Premiere, a divorced writer is distracted by her surfer neighbor, on Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at 6pm PT, 9pm ET
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/7/5 – “The show is Love at the Shore,” says star Peter Porte. “It’s part of Hallmark’s Summer Nights series. Basically, the plot is it’s a story of misguided first impressions, not judging a book by its cover. It follows the story of Jenna, played by Amanda Righetti, who is a recently divorced mother-of-two who is on a deadline to finish a teen novel.”
“It definitely doesn’t start out so well [for my character],” says Porte. “For me, it was fine. I was hanging out in Savannah for three weeks. It’s awesome. I was really excited when I got the call. They told me Georgia, and I assumed it was going to be Atlanta. It’s about a surfer, so I thought they were going to get really creative with green screen. And then they told me it’s going to be Savannah and shooting entirely out.”
“If you get to do a scene with kids and animals, do it,” says Porte. “It’s a win-win. Everyone loves a cute kid, a sweet dog. You’re starting with 100%.”
Amanda Righetti is Jenna Thompson a mom who writes teen novels. She’s got a tight deadline for her next novel. She thinks what better way to do this than to bring the family out to the beach and stay in this quiet little beach house where she can just write away. Little does she know she’s going to be sharing this beach house. Lucas, her neighbor, seems to be a listless, narcissistic surfer dude with a dog. She doesn’t like dogs.
Peter Porte is Lucas McKinnon, her happy-go-lucky, next-door neighbor who parties and spends most of his time surfing. Jenna blames Lucas for annoying her, giving her writer’s block.
Reagan Shumate is Ally Jenna’s daughter. She loves Lucas’ dog Tank, a two-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix.
Luke Loveless is Nick, Jenna’s son. He wants to make the swim team, but is not fast enough. Lucas is coaching him.
Tank is the first on-screen role for Happy the Dog. Happy is a Hallmark pet ambassador, one of two pet rescues by Crown Media Family Networks. The animals represent the company’s mission to show the joy that shelter pets can bring to people’s lives and the effort to end pet homelessness.
- Amanda Righetti as Jenna @AmandaERighetti Facebook
Grace Van Pelt in The Mentalist and roles in Friday the 13th, The O.C. and Colony.
- Peter Porte as Lucas
From the soap The Young and the Restless and as Brad Walker in the sitcom Baby Daddy.
- Reagan Shumate as Ally @ReaganShumate
- Luke Loveless as Nick @LukeLovelessAct
- Happy the Dog as Tank @HappyCatandDog
Executive Producer Stan Spry. Co-Executive Producer Anthony Fankhauser. Director Steven R. Monroe. Screenwriter Nicole Baxter. Story by Laura Gasbarro Grant and Nicole Baxter. Director of Photography Eric Goldstein. Production Designer Rob Howeth. Editor Neil Mandelberg. Casting Jen Kelly.