NEW YORK, NY – October 11, 2021 – GAC Family today announced Sara Canning (“9-1-1,” “Nancy Drew”) and Daniel Lissing (“The Rookie,” “When Calls the Heart”) will star in “A Christmas Star.” The new holiday film premieres December 12 at 8pm ET/PT as part of GAC Family’s “Great American Christmas” franchise.
In “A Christmas Star,” an astronomer, Madeline Baggett (Canning) searches for life beyond Earth, and when she believes she has found it, convinces her boss to allow her to travel to a small hamlet in Upstate New York where the scientist hopes to capture a once-in-a-lifetime event. With refractors, telescopes, and a small film crew in tow, Madeline arrives and sets up in Summit Ridge where she meets widowed National Park Ranger Ryan Sparks (Lissing) and his young daughter, Celeste. With Ryan’s help, Madeline begins to chart the celestial event which brings the pair closer to finding love under the stars.
Executive Producers of “A Christmas Star” are Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, Jimmy Townsend, Mike Moran, Daniel Lissing, Susie Belzberg Krevoy and Doran Chandler. Producer is Costa Vassos. Supervising Producers are Stacey N. Harding, Brad Goodman, Michael Shepard and Pricilla Yeo. Directed by Stacey N. Harding from an original screenplay by Amyn Kaderali.
GAC Family (formerly Great American Country) launched on September 27 under the tagline “Stories Well Told” and features family-friendly, holiday-themed movies and series that celebrate American culture, lifestyle and heritage.
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GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: “GAC Family” Stories Well Told and “GAC Living” Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family celebrates American culture, lifestyle and heritage with original holiday-themed, family-friendly movies and series. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.
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