If you check the credits for the new environmentally-themed feature, The Green Chain, it looks like the cast should be arriving at the premiere in starships and protesting logging on New Caprica.
Helfer, who recently guest-starred on “Supernatural,” plays Leila Cole, an eco-friendly superstar who comes to logging country to speak out against clearcuts. Penikett, who recently guest-starred on “Smallville” plays a logger coping with layoffs by moonlighting as a firefighter.
The Green Chain’s executive producer, Donna Wong-Juliani, has her own Battlestar connection. Her son, Alessandro Juliani, plays Felix Gaeta.
The Green Chain’s writer-director, Mark Leiren-Young, is also a genre vet. He was a story editor and writer on the first season of Lifetime’s hit TV series, “Blood Ties”. The lifelong comic fan is currently writing for a new hour-long drama series in development with No Equal Entertainment based on the Marvel comic, “Moon Knight.”
“The Collector”, a syndicated series about the Devil’s deals, guest-starred Tricia Helfer as a VJ with multiple personalities and earned her a Leo Award nomination for “Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.”
Scott McNeil, who stars as a logger in the movie, is one of the busiest and best known animation and anime actors in the world. His roles include Wolverine in “The X-Men,” Duo Maxwell in “Gundam Wing,” Piccolo in “Dragon Ball Z” and Rattrap, Dinobot and Waspinator in “Beast War.”
The Green Chain’s world rights (excluding the US) were recently picked up by Christal Films Distribution and the film is set to premiere on the festival circuit later this year.
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