Dayle McLeod (Jenny in “Vessel”) has written her first book, a memoir titled: “THE BIG DREAM: My Terrifyingly Beautiful Shamanic Initiation into the Arts”. After drinking the hallucinogen ayahuasca in Ojai, California on the winter solstice of 2014, McLeod found herself trapped in a dream realm. For forty days, she lived in a land of epic visions where she was initiated into the Illuminati and sent on a doomsday mission to collect the seven chakra jewels of the Earth. She was guided back to normalcy by a Native American Jungian psychologist, and that journey is what the book is mostly about. THE BIG DREAM is available in Paperback and Kindle formats.
McLeod appears briefly as Nathan’s friend Shyliegh in Episode 4.12 of KIM’S CONVENIENCE (titled “Knife Strife”) in which Umma (Jean Yoon) learns about a recent unsolved crime in the neighbourhood and believes she knows something about it, but doesn’t want to say how she knows, and Shannon (Nicole Power) hosts the Branch Managers Annual General Meeting. Season 4 of KIM’S CONVENIENCE can be streamed on CBC Gem in Canada, and on Netflix in the US. Continue reading →
Emily Piggford (Yoki in “A Skinner, Darkly“) will be Esther Ishikawa in THE SOUNDS, an eight-episode psychological thriller set on New Zealand’s South Island, starring Rachelle Lefevre and Matt Whelan as Maggie and Tom Cabbott, a married couple who relocate to a small town to escape the oppressive influence of Tom’s father. Piggford described the show and her character to Sandy Lo of StarShine Magazine: “It centers around Maggie Cabbott as she deals with the fallout when her husband Tom goes missing, leaving more loose ends than just the fishery he was setting up in the Marlborough Sounds. Everyone in the town gets tangled in the web and my character is sent by Tom’s family to try and get to the bottom of things.” Created and written by best-selling Kiwi author Sarah-Kate Lynch, THE SOUNDS will screen on Sky TV in New Zealand, and on CBC in Canada. Acorn TV will premiere the show in the US in the spring. Continue reading →
Aaron Ashmore as Duncan Locke in the upcoming Netflix series LOCKE & KEY
Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) will be Duncan Locke, art teacher and uncle of Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, in LOCKE & KEY, an adaptation of the series of comics by Joe Hill. In the books, the story begins during the American Revolutionary War when a group of rebels discover a portal to a dimension populated by creatures that have the power to mesmerize anyone who sees them, and can possess people with a touch. When these beings enter this dimension, they turn into lumps of “whispering iron”. A young locksmith (appropriately named Benjamin Locke) forges these lumps into magical keys, one of which, the Omega Key, locks the entrance to the other dimension.
In 2011, a LOCKE & KEY pilot with Ksenia Solo as Dodge (the echo in the well) and Nick Stahl as Duncan, was made for Fox, but was not picked up. All that survives of it is a trailer.