Hallmark’s new film, Love Classified, premieres Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central. The encores are then broadcast throughout the season. This film stars Melora Hardin, Arienne Mandi, Katherine McNamara and Max Lloyd-Jones. Read on to find out all about where “Love Classified” was filmed, the cast involved, and behind-the-scenes stories.
“Love Classified” was filmed in Canada
Like many Hallmark films, “Love Classified” was filmed in Canada, specifically in the Victoria, British Columbia, and Vancouver regions. Filming on the film began on January 28th and lasted until February, around February 18th, according to IMDb Pro.
in a (n Interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, screenwriter Lynn Sternberger shared that most of the filming took place in Victoria. She sold the script to Hallmark before the outbreak of COVID-19, so it took a while to get it on TV. She said she previously wrote for Hardin when she starred in The Bold Type, so working with her again felt like a reunion of sorts.
“I hope people who don’t usually turn on Hallmark will give it a try,” she told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s a good opportunity to dip your toes and see if you’re interested in the new branding.”
Hardin said Media Village that she was drawn to how immersive the film is.
“The fact that they’re taking these steps to keep up with current thinking, to modernize themselves and to expand,” she said. “I’m all for expansion and embracing everything and everyone! I do this personally and creatively all the time. It just felt right. I think it will be a momentous film for them – a turning point.”
Mandi shared the photos above when she was on Vancouver Island.
And McNamara shared the photos below while she was in Canada in February.
Jones said this film was different.
He shared this photo while in Vancouver in February.
Harding shared this photo wrapped up while filming.
Meet the cast
The synopsis reads, “Romance novelist Emilia returns home after a long absence to reconnect with her children, who are also finding their own paths to love.”
Melora Hardin is Emilia. She is perhaps best known for her role as Jan on The Office. She also took part in the 30th season of “Dancing with the Stars”, where she took sixth place with her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev. Her other credits include “The Bold Type” (Jacqueline for 52 episodes), “A Million Little Things” (Patricia), “Transparent” (Tammy), “Cruel Harts”, “Golden Vanity”, “When We Rise”, “Falling Skies”, “Self/less” and more.
Steve Bacic is Brian. His credits include “Virgin River” (Wes), “Supernatural”, “The Order”, “Garage Sale Mysteries”, “Mystery 101”, “Once Upon a Christmas”, “Christmas with the Darlings”, “Taken”, Arrow, A Joyous Christmas, Aftermath, The Bridge Parts 1 and 2, The 100 and more.
Arienne Mandi is Franki. She is fluent in Spanish, French, Persian and English. Her credits include The L Word: Generation Q (Dani for 18 episodes), Break Even, Hawaii Five-0, Baja, In the Vault, Escape Artist, Agent X , “and more.
Katherine McNamara is Taylor. She has played Mia Smoak on five different series: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. She was also cast in the lead role of Abby Walker in the new series Walker: Independence. Her other credits include “Jade”, “El Tonto”, “The Adventures of Bunny Bravo”, “The Burned Photo” (Kira), “The Stand” (Julie), “Finding You”, “Shadowhunters” (Clary for 55 episodes), “Happyland” (Harper), “A Sort of Homecoming”, “Kickin’ It”, “Jessie”, “Matchmaker Mary” and more.
She often attends Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Big Slick celebrity weekend to support cancer research.
Max Lloyd Jones is Zach. He played Jack’s younger brother in When Calls the Heart. His other credits include The Book of Boba Fett (Lt. Reed), The Mandalorian (Double for Jedi), Project Blue Book, War for the Planet of the Apes, Reign, Once Upon a Time”, “Boy in the Attic”, “The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story” (Jason Priestley), “Finding Harmony”, “Switched at Birth” (Noah) and more.
Louriza Tronco is Margot. Her credits include Drinkwater, The Order (Gabrielle for 19 episodes), Mystery 101, Road to Christmas, No One Would Tell, Spiral (Grace), Make It Pop ( Jodi for 42 episodes) and more.
Also included are:
- Baraka Rahmani (Hannah)
- Jamall Johnson (Max)
- Abraham Asto (hotel director)
- Matthew Kevin AndersonGraham
- Madeleine Kelders (Madeleine)
- Michael Crestejo (Limousine Driver)
- Rohain Arora (Mid-Thirties)
- Marcus Curtis (male stranger)
- Dominic FugerePreppy Guy
- Levon Kendall (Height Difference Couple Man)
- Matina Birtch (height difference couple woman)
- John Gillich (cop)
CONTINUE READING: Hallmark’s April 2022 film schedule
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