Tattiawana Jones (Cloe, the water nymph who helped Bo enter the domain of Baba Ygar in Mirror, Mirror) is now Isabelle Slotter in the CBC drama STRANGE EMPIRE, the cast of which also includes Ali Liebert. IMDB has Jones’ LOST GIRL character listed as Daphne but this is incorrect. Dyson referred to a nymph named Daphne in a conversation with Hale at the beginning of Dead Lucky (LG 1.5), but there is no indication that Daphne and Cleo were one and the same. It is more likely that Dyson had past relationships with two different nymphs. Both those episodes of LOST GIRL were written by Emily Andras, who also wrote In Memoriam (LG 4.1) which introduced the character Clio, an elemental nymph. It seems Andras is responsible for all the nymphs on LOST GIRL.
Seymour (Dax Ravina), Cassie’s bumbling relative who was kneed in the balls (twice) by Bo in Dead Lucky, will join Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) in Episode 5.5. Aldrin Bundoc will appear in the same, as yet untitled, episode as a Fire Fae.
Lara Jean Chorostecki (Ianka the opera singer in Of All the Gin Joints) will appear in HAVEN episodes 5.7 (31 October) and 5.8 (7 November) on SyFy (US). HAVEN airs Thursdays at 10pm on Showcase in Canada. And Chorostecki will be Kris and Katie Boland will be Alex in the film RENAISSANCE, which is about two researchers who create a clone of a deceased colleague to avoid an investigation into his death. As the clone is introduced to the modern world, unforeseen effects threaten their plans. RENAISSANCE is due to be released later this year.
Anna Hardwick‘s short film BABY BRAIN will screen at the Toronto International Short Film Festival on 12 November at the Carlton Cinema. The 12 minute short will be part of Program 3, which will begin at 9:55pm. Hardwick plays Isabel, who is attempting to deal with a surprise pregnancy and must silence ‘pesky voices in her head’, that have suddenly come to life in human form.
Tammy Gillis will be Holly Dumont in NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT a science fiction dramedy set in an alternate history where, starting in the early 1950′s, women began procreating asexually but could no longer conceive male babies. No release date has been set.
The award winning short film GIVEN YOUR HISTORY, starring Katie Boland and Rachel Wilson, about two sisters trying to move on after their mother’s death from breast cancer, will screen at the Hamilton Film Festival Saturday 8 November at 9pm (part of the Drama Shorts 2 programme at the Staircase Theatre). It will also screen at the Anchorage International Film Festival (5-14 December).
Zoie Palmer will attend PALMERPALOOZA, an event in Nottingham, UK next 29 January which will feature two of her films, PATCHTOWN, and COLD BLOODED. The event is nearly sold out.