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 →
LOST GIRL – Season 5 Episode 15 – SPOILERS
Dyson, who as recently as Episode 5.5 has said that he hates cats, watched as his son Mark shifted for the first time into a panther. Kenzi got to ride the last of the unicorns (which had been rescued by the Dark Fae after his horn was chopped off by poachers). Remember that the first episode of Season 5 begins with Bo climbing a crag singing “She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes”? The six white horses in that song turn up, and seem very glad to see Bo. When the horseshoe forget by Hephaestus turns out to be too large for a fire breathing horse, Bo deduces that she is The Pyrippus, at least metaphorically.
This episode co-incidentally aired on SyFy right in the middle of the (quite justified) uproar about Lexa‘s death on THE 100, Tamsin endures some pretty rough treatment. After being impregnated against her will, she is kidnapped and imprisoned by her rapist (Hades), who also clips her wings. Then we are told that she will die in childbirth (Valkyries always do), becoming the
138th 143rd 148th lesbian or bisexual television character to be killed off. (See list on Autostraddle.)
Tipped off by Vex, who survived having his throat slashed in the previous episode, Bo visits Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) in an attempt to locate Lou Ann Heidinger (played by Marie Ward), the midwife who rescued her from Tartarus when she was an infant. We learn that the former Morrigan has given up on Lauren as a source of a cure for her involuntary humanity, and has launched a campaign to raise money to cure her “disease”. Evony looks too good to be human, and not at all ill. She may have somehow managed to turn herself Fae again and just isn’t telling anyone.
Explaining why she, in the past, had wanted Bo killed, Evony tells her: “When I couldn’t figure out what made you tick, I wanted you dead. What else do you do with a weird mole? Burn it off.”
Turns out that after Trick saved Lou Ann from execution, Evony found her and hid her away, figuring she might someday be useful. She put the former midwife in charge of the Dark Fae horses.
Toronto jazz singer Shakura S’Aida (Dark Fae Elder #2) is Lena in four episodes of SCHITT’S CREEK. Her fourth appearance (in Episode 2.12 “Lawn Signs”) will air in Canada on 22 March. Vanessa Matsui is also in the cast of that episode. S’Aida’s first SCHITT’S CREEK appearance (in Episode 2.3) will be broadcast on PopTV in the US on 6 April. On 19 March, the singer will perform as part of Southern Blues Night at the Limburg Theatre in Heerlen, The Netherlands.
Sandra Chwialkowska, who wrote this episode of LOST GIRL, also wrote some of the REELZ mini-series AFTER CAMELOT (based on the book by J. Randy Taraborrelli) , which will follow the lives of the Kennedy family after the assassinations. It is scheduled to air in early 2017. Chwialkowska wrote four other LOST GIRL episodes including The Kenzi Scale.
Mairzee Almas, who directed this episode, will direct episode 2.5 of 12 MONKEYS, due to air sometime in June, and Episode 2.16 of iZombie which will be broadcast on 29 March. Almas directed two other LOST GIRL episodes: When God Opens a Window, and Of All the Gin Joints.
There will be plenty of Tim Rozon on TV in the next 30 days. He appears in FLASHBACK, a film about an American soldier (played by Roxanne McKee) who returns from Iraq to discover she’s being blamed for a friendly fire incident that killed two Americans. She becomes the target of an obsessed soldier seeking revenge for their deaths. FLASHBACK will air on on Lifetime Movie Network 14 March at 12pm. Rozon’s character Mutt shaved off his beard in the middle of the second season of SCHITT’S CREEK (which premieres on PopTV in the US on 16 March at 8pm), and that might be because of his role as the moustachioed Doc Holiday on WYNONNA EARP, which will premiere on SyFy on 1 April at 10pm, and on CHCH-TV in Canada on 4 April.
Christina Rosato (Sheri the Selkie in Fae Gone Wild) will be Helvetica in iZombie episode 2.16, due to air on 29 March. She will also be Christina in the film MISS HOLLYWOOD, a psychological thriller about two models who become involved in some deadly intrigue. Cinematographer Karim Hussain described the film as an English-language re-make of director Olivier Abbou‘s first major work, which was a 2007 French TV mini-series, but this time “it’s quite a radically different take on the first one, the second half is completely different and it looks completely different as well”.
Inga Cadranel has co-authored (with Gabriel Hogan) an app called Backlot Casting. The app will enble actors to send self-tapes quickly and easily from a mobile device. A beta version will be available soon.
THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE will premiere on Starz on 10 April, but Jenny Raven‘s first appearance as Erin Robert’s assistant will be in episode eight. (Erin Roberts is played by Mary Lynn Rajskub who will co-star with Ksenia Solo in Taron Lexton‘s IN SEARCH OF FELLINI.)
The movie COLD DECK, with Jenny Raven as Nadine and Kate Trotter as Audrey, is about a down and out gambler who plots to rob a high-stakes poker game. The film was released last December, and can be rented or purchased from either Amazon Video or iTunes.