Cameras roll on Considering Love and Other Magic

The Buffalo Gal Pictures and Interstate 80 Entertainment film is directed by Dave Schultz (pictured centre) and stars Maddie Phillips (left) and Ryan Grantham (right).
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Production is underway in Winnipeg on Considering Love and Other Magic, a coming-of-age feature from Winnipeg’s Buffalo Gal Pictures and Calgary’s Interstate 80 Entertainment.

The feature tells the story of a girl named Jessie Wilson, who ends up tutoring a boy who believes he’s a character from a short story that appeared in a 1952 edition of Lady Jane Magazine. Considering Love and Other Magic stars Maddie Phillips, Ryan Grantham (Becoming Redwood, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Rory J. Saper (Rufus, Tarzan), Eric McCormack (Perception, Will & Grace) and Sheila McCarthy (Little Mosque on the Prairie, Emily of New Moon).

Northern Banner Releasing has the Canadian distribution rights to the Considering Love and Other Magic. The budget for the film is approximately $1.6 million.

Executive producers on Considering Love and Other Magic are Phyllis Laing and Devan Towers, with Joanne Levy and Jeff Beesley serving as producers. Rhonda Baker is supervising producer. The film is written, produced and directed by Dave Schultz, whose previous credits include Jet BoyRufus and 45 R.P.M.

Financing for the film came from the Shaw Rocket Fund, Telefilm Canada, Manitoba Film and Music, the Alberta Media Fund and Super Channel.

Photo credit: Allen Fraser