Rachel Skarsten (Eliza in “Steel Bars and Stone Walls“) will be Charlotte Dumaine in the ABC drama pilot FOR LOVE, which will star Lex Scott Davis as Hope Castille, a journalist whose life is disrupted by a phone call from Charlie Lapree (Jon Ecker), her long-dead fiancé. (Five years previously, Lapree took a call while remodeling their apartment and shortly thereafter was found dead after a car accident.) Hope’s current boyfriend is Gabriel Dumaine (played by Ethan Peck – grandson of Gregory Peck). Gabriel wants to be mayor. His family is very powerful, and he is also very much in love with Hope and wants to marry her, even though doing that might put Hope in danger. (The Dumaine family is hiding some dangerous secrets.)
Behind the scenes of LOST GIRL
In her mother’s absence, Skarsten’s character Charlotte has been running the Dumaine empire, which maintains control over the magic users in New Orleans, and when Mother Dumaine returns, Charlotte’s position is threatened. It seems reasonable to speculate that Charlie Lapree might have been magically brought back to life to prevent Gabriel’s marriage. Filming of the pilot began in New Orleans on 10 March.
BADSVILLE is a tale of perpetual conflict (localized to one generic small town) and the struggles of gang leader Wink (Ian McLaren) to fulfill a promise to his dying mother and escape the town and the war. It is not clear just how important the where and when of Badsville is, but the café where Wink works has two American flags hanging on its walls, so the film makes a point of being located in the US. And while Badsville has cars and trucks from the 70s and 80s, it’s general atmosphere is suggestive of the 1950s. Continue reading →
This was taken at the Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Of all the Cronenberg pictures to choose from in 2017, this seemed the most dramatic. She called it “That Ballroom Life” and added these hashtags: #setlife #la #losangeles #lax #mirror”.
Last year, Cronenberg did the cover for Drake’s album “Views“. More recently, she directed Hill‘s beautiful video for the song “On Camera”. Cronenberg discussed the process of making that video with Tanis Smither of EarMilk: “I think the way we did it was the coolest part. Basically I shot stills of Brenna doing all of her actions and dance moves, and then we printed those series of photos on paper, and Jon took photos of the pages being flipped and animated them. Then our amazing editor Kevin cut them to the beat. So there was actually no real video at all. Only stills of printed stills. I love it because all you see are the printed images, it is totally analog. All of the lighting effects you see were done in the original stills and then shown in the printouts. We even took advantage of the printer running out of ink to cause some cool effects.”. Continue reading →