Lisa Berry (Serena in “ArachnoFaebia“) will be Desiree Holt in THE SISTERHOOD, a made-for-TV film that stars Claire Coffee as Ashley Shields, a woman who has gone through a rough year in which her mother died, her marriage fell apart, and she was passed over for a promotion at work. When her sister Jasmine (Siobhan Murphy) brings her to a woman’s group called “The Sisterhood” led by the charismatic and enigmatic Desiree, she is intrigued. The group gives Ashley everything it promises. She gets a raise in pay, her divorce is resolved in her favour, and she begins to feel fulfilled and happy. But as Ashley learns more about The Sisterhood and is forced to participate in its questionable activities, she realizes she must get out, no matter what the cost. THE SISTERHOOD completed production in Montreal in November. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Cara Gee (Camina Drummer) will have an as yet unspecified role in CALL OF THE WILD, a film based on Jack London’s story about Buck, a powerful dog (half St. Bernard) who is stolen from a California estate and sold as a sled dog in the Arctic. Harrison Ford will be John Thornton, the guy who saves Buck from death at the hands of a cruel owner (Dan Stevens), and Karen Gillan will be the spoiled and pampered Mercedes, sister of the aforementioned cruel owner. Director Chris Saunders says that the film will “incorporate major CG elements”. CALL OF THE WILD has begun filming in Santa Clarita, California. It will be released in the US on Christmas Day, 2019, and in Russia as Зов предков (Call of the Ancestors) on 2 January 2020.
Gee is also Coyote in WYNTER, a made-for-TV drama about an evil race of beings called Tricksters who possess supernatural powers and want to destroy mankind. The only one who can stop them is Wynter (Kaniehtiio Horn), a beautiful Street Nurse. Directed by Tyson Caron, WYNTER is currently airing on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Canada. Continue reading →
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 →