Matthew Sauvé Addiction Drama Series ‘Disrepair’ Lands Series Order At Bell Canada Streaming Channel TV1

EXCLUSIVE: One Night Stand actor Matthew Sauvé will star in a limited series about his experiences with addiction.

Sauvé will star in Disrepair alongside Tommy James Murphy (Last Resort) and Samora Smallwood (Star Trek: Discovery), with Bell Canada’s streaming channel TV1 the commissioning network.

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Co-creators are Sauvé, Murphy and Andrew Ravindran (Friendly Visit), who is directing. They produce the series under their newly formed banner, RavinMurph Pictures. With an overall focus on redemption stories, they filmed the post-dystopian-world suspense thriller Midnight Dreamers and are developing a comedy, among many others.

Canadian songwriter Simon Wilcox, known for the Twilight soundtrack and Nick Jonas’ song ‘Jealous’ has been tapped to create original music.

Filming on the redemption story is set to begin in the small town of Oshawa, Canada, where the series is set, and the Toronto area later this spring. A fall launch date has been set.

The story follows Jake Thomas (Sauvé), who, after years of going in and out of rehabs, is determined not to relapse, but must confront the damaged family relationships his addiction has caused. Murphy plays younger brother James, while Smallwood us Eric, Jake’s wife and mother to their child, who is concerned about the future of their marriage.

“I want people to know that recovery isn’t always linear,” said Sauvé. “I don’t want my struggle for sobriety to be in vain. Addiction is a disease that also takes its toll on the ones we love the most.  Recovery enabled me to rebuild trust and mend my family relationships. I hope my story can help someone suffering in silence.”

“We partnered with Matthew Sauvé and his team on Disrepair because we felt that this dramatic story of a person’s struggles with addiction recovery needed to be shared,” said Bell Media exec Paul Gardener. “Sauvé has brought some hard truth to the daily struggles so many people face. At TV1, we’re always keen to share important, reflective, and relevant stories to our communities.”

TV1 is delivered through Bell’s Fibe TV video-on-demand service, which operates in local Canadian communities.

Sauvé is known for short film One Night Stand, which won him numerous acting awards. He has also appeared in A Stand For Damaged Fame and is co-starring alongside Ne-Yo and CeCe Peniston in the romantic comedy The Pact. He remains under the care of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which is also working with him on Disrepair.

His new indie, RavinMurph Pictures is focused on redemption stories and is currently working up post-dystopian-world suspense thriller Midnight Dreamers and developing a comedy.

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