Chemainus will be in the spotlight when the long-awaited Hallmark movie The Baker’s Son debuts this Saturday, June 12 on the W Network locally.
There’s some confusion about the broadcast time. It’s showing on the Hallmark website as 9 p.m. both Eastern and Pacific time, but that’s for the Hallmark Channel in the United States.
Movie premieres on the W Network are always at 6 p.m. Saturdays so viewers interested in catching the movie should check local listings to make sure. It’s being presented as part of the Hallmark Channel and W Network’s Summer Nights series.
The Baker’s Son will feature extensive scenes shot in Chemainus along Willow Street inside and outside the Willow Street Cafe as well as Cowichan Bay at the government wharf and True Grain Bread and on location in Brentwood Bay.
Be sure to watch closely for the Pioneer Days celebration scenes that were filmed along Willow Street.
The Baker’s Son stars Eloise Mumford (Chicago Fire and The Right Stuff) and Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars and Fifty Shades Freed).
When a ballet dancer visits the small island in the fictitious town of Windward, Washington, local baker Matt’s (Daugherty) interest is piqued. His passion for her somehow finds its way into his baking, transforming his bread from bland to spectacular. The wondrous new success attracts tourists and boosts the economy of the small island community.
But when the dancer leaves, Matt is heartbroken and his bread is suddenly a flop. The island townsfolk start to panic and turn their attention and Matt’s toward Annie (Mumford), the owner of a local café and his longtime friend, to save the day.
It turns out Matt’s confidant has supported and loved him all along, he just didn’t realize it.
The Baker’s Son was directed by Mark Jean from a script by Steve Peterman and Gary Dontzig.