November Shoot for Disney Channel Movie in Illinois
October 14, 2020 by Screenmag
Christmas is coming early for Chicago and Illinois as a Disney Channel holiday feature is set to shoot this November and December. The family film is entitled CHRISTMAS AGAIN, and filming is expected to begin on November 9th, continuing through December 15th, with pre-production currently underway. Here is a quick rundown of what we know so far...
A Challenging Wish for Santa Claus
CHRISTMAS AGAIN centers on a young girl who is struggling to cope with her parents' divorce. When she visits Santa as holiday season approaches, she makes a wish for everything to go back to the way it was, back to the happier days in her parents marriage. The young girl is then thrown into a holiday time loop, and the story escalates from there.
Veteran Illinois Producers Lead the Team
As for the key filmmakers involved in the November and December production, SCREEN can confirm two Illinois veteran producers on the team. Brett Hays will lead as Line Producer, and Kevin McGrail is set as Unit Production Manager (UPM).
Hays' recent work as Line Producer includes the Illinois thriller GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, which earned a World Premiere at the prestigious South By Southwest Film Festival, setting off an impressive festival run. Hays is also known for his tireless work building the production house Shatterglass Studios into an Emmy award-winning company in Illinois.
McGrail most recently served as Unit Production Manager of the critically acclaimed and recently released fourth season of the FX series FARGO, starring Chris Rock:
Looking Ahead to November and December
There will many updates ahead for this Disney Channel holiday feature, including lead cast, director, shooting locations, and much more. Until then, enjoy this positive production news for Illinois and check back at Screen Magazine for updates later this month.