Bramble House Christmas & Summer of ‘84 Start Filming in Vancouver Area

This week, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original A Bramble House Christmas and horror-thriller Summer of ‘84 start filming in Vancouver and British Columbia.

A Bramble House Christmas stars Autumn Reeser
Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis

A Bramble House Christmas (Hallmark TV Movie)

A Bramble House Christmas is based on a book of the same name written by USA Today bestselling author CJ Carmichael. The movie is part of the 2017 Christmas lineup scheduled to air on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel starting this fall.

RELATED: The Sweetest Christmas Starring Lacey Chabert Starts Filming in BC

Finn Conrad decides to take matters into his own hands to investigate a suspicious beneficiary following his father’s death. A nurse, who his father had known for less than 2 months, was left $50,000. Although it’s just before Christmas, Finn tracks down the woman, named Willa, to a bed and breakfast where she has recently taken over. He had expected the worst of Willa, assuming she had taken advantage of his father, however it turns out she’s not that bad afterall. But with Finn undercover, how will Willa feel when she eventually learns the truth about who he really is?

The O.C. star Autumn Reeser is set to play Willa, and she’ll be joined by David Haydn-Jones (The Last Kiss), who will presumably play Finn. Both actors are also known for roles on TV shows that film in Vancouver. Autumn appeared during the first season of E! series The Arrangement and David was seen in the previous season of Supernatural. Both shows also resume production in Vancouver this month. Hallmark fans will also recognize Autumn from Valentine Ever After, A Country Wedding, Midnight Masquerade and I Do I Do I Do. Also starring in the movie is Teryl Rothery.

A Bramble House Christmas will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until July 28th. Update: A Bramble House Christmas will premiere on November 19th at 9pm on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel in the US.

Summer of ’84 (Feature)

Summer of ‘84 is a horror-thriller set in a small Massachusetts town in the year 1984. The story is centred around a 14 year old boy, named Davey, and his friends. After living a pretty standard, sheltered teenage life, he and his friends begin to lust for some more excitement. As their curiosity grows, they focus their attention on an officer with the local police department who they believe is, in fact, a serial killer.

Determined to uncover the truth about Mr. Mackey, the group invokes every means necessary to prove he’s guilty; including the odd stakeout. As the friends start to get close to a conclusion, they learn that Mr. Mackey is onto them and things take a dangerous turn for the worse.

Here’s a roundup of the cast of Summer of ‘84 according to the film’s IMDb page:

Actor Role You may know them from
J. Alex Brinson Officer Cole Travelers
William MacDonald Sheriff Caldwell Travelers, The X-Files
Harrison Houde Bobby Some Assembly Required, Spooksville
Caleb Emery Dale ‘Woody’ Woodworth Coming Through the Rye

Update 7/12: Variety has annouced that Rich Sommer (Mad Men) and Vancouver’s own Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale) have joined the cast of the movie.

Summer of ‘84 will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until August 10th and is expected to be released late this year.

Also Starting This Week

The Green Beret’s Guide to the Apocalypse – Season 1 (TV Series)
Filming until August 23rd
Rumoured to be for Netflix

Gourmet Detective 4: Eat, Drink and Be Buried (Hallmark TV Movie)
Filming in Victoria and area until July 28th

The Magicians – Season 3 (TV Series)
Cast: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy and Jade Tailor
Filming until December 14th

Supernatural – Season 13 (TV Series)
Cast: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Filming until April 19th, 2018

One of a Kind (aka Project Gutenberg) (Feature)
Cast: Chow Yun-fat and Aaron Kwok (neither confirmed to be featured in the Vancouver leg of production yet)
Filming until July 31st

Inside Voice (Nickelodeon TV Movie)
Filming until August 2nd, expected to be released in 2018

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

  • Misfits (TV Pilot) with Ashleigh Lathrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald, Jake Cannavale, Dave Foley and Charlie Saxton wraps up July 14th
  • Overboard (Feature) with Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Alyvia Alyn Lind, John Hannah, Swoosie Kurtz, Hannah Nordberg, Emily Maddison and Josh Segarra wraps up July 14th

If you see any of these productions, including the A Bramble House Christmas or Summer of ‘84 filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.