It all starts with Robin (Justin Kelly) finding a bleeding tree along with clothes partly buried in the snow nearby. He calls it a “murder tree” and doesn’t explain further. Robin doesn’t notice, but the tree seems to have someone trapped inside it. (Is he hiding in there, or is he imprisoned?) Robin is a jazz historian working as a forest ranger and later in the episode Waverly will fix him up with Jeremy (Varun Saranga). But before that, Waverly asks Nicole if she’s gotten rid of Bulshar’s ring yet. She says she hasn’t. Then, once Waverly is out of sight, Nicole tosses the ring into the woods, just to be done with it.
The Shelterlands music festival massacre, at which everyone but Nicole died, happened in 1996, and Nicole remembers being already down by the river when the attack happened, and escaping in a canoe. Since Nicole was six years old at the time, it seems likely that someone who knew the attack was about to happen made a point of rescuing her. It might have been Michelle, or Ward Earp, or Bobo Del Rey, or someone else entirely. The question is, why, out of the entire crowd, was Nicole singled out to be the only survivor?
This is the second mention of a canoe on the show this season. A couple of episodes ago, we learned that Wynonna lost her virginity in one. Continue reading →
Kate Drummond (Sajen in “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy“) stars as Claire Porter in the mystery/thriller NOWHERE. Claire’s teenage daughter Sarah vanishes after a basketball team hazing goes wrong. She is joined in her search for Sarah by the team’s coach (Rya Kihlstedt), whose desire to protect the team conflicts with her desire to help. First time director Thomas Michael co-wrote the script with Paolo Mancini. NOWHERE completed filming in and around North Bay, Ontario in June, and will be released in the US and Canada next year.
Drummond is also Fun Fanny in FRAT PACK, a comedy about Elliot (Richard Alan Reid), a shy British guy who just graduated university. He travels to the US for his mother’s wedding (she is marrying into a prominent American family), and is taken on an impromptu road trip by his future stepbrothers to a fraternity party. Along for the ride is their neighbor, Skylar (Rachel Risen), who catches Elliot’s eye. FRAT PACK is available on Amazon Video, and on iTunes. Daily Motion has a trailer. Continue reading →
Kiana Madeira (Poppy in “Whiskey Lullaby“) will be Clara in LEVEL 16, a dystopian science fiction thriller about sixteen-year-old Vivien (Katie Douglas), who finds herself trapped in a prison-like boarding school called The Vestalis Academy, run by Dr. Miro, played by Peter Outerbridge (Captain Martins on THE EXPANSE). Vivien keeps to herself until she is reunited with Sophia (Celena Martin), a former friend who once betrayed her. Together, the girls begin to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment (Sophia has discovered that they are being sedated nightly without their knowledge) and the two are soon running for their lives. LEVEL 16 is written and directed by award winning filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy. Production began in Toronto in October, and the film should be ready for release in March, 2018. Continue reading →