Hallmark Christmas Movie Now Part Of Mine:
My daughter Jamie found herself a brand new family for a few days while shooting the Hallmark Christmas movie “The Double Holiday”. The movie premieres this coming Saturday night at 8pm. So, if you get the Hallmark Channel enjoy. As it turns out, The Woman’s Network here in Canada doesn’t show them all at the same time. We did find the movie on CityTv on Dec 24th. I had hoped to do a little “Premiere” for Jamie but its kind of hard with the unknown. This is one of two movies Hallmark has launched this season that include a jewish storyline, perfect for Jamie’s on screen debut. Her audition consisted of singing while lighting the menorah (something she is well versed at doing).
Jamie was enamoured with the entire movie making process and cried so hard when the movie wrapped. She expressed how her “fake” family became a “real” family over the process and she would miss the crew. In those moments I knew she was really passionate about acting.
Shooting the movie
They shot the “winter” themed movie during the crazy August heat in a number of areas around Ottawa. The poor actors were sporting turtle necks and jackets while the crew enjoyed tank tops and shorts. While I was very familiar with camera angles, shots, audio and scripting, seeing it all come together was really quite fun. I am looking forward to turning on my TV Saturday night and seeing Jamie looking back at me….with a fake mom, and aunt, brother etc.
Once the movie has aired, I will be adding some moments to my Instagram story. (so I don’t get in trouble by network). 🙂
I hope you enjoy some of these pics for the time bring 🙂