A heart-warming and uplifting movie at Christmas is all part of the tradition in our house, the whole family snuggled up in our onesies with hot chocolate and popcorn.
This year's movie to see is A Christmas Star which is out in cinemas now, and released on Blu Ray and DVD on 23rd November.
Staring Pierce Brosnan, Suranne Jones and Robert James-Collier, narrated by Liam Neeson and guest cameos from Kylie Minogue and Dermot O'Leary there's plenty of household names. But there's also a host of up-and-coming stars like the fabulous Erin Galway-Kendrick.
From Belfast-based children's charity Cinemagic and Signature Entertainment, celebrating the charity's 25th anniversary, this is their most ambitious project to date. The innovative film production gave budding young actors the chance to work and star alongside movie legends and learn from the best. As well as this, over 40 trainee crew aged between 18-25 were given the opportunity to learn the trade and be mentored by film professionals in a wide range of roles from directing to camera operation, music and production.
Cinemagic patron and Oscar-winning writer, Julian Fellowes, said: “I am proud to be associated with the fantastic work that Cinemagic has been delivering for twenty five years. We are told on every side that it’s time to lower barriers and cross frontiers and this is exactly what Cinemagic is doing.” He added: “Young people, from every type of background and culture, are being encouraged to explore the world of film for themselves, first hand. We want them to break through the glass ceilings and walls that surround them, and see for themselves what it’s really like. Whether or not they continue to live or work in the Arts, there can surely be no better preparation for seeking and finding the right life.”
A Christmas Star tells the heartwarming story of Noelle, a spirited young who embarks on a magical journey to save her friends and family. Born in dramatic circumstances under the Christmas Star, Noelle believes she has the gift to perform strange miracles. When conniving developer McKerrod threatens her peaceful life she teams up with a misfit gang of local kids to save the village from demolition. However, one by one her friends lose faith in Noelle’s abilities and she is left to fight McKerrod on her own. The town’s future hinges on a final showdown in Belfast’s historic Stormont building as Noelle implores politicians, her friends and the watching world to believe in the true meaning of Christmas…love.
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