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Almost Heaven -- Mark Brady (Donal Logue) is a washed-up television director whos given a second chance when hes handed the opportunity to shoot a low-budget fishing show in Scotland.
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Writers:
Richard Beattie (screenplay) and
Shel Piercy (screenplay)
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Release Date:
September 2006 (Canada) See more »
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A Canadian television director is hired to salvage an international fishing show in Scotland. The only hitch: his ex-wife is the host... See more » | Full synopsis »
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[DVD Review] Almost Heaven
 (From JustPressPlay. 23 August 2009, 12:00 PM, PDT)

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Not heavenly but a pretty nice little flick, lovely scenery from Scotland See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Julie Cox ... Hilary Wooler
Alisa Cox ... Jenny McAdam

Christopher Fairbank ... Teapot Ted

Erin Karpluk ... Catherine

Peter Kelamis ... Kenny
Eilidh MacDonald ... Anabella Gordon
Karen Rae ... Kimberley
Bruce Allen ... Ben

Lynda Boyd ... Samantha Robbins

Kirsty Mitchell ... Nicki McAdam
Georgina Hegedos ... Georgina

Tom Conti ... Bert Gordon

Joely Collins ... Taya
Hamish Wilson ... Old Fisherman
Julius Lovaghy ... Bagpiper
Jonathan Rush ... Farm Lad

Garrick Hagon ... Promo Voice Over (as Garrick Hagon Lighter)
Jamie Schwanebeck ... Owen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amanda Butler ... Cindy

Donal Logue ... Mark Brady
Julie-Ann Marshall ... Village Girl
Beth Miller ... Village Girl
Hollie Miller ... Ceilidh Dancer
Jennifer Laura Stark ... Village Girl
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Directed by
Shel Piercy 
 
Writing credits
Richard Beattie (screenplay) and
Shel Piercy (screenplay)

Produced by
Kim Barsanti .... associate producer
Dan Carriere .... executive producer: Canada
Cynthia Chapman .... producer: Canada
Joely Collins .... executive producer
Tom Cox .... executive producer
Sherrold Haddad .... executive producer
Blair Hall .... executive producer
Shel Piercy .... producer: Canada
Allan Scott .... producer: U.K.
Peter R. Simpson .... executive producer: Canada
Robert Whitehouse .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard G. Mitchell 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Cheesman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allan Pinvidic 
 
Casting by
Sasha Robertson 
 
Production Design by
Judi Ritchie 
 
Art Direction by
Kate McDonald 
 
Set Decoration by
Carole Alexander 
 
Costume Design by
Vicky Mulholland 
 
Makeup Department
Sally Barnes .... assistant makeup artist
April Boyes .... key makeup artist
Cleo Gagner .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ken Craw .... production supervisor
Jill Fairclough .... production supervisor
Michele MacInnes .... production manager
Pam Roberts .... production manager: UK
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexia S. Droz .... second assistant director (as Alexia Droz)
Ray Kenny .... third assistant director: pick-ups
Catherine Kretz .... second assistant director
Collin Leadlay .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Andy Drummond .... stand-by art director
David Goodman .... property master
Curt Maze .... assistant property master
Lila Mckinlay .... second assistant decorator
Sonia Zimmerman .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Ben Brazier .... sound editor
Peter Brill .... sound mixer
Chris Higgins .... boom operator
Mathew Knights .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Noda .... sound mixer
Chris Roberts .... adr editor
Chris Roberts .... adr supervisor
Louise Sinclair .... sound effects editor
Simon Tomlinson .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Dan Redford .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sarah Allinger .... lamp operator
Paul Bates .... best boy
Marco Ciccone .... camera operator
Martin Coton .... clapper-loader: Scotland
Chris Cristobal .... grip
Tim Critchell .... grip: Scotland
David Hutton .... best boy grip
Alan Maxwell .... camera operator
Martin Oicle .... key grip
Chris Oliver .... lamp operator
Maria Powell .... company grip
Ernie Redden .... generator operator
Ralph Rivers .... generator operator
Mark Sneddon .... focus puller: UK
Gary Stamford .... gaffer
Ken Sutherland .... second assistant camera
Neil Swakum-Peck .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Chloe Eckert .... casting assistant: Canada
Maddy Hinton .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chris Bizzocchi .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Bob Chase .... driver: grip truck
James Hill .... driver: honeywagon
Joe MacEachen .... driver: trailer
Richard Massey .... driver
Ted Massey .... transportation coordinator
Pierre Miranda .... driver
Dory Vanderkuip .... driver
Richard Vanderkuip .... transportation captain (as Rick Vanderkuip)
 
Other crew
Ann Marie Clark .... script supervisor
Tiffany Crisp .... assistant accountant: Canada
Gary Davidson .... stand-in
Kathryn Drew .... accountant: Canada (as Kath Drew)
Chloe Eckert .... business affairs assistant
Jill Fairclough .... business affairs: Canada
Monica Hilborn .... production assistant
Caroline Humphrey .... craft service
Caroline Humphrey .... first aid
Marten Kayle .... assistant production coordinator
Nolan Kelly .... location manager
Jedrzej Kowalski .... location manager
Jedrzej Kowalski .... location manager: Canada (as Jendrek Kowalski)
Jacqui McBride .... assistant production accountant
Andrew McKay .... assistant chef
Elizabeth Mueller .... accountant: Canada
Amy Munro .... production runner
Christina Ollson .... location manager: re-shoots
Daphne Park .... business affairs: Canada
Anna Robbins .... costume assistant UK
Kathy Rudick .... consultant: fly fishing
Trevor Sadler .... key chef
Ewan Stewart .... floor runner: UK
Ryan Valade .... key locations
Jack Valdehuis .... assistant location manager
Scooby Vincent .... production assistant: re-shoots
Kyle Welton .... location manager
Robyn Wiener .... production coordinator
Derek Yeaman .... location manager: UK
 

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Not heavenly but a pretty nice little flick, lovely scenery from Scotland, 2 August 2012
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Mark (Donal Logue, from Just Like Heaven, among other films) is a television director who has seen better days. This is all his own doing, since the bottle is his best friend and he bends the elbow frequently. However, he is not without talent when sober. Therefore, he is sent to Scotland to direct a fishing show that has some issues. Once he lands, Mark tries very hard to stay out of the pubs. The shows' production crew also gives him plenty of advice, as does the host of the show, beautiful Taya (Joely Collins). Unfortunately, as Taya is his ex-wife, Mark has no intentions of falling for her manipulations. Before long, Mark is drinking again. But, he shows up for work on time and boasts to the crew that if they will just follow his direction, the program will be a smash success! Can Mark make good on his rash promise and is there any future for romance where the director is concerned, too? This is a beautiful film, capturing the best of Scottish scenery and locales. Logue, too, charms as only a rogue can while the rest of the cast is quite nice as well. Viewers will enjoy the lively script and direction, also. If you are perpetually fishing for movies that are far from that "Hollywood Scene", this one is a big catch so reel it in soon.

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