Sunday 4 December 2016

Movie Review: Rooftop Christmas Tree

Hubby was watching curling, by the fire in the basement. I'm entertaining some cold symptoms by watching sappy Christmas movies under a warm blanket, with thick socks and orange juice! There are lots of Christmas-themed shows on TV.  For this I am thankful. It's cold, damp and dreary here. The snow melted, and the rains fell.

This show was filmed in our region:

The Rooftop Christmas Tree

The director is David Winning, Bryar Freed wrote the screenplay, and Landria Onkka wrote the book on which the film is based.

The movie stars Morgan, Reid and Huszar, supported by a crew of many.
Michelle Morgan appeared in the television show Heartland.
Tim Reid is perhaps best known for the role of Venus Flytrap on the television comedy WKRP in Cincinnati. I knew I recognized Tim Reid. My feeble, phlem-drenched brain couldn't pin it down. I did some research.
Stephen Huszar has starred in various film and television productions.
Douglas Moyle: he shared a photo he took, he put it on his Facebook page.

It was filmed at Cedarhill Christmas Tree Farm, and on Elgin St. in Almonte, last February/March.
They used local extras –$12/hour in the cold!

The courtroom scenes were filmed at Carleton Place's town hall, on Bridge St. It's a lovely heritage building. They had to put up a US flag, and take down the Canadian flag, as well as the photo of the queen. Continuity at its finest!

Courtroom scenes for the upcoming movie A Rooftop Christmas Tree 
are being filmed at Carleton Place’s historic town hall, located at 175 Bridge St.

Arts & CultureNewsAnother movie crew in town February 22, 2016 0 
See more photos: courtesy of Pauline Byrne Donaldson. 
Yet another movie crew is shooting scenes in Almonte. As of 6 p.m. Monday evening crews and equipment…
They used some great locations, like the dam in Almonte, as well as Café Postino, which is housed in the old Post Office.

There were some overhead shots of the towns, as well. In this day and age, I'd bet they used a drone or UAV!


Anvilcloud said...

Neat post. You wonder how this area becomes an attraction. $12/hr, I always wondered what extras would be paid. But then there's the thrill of it.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Nothing wrong with a bit of Christmas movie watching to help in the healing!!! Sending positive vibes. Huggies, YAM xx

William Kendall said...

I hadn't heard of this one.

Cat Lover said...

Hope you feel better soon. We don't have cable or satellite so we only watch the Christmas movies we buy. I will keep a lookout for the one you featured today. Thanks for all the information!

Red said...

I hope you make a fast recovery.

Debbie said...

i LOVE sappy christmas movies but i have never seen this one. we watch a lot of the hallmark channel ones - well i should say i watch and the hubby naps for those!!!

NatureFootstep said...

sometimes movies is great, but nowadays it just get too much sometimes.