GAC Family continues to share details about the network’s slate of original Christmas programming with details about another of its original holiday films. “A Christmas Star” will premiere on December 12 at 8pm ET as part of GAC Family’s Great American Christmas line of seasonal programming and will feature Daniel Lissing known for “When Calls The Heart” and Sara Canning from such series as “9-1-1”.
GAC Family and GAC Living launched on September 27 from the recently formed GAC Media with the promise of holiday programming to be the first major dive into original content.
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.