The Hallmark Channel will be showing a film titled “Romance to the Rescue” on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. EST, with bonuses airing throughout the season. It is part of the channel’s summer offering of new films. This film stars Andrea Brooks, Marcus Rosner and Nathan Witte. The W Network in Canada is also showing the film on May 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Like many Hallmark films, Romance to the Rescue was shot in Canada. According to IMDb, it was filmed in Langley, British Columbia. The film had an estimated budget of $2 million.
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Hallmark previously aired a movie called Love to the Rescue starring Michael Rady and Nikki DeLoach. This film also had a dog in the cast.
When the film was made it was called Sit, Stay, Love. According to Doyle’s LinkedIn bio, it was managed by Heather Hawthorn Doyle from March to May 2021.
Nova starred in the film as Sam the Dog, and sometimes they used a puppy as a substitute, Brooks shared.
Rosner and Brooks both starred in When Calls the Heart, and their characters were married in another Hallmark film.
Brooks said she loved doing the film.
Rosner told Digital Journal of working with Brooks, “I loved working with Andrea Brooks, this was her debut as a leading lady on the Hallmark channel and honestly she’s as good as it gets.”
AllStarsK9 shared on Instagram that Nova had a blast playing the lead dog in the film.
The synopsis for the film reads, “To impress a potential love interest, Kyra takes her dog to an agility show. Trouble is, she doesn’t have a dog, so she needs to find (and train) one, and fast!”
Andrea Brooks is Kyra. She is perhaps best known among Hallmark fans for her role as Faith on When Calls the Heart. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and is fluent in French. She also loves to write, run, and hang out with her dogs when she’s not working. In 2019, Brooks gave birth to her first child, People reported.
Brooks also played the role of Eve on Supergirl, and some of her other credits include The Wedding Fix, Fishing for Love, In the Key of Love, The Sweetest Heart, and more.
Marcus Rosner is Markus. He lives in Vancouver, not far from the location of the film. He told Digital Journal about the collaboration with Hallmark: “It’s great to be a part of the Hallmark family. They found me early in my career and they took me in and they’ve always encouraged my career. Making this film was a lot of fun, quick and felt like summer camp. I really loved it”
According to IMDb, he is currently filming The Love Club: Nicole’s Store and From Italy with Amore. Some of his other credits include “My Fake Boyfriend”, “A Vineyard Romance”, “Christmas with a Crown”, “Love on Harbor Island”, “Arrow”, “UnREAL” and more.
Rosner just got married in December 2021.
Nathan Witte is Trevor. He has been acting since he was seven and also produces short films. He is currently filming a short film entitled Behind the Curl. His other work includes “Superman & Lois” (Daniel), “Merry Liddle Christmas Baby”, “Another Life” (Daeva) and more.
Nova is Sam the dog. Rosner wrote of Nova on Instagram, “To my understanding it was Nova’s first starring role and I don’t really see how it could have gone much smoother. This dog literally had to be a ‘superpup’ and make me look like I knew what I was doing as a dog whisperer trainer and luckily for me she sold him outright.”
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