Cameras roll on CBC TV movie Still Life

The adaptation of the Louise Penny crime novel series is the first project from PDM Entertainment, the production vehicle for Phyllis Platt, Brian Dennis and Peter Moss.
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Canadian TV veterans Phyllis Platt, Brian Dennis, and Peter Moss have started the cameras rolling on Still Life, a two-hour TV movie for the CBC and the first project from their newly-launched PDM Entertainment.

Based on Louise Penny’s Three Pines/Inspector Gamache series of crime novels, the telefilm stars Nathaniel Parker as chief inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, and Anthony Lemke as inspector Jean-Guy Beauvoir.

Still Life, which is co-produced by Attraction Images, is shooting through October, mostly in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

The ensemble cast includes Kate Hewlett, Gabriel Hogan and Jayne Heitmeyer.

The TV movie comes from PDM Entertainment, which was launched earlier this year by Platt, Dennis and Moss.

The new venture follows Platt completing a top programming stint at CBC Television, and joining up with Moss and Dennis to develop a slate of character-driven properties.

Wayne Grigsby adapted Penny’s first novel, Still Life, for the TV movie, which Moss will direct and executive produce, along with Platt, Penny and Josée Vallée.

Dennis will produce for PDM Entertainment, along with Daniel Vermette for Attraction Images.