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 →
Jeff Teravainen (Lt. John Anders in “But First We Save The Galaxy“) is Gerald in UTOPIA FALLS, a post-apocalyptic near future series which follows a group of teens who have been chosen to participate in a prestigious performing arts competition in the colony of New Babyl. On the way there, the group stumbles upon an ancient, forbidden archive of cultural relics and what they discover in it makes them question everything they have ever been taught about music and art. (Snoop Dog is the voice of the archive.)
A variety of dance styles and musical genres will be featured on the show, which describes itself as “the first ever performance based sci-fi series for culturally diverse and socially and politically minded young audiences“. Melanie Orr, who directed the DARK MATTER episode “Built, Not Born“, will direct two episodes; Kate Drummond (Sajen in “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy“) appears in several episodes as Authority Phydra; and Joseph Mallozzi is showrunner. All ten episodes of UTOPIA FALLS will be available 14 February on CBC Gem in Canada, and on HULU in the US. Continue reading →
Dani Kind (Mercedes Gardner) will be Lucille in TWO DEATHS OF HENRY BAKER, a modern-day western that stars Gil Bellows as Henry Baker, a famous outlaw who is released from prison after 25 years. Old friends and old ememies, including a bearded vagrant with an old bullet scar, a drunken deputy with half an ear missing, and a burned out street hustler with a vendetta, trail Henry to the Belair Bar and Hotel in (fictional) Grey County somewhere in the US. Once there, Baker plans to reunite with his son who has been protecting the gold he stashed away before being jailed. Among others in the cast are Jess Salgueiro (Jackie in I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD) and Tony Curran (Datak Tarr on DEFIANCE).
TWO DEATHS OF HENRY BAKER was written by Sebastian Pigott (Charlie in “I Fall To Pieces“), and filmed in and around Ottawa. (The bar scenes were filmed at McCloskey’s in Chesterville, Ontario.) Director Felipe Mucci told Nelson Zandbergen of Nation Valley News that the film will air “for sure” on TNT Latin America, but that North American distribution is “not yet settled”. Continue reading →