The Hallmark Channel’s latest film,Christmas in Vienna, premieres on November 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern. The film will then air encores all through the Christmas season. Starring Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott, this film is a couple of live performance violinist whose coronary heart simply is not in the music anymore. But the place was the film filmed? This is likely one of the most genuine Hallmark Christmas films, because it was filmed in Vienna at Christmastime final yr, with some further scenes filmed in Bucharest.
‘Christmas in Vienna’ Was Filmed in Vienna Last Winter
The synopsis for the film reads: “Jess, a live performance violinist whose coronary heart simply is not in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a efficiency. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been lacking, and a brand new love.”
The film was filmed on location in Vienna, Australia, in Christmas 2019, Drew revealed when she appeared on Home & Family. You can watch her interview in the video under.
Unlike many different Hallmark Christmas films, the decorations and environment have been 100% genuine as a result of it was filmed at Christmastime. One of the filming places was the highest of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.
Drew instructedHome & Familythat this was “a type of as soon as in a lifetime experiences.”
She mentioned: “We have been capturing in December, main as much as Christmas, strolling down … in the precise Christmas marketplaces. … That’s not set decorations, that’s what it seemed like! The solely factor we had so as to add was snow generally, however we have been inside St. Steven’s Cathedral. We climbed all the best way to the highest of the bell tower and shot up there. We actually did not have to embellish as a result of every thing was embellished for the vacations… We have been working in the center of precise consumers from all around the world… It was unbelievable.”
Drew mentioned that in one magical second, they shot in a Ferris wheel that has been operating for 100 years referred to as Riesenrad. The Ferris wheel was constructed in 1897.
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“When we arrived at our location, it began snowing,” Drew mentioned. “Just massive, big fluffy snowflakes.”
She mentioned it did not cease snowing till they mentioned “lower.”
Elliott shared a photograph in January when filming wrapped.
Here’s a phenomenal photograph that Drew shared from Vienna.
And a few of these scenes have actual snow.
One of the places they filmed at was Schönbrunn Palace.
Director Maclain Nelson shared this photograph on the day they wrapped, writing: “Sitting on the tarmac in Vienna with a number of blissful tears in my eyes. Thanks to everybody concerned for an incredible expertise whereas capturing in Austria and Romania. I’ve made many new buddies and skilled all of it with a few of my oldest and dearest buddies. Excited to show everybody what we did collectively.”
Some Scenes Were Also Filmed in Bucharest
Some scenes have been additionally filmed in Bucharest, in keeping with Elliott’s Instagram submit on the final day of filming, January 23. He wrote, in half: “Thankyou#Viennafor your hospitality and love! Thankyou#bucharestfor serving to us all convey it house! Hope you followers get pleasure from this Christmas deal with throughout#countdowntochristmasat finish of#2020, [email protected] C u all on the subsequent challenge!”
Here’s a phenomenal photograph he took from Vienna.
Drew shared this photograph on the final day of filming, additionally noting that some scenes have been filmed in Bucharest.
She mentioned they headed off to Romania on January 10.
The film first filmed in Vienna, took a break for the vacations, after which completed filming in Bucharest.
Meanwhile, manufacturing on Hallmark’s CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA is coming into its closing 2 days. The film, which began manufacturing final month then went on hiatus for the vacations, is being filmed in Vienna and Bucharest. It stars Sarah Drew and Brennan Elliott.
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She mentioned she had two make-up artists since she was filming in each places.
Drew instructedHome & Familythat she was dedicated to wanting like an actual violinist, and even practiced with Nathalie Bonin on Skype from her lavatory. She mentioned she was rehearsing three hours a day so she’d look genuine whereas taking part in the violin in her scenes, ensuring her bow was at all times on the proper string for every observe. She mentioned at one level she was taking part in to a room of 300 folks and apologized, letting them know that she would not actually play the violin. She mentioned a man in the again yelled, “Yeah, we all know!”
Also starring in the film are:
- Alina Fritsch (Tori)
- Stefan Gorski (Vincent)
- Allegra Tinnefeld (Summer)
- Oscar Ricketts (Julian)
- Abigail Vollnhofer (Isla)