Filmed right here in Toronto, LET IT SNOW is ready to get us all in that holiday spirit! 🎄
When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same. Based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, LET IT SNOW stars Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack.
See the Trailer:
Let it Snow streams on NetflixFriday, November 8, 2019.
More productions are taking flight in Toronto and this time around we see Eva Longoria behind the lens directing a TheCW Pilot GLAMOROUS! The Series starring Brooke Shields, Pierson Fodé, Peyton List and Ben J. Pierce. The Pilot centers on a gender-nonconfirming teen (Pierce) who lands a gig at a cosmetics company after criticizing their products on YouTube. We spotted stars Fodé (Bold and the Beautiful), who has been nominated twice for an EMMY and List (Mad Men, 90210) working-out earlier after a reading in the afternoon and they were nice enough to stop for some Fans on the street. The Pilot wraps end of March.
Netflix Feature LET IT SNOW continues to film in and around the City and we welcome back Spider-Man Reboot Franchise star Jacob Batalon, who appears in the upcoming Holiday flick. Batalon appears to have been out shopping for glasses earlier and was amazing to several fans who spotted him on the streets. He just filmed Romantic-Comedy EVERY DAY here in 2017.
We also saw his Co-Star Miles Robbins (Blockers) out and about too and he also was gracious to stop for a wave! LET IT SNOW wraps end of March as well.
Australian talent Liv Hewson has gained a lot of recognition for their work starring on Netflix‘s SantaClarita Diet, on which they star as Abby Hammond. Hewson also has been in and out of Toronto working on Let it Snow and just this weekend enjoyed Montreal. They also will be seen later this year in eagerly-awaited Fair and Balanced, which centers on the experience of various female FOX NEWS personnel starring Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.
Right in time for Family Day weekend, Director Ry Russo-Young and actress Zoey Deutch arrived in Toronto for the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival. The weekend-long event features youth-centric programming and had the distinction of screening for us the Sundance selection, based on the Novel by Lauren Oliver.
The Teen Drama shot over 26 days in British Columbia with a half-Canadian crew, centers on a girl named Samantha (Deutch) who on her school’s annual Cupid Day is set to take her relationship to the next level with her boyfriend Rob (Kian Lawley). Joining her for a party that night are best friends Lindsay (Halston Sage), Elody (Medalion Rahimi) and Allison (Cynthy Wu).
Let’s face it – the girls aren’t the nicest but there are reasons behind that. A victim of their bullying is the fragile Juliet (Elena Kampouris). After a tragic car crash, Samantha awakens to find herself reliving Cupid Day allover again, each time learning something new, yet somehow still unable to avoid tragic circumstances. Despite its non-linear storytelling which at once advances the plot while repeatedly going back in time to the same starting point, we see Samantha‘s character grow despite her revisiting different ways she could have lived that day until ultimately we see she was actually in control of her own destiny all along.
Make no mistake, despite it feeling and looking on paper much like mainstream Young Adult fare, its marketing and distribution is more geared to the Indie-loving Festival-Goer. Before I Fall goes to much darker places than your typical YA fare, asking more uncomfortable questions than others and for that we applaud it. We love Deutch‘s heartfelt performance, us falling more in love with her Samantha the more the story progresses. Several performances here are a real revelation including Queen Bee Halston Sage and also Australian Liv Hewson (seen recently in Netflix‘s Santa Clarita Diet) who while only in a couple scenes, really leaves an impression as lesbian classmate Anna Cartullo. Before I Fall gives us light in a dark time and it is impossible not to leave feeling enlightened through it all.
See some footage of Russo-Young and Deutch who took the time to greet and chat with Fans following the Film: