by Borys Kit
Kristoffer Tabori is directing the movie, which will shoot in Vancouver.
Rachel Boston, one of the stars of Lifetime’s Witches of East End, will star in the independent romantic comedy A Ring by Spring. The actress also will serve as an associate producer.
Kristoffer Tabori is directing the movie, which begins production December 1 in Vancouver.
Boston will play an independent career woman who sets out on a romantic exploration through her past when a psychic tells her that she will be engaged by spring.
Tim Johnson, Jean Abounader and Oliver Decaigny are producing.
Boston has appeared in romantic comedies such as (500) Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey.
When she starred in the indie The Pill, Boston garnered the emerging actress award at the Gen Art Film Festival and the Big Apple Film Festival as well as best actress at the San Diego Film Festival
On East End, she stars as Ingrid Beauchamp opposite Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Madchen Amick.
Boston is repped by Gersh and John Carrabino Management.
Original Article can be found HERE.
You probably know Rachel Boston as one of the stars of Lifetime’s “The Witches of East End,” which is just about to wrap up its second season with a highly-anticipated two-hour finale event this Sunday, October 5.
Boston currently plays witch Ingrid Beauchamp on the sexy series, but she has appeared in her shows like “In Plain Sight” or “American Dreams.” She’s also working on associate producing and starring in the upcoming Hallmark film “Small Miracles,” alongside Rita Moreno.
Rachel knows a thing or two about entertainment focused on the dark arts, so she shared her 5 favorite shows and movies that feature witches. If you’re in the mood for some sorcery, spells, and magic, check out her picks below.
“Everything happens for a reason.”
That’s the premise of Hallmark’s latest romantic drama A Gift of Miracles starring Rachel Boston and Oscar-winner Rita Moreno. Premiering this Valentine’s Day weekend, Miracles follows a young woman named Darcy (played by Boston) who is studying to get her PhD. While logic rules the pragmatic Darcy’s life, she becomes fascinated by the unexplained “coincidences” that crop up when she finds a list of gifts her mother intended to give away before dying.
If the plot sounds familiar, it’s for good reason. As the film’s writer Bart Fisher told Guideposts.org, he was inspired to pen the script based on stories he read in Guideposts’ own Mysterious Ways magazine:
“When I started working on the script and I started being interested in trying to write something about real life miracles, in my research, I came across Mysterious Ways,” Fisher explained. “I was familiar with Guideposts magazine because my mom subscribed to it when I was growing up and I started reading those real-life stories and that helped inspire me. It helped me to get the flavoring and the right ideas, but it was all inspired by Mysterious Ways.”
Fisher said he was interested in presenting the idea of miracles in a different light. “When we see movies, lots of times if miraculous things are happening, it’s supernatural. What interests me here is that these are more of the kind of real life experiences we all have. Nobody’s really tackled that in a movie.”
As the star of the film, Boston also fell in love with the idea of miraculous events happening every day. “I was drawn to the story of awakening and inspired by a woman who was beginning to open up to all of the miracles around her. The first time I read the script it made me cry, so I had an emotional connection to it right away and was very excited to live inside this world for a while.”
Love is another essential part of the movie (it’s premiering on Valentine’s Day weekend after all). For Darcy, being pragmatic means cutting herself off from a chance at romance. But when she begins working with a charming English professor (played by Jesse Moss), Darcy finally opens herself up to the possibility of love.
“I love their relationship and what a delightful character he plays in this film,” Boston said of her on screen romance.“It was great to see a man embracing his romantic side long before Darcy was ready to enter into any type of a relationship. He really helped her take down the walls and barriers she had built to protect her heart and find the joy again.”
While the movie certainly has its fill of unexplained events, at its core, it’s about the importance of family and relationships. Darcy’s bond with her father is made stronger by her mother’s passing and by her serendipitous discovery of the list of gifts. Boston also shares a strong bond with her own family.
“I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee and the values were faith and family. And I have a really big family,” Boston said. “My grandma is 96 years old and I love listening to the wisdom she has to share. She’s one of the happiest people I know.”
For Boston, who got her start singing in her church choir, the idea of miracles happening daily is one she wholeheartedly believes in, and she hopes her movie encourages others to do the same.
“I guess I would define a miracle as an experience on this earth that feels guided from above–surrendering to the idea that forces we cannot always see are guiding us to places we need to go for our highest good. I hope [the movie] inspires people to hold on to hope and stay open to the miracles that happen in life.”
A Gift of Miracles premieres Sunday, Feb. 15th on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
By Andy Swift / September 19 2014, 12:39 PM PDT
Last Sunday’s Witches of East End left viewers hanging (too soon?) with a million burning questions, including: How can the Beauchamps possibly recover from this?
Fortunately, star Rachel Boston was ready and willing to give TVLine the inside scoop on Ingrid and Freya’s gut-wrenching twist, as well as offer a glimpse into the final few episodes of Season 2.
TVLINE |What was your initial reaction when you found out Ingrid was going to be killed?
Our producers kept saying there was a huge cliffhanger for Ingrid and Freya in Season 2, but they kept us guessing for a while. And then when they told us, I’m pretty sure we both dramatically screamed, “What!? Nooooo! We don’t want to die!” We didn’t realize that a huge cliffhanger would involve actual hanging.
TVLINE | Well played. How did they break that news to you?
They told us early on in the season, but when I read the script, I was absolutely shocked. It was heartbreaking to imagine our mother and aunt finding us in the garden. This is the longest Freya and Ingrid have ever lived, and Joanna has done everything possible to keep us safe in this life. When we filmed the scene, I couldn’t stop crying when we were off camera. Julia Ormond really gave it her all.
TVLINE | That she did, and the shot of you two hanging was bone-chilling. How was that scene executed, so to speak? I’m assuming you and Jenna weren’t actually hanging by a tree.
It was all us! We were in harnesses that were attached to a crane right above the trees. I had a rehearsal the weekend before with our stunt coordinator Paul Wu, who made sure we felt safe and secure the whole time. I feel so blessed to be on this journey with Jenna. We had wonderful talks before and after this scene. It’s powerful material.
TVLINE | Switching gears a bit, are you a fan of Dash and Ingrid’s romantic relationship, and how would you like to see it evolve?
[Laughs] I am a huge fan of romantic relationships in general. I absolutely love the development between Dash and Ingrid and the complications of their past lives. Things get a little tricky when you’re dating your sister’s ex-finance who also happens to be the grandson of your former lover from another life.
TVLINE | Obviously you can’t spill the beans, but what will it take to bring Ingrid and Freya back to life?
Will someone have to make a sacrifice? You find out this Sunday! Wendy and Fredrick go to extreme measures to bring someone back from our past.
TVLINE | The previews for next week’s episode reveal the arrival of the King. What kind of trouble might he bring about in East End?
The King will be stirring up all kinds of trouble in East End. Ingrid actually goes on quite a journey with the King as she discovers more about her life in Asgard. There are a lot of choices to be made.
TVLINE | With only a few episodes left in Season 2, how much crazier are things going to get for the Beauchamps?
So much crazier! Next level crazier! The season finale is an epic, romantic, time traveling adventure. Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster. It’s going down in East End.
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 19:10
Rachel Boston shot to fame when she joined the cast of American Dreams. Since then, she has been working hard and is now in the hit Lifetime series Witches Of East End.She recently talked to TVGrapevine about her life, career and some people she wants to work with.
Tell me a bit about yourself and how your career got started.
I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee and started singing in the church choir when I was 7. When I was 17, I moved to New York City and started working in theater. I didn’t know anyone when I got there but I somehow had this vision that it would all work out. I walked all over the city and dropped off headshots and resumes to the agency’s and managers I found listed. My resume got into the hands of a wonderful woman named Ricki Olshan and she became my first agent. That led to Los Angeles where I began filming American Dreams. It’s been quite an amazing journey and I keep falling more and more in love with storytelling and the creative process of film and television. A few years ago I started producing and I’ve enjoyed being on that side of production as well. There’s so much I hope to do. I feel like I’m just getting started.
What are some standout moments of your career?
My first equity theater production was quite magical. It was a Neil Simon play in Bristol, Pennsylvania. I was in heaven. The pilot of American Dreams was an incredible experience and working with Joseph Gordon Levitt. He is one of the kindest and most creative people I have met along the way. I also met Dolly Parton at a women in film event. That was epic. I love my currently role, playing Ingrid Beauchamp on Witches of East End. She’s very dear to my heart.
Tell me about your role on Witches of East End.
I play a small town librarian who is also a very powerful witch! Ingrid’s powers come from the strength of her mind and she has a huge heart. Now that she’s accepted who she is, she has started to teach the new warlocks about their powers and that leads to a beautiful and very complicated romance with one of them. Watching Ingrid grow and find her strength has been such a beautiful journey.
What attracted you to the role?
When I read the script, I immediately fell in love with the world of magic and the journey of self-discovery. I’ve always been fascinated by magic and universal energies that go beyond what the physical eye can see. Like when you meet someone for the first time and feel an unbelievable connection and wonder where it comes from. That life force that drives us. Witches of East End takes that spark to the next level and explores that it might be from another lifetime, from another world. Incredible possibilities exist.
Did you ever expect the show to be such a hit?
I certainly hoped it would be. I felt that the messages were so powerful and universal. And the international response has been incredible as well.
Who are some celebrities you want to work with on the show? In general?
I absolutely adore Amy Adams and I think Marisa Tomei would make a kick ass witch. I also keep pitching James D’Arcy! I met him at Upfronts in NYC and he seemed very warlock like
What else are you working on?
I am currently shooting Small Miracles for Hallmark Channel. I play a very focused and driven PHD student who lost her mother in a car accident when she was a little girl. I meet someone along the way who inspires me to fulfill my late mothers wishes and we begin a journey into the world of fate and miracles.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I can say the pledge of allegiance in Latin and I love going on spontaneous road trips to explore new places.
What are you watching on TV these days?
My TiVo is filled with shows and movies to catch up on when I get back from filming! I love Kerry Washington in Scandal. She’s such an amazing woman. I am also looking forward to catching up on Orange is the New Black and The New Girl.
Any last words for America?
God Bless the USA, world peace, and thank you for watching Witches of East End!
Tiffany Bailey | September 8, 2014
Rachel Boston is making quite a name for herself in Hollywood. Currently she is starring in the Lifetime hit “Witches of East End” as Ingrid Beauchamp. Season 2 began airing earlier this summer and fans can’t get enough of the show. Viewers are waiting on confirmation news of a Season 3. Besides the hit television series, it seems Boston is going to be a very busy lady. According to a September 8 report from Variety, Rachel Boston will be starring in “Small Miracles” on the Hallmark channel. She will also be an associate producer on the movie.
Earlier this year Rachel Boston starred in another Hallmark movie, “A Ring By Spring.” It did rather well for the network in terms of ratings. The filming for “Small Miracles” began today. Boston will be playing a PhD student forced to work in an environment she is less than enthused to work in. There is no release date for the movie yet, but early in 2015 would be a safe bet.
Between “Witches of East End” and movies for the Hallmark channel, it looks like Rachel Boston is going to have her work cut out for her. Filming for the television show has wrapped, which has allowed her to sign on for “Small Miracles.” If you are a Rachel Boston fan, you will definitely need to check out this movie. The span of characters Boston plays are a true testament to her unique acting ability. For now you can catch her as Ingrid Beauchamp on “Witches of East End” which airs Sunday nights on the Lifetime network.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 | 08:00AM PT
Rachel Boston, who plays Ingrid Beauchamp on Lifetime’s “Witches of East End,” will star in and serve as associate producer of the Hallmark movie “Small Miracles.”
Boston will play Darcy Miller, a pragmatic PhD student who finds herself forced to work with a free spirit idealist in order to graduate and live up to the wishes of her late mother. Boston previously appeared in Hallmark’s “A Ring By Spring,” and has appeared in films such as “500 Days of Summer” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”
“Small Miracles,” which begins production Monday, is directed by Neill Fearnley and written by Bart Fisher. It is produced by Johnson Production Group Inc, with Timothy O. Johnson and Jean Abounader serving as executive producers.
View the original article HERE on Variety!