In the new Hallmark movie Notes of Autumn, best friends Ashey Williams and Luke Macfarlane switch houses and end up finding true love. The film, part of Hallmark’s Fall Into Love lineup, also stars Marcus Rosner and Peter Porte.
Hallmark shared a clip of the movie on Facebook along with a caption that read, “A musician and a writer searching for inspiration will go looking in unlikely places, discovering food, fun, and surprising romance in Saturday’s all-new ‘Notes of Autumn,’ part of Fall Into Love!”
New Hallmark movie
In Notes of Autumn, Ashley Williams plays Ellie, a classically trained pianist who gave up on her dream of playing professionally and instead works at a hotel.
Her best friend Leo (Macfarlane), lives in the rustic outskirts of British Columbia. A successful author, he is experiencing a serious case of writer’s block.
They decide to switch houses for a few months, hoping the change of scenery will inspire their creative sides.
Ellie meets Leo’s neighbor Sam (played by Marcus Rosner) and helps him plan a musical performance for a local charity. She also comes to terms with why she quit music years ago.
Leo strikes up a friendship with Ellie’s good friend Matt (played by Porte) and opens himself up to writing something different that really inspires him.
About the cast
Macfarlane has starred in the Hallmark movies Christmas Land (2015), The Mistletoe Promise (2016), A Birthday Wish (2017), Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle (2017), A Shoe Addict’s Christmas (2018), Just Add Romance (2019), Sense, Sensibility and Snowmen (2019), A Valentine’s Match (2020), Chateau Christmas (2020), Taking a Shot at Love (2021), Christmas in My Heart (2021), Moriah’s Lighthouse (2022), and A Magical Christmas Village (2022).
Ashley Williams got her start playing Dani Andropoulos on As the World Turns. She went on to have roles in Dawson’s Creek, Monk, How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and The Jim Gaffigan Show.
She has starred in the Hallmark movies October Kiss (2015), Love on a Limb (2016), Christmas in Evergreen (2017), Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (2018), Northern Lights of Christmas (2018), Holiday Hearts (2019), Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019), Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater (2020), and Two Tickets to Paradise (2022).
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Marcus Rosner is a Hallmark veteran. He appeared in Season 2 of the hit series When Calls the Heart and played Austin McMurray in Season 1 of the Hallmark series Ride.
He has appeared in the Hallmark movies Garage Sale Mysteries: All That Glitters (2014), A Christmas Detour (2015), Appetite For Love (2016), Summer Dreams (2016), Autumn in the Vineyard (2016), A Firehouse Christmas (2016), Fixer Upper Mysteries (2017), The Birthday Wish (2017), Summer in the Vineyard (2017), A Harvest Wedding (2017), Christmas in Evergreen (2017), Yes, I Do (2018), Valentine in the Vineyard (2019), Love on Harbor Island (2020), Christmas With a Crown (2020), and Romance to the Rescue (2022).
Peter Porte played Ricky Williams on The Young and the Restless. He also appeared on the TV shows Parks and Recreation, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Days of Our Lives.
He has starred in the Hallmark movies Love at the Shore (2017), A Gift to Remember (2017), Love, Once and Always (2018), Christmas Harmony (2018), Rome in Love (2019), and Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 (2019).
Notes of Autumn will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, September 16 at 8/7c.