Caspar Phillipson (John F Kennedy in “What Lies Beneath“) will be Embry in SHADOWS IN MY EYES, an account of the bombing of the French School in Copenhagen on 21 March 1945. Operation Carthage, an attack on Denmark’s Gestapo headquarters, went wrong when one of the bombers crashed near the school, causing the other pilots to believe that the school was the target. 104 people were killed. The film depicts the tragic attack from the point of view of the children, nuns and captured resistance fighters inside the school. Written and directed by Ole Borendal, SHADOWS IN MY EYES was filmed in Prague, and will be released in Denmark on 10 December.
Phillipson is also Tomas (Tomas Jonsson?) in ODD MAN RUSH, which stars Jack Mulhern as a hockey player who once was on the fast track to the NHL, but for various reasons ended up playing in Sweden’s minor professional leagues. Trevor Gretsky (son of Wayne) and Alexa Lemieu (daugher of Mario) are also in the cast, as is Hockey Hall of Famer Paul Stewart. Bill Keenan, who wrote the memoir on which the film is based, told U.S. Hockey Report: “The movie is like SLAPSHOT, though maybe more realistic. I’d say it’s a modern-day European version of SLAPSHOT…We’ll be submitting to film festivals. After that it’s kind of up to them [the producers] in how they choose to release it, either streaming or in theatres.”
Mercedes De La Cruz (Flight Attendant in “Operation Paperclip“) will be Deena, Mateo’s BFF, in the Hallmark romance CHRISTMAS FORGIVENESS. A widowed mother (Stephanie Bennett) and her daughters spend Christmas with her estranged father on his Texas ranch. While trying to reconcile with her dad, she falls in love with Mateo (Marco Grazzini), the owner of a local Mexican restaurant. Directed by Lucy Guest (who was Circe in six episodes of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA) and written by Alison Spuck McNeeley and Casie Tabanou, CHRISTMAS FORGIVENESS recently completed shooting in British Columbia. No release date has been announced.
Bronson Pinchot (David Dubrovsky in “Close Encounters“) will be Joaquin Alvin Illingworth 3rd in P.M. Lipscomb‘s crime romance CLOWNING. Dante (Jonathan Gaietto), a pacifist who makes a lip balm called Mama Earth, and whose girlfriend is pregnant, is in financial difficulty. He finds a mysterious “Birthday Clown Wanted” flyer, calls the number on it, and gets the job. At the party he meets a female clown named Pele (Nana Ghana), and soon Dante falls headlong into the clown underworld. George Stroumboulopoulos is also in the cast. CLOWNING wrapped filming in Los Angeles last fall.