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Release Date:
12 May 2012 (USA) See more »
A single young mom forms an unlikely friendship with author Peyton, after a desperate situation forces her to abandon her child on Peyton's doorstep. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Genie Francis ... Peyton McGruder

Ted McGinley ... Kingston Danville

Laci J Mailey ... Violet Johnson

Brenda Crichlow ... Dot
Rob Morton ... Hugh

Marilyn Norry ... Tilly
Jim Byrnes ... Lester
Patricia Drake ... Raina
Dale Wilson ... Harry
Joanne Kimm ... Woman in Bookstore

Anthony Konechny ... Zach

Garry Chalk ... Sheriff
Arnie Walters ... Farmer
Tom Picket ... Pastor Newman

Jacqui Kaese ... Baby Store Clerk

Reese Alexander ... Steve
Ana de Lara ... Nurse

Serge Houde ... Violet's Boss
Freda Perry ... Judge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Denis Corbett ... Book buyer 2 (uncredited)

Yolanda Corbett ... Book buyer 1 (uncredited)

Christian J. Stewart ... Bookstore Patron (uncredited)
Stewart Whitworth ... Funeral Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Barr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Douglas Barr 

Produced by
Maura Dunbar .... executive producer
Michael Jacobs .... executive producer
Harvey Kahn .... producer
Michael Prupas .... executive producer
Joel S. Rice .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hal Beckett 
Cinematography by
Peter Benison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nicole Ratcliffe 
Production Design by
Terry Lewis 
Costume Design by
Michele Maillet 
Makeup Department
Erin Froese .... makeup artist
Linda Robinson .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gurjit Chohan .... third assistant director
Art Department
Michael Cook .... props
Ryan McCondach .... set dresser
Noni Peck .... property master
Sound Department
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Hannas .... boom operator
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor
Graham Timmer .... sound mixer
Andy Welker .... adr mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Vlad Horodinca .... gaffer
Jill MacLauchlan .... "a" camera operator
Ted Overton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
June E. Watson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Constance Moerman .... assistant costume designer
Music Department
Meagan Carsience .... music editor
Transportation Department
Sean Bredo .... driver: cast
Other crew
Bonnie Brekelmans .... assistant location manager
Colin House .... production coordinator
Shandi Leadbetter .... second assistant production coordinator
Morgan Lewington .... location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Mother's Choice" - UK (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
"The Note III" - USA (DVD box title)
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90 min

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Single Mother's Journey to Reflection and Reconciliation, 24 May 2012
Author: Troye Dchgl from Hong Kong

Notes from the Heart Healer is a light family film that attempts to discuss family ties and relationships between total strangers. It is a small-scaled TV movie that describes the journey of a single mother in a moderate pace and an appropriate tone throughout. The film begins with a dilemma of a single mother whose husband is no longer around, and sets off a journey to ultimate reflection and reconciliation.

Violet is a desperate mother of very young age, sick and has just been terminated from her employment. She comes up with a difficult decision - leaving the infant with someone who can care for him - and it is one that drives the drama into motion. What follows is an intact combination of dramatic elements and a sentimental trip from loss to being found.

Peyton and King, a newly married couple, are given the characters of total strangers, yet they remain also two main backbone characters that move the film forward as they are left with the responsibility of temporarily taking care of the abandoned child. Peyton is also facing her dark past, and is herself in a dilemma no easier to extricate from than Violet.

Violet eventually meets with Peyton, and they together form another intriguing relationship as more is revealed about Violet's family and her husband who is not here to help take care of his own child. It also brings out the husband's father, and ergo it leads to another troubled relationship between him and Violet.

Notes from the Heart Healer is a movie made for TV that is both moving and mind-stimulating, devoid of unrelated silliness or a pace too slow, and, pulls itself together by its meaning and emotional effect despite the lack of top-class acting.

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