Sarah Troyer (Kiersten in “Purgatory“) is Kristen Dalton in HOMETOWN HOLIDAY. Kristen and Ryan (Bradley Hamilton) meet as guests at a community wedding in Rust Creek (Kristen’s hometown). Once a rising New York theatre star, Kristen came back home because life in the big city didn’t suit her. Ryan, a single Hollywood lawyer, was in town to sign a local rancher as his new client. Kristen mistook Ryan for the rancher, and Ryan went along with it. When Ryan returns to town for Thanksgiving and the holidays, the two of them discover that all is not as it first appeared. HOMETOWN HOLIDAY will air on Super Channel in Canada on 23 December at 8pm, and on UPtv in the US on 23 December at 7pm. A trailer is available on Youtube. Continue reading →
Kate Drummond is Em in the short film 5 FILMS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY, The five minute satirical comedy consists of five contemporary tales of mishaps associated with tech addiction, and was an official selection of the International Narrative Short Film program at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It will play in front of COLOSSAL when that film opens in theatres this month. Producer Jonathan Keltz (who also appears in the short) told David Graver of Cool Hunting: “With the film we wanted to explore the disconnection that all these devices can cause. They’re changing everything that’s happening in the world from eating and dating to even news and political elections…The film is a comedy but hopefully a reminder to look up from your phone at the world around you.” A trailer is avaiable on YouTube.
Drummond will also make at least one appearance in Season 3 of DARK MATTER. No details of that are yet available.
DISSECTING GWEN, a 2016 comedy short co-written by Katherine Barrell and Rebecca Hales won Best Screenplay at the 2017 Women in Film and Television Showcase in Toronto last month. Barrell also directed the film, in which Gwen (Grace Lynn Kung) faints on her bathroom floor after taking a pregnancy test, causing her to have a discussion with voices in her head (each personifying different aspects of her personality). Romantic, Rebel, Analytic, and Fear each offer their opinions on what Gwen’s future should look like.
WYNONNA EARP is nominated for Best Dramatic Series at this year’s Alberta Film and Television Awards. Others from the show who have been nominated are:
— Shaun Johnston for his role as Juan Carlos in “Landslide”
— Peter Skagen for his role as Shorty in “Leavin On Your Mind”
— Trevor Smith for Best Art Direction for “Two Faced Jack”
— Jennifer Haffenden for Best Costume Designer for “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”
— Michael Playfair, Robert “Arjay” Joly, Steve Forst, & Paul Shubat for Best Overall Sound for “I Walk the Line”
— Joanne Jacobsen, Jo-Dee Thomson, Gunther Schetterer, & Linda Nelson for Best Hair and Makeup Artists for “Diggin’ Up Bones”
Winners will be announced on 29 April.
Season One of WYNONNA EARP can be streamed on Netflix (US), and (as of 15 April) on the Space Channel website in Canada.
Season Two will premiere on SyFy (US) and on Space Channel in Canada on 9 June.