Aleks Paunovic (Julius) is Terry and John Cassini (Maddox in “Birth Ritual“) is Ray in VOLITION, the story of a clairvoyant man (James Odin, played by Adrian Glynn McMorran) whose parents were killed in a car accident when he was seven. He predicted the accident and tried to prevent it, but no one believed him. Twenty years later, he survives by using his talents for petty crimes. (Ray hires him to deliver stolen diamonds to a buyer because he knows James can see problems before they come up.) Then James has a vision of his own imminent murder. Directed by Tony Dean Smith, VOLITION debuted in March at the 2019 Phillip K. Dick Film Festival, where it won Best Feature. A teaser is available on Vimeo. VOLITION will next screen at the Ostia International Film Festival on 20 June at 9:30pm at the Cineland di Ostia in Rome. Continue reading →
Tricia Helfer (Dracula in Season Four) will star in a CREEPSHOW episode titled “Lydia Layne’s Better Half”, based on a story by showrunner Greg Nicotero and John Harrison, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin. Lydia is a powerful woman who denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout. The six episode series (each episode has two stories) is a TV revival of the 1982 horror anthology film of the same name. (Adrienne Barbeau who appeared in the original film, will also appear in the TV series, starring in an adaptation of Steven King’s short story “Grey Matter“.) CREEPSHOW completed production in Atlanta in April and will air on SHUDDER later this year.
Helfer and Marc Bernardin do a podcast called BATTLESTAR GALACTICAST, an episode by episode rewatch of Battlestar Galactica in its entirety. This week, Sam Witwer shows up to help discuss the Season Two episode “Fragged“, in which he made his final appearance as Crashdown. The podcast can be streamed on Spotify. Continue reading →
Hilary Jardine (Susan Jackson) will be Mildred in two episodes of the satirical comedy UPLOAD, a ten-episode series starring Andy Allo as Nora and Robbie Amell as Nathan. The show is set in a future where people can upload themselves into the afterlife of their choice. Nora works customer service for a high-end virtual reality environment. After Nathan is killed in the crash of his self-driving car, his girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s virtual reality. Creator Greg Daniels told Danielle Turchiano of Variety: “Amazon is the perfect place to make UPLOAD, because of their strong creative team, and because it’s a company that could actually one day host a digital afterlife. If I get in good with them, I’m hoping for a big discount on my first thousand years.” UPLOAD is currently filming in Vancouver
Jardine is also Katie Saunders in MORNING SHOW MYSTERIES: A MURDER IN MIND, the third in a series of films based on the series of novels by Today Show host Al Roker. In this one, Cookbook author Billie Blessings (Holly Robinson Peete) is drawn into a murder investigation when her friend Katie becomes a suspect after the police discover the victim was blackmailing her. Written by Amber Benson, A MURDER IN MIND will next air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday, 28 April at 5pm. Continue reading →