L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017)

L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good StarsL.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars is a ninety-minute telefilm produced by Breakthrough Entertainment (Toronto) that premiered in Canada on YTV on 20 February 2017. The cast includes Ella Ballentine (Anne Shirley), Sara Botsford (Marilla Cuthbert), Kate Hennig (Rachel Lynde), Julia Lalonde (Diana Barry), Natalie Lisinska (Miss Stacy), Kate Trotter (Mrs. Barry), and Martin Sheen (Matthew Cuthbert). The telefilm was written and directed by John Kent Harrison. Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson, Nat Abraham, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan, Kate Macdonald Butler, and Ramon Estevez are the executive producers, Jim Corston the producer.

This is the second of three telefilms from Breakthrough Entertainment, preceded by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (2016) and followed by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew (2017).

From Breakthrough Entertainment

When Anne Shirley turns thirteen, she faces complex issues with her friends, inspirational adults and Marilla and Matthew. At the same time, she begins a friendship with Gilbert Blythe that emotionally escalates to disrupt the status quo of her peaceful world. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to become sensible, and her journey toward this goal is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate – albeit, amusing – mishaps.

Through school events and playtime after class, Anne continues to deepen her bosom friendship with Diana Barry. It almost sours when she frightens the living daylights out of Diana’s elderly Aunt Josephine. Just when all is forgiven, their friendship faces an even more profound test when Anne begins to spend more time with Gilbert.

Meanwhile, at Green Gables, Matthew’s health begins to slide. During an outing into the forest he becomes disoriented and must rely on Anne to find their way home. He implores Anne to hide the incident from Marilla. Anne struggles with her promise to Matthew but she’s not one to harbor secrets. In the end, she confesses to Marilla and wrestles with the burden of her betrayal to Matthew.

The rising tension between Anne, her girlfriends and Gilbert culminates with a daring river rescue. Gilbert saves Anne and relishes his moment as her hero. Although Anne is grateful to Gilbert, she must make a decision that breaks his heart.

Cast

Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley
Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert
Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert
Julia Lalonde as Diana Barry
Drew Haytaoglu as Gilbert Blythe
Zoe Fraser as Ruby Gillis
Amariah Faulkner as Jane Andrews
Stefani Kimber as Josie Pye
Aviv Cohen as Minnie Andrews
Nicholas McAllister as Charlie Sloan
Kate Hennig as Rachel Lynde
Natalie Lisinska as Miss Stacy
Kyle Gatehouse as Mr. Phillips
Jess Brown as Mrs. Allan
Frank Cox-O’Connell as Pastor Allan
Kate Trotter as Mrs. Barry
Tannis Burnett as Muriel
Joan Gregson as Aunt Josephine Barry
Rosemary Doyle as Maude Sherratt
Robert Verlaque as John Blythe

Opening Credits

Breakthrough Entertainment Presents

L.M. MONTGOMERY’S ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: THE GOOD STARS

ELLA BALLENTINE [Anne Shirley]

SARA BOTSFORD [Marilla Cuthbert]

KATE HENNIG [Rachel Lynde]
JULIA LALONDE [Diana Barry]

NATALIE LISINSKA [Miss Stacy]
KATE TROTTER [Mrs. Barry]

and MARTIN SHEEN [Matthew Cuthbert]

Casting: LISA PARASYN, CSA, JON COMERFORD, CSA
Composer: LAWRENCE SHRAGGE
Costume Designer: MELANIE JENNINGS
Editors: RON WISMAN, CCE, RON WISMAN, JR
Production Designer: BRIAN VERHOOG
Director of Photography: MITCHELL T. NESS, CSC
Executive Producers: JOAN LAMBUR, PETER WILLIAMSON
Executive Producers: NAT ABRAHAM, IRA LEVY, MICHAEL McGUIGAN
Executive Producers: KATE MACDONALD BUTLER, RAMON ESTEVEZ
Produced by JIM CORSTON
Written by JOHN KENT HARRISON
Directed by JOHN KENT HARRISON

Ending Credits

Supervising Producer: AUDREY VELICHKA
Post Production Producer: NAHID ISLAM

Production Managers: MICHAEL BAWCUTT, MARK REID

1st Assistant Director: JOHN PACE
2nd Assistant Director: RAY DUFF

Cast
Anne Shirley: ELLA BALLENTINE
Marilla Cuthbert: SARA BOTSFORD
Matthew Cuthbert: MARTIN SHEEN
Diana Barry: JULIA LALONDE
Gilbert Blythe: DREW HAYTAOGLU
Ruby Gillis: ZOE FRASER
Jane Andrews: AMARAIAH FAULKNER
Josie Pye: STEFANI KIMBER
Minnie Andrews: AVIV COHEN
Charlie Sloan: NICHOLAS McALLISTER
Rachel Lynde: KATE HENNIG
Miss Stacy: NATALIE LISINSKA
Mr. Phillips: KYLE GATEHOUSE
Mrs. Allan: JESS BROWN
Pastor Allan: FRANK COX-O’CONNELL
Mrs. Barry: KATE TROTTER
Muriel: TANNIS BURNETT
Aunt Josephine Barry: JOAN GREGSON
Maude Sharratt: ROSEMARY DOYLE
John Blythe: ROBERT VERLAQUE
Anne Stunt Double: ILORA ROSENBERG
Matthew Stunt Double: PAUL RUTLEDGE
Gilbert Stunt Double: CANAAN DAVISON

Script Supervisor: NANCY MARKLE
Production Accountant: ANTHONY GROSSE
1st Assistant Accountant: SHERI McGRATH
Trainee Assistant Accountant: RICHARD KMECZA
3rd Assistant Director: MICAH WARRY-SMITH
4th Assistant Directors: ANTHONY FASCIONE, BRITTANI HAGELSTEIN
Set PA/Minors Coordinator: BRITTANI HAGELSTEIN
Production Coordinator: LINDA KEYWORTH
Assistant Production Coordinator: LEANNA LORUSSO
Production Assistants: SHAUN McLAUGHLIN, P. DYLAN HEALY, EMMETT VERHOOG
Assistant to the Director: KEITH HODDER

1st Assistant Art Director: BRUCE WRIGHTE
2nd Assistant Art Director: ZHENG RICHARD WANG
Art Department Trainees: RACHEL WORONER, BRIANNA TRUSH
Location Managers: CHRIS MARTIN, DAVID KORCHOK
Assistant Location Manager: DAVID KORCHOK
Locations Production Assistant: DONNIE SAVILLE

‘A’ Camera Operator: JASON WEBBER
‘B’ Camera Operator/Steadicam Op: ANDREW CULL
1st Assistant ‘A’ Camera: MARK HOFFMANN
1st Assistant ‘B’ Camera: CHRIS HOWELL
2nd Assistant ‘A’ Camera: MIKE NIEUWLAND
2nd Assistant ‘B’ Camera: CLAUDIA MONTEZA
Camera Trainee: ALISHA MacDONALD
Digital Media Technician: CHRIS PARÉ
Stills Photographers: STEVE WILKIE, IAN WATSON, SOPHIE GIRAUD
EPK Camera Operator: JARED LORENZ
Camera Equipment: SIM VIDEO

Grip & Electric Equipment: PS PRODUCTION SERVICES
Gaffer: MARK HEWSON
Best Boy Electrician: TIM BARG
Electrics: ANDY GONDEK, CHRIS MEZUREUX, GORD MILLS
Genny Operator: CHRIS TAYLOR
Basecamp Genny Op: DAVID ROWSELL
Key Grip: JOHN TENNANT
Best Boy Grips: ED TANNER, STEPHEN PAUL
Grips: WILKIN CHAU, NABIL MILNE
Dolly Grip ‘A’ Camera: IAN CHAN
Dolly Grip ‘B’ Camera: ROSS FASULLO, NABIL MILNE, JOE McCORMACK
Location Sound Recordist: ROBERT FLETCHER
Boom Operator: ROLANDO DUQUE

Property Master: BRAD ARCHDEKIN
On Set Key: HELEN KOTSONIS
Buyer: MAGGY MONCEAUX
Special Effects Supervisor/On Set Key Special Effects: FREDERICK GAGNON
Set Decorator: JAMES McCRINDLE
Lead Set Dressers: RON GENT, ERICH ENTNER
Set Buyer: NANCY MACHEL
On Set Dresser: ADAM JOHNSTON
Set Dresser: D. ROCKBURN
Construction Coordinator: CHRIS WILLIAMS
Head Carpenter: GREG LANTHIER
Key Scenic: ALEJANDRO TORRES
Head Painter: ALEX VARGAS

Assistant Costume Designer: KIM FORREST
Assistant Costumer: SHEILA RADOVANCEVIC
Wardrobe On-Set Supervisor: BILLIE BLAST
Wardrobe Truck Supervisor: NICOLE PEARSON
Cutter/Tailor: ANNA CLAUDE BIRON
BG Coordinator: ROBIN WHITE
Key Makeup Artist: SID ARMOUR
Assistant Makeup Artist: QUINN MATTHEWS
Key Hair Stylist: CARMELA DOS SANTOS
Assistant Hair Stylist: CONSTANCE SENKYERE
Transportation Coordinator: JAMES STRIKE
Transportation Captain: CHRIS RIEDINGER
Head Driver: CHRIS BURT
Drivers: PJ, GEORGE SOLTY, MIKE McCULLOUGH, DAVE MURRAY, ORGES SHKRELI

Animal Wrangler: TOM BISHOP, JR.
Stunt Coordinator: ALICIA TURNER
Stand In: PATRICIA LaRIVIERE
Caterers: CAPERS, BLAZING KITCHEN
Craft Services: FOCUSED ON FOOD
Key Craft Server: THERESA O’CONNOR
Assistant Craft Servers: DAVID DODGE, CHRISTIAN BOBAK

Extras Casting: ROISIN McGILLY
Cast Tutors: ANDREA EISEN, AREN MANAHAN
Unit Publicist: CYNTHIA AMSDEN

Visual Effects Created by MAVERICKS VFX
Visual Effects Supervisor: BRENDAN TAYLOR
Visual Effects Producer: GREG BEHRENS
Visual Effects Coordinator: DENYA McLEAN
Visual Effects Editor: JAMIE TRACEY
Compositors: ROB DEL CIANCIO, JEFF BRUNEEL, MJ CORTEZ, PAUL BROGEN, MATT GOLDBLATT
Digital Matte Painter: JADRIEN COUSENS
CG Artist: KEVIN McGEAGH

Supervising Sound Editor: JANICE IERULLI
Dialogue Editors: ROB AINSLEY, JANICE IERULLI
SFX Editor: CLIVE TURNER
Assistant Sound Editor: VLADIMIR BORISSOV
Foley Services: JAM POST
ADR Recording Engineers: VLADIMIR BORISSOV, PAUL TALBOTT
ADR Editor: ROB AINSLEY
Re-Recording Mixer: STEF CARRIER

Assistant Editor: STEPHEN LECK
Colourist: LORRAINE GRANT
Online Editor: CHRIS MUNRO
Post Production Facilities Manager: MICHAEL PALMER
Post Production Coordinator: ANGEL FORBES
Post Production Facility: BREAKTHROUGH POST

For Breakthrough Entertainment
Legal Counsel: NGHIA NGUYEN, LAUREN LEINBURD
Director of Finance: LORI McINDOE
Director of Business Affairs: ALICJA WICINSKI
Director of Digital Media: DOROTHY VREEKER
Production Accountants: IAN STUART, POPILOU DOMINGUEZ, GENEVEE LLOBERA
Post Production Accountant: ANS AMSEN
Business Affairs Administrator: TITANIA PLANT
Executive Assistant: KIM MARTIN

Script Research Services: THE SCRIPT COMPANY
Insurance Broker: FRONT ROW INSURANCE
Accounting Services: KAY & WARBURTON CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
Interim Financing: HSBC BANK CANADA
Payroll Services: EP CANADA

The Producers Wish to Thank
HEIRS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
SALLY KEEFE COHEN
COUNTRY HERITAGE PARK
BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE

Corus Executive
TODD BRIAN

Produced by
BREAKTHROUGH ENTERTAINMENT

Produced with the Participation of
CANADA MEDIA FUND
SHAW ROCKET FUND
ROGERS CABLE NETWORK FUND
COGECO FUND
THE CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT
CANADIAN HERITAGE/PATRIMOINE CANADIEN
and
ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND CORPORATION FILM AND TELEVISION TAX CREDITS

Based on the novel “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery
Based on characters created by L.M. Montgomery.
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Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc.

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