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New Mexico Film Office Announces Feature Film “The Christmas Classic” Filmed in New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico Film Office Director Amber Dodson announced today that the feature film “The Christmas Classic” from CC Productions was filmed in and around Ruidoso in March.
“The Christmas Classic,” starring Malin Ackerman (“The Proposal”) and Amy Smart (“Just Friends”), directed by Shane Taylor, and produced by Daniel Cummings, is the story of Elizabeth, who returns to her hometown of Ruidoso after living in San Francisco for the past ten years. Elizabeth tries to convince Randy, the owner of the local ski resort, to sell the resort to her billionaire fiancé Conner who wants to turn it into a private ski resort. If she doesn’t, she risks ending her relationship and losing her job. She could turn her family and the entire community against her if she does. Randy agrees to sell the resort if she wins the yearly Christmas Classic, a series of outrageous events that her controlling older sister Lynn has won for nine years.
The production employed 80 New Mexicans – 30 as background talent, 38 crew members, and 12 principal actors.
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Project Type: Feature Film
Producer: Daniel Cummings
Director: Shane Taylor
Cast: Malin Ackerman, Amy Smart