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HERstory - Meet Our Team

We are so incredibly excited to announce that we are ONLY $500 away from our funding goal!

This means that we will be able to make this documentary the best possible quality it can be AND we will also be able to pay our phenomenal creative team an honorarium for their time.

EVERY SINGLE retweet, share, like, positive comment and donation (of ANY size) brings us one step closer to our finishing line. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has been championing and supporting this film so far. If this teaser video inspires you please check out our CAMPAIGN HERE

MEET OUR TEAM

COURTNEY DEELEN - Producer & Director

COURTNEY DEELEN - Producer & Director

Courtney is a Toronto based actor often referred to as the sexy burnt marshmallow. She is a tough, no nonsense, lady boss with a heart of gold.  Courtney originally got into producing to create opportunities for herself to act in her dream roles and to tell the stories that were close to her heart. It turns out that she enjoyed having creative control so much that she now produces to help other emerging filmmakers bring their projects to life. HERstory is Courtney's first film that she fostered from a simple "hey I wonder if I could" idea and is thrilled to be bringing the entire piece to life. 

She lives to create stories that empower and stir up emotions in others and cant wait to showcase some of the amazing women who have inspired her throughout her life. 

You can check out her website HERE and follow her on Twitter & Instagram for some laughs.

DANIELLE THORN - Director of Photography 

DANIELLE THORN - Director of Photography 

A small-town girl with dreams of "working in the movies" makes the leap to the big city to make her dreams a reality. Upon further research of careers in film,  Danielle became fascinated by the idea of bringing your vision to life as a director, implementing that vision while inserting your own style as a cinematographer, or crafting a story through editing. A graduate of the Television and New Media Production Program at Loyalist College, she went on to create a web series called “The Four Amigos” which went on to win the 2013 BEAC Award for Best Video Web Based Production.

Danielle was an intern on the award winning web series “Out with Dad” and has since gone on to create her own project "The Creative Type". She is a freelance cinematographer, assistant camera, data management technician, editor, and assistant editor on other web series’, features and shorts, as well as corporate/commercial shoots, and music videos.

You can check out her website HERE and you can follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

MICHAEL LAING-FRASER - Camera Assist

MICHAEL LAING-FRASER - Camera Assist

Mike is an IATSE grip, currently working on ABC's Designated Survivor. He's been an A.C. and assistant editor on several independent wildlife films and has developed his creative skills shooting and editing a variety of low budget shorts and corporate projects. He is currently in pre-production for an exciting new web series, based on real events called "True Superhero" launching next spring.

He is a man of many hats... with experience lighting, rigging, editing, shooting, writing and providing all kinds of tech support. Mike is the kind of guy who strives to understand all aspects of a film set, being that person who can jump in to any position when a problem arises. 

You can follow him on Twitter HERE. 

AMANDA MATLOVICH - On Set Stills Photographer

AMANDA MATLOVICH - On Set Stills Photographer

Amanda started in product photography while still in film school and even though she had fun filming with a camera, photography was her first love. When she found on-set stills combines both of these passions, she knew she found her calling.

Amanda's equipment, coupled with her other photography experience, makes her perfect for shooting both on-set and studio quality images for promo and poster usage. Amanda has worked on some of the most exciting projects in Toronto's indie scene, including "Becoming Burlesque", "Jazz Hands" , "My Roommates an Escort" and "Mom's The Word".

You can check out her website HERE and follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

CHARLOTTE JOHNSTONE - Hair & Make Up Artist

CHARLOTTE JOHNSTONE - Hair & Make Up Artist

Charlotte Johnstone is a professional make up artist who's work travels her around the globe. She has provided stunning make-up for fashion shoots, runway shows, film, tv, weddings and personal photography sessions.

Charlotte's technical abilities leave her clients confident that they are walking out their best selves as she knows exactly how to showcase each person's unique features and style. Her incredibly infectious energy and warm personality bring an ease and comfort to set, leaving everyone that she works with feeling confident and beautiful to shine in their own skin.

She works regularly with photographer Lauren Vandenbrook of LV Imagery in order to showcase actors in their most authentic selves during their headshot sessions and also co-owns Union Weddings TO with hair stylist Johanna Hummer.

ERIC METZLOFF - Editor 

ERIC METZLOFF - Editor 

A Dean's List graduate of the Television and New Media Productions program at Loyalist College, Eric Metzloff hit the ground running when he arrived in Toronto in 2013. His love of Post Production quickly helped him gather a steady stream of clients from Chockablock Media Inc. to Serendipity Point Films.

His work has found it's way to on demand services such as Bell Fibe, and in festivals and Masterclasses around the world. A former Quality Control Operator at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and current Ingest Coordinator at Zoomer Media Ltd, Eric is always known for staying busy and taking on new challenges. When he's not in the Edit Suite, he can be found working as a Producer on various projects such as 'The Latter' (2014), 'No Girls Allowed' (2015) and 'Viva Forever' (2017).

You can follow him here on Twitter & Instagram

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HERstory

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We are so incredibly excited to share our next project with you all!

HERstory is a short documentary about inspiring and empowering the next generation of women. We want to celebrate females of all ages, shapes, sizes, colours and backgrounds and feel that it's time for us give back and share the stories of others.

An intimate look into the lives of 25 incredible women who all have amazing stories to share. Each individual story will be featured weekly through our Instagram account and with your help, our full documentary will be shared to a viral audience in order to inspire women all around the world.

Stay tuned for future blogs showcasing our team behind the scenes and the phenomenal women who will be appearing in front of the camera.

Here's a sneak peek in the meantime 

If you would like to support our film we would greatly appreciate whatever you can offer. Please CLICK HERE to visit our GoFundMe profile. 

$5 from 100 people who believe in this project will get us a third of the way to our goal! It's that simple, but we need your help to spread the word.

Help us to honour all of the mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces and best friends out there.... it's time to share HERstory.

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DwT PRESENTS Rabbit Hole

It's getting close to Christmas and we all know that you've got that one (or 5) people on your list that you don't know what to buy for... SO we've come up with a solution for you!

We have just launched our Indiegogo campaign to help us produce our first live theatre production in January 2017 at The Red Sandcastle Theatre. By supporting our campaign, you won't only be helping to get our production off of it's feet, but you will be spreading awareness and supporting an incredible cause.

We have decided to donate a portion of our ticket sales to Bereaved Families of Ontario. A non-profit, volunteer run, organization that supports family members who have lost loved ones. We also have some awesome perks that you can choose that will go directly towards BFO.

Please check out the video and head over the campaign link HERE

We have some incredible sponsors for the run of our show.... January 24th - February 11th. We've teamed up again with Smokin Beaver Winery to bring you a selection of Frisky Beaver Wines at intermission and after the show.

We've also teamed up with two incredible Leslieville restaurants to bring you exclusive dinner and ticket packages for our show. Triple A Toronto's top spot for Texas Style BBQ and Braised Queen Street's go-to place for modern comfort food. Be sure to check back in for exclusive blogs featuring each restaurant!

We can't wait to share this beautiful story with you, but we can't do it without your help. Please check out the campaign (in case you missed the link before, HERE IT IS AGAIN), spread the word about Bereaved Families of Ontario and know that no donation is too small. Any support you can give WILL make a difference.

THANK YOU!

We can't wait to see you at the theatre.

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DwT - Music Video Launch

After meticulous planning, a successful TIFF Fundraiser, an incredible day on set and MANY hours in the editing room we are proud to share DwT's first official music video to Lamblion's single 'Maria Come'.

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this video possible, we couldn't have done it without you. Our stellar cast: Lindsey Middleton, Ryan Bommarito, Danny Parkes, Kara Ebdon and Olivia Mae Graham couldn't have been more amazing to work with. Our team: Sam Hachey, Kelsey Willmott, James Gilchrist, and Ben Mitchell kept everything running smoothly. A HUGE thank you to Norkfolk County Fair for allowing us to play and a special thank you to George Araugio for going above and beyond to support this video. Very special thanks to the community of Norfolk County for coming out to be in our audience and for being a part of this video... Naomi, Noah, Chloe, Emma, Laikynn, Dustin, Jon, Kim and Dave you guys were rock stars.

Thank you!

We'd love to hear what you think! Tag #MariaComeDwT and @DeelenWTrouble on Twitter so we can keep in touch with you

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JOIN US AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Tonight is the night!!!

Opening night of the Toronto International Short Film Festival and we couldn't be more excited to be included in tonight's program. We would love for you to join us at the premiere screening of our short rom-com 'How Not To Look For Love' at 9:55 @ Carlton Cinemas.

You can grab tickets in advance HERE.

 

Lot's of blood, sweat and tears went into making this film (well more peeing with laughter than crying per-say) and we can't wait to share this short with you! We'd like to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who had a hand in making #HowNotToLookForLove , we truly couldn't have done it without our INCREDIBLE TEAM. 

See you at the theatre!!!

 

And PLEASE also check out some of our incredibly talented friends who are also being featured at the festival:

Tyler McMaster's 'The Last Day' in Program 2 just before ours at 7:45.

Taras Lavren's 'My Coffee With Jim' and Ted Atherton's 'The Package' both featured on Friday in Program 9.

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TIME TO #VOTE!!!!

So in the summer of 2015 we embarked on our first official project as Deelen with Trouble. A PSA for ACTRA Toronto's YEAA (Young Emerging Artists Assembly) committee.

The goal: to encourage a younger demographic to get out and vote. To convince young Canadians that #VotingIsSexy. Clara Pasieka had written a fun and clever concept along with Jonathan Dubsky called "Boy Meets Girl" and we were really excited to jump on board to produce it for them.

We teamed up with our incredible producing partners at The Mind Refinery and were able to shoot it in one day at The Duke of Gloucester in downtown Toronto. Featuring 16 ACTRA members all under the age of 30, this dynamic (under a minute) PSA with an important message was our baby. And we are SO proud of it. The production values were incredibly high (aka it looks AMAZING) the talent was exceptional and surprise, surprise we did it under budget!

 

FAST FORWARD to now! A year and a bit later and in the throws of one of the craziest Presidential elections of all time (and let's be honest, a much more televised, exciting production compared to our Canadian equivalent).

On a whim, we submitted this piece to an on-line film festival called 60 seconds to impact and low and behold we made it into the finals of the competition!!!

Today is the LAST DAY to pick your favourite 60 second video. You get to choose which inspires you to want to get out and VOTE!

Check out the LINK HERE and please remember that #VotingIs Sexy!!!

A special shoutout to all of the incredible people in front of and behind the camera, please be sure to check them out and give them a follow

Sima Sepehri - Shailene Garnett - Annie Chen - Alex Wong - Wesley Morgan - Dan Fox - Farid Yazdani - Franck Fon - Kiriana Stanton - Mandy Magnan - Tiana Asperjan - Sean Gilchrist - Ryan Singh - Chelsey Marie O'Callagha

Director: Kyle Bodanis

DOP: Bojan Nedic    Camera: Jon Neal 

Hair/MU: Kelsey Willmott

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NOT Another TIFF Party Wrap-Up

Now that the TIFF festivities have been over for some time now, and all of the glitter has settled we've had time to sit back and see how absolutely lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. 

First of all, we must send out another HUGE thank you to all of the people to helped make this night a success. Kelsey Willmott & Sam Hachey you both dominated our social media contest and made the night run more smoothly than we could have imagined. You guys are rock stars and we're SO LUCKY to have you on the Deelen with Trouble team.

A HUGE shoutout to our sponsors Smokin' Beaver Winery for providing our Frisky Beaver trio for the evening. We got glowing reviews from our guests and have found some new Frisky Beaver fans! 

Honeybutter Desserts provided the highlight of the sweets table with the most adorably, delicious macarons and Marlene Matos-Jones created incredible, personalized cookies to showcase the hosts of the evening. I am now 5lbs heavier thanks to both of you.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our raffle table! 17 people went home with killer prizes thanks to all of you. Jessica Rose Photography, Flex & Smash Fitness, Metro Movement, Roots For Wings Healing, Robin's Healing Nest, Photo By JoH, Shop M Boutique, The Second City, Avoca Chocolates, Studio Blue, DJ D-Rock 

AND FINALLY a HUGE thank you to our co-hosts of the evening!! LambLion for sharing their stunning music with us and Sophie Ann Rooney for her incredible GRAND PRIZE and for the use of the RAW studio

The winner of the GRAND PRIZE..... a full 6-week, scene study workshop at RAW Studio's is..... (drum roll)....... Meghan Frayne!!!!  You are going to LOVE working with Sophie and welcome to the RAW family.

Here are some of the incredible photos captured throughout the night by the wonderful Nathan Taylor!!! Thank you SO much or capturing these moments 

We can't wait to see what next year's NOT Another TIFF Party will bring!

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us! Thank you to everyone who couldn't come but still bought tickets. Thank you for supporting LambLion! Because of your help, we have the resources to make their first music video amazing!

We're ready to shoot and can't wait to see you at the Norfolk County Fair on Thursday. Oct. 6th at 3:00! Join us and be a part of the action

 

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More Info about the LambLion Audition on Tuesday Sept. 27

More Info about the LambLion Audition on Tuesday Sept. 27

First off, thank you for checking out our next project "Maria Come" for the band LambLion. 

We are holding auditions at the Junior Farmers Building at the Fairgrounds from 6-8 on Tuesday, September 27th. 

What we are looking for is a core group of friends that we will be following through the fair with our lead couple as they see some peculiar things before and after they see the band playing on stage. 

No need to prep anything or stress about whats going to happen tomorrow night. 

It's going to be a fun, no pressure audition. Come ready to play a game and have some fun. As we're looking to cast 5 friends, we just want to see how you interact with each other, and see how well you take direction. 

So come ready to jump in!

 

 

If you are able to make it out to the shooting of the video on October 6th. 

 We would love for you to wear the following:

Fall colours: Browns, oranges, reds, greens, darker colors are great. 

Please no large logos. It's not that we have anything against teams or certain designers, it has to do with legal things and we want to make sure that we can release this video for everyone to see and not have it tied up in legal issues for 100 years. 

LambLion will be taking at the stage at 3:00pm and they are looking for a youthful crowd (16-35) to watch their live show. Unlike a traditional show, the camera crew will be on stage and in the audience getting some of the best shots of the band and the crowd.

LambLion has stressed to the filmmakers that they really want this video to show off the fair and the people of Norfolk in the best light possible. This is an inclusive project where everyone will get some screen-time while the gang and band travel through the fair.

For compensation, what we can offer is an exclusive link to the video to download and, if you are a high school student, the owners of DEELEN WITH TROUBLE / T.M.R. can sign off for your volunteer hours for the duration that you are helping out on this awesome project. 

Release forms will be available to sign at the audition and we thank you in advance for coming out and supporting our band and crew. 

 

 

 

 

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AND NOW THE WINNERS....

Wow!!! What an incredible weekend! 

Thank you SO MUCH to all of the amazing people who came out to join us for our 1st NOT Another TIFF Party Fundraiser! We had a wonderful night celebrating LambLion's music with you all and we can't wait to keep you updated on our journey shooting their "Maria Come" music video next month.

And now to announce the winners of the evening:

The winner of DEELEN with TROUBLE's Demo Reel - #186613 Gwyn Jones

The winner of the JAM Session with LambLion - #186634 Taylor Lavigne

The winner of the Mini-Headshot Session with Jessica Rose Photography - #186631 Danny Parkes

The winner of the 5 Class Dance Card at Metro Movement - #186623 Caroline Sawyer

The winner of the Pink Bath & Body Works Gift Pack - #186628 Andra Gray

The winner of the Blue Bath & Body Works Gift Pack - #186638 Sara Price

The winner of the Oracle Reading at Roots for Wings Healing - #186627 Amanda Jane Smith

The winner of the Flex & Smash Fitness Package - #186624 Jess Rose

The winner of the Reiki or IET Session at Robin's Healing Nest - #186632 Sophie Ann Rooney

The winner of the Mini Headshot Session with Photo by JoH - #186622 Franck Fon

The winner of the $50 Shop_M Boutique Giftcard & Style Consult - #186635 Tyler McMaster

The winner of the Second City Tickets - #186620 Jemma Robinson

The winner of the Avoca Chocolate Shoe - #186619 Scarlett Larry

The winner of the $25 Giftcard to Rainbow Cinemas - #186604

The winner of the handmade necklace with blue/gold beads - #186613  Marlene Matos Jones

The winner of the handmade necklace with purple/gold beads - #186603 Marija Bozic

The winner of the Yoga Package with Studio Blue - #186618 Judith Nichols

The winner of the Personally DJ'd Party with DJ D-Rock - #186602 Biljana Scepanovic 

The winner(s) of the Smokin Beaver Winery social media contest  - Sam Hachey & Kelsey Wilmmott

 

AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER of Sophie Ann Rooney's 6 week Thursday Scene Study Class was.... 0027767 

If you were the lucky winner of this grand prize, please send us an email at deelenwithtrouble@gmail.com with a photo of your ticket stub and we will post the winnner's name soon!

 

Thank you again to our amazing sponsor's and everyone who donated to our raffle table. We can't wait to see what next year's NOT Another TIFF Party will look like!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Countdown to our NOT Another TIFF Party Fundraiser

DAY #17 - TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!

I'm gonna keep this one SUPER short, as I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off to complete all of the finishing touches for tonight's event.

All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart for any and everyone who gave their time, their resources, their talents to make this event as incredible as it can be!

Our goal was to make this an event that our guests would love to be a part of, and we can't wait for you to join us! Come check out Sophie ann Rooney' amazing, acting space that is our home for the evening RAW studio. Come get lost listening to LambLion's soulful music. Come try Smokin' Beavers award winning Frisky Beaver Wines.

Come mix and mingle with casting directors, indie filmmakers, producers, directors, musicians, actors, CREATIVES at all stages of their careers. And you get the chance to win some pretty amazing stuff!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS!!!

P.S Even if you can't make it, we would still LOVE your support in funding LambLion's first music video... sooooo buy a ticket anyway. We will still put your name in the draw to WIN our grand prize. A $460.00 spot in Sophie Ann Rooney's (already close to full) Thursday Scene Study Class, for next session. I'd say that's a pretty damn good deal!

 

 

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Countdown to our NOT Another TIFF Party

DAY #16 -  I can't believe it. Tomorrow is the BIG DAY! Time has absolutely flown by. Today's blog is all about the details of tomorrow's event!

First of all, I'm so excited to announce our host for the evening, Farid Yazdani! You've probably seen him around, as he has been working like crazy! Farid is also heavily involved with ACTRA's YEAA committee and is a regular host of the increasingly popular Toronto Monologue Slam!

Farid Yazdani is an award winning Canadian actor, producer and writer. He is best know for his role on Suits (2011) and is the creator and star of Day Players.

A graduate of the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Etobicoke, he quickly began to book roles in TV, Film, and Commercials. He can be seen guest staring in shows such as Odd Squad (2014), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011) and XIII: The Series (2011). His most recent achievements include winning the coveted Toronto Monologue Slam and producing and starring in his own film, "Day Players".

Recently signing with Bryan Misener of The Characters, one of Canada's top agencies, he can be seen on USA's Suits (2011) as the recurring character, David Green.

Be sure to follow Farid on Twitter - @Farid_Yazdani  and Instagram -  @faridyazdani and come see how hilarious he is in person, tomorrow night!

NEXT UP, we've got some details for the PRIZES!!! We have TONS of opportunities to WIN

EVERYONE who purchases a ticket will get the chance to win the GRAND PRIZE... A spot in Sophie Ann Rooney's Thursday Scene Study Class (6 weeks/next session) worth over $460.00!!!

SO even if you can't make it to the event, grab a ticket on line HERE and you will still get the chance to WIN this incredible prize. IT'S THAT EASY

 

We also have a social media contest with our official wine sponsor Smokin' Beaver Winery! Come out and enjoy Frisky Red, Frisky White or Blushing Beaver wines and let them know what you think! Use the hashtag #FriskyAtTIFF and tag @FriskyBeaver1 on Twitter or @friskybeaverwines on Instagram and you could WIN a special Smoke & Gamble reserve wine gift package!

 

Onto the list of AMAZING raffle Prizes!!!

Here's how it works. For $10, you get 10 raffle tickets to put into the raffle prizes that YOU want to win the most. Are you in the market for head shots? Increase your chances and put all of your tickets into the headshot jar. You want to try for 10 prizes, spread them out. Hey buy 20 tickets!

If you need to leave early, don't worry you can still win some of the bigger prizes.

Write your name on your ticket number and we will let you know if you win a prize that get's drawn in the evening.

 

NOW FOR THE GOODS!!!

- A mini headshot session with JESSICA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

- A Fitness Assessment & Personal Training session with Aniko Kaszas FLEX & SMASH FITNESS

- A 5 Class Dance Card from METRO MOVEMENT

- TWO $75 gift packages from BATH & BODY WORKS

- An Oracle Reading from ROOTS FOR WINGS HEALING

- One Reiki or one IET® session from ROBIN'S HEALING NEST

- A mini headshot session with PHOTO BY JOH

- A $50 gift certificate and a personal style consult at SHOP M BOUTIQUE 

- Two tickets from THE SECOND CITY

- A FREE demo reel from DEELEN WITH TROUBLE

- A beautiful dark chocolate sculpted shoe from AVOCA CHOCOLATES

- $25 from RAINBOW CINEMAS

- Two handmade necklaces featuring glass, gold flecked beads from DAWSON CITY YUKON

- A one on one yoga class with JULIE TESOLIN and a FREE class at STUDIO BLUE

- A Jam Session with LAMBLION

- A FREE Night of DJ services from DJ Derek D-ROCK Gilroy!!!

 

Plus FREE sweets all night, featuring cookies by Marlene Matos Jones, cupcakes by moi and stunning macarons from Honeybutter Desserts!

 

LambLion will be playing 3 musical sets at 9:15, 10:30 and 12:00 with an OPEN MIC for all of those singers out there who want to join in!

We can't wait to celebrate with you all! It's going to be one hell of a night!!!

 

 

 

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Countdown to our NOT Another TIFF Party Fundraiser

DAY #15 / Part 2 - Next up is all about Avoca Chocolates! 

If you haven't been in to visit this artisan shop yet, be sure to pop in the next time you grab groceries at the Carrot Common. Avoca, is a chocolate lovers DREAM!

Avoca, coming from the Irish word for 'sweet', is exactly that. A haven devoted to everything Chocolate and everything sweet. Lovingly made and crafted from the world's finest chocolate, Belgian Callebaut, Avoca offer treats for every taste pallet.

This adorable Toronto shop is located just off the Danforth on Hampton Avenue. Simeyn & Noni Fenby (a mother-daughter duo) founded the shop with an aim to give you the highest quality of products and to impart some of the love from their own home into the creations they offer.

Click HERE for directions  to plan your next visit to Avoca!

Click HERE for directions to plan your next visit to Avoca!

In addition to their stunning, handcrafted truffles, you can also try their homemade gelato and ice cream. Enjoy your cool treats on their beautiful patio and be sure to take a box of treats or one of their gorgeous chocolate sculptures home with you.

For a full list of delicious truffle flavours CLICK HERE!

Simeyn & Noni have generously donated this stunning, dark chocolate shoe to our raffle table! If you'd like to take home this decadent piece of art, come join us on the 17th! 

Be sure to follow them on Instagram -  avocachocolates 

And like their Facebook page - AVOCA

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