Alisen Down will reprise the role of Isabeau, Trick’s late wife, in LOST GIRL episode 5.7. Down is currently Kathy Eaton in the miniseries GRACEPOINT, which stars David Tennant and airs Sundays on FOX.
Jadyn Wong (Dao Ming, the luduan in Destiny’s Child who forces Trick to tell the truth) can be seen Mondays as the genius mechanical engineer Happy Quinn on the CBS series SCORPION. Wong is also Molly in CLIENT SEDUCTION, a TV movie which aired in France on 14 September, about a prominent defense attorney (Ally Sheedy) who is trying to change her image. More importantly, Wong is Diondra in the sci/fi horror flick DEBUG (trailer on YouTube), which was recently released on DVD in the UK. DEBUG seems to be part of a trend toward horror flims that make one think (e.g. SHUTTER ISLAND, and THE BABADOOK).
Emmanuelle Vaugier (LOST GIRL’s Evony Fleurette Marquise) will star in a thriller titled STEPDAUGHTER, due for release on 1 February 2015. No details are yet available. SAUL: THE JOURNEY TO DAMASCUS, which stars Vaugier as Mary Magdalene, will be screened at the 10th annual European Union Film Festival in Toronto on 26 November at 8:30pm. The film features Kyle Schmid (Rainer) as Saul,
and Kris Holden-Reid as Jordan.
The charming 14 minute short film THE DATE in which Steph (Katie Boland) and Mike (Noah Reid) sort of do a SAME TIME NEXT YEAR thing but without the infidelity angle and in a downtown Toronto burger joint instead of a hotel, has become a webseries (the first episode is scheduled to be online 11 November). Look for Dana Puddicombe as Michelle. She was Eunice Farrally in MURDOCH MYSTERIES episode 7.8 (the one where George Crabtree visits his aunts in Newfoundland).
Don’t Get Killed in Alaska starring Tommie-Amber Pirie (Bo’s cellmate in Caged Fae) was released in Canada earlier this month. Rob Trench, in his review for The Seventh Art, said: “Anchored by Pirie’s strong leading performance, the ensemble does admirable work in conveying a concrete rendering of dysfunction at bay.” And Andrew Parker writing for Dork Shelf credited the film with “…sharp writing, disarmingly gorgeous direction, and a wealth of exemplary performances”. No word yet on a US release date.
Lina Roessler (Ciara, Dyson’s rebound romance after The Norn took his love for Bo) wrote and directed the short film LITTLE WHISPERS: THE VOW, in which two seven year old girls hatch a magical plan to kill their abusive father. THE VOW is first in a series of films that will examine the unique ability of children to use imagination to cope with harsh realities. It will screen at the Toronto International Short Film Festival on 13 November at 5:30pm.
Sitara Hewitt (the snake fae who spits venom at Dyson in LG 2.11) plays a deputy in TORMENT, a horror/thriller released last June. Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan take Cory’s 7-year old son to the country and soon after that, the boy is abducted by a sadistic cult-like family. TORMENT is available on iTunes (US & Canada) for $13.