Winter’s Dream & Frozen in Love from Hallmark’s Winterfest Start Filming

Hallmark is ramping up for this year’s Winterfest series with 2 new movies that start filming in British Columbia this week: Winter's Dream and Frozen in Love.

Heart of the Mountain stars Kristy Swanson
Image via Instagram / @kristyswansonxo

Winter’s Dream (aka The Heart of the Mountain) (TV Movie)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered star Kristin Booth is back in British Columbia for her latest project, Winter’s Dream. The movie is part of this year’s Winterfest original movie series from the Hallmark Channel which airs throughout January.

The story of Winter’s Dream was developed by Kristin and her husband Tim Ware. Tim also wrote the script for the movie, and Kristin is serving as the executive producer. Not much has been officially revealed about the plotline, however it looks like it will be a love story closely tied to skiing or snowboarding. The first couple days of production were spent at Mad Dog’s, a ski and snowboard shop on Montrose Avenue in downtown Abbotsford.

Update: Hallmark has released the official logline for Winter’s Dream: “A former ski champion reenters the competitive world when a 16-year old downhill racer asks for help, leading her to reawaken an old passion and find a new love.”

Kristin also revealed via Instagram that the movie would be spending time filming at Manning Park Ski Resort, which is just off the Crowsnest Highway between Hope and Princeton.

It sounds like Kristin will make an appearance in the movie, but the stars are Kristy Swanson (Dude, Where’s My Car?, Psych) and Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Supergirl).

Kristy shared a behind the scenes look at the movie via her Instagram:

#K2 #Kristy2 Thank you @k2skis for being our sponsor on #HeartOfTheMountain @hallmarkchannel

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We’ll update this article if more information about Winter’s Dream is revealed. Winter’s Dream will continue filming in British Columbia until December 8th and will premiere January 27th at 9pm on the Hallmark Channel in the US.

Frozen in Love (TV Movie)

Like Winter’s Dream, Frozen in Love is part of Hallmark’s Winterfest lineup that will be airing in January. Again, the storyline hasn’t been released, but it’s sure to be set in a winter wonderland. The production scouted the Revelstoke area, where Hallmark’s Marry Me at Christmas filmed earlier this year.

In an interview with Ruth Hill at My Devotional Thoughts, writer Rick Garman revealed that Frozen In Love will star Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That), and it’s a story based on her original idea. Rachael spent the month of June in British Columbia filming another Hallmark movie called Summer in the Vineyard. It was the follow-up to Autumn in the Vineyard, which also filmed in the province in 2015.

We’ll update this article if more information about Frozen in Love is revealed. Frozen in Love will continue filming in British Columbia until December 8th.

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

  • Rocky Mountain Christmas (aka Unbridled Love) (TV Movie) with Lindy Booth, Kristoffer Polaha and Treat Williams wraps up November 22nd
  • Siren (aka The Deep) – Season 1 (TV Series) with Ian Verdun, Eline Powell, Rena Owen, Sibongile Mlambo, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Alex Roe and Tammy Gillis wraps up November 22nd
  • SIX – Season 2 (TV Series) with Walton Goggins, Dominic Adams, Edwin Hodge, Olivia Munn, Eric Ladin, Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Brianne Davis, Nadine Velazquez, Jaylen Moore and Lindsley Register, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Katherine Evans and Erik Palladino wraps up November 23rd
  • The Crossing – Season 1 (TV Series) with Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Rob Campbell, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Grant Harvey, Kelley Missal, Maddie Phillips, Marcuis W. Harris and Melinda McGraw wraps up November 24th
  • A Father’s Nightmare (TV Movie) with Jessica Lowndes, Joel Gretsch, Ana Golja, Lucia Walters and Ellery Sprayberry wraps up November 24th

If you see any of these productions, including Winter’s Dream filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.