Two GMC world premiere features being shot in B.C.

Jingle Bell Rock and The Carpenter's Miracle are both being produced and distributed by Entertainment One.
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B.C’s lower mainland is the location for the shooting of two original GMC World Premiere feature films.

The production and international sales for both are being handled by Entertainment One, while both are being directed by Emmy Award winner K. T. Donaldson (Judging Amy, Falcon Beach, jPod).

The first is Drew Lachey starrer Jingle Bell Rock, which is currently underway, and the other is The Carpenter’s Miracle, staring Cameron Mathison (All My Children, Good Morning America), which has just wrapped.

In Jingle Bell Rock, a jaded former rock star agrees to fulfill a child’s Christmas wish list, a commitment that to his consternation eventually requires him to front a small town’s Christmas concert. It is written by by Tippi and Neal Dobrofsky (Goodnight For justice, $5 a Day) whom also serve as executive producers; the cast also includes country singer/actress Mackenzie Porter as the romantic interest.

Randolph Cheveldave (Goodnight for Justice) serves as producer along with executive producers from eOne, John Morayniss, Ira Pincus. Jonathan Schwartz is production associate for eOne. David Pelletier (Continuum, Dark Universe) is director of photography.

The second, The Carpenter’s Miracle, based on a novel by Judd Parkin (who also exec produces), follows an average small town tradesman’s life after it gets turned upside down when he saves a boy who almost drowns in a lake. Its cast includes Sarah-Jane Redmond (Smallville, Arrow, Emily Owens M.D.), Anna Mae Wills (I Love You, Beth Cooper), Aaron Pearl (The Accidental Witness, Christmas Miracle) Adrian Holmes  (Smallville, Baja Dunes), Alex Sparling (Smallville), Stephen E. Miller (Cole, Endgame) and Viv Leacock (Becoming Redwood).