UP NORTH about his ordeal.

MISSING UP NORTH – Young Hunter goes missing deep within British Columbia’s rugged wilderness, only to be hunted by an 800 lb Grizzly.

The Controversy

Hunting has recently been controversial due to radicle people who appose hunting all together.

Myself, I believe hunting is an important part of our food chain. When we take out of the equation of humans not hunting at all, it takes away the fear animals have on humans and also subjects them to numerous diseases.

For example :
A few years ago, around Rocky Mountain House , Alberta, the road towards Nordegg was over-populated by herds of deer. At the time, no one was allowed to hunt deer in this particular area. A couple years later, the Fish & Wildlife ended up having to cull the area,(basically killing off) due to disease. Nets full to-the-brim with deer, as helicopters hauled them off to an undisclosed area. Most recently the same incident happen near Elkford, B.C. when an 8 year old boy witnessed the culling.

Culling isn’t the answer, hunting is.

You are always going to get the pros and cons of hunting, but if properly managed, it can be in the best interest of wildlife and human beings. Of course, I’m not in favour of those who Trophy Hunt. Hunting should be a means of putting food on the table and clothing on your back.

Many a times I was grateful to be able to hunt, in order to put food on the table for my family.

On a world-wide scale, it’s also important to protect animals on the endangered list, who are vital to our eco-system. The cycle of life needs to be balanced.

With proper education and regulations of wildlife, we can all live together in harmony.

But it’s important to realize animals are dangerous and won’t think twice to kill you for food. Just because our ancestors have stepped out of the wilderness into our megalopolitan concrete jungles, doesn’t mean we were never apart of the wilderness.

Becoming the hunted is more unfortunate in Canada, because we aren’t really able to protect ourselves. Hiking or fishing within our vast parks and crown-land, we are vulnerable to our surroundings. And yes, we have the right to be there.

Every year we hear of the unfortunate attacks of defensive-less individuals.

It’s even getting to the point where wildlife are coming into our cities looking for easy pry. And I’m talking about cities, like Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

I’m more than sure, the BC hunter was happy his son-in-law was able to use his rifle, saving him from inevitable death. And, 30 years before this, Rivers fate could have been another story all together.

And as for the above saying,” Winner, winner, chicken dinner.” Never ever run !

By Bari Demers


My Collection of Screenplays

A Little about me : Screenwriterbari

I’m a Canadian freelance writer with a diverse background of college education with diplomas within the Arts & Architectural Drafting. Writing & filming has always been my passion,” I envision a story and bring it to life.”

My name is Bari Demers, presently living in Alberta working on intriguing stories, sure to captivate my audience.

Join me on LinkedIn to interact on a professional level.

I formed James Montana Scripts to present my scifi horror genre, BLACK ANGELS. Since then, it’s a growing collection of screenplays and scifi stories to hang out and get noticed.

The screenwriting program I’m partial to is Celtx. It provides me with an interactive diverse selection of formats, commonly used in the filming industry.

Here’s a selection of screenplays I’m working on now :

AGENT SKY – CIA agent. She’s frustrated with bureaucracy after a lope-hole lets an international criminal walk free, allowing him to illegally trade weapons with terrorists. Her darker side takes over.

MISSING UP NORTH – Young Hunter goes missing deep within British Columbia’s rugged wilderness, only to be hunted by an 800 lb Grizzly.

My screenplay “Missing Up North – Bloody Survival” is based on a true story around the mis-adventures of 20 year old hunter named Rivers, who went missing in the wild mountainous Chilcotin region by Williams Lake, B.C. for over 20 hours, only to be hunted down by a savage Grizzly.

BLACK ANGELS – War Hero Commander Cardin is forced to re-colonize on planet,BLUE EARTH, before their species is destroyed, accompanied by even an darker threat, BLACK ANGELS.

A fine blended genre of science-fiction and horror, sure to shake your boots off.

It’s based on the Alien theory where,over 100,000 years ago, an intelligent race came to Earth, changing mankind, but something went terribly wrong. This is their story.

GAIA – Dr. Zen Callaway, roboticist employed by TEMPRO, family-base colony on Mars. His wife, Christine mysteriously goes missing. Jeremy, Zoe and mischievous robotics feline, Osiris, go looking for their mom.

It’s a family orientated story, Dr. Zen Callaway is a top roboticist working for his employer, Trillionaire CEO, Mr. Wiseman of TEMPRO Industries (Terraforming Engineering & Mining Resources Operations).  He convinces his wife Christine and his two children to embark on a new adventure, living on Mars, a new family-based colony. After his wife Christine goes missing in a mining mishap, his two kids Jeremy and Zoe are determined to find their mom by the help of a mischievous robotics feline named Osiris. The adventure turns up more than they expected leading them to the darker side of Mr. Wiseman.

THE JOURNEY – A physiological thriller. Teenager, Dylon is forced to protect his psychotic alcoholic mother, Sam, after authorities try to remove him from his home. (Screenplay is in its preliminary stages at this time)

MEET MY FRIEND – an emotional story of a young teenage girl who finds out her long time friend isn’t a friend after all. Deceit and Betrayal leads to revenge. (Screenplay also in its preliminary stages)

Even though screenplay, BLACK ANGELS requires CGI visual effects at a higher budget, it’s a perfect fit for the movie screen and may entice major production companies. It has the potential to becoming a blockbuster trilogy.

Whereas, my other screenplays are formatted for indie films, with a smaller accessible budget.

I hope you enjoy my screenplays and find them intriguing.

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By Bari Demers


Missing Up North – Bloody Survival

LOGLINE: Young Hunter goes missing deep within British Columbia’s rugged wilderness, only to be hunted by an 800 lb Grizzly.

My screenplay “Missing Up North – Bloody Survival” is based on a true story around the mis-adventures of 20 year old Hunter named Rivers, who went missing in the wild mountainous Chilcotin region by Williams Lake, B.C. for over 16 hours, hunted down by a savage Grizzly.

Darkness comes early during the cold winter of November, racing against time and the savage hunger of a 800 lb Grizzly. What happens next is almost unbelievable…

This incredible story is one of courage, stamina and desperate determination to stay alive against all odds. Rivers bloody story brings a whole new meaning to the word,” Survival”


Screenplay written By Bari Demers [James Montana Scripts]


Indie verse Blockbuster Films

As a freelance screenwriter, my writing tasks require working on more than one script at a time.

My script, “Black Angels” is a SciFi horror genre great for anyone who loves CGI special effects, a strong storyline, action-pack thriller and makes a perfect fit for the movie screen.

Making Black Angels is without a doubt a costly adventure, bringing it to the large screen, hopefully as a Blockbuster.

The reality in producing film today requires a strict budget, making Indie Films the most probable choice. Too many times lately you hear of a large budget film going bust. It’s an eye-opener to the film industry.

Steven Spielberg predicts an “implosion” of the film industry quoting,” …you’re gonna have to pay $25 for the next Iron Man, you’re probably only going to have to pay $7 to see Lincoln.”

The competition verse Indie Films and Blockbusters are turning the movie industry upside down. Indie Films are not new, with Robert Redford’s Sundance Film festival just celebrating 30 years featuring thousands of successful films.

In order to be competitive within the film industry, screenwriters are pushing out as many short scripts as they can. The format scripts for screen are roughly between 20 – 100 pages long (one minute screen = one page), depending on story.


Each screenplay has three sequences, beginning with introducing the Protagonist,( the hero),who displays some kind of flaw. You have to explain their world they are live in and the dramatic situation.

Towards the second sequence, you let the viewers know the predicament, which leads the MAIN Antagonist, (the villain). It gets to the point where your hero must make a “life or death” decision ; turning back is not a option. The hero must now head forward with his choices, good or bad.

The stakes are high and the viewer is glued to the tension, ready to go overload.

The third and last sequence of your storyline, ” What must the Protagonist sacrifice? ” Will it end well or in complete disaster ? And is there any twist to end your story ?

The ending should leave your audience in awe sending the story viral.


Indie films are budget conscience and viewers love seeing them. The stories are short with a meaningful strong message.

The “Indie buzz” at Film Festivals is apparent amongst actors, directors and producers. It’s becoming too oblivious, too many “movie goers” are falling short, due to competition with your local cable provider, including Movie Central and the Internet.

The competition will change the way we view movies; it’s a new era in film.


One of my scripts I’m working on lately is based on a true story, called,”Missing”. It’s about a young Hunter, up in Williams Lake, B.C. who went missing for over 16 hours in the wilderness, only to be hunted by a 800 lb Grizzly.

It’s an intense “action-drama” screenplay where the viewer wonders the fate of this young Hunter. It’s perfect as an indie film.

If you’re looking for a big blockbuster film ?

Then look no further than, “BLACK ANGELS


War Hero Commander Cardin is forced to re-colonize on a new planet, BLUE EARTH, before their species is destroyed along with a darker threat, BLACK ANGELS.


100,000 years ago, the SIRIANS began its journey,changing life on Earth, forever. Escaping their dying planet SIRUS 5, King Osiris order his elite Emperor Guards under General Jason’s command to take on the mission only referred to as BLUE EARTH.

Leading the way is seasoned War Hero Commander Cardin who is torn between his duty and the recent loss of his brother. Complicated by his irrefutable love for Karen and their savage fight against rivals, the JOTUNN’S (Savage Reptilian-Humanoids) and an unknown creature lurking the planet, only known in folklore as BLACK ANGELS.

Whatever is your fancy in films, I believe I have what you are looking for.

By Bari Demers

The below photo is a picture of a Grizzly my daughter took, while in Banff National Park in Canada. Myself, I have come up close and personal with a Griz, not by choice. It was indeed one of the most scary ordeals of my life.


Go With Me

It’s official, “Go With Me” has started filming in Enderby, British Columbia, by Enderby Entertainment.

This past weekend, Sir Anthony Hopkins was discovered in my hometown Vernon, B.C.

Local Vernonettes couldn’t believe their eyes when they noticed Hollywood Star, Anthony Hopkins getting a coffee at Starbucks in the Village Green Mall, while his wife was shopping. At first, like my sister-in-law figured, it must be just a look-a-like.

But sure enough, it was indeed Sir Anthony Hopkins!

On Nov 2 2014, the Morning Star discovered, not only will Anthony Hopkins be playing the role as an ex-logger, but he’s also one of the producers. Joining him is no other than the incredible actor, Ray Liotta along with American starlet, Julie Stiles from the Bourne Ultimatum.

Of course all three actors have played many roles throughout the years, but who can’t forget Ray Liotta playing as the gangster in the movie,”Wise Guys” and Sir Anthony Hopkins as the evil character, Hannibal Lector from “The Silence of the Lambs.”

It was just in 2012, where actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, Country Star, Keith Urban were discovered enjoying a hockey game with the Vernon Vipers.

And just last year, around August of 2013, George Clooney was also seen in the Okanagan Valley, shooting the film, “Tomorrowland” by Walt Disney Pictures.

Seeing Hollywood Stars in the Okanagan is fast becoming a hot spot and we hope this kind of excitement doesn’t stop too soon.

But at the same time it’s important to give these professionals a little breathing space, so they can concentrate on their roles. I’m sure, like most Canadians, we will be polite in doing just that.

Pacific Northwest thriller, “Go With Me” is an action-drama directed by Swedish director, Hans Daniel Björn Alfredson, known for Millennium Trilogy.

The film will be based on the book by Castle Freeman Jr.

The storyline begins with a young woman returning to her hometown, who ends up becoming harassed by a crime boss. Anthony Hopkins is the ex-logger willing to help out the distressed woman.

It hasn’t been mentioned as of yet, but I’m going to assume Ray Liotta is playing as the crime boss.

It’s also humoured, the cast and crew will be filming around the small logging town, Lumby, which is the gateway to Shuswap Falls.

Growing up in Vernon, we commonly passed through Lumby heading for our fishing and hiking expeditions around Shuswap Falls.

Each filming project is a costly one, to be sure. So it wasn’t a surprise to hear about the company, Electric Entertainment will also be co-financing the project, selling international rights.

It’s my hope, with all this excitement throughout the Okanagan, screenwriters, like myself, who grew up in Vernon, B.C. will get a chance to showcase his screenplay to a famous producer or entertainment company.

Well, one can only hope – right?

As a matter of fact I’m working on a screenplay called, “Missing” based on the true story of a young hunter, up in Williams Lake, B.C. who went missing for over 16 hours in the wilderness, only to be hunted by a 800 lb Grizzly.

Just guess who the hunter was?

We have a wonderful selection of celebrities who would fit this troubling young hunter, along with a small cast of six actors.

Like all screenwriters already know, your screenplay had better be good, because, if they do come calling, it could be your first and only chance. So make it good!

Make it exciting!

Good luck to the cast and crew of ” Go With Me” including founders Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr., of Enderby Entertainment.

By Bari Demers


For all those who lived in Vernon, my mom owned and operated the Spudnut Shop. My mom still resides in Vernon,B.C.

Follow me on Twitter @JRobbMontana: My neck of the woods #Okanagan #filminglocation @ENDERBYENT #GoWithMe. It’s gonna be a HIT for sure! #film #SirAnthonyHopkins #RayLiotta #JulieStiles

The photo below was taken during the Vernon Vipers game showcasing Nicole Kidman and her husband, Country Star, Keith Urban.


Our Freedom at a Price

Our Freedom at a price. 

Sitting in the comfort of my home, I am privileged to be able to reflect our past, present and future.

Throughout most of the world we can enjoy our freedom, counting our lucky stars we aren’t ruled by some greedy dictator or religious fanatic, who’s like a lioness ready to stalk her prey.

Many have tried before and failed miserably, throughout our savage blood-thirsty history, but it doesn’t mean we can rest. Our dreams can be crushed in a second, if we aren’t aware of our surroundings.

Best practice?

Always be vigil, keeping evil at bay.

Today, we are thankful for the young men and women fighting for our freedom as we are grateful for our veterans and the lost soldiers who died to kept us free.

Blood-shed of our soldiers is a constant reminded of how valuable our freedom really is and should never ever be taken lightly.

On November 11 we can pay tribute to the sacrifices made, making sure their lives are never forgotten. Mankind’s struggle for freedom will always be part of our lives, as long as greed and power exist.

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin.

War can also be added to the above quote, it’s an unfortunately evil reality.

We like to think we’re are civilized, known right from wrong, implementing our laws to protect our rights; and yet, everyday our freedom comes at a dreadful price.

Therefore, on this Remembrance Day, “I just want to thank all the men and women who fought and still are fighting for our FREEDOM, as we sit back in the comfort of our homes.”

“Lest We Forget…”

By Bari Demers


Are You a Loving Person?

Love is unconditional. You may love or be miserable your whole life, it’s your choice.

Are you a LOVING PERSON or that “miserable” individual who believes the world owes them everything ?

It’s more apparent society is becoming this cold calculated self image, thinking only of themselves. I like to call it the ME factor. This self image has been around since the dawn of man, but now it’s more easily accessible throughout the world, via the internet.

Ever since Facebook and Twitter came on-line people are having the option to express their opinions.

Depending on how you choose to comment is your freedom of choice, but it also leaves a “footprint” of who you are as a person.

You can either blame others, showcase your ignorance, or take a minute to make an intelligent decision.

It’s your choice.

If you haven’t realized it by now, columnists are trained to make riveting “headlines” on a particular subject, specifically sparking “outcry” onto its viewers. They want you to comment without thinking, it’s a clever way to unleash backlash, making their article stand out in the crowd. In turn their ratings go up.

I’m sure you have read comments on Facebook, which will naturally make your blood boil, due to some poor ego tripping moron, who loves bashing people, tries to use “control” tactics upon others, or make uneducated remarks, just to feel important.

These kind of people are not only trying to impress you, but they are doing their best to impress themselves. They even can be considered as “morally wrong” human beings. Anyone knows, in the end the only person they’re fooling are themselves.

In life we all have choices.

Do we go through life feeding off of others to feel important, or do we take time to think of others?

Myself, I like to apply these simply rules to govern my life :

1. Never dwell on the past.
2. Before you speak or do, think first.
3. Treat others how you would like to be treated.
4. Love others with unconditional love.
5. Use your God given brain and try to make intelligent choices to the best of your ability.
6. Never intentionally harm another person.
7. Take a minute to enjoy the simple things in Life.
8. Watch your back. Keep vigilant, you never know when the wolf is at your door, until it’s too late. Unfortunately there are the bad.
9. Never be something your not.
10. Enjoy life as much as you can. Do the things you love to do before you can’t.
11. If you can, help others who are willing to help themselves first. Everyone needs a break sometimes.
12. Never ask for anything. This way you aren’t burdening a friend or family member. If you deserve it, it may come as a surprise gift from their heart.
13. Never feed a leaky faucet.
14. Be a real friend, never be fake.
15. Never allow a person to put you down. They don’t deserve you. Never go to their level. Walk away.
16. Make love not war.

In Life you have a choice, but whatever you do, will shape the type of person you really are. It’s your lasting FOOTPRINT onto society. It’s how you will be seen by others, even when you think they’re not listening.

The web is always listening.

As a freelance writer/screenwriter it’s vital to review your creative work, because once it’s on the Internet, it’s there for life. So, it’s important you realize this : Is your message something you want the rest of the world to read?
Today my message is : Be a loving person – you will surely be awarded in the end.

By Bari Demers

Below photo I took while having an afternoon luncheon at Gray Monk Estate Winery, in the sunny Okanagan.


What Really Matters

Today’s reality is about: What is important and what really matters?

Throughout our lives we struggle with making a living and sometimes forget what really matters. With Christmas once again upon us, it reminded me of the time when I was a little boy writing letters to Santa.

As an adult my wish list has changed, but the question is, does it really matter? Notice the sarcastic approach to my letter:

Dear Santa, God and Whoville,

I’ve been sort-of-a-good boy, well ok then, I’m a man. That’s pretty close to being good, wouldn’t you say?

All boys are good right ? Right?

Anyway, I would like just a few things this year. Really, the list isn’t that bad.

First and foremost, $100 million, so I can start Pre-Production of my screenplay – check it out here, it’s a mix genre film. Be careful, for its a screaming horror combined with a captivating science-fiction plot, sure to make you shake in your boots.


Anyway, let’s move on…

Now, If you can’t afford $100 million, just buy my screenplay for $150,000, along with my credits . That’s sure to make me happy! Don’t forget to give the screenplay to the famous Directors and/or Producers. They would love to make BLACK ANGELS into a blockbuster film, guaranteed to jolt you from the dead.

Don’t worry, it’s not my first screenplay. I assure you won’t be disappointed.

Oh, yes.

I’m kind of loving the new Mercedes S Class 4-Door Sedan S63 AMG 4-MATIC with twin turbo V-8. It would be a dream to drive around in. I mean, after all, my lawyer is driving one. So, why can’t I?

Humour is always good in our lives, so how about the book, “Universe” by Close Encounters Studios. The more humour I can get my hands on, the better.

And well, you already know I love all things ALIEN, including NASA and SPACE EXPLORATION. If I could get a trip into Space or possibly see Cape Canaveral (located next door to Kennedy Space Center) and/or Virgin Galactic, it would certainly be a plus.

I could use some new running shoes. You know, the ones I can never afford.

And yes.

I lost my bike previously, so I would be gratefully to have another one. Unfortunately the one I’m interested in is at least $1800. Sorry about that, sounds like I’m falling into the bracket considered as “high-maintenance”. Yes, I understand this is a little expensive, but no more mountain bikes for me. I just realized last week I’m getting older. Go figure!

And –

It’s time to upgrade to a better home computer by APPLE, you know, the new one. Its only $ 2749.

Wait! I have a better idea. Stop all this madness ! Scrap all the above!

Let’s concentrate on just one gift and lets make it a priority:

“I would like all the sick children in the world to be healthy immediately.”

Yes, you heard right, make ALL CHILDREN in the world FREE from SICKNESS and DEATH.

Ok? Do that instead of the materialistic things above.

And send a message to all the movie, hockey and football stars, billionaires, entrepreneurs of the “Shark Tank” and “Dragons Den“, famous directors and producers to send a gift to the sick children of their local hospitals.

Send this forward – Lets help our sick children.

Oh !

And one last thing, I would like to retire back home in the Okanagan. Really tired of having to wake-up to minus -40C weather, up here in the Great White North. As much as I love Canada, my bones need a little warmth.

Ok. So, I believe I’ve covered everything.

Don’t forget!

Every child deserves to see the world and live a full life. Each requires to be healthy, never going to bed hungry, have shelter & clothing and receive unconditional love. Let’s make their lives a happy one!

Alright then, I believe that’s it. Parents should never see their child die before them.

Bari Demers
(In loving memory of my daughter, Jenni Michelle Demers – Nov 5 1980)