Epitome Pictures Starts Production on Open Heart For YTV in Canada and Teennick in the U.S.
Brand new live-action Family Mystery Series from the Producers of Degrassi, and developed in association with marblemedia
Ramona Barckert (2014 Canadian Screen Award winner) is Showrunner and Writer
HALIFAX, LOS ANGELES, LONDON, TORONTO, VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Three-time Emmy®-nominated production company Epitome Pictures (Degrassi, Instant Star, The L.A. Complex), a DHX Media company, is starting production today on OPEN HEART a new original teen, live-action drama series. The 12 x 30-minute series was commissioned by YTV and TeenNick and is developed in association with marblemedia.
Exciting newcomer Karis Cameron stars as lead character Dylan Blake with the series also starring Tori Anderson, Justin Kelly, Cristine Prosperi, Kevin McGarry, Patrick Kwok-Choon, Jenny Cooper, Demore Barnes, Jeff Douglas,Elena Juatco, Mena Massoud, and Dylan Everett. The family mystery series will shoot this August through October inToronto. DHX Media will handle worldwide distribution for the show.
Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media said: “DHX Media has a proven track record in creating standout, globally successful live-action shows for the tween and teen demographic. With the addition of Epitome to our group, we have added significant strength in this area and OPEN HEART promises to be an exciting, relevant drama of the caliber of Degrassi.”
OPEN HEART is a gripping mystery series, folded into a sprawling family saga, set against the high-stakes workplace and relationship drama of a hospital. Dylan Blake, the rebellious daughter of a fractured family of doctors, uses her stint as a youth hospital volunteer to secretly investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. OPEN HEART is being produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Cogeco Program Development Fund, Bell Fund and RBC Royal Bank.
The only link I see for this is on the TeenNick website: http://www.teennick.com/videos/clip/degrassi-behind-the-scenes-with-jake-c23.html
If anyone hasn’t seen Justin Kelly’s appearance on Saving Hope (or want to see it again) I put this video together of just his storyline in the episode.
Wow! Thanks so much! :)