Taking a picture of someone taking a picture … Jorge adjusted his camera and I took this photo. Ellen Branford Alison Sweeney made a promise to her late grandmother Shirley Jones to return to her hometown in Maine and deliver a letter to her childhood sweetheart, only to discover he also recently passed and his great nephew Marc Blucas was left his struggling blueberry farm. On Monday morning, one of the drivers took me from my hotel in Vancouver, Canada to the first filming location of the day. I spent quite a bit of time sitting next to Holly Atchison, the script supervisor. In the movie, this is the house in Beacon, Maine, where Ruth, grandmother of the main character, Ellen, grew up.
Geoff Dood, location manager left and Alan Ett, another executive producer, took a little break and had a picture snapped with me. A talented ice hockey player growing up, she earned a scholarship to an American university until surgery postponed her arrival. The movie will be aired October 2, 2016 on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. Ellen decides to stay in town longer than she intended and whilst trying to learn more about her grandmother's childhood becomes close to Roy despite having a boyfriend back in the city. Picking the Right Blueberry Whilst Ellen Branford is a city attorney, she is dealing with the death of her beloved grandmother. I arrived at this pretty yellow house in the town of Brackendale.
If you look closely you can see people from the crew on the dock to the right of the houseboat. After lunch Ali and I visited Wayne Russell, who styled her hair. There was barely room to move when all of the necessary actors, crew, and equipment were in that attic at the same time. At the same time you also have Kavan Smith giving us the usual slickness of being a city career guy who just happens to be a politician. The cameras were wrapped in plastic because it was a drizzly day. Here we are, both wearing the appropriate color! Filming was being done in the attic of the house when I got there, so at the first break in the action I went upstairs to watch.
Jorge did us the honor of taking the photo. Several trailers, all full of equipment, were brought there. I also checked out the wardrobe trailer. All of the equipment was moved back onto land in order to shoot other scenes. Very handsome and wait until you see him in the movie. But Roy is struggling to keep his late uncle's blueberry farm running and prevent it from being swallowed up by a large, faceless company. It means that for fans of Hallmark movies this is going to entertain but as is often the case could be a little too nice for those not use to lashings of Hallmark charm.
This only shows one little corner. And in between are lots of important folks doing very important things to make the movie. Based on a book by Mary Simses. On arriving in Beacon, Maine Ellen quickly makes a splash when she falls into the sea and is rescued by a local called Roy. There were always lots of discussions taking place between scenes. Here I am again with Ali and Kris.
I went inside and got to meet the incredibly talented Alison Sweeney, who is fantastic as Ellen and who is also one of the executive producers of the movie. A few different scenes were filmed, including one in which Ellen is surprised by her mother, Cynthia middle, played by Rebecca Staab , who shows up at the inn, unannounced. Alie and I had talked by phone and had emailed, but this was our first meeting. This baby was a scene stealer and she knew it! Starring: Alison Sweeney, Shirley Jones, Marc Blucas. She spent hours tucked under one of the attic eaves, watching the monitors and keeping track of the script.
I also began to meet some of the other members of the cast and crew, a group of very talented and dedicated people. But of course that is not enough in a modern Hallmark movie and so we have the handsome local having business trouble. And as she promised her grandmother before she died she is heading to where her grandmother grew up in Maine so that she can hand deliver a letter to the man who was her childhood sweetheart but whose heart she broke. A few trailers went to the actual shooting locations and the rest stayed behind, although close by, because of the need for abundant parking space. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lisa Durupt has established herself as fierce, funny, and fearless talent in film and television. Well, he does know a thing or two about cameras! Who do you think won? Angela Stotts from the Props Department displays Maine license plates for the cars … … and even envelopes from the law firm where Ellen is a partner. Evening came and the group was getting ready to do some filming at the pier.
It turns out Roy is the great nephew of the man who Ellen is in town to deliver a letter to but has sadly recently died. The whole experience of being on the set was magical. Ellen Branford, a high-powered attorney, finds love, purpose, and the promise of a simpler life when she sets off on a journey to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish — to find the hometown boy she once loved and give him her last letter. On a whim, she registered at the University of Winnipeg and after attending a local. On Monday evening, cast and crew moved to Gibsons, a small coastal town which can only be reached by ferry. I woke up very early Tuesday morning and took the first ferry 7:25 — ouch. Ali and Marc filmed part of the dart game scene.
I was with a great group of talented people and they all made me feel so welcome. She had read my novel , loved it, and wanted to turn it into a movie for Hallmark, so this whole project came about because of her. In this photo Ali is with Marc Blucas, who plays Roy, the man who rescues Ellen from a near-drowning experience when she first arrives in Beacon. . Stars Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas and Shirley Jones. Once again I find myself watching a Hallmark Channel movie and wondering what to say about it which I haven't said dozens of other times when I have reviewed other Hallmark movies.
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