Kate Corbett (Stacey in “Sweet Valkyrie High“) will be Moira’s soon-to-be-married daughter Bonnie in AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS, an adaptation of the award-winning 2005 novel by Joan Clark about a gifted but mentally ill woman (Carolina Bartczak) who loses her two young children after she leaves them unattended on an island near her summer home. Although they are rescued unharmed, Moira’s husband Duncan (Christopher Jacot) ends their marriage and takes the children back to Scotland, leaving her to struggle with her demons. Twenty years later, she is astonished to see her now-grown daughter Bonnie being interviewed by a local TV station about a lecture she is to give, and her upcoming wedding in Halifax, and Moira realizes that she must risk her precarious mental health, and make a surprise appearance at the wedding. Director Deanne Foley told Meghan McCabe of CBC News: “It’s just such an exquisite novel…It’s about a mother and her connection with her daughters, and a really complex relationship with her love and art and her career, and I think any woman can relate to that.”AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS wrapped shooting in Newfoundland in July, and will be released early in 2018. Continue reading →
Shauna MacDonald (Dean Peretti in O Kappa, My Kappa) will be Fräulein Stumpf in the dark comedy BUSINESS ETHICS, which is about a man (Larenz Tate) who sets out to run a Ponzi scheme. He is assisted in his efforts by Edwin Murk, a wealthy but crooked investment manager, and Veronica, his loyal but unsuspecting assistant who develops unrequited feelings for him. (Murk is played by Gil Bellows, who starred in the original short film.) Alyssa Veniece, (Riley, the hotel maid whose uniform was appropriated by Bo in Like Hell, Part 1) will play a character named Cellar. No word yet on a release date.
Lisa Berry (Serena in ArachnoFaebia) will be Candace Cranston in POWER RANGERS (the latest installment in that franchise) which follows five high school teens with unique superpowers who learn that their small town of Angel Grove (and the world) is on the verge of being obliterated by aliens. The five quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome personal issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it’s too late. It seems possible that Candace Cranston is in some way related to Billy Cranston (the original Blue Power Ranger). A trailer is available on YouTube. POWER RANGERS will be released in the US and Canada on 24 March 2017.
Vaugier tweeted this photo on 29 September, saying: “You know your 1st AD [Reed Makayev] had a good time shooting when he shows up like this for the wrap party #WashedAway”
Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) will appear in two films coming out next year. She will be Lauren in the dark, supernatural thriller MASKS DON’T LIE, the story of Nora and her friend Daniela (Anna Hutchinson). The two women are invited to celebrate Carnival at a masked ball in Venice (Italy). Daniela wakes to find herself drugged and in a room filled with men who are celebrating something else entirely; and while searching for her friend, Nora follows someone she thinks she knows, and discovers that on a previous visit to Venice, she left a deadly secret behind.
Vaugier is also Gabrielle in WASHED AWAY, a TV movie about a recently widowed woman who, while on a business trip, spots her deceased husband alive and well and comes to realize that he has faked his death. Written by Roslyn Muir (who also wrote THE BIRDWATCHER) the film is set in San Francisco, and began production in Winnipeg last August.
Courtney Deelen as Cora in episode 9.4 of MURDOCH MYSTERIES – Deelen will play a dark angel in ADAM’S TESTAMENT
Luke Bilyk is Adam and Courtney Deelen is a dark angel in the fantasy thriller ADAM’S TESTAMENT, due to be released sometime next year. Adam is a young Toronto musician who had a good life until one day it was interrupted by the arrival of a ‘dark stranger’. His father, detective Joseph Gable, tries to save Adam’s soul from angels and demons who are disguised as humans.
Tammy Gillis as a bureaucrat trying to defund self help programs in THE SUPPORT GROUP
Bilyk will also be John Servinis in KISS AND CRY, a romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old Toronto figure skater and singer who died last March from a rare form of melanoma. KISS AND CRY is due to be released sometime in 2017.
THE SUPPORT GROUP, a six-episode webseries directed by Tammy Gillis will premiere on YouTube 6 January 2015 at 2:30pm PST. It is the story of Raina (Sidney Doberstein), a waitress, who has just found out that she has an STD. Raina decides she has a sex addiction and joins a local support group. Things start to look up for her until the government cuts off funding and the Support Group shuts down. Courtney (Lily Zarif), a, Support Group regular, recruits Raina and another friend named Alexis Summers (Laura Carly Miller) to save the group. The official trailer is now on YouTube. Gillis also has an as yet unspecified role in the Hallmark movie UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, which is currently being filmed in Vancouver, and is based on the Harlequin book of the same title by Teri Wilson.
Laura Carly Miller as Alexis Summers in THE SUPPORT GROUP
Shauna MacDonald will be Jeanne de Mohrenschildt in episodes two and four episode three of the nine-episode HULU series 11.22.63. The story is based on a Stephen King novel in which high school teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time in an attempt to prevent the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The miniseries, most of which was filmed in the Toronto area, will be released on HULU 15 February 2016. Episodes of the series will be released weekly, and will be available exclusively to Hulu subscribers on either the $7.99 monthly plan with ads, or the $11.99 commercial-free option. de Mohrenschildt (née Jeanne LeGon) and her husband were friends of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Shawn Doyle as Dr. Isaac Taft in LOST GIRL Season 4
Shawn Doyle will be Owen in the film AWAY FROM EVERYWHERE, based on the award-winning novel by Chad Pelley about a struggling writer (Doyle) who begins an affair with his estranged brother’s wife (Joanne Kelly) shortly after getting out of rehab. “It’s really about the people,” said director Justin Sims, “and about the various kinds of turmoil that can happen inside of us, how that can have us take actions that we’ll come to regret but that, ultimately, will help us find who we are.”