Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2007
Inspired by a true story, the Christmas at Maxwell's DVD is starting attract media attention as well as critical and audience rave reviews. Mark Snyder of pmpnetwork writes:
"Christmas at Maxwell's is part fantasy, part inspiration, part romance, and part holiday film. It is a story about human struggles, forgiveness, trust, Faith, and the power of love. It is the story of a man, his cancer-stricken wife, and how each reacts to their circumstances." More at http://www.pmpnetwork.com/ReviewsData/movies.htm
Christmas at Maxwell's is quickly becoming a classic holiday movie. This PG-rated Dove Foundation Award winning holiday film is finding an audience all the way from college students to senior communities. Ed Griffis of WTGL TV-45 calls Christmas at Maxwell's "a warm and tender holiday movie". The movie is getting international legs as well as is being shown as far as the Middle East and North Africa on Sat7. Tom Carder, CAP MINISTRY calls the movie "... emotionally powerful ...well-stitched fabric of plot and subplots ...a story of courage, strength, faith and forgiveness".
Andrew May, as the lead Andrew Austin, is being compared to Tom Hanks (both have Cleveland Playhouse connections). Jacqueline "Jack" Hourigan (a McGill graduate) plays the part of his wife Suzy. Her credits include co-host of the show How to Boil Water on the Food Network, original cast member of Second City Cleveland, host of the Ready as She Grows and Ready as he Grows on DIY Network and Three Takes host along with Andrea Bain and Christine Diakos (Slice TV). Helen Welch is a song-writer, musician, actress, and vocalist and helps bring this compelling story to the screen.
The official movie DVD (with bonus material) is available available online via Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BestBuy.com and ChristianCinema.com. The DVD has bonus materials that include a movie commentary by father / daughter film producers Bill and Tiffany Laufer, a behind the scenes featurette, filmographies on the stars Andrew May, Jacqueline "Jack" Hourigan, Helen Welch and others. The producers are also available for on-air interviews - contact http://www.LauferFilm.com (216) 229-4444.
"A Magic Christmas Night"(theme song), was written by Mike Petrone and sung by BBC artist Helen Welsh and jazz singer Evelyn Wright. It is available for radio air play.
LauferFilm.com was founded in 1996 by Georgetown University grads Bill and Tiffany Laufer. They are a father daughter film team. The website for LauferFilm.com can be found at http://www.lauferfilm.com A blog which deals with spirituality and healing is located at http://www.Christmasatmaxwells.com/blog.html.
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