Michelle Nolden (Freyja in “Sweet Valkyrie High“) will be Sara West (John’s deceased wife) in NORTHERN RESCUE a new CBC and Netflix family adventure series that follows John West (William Baldwin), who, after the death of his wife, uproots his three children from the big city and returns to his home town to take command of the local Search and Rescue service. The children’s Aunt Charlotte (Kathleen Robertson), struggles to help John and his children heal as she copes with the loss of her sister. Gail Harvey (who directed “There’s Bo Place Like Home“) will direct two of the ten first season episodes. NORTHERN RESCUE began shooting in and around Parry Sound, Ontario in June, and all episodes will be available to stream on the CBC app in December. The show will be broadcast on CBC sometime in 2019. Continue reading →
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.
Jardine is also Hilary in PRODIGALS, a film which stars David Alpay as Wesley, a law school dropout called upon to assist in a friend’s trial. He returns to his hometown where an ex-girlfriend (Sara Canning) and other troubles from his past await him. Directed by Michelle Ouellet, PRODIGALS will be in Canadian theatres beginning 8 June at Imagine Cinemas in Toronto. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →