Thursday, April 21, 2016

UP Announces New Original Movie starring Catherine Bell

Production Starts on the UP Premiere Movie
A Gripping and Suspenseful Drama Starring
Catherine Bell (“The Good Witch,” “JAG”)


Also Starring Adrian Holmes (“Arrow,” “Continuum”), Greg Bryk (The Incredible Hulk, “The Book of Negroes”) and Sam Arnold (“Mommy’s Little Girl”)

Adrian Holmes (image credit: imdb), Catherine Bell (image credit: Hallmark Crown Media), Greg Byrk (image credit:, and Sam Arnold (image credit: Twitter)


ATLANTA – April 14, 2016 – Production is currently underway in Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario, Canada, on the original UP Premiere Movie Rescue on the 55th Floor, an emotionally gripping family action drama about a mother who will do whatever it takes to save her family. Starring Catherine Bell (“The Good Witch,” “JAG”), Adrian Holmes (“Arrow,” “Continuum”), Greg Bryk (The Incredible Hulk, “The Book of Negroes”) and introducing Sam Ashe Arnold (“Mommy’s Little Girl”). Written by Robert Vaughn, Rescue on the 55th Floor will air exclusively on UP in first quarter 2017.

In this captivating and intense drama, Beth Davis (Catherine Bell), the successful architect of the state-of-the art high-rise Princeton Towers in Chicago’s west loop, is off for a four-week business trip to Miami for another big project much to the chagrin of her husband Jack (Greg Bryk) and her 11-year-old son Charlie (Sam Arnold). Beth and Jack’s marriage has been tense lately as the both seem to be searching for something different; she is focused on excelling in her career, and he’s eager to expand their family. While at the airport waiting to board her flight, Beth is in shock when she sees that there has been a huge explosion and fire at Princeton Towers, the building she designed and her own family is living in. Fearing for her family, she rushes to the scene to learn that her husband and son are trapped inside their home on the 55th floor. Determined to do everything she can to free her family from the growing inferno, Beth sneaks into the building, and with the help of a seasoned firefighter Ray (Adrian Holmes), embarks upon a dangerous mission to try to save her family.

on set image via: Twitter

“Rescue on the 55th Floor has all the excitement, emotion and action of a gripping suspense drama,” said Barbara Fisher, SVP, original programming, UP. “This talented cast led by Catherine Bell, along with an experienced production team, are producing a captivating film that will keep you on the edge of your seat, remind you of the strong bond between family and reinforce the hero factor in each of us.”

UP presents Rescue on the 55th Floor, a Chesler/Perlmuttter production. Starring Catherine Bell, Adrian Holmes, Greg Bryk, and Sam Arnold. Executive produced by Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter, Robert Vaughn and Catherine Bell. Co-Executive produced by Dominique Telson. Written and directed by Robert Vaughn. Casting by Ron Leach. Director of Photography is Russ Goozee. Editor is Mark Arcieri.


About UP TV

UP is television's trusted entertainment brand dedicated to providing viewers with "feel good TV for you and your family." UP uplifts viewers every day with premiere movies, original reality, dramatic and comedy series filled with compelling stories and characters with character. In keeping with its brand promise, UP’s pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP is widely available on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the ASPiRE network on sales, marketing and other operational services. Follow UP on the Web at on Facebook at, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram at UP_TV.

About Chesler/Perlmutter Productions
Chesler/Perlmutter Productions was established in 1989 by Lewis Chesler and David Perlmutter. They have had a successful 25+ year record of development and production of numerous television series, movies and feature films. With significant experience in developing, financing and producing for the major U.S., Canadian, and foreign broadcasters and distributors, Chesler/Perlmutter Productions continues to be an active player in the Canadian production industry today.


  1. Ooooooh...this sounds intense; hope I remember to watch it!! Net, I thought I recognized Greg Bryk; he played in "Mistletoe Over Manhatten"....I adored that movie!!

    1. Yep, that is him ... with Mrs. Clausberger in "Mistletoe Over Manhatten"! So cute!

      Plus, he and his wife used to have a DIY Network Home Renovating Show a few years back called "A Bryk at a Time". It was a great show, kind of like Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV's Fixer Upper, if you are familiar with them. Plus, I have to say as a side-note: I personally think Chip and Joanna are a joy to watch and they do beautiful work! I also remember Greg Bryk and his wife Danielle having some amazing reveals, too, on their show, and they also were balancing raising young children, while doing all of these renovation projects!

  2. Sherry In CaliforniaThursday, April 21, 2016

    I am on the survey panel for UP (it covers some other channels too), and they recently asked me about this movie. I was given a list of titles and I had to pick the one I liked best (I can't recall which one I picked, but I don't think it was this one!). I was also given different variations of the plot/storyline and I had to pick which one I preferred.

    It's interesting to see it now come to the channel as an actual movie, with a female lead I recognize (for some reason I was thinking the star would be someone I didn't know)!

    1. I took that same survey, Sherry! So glad to see more original movies coming on UP!

    2. Wow! That's so neat you guys got to be part of a survey for a cable movie!


    3. Yes, it is neat! UP offered the opportunity to all of their viewers, actually. It was featured on the bottom of the screen while you watched some of their shows. They provided a link online to sign up and from there, we take their polls, questionnaires, etc... It's a great way to give feedback on their programming!

    4. I'm wondering when we'll hear news about the new dramady they've developing. I took a survey on it months ago,and voted for the title

  3. Saw a commercial for it! Its now called High Rise Rescue and premieres in August

    1. Thank you so much, Anonymous, for giving me the first tip on the premiere for this movie. After I received this news from you, I reached out to UP, who confirmed all the details and informed me the premiere date would be August 13. There was, for a time, a wrong premiere date floating around, so I wanted to be sure.

      I added a new post for High Rise Rescue in the midst of Christmas in July! Hope you saw it!

      If not, here it is:

      Thank you, again!!! :)


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