A film shot and produced locally is set to premiere in Canada on Dec. 1.
A Christmas Letter, which was produced by local production company 180 Sisterhood Productions along with executive producer Justin L. Levine of Stardust Pictures, will air on CBC at 8 p.m. on Dec. 1.
"We are thrilled to bring a BIPOC female-led story to Canadians this holiday season," a prepared statement from 180 Sisterhood Productions said. "We had a great experience filming in our homebase, Sault Ste. Marie Ont., with the support of the community including local businesses, crew and talent and the NOHFC."
The trailer can be seen here.
Following is a full release on the premiere:
A Christmas Letter, written by and starring David Lipper (Fuller House) and distributed by Incendo, will have it’s Canadian premiere Wednesday, December 1 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV and streaming live on CBC Gem. It was produced in Sault Ste. Marie by local production company 180 Sisterhood Productions and executive produced by Justin L. Levine of Stardust Pictures. Producers Rebeka Herron, Trish Rainone, and David Lipper are pleased to announce the release and the leading cast as follows: Glenda Braganza as Leslie, David Lipper, Colin Mochrie, Enrico Colatoni, Roger Cross, Amalia Williamson and Jorja Cadence. The cast is comprised entirely of Canadian actors.
Leslie has done everything right in her life except for finding Mr. Right, until the spirit of Christmas leads her there in an unusual way. A Christmas Letter is a modern love story meets epic adventure that ultimately brings a family together, with an uplifting, feel-good look at how the spirit of the holidays - and
help from some pro hockey players - can unite a community and new-found friendships. This is a tale of how love, compassion and a little Christmas sparkle can
bring us together when we need it the most.
Statement from producers at 180 Sisterhood:
We are thrilled to bring a BIPOC female-led story to Canadians this holiday season. We had a great experience filming in our homebase, Sault Ste. Marie Ont., with the support of the community including local businesses, crew and talent and the NOHFC.