This Christmas, prepare to believe in miracles as Belfast-based children’s charity Cinemagic and Signature Entertainment present A Christmas Star, released in UK cinemas nationwide from 13th November 2015. A host of film and television professionals join forces to tell the truly magical and heartwarming 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 that includes Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough), Suranne Jones (Coronation Street, Scott & Bailey, Lawless), Robert James Collier (Downton Abbey, Coronation Street, Mercenaries), Bronagh Waugh (Hollyoaks, The Fall), Richard Clements (A Belfast Story). 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). Check out the new trailer below!
Set in the picturesque village of Pottersglen in Northern Ireland, A Christmas Star follows a young and spirited Noelle who, born in dramatic circumstances under the Christmas Star, 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. But 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.
A Christmas Star will be screened by BBC NI and UTV Ireland simultaneously at Christmas time in 2015, and will further reach a global audience through Cinemagic in the USA, Great Britain and Ireland.