The latest film from Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Our Italian Christmas Memories, premieres Saturday, November 12 at 10pm Eastern/9am Central. Movie stars Sarah Power and Beau Bridges. Read on to find out all about where it was filmed and check out the cast stories.
Our Italian Christmas Memories was filmed in Langley, British Columbia
“Our Italian Christmas Memories” began filming in Canada, including the Langley, British Columbia region, in August and wrapped in early September.
The preview of the new film Hallmark Countdown to Christmas reveals that one of the filming locations is the Evolution Pilates Yoga Store. The store will appear in the first few seconds of the preview. This is where Power Markian Tarasiuk’s character, Dr. Greg meets as he prepares to meet with his patient, played by Beau.
The film was directed Catherine Cyran, a Vancouverite known for Matchmaker Mysteries and Cross Country Christmas. The working title of the film was “Christmas Italiano”, as the director mentions several times on Instagram.
In one post, she wrote, “With my dear, dear beau on ‘Christmas Italiano’.”
In this next crew pic she posted, we’re reminded how most Christmas movies are shot in the summer. As everyone was wearing shots and tank tops it must have been a very warm day on set!
“Team ‘Christmas Italiano!’ 🇮🇹,” she wrote.
“And that’s a conclusion to Christmas Italiano!” Wonderful cast and pit crew. 😀,” she shared on September 4th.
A fan and a chef met Beau Bridges while filming. They shared the post and wrote: “Nice to meet the iconic #beaubridges”
UBCP/ACTRA lists the film as filmed from August 15 to September 2, in the midst of a heatwave that swept through the west coast of North America.
Meet the cast of Our Italian Christmas Memories
Sarah powerShe, who portrays Anna in the film, also played the role of Abigail Pershing in “The Good Witch” on the Hallmark Channel. According to her bioHer other appearances include “Schitt’s Creek”, “The Killjoys”, “Designated Survivor”, “American Gothic” and “Rosewood”. She also starred in the movie Saw V and is now working on a number of different projects. Power is originally from Newfoundland, although she currently resides outside of Toronto with her daughter and husband Peter Mooney.
She recently posted a picture on Instagram celebrating her five year anniversary with partner Peter Mooney. “Five crazy years later I never loved him again✨,” she wrote.
Beau Bridges plays Vincent in the film. According to his biographyhis career has spanned more than six decades and he has received numerous acting awards along the way.
He recently welcomed his fifth grandchild into the world in a sweet Instagram post. “Welcome to the world sweet Parker. Grandchild number 5,” he wrote.
Bridges is a member of the Board of Directors of Wishtoyo Foundation, a non-profit organization that applies traditional Chumash values and works to promote environmental awareness and enforce laws to protect the health and environment of local communities. He is also a board member of Theater West, the oldest theater in Los Angeles still in operation.
As Sleepy Kitty Paw posted on TwitterBeau also has another Christmas movie coming out on HBO called A Christmas Mystery.
Also starring in the film:
- Jesse IrvingRJ Coluccia
- Morgana Wyllie (Ella Coluccia)
- Markian Tarasiuk (Dr Greg)
- Gwenda Lorenzetti Madelynn Coluccia
- Parveen Dosanjh (Nathalie Wolford)
- Alisha-Marie Ahamed (Monica Banks)
- Michele Scarabelli as Dontata Colucci
- Craig MarchDominic Banks
- Chris CopeDavid Reitman
- Johnny PerrottaRocco
- Madeleine Kelders (Nurse Ellen)
- Michelle Fisk Diana Rose
- Cassandra Cavalli (younger Madelynn)
- Ella Wejr (Young Anna)
- Bentley Storteboom (Young RJ)
- Aletheia Berry (Young Ella)
CONTINUE READING: Hallmark unveils countdown to the Christmas lineup
More heavy on Hallmark News
More stories are loading
https://heavy.com/entertainment/hallmark/our-italian-christmas-memories/ Where was Our Italian Christmas Memories filmed? Cast behind the scenes