Dani Kind (Mercedes Gardner) will be Lucille in TWO DEATHS OF HENRY BAKER, a modern-day western that stars Gil Bellows as Henry Baker, a famous outlaw who is released from prison after 25 years. Old friends and old ememies, including a bearded vagrant with an old bullet scar, a drunken deputy with half an ear missing, and a burned out street hustler with a vendetta, trail Henry to the Belair Bar and Hotel in (fictional) Grey County somewhere in the US. Once there, Baker plans to reunite with his son who has been protecting the gold he stashed away before being jailed. Among others in the cast are Jess Salgueiro (Jackie in I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD) and Tony Curran (Datak Tarr on DEFIANCE).
TWO DEATHS OF HENRY BAKER was written by Sebastian Pigott (Charlie in “I Fall To Pieces“), and filmed in and around Ottawa. (The bar scenes were filmed at McCloskey’s in Chesterville, Ontario.) Director Felipe Mucci told Nelson Zandbergen of Nation Valley News that the film will air “for sure” on TNT Latin America, but that North American distribution is “not yet settled”.
Megan Follows (Michelle Gibson) will be Diane in Jerry Ciccoritti‘s film LIE EXPOSED (originally titled “Exposure”), about Melanie (played by Leslie Hope), a comfortably married recovering alcoholic, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. She quickly leaves everything behind and heads for Los Angeles, where she starts drinking again and becomes romantically involved with a tintype photographer who convinces her to pose for a series of explicit pictures, and at the same time challenges her to sober up. Also in the cast are Kris Holden-Ried (LOST GIRL), Kristen Lehman (ALTERED CARBON), and Grace Lynn Kung (FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES). Jeff Kober wrote the screenplay, which is based on his 2011 stage play Pornography. A trailer is available on Vimeo. LIE EXPOSED will be released in Canada on 1 October.
David LeReaney (Judge Cryderman in “Diggin’ Up Bones“) is Charles Darrylson in SPIRAL, a film set in 1995, starring Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Malik and Ari Cohen as his husband Aaron. After moving to a new town with their teenage daughter Kayle (Jennifer Laporte), their new neighbours seem friendly to begin with, but Malik takes note of a series of strange occurrences, and after watching them perform a strange ritual, begins to regard the locals with suspicion, while Aaron seems to find nothing amiss. Kat Hughes wrote in The Hollywood News: “The cinematography is dark, moody and wintry. The film is shot in such a way that the cold isolation of the location echoes the cold and isolation that Malik is experiencing…Working in unison with the visuals is a haunting and evocative score that…builds slowly, increasing in intensity as Malik begins his downward spiral.” Directed by Kurtis David Harder, SPIRAL had it world premiere at the 2019 FrightFest in London.