Laura Mennell (Mimi Hynek) will be Hathaway/Olivia Parker in THE SUBCONSCIOUS DREAMER, a film set in Los Angeles in a distant future where the world is run by a science-minded government trying to correct the human causes of global climate change by implementing a neuro-chip system. Every citizen is given (at birth) an AI implant designed to guide their lives and ensure that the choices they make benefit the world. Elizabeth Parker (Olivia’s daughter played by Kerry Kruppe) wakes from a dream for the first time (because the neuro-chip system has abolished the ability to dream). Her dream reveals a family she never knew and a powerful image of a Dark Horse. Written and directed by Amy D’Allesandro Stolz, THE SUBCONSCIOUS DREAMER is currently in production in California.
Mennell is also be Ren in Florian Halbedl’s short film CIRCLE. On 14 August, Mennell posted on Instagram: “Had lots of fun collaborating with friends on the shoot of our short film, “Circle,” directed and written by @florianhalbedl. Here’s a first look at Ren (me!) and Hex (my lovely co-star @lunaferguson.) . Story – In a world of isolation, a wistful Ren and a witting Hex must find connection by deepening their form of communication across space and time with the guiding force of nature. Production stills, poster & trailer coming soon! Can’t wait to share more! . Produced by Florian Halbedl, Luna Ferguson, @solomanartist and I! Stay tuned! . #??: Thank you @parasolly for these fantastic shots! I’m such a fan of your creative spirit. @davinafaye (you rocked our faces!)”
Heather Decksheimer (Tiffany in “The Lubbock Lights”) will appear as an “operator” in AWAY, an upcoming TV series about Emma Green (Hilary Swank), an American astronaut who must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew on a dangerous three year mission. “I wanted to be an astronaut before I wanted to be an actor, which was about the age of 9,” Swank told USA Today . “It still has the same feeling for me now as it did then, the whole idea of something bigger than us and the unknown. I still would love to go to space someday, but being an actor and playing an astronaut is second best.” Created by Andrew Hinderaker, the series will be on Netflix on Friday, 4 September. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Maddy Hillis (Vicki in “Area 51”) will be Kate in V.C. ANDREWS’ PEARL IN THE MIST. (The second Lifetime film based on the Landry series of novels by Andrew Neideman, who became Andrews’ ghost writer following her death.) In the book, Greenwood, the exclusive girls’ boarding school, seems to promise peace for Ruby (Raechelle Banno) from the intrigues of the conniving Daphne (Lauralee Bell), and perhaps a fresh start with her twin sister Giselle (Karina Banno). But Ruby’s sort isn’t welcome at Greenwood, and the strict headmistress conspires with her stepmother to make Ruby’s life miserable. The book doesn’t seem to have a character named Kate. PEARL IN THE MIST is currently filming in Victoria, B.C. The first film in the series, HEAVEN, is available from Amazon Prime Video.