Shamier Anderson and Asha Bromfield in Episode 1.2 of SLASHER. The entire series can now be streamed on Netflix.
Anderson will also be David Mack in LAbyrinth, a biographical crime thriller that follows an investigation into the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. Johnny Depp plays a disgraced LAPD detective who is unable to crack the case. and Forest Whitaker is a journalist who teams with him and sets them on a course directly against the L.A.P.D. Anderson’s character probably is David Anthony Mack, a former Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Division Community Resources officer who was one of those named in a 2007 wrongful death lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles by the estate of Notorious B.I.G. LAbyrinth will be released in the US on 7 May. Continue reading →
Marilyn and Val McGrath-Dufresne (Mayor Val is the McGrath half of the hyphenation. Marilyn is the town’s doctor.)
“Great ghost stories are arguments with mortality. They don’t accept death as the end of needing people and doing things.”
—- Aurora Stewart de Peña
Val and Marilyn McGrath-Dufresne (Luvia Petersen and Kristin Lehman) and their two kids, Isabel and Abigail (Sarah Giles and Allison James), get a surprise visit froom Val’s brother Billy (Kim Coates). Billy and his boat smuggled stuff into Port Moore from Canada. (We don’t know what he brought in, but it was meant for Dr. Barker at Lambda, whatever it was. We know it likely came from Canada because he also delivered Canadian over-the-counter muscle relaxants to Marilyn, the town doctor.) Val and Billy don’t get along because Billy was responsible for the death of their younger brother Trevor some years previously, and she believes (it turns out correctly) that he didn’t tell her the whole story of how that happened. Continue reading →
UPDATE – 1 November 2018 — BE/FALL has been retitled A WAKEFIELD PROJECT, and a trailer is available on YouTube. Avery Esteves has been nominated for a 2018 Joey Award for his role in the film. (Winners will be announced on 10 November.) There is no word yet on a release date.
Rob Archer (LOST GIRL’s Bruce) stars as serial killer Nathan Cross in BE/FALL. Ghosts become visible for 24 hours because of a giant solar flare, and two friends in the business of restoring and selling houses find themselves working in what had been the home of a dead serial killer. By the end of the day, the renovators find themselves trapped in the house with the spirit of Cross, as the rest of the world experiences a pandemic of ghost sightings.
Katie Uhlmann interviewing L.A. Lopes at the 2011 Moving Image Film Festival in Toronto
Scheduled for release in the summer of 2016, BE/FALL is the directorial debut of actress and writer L.A. Lopes, who appeared as a cashier in the 2015 remake of POLTERGEIST, and co-wrote another film about ghosts, THE UNLEASHED, with her friend Diane Da Silva, who also wrote the story for BE/FALL. Lopes and Da Silva are amateur ghost hunters, and have traveled all over North America in search of apparitions.
Archer will play a prisoner in episode six of SLASHER, the Chiller Network‘s first original series, which is due to premiere sometime in March. Jessica Sipos (Tash in Dark Matter episodes 10&11) is a regular on the series, which focuses on Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of copycat murders based on the widely known details of the killings of her parents. The eight episode first season will serve as the first installment of an anthology series, where each season exists as a self-contained hybrid of the slasher and murder mystery genres. SLASHER will air in Canada on Superchannel.
Musclehead is the name of Archer’s character in 22 CHASER, a film written by Jeremy Boxen (who wrote eight LOST GIRL episodes). Also in the cast are Raoul Max Trujillo (LOST GIRL’s first Big Bad, The Garuda) and Aaron Ashmore (Kenzi’s Season Two boyfriend Nate). 22 CHASER is the story of Ben, a man under pressure. His marriage is falling apart, and a loan shark’s thug is threatening to break his bones if he doesn’t come up with the money he owes. Ben makes the dangerous leap from towing illegally parked cars to chasing accidents, and learns that the price of success on the city streets might be his very soul.
The Garuda (Raoul Trujillo) raises a flaming sword in LOST GIRL episode 2.20
Director Rafal Sokolowski is hesitant to categorize 22 CHASER as an action film, instead describing the story as an intimate character study of a new father who is thrust into a cutthroat world in order to care for his wife and son. “It captures a remarkable moment in his life when he trades his personal values for financial success and stability for his family,” Sokolowski told Natalie Hulla of Ohio University Film. “Thematically, it speaks about the crisis of masculinity in the modern world. Who can’t relate to that?”
Rob Archer will be a guest at Treasure Coast Freak Show 4-6 March in Fort Pierce, FL.