Emily Hampshire to exec produce first feature

The Schitt's Creek star also plays the lead in the psychological horror Home, which starts shooting in Montreal tomorrow.

Emily Hampshire Canadian actress Emily Hampshire (pictured) is stepping into a new role on the upcoming horror feature Home.

In addition to playing the lead in the psychological horror, the Schitt’s Creek star will serve as executive producer for the first time in her career.

The Canada/U.S. project is directed by Quebec-based Adam O’Brien, who also produces through his Delirium Pictures banner. The script was written by Philip Kalin-Hajdu, who produces alongside O’Brien. Benoit Beaulieu is director of photography on the feature, which goes to camera tomorrow in Montreal.

While Hampshire is best known for her TV work on shows such Schitt’s Creek (CBC), 12 Monkeys (Syfy) and Rookie Blue (Global/ABC), her film acting credits include Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan and Sean Garrity and Jonas Chernick’s Borealis. Earlier in the year it was revealed that Schitt’s Creek will end after its sixth season. The series is nominated for four prizes, including Outstanding Comedy Series, at the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards next month.

Home sees Hampshire playing the role of a mother grieving after the loss of her newborn child.

O’Brien’s previous credits include the short films Banshee and Insane. He also directed 26 episodes of the TVO and SRC kids series Jerry and the Raiders.

Meanwhile, Kalin-Hajdu co-wrote and produced the horror thriller Game of Death (France/Canada/U.S.) and produced the CSA-nominated webseries YidLife Crisis.