Andrew Moodie (Teku Fonsai) will be Roger in AVOCADO TOAST a ten-episode series which stars Perrie Voss and Heidi Lynch as thirty-something best friends Ellie and Molly, who find their lives suddenly disrupted by unexpected events. Ellie learns that her parents are divorcing because her mom had an affair with a much younger man. Molly, a Grade 8 teacher, falls in love with a woman for the first time, and comes out as bisexual to her parents, who promptly come out as swingers who throw sex parties. ORPHAN BLACK’s Kristian Bruun is also in the cast. AVOCADO TOAST will premiere in Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa on OutTV on 18 May. (In the US, the show can be pre-ordered from Vimeo on Demand.) A trailer is available on YouTube.
Natalie Brown (Sarah) stars as Rebecca in the Lifetime movie REMEMBER ME, MOMMY? (originally titled “Daughter Dearest”). Rebecca is a teacher at Clarke Academy (an elite girls boarding school). She does not know that Elena (Sydney Meyer), the daughter she gave up for adoption many years ago, has enrolled as one of her students. Elena had a terrible childhood spent in many different foster homes, and has decided to seek revenge against the birth mother who abandoned her. Directed by Michelle Oulette (THE TRUE HEROINES), REMEMBER ME, MOMMY? is available from Amazon Prime Video, and will next air on the Lifetime Movie Network on Sunday, 26 April at 8/7c.
Ellen Wong (Misaki Han-Shireikan) will be Sophal in the thriller HUNTERS IN THE DARK, a film adaptation of the 2016 novel of the same name by Lawrence Osborne about Robert Grieve (Alex Pettyfer), a British school teacher in his late 20s who unexpectedly wins a large amount of money. Adrift in Cambodia and eager for adventure, he decides to take in the wilder aspects of the country, and in the process encounters a crooked cop and a scheming American. Director Simon Evans said in a statement: “Shot against the backdrop of modern Cambodia, a country that is itself trying to construct a new face to mask the horrors it endured in the second half of the 20th century, ‘Hunters’ will explore identity, atonement and the dark currents that flow underneath human nature and fight back when we try to change our path.” Production has not yet begun.