by Adam Ross

Australian actors Rhiannon Fish and James O’Halloran will star for director Jo-Anne Brechin in The Steve Jaggi Company production, which has just commenced shooting in Brisbane.

When Love Springs follows Rory Richards (Fish, The 100, Home and Away), a junior PR professional that heads to a quaint bed and breakfast to celebrate her parents’ vow renewals. Rory’s relaxing trip is thrown into chaos when she runs into her love-rat ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. Desperate to save face, Rory hatches a plan with the owner of the struggling bed and breakfast, Noah (O’Halloran, Twentysomething, Offspring) – if Noah will help Rory by pretending to be her boyfriend, she will help him by saving his family’s business. Both Rory and Noah get more than what they bargained for when their mutually beneficial relationship starts to take an unlikely romantic turn.

Joining the main cast are Renee Herbert, Erin Connor, Steve Nation, and Francesca Savige in supporting roles. This is the second romantic leading role for Rhiannon Fish following the still to be released A Royal in Paradise.

That film’s producer Steve Jaggi first collaborated with Brechin on her debut Zelos, and he has been keen to partner with her ever since. “It has been a huge year for our company, and we’re keeping the pedal down right till the end. It’s fantastic to be teaming up again with director Jo-Anne Brechin, five years after working together on Zelos. We’re pleased to have such a talented and experienced director on board.”

Joining Jaggi is producer Kelly Son Hing, and executive producers Vanessa Shapiro, Michael Gray, and Jip Panosot. The film will be domestically distributed by Athabasca Film (Beyond the Reef), and international sales and distribution will be handled by Nicely Entertainment (Dive Club).

When Love Springs is slated for a 2023 release.

Photo by David Fell