CINDY BUSBY AND CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL REUNITE IN CHASING WATERFALLS NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING MARCH 20, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Cindy Busby (“Follow Me to Daisy Hills,” “Heartland”) and Christopher Russell (“Nature of Love,” “Star Trek: Discovery”) star in “Chasing Waterfalls,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, March 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel.
Aspiring photographer Amy Atwater (Busby) gets the break of her career when high- profile magazine Explorer Worldwide puts her on an assignment to shoot one of North America’s most fabled waterfalls – if she can prove it really exists, that is. As Amy spends her days hiking to remote areas to photograph the spectacular waterfalls, she is surprised to find herself falling for her rugged guide, Mark North (Russell), and bonding with his young daughter Kyra (Cassidy Nugent, “The Angel Tree”). Their blossoming romance is threatened when Amy’s work brings her close to revealing one of the area’s, and Mark’s, most treasured secrets.
“Chasing Waterfalls” is from Johnson Production Group. Tim Johnson is executive producer. Oliver De Caigny is supervising producer and Navid Soofi is producer. Christine Will directed from a script by Jason Bourque, Tamara Junkin and Christie Will.
CINDY BUSBY (Amy) – Cindy Busby has been making waves in Hollywood on the big and small screens alike. Growing up in Montreal, Canada, Busby always dreamed of becoming an actress. From the time she was a child she loved performing for an audience, and throughout her elementary school and high school years she devoted herself to every theater school production. Upon graduating from high school, Busby was accepted into the Professional Theater Program at Dawson College in Montreal and was admitted from amongst hundreds of applicants. The rigorous, three-year training allowed Busby to demonstrate her professionalism, hard work and devotion and was presented with an award of academic excellence.
Busby notes her first passion in the business was theater as she honed her acting skills on the stage while in school and right after graduation. In 2005, Busby crossed into television and film and was given her first lead in the story of the Canadian medical hero Norman Bethune in the television series “Bethune.” She filmed in rural China for two and-a-half months and the series attracted several million viewers. In 2006, Busby played a supporting lead in the Lifetime original film “A Life Interrupted” opposite Lea Thompson and landed a regular role on the series “Heartland.” Cast as Ashley Stanton, a rich, self-righteous, competitive horseback rider, the series took off and has been nominated for several Gemini Awards as well as winning a Director’s Guild of Canada prize, all while becoming one of the most popular shows on Canadian television as well as syndicated in over 81 countries around the world.
Throughout the following years Busby continued having success booking roles, first landing the lead antagonist in “Picture This” alongside Ashley Tisdale, Shenae Grimes-Beech and Kevin Pollack, and appearing on the smash hit series “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW. In 2011, Busby appeared on the big screen in Fox 2000 Pictures’ The Big Year, in which she was seen opposite Hollywood heavy hitters such as Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.
Busby’s resume also features guest starring roles on The CW shows “Supernatural,” “The LA Complex” and “The Secret Circle,” a guest star spot on USA’s “Rush,” TNT’s “Proof” and she was seen heavily recurring on Hallmark Channel’s “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove.” Most recently, she starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original “A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love,” and starred in Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Royal Hearts” and “Marrying Mr. Darcy.” In addition, she was seen as a series regular on UpTV’s “Date My Dad” and starring opposite Vivica A. Fox in the Lifetime’s “The Wrong Stepmother.”
Busby recently starred in “Follow Me to Daisy Hills,” “Romance in the Air” and “Love in the Forecast” on Hallmark Channel, and can next be seen in “Romance on the Menu.”
CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL (Mark) – Christopher Russell is a first generation Canadian, born in Toronto to British parents.
His many television credits include series regular roles on BBC America’s cult hit “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series “UnREAL.” Recurring and guest star roles include CBS’s “Star Trek: Discovery,” Amazon Prime’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” SyFy’s “Van Helsing,” The CW’s “iZombie,” “Supernatural,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Nikita” and “BH 90210.” Russell was also the lead in ABC Family/Freeform’s sitcom pilot “Gorgeous Morons,” created by the “The Office” alums Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and written by Danny Chun.
Russell has starred in multiple TV movies, including the lead in “Love in the Forecast,” “Nature of Love,” “Love Unleashed,” “Mr. 365,” “Wedding Bells,” “Midnight Masquerade,” “Love, Again” and “Merry Matrimony,” among many others.
On the big screen, Russell’s credits include the lead role in the indie thriller Gone Tomorrow, Center Stage: Turn It Up, the late George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, as well as The Right Kind of Wrong, which was an official selection for the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.