Ira Finklestein’s Christmas

First off, this post can just as well be called, “My Wife is Uber Talented and Gorgeous,” because she simply lit up the screen in this movie. But, since there are so many good things to say about this film3, let’s keep things a bit more all-encompassing.

Yes, Angela DiMarco is talented and lovely…and my wife, but, the film…Yes, the film is the thing and it’s a testament to the creative power and artistry of our region. The cast is, oh, 90% Seattle talent. The crew is local. And locations? Seattle, West Seattle, and Leavenworth. Script, you say? Hmmmm…Sue Corcoran, Angie Louise, and Douglas Horn. Directed by? Oh, Sue Corcoran of Von Piglet Productions. Bully for Seattle!

Oh, and I cannot neglect to give high marks and tremendous props to all of the young actors in this movie! Big props to my pals Rachelle Henry and (my new friend) Hillary Dominguez!

What also inspired me and made me believe that Seattle and our industry are on the rise, were comments from Elliot Gould. After the screening, Mr. Gould praised our fair city, graciously lauded the crew, and had nothing but superlatives about his experience working on Ira Finklestein’s Christmas.

Let’s hope this is the first of many successes for all involved. Let’s work together for more work for union actors in Seattle. Let’s plan together to make sure more film gets produced here in the northwest.

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