Lisa Berry (Serena in “ArachnoFaebia“) will be Desiree Holt in THE SISTERHOOD, a made-for-TV film that stars Claire Coffee as Ashley Shields, a woman who has gone through a rough year in which her mother died, her marriage fell apart, and she was passed over for a promotion at work. When her sister Jasmine (Siobhan Murphy) brings her to a woman’s group called “The Sisterhood” led by the charismatic and enigmatic Desiree, she is intrigued. The group gives Ashley everything it promises. She gets a raise in pay, her divorce is resolved in her favour, and she begins to feel fulfilled and happy. But as Ashley learns more about The Sisterhood and is forced to participate in its questionable activities, she realizes she must get out, no matter what the cost. THE SISTERHOOD completed production in Montreal in November. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Vanessa Matsui (Cassie in “La Fae Époque“) will be Heather Sheer and Christine Horne (The Keeper in “Let The Dark Times Roll“) will be Julia Stansfield in BALDY, a film that stars Kasey Rohl as a desperate university dance major who is faking cancer to crowdfund her education. After applying for a scholarship, she learns she has one week to present medical records proving she has cancer. Lanette Ware (nurse in “Family Portrait“) and Shanice Banton (Iris in “It’s Your Lucky Fae“) are also in the cast. BALDY recently completed filming in Hamilton, Ontario. No release date has been announced.
Matsui is also Teddy in A SHOE ADDICT’S CHRISTMAS, the story of Noelle (Candace Cameron Bure), who stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve, and accidentally gets locked in after closing. A strange woman appears out of nowhere in the shoe department, claims to be Nicole’s guardian angel, and shows her visions of Christmases past, present, and future. All of this leads to Nicole getting together with firefighter Jake (Luke McFarlane). A SHOE ADDICT’S CHRISTMAS will next air on The Hallmark Channel on Wednesday, 19 December at 4pm. Continue reading →
UPDATE (23/11/18) – — Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe will air on CITY-TV in Canada on 10 December at 8pm.
Anna Hardwick (Maddy in “Faes Wide Shut“) will be Elizabeth in A PUZZLE TO DIE FOR, which stars Lacey Chabert as a crossword puzzle editor who finds her life completely disrupted when several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes, and she is pulled into the police investigation. She is forced to work with a tough (but charming) police detective (Brennan Elliott), to crack the case and prove her innocence. A PUZZLE TO DIE FOR is the first of a new series of mysteries co-created by Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer, and New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz called THE CROSSWORD MYSTERIES, and will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries in June, 2019.
Hardwick also has an as yet unspecified role in PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE, based on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz (a humourous, gender-swapped retelling of Jane Austen’s story). The film will star Lacey Chabert as Darcy, a successful businesswoman who returns to her hometown for the holidays. She reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Brendan Penny), at her parents’ Christmas party and the two of them are somehow forced to plan a charity event together. (In the book, Luke is an unassuming carpenter.) PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE will air on The Hallmark Channel on Friday 23 November at 8/7c. Continue reading →