Kate Corbett (Stacey in “Sweet Valkyrie High“) will be Moira’s soon-to-be-married daughter Bonnie in AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS, an adaptation of the award-winning 2005 novel by Joan Clark about a gifted but mentally ill woman (Carolina Bartczak) who loses her two young children after she leaves them unattended on an island near her summer home. Although they are rescued unharmed, Moira’s husband Duncan (Christopher Jacot) ends their marriage and takes the children back to Scotland, leaving her to struggle with her demons. Twenty years later, she is astonished to see her now-grown daughter Bonnie being interviewed by a local TV station about a lecture she is to give, and her upcoming wedding in Halifax, and Moira realizes that she must risk her precarious mental health, and make a surprise appearance at the wedding. Director Deanne Foley told Meghan McCabe of CBC News: “It’s just such an exquisite novel…It’s about a mother and her connection with her daughters, and a really complex relationship with her love and art and her career, and I think any woman can relate to that.” AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS wrapped shooting in Newfoundland in July, and will be released early in 2018. Continue reading →
Kate Corbett (Stacey in three episodes of LG Season 5) is Lady in the thriller ONCE THERE WAS A WINTER, a film about a young biology student (Corbett) who finds herself trapped in a double-wide trailer with a hunter, a welder, a plumber, and a cabinet full of guns, and learns the hard way about surviving in the Canadian north. Writer/director Ana Valine told Dana Gee of the Vancouver Sun that while writing the script, she drew on her own memories of landing in the midst of a very male world and needing to change the way she presented herself. “In my late 20s I worked up on the pipeline in northern Alberta,”, Valine said. “I had heard of a few situations and had some tense nights myself. It sat with me for years and years, and I basically let my imagination go with it and I wrote it in three weekends…I was the only female on the crew up there. You are in a very masculine world. It’s no place to sort of assert feminism and still be safe. So you have to kind of roll with a lot of it.” A trailer is available. Filmed fifteen miles outside of Dawson Creek, ONCE THERE WAS A WINTER will next screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival on 6 October at at 4:30pm. Continue reading →
LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episode 11 – SPOILERS
but that’s what I said about genital warts.”
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 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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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 sci-fi thriller PRISONER X with Michelle Nolden as Carmen will be screened at the Calgary Film Festival 29 September at 9:30pm and 3 October at 11:15am. The film, about a prisoner the CIA believes to be a time-travelling terrorist, had its premiere at Cinefest Sudbury on 23 September.
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.
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.
Emmanuelle Vaugier is Jill in the film MY STEPDAUGHTER. (Her stepdaughter is Casey, who seems determined to break up Jill’s new marriage, and might be willing to use drastic means to do so.) The film (originally titled simply STEPDAUGHTER) is now available on iTunes and on Amazon Video. The 2015 Fluffball, (run by the Fluffball Foundation which Vaugier founded in 2009) will happen in Los Angeles on 3 October. Tickets are now on sale. Proceeds will benefit The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation.