Lanette Ware (nurse in “Family Portrait“) is Detective Bellows in Justin G. Dyck’s horror film ANYTHING FOR JACKSON. Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings) are two grieving grandparents who lost their grandson Jackson in an automobile accident. Henry is a doctor, and he kidnaps one of his pregnant patients, intending to perform a reverse exorcism that will put Jackson’s soul inside the unfortunate woman’s unborn child. Soon Audrey and Henry discover that Jackson isn’t the only ghost they have invited into their home. ANYTHING FOR JACKSON completed filming in Barrie, Ontario in March and is expected to premiere on Super Channel Fuse in Canada sometime in the Fall.
Ware is also Betty in GIRL, a film starring Bella Thorne as a woman who intends to kill her abusive father, but after returning home to accomplish this finds that someone else has gotten to him first. Written and directed by Chad Faust, GIRL should be released in the US and Canada later this year. Continue reading →
Lauren Holly (Sadie in “Midnight Lamp“) will be Monique, director of the Archer School of Ballet, in TINY PRETTY THINGS, an hour-long drama series based on the 2015 novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. Monique is described as ambitious, ruthless, and powerful, using her “dark capacities” to defend the school by any means necessary (and to bring out the best in her students). Jess Salgueiro (Robin on THE BOYS) plays Isabel, a cop searching for the truth about what happened during a mysterious accident at the Academy. In the book, Bette, June, and Gigi are the three top students at the school. In the series, sisters Bette and Delia Whitlaw (Casimere Jollette and Tory Trowbridge) seem to be featured characters, along with their boyfriends Oren (Barton Cowperthwaite) and Ramon (Bayardo De Murguia). June is played by Daniela Norman, and the role of Gigi has not been cast. Production is underway in Toronto, and TINY PRETTY THINGS will be on Netflix sometime in 2020. Continue reading →
Matsui is also Teddy in A SHOE ADDICT’S CHRISTMAS, the story of Noelle (Candace Cameron Bure), who stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve, and accidentally gets locked in after closing. A strange woman appears out of nowhere in the shoe department, claims to be Nicole’s guardian angel, and shows her visions of Christmases past, present, and future. All of this leads to Nicole getting together with firefighter Jake (Luke McFarlane). A SHOE ADDICT’S CHRISTMAS will next air on The Hallmark Channel on Wednesday, 19 December at 4pm. Continue reading →