When it comes to a western-themed supernatural TV show, April Mullen doesn’t mind being a hired gun.
While still plugging away on her own movies, the Niagara Falls director was thrilled to step in last winter for back-to-back Season 2 episodes of Wynonna Earp. The first, titled Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers, airs Friday night in Canada on Space, while the second – ‘Whiskey Lullaby’ – airs next Friday.
It was a nice reprieve for Mullen, who is still in the thick of publicity for her sultry drama ‘Below Her Mouth’, and is busy prepping her next feature.
“It’s very refreshing, because you’re in for six weeks and then you’re out,” says Mullen from her rented cottage in Port Colborne where she’s writing a script. “It’s a much shorter commitment. It basically occupies your brain for six weeks but then it’s gone. Whereas a film I find occupies your brain for about three years. You’re just like constantly saying : ‘Would you get out of my head, you little bugger.’”
Based on Beau Smith’s comic which started in 1996, Wynonna Earp follows the great-great-granddaughter of mythic lawman Wyatt Earp as she battles demons and other paranormal threats in her hometown of Purgatory. It stars Ottawa’s Melanie Scrofano in the title role.
“I couldn’t even describe how much we connected, because we’re both complete, eccentric dorks at heart,” says Mullen. “We’re pretending to be adults in a big world ! In high school, we would’ve done a lot of damage together.”
In addition to feature films like 88, Dead Before Dawn and Badsville, Mullen has directed episodes of Bellevue, Killjoys and Aftermath.
Once she landed the Wynonna Earp gig, she binge-watched the first season and knew she was in her element.
Source : Niagara Falls Review (06/07/2017)
To all our Canadian friends : “Farhope Tower” will be available ‘On Demand’ on Super Channel from Oct 06 2016 – Nov 30 2016.
Here is the full schedule for October :
Oct 05, 9.00 pm on SC4
Oct 05, 11.00 pm on SC2
Oct 10, 12.45 pm on SC3
Oct 10, 2.45 pm on SC1
Oct 11, 3.45 am on SC1
Oct 11, 5.15 am on SC2
Oct 15, 7.45 am on SC4
Oct 15, 12.00 pm on SC3
Oct 15, 2.00 pm on SC1
Oct 20, 11.00 am on SC4
Oct 20, 1.00 pm on SC2
Oct 20, 6.30 pm on SC3
Oct 20, 8.30 pm on SC1
Oct 26, 1.30 am on SC3
Oct 26, 3.30 am on SC1
Oct 30, 4.00 pm on SC3
Oct 30, 4.00 pm on SC3
Oct 30, 6.00 pm on SC1
Thrilling and eerie, Bellevue is a mystery set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of ‘good people’ who ‘live right’ and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too.
Driving the series is Detective Annie Ryder (Anna Paquin), a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown.
When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head.
Adrienne Mitchell (Ep 1, 2, 7 & 8)
April Mullen (Ep 3 & 4)
Kim Nguyen (Ep 5 & 6)
Diandra Yoselevitz (Line Producer)
Back Alley Film Productions
April Mullen was the special guest of Breakfast TV Toronto this morning, catch up with her interview about “Below her mouth“.
Anne Heche and James Tupper star in ‘Aftermath’, which follows the Copeland family (parents Karen and Joshua, and their children Dana, Brianna and Matt) as they battle for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague – and the rise of supernatural creatures.
Episodes #9 and #10 will be directed by April Mullen. Coming to Syfy, Tuesday, September 27th.
Don’t miss the latest episode of ‘Killjoys’ directed by April Mullen. It airs at 9.00 pm on SyFy tonight !
Synopsis : The team are tested to the core as tensions rise while Dutch interrogates a lethal Level Six agent he captured and Johnny secretly investigates Jelco’s wall for Pawter.
Episode title (season 2, episode 7): Heart Shaped Box
Director: April Mullen
Writers: Michelle Lovretta (created and written by)
Starring: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane, Stephanie Leonidas, Tamsen McDonough, Rob Stewart, Sarah Power, Morgan Kelly , and more.
Episode length: 42 mins
The ‘Niagara Integrated Film Festival’ kicks off Friday and one of the films opening the event is “Farhope Tower”. Actor and director, April Mullen and Festival Manager, Robert LaLonde tell us more on CHCH.