Shamier Anderson (Xavier Dolls) will be Reggie in SON OF THE SOUTH, the true story of one young white southerner in the summer of 1961, based on the autobiography of Bob Zellner (who is played by Lucas Till in the film). Zellner is an Alabama native and grandson of a Ku Klux Klan member who became the first white field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Anderson’s character is likely Reggie Robinson, who was also a field secretary of SNCC. Robinson and Zellner were both in McComb, Mississippi in 1961 during the voter registration drives. SON OF THE SOUTH was written and directed by Barry Alexander Brown, who described the film to Clara McVey of The Hollywood Reporter: “There’s lots of big stories, but I found it a very inspiring story. I’m from Alabama and I wanted to do something set in the South that I grew up in, and what really feels like the South. There’s going to be a lot of humor in the film, much like BlacKkKlansman. Very dramatic story, but a lot of humor at the same time.” SON OF THE SOUTH is expected to be released later this year. Continue reading →
The 2020 Canadian Screen Awards nominees have been announced. Four cast members and three directors from DARK MATTER have been nominated.
- Roger Cross (Kal Varrick) is nominated for Best Lead Actor, Drama for his role as Lt. Donavan McAvoy on the CBC series CORONER.
- Amanda Tapping, who directed “Welcome To Your New Home” is nominated for Best Director, Drama Series for the ANNE WITH AN E episode “Great and Sudden Change“.
- Kate Drummond (Sajen in “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy“) is nominated for Best Lead Performance, TV Movie for her role as Claire Porter in “Nowhere to be Found” (US title “Secrets In A Small Town“).
- Gail Harvey, who directed “One Last Card to Play“, is nominated for Best Direction, TV Movie for the Lifetime movie “No One Would Tell“.
- Jason Priestly, who directed “She’s One of Them Now“) is nominated for Best Lead Actor, Comedy for his role as Matt Shade on the Global TV series “Private Eyes“.
- Amanda Brugel (Keeley in Episode 1.1) is nominated for Best Guest Performance, Comedy, for her role as Pastor Nina Gomez on KIM’S CONVENIENCE.
- Marc Bendavid (Derrick Moss) is nominated for Best Lead Performance, Web Program or Series for his role as Charlie on HOW TO BUY A BABY.
Winners will be announced in a series of events over Canadian Screen Week (23-29 March) culminating in a Gala broadcast live on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service on Sunday 29 March. Continue reading →
Megan Follows (Wynonna’s mom) is Diane in LIE EXPOSED, which stars Leslie Hope as Melanie, a happily married recovering alcoholic (sober for many years) who finds out from her doctor that she will die soon. Her reaction to the news is to leave her home (and her husband Frank) in Toronto and head for Los Angeles where she begins drinking again and meets a mysterious tintype photographer (Jeff Kober) who persuades her to pose for a series of erotic photographs, and helps her regain her sobriety. After she returns to Canada, Melanie and Frank (Bruce Greenwood) stage a surprise art show of the photos Melanie posed for in LA for their friends (none of whom know that Melanie is the photographer’s model) and the tintype images stimulate intense discussion. Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti and written by Jeff Kober, LIE EXPOSED will be in Canadian theatres on 6 March. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →