Naomi Snieckus (Talent Agent in “Fae Day“) is Maria in the comedy WORK IT, which stars Sabrina Carpenter as Quinn Ackerman, a high school senior who learns that her admission to the college of her choice hangs on her performance at a dance competition. The problem is, she can’t dance, and is rejected by the school’s dance team. Her response is to assemble her own motley group of dancers to compete against the team that rejected her. Written by Alison Peck and directed by Laura Terruso, WORK IT will be on Netflix on 7 August. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Snieckus also hosts the FIRECRACKER DEPARTMENT PODCAST. In the latest episode (below), she interviews writer, producer, and director Kay Cannon (creator of the Netflix series GIRLBOSS). Currently, Cannon is writing and directing a reimagining of CINDERELLA.
Anna Hopkins (Brinkley White in “Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts“) will be true-crime author Carly Travers in the made-for-TV movie ISLAND OF SHADOWS. Carly and her husband Kevin (Christopher Jacot) vacation at a historical mansion on Crawford Island. Kevin thinks it will help them reconnect, but Carly wants to research a puzzling, unsolved murder that happened on the island. Alex Paxton Beesley (Lola in “The Kenzi Scale“) is also in the cast. Paxton-Beesley’s stunt double is Amy Szoke, who doubles for Lauren Lee Smith on FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES. Jen Georgopoulos is Hopkins’ stunt double in the film. (She also doubled for Trenna Keating on DEFIANCE.) Directed by Leo Scherman, ISLAND OF SHADOWS was filmed in and near Owen Sound, Ontario. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Shelley (Jessica McLeod) flirting with Jack (Nicole Muñoz) the night before the Rising
For a while you think you might be watching the wrong show. Then you recognize Jack (Nicole Muñoz). Jack is noticeably less drunk (or perhaps just more inhibited) than Shona (Natalie Sharp), Shelley (Jessica McLeod), Kim (Zenia Marshall), and Brittney (Matreye Scarrwener), who make up the rest of The Eagles, Jack’s college archery team. They are in Seattle for a match the following day. They don’t know it yet, but they picked the right night to break training and have some fun. Continue reading →