This week, Hallmark TV movie Home for Christmas Day with Catherine Bell, as well as TV pilots Wisdom of the Crowd with Jeremy Piven and The Good Doctor with Freddie Highmore start filming in Vancouver and area.
Home for Christmas Day (aka Love Finds Its Way) (Hallmark TV Movie)
After just wrapping up filming a Hallmark Christmas movie called 12 Days in the Vancouver area last week, actress Catherine Bell (Good Witch, JAG) is already onto the next one. After a brief weekend away, she’s back in Vancouver to star in another TV movie called Home for Christmas Day.
The story of Home for Christmas Day was created by Jennifer Aspen, who will serve as executive producer. Although this is the first producing credit for Jennifer, she’s also an actress, well known for roles on Glee, GCB, Rodney and Party of Five. Jennifer’s husband, David O’Donnell will also be executive producing the movie.
According to a press release from Hallmark, Catherine will play a single mother named Jane Evans. Jane is determined to shelter her daughter Betsy from the real world, and in particular, love. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane does everything she can to protect her daughter’s heart. Somewhere along the way, both Jane and Betsy discover that sometimes taking the biggest risks can result in the biggest rewards.
Vancouver’s own Matreya Fedor will play Betsy Evans. Hallmark fans will recognize Matreya from her portrayal of Allison Weston on Cedar Cove, but she’s also well known for her role as Echo on the YTV series Mr. Young. In 2015 she appeared alongside Bella Thorne and Ross Butler in Perfect High. Catherine and Matreya will be joined by Victor Webster (Continuum).
Love Finds Its Way will be filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until April 7th.
Also Starting This Week
Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS TV Pilot)
Cast: Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Richard T. Jones (Santa Clarita Diet), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones), Jake Matthews (Bosch), Monica Potter (Parenthood)
Filming started yesterday at UBC and will continue until April 5th
For more details about Wisdom of the Crowd, check out our 2017 TV Pilot Season Roundup article.
The Good Doctor (ABC TV Pilot)
Cast: Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Nicholas Gonzalez (How To Get Away With Murder), Chuku Modu (Game of Thrones), Hill Harper (CSI: NY) and Irene Keng (Grey’s Anatomy), Richard Schiff (The West Wing)
Filming starts tomorrow and will continue until April 6th
For more details about The Good Doctor, check out our 2017 TV Pilot Season Roundup article.
For a full list of what’s filming in Vancouver and British Columbia right now, check out our In Production page.
Wrapping Up This Week
- Menendez: A Family Affair (aka The Menendez Brothers) (Lifetime TV Movie) with Courtney Love, Myko Olivier, Benito Martinez, Nico Tortorella, Alison Wandzura, Jennifer-Juniper Angeli and Meredith Scott Lynn wraps up March 23rd
- Meditation Park (Feature) with Jessica Paré, Sandra Oh, Tzi Ma, Don McKellar, and Pei-Pei Cheng wraps up March 23rd
- Deadly Attraction (TV Movie) wraps up March 25th
If you see any of these productions, including the Home for Christmas Day filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.