“When Sparks Fly” is a Hallmark Channel Original Movie that premiered on June 28, 2014. The romance stars Meghan Markle as a big city journalist who returns to her hometown to write an article about Fourth of July fireworks in a small town. Link: “When Sparks Fly” video preview.
Amy Peterson (Markle) left the small town of Lakeside, in the Pacific Northwest, to take her dream job as a journalist at the Chicago Post. She left her high-school boyfriend Hank (Christopher Jacot) and her family and their Pyrotechnics business.
Seven years later, Amy is a big-city journalist but she is not as fulfilled as she had hoped. She has a GQ-handsome boyfriend named Phil (Lochlyn Munro) but they are not really right for each-other and the romance is fizzling.
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Amy’s editor gives her an assignment that takes her back to her hometown. Amy is set to write about her parents’ (Keith MacKechnie and Jacqueline Samuda) pyrotechnics business and growing up in the fireworks business.
Amy returns to her hometown and is quickly reunited with her best friend Sammie (Pesic) who is marrying Hank. Sammie is planning a Fourth of July wedding and enlists Amy to help with the wedding plans.
Amy gets involved in Sammie’s wedding plans while still working on her newspaper assignment. In the meantime, sparks start to fly between Amy and Hank as their old flame is rekindled.
The cast of “When Sparks Fly” includes: Meghan Markle (“Suits”) as Amy Peterson, Christopher Jacot (“Nikita”) as Hank Lyons, Kristina Pesic as Sammie Harper, Lochlyn Munro as Phil Gustman, Jacqueline Samuda as Gloria Peterson, and Keith MacKechnie as Charlie Peterson.
“When Sparks Fly” is an Oh Say Films Inc. Production. Jim Head and Ted Bauman are the executive producers. Ted Bauman is also the producer. Gary Yates directed from a script by Carol Starr Schneider