Aaron Ashmore is realtor Randall Wishart in four episodes of the third season of CARDINAL. The show is based on Giles Blunt’s novels, and Wishart appears in the fifth book in the series, “Crime Machine“. In the book, Randall is married, and has a thing for younger women. He becomes involved in a murder investigation after he and art college student Sam Doucette (who will be played by Devery Jacobs) have a tryst in an empty house he is selling. Afterward, Randall leaves first, and Sam remains in the house for a bit. Then a young man and an older couple arrive, and the younger fellow shoots the older couple and cuts off their heads. CARDINAL Season Three will premiere on CTV in Canada on 24 January. A trailer is available on YouTube. The first two seasons are on HULU.
Aaron Ashmore as towtruck driver Sean in the film 22 CHASER (screenplay by KILLJOYS writer Jeremy Boxen).
Ashmore will also be Reggie Seamus in the dark comedy TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING, which will star Anastasia Phillips as Catherine, the 35-year-old daughter of Tammy (Felicity Huffman) whose role as caregiver changes when Tammy is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Catherine recruits a talk show agent in an attempt to profit from her mother’s life story, but it becomes increasingly obvious to her that Tammy’s death is her only way out and Tammy refuses to die. Olunike Adeliyi (Artura Senbek in “Heart-Shaped Box“) is also in the cast. TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING completed filming in Toronto in December. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) will be Cst. Carson Myers in DIGGSTOWN, a series created by Floyd Kane that follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine), a corporate lawyer who readjusts her priorities after her aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system. Antoine told The Toronto Star`: “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system, and when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of colour, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.” Marcie and her legal aid associates work directly in the community to find justice for their clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Stacey Farber, (Dr. Sydney Katz on SAVING HOPE), is also in the cast, as is Natasha Henstridge (Sil in the 1995 film SPECIES). Lynne Stopkewich will direct two episodes. DIGGSTOWN will premiere on CBC Wednesday, 6 March at 8pm. Continue reading →
This portrait of author/musician Lights was the most spectacular thing Cronenberg posted to Instagram this year. The picture was posted in June, and in July, Lights released the book SKIN&EARTH (with an accompanying 14 track album), the story of Enaia Jin, a girl “caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht”. Jin is led down a dark path that reveals a strange fantasy world and her own true nature.
This Cronenberg selfie almost made the list as well.
Lights says that the album and the book are “…better absorbed separately and each of them augments the other. So you can listen to a song on its own and it’s something completely standalone. And then you can read the comic on its own and it’s standalone as well. But when you put them together and you start to connect the dots, there’s something so much deeper there.”
In September, Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis released THE ENDINGS: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS, AND BEGINNING AGAIN, a collection of photographic vignettes about women in times of emotional transformation. Cronenberg told Quill and Quire that the book’s photos have a cinematic quality. “It’s like you’re acting out a scene,” she said, “except you’re shooting stills instead of recording it. The photographs are not posed and sometimes they’re not in focus. It’s a very specific aesthetic.”Continue reading →