Monday, December 4, 2023

Hallmark-style film begins filming in Lake Placid

Promo photo for A Jar Full of Christmas film

From award-winning screenwriter/director Candy Cain comes a Christmas story that packs love, nostalgia, and community into a single jar. In Lake Placid, NY, Rose inherits her mom’s home, reuniting her with her childhood friend, Summer. Sparks fly with old pal Everett, and the trio uses Rose’s mom’s jam recipe to save the town church, blending nostalgia, love, and community.
The film is slated to begin principal photography in Lake Placid, NY and the surrounding areas, today, Monday Dec. 4 and wrap around Thursday Dec. 21, Cain said.

“The perfect holiday film is a combination of humor and sappiness,” Cain said, whose previous holiday films include JOY & HOPE and SANTA’S SECOND WIFE.

“Once filming completes, the footage will return back to the studio for editing and scoring, so a Christmas season 2024 release is planned,” said A JAR FULL OF CHRISTMAS publicist Serina Marshall.

Every movie produced by Gemelli Films has international distribution. The goal is for A JAR FULL OF CHRISTMAS to find a home with Hallmark, but no distribution channels are set in stone as of right now.

Gemelli Films is an independent production company based in Brookhaven, New York. Since November of 2015, Gemelli Films has produced sixteen feature films, three half-hour series and one short-form series.


A JAR FULL OF CHRISTMAS will be produced by executive producers Anthony Lambert and Tom Martin and is the first co-production between Gemelli Films and Content Rocket.


For more information, please contact the film’s publicist, Serina Marshall, at or (423) 384-4382.


Photo at top: Promo photo for A Jar Full of Christmas film. Photo provided by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

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