In a recent appearance on Instagram, Good Witch star Kat Barrell said she just finished directing a Christmas movie starring some of her castmates from Good Witch.
“It was amazing,” Barrell said. “It was all-consuming between the directing and the trying to be present with my family. It was a mad dash for the past two months but we did it.”
Barrell did not share the title or a premiere date. She said she will begin sharing details about the movie and snippets in the coming months.
A graduate of the George Brown Classical Theatre School in Canada, Kat Barrell had roles on Saving Hope, Reign, and Star Trek: Discovery before landing the role of Officer Nicole Haught on the SyFy series Wynonna Earp. She won People’s Choice Awards in 2018 and 2020 for her work on the series and also received a Canadian Screen Award in 2020.
Barrell appeared in the Hallmark movie A Nutcracker Christmas (2016) before being cast on Hallmark’s hit series Good Witch in 2020. She joined the cast in Season 6 as Joy Harper, whose mother was a cousin of Cassie Nightingale (played by Catherine Bell). She continued to play Joy until Hallmark abruptly canceled the show during Season 7.
In 2022, she made two Christmas movies for Hallmark: A Godwink Christmas: Miracle of Love and A Tale of Two Christmases.
Barrell has a production company called Blue Eyed Bandit and has directed and produced several short films, including Dissecting Gwen and Cannonball.
Her Christmas movie was made with Vortex Media, a company she has worked with before.
“I knew about 80 percent of the crew,” she said, adding it made for a wonderful experience.
Vortex makes movies for Hallmark Media, Lifetime, and Heart & Home Super Channel (among others). However, Barrell didn’t say which network would feature the film.
Balancing work and family
Barrell took fan questions during the brief appearance and even spoke in French with the help of her husband, actor Ray Galletti, who was off camera. She also talked about her 17-month-old son, Ronin.
“He is amazing,” she said. “He’s chatting up a storm.”
We will continue to update this story as more details become available.