Emily Piggford (Yoki in “A Skinner, Darkly“) will be Esther Ishikawa in THE SOUNDS, an eight-episode psychological thriller set on New Zealand’s South Island, starring Rachelle Lefevre and Matt Whelan as Maggie and Tom Cabbott, a married couple who relocate to a small town to escape the oppressive influence of Tom’s father. Piggford described the show and her character to Sandy Lo of StarShine Magazine: “It centers around Maggie Cabbott as she deals with the fallout when her husband Tom goes missing, leaving more loose ends than just the fishery he was setting up in the Marlborough Sounds. Everyone in the town gets tangled in the web and my character is sent by Tom’s family to try and get to the bottom of things.” Created and written by best-selling Kiwi author Sarah-Kate Lynch, THE SOUNDS will screen on Sky TV in New Zealand, and on CBC in Canada. Acorn TV will premiere the show in the US in the spring. Continue reading →
Laura Vandervoort narrates the short film THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD WHALE, a documentary about Granny, a killer whale who was born in an era when her family members were being harpooned. She survived in the waters of the Salish Sea for more than a century, and during her lifetime, the world of whales changed completely. The fifteen minute film was written and directed by Mark Lieren-Young, and a trailer is available on Vimeo.. THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD WHALE can be pre-ordered, and will be available on demand on 21 July, from Vimeo.
Vandervoort will be Sarah in RABID, the Soska Sisters’ remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film. Sarah is a seamstress for a well-known fashion designer, and wants nothing more than to be noticed for her own designs. After an upsetting experience at a party, she is severely scarred in a traffic accident. Sarah undergoes a radical and untested stem-cell treatment which seems to succeed, but sets off a spiraling contagion of which she is unaware, as her lovers become violent spreaders of death and disease. (In the original film, the main character was named Rose, and was played by Marilyn Chambers.) Twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska are best known for their 2012 horror classic AMERICAN MARY. Production on RABID began in June. Continue reading →