The Hallmark Channel’s new film, “A Christmas Together with You,” premieres on Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern, with encores airing all through the season. The film stars Harry Lennix, Laura Vandervoort, and Niall Matter. Read on to be taught all about the place it was filmed and the cast, together with a behind-the-scenes story a few last-minute film change on account of close by hearth evacuations.
‘A Christmas Together With You’ Was Filmed in Canada
“A Christmas Together with You” (filmed under the working title “Christmas Alone Together”) was filmed in Canada, together with within the Vernon and Okanagan Valley areas of British Columbia. It was filmed in August, FR24 News reported.
In downtown Vernon, one of many filming areas was in entrance of Towne Cinema, Roxy Cafe, and KALECO Sustainable Lifestyle. Extras had been additionally requested, and filming was made additional enjoyable with prizes and drawings.
One of the filming areas was Spirit Lodge at Silverstar, a mattress and breakfast within the North Okanagan, British Columbia, situated about 10 minutes from Vernon.
Another filming location was The Vibe Artisan Gallery in Vernon.
According to IMDb, the estimated finances for this film was $2.5 million.
Producer Gilles Laplantetold Castanet that they selected Vernon due to the gorgeous areas.
Laplante mentioned: “There’s such an unlimited array of nice areas in Vernon and I hope to develop extra initiatives with Vernon in thoughts… The factor in regards to the Okanagan that I like essentially the most is simply the heat and hospitality that everyone gives, all people is so good.”
Vandervoort wrote about starring reverse Matter:
Onset with this beautiful fella. This ones a great 🥚. The actual deal. #NiallMatter It’s uncommon to search out somebody as proficient, type and beneficiant as this man proper right here. Especially in show enterprise. So grateful to have had him as my companion on this one. On a every day foundation, I noticed intelligence, persistence, expertise, generosity, empathy, energy and bravado. Thank you. That’s a wrap! 🎥”
She additionally shared about working with Lennix: “So grateful to be working with and studying from this gem on our new film. Outside of us continuously singing random tunes, discussing each topic that got here to thoughts, inventing new digital camera gear (we’re gonna be millionaires Harry) & dissecting life… I had a mesmerizing time watching him work and could not get sufficient of his contagious laughter & singing. Xo Here’s to many extra! 🥂”
According to IMDb, Kevin Fair was the director and Graham Locke wrote the script.
Two Horses Joined the Movie on the Last Minute Due to Fire Evacuations
There had been some main wildfires occurring whereas they filmed and a number of the horses that had been supposed for use within the film needed to be evacuated.
According to the Instagram put up above, Ike and Betsy needed to step in on the final minute for the film after the Clydesdales had been evacuated. Horse Drawn Okanagan wrote, “Phew, what every week. Everyone is protected, wholesome and blissful at Horse Drawn Okanagan. Our staff is made from a number of the most beneficiant, onerous working, and selfless individuals I do know, and I’m proud to be a component. The horses are fairly superb too! 😉Now we are able to look ahead to a really feel good Christmas coming quickly!”
You can take pleasure in sleigh rides proper now from the staff in the event you’re within the space.
Meet the Cast
The synopsis reads: “During the Christmas season, Megan and her father-figure Frank head out on a street journey to search out his long-lost love. Along the way in which, Megan finds the love of her personal life.”
Harry Lennix is Frank. His credit embrace “Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas,” “The Blacklist” (Harold Cooper for 179 episodes), “Insecure,” “Billions” (Franklin), “Zach Snyder’s Justice League” (Martian Manhunter), “Conrad,” “Revival,” “Rome and Juliet in Harlem,” “Timeless,” “The Marriage Tour,” “For the Love of Christmas,” “The Algerian,” “72 Hours,” “They Die by Dawn,” “Emily Owens MD” (Dr. Tim Dupre), “Dollhouse” (Boyd), “Little Britain USA,” “24” (Walid Al-Rezani), “Commander in Chief” (Jim), “Suspect Zero,” “The Matrix Revolutions” and “Reloaded” (Lock), “Diagnosis Murder” (Ron Wagner), “ER” (Dr. Greg Fischer), “The Client,” and extra.
Liza Huget is Claire. Her credit embrace “Motherland: Fort Salem,” “The Santa Stakeout,” “The Stand,” “Wendy Williams: The Movie,” “Riverdale,” “The Neighbor within the Window,” “A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado,” “A Summer Romance,” “Loudermilk,” “Stargate SG-1,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “The Commish,” “Strange Luck,” and extra.
Laura Vandervoort is Megan. Her credit embrace “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Romance within the Wilds,” “See for Me,” “Playing Cupid,” “Trigger Point,” “A Christmas Exchange,” “V-Wars” (Mila Dubov), “Private Eyes,” “Ice” (Tessa), “Frankie Drake Mysteries,” “Con Man” (Finley Farrow), “Supergirl” (Indigo), “Bitten” (Elena), “Captain Canuck,” “Haven” (Arla), “Smallville” (Kara/Supergirl), “V” (Lisa), “Instant Star” (Sadie), and extra.
According to IMDb, she has a second-degree black belt in karate.
Niall Matter is Steve. His credit embrace “Aurora Teagarden” (Nick), “Country at Heart,” “Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater,” “Christmas at Dollywood,” the “Father Christmas” sequence (Ian), “The Predator,” “Love at First Dance,” “The Good Doctor,” “When Calls the Heart” (Shane Cantrell), “Remedy” (Peter), “Arctic Air” (Tag), “Primeval: New World” (Evan), “Eureka” (Zane), “90210” (Greg), “Melrose Place” (Rick), “Stargate: Atlantis,” “The Best Years” (Trent), and extra.
Also starring are:
- Adil Zaidi (Kyle)
- Michele Scarabelli (Alice)
- Jim Ewens (Tom)
- Ava Julien (Lisa)
- Lia Daniels (Zoey)
- Corey Woods (Gretchen)
- Julian Leblanc (Receptionist)
- Rebekah Heinrichs (Kyle’s Wife)
- David Alexander Parent (Jerome)
- Deborah Finkel (Mrs. Johnson)
- Vale Cooper (Elf Child #1)
- Jennifer Cooper (Mother)
- Ola Zuri (Ethel)
- Kayla Hidber (Hostess)
- Leighton Byfield (Neighbor)