Finally this North Bay shot Hallmark Mystery flick Dearly Depotted, makes it to the Canadian screen on W Network, Sunday January 15th at 9 pm.
Abby Knight, ex-lawyer and crime buff, and the owner of Bloomers Flower Shop, is having a week to be reckoned with. A reluctant bridesmaid at her drama queen cousin’s wedding, Abby ends up not just doing the flowers...but having to find out who murdered a wedding crasher. Starring Brooke Shields, Brennan Elliott and Beau Bridges.
An incredible experience with the Northern Ontario film community, more can be read about my time there with this lovely article by Ruth Hill from My Devotional Thoughts. If you don't want to read that, then the images below sum up much of the adventure in iphone pics.
And most importantly, my most treasured find among everything in North Bay, Judy Thorne, who in her converted garage shop made all my costume dreams come true between bridesmaid dresses and stunning custom wedding attire for Sonja Smitts based on a grainy photo and the perfect emerald green tafetta.
**Sorry Claudia B for deleting your comment by accident. Those necklaces were Brooke's own so I don't know where she got them.
With the realization that Tom Holland will be the new Spiderman, and Joel Kinnaman is Rick Flagg in the upcoming Suicide Squad, it reminds me of how we tortured them with a Sudbury winter a year ago. The film (yet to be released) was called Backcountry while shooting but has been re-named to Edge of Winter.
Having been dragged through the Northern Ontario wilderness, often at night through snow, ice and even a dunking in the lake, there must've been something in the Sudbury snow to help make super heroes out of these two. Probably their hard work at their craft and inherent skills also had something to do with it.
Also starring the very talented Percy Hynes-Whyte and Rachelle LeFevre, I'm looking forward to seeing how the Northern Ontario magic will advance for their own super hero careers.
Kinnaman plays Elliot Baker, who seizes the chance to develop a better relationship with his sons when his ex-wife Karen (LeFevre) and her new husband take a vacation and leave the boys with him. What starts as a bonding opportunity turns into a nightmarish adventure when they get stranded in a deserted cabin near the lake as night falls and a snowstorm rages. Bradley (Holland) and Caleb (Hynes-White) quickly learn more about their father and what they truly mean to him in this gripping tale of family and survival.
Directed by Rob Connolly
Produced by Kyle Mann, Jonathan Bronfman, Jeff Sackman and Aaron Barnett
Production Designer Craig Lathrop
Director of Photography Norm Li
Assistant Costume Designer Kristen O'Reilly
Set Supervisor Charlene Seniuk
Truck Supervisor Bonnie Brown
Last fall I had the superb honour of dressing Brooke Sheilds
(who is to be accurately described as a dream) for a Hallmark Mystery Series movie called 'Mum's the Word', based on books by Kate Collins who I got to chat with on set.
Also starring Brennan Elliott, Beau Bridges and Kate Drummond, this terrific cast with a terrific crew, took over Main Street in North Bay to create the Bloomers Flower Shop.
Airing on Hallmark Sunday January 17th, 9/8 c
Just love dressing up, dressing other people up and talking about it. A lot. And laughing too.