Kate Drummond (Sajen in “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy“) stars as Claire Porter in the mystery/thriller NOWHERE. Claire’s teenage daughter Sarah vanishes after a basketball team hazing goes wrong. She is joined in her search for Sarah by the team’s coach (Rya Kihlstedt), whose desire to protect the team conflicts with her desire to help. First time director Thomas Michael co-wrote the script with Paolo Mancini. NOWHERE completed filming in and around North Bay, Ontario in June, and will be released in the US and Canada next year.
Drummond is also Fun Fanny in FRAT PACK, a comedy about Elliot (Richard Alan Reid), a shy British guy who just graduated university. He travels to the US for his mother’s wedding (she is marrying into a prominent American family), and is taken on an impromptu road trip by his future stepbrothers to a fraternity party. Along for the ride is their neighbor, Skylar (Rachel Risen), who catches Elliot’s eye. FRAT PACK is available on Amazon Video, and on iTunes. Daily Motion has a trailer. Continue reading →
Hilary Jardine (Susan) will be Patty Beron, founder of the online community sfgirl.com, in VALLEY OF THE BOOM, a six part miniseries about the ’90s tech boom that will examine the culture of innovation and debauchery that led to the dotcom bubble. According to showrunner Matthew Carnahan, documentary elements will be used to help tell the true inside story. Carnahan told Deadline.com: “We wanted to make something as the people and the tech that came out of The Valley during this period, so this is a wild, hybridized, rule-breaking look at a truly remarkable time and place.” VALLEY OF THE BOOM will premiere on The National Geographic Channel on 1 November.
Nora McLellan will star in a production of the Willy Russell comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE. Shirley is a bored, lonely, working class Liverpool housewife. As she prepares dinner, she ponders her life and speaks aloud (though no one else is present) about her family, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece. Shirley secretly packs her bags, heads for the sun and begins to see the world and herself very differently. The production will run from 22 May to 10 June at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, Ontario (about 30 kilometers southeast of Sarnia). Tickets are now on sale. A video of McLellan in rehearsal for the play is available on Vimeo. McLellan tweeted on 15 May that “Shirley Valentine opens with a song by @mariadkennedy and Kieran Kennedy!”Continue reading →