Florence Faivre (Julie Mao) is The Muse in AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (the title is a reference to William Wordsworth’S “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood“). In the film, Susan Sarandon sits for a portrait by Armenian post-modern hyperrealist painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, and as he paints, they discuss how beauty and aging are seen to be in conflict in modern society. AMERICAN MIRROR was written and directed by Arthur Balder. (Mark Petrie wrote the original soundtrack.) Filmed over a period of three years, it will next screen at the ARPA International Film Festival (4 November at 2:30pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood). The Canadian premiere will take place on 17 November at the Pomegranate Film Festival Gala in Toronto. A trailer (in three parts) is available on Instagram.
Genelle Williams (Tilly Fagan) will be Agent Robinson in CHRISTMAS CATCH a film that stars Emily Alatalo as Detective Mackenzie Bennett, who is spending the holidays undercover on the trail of a suspected diamond thief (Carson, played by Franco Lo Presti). To the disbelief of her partner (Andrew Bushell), the detective begins to suspect that Carson is being framed. She also falls in love with the suspect. No word yet on a release date.
Williams is also Sarah Sutton in THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR, originally titled CHRISTMAS CALENDAR (see previous post), which stars Kat Graham as Abby Sutton, a photographer who inherits a magical advent calendar from her grandmother that seems to predict the future, and tells her she can look forward to a new romance. But it gives her no indication with whom such a romance might develop. THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR will be on Netflix on 2 November.
Jamillah Ross (unnamed belter in “Back to the Butcher“) is a nurse in the horror comedy KILLER HIGH. Sabrina Swanson (Kacey Rohl) is obsessively involved with putting on the perfect ten-year high school reunion, but she is forced to team up with an old enemy after the school’s mascot morphs into a bloodthirsty warthog and starts killing Wallingham High allumni. Sabrina seeks vengeance against the monster for ruining her party, and won’t settle for anything less than his head. Among others in the cast are Asha Bromfield (RIVERDALE), Nikki Duvall (WORKIN MOMS), and Varun Saranga (WYNONNA EARP). A trailer is available on YouTube. Directed by Jem Garrard and written by Suzanne Keilly, KILLER HIGH will next air on the SyFy Channel on 29 October at 7/6c.