Hannah Emily Anderson (Bo’s stepmother in “Like Father, Like Daughter“) will be Jenna in the SyFy/USA TV series THE PURGE, which, unlike the films, will focus, not on Purge Night, but on the other 364 days of the year in the Purge universe. (The premise is that the US Constitution has been amended to allow all crime, including murder, to be legal for one twelve-hour period annually.) Jenna is an anti-Purge devoted to charitable causes, and usually locks down on Purge Night. When she chooses to venture out for the first time, her encounter with violence will force her to deal with deep truths about herself and her marriage. The ten-episode series has begun filming in New Orleans. Continue reading →
Mia Kirshner (Clio) is Fiona in John E. Cohen’s comedy A SWINGERS WEEKEND. Fiona and her husband Geoffrey (Jonas Chernick) unexpectedly drop in on Dan (Randal Edwards) and Lisa (Erin Karpluk), intruding on their meticulously planned swingers weekend with Teejay (Michael Xavier) and Skai (Erin Agostino). A trailer is available on Vimeo. The film won the Best Ensemble award at the 2018 Canadian Film Fest in Toronto, and will next screen at the Phoenix Film Festival on 12 April. A SWINGERS WEEKEND will have a theatrical release later in April, and be available on VOD on 1 May.
The nine regular cast members of LOST GIRL (Anna Silk, Zoie Palmer, Paul Amos, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried, Rick Howland, Rachel Skarsten, Emmanuelle Vaugier, and K.C. Collins) will be guests at DRAGONCON 2018, which will run from 30 August to 3 September in Atlanta, GA.
There will be two LOST GIRL panels at CLEXACON (5-9 April at the Tropicana in Las Vegas). The LOST GIRL REUNION panel, with Silk, Skarsten, Palmer, Vaugier, Erica Luttrell, and Emily Andras – moderated by Dana Piccoli) will be on 6 April 2:20-3:20pm. A panel on DOCCUBUS & VALKUBUS (with Palmer, Silk, and Skarsten) will be on 8 April 2:00-3:00pm. Both panels will be in the in the Audre Lorde Room. Times are tentative. Continue reading →
Kate Corbett (Stacey in “Sweet Valkyrie High“) will be Moira’s soon-to-be-married daughter Bonnie in AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS, an adaptation of the award-winning 2005 novel by Joan Clark about a gifted but mentally ill woman (Carolina Bartczak) who loses her two young children after she leaves them unattended on an island near her summer home. Although they are rescued unharmed, Moira’s husband Duncan (Christopher Jacot) ends their marriage and takes the children back to Scotland, leaving her to struggle with her demons. Twenty years later, she is astonished to see her now-grown daughter Bonnie being interviewed by a local TV station about a lecture she is to give, and her upcoming wedding in Halifax, and Moira realizes that she must risk her precarious mental health, and make a surprise appearance at the wedding. Director Deanne Foley told Meghan McCabe of CBC News: “It’s just such an exquisite novel…It’s about a mother and her connection with her daughters, and a really complex relationship with her love and art and her career, and I think any woman can relate to that.” AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS wrapped shooting in Newfoundland in July, and will be released early in 2018. Continue reading →