3 Minutes from Winter’s Dream w/ Dean Cain
Winter’s Dream (2018)
Directed By: David Winning
Cast: Kristy Swanson, Dean Cain, Aren Buchholz, Lizzie Boys, Laura Bertram, Lucie Guest, Ben Wilkinson, Eric Keenleyside
Network: Hallmark Channel
Air Date: January 27 2018, 9 PM
… FROM DW FACEBOOK: Beautiful mountains of British Columbia, one of the most incredibly awesome location shoots I’ve ever had… Filmed on location at Manning Park Resort, BC. DP Tony Metchie. Torchlight Parade w/ Fireworks held every season. 50 skiers, shot over three runs in 45 minutes, covered by 6+ cameras, including Drones and Snowmobile Cams… See it if you can in person. Really spectacular! …
Produced by Vicki Sotheran, Greg Malcolm and Kristin Booth. Director of Photography Anthony Metchie. Music by Patric Caird. Edited by Mark Adams. Production Designed by Michael Ritter. Casting by Ann Forry. Costume Design by Barbara Gregusova. First AD Patrick Weir. Written by Tim Ware, Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer, and Kristin Booth. Released by The Hallmark Channel in association with Sodona Entertainment.
Winter’s Dream movie follows Kat and Ty in the small town of Bliss Mountain. If you are already missing the warm Hallmark Christmas movies, this one hits all the right notes of the festive season.
After suffering an embarrassing and public loss when she was younger, former professional skier Kat (Kristy Swanson) has set her roots in her small hometown, working in the Heart of the Mountain ski shop and as a ski aid at Bliss Mountain. Kat prepares for Bliss Mountain’s Winterfest, which she and the rest of the residents, hope will drum up business for the town.
Winterfest brings widowed father Ty (Dean Cain) and his daughter Anna (Lizzie Boys) from New York to train with Maddy (Lucie Guest) – a national skiing champion and Kat’s former teammate. Anna quickly realizes that Maddy’s aggressive coaching style does not work for her.
Kat agrees to coach Anna if Ty, an advertising executive, helps her with marketing for Winterfest. A spark forms between Kat and Ty as they share life stories over dinners and Winterfest preparation. Kat dreads his return to New York but listens to advice from her friend Lindsay (Laura Bertram) and just enjoys spending time with him.
On race day, car trouble keeps Kat from Anna’s final practice session so Anna goes down the slopes on her own. Feeling pressure from Maddy watching, she takes a bad fall that mentally shakes her. She decides to skip the race and Ty plans to take Anna back to New York early.
As they are packing, Ty encourages Anna to face her fears and compete in the race. He explains that he faces fears too – specifically, of not being the best parent to her. Inspired by his pep talk, Anna decides to compete after all. Just before Anna’s race, Kat gives her some last minute words of wisdom: to have fun! Anna speeds down the hill, using all of Kat’s tips to try and win the race.