ANGELA’S CHRISTMAS (Video Release USA 2018)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.1|5.0 Starsììì

Angela’s Christmas—cute short film with great animation—needs expounding and lengthening to deepen Angela’s general personality throughout the year and possibly throughout a lifetime with a tie-in to her original compassionate act. The original idea has potential for a classic Christmas story, but that potential needs to be realized and could easily become a live action film. The heart and the simple emotion present can easily fertilize into a very good movie that could earn 4 stars or higher under right treatment.

Storyline

An empathetic child takes Baby Jesus from the church nativity scene in order to warm it and keep it in more comfortable surroundings.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Damien O’Connor for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Vince Commisso, Cathal Gaffney, Candy Kugel, Ellen McCourt, Darragh O’Connell, and Natalie Osborne for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Narrator (voice of Malachy McCourt), Mother (voice of Ruth Negga), Tom (voice of Vivian Drew), Aggie (voice of Anya O’Connor), Pat (voice of Brendan Mullins), Angela (voice of Lucy O’Connell), Mrs. Blake/Midwife (voice of Janet Moran), Guard (voice of Brian Gleeson), Father Creagh/Mr. King (voice of Pat Kinevane), and Shopkeeper/Reveler Three (voice of Des Nealon).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s short, sweet, and easy to watch. There’s room for expansion on this general theme of a small child desiring to keep dolls warm and comfortable.

Ben Meyers

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