The Hallmark Channel premiered a new Christmas movie on Sunday, November 22, titled Christmas house. This film featured Hallmark’s first LGBTQ storyline involving one of the main characters. The film premieres Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m. EST. Read on to learn all about where it was shot and to meet the actors who bring the movie to life.
The film stars Ana Ayora (Andi), Robert Buckley (Mike), Treat Williams (Bill), Sharon Lawrence (Phylis), Jonathan Bennett (Brandon), Brad Harder (Jake) and Mattia Castrillo (Noah.)
“The Christmas House” was filmed in Canada
Christmas house was filmed in British Columbia, Canada, this fall.
One of the places was Victoria, according to a tag in a sweet Instagram post that Bennett shared about the film.
ET Canada reported that the film was also shot in Vancouver.
Ayora, who stars in the film, shared some photos from the set.
Bennett shared a selfie with co-star Buckley.
Bennett told ET Canada that this film would have meant a lot to his “youngster” himself. “I imagine what it would have meant for me when I was younger, to see two men who are in a romantic relationship go through the process of adopting a baby to start their own familyâ¦ it’s such a great story. unconditional love. And they do it with their family, which is so important to me. I wish I had a movie like this to watch when I was younger.
Bennett said Buckley wrote the screenplay and came up with the idea because it was based on his real family.
Buckley shared this selfie while filming:
Meet the cast
The film’s synopsis reads: “Working through tough decisions, family matriarch Mitchell Phylis and Patriarch Bill, have summoned their two adult sons – TV star Mike Mitchell and Brandon Mitchell – to the house. for the holidays. They hope that reuniting the family to recreate the Christmas house will help them find a solution and make a memorable vacation for the whole family and community. As Brandon and her husband Jake return home, they eagerly await a call regarding the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi, his sweetheart from high school.
Robert Buckley plays Mike. He played in Love in store, which aired on The Hallmark Channel in August. His many credits include iZombie (Major Lillywhite, 71 episodes), Christmas touch, Dimension 404 helpless replay Dick (Gaston), Hart of Dixie, 666 Park Avenue (Brian), A tree hill (Clay for 57 episodes), Jungle Lipstick (Kirby for 20 episodes), American heiress (Matthew Wakefield for 36 episodes), Fashion house (Michael Bauer for 70 episodes), and more.
Ana Ayora plays Andi. His many previous credits include In the dark (Sarah Barnes), Captain Marvel (Agent Whitcher), Major crimes, Banshee (Nina Cruz), Chop Shop (Sofia), Redeemed, Castle, Phoenix Falling, Marley and I, and more.
Treat Williams plays Bill. He is perhaps best known among Hallmark fans for his role as Mick O’Brien in Chesapeake Ribs. His many other credits include Christmas in the Square, Run Hide Fight, Blue Bloods (Lenny), Chicago fire (Bennie), Drunk Parents, Rocky Mountain Christmas, American Odyssey (Col. Stephen Glen), Operation Rogue, white collar workers (James Bennett), Against the wall (Put on), Martino’s summer, in front of the class, Chasing a Dream, Heartland (Dr Nathaniel Grant), Brothers Sisters (David Morton), Everwood Wood (Dr Andy Brown), Miss Congeniality 2, good advice (Jack), Eddie Dodd (Eddie Dodd), and more.
Sharon Lawrence plays Phylis. She is a prolific actress with many credits to her credit. A few of his credits include Dynasty (Laura Van Kirk), Becoming a God in Central Florida (Louise), Shameless (Margo), Criminal Minds, Poinsettias for Christmas, Me and Me (ÃlÃ©onore), How to get away with the murder, the ranch (Brenda), Queen Sugar, The Last Tycoon, Rizzoli & Isles (Dr Hope Martin), Silence game (Diane), Drop Dead Diva (Bobby), A tree hill (Sylvia Boulanger), Line (Jayne), Monk (Linda Fusco), Hidden Palms, Desperate Housewives, Ladies Man, NYPD Blue (Sylvia Costas), Fired, and much more.
Jonathan Bennett plays Brandon. Bennett’s prolific experience as an actor includes Snowfall, repeat love, Christmas on order, goofy (where he played Ethan), Hit the Floor, A Christmas Kiss II, Mean Girls, A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale, and more. He starred in two episodes of All my kids in 2001 and 2002 and was in two episodes of VÃ©ronique Mars in 2004 at the start of his career. It hosts Halloween wars on the food web.
According to IMDb, Bennett became gay in 2014. He is happily dating Jaymes Vaughan from The Amazing race, reported Hollywood Life, and said that one day, when he proposes, he wants to use a flash mob.
Brad Harder plays Jake. He is perhaps best known for his role as Officer Heard in The mysteries of the Aurora tea garden. He also appeared in The Twilight Zone, The Magicians, No Tomorrow, A Christmas miracle, and more.
Harder shared on his Instagram that he was not only thrilled to play the first married gay couple on Hallmark, but that he was thrilled that his real son could play his onscreen baby. In real life, he is married to Graham Arychuk. Harder’s full name in real life is Brad Harder Arychuk, but his name is Brad Harder professionally.
Mattia Castrillo plays Noah. This is his first credit on IMDb.
Also featured are:
- Gabriela Reynoso (Elena)
- Michelle Harrison (Kathleen)
- Chris Gauthier (Wonderful Jim)
- Aidan Wright (Teen Mike)
- Ashley Hart (Teen Andi)
- Shawn Alexander Gilmour (Teenager Troy)
- Zara Nikou Sichani (Rosa)
- Nathan Parrott (Young Mike)
- Coco Conn (Young Andi)
- Hayden Carmichael (Young Brandon)
- Mapuana Makia (Executive 1)
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