Where was Groundswell filmed? See Cast Stories & Locations

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Hallmark’s newest film, Groundswell, premieres Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 a.m. Central on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The film stars Lacey Chabert and Ektor Rivera. Read on to find out all about the cast and location of the film.


Groundswell was filmed in Hawaii

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The novel Groundswell by Katie Lee Biegel was adapted into this new feature film set (and filmed) in Hawaii. Beigel serves as executive producer on the project, in addition to having a cameo appearance in the production. She is also a chef who hosts a Cooking Channel program, judges on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship, and hosts the web series What would Katie Eat?.

Hawaii is no stranger to Hallmark crews, having filmed movies like You Had Me at Aloha and Two Tickets to Paradise.

Chabert, who plays Emma, ​​shared a picture of a stunning sunset right where they were filming.

in a (n Interview on ONTVTodayshe explained how excited she was to finally be shooting in Hawaii.

“I had never filmed there and it had always been a dream of mine. I never knew if I would have the chance and that was a nice surprise. I just enjoyed it so much,” she told ONTVToday. “It’s obviously so incredibly beautiful there and what I loved most about it was the friendliness of the people. They really hug you like family and it was a lovely experience. There’s just such a peaceful feeling about it.”

She also shared a photo dump of on-set footage to celebrate the premiere.

She shared that she was very fortunate to have worked with wonderful women in the film, including the novel’s author herself.

“Obviously I love acting and bringing stories to life, but my favorite part of this process is the connections that are made off-camera,” she shared in another Instagram post.

The backdrop looks stunning. Ektor Rivera shared this picture on set below, studying the script with the director…right on the beach.

And he admitted in that next Instagram video that it was a wonderful time, saying, “Working in Hawaii has been one of the funnest experiences I’ve ever had.”

He shared another beautiful spot in the photo below.

He was also quick on the board to ride the waves.

“I caught my first wave on a surfboard yesterday. I had never tried. It feels way too cool,” he shared on Instagram.

Real News Hawaii shared these pics below on Twitter, noting that the filming took place at Hakipu’u (Kualoa Ranch).


Meet the cast

The film’s synopsis reads, “After a personal and professional setback, Chef Emma travels to Hawaii, where she meets Ben, a handsome, reclusive surf instructor whose lessons help her get back on her feet.”

Chabert, who plays Emma, ​​got her start in a cough syrup commercial. Now she’s recognized as one of the most prolific stars on the Hallmark Channel.

Ektor Rivera is not only an actor but also a painter who received a Bachelor of Arts in Imaging and Digital Design from the School of Plastic Arts of Puerto Rico. his paintings were acquired by art collectors, politicians and artists.

This isn’t Rivera’s first Hallmark film. At Christmas 2021 he starred in “Sugar Plum Twist”. This was one of two films to premiere on Hallmark’s streaming service. He starred alongside Jamie Gray Hyder and Laura Rosguer. Rivera’s other credits include “StartUp” (Eddie), “La ultima gira”, “Q’Viva!: The Chosen” (singer) and more.

More Actors

Katie Lee
Darren Darnborough
Garret Weston
Napoleon Tavale
Omar Bustamante
Bernard Aderhold-Lindsey
Lundon Knighten
Chris Constanz
Anuhea Jenkins

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