If you consider yourself a star-gazer, GAC Family’s festive-themed romance comedy movie ‘A Christmas Star’ is one you may want to add to your bucket list. Jessica Harmon serves as the director, and the original screenplay is penned by Lorie Hope, Ross Mihalko, and Bob Sáenz. People looked at stars for directions in ancient times, and they still influence our lives in more ways than we can imagine. Madeline, an astronomer, is out looking for life beyond the planet. When she discovers a possible match, she takes the findings to her boss and requests that she be allowed to travel to a sleepy forested village in New York to document a rare celestial event.
With high-tech equipment and a film crew, Madeline hopes to capture a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event. Meanwhile, she meets charming National Park Ranger Ryan Sparks and his daughter Celeste. Madeline and Ryan try to chart the sky, while destiny charts a future for them. Most of the story unfolds in the hamlet and its surrounding jungle in Upstate New York, but you may seek to identify the locations where the movie was filmed. Also, who all star in this starry romance? Let us find out!
A Christmas Star Filming Locations
‘A Christmas Star’ was filmed presumably in and around the province of British Columbia. Although the series is set in New York, we believe that the movie was filmed in the province for several reasons; the strongest one being that British Columbia has become a hotbed for cinematic productions. However, let us take you to the specific locations where the movie was filmed.
Although the film’s storyline unfolds in a sleepy hamlet in the state of New York, the director and the scouting team may have found greener pastures in the Great White North. They seemingly filmed the majority of the sequences in the province of British Columbia. The temperate weather ensures that there is less delay in projects. Moreover, the towering cities side by side with mountainous terrains, coastal stretches, and tranquil villages make the region a highly fertile ground for film and television productions. The westernmost province of the country, British Columbia features sunny Pacific coastlines on one side and snow-capped mountain ranges on the other.
British Columbia is not only rich in biodiversity but also hosts an array of skilled professionals adept in modern technologies. There are state-of-the-art production facilities, skilled film crews, and small businesses that happily cater to various aspects of filming in the region. Moreover, the provincial government features a profitable tax credit program to lure producers and filmmakers to the region and boost the economy. For all these reasons, the province has become one of the most coveted filming locations globally.
A Christmas Star Cast
The movie features several familiar television and screen personalities. Sara Canning takes up the role of Madeline Baggett, an ambitious and enterprising astronomer looking for her big break. You may have previously seen the actress on popular TV shows like ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and medical drama ‘Remedy,’ and in movies such as ‘War for the Planet of the Apes.’
Daniel Lissing wears the robe of Ryan Sparks, a widowed Park Ranger and a caring father. Daniel’s notable acting credits include ‘Last Resort’ and the family-oriented romance series ‘When Calls the Heart.’ Also taking up essential roles are Juliette Hawk as Celeste Sparks – the bubbly daughter of Ryan – and Joanne Wilson in the skin of Gigi.
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