Marie Ward, Ksenia Solo, and Anna Silk in LOST GIRL episode 5.15 – ‘Let Them Burn’
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.”
Paula Brancatti, Ashley Leggat, and Katie Boland in PEOPLE HOLD ON, which has been described as a modern version of ‘The Big Chill’. The film is rumoured to have a surprise ending, and can be rented or purchased from iTunes or Amazon Video.
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 tweeted this photo on 19 May, saying ‘Starting my first day on my fifth @LaLondeJeremy film with the best/worst manicure in the world. #GoGetters’
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.
Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) and Stacey (Kate Corbett) in front of the abandoned Valkyrie Academy
STACEY:“You’d think a portal to Valhalla would be hard to miss, but that’s what I said about genital warts.”
Linda Hamilton as Acacia in her teaching days Since her car is a 1955 Chevy, the scenes at The Valkyrie Academy most likely occurred in the mid-1950’s. Her car also appears to have a license plate from that era,
Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is back, and dangerous as ever, though still human and quite vulnerable. With the help of Stacey (Kate Corbett) and Acacia (Linda Hamilton), Tamsin becomes aware of her own power, puts Acacia in charge of Valhalla when she could have had the position for herself, and goads Hades into showing his hand a bit. Once again, nobody tells Bo anything. Lauren and Tamsin tell her only what they absolutely must.
Tamsin’s new ride, a battered Dodge pickup truck from the 1980’s
Tamsin now has the Brísingamen, which Trick calls the “necklace of seduction”. She took it before she sent Freyja and Stacey to monitor Tartarus. (Well, she sent Frejya there. Stacey tagged along without being told.) In Norse myth, Freyja is the goddess of love and fertility (among other things) and the necklace, which she always wore, has power similar to that of Aphrodite’s girdle. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus made a girdle of finely wrought gold for his wife Aphrodite. The magic he wove into it’s filigree work made her irresistible, and caused the breakup of their marriage, just as the acquisition of the Brisingamen caused the split between Odin and Freyja (for slightly different reasons).
Tamsin and Stacey
With Frejya and Stacey in Tartarus, and Acacia in Valhalla, no one on earth knows that Tamsin has the necklace. Hephaestus turns up in next week’s episode, Judgement Fae, so it is possible that the necklace somehow becomes a problem.
Student Valkyrie Tamsin meets Acacia secretly at midnight. When using the power to cast doubt, the eyes of the valkyrie are darkened more stylishly than in past episodes.
Still upset at losing Bo, Tamsin has devised a plan to send Hades (Eric Roberts) back where he came from. She locates Stacey, who is unhappily working at a fast food joint, and all too pleased to join the mission. Acacia (Linda Hamilton) initially wants no part of Tamsin and Stacey’s adventure, but when the two head to the abandoned high school where they had been classmates, Acacia shows up to offer assistance. It turns out she was hiding Freyja there and wanted to keep them from finding out about that.
Tamsin and Stacey swear to keep Acacia’s participation in their plan secret, using different hand signs.
Tamsin and Stacey find Freyja in a closet and force her to reveal her secrets. It seems that she was hiding because others wanted her to send Hades back to Hel, and she did not want it known that she didn’t have the power to do that. Her necklace had never worked on Hades. He went to Tartarus voluntarily so that he could build an army under cover of darkness.
Tamsin and the cheque she received from Hades for finding Bo
Meanwhile, Evony’s test results are in, and she is very sick. So sick, in fact, that Lauren wonders aloud how she is still standing. Evony believes that her malady is the result of a curse that was placed on her while she was The Morrigan. The curse had no effect at the time, because she was so powerful, but once she became human, it took effect. Whether this is true or not (it seems like speculation on the part of Evony) it is bound to play on Lauren’s residual guilt about Nadia, her previous girlfriend who was cursed by The Ash into a five-year coma, and later killed by The Garuda.
In the best scene of the episode, Lauren and Bo are at the Dal discussing Hades (Jack). Evony joins them at the bar.
Stacey at By-You Burrito
LAUREN: [to Bo] “Speaking of Jack, how are you feeling?” EVONY:“I love him. Finally someone was straight with me. I’m sick and I have to deal.” BO:“Evony, I’m impressed.” EVONY:“Well, luckily, I have the help of a very good doctor.” LAUREN: (after long hesitation) “Oh, you mean me?” EVONY:“God, I hate your false modesty. Yes, you, you moron. Now buy me a drink. We got this, right?” BO:“Yeah, I think we do.” EVONY: (raises glass) “To Doctor Lewis. My friend. And the only hope I’ve got.” LAUREN:“Evony, I swear to you, I will never give up on you.” EVONY:“I know. I mean, you’re still chasing the succubus. Talk about futile.”
Freyja (Michelle Nolden) being interrogated by Tamsin, Stacey, and Acacia. Nolden stars as CIA agent Carmen in PRISONER X, which premiered recently at Cinefest Sudbury.
Kate Corbett (Stacey) is Tammy in THE STEPS, which had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 14 September. The film is about New York siblings who travel to Canada to visit their father and meet his new wife, only to hear their parents announce that they’re adopting a child. Directed by Andrew Currie, the film mocks peculiar obsessions and bad habits on both sides of the Canada/US border. Naomi Snieckus (the talent agent in LOST GIRL episode 1.9) also appears in the film as a social worker named Ellen.
The movie A SUNDAY HORSE, with Linda Hamilton as Mrs.Walden will be an Official Selection in the Equus Film Festival in New York City, 19-22 November. Inspired by a true story, the film focuses on a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks recovering from a near fatal accident. She attempts a comeback at the National Jumping Championship, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special.
Cast of THE STEPS at its TIFF World Premiere – Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jason Ritter, Vinay Virmani, Benjamin Arthur, Kate Corbett, and Christine Lahti
Hannah Anderson‘s short film COME BACK offers some interesting perks for donors. For $50 you get an “original and heartfelt love song dedicated to you” by Hannah Anderson. For $99, lead actor Brett Donahue will take you on a “fairy tale motorcycle ride into the sunset”. For $850, a screenshot of your choice from the completed film will be painted on a 24×30 canvas by artist Matthew Edison.
Tenebrae (Kent Nolan) chats up Kenzi at Vex’s club in LOST GIRL episode 1.11
Hannah Anderson (Persephone in LG 5.2) has written and co-directed (with Aidan Shipley) a short film titled COME BACK, about a young woman struggling to find closure after the death of a close friend. For Anderson it is a very personal film, inspired by the passing of her friend Kent Nolan, a Toronto actor who died suddenly at the age of 24. (Nolan was Tenebrae in two LOST GIRL episodes, It’s a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World, and Faetal Justice.) The film has finished shooting, and is attempting to raise $15K for post-production through an indiegogo page.
Anderson’s most recent TV appearance was as Shyla in KILLJOYS episode 1.3, “The Harvest”.
JUST ONE MORE BITE
Deelen as Carmen in JUST ONE MORE BITE
Courtney Deelen being tortured by Vex in LOST GIRL 4.1
Courtney Deelen (Vex’s seamstress in the LOST GIRL episode In Memoriam) stars in JUST ONE MORE BITE, a short film produced by Jessica Terry and directed by Nicole Lawr. In the story, set twenty years after food has been banned, Paul (Sean Kaufmann), an outlaw foodie, struggles to hold onto his ideals when he becomes romantically involved with a straight-laced cop (Deelen).
Also in the cast is Jeremy Ferdman, who will be Marty Glickman in RACE, a film about Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics.