Shanice Banton in ‘Her Stolen Past’ – Mia Kirshner in ‘A Swingers Weekend’
Mia Kirshner (Clio) is Fiona in John E. Cohen’s comedy A SWINGERS WEEKEND. Fiona and her husband Geoffrey (Jonas Chernick) unexpectedly drop in on Dan (Randal Edwards) and Lisa (Erin Karpluk), intruding on their meticulously planned swingers weekend with Teejay (Michael Xavier) and Skai (Erin Agostino). A trailer is available on Vimeo. The film won the Best Ensemble award at the 2018 Canadian Film Fest in Toronto, and will next screen at the Phoenix Film Festival on 12 April. A SWINGERS WEEKEND will have a theatrical release later in April, and be available on VOD on 1 May.
The nine regular cast members of LOST GIRL (Anna Silk, Zoie Palmer, Paul Amos, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried, Rick Howland, Rachel Skarsten, Emmanuelle Vaugier, and K.C. Collins) will be guests at DRAGONCON 2018, which will run from 30 August to 3 September in Atlanta, GA.
There will be two LOST GIRL panels at CLEXACON (5-9 April at the Tropicana in Las Vegas). The LOST GIRL REUNION panel, with Silk, Skarsten, Palmer, Vaugier, Erica Luttrell, and Emily Andras – moderated by Dana Piccoli) will be on 6 April 2:20-3:20pm. A panel on DOCCUBUS & VALKUBUS (with Palmer, Silk, and Skarsten) will be on 8 April 2:00-3:00pm. Both panels will be in the in the Audre Lorde Room. Times are tentative.
Shanice Banton (Iris) stars as Hopkins medical student Sonya in the Lifetime movie HER STOLEN PAST, based on the 2014 novel by Lynette Easton. Sonya is shocked to find a kidnapped baby’s birth certificate hidden in her late mother’s home. She hires detective Brandon Hayes (Michael Xavier) to help figure out if the document is connected to her mother’s murder. Directed by Penelope Buitenhuis, and filmed in North Bay, Ontario, HER STOLEN PAST is available on iTunes and on Google Play.
Banton is also Violet Hart, assistant to Coroner Julia Ogden on MURDOCH MYSTERIES. (Hart has taken over Dr. Ogden’s duties as Coroner, at least temporarily, as of the end of Season Eleven.) The show is currently being broadcast in the US as THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE at 10pm Saturdays on Ovation. In Canada, all episodes of the series can be streamed on the CBC website.
Zoie Palmer (Lauren) will be Jolene in Season Three of WYNONNA EARP, which will premiere on SyFy (US) in summer 2018. Jolene is described as an intelligent, fun-loving person who enjoys karaoke and baking, and as someone who “knows a secret or two”, and who “might steal your partner, or your heart”.
Palmer appeared as Megan Chandler, a counselor at a women’s shelter, in “Absalom“, Episode 2.5 of the NBC series TAKEN, in which Asha and Bryan investigate a sex trafficking ring. The episode aired on 2 March, and can be streamed on the NBC website.