LOVE OF MY LIFE – written and directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin – SPOILERS
Anna Chancellor as Grace, an architect who is afflicted with both a brain tumor and an amazingly needy family.
This comedy is not dark. LOVE OF MY LIFE is a tale that pokes fun at the darkness.
Grace (Anna Chancellor) has a brain tumor and has been told she might die. She makes the mistake of informing her husband Tom (James Fleet) of this dire fact, and because of that the movie begins with Grace reluctantly comforting a sobbing Tom (who is genuinely off-putting). So the film gets off on the wrong foot. Hopeful of keeping information about her medical condition between the two of them, Grace asks her husband not to tell anyone. He immediately phones their daughter Kaitlyn (Hannah Emily Anderson) and that opens the floodgates. Continue reading →
GHOST WARS – Season 1 Episode 1 – SPOILERS
Elise Gatien as Roman’s ghostly friend Maggie Rennie, who might somehow be related to the town bully.
On the bus on the way out of town, Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) chats with his friend Maggie (Elise Gatien), who tries to persuade him to stay. Maggie (we soon discover) is invisible to everyone but Roman. An apparent earthquake later, the bus driver swerves to avoid someone standing in the middle of the road (whom only he can see). The bus slides on its side onto the edge of a cliff. Mercer is shaken awake by Maggie. Something prevents him from saving any of the other passengers, but he manages to pop open the emergency exit and jump to safety before the bus and the rest of the people on board meet a fiery end. Continue reading →
Kate Corbett as Lady in Ana Valine’s film ONCE THERE WAS A WINTER
Kate Corbett (Stacey in three episodes of LG Season 5) is Lady in the thriller ONCE THERE WAS A WINTER, a film about a young biology student (Corbett) who finds herself trapped in a double-wide trailer with a hunter, a welder, a plumber, and a cabinet full of guns, and learns the hard way about surviving in the Canadian north. Writer/director Ana Valine told Dana Gee of the Vancouver Sun that while writing the script, she drew on her own memories of landing in the midst of a very male world and needing to change the way she presented herself. “In my late 20s I worked up on the pipeline in northern Alberta,”, Valine said. “I had heard of a few situations and had some tense nights myself. It sat with me for years and years, and I basically let my imagination go with it and I wrote it in three weekends…I was the only female on the crew up there. You are in a very masculine world. It’s no place to sort of assert feminism and still be safe. So you have to kind of roll with a lot of it.” A trailer is available. Filmed fifteen miles outside of Dawson Creek, ONCE THERE WAS A WINTER will next screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival on 6 October at at 4:30pm. Continue reading →