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A Christmas Star will have a limited theatrical release in LA

Posted on 20th November 2015 | Cinemagic News

 Cinemagic and ITN Distribution present "A Christmas Star” opening for a limited run at the Laemmie Theatre, 9036 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills.  The movie opens November 20th for a week with shows daily at 12pm.

A host of film and television professionals joined forces to tell the truly magical and heart-warming story of a spirited young girl who charms her entire village. The highly anticipated Christmas family film stars newcomer Erin Galway-Kendrick along with an ensemble supporting cast made up entirely of children both as cast and crew members.


Supporting cast include; Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Lawless), Robert James Collier (Downton Abbey), Bronagh Waugh (Hollyoaks, The Fall), Richard Clements (Good Vibrations). The film is narrated by Liam Neeson (Taken) and it features a cameo from Kylie Minogue (Moulin Rouge!) and guest appearance from Dermot O’Leary (The X Factor).


The Rt. Hon. Peter D. Robinson MLA, First Minister said  “I congratulate all those involved in the production of Cinemagic’s home grown feature film production ‘A Christmas Star’ and applaud the young filmmakers on this magnificent achievement.
“The energy and vitality of this organisation, coupled with the enthusiasm with which the young people participate, is an inspiration to us all. For over 25 years Cinemagic has served as a creative inspiration for young people here in Northern Ireland and beyond. I thank Cinemagic for the important role it has played in helping transform Northern Ireland’s creative industries sector beyond all recognition.”


Martin McGuinness MLA, deputy First Minister said “Christmas is a time of hope and the young people involved in this production provide huge hope and confidence for our shared future. The Premiere of ‘A Christmas Star’ is the culmination of weeks and months of hard work both in front of and behind the camera. This incredible experience offered all the young people involved considerable personal and professional development opportunities.

“Cinemagic has a track record of successfully bringing young people together in a positive way in pursuit of a common vision. I commend Joan Burney Keatings and thank everyone at Cinemagic for this superb production which will inspire all the young people involved to work hard, be ambitious and take a positive approach to all areas of their life.”

Vanessa Markey, Tourism Ireland's head of Great Britain, said “Cinemagic’s inspirational work over the past 25 years is to be commended and the making of ‘A Christmas Star’ has given even more talented young people across the island of Ireland a chance to experience the thrill of working on a full feature film. Tourism Ireland has been delighted to support Cinemagic make this fantastic film as we know that films and TV are key drivers of tourists and the film showcases some of Northern Ireland’s iconic landscapes.”

Stuart Alson, President of ITN Distribution, said “This is a once in Lifetime opportunity to present a film like this that has had so much talent generously involved.  ITN Distribution has arranged for the Exclusive premier in Netflix in North America starting December first for streaming SVOD and ITN has arranged for DVD’s to be released on the same day through our Exclusive label with Entertainment One. The film will also be available on iTunes and Cable vod.”

Norman Houston Director Northern Ireland Bureau said “It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Cinemagic in bringing this unique and truly inspiring project to our screens. Cinemagic has long been the outlet for some of Northern Ireland’s most creative talent, and it deserves all the recognition from the stars of film and television that it has received. The experience that the children involved in this production have received will undoubtedly contribute to the growing strength of the creative industries in Northern Ireland. Cinemagic has transformed lives for 25 years, and this latest project, capturing the magic of Christmas, will inspire many young people and future generations. We have a very bright future to look forward to.”


The movie is distributed by ITN Distribution in North America and Australia, Signature in the UK and Ireland and by Spotlight for the rest of the world.

A Christmas Star Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAg5Fv7lzAQ

Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQjG2CaOmiI&feature=youtu.be


For further information please contact:

Simon Thomas simon@janeowenpr.com

Cinemagic Patrons

  • Liam Neeson
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Dermot O‚ÄôLeary
  • Terry George
  • Brian Cox
  • Lisa Henson
  • Suranne Jones
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Christine Bleakley
  • Seamus McGarvey
  • Ciaran McMenamin
  • Colin Farrell
  • Patrick Bergin
  • Ros Hubbard
  • John Hubbard
  • Gary Knell
  • Rachel Kavanagh
  • Aidan Power
  • Mark Huffam
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Craig Doyle
  • Robbie Sheehan
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Marc Mallett
  • Bronagh Waugh