Hollywood North: Hallmark movie filming in Harrison Hot Springs

A notification letter from Neverbrides Production Inc. confirms Harrison Hot Springs as a filming location for a Hallmark movie this week (Contributed photo/Deanna Fortin Jones)
Actor Casey Manderson posted this story from the set of Neverbrides. The caption reads “Masks on, Outside all day in the sun. These folks are my heroes.” (Twitter/Hotline to Hallmark)
Director Jessica Harmon is heading up Neverbrides, slated to premiere October 10. (Twitter/Hotline to Hallmark)
Neverbrides is Jessica Harmon’s second project as director, according to IMDb. (Twitter/Hotline to Hallmark)
Nathan Witte appears in Jessica Harmon’s Instagram story during the filming of Neverbrides. (Twitter/Hotline to Hallmark)
According to Jessica Harmon’s Instagram story, it appears Adil Zaidi of The Good Doctor fame is set to appear in Neverbrides, which is filming in Harrison throughout late July. (Twitter/Hotline to Hallmark)
Nathan Witte smoulders for the camera on his Instagram account during the filming of Neverbrides. (Twitter/Hotline to Hallmark)
Actor Thomas Cadrot snapped this shot during the filming of Neverbrides for the Hallmark Channel. (Twitter/Hotline to Hallmark)

Movie magic has returned to Harrison Hot Springs.

Neverbrides Production Inc. has been filming in Harrison for most of the week, shooting a Hallmark movie of the same name. According to local sources and the production company, filming is scheduled along Naismith Avenue on Wednesday (July 22) and Thursday (July 23) and at Muddy Waters Café on Esplanade Avenue on Monday (July 27).

Information on the plot of “Neverbrides” is scarce as of publication, but the film is part of the company’s Fall Harvest movie lineup. According to Hallmark Channel’s website, the movie stars Chaley Rose and Nathan Witte and will be directed by Jessica Harmon.

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On Monday, Ivan Hayden, one of the film’s executive producers, said the crew was in its second week of filming around Harrison. Hayden has filmed and stayed in the area before.

“I would come back here in a heartbeat,” Hayden said. “Everybody has been so fantastic. The community has been fantastic and obviously the sights are breathtaking. They’re good, Canadian people. We’re all Canadians working. We know it’s an inconvenience to be filming, taking up parking spots and things, but we really appreciate it.”

Though production is by necessity slower due to coronavirus restrictions, it seems to be smooth sailing so far.

“For us the only real big difference between now and before is there’s a lot more COVID safety measures we have to take into account and it makes it a little bit hotter,” Hayden said. On that particular day of filming, temperatures flirted with the mid 30s. “It takes longer to check in; it does slow you down a bit. We’ve all got to get back to work, and it’s great to see so many people here.”

COVID-19 protocols will be in place throughout the filming campaign in the village.

“It is imperative that we work together to prevent the disease from infecting our workplace and spreading to our families and the greater community,” writes Rico Mielnicki, location manager. “The physical and mental health and safety of all cast and crew is important.”

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Neverbrides will be Jessica Harmon’s second directorial effort, according to IMDb. The Ontario-born actress is best known for her work on “The 100”, “iZombie” and “Supernatural.”

Chaley Rose hails from Columbus, Indiana and starred as Zoey Dalton on CMT’s “Nashville.”

Nathan Witte is from Calgary and most recently portrayed Agent Miguel Robles in “Batwoman” and as the demon Godric in the re-imagined “Charmed” series.

The Fall Harvest movies for 2020 also includes “Country at Heart,” a romantic tale of a struggling country singer that meets a Nashville songwriter with writer’s block, starring Jessy Schram, Niall Matter and Lucas Bryant.

Neverbrides is scheduled to premiere October 10, 2020 on the Hallmark Channel.

For more information concerning filming, call the production office at 604-292-8510.


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