THE HEALER Heads to Halifax & the South Shore

Posted: May 13, 2014

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to post about a new movie being made in Nova Scotia - especially when production will extend to the South Shore.

PRINCIPAL CAST for THE HEALERHalifax and Lunenburg will play host to THE HEALER, which is in pre-production now and set to go to camera on June 4. 2015.

That means you'll need to get set for some star gazing as the principal cast has been announced to include - Camilla Luddington (GREY’S ANATOMY), Jonathan Pryce (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Jorge Garcia (LOST), 14-year-old Kaitlyn Bernard (who's TV series guest work includes another Nova Scotia production HAVEN Ep.408 "Crush") and the right handsome Oliver-Jackson Cohen (DRACULA/MR.SELFRIDGE) in the title role.

THE HEALER, reminiscent of The Blind Side and Field of Dreams, is a romantic comedy with a magical twist. It revolves around a man who possesses an unwanted gift for healing and a cancer-stricken teenager who helps him find himself...”

The feature was written and will be directed by Paco Arango (MAKTUB) who intends to see funds generated from the film go to benefit Serious Fun Network, Paul Newman's camps for seriously ill children.

Everything about the movie is so lovely and as if all of that weren't enough...

The production team will be sharing all the happenings from behind the scenes at THE HEALER exclusively with Sea and be Scene!!!

You can read more about the movie, its phenomenal charitable tie-in and find their social media links in the official press release below.

Then stand by for the first installment of THE HEALER Happenings from Producer Enrique Posner to post right here on the site very soon!

Simply can't wait for all the "action" to begin. SABS

THE HEALER blog 1.

1ST Post to THE HEALER Happenings Blog is NOW ON LINE!

Click here to read the first installment from Producer Enrique Posner

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Camilla Luddington, Jonathan Pryce, Jorge Garcia and Kaitlyn Bernard join Oliver Jackson-Cohen on the cast of THE HEALER

Production begins June 4th in Nova Scotia

Halifax, May 13, 2015 – for immediate release

Camilla Luddington, Jonathan Pryce, Jorge Garcia and Kaitlyn Bernard join Oliver Jackson-Cohen on the cast of THE HEALER. Written and Directed by Paco Arango, whose 2012 film MAKTUB earned him a Goya nomination (Spanish Film Academy Award) for best new director, THE HEALER begins production June 4th in Halifax and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Camilla Luddington, best known for her series regular role on GREY’S ANATOMY, is also known for her recurring roles on series such as CALIFORNICATION, TRUE BLOOD and her voice/motion capture work on the blockbuster video game TOMB RAIDER.

Jorge Garcia, who became known to audiences around the world for his role as Hurley on LOST, is currently a season regular on CBS’s HAWAII FIVE-O and just finished shooting THE WEDDING RINGER with Adam Sandler.

Veteran actor Jonathan Pryce, loved by audiences for his work as Gov. Weatherby Swann in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, recently appeared in GAME OF THRONES, WOMAN IN GOLD, and as Cardinal Wolsey in WOLF HALL. On stage, Mr. Pryce recently performed as Shylock in Globe Theatre’s production of MERCHANT OF VENICE.

14-year-old Kaitlyn Bernard has several feature credits including JUNE IN JANUARY, MOM’S DAY AWAY and CADENCE, and is known to TV audiences as a guest star in THE HAUNTING HOUR, WHEN CALLS THE HEART, and Syfy's HAVEN.

Oliver-Jackson Cohen (NBC's DRACULA, WORLD WITHOUT END, MR. SELFRIDGE, DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW, THE SECRET RIVER) leads the cast of THE HEALER, as a man burdened with a mysterious and undesired gift for healing people.

THE HEALER, reminiscent of The Blind Side and Field of Dreams, is a romantic comedy with a magical twist. It revolves around a man who possesses an unwanted gift for healing and a cancer-stricken teenager who helps him find himself,” said Producer Enrique Posner.

"THE HEALER is a feel-good movie about faith and magic that will entertain, make people smile and dream whilst generating funds to help battle cancer in children,” added Arango. “I am confident it will conquer many hearts.”

Arango is deeply committed to helping children fight cancer through his foundation, Fundacion Aladina, which built one of Europe's most advanced bone marrow transfer centers - THE MAKTUB CENTER - with profits from his debut film.

Cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (THE FINEST HOURS, BLUE JASMINE, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA) has also joined the team. The film is produced by Arango and Posner (HIGH HEELS, UNCOVERED, Academy Award nominated short LADY AND THE REAPER, JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOR) together with Michael Volpe (Mr. D) of Halifax’s Topsail Entertainment.  A large portion of the proceeds from THE HEALER will be destined to help Paul Newman's camps for seriously ill children (https://www.seriousfunnetwork.org/) where Arango is a board member.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen is represented by United Agents (UK), WME (US) and Management 360 (US).  Camilla Luddington is represented by United Talent Agency (US) Main Title Entertainment (US) and McKuin Frankel Whitehead (US). Jonathan Pryce is represented by United Talent Agency (US) and Julian Belfrage Associates (UK). Jorge Garcia is represented by APA (US) and LINK Entertainment (US)

THE HEALER Happenings Blog #1 By Enrique Posner, Producer May 16,2015THE HEALER Happenings Blog post by Enrique Posner May 21, 2015THE HEALER Happenings Posted May 28, 2015

THE HEALER twitter picSABS On-Line Hook-Ups for THE HEALER

Website: thehealer-film.com

Twitter: @healermovie

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1 Comment »

  1. How exciting! Can't wait for the behind the scenes.

    Comment by Shannon Fielding — May 22, 2015 @ 1:14 pm


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