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‘Season for Love’ film to premiere on Hallmark

Heather Provost and Scott Damian have built a successful working relationship over the years.

Their project “Season for Love” will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 on Hallmark.

“It’s been an amazing relationship that we’ve been able to have with Crown Media,” Provost says in a recent phone interview. “Our job is to tell great stories, and this goes with all of our previous stuff.”

“Season for Love” stars Marc Blucas and Autumn Reeser.

It follows Reeser’s character, who returns to her Texas hometown. She winds up entering the town’s famous barbecue cook-off and gets more than she bargained for when the surprise judge turns out to be her high school love, played by Blucas.

Provost and Damian wrote the script for the film.

“Heather and I come from the same school of thought,” Damian says. “We want to set a positive influence. We check the egos at the door and come together to create a great piece of film. We were lucky to get Marc and Autumn, because they helped bring the characters to life.”

The pair also wanted to include a script that dealt with food.

“We’re Sicilian,” Provost says. “There’s a respect that comes with how food brings people together. It’s a great way for us to be able to relate with others.”

Provost and Damian have been in the business for over 20 years.

Last year, they penned “A Joyous Christmas,” which premiered last holiday season on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel, starring Natalie Kneep, Michael Rady and Bonnie Bedelia.

Serving as directors and writers, Damian and Provost are in pre-production for the thriller-suspense film, “Among,” scheduled for principal shooting in later this year.

The pair is also in development with two full-length plays, “Coffee Stains” and “The Royals of Detroit,” the musical, “V-V-Voice,” as well as their pilot dramas, “Lakeview” and “Switching Hyenas.”

The pair’s film “Racing Colt,” which had a preview screening at Stan Lee’s Comic Con in Los Angeles in 2017, tells the story of a personal assistant’s struggles to get an aging movie star through a tumultuous shoot of a highly anticipated film.

“Through everything, we want to do each project as unique as possible,” Damian says. “We don’t want to make the same thing over and over. ‘Racing Colt’ was very different for us, because it is an edgy independent. We try to push ourselves within storytelling.”

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