Hallmark Channel’s newest spring film, A Tail of Love, premieres Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central, with bonuses airing throughout the season. The film stars Brittany Bristow and Chris McNally. Read on to find out all about where the movie was filmed and the cast involved.
Like many Hallmark films, A Tail of Love was shot in Canada. The film was made under several working titles, including Love Rescued and A Dog Named Indie.
According to IMDb, the film was shot in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Interestingly, according to IMDb Pro, the film was shot more than a year ago. Pre-production began in February 2021 and post-production began in September 2021.
The last day of shooting was June 24, 2021, according to a post shared by Bristow. She wrote, “It was such an incredibly wonderful, fun shoot. To all the puppies who came to make this so special – love you! Thank you to the amazing cast and crew, this one is going to be one of my favorites!”
The film will also open April 25 at Galaxy Cinemas North Bay in Canada and all ticket sales will benefit the expansion of the North Bay Humane Society, the North Bay Nugget announced. If you are in this region, you can buy a ticket at this link.
Bristow shared that her co-star Moxie really stole her heart during filming.
And here she is with another of her co-stars.
She joked that her Instagram is now a dog appreciation account.
Bristow said she was really happy making this film.
She said one of the best parts of filming was the puppy kisses.
Bristow also spoke about the wonderful friendship she formed with Humberly Gonzalez while they were making the film.
McNally also loved working with his canine co-stars.
Russel Yuen said that everyone who works with Leif Bristow is lucky. Leif is the film’s executive producer and director. Yuen played the role of Dale.
Yuen also shared this beautiful photo while they were filming in North Bay. He said this was a pause between shots and the photo was taken at a Maple Ridge farm/reception facility.
Shortly after filming finished, Yuen said he already missed the cast and crew.
Brittany Bristow is Bella. Her numerous credits include “Home for a Royal Heart” (2022), “Hudson & Rex”, “The Story of Love”, “Loving Christmas”, “Love in Whitbrooke”, “Rising Suns” (Sloan Camden), ” Shadowtown, The Marijuana Conspiracy, Love, Romance & Chocolate, Christmas at the Palace, No Sleep ’til Christmas, Love on Safari, Royal Matchmaker, Love Blossoms, Coming In ”, “Baxter” (Tassie for 12 episodes) and more.
Bristow and Dustin Keating got engaged in August 2021.
Chris McNally is JR. He is perhaps best known to Hallmark viewers for playing Lucas on When Calls the Heart. His other credits include “Firefly Lane” (Mr. Waverly), “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” (Mr. Daniels), “Riverdale”, “Snowkissed”, “Five Summer Weddings”, “A Winter Princess”, “The Sweetest Heart”, “Altered Carbon” (Sergei), “Rocky Mountain Christmas”, “Gourmet Detective”, “Hearts of Christmas” and more.
Moxie portrays the lovable pup named Indie in the film.
According to IMDb, Indie was named after George Lucas’ dog. In the video above you can see an interview with Moxie’s owner Dawn.
Jayne Eastwood is Lily. Her credits include “Workin’ Moms” (Goldie), “Overlord and the Underwoods” (Nana), “Home Sweet Home Alone”, “Trigger Point”, “Endlings”, “Lockdown”, “Dino Dana” (Mrs. currie). ), “Hello lady!” (Lady), “A Doggone Christmas”, “The Knight Before Christmas”, “Imposters”, “Star Falls”, “Murdoch Mysteries”, “Annedroids” (Shania’s Grandma for 15 episodes), “Haven” (Gloria for 23 episodes ), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Mrs. White), No Stranger Than Love, Scaredy Squirrel, JoJo’s Circus (Ms. Kersplatski), 12 Dates of Christmas, Little Mosque on the Prairie” (Mrs. Wispinski for 16 episodes), “Billable Hours” (Maxine for 20 episodes), “Wedding Wars”, “Hairspray” (Miss Wimsey), “This Is Wonderland” (Ronnie for 23 episodes), “The Shields Stories”, “Wild Card”, “Widows” (Audrey), “For Better or For Worse” (Mrs. Dingle), “Noddy” (Aunt Agatha for 47 episodes), “Material World” (Bernice for 25 episodes), “Ramona”, numerous speaking roles and more.
Toya Alexis is Jill. Her credits include “Marry Me This Christmas”, “A Puppy for Christmas”, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”, “Rookie Blue”, “Being Erica”, “Ready or Not”, “Side Effects” and more .
Humberly Gonzalez is Maddie. Her credits include Fallen Angels Murder Club (Rena), Stay the Night, Maps and Mistletoes, Nurses (Dr. Ivy Turcotte), Jupiter’s Legacy, Ginny & Georgia (Sophie), “In the Dark” (Vanessa for 10 episodes), “Utopia Falls” (Brooklyn 2 for 10 episodes), “Hudson & Rex”, “Guilt Free Zone”, “Orphan Black” and more.
Russell Yuen is Dale. According to IMDb, his credits include “Fallen Angels Murder Club” (DA Lincoln), “TallBoyz”, “Overlord and the Underwoods” (Jojo), “Transplant”, “Home Sweet Home Alone” (Storm Watch Anchor), “Chaos” , Pretty Cheaters, Deadly Lies, Rising Suns (Dan Sun), 5000 Years of Heroes (Liu Bang), Tokens, The Liberated, Air Crash Investigation, Make It Pop ( Mr. Chang), Blood and Water (Lt. David Chu), The Expanse, Murdoch Mysteries, The Jensen Project, Superstorm, My First Wedding, Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat ‘ (voice of Reader for 27 episodes), ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’, ‘Scoop’ series (Chang) and more.
Also starring, according to Crown Media:
CONTINUE READING: Hallmark’s April 2022 film schedule