The Determining Acts of Her Life

The Determining Acts of Her Life is episode five of the second season of the Northwood Entertainment long-form television series Anne with an “E” (2017–2019). It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 21 October 2018, after already being available on Netflix (along with the remainder of the second season) outside Canada since 6 July 2018. It was written by Amanda Fahey and directed by Norma Bailey. It is preceded by “The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope” and will be followed by “I Protest against Any Absolute Conclusion.”

This episode stars series regulars Amybeth McNulty as Anne Shirley-Cuthbert, Geraldine James as Marilla Cuthbert, Dalila Bela as Diana Barry, Lucas Jade Zumann as Gilbert Blythe, Aymeric Jett Montaz as Jerry Baynard, Corrine Koslo as Rachel Lynde, Dalmar Abuzeid as Sebastian, Cory Grüter-Andrew as Cole, and R.H. Thomson as Matthew Cuthbert. Recurring cast includes Jonathan Holmes as Mr. William Barry, Helen Johns as Mrs. Eliza Barry, and Kyla Matthews as Ruby Gillis.

Official Synopsis (CBC website): “Anne becomes obsessed with romance and beauty, leading her to a rather disastrous choice.”

The title is taken from chapter 19 of George Eliot’s Middlemarch.

Credits

Opening Credits

A CBC ORIGINAL

A NORTHWOOD ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION

AMYBETH McNULTY [Anne Shirley-Cuthbert]

GERALDINE JAMES [Marilla Cuthbert]

DALILA BELA [Diana Barry]
LUCAS JADE ZUMANN [Gilbert Blythe]
AYMERIC JETT MONTAZ [Jerry Baynard]

CORRINE KOSLO [Rachel Lynde]
DALMAR ABUZEID [Sebastian]
CORY GRÜTER-ANDREW [Cole]

With R.H. THOMSON [Matthew Cuthbert]

Based on ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
Associate Producer: PATRICIA CURMI
Produced by JOHN CALVERT
Supervising Producers: JANE MAGGS, SHERNOLD EDWARDS
Co-producer: AMANDA FAHEY
Executive Producers: DEBRA HAYWARD, ALISON OWEN, KEN GIROTTI
Executive Producer: MIRANDA de PENCIER
Executive Producer: MOIRA WALLEY-BECKETT
Created by MOIRA WALLEY-BECKETT
Written by AMANDA FAHEY
Directed by NORMA BAILEY

Ending Credits

Series Casting: STEPHANIE GORIN C.D.C., C.S.A.

Director of Photography: JACKSON PARRELL

Production Designer: JEAN FRANÇOIS CAMPEAU

Editor: LISA GROOTENBOER, C.C.E.

Music By AMIN BHATIA & ARI POSNER

Costume Designer: ALEXANDER REDA

Executive Story Editors: NALEDI JACKSON, KATHRYN BOREL, JR., ALINA MANKIN

Cast
Anne Shirley-Cuthbert: AMYBETH McNULTY
Marilla Cuthbert: GERALDINE JAMES
Matthew Cuthbert: R.H. THOMSON
Diana Barry: DALILA BELA
Josie Pye: MIRANDA McKEON
Cole Mackenzie: CORY GRÜTER-ANDREW
Sebastian: DALMAR ABUZEID
Gilbert Blythe: LUCAS JADE ZUMANN
Rachel Lynde: CORRINE KOSLO
Ruby Gillis: KYLA MATTHEWS
Tillie Boulter: GLENNA WALTERS
Jane Andrews: LIA PAPPAS-KEMPS
Mr. Phillips: STEPHEN TRACEY

Billy Andrews: CHRISTIAN MARTYN
Jerry Baynard: AYMERIC JETT MONTAZ
Peddler: DAVID FRISCH
Prissy Andrews: ELLA JONAS FARLINGER
Mrs. Pye: TRENNA KEATING
Billy’s Pal #1: KYLE MEAGHER
Billy’s Pal #2: DAIMEN LANDORI-HOFFMAN
Moody Spurgeon: JACOB URSOMARZO
Charlie Sloane: JACOB HORSLEY
Older Girl: ALEXANDRA FLORAS-MATIC
Girl #1: AVERY TRASK
Girl #2: ZOE McGARRY
Stablehand: JAMES McDOUGALL
Anne Acting Double: KATIE ADVANI

Production Manager: SANDRA LUM LOCK
1st Assistant Director: SORCHA VASEY
2nd Assistant Director: DOMINIKA JUREK

Art Director: ANDREW BERRY
1st Assistant Art Directors: ANDREW LIMA, AARON NOEL
Set Decorator: ELLIOTT CAREW
Props Master: JOHN ARCHBELL
Key Make Up Artist: DIANE MAZUR
Key Hair Stylist: ZINKA TUMINSKI
Stunt Coordinator: SHELLEY COOK
Special Effects Coordinator: DEREK LISCOUMB
Animal Wrangler: RICK PARKER

‘A’ Camera Operator: ANDREAS EVDEMON
1st Assistant Camera: JACKSON YEUNG, DAVID NARDI
2nd Assistant Camera: DANA RUTLEDGE
‘B’ Camera Operators: LAINIE KNOX, LIAM WARD, JOHNNY ASKWITH
1st Assistant ‘B’ Camera: AMANDA WOJTASZEK
2nd Assistant ‘B’ Camera: JUSTINE GOODCHILD, SHEA REID
Camera Trainees: JENNIFER CELI, SEBASTIAN RUSSELL
DMT: DWAIN BARRICK
Unit Publicist: RENÉE PYE
Stills Photographer: STEPHEN SCOTT

2nd Unit
2nd Unit Director: SORCHA VASEY
1st Assistant Directors: DOMINIKA JUREK, LORIN RAINE
Director of Photography/Camera Operator: LAINIE KNOX
Camera Operator: ROB BARNETT
1st Assistant Camera: ANDREW STRETCH, ANDREW LOUNSBURY
2nd Assistant Camera: STEPHEN GOULD, WILLIAM SCHEFFEL

Production Coordinator: ALI SOLES
Production Accountant: CATHERINE CURRIE
Location Manager: DORIGEN FODE
Script Supervisor: STACY SCALISI
Script Coordinator: CATHERINE SCHETINA
Acting Coach: MELEE HUTTON
Dialect Coach: JEFFREY SIMLETT
Production Sound Mixer: ZENON WASCHUK
Gaffer: JOHN POGUE
Key Grip: ANTHONY POLICE
Transportation Coordinator: FRANCO MENNITI
Construction Coordinator: PETER HARDING
Key Scenic: ROBERT TAYLOR

Extras Casting: RITA BERTUCCI
UK Casting by SUSIE FIGGIS
US Casting by MARY VERNIEU, MARISOL RONCALI, RIVA CAHN THOMPSON
Additional Casting by TIFFANY LITTLE CANFIELD
Post Production Services by TECHNICOLOR TORONTO
Legal Services Provided by BUCHLI GOLDSTEIN LLP
Interim Financing Provided by NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA
Title Sequence by IMAGINARY FORCES
Musicians: DREW JURECKA, JOEL SCHWARTZ, KIRK STARKEY, SARA TRAFICANTE
Music Editor: JOE MANCUSO
Music Contractor: BEV SPOTTON
Assistant to Moira Walley-Beckett: CATHERINE SCHETINA
Assistant to Miranda de Pencier: HAYLEY BROWN
Executive for Northwood Entertainment: KAREN HARNISCH

Post Production Supervisor: SANDRA GILLEN
1st Assistant Picture Editors: LOUIS CASADO, ANGELA RENTZELOS
Online Editor: MARK BETTERIDGE
Packaging Editor: PAUL DEAKIN
Colourist: BRETT TRIDER
Supervising Sound Editor: JOE BRACCIALE
Sound Effects Editor: TYLER WHITHAM
Dialogue Editor: DANIELLE McBRIDE
Assistant Sound Editor: NADYA HANLON
Re-Recording Sound Mixers: AL deGRAAF, SCOTT SHEPHERD
Foley Artist: JOHN ELLIOTT
VFX Coordinator: ROBIN NOZETZ
VFX Supervisor: KEVIN CHANDOO

For the CBC
General Manager, Programming: SALLY CATTO
Senior Director, CBC Drama: HELEN ASIMAKIS
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Drama: NICOLE MENDES

Developed and produced in association with
CBC

Produced with the assistance of the Government of Ontario–
The Ontario Production Services Tax Credit

And with the assistance of
The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

“Ahead by a Century”
Written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair
Performed by The Tragically Hip
Courtesy of Universal Music Group

Special thanks to:
Sue Sandford
Regional Municipality of Durham
City of Pickering
Burkholder Farms

The settings, events and characters depicted are entirely fictitious and are not intended to bear any resemblance to actual places, events or persons living or dead.

No animals were mistreated in any way in the making of this production.

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“All Rights Reserved”