TREVOR DONOVAN AND JESSICA LOWNDES PROVE THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME IN "APPLES, ORCHARDS & ROMANCE," AN ORIGINAL MOVIE FOR GREAT AMERICAN AUTUMN
NEW YORK, NY - June 20, 2023 - Great American Family today announced production is underway on Apples, Orchards & Romance, starring Trevor Donovan (Jingle Bell Princess, "90210") and Jessica Lowndes (I'm Glad It's Christmas, Harmony from the Heart, "90210") as part of the annual Great American Autumn programming event which returns this September with all-new, fall-themed original movies.
In Apples, Orchards & Romance, teacher Drew Granger (Donovan) accepts a temporary substitute job in his old hometown of Chestnut Hollow, Texas, where he meets Aiden, the proverbial new kid at school, desperate for a caring friend. While he would rather have taken a job anywhere else, Drew reconsiders Chestnut Hollow when he meets Lainie Abbott (Lowndes), the new manager of his parents' massive apple orchard and cider mill business, and more importantly, Aiden's mom.
Apples, Orchards & Romance is the first of two new Great American Family films starring Donovan, who will also star in the upcoming holiday original movie, Christmas by Chance. In addition to his acting career, Donovan is also a children's author who is currently collaborating with middle school students participating in his anti-bullying initiative, Team Upstanders, to write and animate the fourth book in his 'Love Always' series. All proceeds from the book will be donated to Team Upstanders, which is dedicated to creating a support system for students based on treating others with empathy, kindness and respect. Team Upstanders is just one of the many ways Donovan makes a difference by giving back to communities.
Apples, Orchards & Romance is executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Amy Krell, Jimmy Townsend, Lorenzo Nardini, Cara J. Russell, Trevor Donovan, Kelly Martin, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Don McCutcheon, and Jessica Lowndes. David Anselmo produces. Supervising producers are James Mou and W. Michael Beard. Associate Producer is Victor St. Pierre. Don McCutcheon directs from an original screenplay written by Riley Weston.
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