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 →
Dinner with Anna Silk (and director Milena Govich) is one of the perks being offered for backers ($5000 or more) of the short film TEMPORARY, a comedic drama about one person’s radical choice at the end of a loved one’s life. Details about the film are sparse, and the cast has not been revealed.
Govich, whose most recent TV role was as Lori Stevens in MTV’S FINDING CARTER, describes her inspiration for the film this way: “I was only 21 when my father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. I remember sitting next to him on his hospital bed, mentally plotting how I could kidnap him to escape the physically painful “treatment” that would only prolong the inevitable. I faced this same challenge with my grandmother last fall…Why do we have to merely sit by and make the patient ‘comfortable’ when they are begging to go, to escape a savage disease?…This conundrum is the inspiration for this short film, but it’s explored in a truly unexpected way.”
Marie Ward (Lou Ann Heidinger) is Bethany in DEARLY DEPOTTED, the third in a series of Flower Shop Mysteries, which are based on the novels by Kate Collins. In this one, Abby Knight, ex-lawyer, amateur detective, and owner of Bloomers Flower Shop, needs to find out who murdered someone who crashed her cousin’s wedding (at which she was a bridesmaid). DEARLY DEPOTTED will premiere 26 June at 9pm on The Hallmark Channel.
Christine Horne will be Chablis in Jeremy LaLonde’s next feature, THE GO GETTERS, currently being filmed in Toronto. It will be the fifth LaLonde film in which Horne has appeared. (She is Ellie in LaLonde’s most recent film, HOW TO PLAN AN ORGY IN A SMALL TOWN, which is now on iTunes.) Horne’s voice has joined the cast of the short film COME BACK, which director Hannah Anderson describes as a conversation about death, inspired by the sudden passing of her friend, actor Kent Nolan, in 2014.
Katie Boland is Rebekah in JOSEPH AND MARY, a film which, despite the title, seems to be the story of Elijah, a devout Rabbi, during the time of King Herod’s ‘slaughter of innocents’. Elijah makes it his life’s mission to avenge the deaths of two boys who had been under his protection, but when he meets Joseph (Kevin Sorbo), Mary (Lara Jean Chorostecki), and their young son, the beliefs fueling his revenge are called into question. JOSEPH AND MARY is expected to be released on iTunes on 4 July. The DVD can be pre-ordered from Amazon (Release date 5 July). A trailer is on YouTube.
LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episode 13 – SPOILERS
When Hades (Eric Roberts) freed Aife (Inga Cadranel) from the Dark Fae dungeons, he had an ulterior motive. His goal was to create a child whose unique genetic makeup would help him raise an army and take over the world. It is still not clear just why he wanted to do this, or how he got out of Tartarus to rescue Aife. To conceal his plans from the rest of the Fae, he secreted Aife and Bo in the underworld. The midwife Lou Ann Heidinger escaped with baby Bo and the child’s location was kept hidden from Hades.
Aife also escaped from Tartarus, found Bo, and (still insane) was eventually placed in a mental institution by Trick. Hades, who can take on the form of anyone to whom he is related by blood, visited Aife disguised as Bo. Aife thought she was plotting with her daughter to escape the facility and return Hades to Tartarus, when she was actually helping Hades convince Bo to join him in his plans for conquest. Trick did not inform Bo about her her mother’s confinement, and when she finds out, she is not happy, and immediately goes searching for Aife.
Investigating her mother’s escape from the hospital, Bo questions Estelle (Anna Ferguson). Bo uses her powers to get Estelle to talk, but pulls away when the older woman tries to kiss her. (If Bo finds Estelle sexually repulsive, might she react similarly to an aged Lauren?)
In an effort to patch things up, Trick finally releases all of Aife’s files to Bo. The files show that Trick visited his daughter regularly. They also show Hades visiting disguised as Bo, indicating that Aife isn’t altogether crazy and that Bo was wrong about Trick. It is curious that all of Aife’s visits from Trick and from Hades were recorded. Is this normal procedure? Did Trick not look at these tapes and wonder how Bo could be visiting her mother when she hadn’t been told of Aife’s confinement?
Tamsin learns about Hades’ ability to take on other forms and realizes it was he that she had sex with at the end of episode 5.12. Tamsin’s hair is falling out which means she’s dying again. (She also died at the end of Season Three.) She worries aloud that she has no legacy, then finds out that she is pregnant.
Bo might have been able to deal with things more effectively with better information, but nobody tells Bo anything they don’t have to. Dyson explains why he and Trick withheld knowledge from Bo this way: “Bo, I admit we made the wrong choice, but we made it because we love you.
That’s what family does.”
Later, Bo finds her mother dead and her grandfather dying. Hades has slit their throats. There must have been quite a lot of blood, but Hades is a neat killer, and none was visible when Bo found the bodies (which were arranged and labeled as a “family portrait”). Trick lives just long enough give Bo a chance to apologize for not believing in him. With Trick and Aife dead, Bo’s closest living relatives are Hades, and Tamsin’s unborn child.
Anna Ferguson (Estelle) is Esther the boss’s twin sister in Jennifer Liao‘s first feature film END OF DAYS, INC. The story takes place on Godfrey Global Inventory’s last day of business. Mr. Godfrey and his officious sister invite the company’s staff to a farewell party where they are bribed into working one last night. They soon discover that processing the last of their “inventory” will lead to disastrous consequences. END OF DAYS, INC is currently playing at the Kingsway Theatre in Toronto and will be screened at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival on 11 March. The script, by Christina Ray, has been nominated for a Writers Guild of Canada award.
Lanette Ware (the night nurse) is Detective Miggs in the Lifetime movie, PREGNANT AT 17, which is available for viewing online by members of the Lifetime Movie Club. (It first aired on LMN on 20 February.) Ware will be a guest at LADIES OF SPN CON, 13&14 May at the Shoreline Conference Center in Seattle. (She was Raphael in two 2011 episodes of SUPERNATURAL.)
Matt Bois (the nurse who let Aife escape) is Mark in another Lifetime movie, TWO WRONGS, in which a doctor’s daughter is abducted on the way home from school. The doctor is told she must kill one of her patients, or her daugher will die. The film will next air on the Lifetime Movie Network 19 March at 8am.
Eric Roberts (Hades) will be Jim Blackwell in the film 1959 which is set in the town of Jerome, Louisiana. On the last day of school, five students learn that they have failed their final English essay and are facing summer school. Their teacher gives them a chance to avoid that if they work together over the weekend to complete one final project. They go to a secluded farm to write their own horror story, but rough weather causes them to discover a mysterious, vacant church deep in the South Louisiana swamp. 1959 will be released in the US on 1 June.