Extras Wanted for Nutwood Christmas Movie – LaGrange Daily News

By | September 22, 2022

Wished extras for Nutwood Christmas film

Posted at 5:27 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022

Filming continues for the Christmas romantic comedy being filmed at Nutwood Vineyard and different areas round LaGrange.

The movie stars Ansley Gordon and Chris Connell. The movie is being produced for tv distribution by government producer Vanessa Shapiro of Properly Leisure. The movie is produced by Danny Roth and directed by Dave Thomas for a 2023 launch.

The manufacturing crew of round 25 additionally contains cinematographer Thomas Hennessy.

The vacation movie is tentatively titled “A Good Christmas Pairing” attributable to its winery setting. The made-for-TV film is ready to air in round 26 nations, however no US channels have been set.

Inventive government producer Dave Hickey indicated that Shapiro was searching for a vacation movie and instructed a vineyard-themed Christmas movie.

Hickey mentioned he was capturing one other film in Atlanta on the time and had heard of Nutwood Vineyard in LaGrange. When Shapiro noticed footage of Nutwood, she instantly despatched him to satisfy the house owners, Neil and Trish Liechty.

After listening to among the historical past of the property and their entry into winemaking, the filmmakers determined to inject a few of their expertise into the story.

“Our story was initially set in Seattle, so as soon as we selected the setting, and Neil and Trish had been so nice, we determined to form of make it their Christmas film,” Hickey mentioned. . “We will reset this to happen in Atlanta and LaGrange, use their actual names and actual native enterprise names.”

Hickey defined that all of them had completely different names for the characters and the winery. Every part was fully completely different, and he requested the writers to return and alter issues to suit.

Neil and Trish then launched Hickey to a number of enterprise house owners on the town, who agreed to permit their companies for use as filming areas.

The Liechtys agreed to let the producers movie within the basement free of charge, as they’re filming when the situation would usually be closed.

“I do not want cash to make use of the positioning, however I advised them I want to use the town names as a result of I imagine on this metropolis,” Neil mentioned.

“We use C’sons. We use Karvelas. We’re truly utilizing pizza bins from Karvelas within the scene we’re capturing proper now as a result of it is speculated to be the day after pizza evening,” Hickey mentioned.

The filmmakers have already filmed at Plum Southern and plan to make use of a number of different areas round LaGrange, together with Fairly Good Books, Emberglow, Café Brulee and Lafayette Sq..

The neighborhood can also be invited to take part as extras within the movie. For individuals who want to take part within the “A Good Christmas Pairing” tour https://tinyurl.com/369sy4rp.