The Oklahoma-made film “Christmas in the Heartland”, (previously titled “Southern Christmas”), will celebrate its US release via on-demand platforms and streaming services on November 14, 2017.
“Christmas in the Heartland” tells the heartwarming story of two teenage girls from different worlds who find they have much more in common than they ever imagined when they experience a little Christmas magic. Directed and produced by Harvey Lowry, the film features an all-star ensemble cast including Sierra McCormick (Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm”), Brighton Sharbino (“The Walking Dead”), Shelley Long (“Cheers”), Bo Derek (“10”), Christopher Rich (“Reba”) and Tiffany Fallon (“The Competition”) alongside homegrown talents Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts), Paula Trickey (“Pacific Blue”) and Christian Kane (“Leverage”).
Utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), “Christmas in the Heartland” was primarily filmed in Guthrie earlier this year with additional locations in the cities of Edmond and Stillwater.
“Christmas in the Heartland” will be available on most major on-demand and streaming platforms, including DirectTV, Cox, Dish, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and many more. Gravitas Ventures will handle the domestic release of the film while VMI Worldwide will oversee foreign sales where the film will be re-titled “The Christmas Trap”.
“We’re incredibly proud of the tremendous talents featured in this film, and hope audiences enjoy the timely release of this family-friendly film during the holidays,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “Congratulations to the entire production team including our local cast, crew and community members who will see their contributions realized on-screen.”
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit okfilmmusic.org.