Newfoundland sets the scene for a trio of Hallmark Christmas movies featuring many locals

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Newfoundland surroundings in the winter has all the makings of a Hallmark holiday getaway card, so it’s no surprise film executives would arrive contacting when it will come selecting the perfect location for a made-for-Tv set Xmas motion picture … or 3.

Area landscapes and expertise will be featured in a few distinctive Hallmark holiday break movies filmed in the St. John’s place earlier this calendar year, starting with “My Xmas Guidebook,” airing Thursday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 pm N.L. time on W Community.

Starring Amber Marshall (greatest regarded for her part in CBC’s “Heartland”) and Ben Mehl, “My Christmas Guide” is the tale of a higher education professor and one father who loses his vision and connects with a trainer from whom he adopts a tutorial puppy. The movie, shot at the St. John’s University for the Deaf and other destinations, also features nearby actors Justin Nurse, Bridget Wareham, Pete Soucy, Petrina Bromley and much more.

Nurse, whose to start with Hallmark movie was “The Canine Lover’s Guide to Dating” early this year, plays the arrogant boyfriend of Marshall’s character, and says it was entertaining to enjoy a little bit of a jerk.

“I sort of liked it,” he stated. “It’s hard as an actor to engage in that you are insanely in really like with someone you have under no circumstances fulfilled. It is a person issue if you know the particular person and have recognized a link, but with these movies, you meet on Working day 1 and you are taking pictures a scene 15 minutes afterwards. This position was easier than enjoying anyone in true enjoy.”

Nurse also stars as a more sympathetic Television news producer together with fellow Newfoundlander Eliza King as properly as Brittany Bristow and Olivier Renaud in “Merry Secret Xmas,” about a reporter performing to uncover the identity of the individual responsible for stealing property Christmas shows, expending time with a holiday break-loving detective in the process. The motion picture airs Nov. 8 at 9:30 p.m. on W Community, that includes Newfoundland and Labrador actors Nicole Underhay, Colin Furlong, Ruth Lawrence and many others as well.

Jim Lester with his beloved Percheron horses, Molly and Mike, who he says are the true stars of an upcoming Hallmark film that was shot in Newfoundland. - Cameron Kilfoy/The Telegram
Jim Lester with his beloved Percheron horses, Molly and Mike, who he claims are the correct stars of an forthcoming Hallmark film that was shot in Newfoundland. – Cameron Kilfoy/The Telegram


“Everything Xmas,” airing Nov. 10 on W Network at 9:30 p.m. sees stars Christmas-fanatic Lori-Jo (Cindy Busby) and her roommate Tori (Katherine Barrell) just take a road vacation to Yuletide Springs, exactly where the holiday break is celebrated year-round, assembly like-minded men Carl (Corey Sevier) and Jason (Mount Pearl native, former MuchMusic presenter and Bucket Truck musician Matt Wells) and facing some obstructions together the way. Other area performers in the film involve Ruth Lawrence along with Jim Lester, Lester’s Farm Chalets operator and former provincial politician. Two of Lester’s Percheron horses, Mike and Molly, engage in vital roles in the creation.

“I was so impressed with how they healthy ideal into the role, even nevertheless they were being in a odd surroundings and a whole lot of matters that they are not utilized to on a regular working day,” Lester advised SaltWire last month.

All 3 Tv videos were being produced by St. John’s film corporation Fireside Photographs and shot by a regional crew.

“I could not be more very pleased of all the really hard work that went into all of these videos,” casting associate Mallory Horsman wrote Thursday.

All a few flicks are scheduled to air several situations over the coming weeks look at listings for facts.

– With information from Cameron Kilfoy