Helen Shaver to Direct ‘The Keeper’ Next; to be Filmed in British Columbia

New insights have emerged about Helen Shaver’s next project. The director is set to helm ‘The Keeper,’ which is billed as an intense psychological thriller originating from a script penned by Graeme Manson. Filming is slated to take place in British Columbia. Casting details remain under wraps at this point.

Set in 1920 on a remote island off the stormy Pacific coast, the narrative plunges into the intricacies of the relationship between two men. One is an experienced but secluded light keeper, while the other is a former soldier haunted by his past. Their lives become entwined with that of a beautiful woman, the sole survivor of a shipwreck.

Shaver, an actress turned director, has recently lent her directorial talents to various projects. Notably, she directed episodes for ‘The New Look,’ which explores the ascent of fashion designer Christian Dior as he competes with Coco Chanel, leaving an indelible mark on the world of fashion. Her recent directorial endeavors also include episodes for shows like ‘Quantum Leap,’ ‘Station Eleven,’ and ‘Maid.’ Additionally, she contributed to ‘Vikings,’ which is a glimpse into the world of Ragnar Lothbrok. Her latest film, ‘Happy Place,’ based on Pamela Mala Sinha’s play, portrays a group of women navigating personal crises at an inpatient mental health clinic, with Joanna Areti and Clark Backo in the lead roles.

Shaver’s directorial portfolio extends to a variety of acclaimed shows such as ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Anne with an E,’ ‘Sneaky Pete,’ and ‘Person of Interest.’ She also directed the film ‘Ultra,’ chronicling the life of a superhero balancing crime-fighting with her social life. Before that, she helmed ‘The Stranger I Married,’ recounting the journey of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who wakes from a coma with no memory of his past.

Graeme Manson’s recent endeavors include his role as the creator of the show ‘Snowpiercer,’ which portrays a post-apocalyptic world where humanity survives on a perpetual train journey, navigating class warfare and social injustices. Additionally, he co-created the drama sci-fi thriller ‘Orphan Black,’ exploring a compelling conspiracy involving a streetwise hustler who witnesses the suicide of her identical clone. His writing credits extend to projects like ‘Being Erica,’ ‘Endgame,’ and ‘The Bridge.’ Manson also contributed to the script of the movie ‘Crazy Canucks,’ chronicling the journey of World Cup ski champions.

Shaver and Manson have previously crossed paths across various projects such as ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Reign,’ and ‘The Bridge.’

In recent times, productions such as ‘Under the Bridge’ and ‘Dead Boy Detectives’ have chosen British Columbia as their filming location. Keep an eye out for further updates as this project enters production.

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