Florence Faivre (Julie Mao) is The Muse in AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY (the title is a reference to William Wordsworth’S “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood“). In the film, Susan Sarandon sits for a portrait by Armenian post-modern hyperrealist painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, and as he paints, they discuss how beauty and aging are seen to be in conflict in modern society. AMERICAN MIRROR was written and directed by Arthur Balder. (Mark Petrie wrote the original soundtrack.) Filmed over a period of three years, it will next screen at the ARPA International Film Festival (4 November at 2:30pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood). The Canadian premiere will take place on 17 November at the Pomegranate Film Festival Gala in Toronto. A trailer (in three parts) is available on Instagram. Continue reading →
Kate Drummond is Em in the short film 5 FILMS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY, The five minute satirical comedy consists of five contemporary tales of mishaps associated with tech addiction, and was an official selection of the International Narrative Short Film program at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It will play in front of COLOSSAL when that film opens in theatres this month. Producer Jonathan Keltz (who also appears in the short) told David Graver of Cool Hunting: “With the film we wanted to explore the disconnection that all these devices can cause. They’re changing everything that’s happening in the world from eating and dating to even news and political elections…The film is a comedy but hopefully a reminder to look up from your phone at the world around you.” A trailer is avaiable on YouTube.
Drummond will also make at least one appearance in Season 3 of DARK MATTER. No details of that are yet available.
DISSECTING GWEN, a 2016 comedy short co-written by Katherine Barrell and Rebecca Hales won Best Screenplay at the 2017 Women in Film and Television Showcase in Toronto last month. Barrell also directed the film, in which Gwen (Grace Lynn Kung) faints on her bathroom floor after taking a pregnancy test, causing her to have a discussion with voices in her head (each personifying different aspects of her personality). Romantic, Rebel, Analytic, and Fear each offer their opinions on what Gwen’s future should look like.
WYNONNA EARP is nominated for Best Dramatic Series at this year’s Alberta Film and Television Awards. Others from the show who have been nominated are:
— Shaun Johnston for his role as Juan Carlos in “Landslide”
— Peter Skagen for his role as Shorty in “Leavin On Your Mind”
— Trevor Smith for Best Art Direction for “Two Faced Jack”
— Jennifer Haffenden for Best Costume Designer for “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”
— Michael Playfair, Robert “Arjay” Joly, Steve Forst, & Paul Shubat for Best Overall Sound for “I Walk the Line”
— Joanne Jacobsen, Jo-Dee Thomson, Gunther Schetterer, & Linda Nelson for Best Hair and Makeup Artists for “Diggin’ Up Bones”
Winners will be announced on 29 April.
Season One of WYNONNA EARP can be streamed on Netflix (US), and (as of 15 April) on the Space Channel website in Canada.
Season Two will premiere on SyFy (US) and on Space Channel in Canada on 9 June.
Tim Rozon will be Spencer Walsh in Episode 5.3 of the medical drama SAVING HOPE. The episode is titled BIRTHDAY BLUES, and will air on CTV in Canada on 26 March at 10pm and on ION TV in the US on 28 March at midnight. Rozon tweeted on 20 March: “Catch me on @ilanacfrank @SavingHopeTV on @CTV_Television this Sunday 10/9c Ps…I’m pretty sure I’m in my birthday suit.”
Alex Paxton-Beesley (Hetty Tate in Episode 1.6) will star as Detective Lynne Barrett in Circlesnake Production’s remount of its critically acclaimed mystery SLIP. The play follows Detective Barrett as she tries to shed light on a mysterious death. (A woman is found dead on the floor of an abandoned apartment with debris strewn everywhere, and a symbol carved into her arm.) The detective must untangle a mystery that “escapes the simplicity of a single story”. SLIP will run from 23 March through 2 April at the Tarragon Theatre Workspace, 20 Bridgeman Ave. in Toronto.
Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Waverly) is Emmy (Emilia?) in BEAUTIFUL DEVILS, a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello set in the East London music scene. Oz and Ivan (Othello and Iago?) are music producers whose lifelong friendship sours after Oz is offered a lucrative solo record deal. The film will be released in the UK on 22 March. For showtimes, click here. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Tamara Duarte will play an as yet unnamed character in the second season of WYNONNA EARP. She will also be Suzy in April Mullen‘s latest film, BADSVILLE, the story of the leader of a violent greaser gang who risks everything when he makes a promise to his dying mother and tries to leave his old life behind. BADSVILLE will have its Canadian premiere at the Canadian Film Fest 25 March at 2:30pm in Toronto.