"The Farmer and The Belle" is a family Christmas comedy movie about a NYC Supermodel who finds Real Love stranded on a Pig Farm over Thanksgiving.
Cast includes Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Oscar-nominated Frost/Nixon), Jim E. Chandler (Stranger Things) Patricia Mauceri (One Life to Live), Mark Ashworth (The Magnificent Seven), Henry Cho (The Revenge of the Nerds III), Jesse Medeles (top Latin pop star), Rich Swingle (Providence), and in talks John Schneider (Doonby), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) and Emmy-Nominated Alicia Minshew (All My Children).
Days before Thanksgiving during a fashion shoot, NYC Supermodel Belle Winters (and a horse) in pink pajamas gets dumped publicly by her Latin popstar fiancé on ERN Gossip News. Flooded by flashbulbs, the blonde beauty flees the biting press to hide where no one could imaginably find her (not even her agent)... the deep south with a pig secret.
In this classic Christmas comedy movie, Belle finds herself a fish-out-of-water, with her broken down Lamborghini, high fashion iconic clothing and an allergy to manual labor. Not to mention, the farmer's pumpkin’licious six year old daughter waking her up before the rooster crows... to chase chickens. Belle is forced to stay Thanksgiving through Christmas season, in what resembles the backdrop of the nursery rhyme, The Farmer in the Dell, finding real love.
"The Farmer and The Belle" is a feel good Christmas comedy movie creating family tradition every Thanksgiving through Christmas season. Caught up in the hilaria of never-seen-before farm festivities, pearls of wisdom are the best gift given. Reuniting with Josh Carpenter, the farmer from the dell, Belle learns real love does not come from Facebook, but the real love of God. Thinking of things worthy of thanksgiving is best for treating mental tornadoes, and beauty does not come from the glitz of a magazine cover.
Right when Belle's big secret is revealed, all havoc breaks loose: pigs, paparazzi and surprise comedic guest appearances creating one memorable Christmas Fair no one is gonna wanna miss.
With laughter and fun, will Belle Winters ever find real love?
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Starring Jim E. Chandler & Jenn Gotzon Chandler
"The Farmer and The Belle" Producers include Joel Bunkowske, Isaac Hernandez, Jim E. Chandler and Jenn Gotzon Chandler.
JOEL BUNKOWSKE - PRODUCER/EXEC PRODUCER oversees the business strategy for the family Christmas comedy movie "The Farmer and The Belle" including finance, distribution, copyright and legalities.
Joel Bunkowske is an award winning attorney who works in the Christian film and music industries. He is the recipient of Grammy and Dove awards for his legal work in the music industry. He has worked with Academy Award nominated actors, Grammy and Dove award winning recording artists, and legendary producers. His areas of practice include film and music legal and business affairs; film production and global distribution; contracts, dispute resolution and University teaching.
Summer 2017, Joel Bunkowske's movie Priceless distributed by Universal Studios just received three Dove Awards nominations for inspirational movie, artist and song.
JENN GOTZON CHANDLER - PRODUCER is the story creator for the "The Farmer and The Belle" inspired by her and Jim's real love story and their time on his farm.
Award winning film actress, Jenn Gotzon Chandler, had her career break portraying President Nixon’s daughter, Tricia Nixon, in Ron Howard's, 5-times Academy Award-nominated film Frost/Nixon. Gotzon is the star of many family movies available on Amazon including 2 Oscar-Nominated films, the top grossing faith-based comedy Love Different and won awards for Doonby, God's Country, Julie and Jack, The Sacred Eternal, The Good Book and Unbridled. 2017 releases include: My Daddy’s In Heaven, Forgiven, Sinking Sand, Shelter and Saving Faith.
Jenn Gotzon Chandler is appearing on billboards across China as the spokesmodel for China's celebrity makeup artist Brother Zhen. “Gotzon Chandler is the Meryl Streep of Christian movies,” claims faith & family distributor Keith Rostowski. "Gotzon reveals character with an extraordinary emotional range better than almost anyone in Hollywood today," states leading faith & family critic Ted Baehr, Movieguide.
Gotzon Chandler’s passion is to impact and inspire audiences through the protagonist roles she plays on-screen. Jenn Gotzon Chandler is overjoyed to be making "The Farmer and The Belle" into a funny Christmas movie for families to enjoy as a tradition every Thanksgiving and Christmas season for generations to come.
JIM E. CHANDLER - PRODUCER is producing the "The Farmer and The Belle." Chandler is an award winning actor with a commanding screen and stage presence.
Jim E. Chandler's career highlights include Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things, NBC’s Game of Silence, Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and a regular feature spot on the Investigation Discovery network.
Chandler began his career starring in viral YouTube hits like Cardboard Warfare 2, Mega Man X, and several others approaching 10 million views. In 2012, Jim landed his first feature film role in Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies. Jim began working in the faith-based market where he met his wife Jenn on Sinking Sand. Since 2014, they have starred in over 13 projects together including romantic comedy Saving Faith releasing 2017 by Lionsgate.
Chandler’s extensive production experience from producer to PA provides him logistical abilities to problem solve and conquer any mountain presented during production. On the producing team for novel turn feature The Crickets Dance paved the way for production in Georgia for this family Christmas Comedy movie "The Farmer and The Belle."
Cristóbal Krusen and Anthony Hackett will be directing synergistically under an innovative approach to stylized filmmaking capturing the prolific, heart-touching moments that will last for generations to come with fall out of your seat, belly laughter of entertaining comedy. We are #ExcitedForThisMovie.
Production Still of director Cristóbal Krusen behind the scenes in NYC filming the family Christmas Comedy Movie "The Farmer and The Belle."
Cristóbal Krusen - PROLIFIC DIRECTOR for "The Farmer and The Belle," our family Christmas comedy movie. Cristóbal Krusen was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, the third of four children. Early in life, he showed a keen interest in literature, reading many of the classics while still in grade school and cherishing the ambition that one day he would become a writer. He entered Harvard University in 1971, majoring in English literature, intent on making his mark as a poet and novelist. A growing interest in photography and filmmaking, however, led him to transfer to New York University where he changed majors and graduated with a BFA in Film and Television in 1976. He later attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he received his MFA in Film in 1989.
Cristóbal has won countless awards for his prolific storytelling as a director for thirty years, helming productions in more than twenty countries. He is best known for the award-winning films Final Solution, More Than Dreams, Undaunted and most recently, Sabina K.
Over the last several years, he has also begun fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a writer. Among his published works are Undaunted and They Were Christians. Working in multiple languages, Cristóbal is known for a poetic filmmaking style and the ability to draw intense and intimate performances from actors. Above all, he is a “story-teller” who delights to engage his audience while addressing the deepest needs of the human heart. For more info visit the filmmaker Cristobal Krusen and his film storytelling at his company Messenger Films.
Anthony Hackett - COMEDY DIRECTOR for the family Christmas comedy movie "The Farmer and The Belle" under the leadership of God, is an award winning director/ screenwriter and the founder of SONset Friday Entertainment. For his directorial debut he surprised the faith-based film market with the intense Thriller, Crisis Call which garnered over 10 film festival award wins and nominations in both secular and faith-based festivals. He followed the success of that film with his comedy, Love Different starring Jenn Gotzon Chandler (God's Country, Doonby), The Late Tommy Ford (TV Series Martin, Harlem Knights) and himself.
Anthony Hackett quickly became recognized for his comedic direction when Love Different went on to win multiple film festival awards and was ranked the #1 selling comedy in 2016 on Christian Cinema Family Films (largest online retailer of Christian Films).
Anthony Hackett's calling in life is to help people enjoy God. He lives and serves with his wife, 2 daughters and his dog. For more info visit on Anthony films for the family, visit www.SonsetFriday.com
Production Still of comedy director Anthony Hackett behind the scenes in NYC filming the family Christmas Comedy Movie "The Farmer and The Belle."
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