Amber Marshall will star in the new Hallmark Christmas movie My Christmas Guide. The film, which will premiere as part of Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Miracles of Christmas lineup, also stars Ben Mehl and Ava Weiss.
New Hallmark Christmas movie
In the movie, Ben Mehl plays Trevor, a college professor and single dad who has suddenly lost his vision. When a major construction project begins on the campus where he works, his boss wants him to take some off so he won’t get hurt.
Trevor’s daughter, Amy (Ava Weiss), convinces him to visit Best Friend Dog Guides, a facility that trains seeing-eye dogs for the vision impaired. There they meet Peyton (Amber Marshall) who introduces them to the perfect guide dog, Max. As Peyton and Trevor work together with Max, the two bond as Peyton helps Trevor regain his old self-confidence.
But when Trevor is finally forced to take leave from his job due to the hazardous construction conditions, his faith and trust in Max is tested. Trevor will have to step out of his comfort zone, let go of everything he’s familiar with, and turn to those around him — including Peyton — to restore his faith and confidence in his abilities.
She began acting as a child, appearing in productions with the Original Kids Theatre Company in London, Ontario. She made her professional debut on the mini-series Me and My Shadows: The Life of Judy Garland. At 14, she was cast as Elizabeth Smart in The Elizabeth Smart Story. She went on to appear in Resident Evil, Doc, Power Strikers, and Dark Oracle before being cast in Heartland.
She is a dedicated animal rights advocate and works with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team.
Ben Mehl is a Canadian actor best known for his role as the librarian Dante in the Netflix series You. Though not fully blind, he has Stargardt’s disease and is considered legally blind.
Ava Weiss played Mary Louise on the Hallmark series When Hope Calls, a spinoff of When Calls the Heart. She has also appeared in the movies Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday (2019), A Christmas Letter (2021), Lemonade Stand Romance (2022), The Most Colorful Time of the Year (2022), and Twas the Night Before Christmas (2022).
My Christmas Guide will premiere on Hallmark Moves and Mysteries on Thursday, November 2 at 9/8c.