Kate Drummond (Sajen in “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy“) stars as Claire Porter in the mystery/thriller NOWHERE. Claire’s teenage daughter Sarah vanishes after a basketball team hazing goes wrong. She is joined in her search for Sarah by the team’s coach (Rya Kihlstedt), whose desire to protect the team conflicts with her desire to help. First time director Thomas Michael co-wrote the script with Paolo Mancini. NOWHERE completed filming in and around North Bay, Ontario in June, and will be released in the US and Canada next year.
Drummond is also Fun Fanny in FRAT PACK, a comedy about Elliot (Richard Alan Reid), a shy British guy who just graduated university. He travels to the US for his mother’s wedding (she is marrying into a prominent American family), and is taken on an impromptu road trip by his future stepbrothers to a fraternity party. Along for the ride is their neighbor, Skylar (Rachel Risen), who catches Elliot’s eye. FRAT PACK is available on Amazon Video, and on iTunes. Daily Motion has a trailer. Continue reading →
Marci T. House as Gertrude in a 2010 Honest Fishmongers production of HAMLET at the Havana Theatre in Vancouver
Marci T House (Major Stoker in “Seen You“) will be Aunt Cindy in Episode 13 of LIFE SENTENCE, a comedy about Stella (Lucy Hale), who for a while thought she was about to die but is unexpectedly cured of her illness. Stella must face the consequences of the decisions she made when she believed her days were numbered. The first episode of LIFE SENTENCE will air on The CW on Wednesday, 7 March at 9pm, immediately following RIVERDALE. Jennifer Spence (Karen in “Help Me“) will be Agent Stern in the show’s second episode. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Catherine Lough Haggquist (Beth in “Stay Away“) is Dr. Greene and Marci T. House is a forensic officer in FIFTY SHADES FREED, the third and final film in the franchise, in which Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey return to Seattle, and Anastasia tries to adjust to married life. (Dr. Green appears in all three of the books, but only in the third film.) FIFTY SHADES FREED had its world premiere in France on 6 February, and is now playing in theatres worldwide. Continue reading →
Tammy Gillis as the doctor attending Kiera Cameron in the CONTINUUM Season 4 premiere
The very beginning of CONTINUUM‘s Season 4 has Kiera Cameron waking up in hospital after a battle with time travelers from 2039. Her doctor is played by Tammy Gillis. If you’re in Canada, you can stream that now on the Showcase site. Episode one will premiere on Showcase on 4 September, and on SyFy (US) on 11 September at 11pm. Two of the time troopers who send Cameron to the hospital are Lisa Berry (Serena in LOST GIRL 1.7), and Kyra Zagorsky (Julia Walker on HELIX).
Gillis as Carla Martin in TIES THAT BIND
Tammy Gillis will be Carla Martin in Episode 3 of TIES THAT BIND, the UP network’s first scripted series, which centers around Allison McLean (Kelli Williams), a police detective in suburban Seattle. When Allison and her partner (Dion Johnstone) arrest her brother (Luke Perry) for aggravated assault, her world drastically changes because when he’s sent to prison, she ends up caring for his two teenage children. In Episode 3, titled Ghosts, Allison comes face-to face with the man who shot her and time is running out to get him off the streets. “Ghosts” will air 26 August at 9pm.
Tammy Gillis and Mark Valley on location in Victoria, B.C. for Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream
Gillis will appear in the next two SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED films. According to Wingman Magazine, she will play Randilynn, an army medic (seen only in flashbacks) who goes off on a mission and is never seen again. In the first film, Truth Be Told, due to air 13 September at 9pm, The Postables work to deliver a soldier’s letter from Afghanistan to a teenager who is being relentlessly bullied. The second film, The Impossible Dream, has a scheduled broadcast date of 4 October. It was filmed in Victoria, B.C., but little more than that is known at this time.
Laura Carly Miller, Lily Zarif, and Sydney Doberstein, creators and stars of THE SUPPORT GROUP, a new webseries directed by Tammy Gillis
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED is about a group of post office detectives (The Postables) who solve the mysteries behind undeliverable packages fron the past. It began as a 10 episode series in 2014, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for James Jandrisch‘s music. Rather than continue it as a weekly series, HALLMARK launched a series of SSD films, the first of which aired in June.
On top of all that, Gillis will direct THE SUPPORT GROUP, a six episode comedic webseries created and produced by Sydney Doberstein, Laura Carly Miller, and Lily Zarif of Beyond Theatre Productions. The three also star in the series as unlikely friends Raina, Alexis, and Courtney, who try to prevent their support group from shutting down for lack of money.
And for those going to the Toronto International Film Festival (10-20 September), Tammy Gillis has a small part in NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT, which is a TIFF Official Selection. The Mark Sawers feature is a science fiction mocumentary about a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males. (Gillis is a “female pundit” in the film.) Sawers’ last film, CAMERA SHY, won a bunch of Leo Awards in 2013.