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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

INSP Films Shores up Casting for “Christmas on the Coast”


(Indian Land, SC – March 28, 2017) INSP Films is finalizing casting of its newest film, Christmas on the Coast, a romantic drama currently being filmed in St. Simons, Brunswick and Darien, Georgia. The announcement was made by Gary Wheeler, Vice President of Original Movies at INSP Films.

In Christmas on the Coast, Drucinda “Dru” Cassadine is a best-selling romance novelist whose sales and fan base are on the decline. She is forced to head back to her hometown, the idyllic Harbor Pointe for Christmas to write “the novel of her life” by the end of the holiday season. However, she isn’t quite prepared for what awaits her when she gets there.

Julie Ann Emery image via: http://www.tvguide.com
Burgess Jenkins image via: soapoperanetwork.com - Sean Smith / JPI Studios
Cait Pool image via: imdb.com - © Deidhra Fahey
Bonnie Bedelia image via: imdb.com
Clarence Gilyard Jr. image via: imdb.com / Walker, Texas Ranger

Cast in the leading role as Dru Cassadine is Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul, Fargo, Major Crimes). Brysen Flynn will be played by Burgess Jenkins (Remember The Titans, Nashville, Army Wives). Cait Pool (Sun Records, Vice Principals) is set to play Brysen’s daughter, Peyton. The movie is slated to feature veteran actors Bonnie Bedelia (Parenthood, Die Hard, The Division) as Ellie Cassadine and Clarence Gilyard Jr. (Walker, Texas Ranger, Matlock, Top Gun) as Fletcher Reese.

“This is a warm, family-friendly, holiday romance with a great cast. Christmas on the Coast offers the viewer a story of hope, escape, and reconciliation. The movie reminds us to take stock of those things in life that are truly important, and to let go of what isn’t," said Wheeler. "Most of this movie was captured on Georgia's beautiful southern coast so we wanted to feature the stunning scenic views for this charming story. The cinematography is amazing and the authentic coastal southern textures beautifully sets the stage. This heartwarming tale is a great complement to our consistently growing library of family-friendly films; and it is sure to resonate with audiences long after the movie has ended."

Christmas on the Coast is produced by INSP Films and will be distributed by Imagicomm Entertainment. The movie is scheduled for release in September 2017.


About INSP Films
INSP Films is a theatrical motion picture production company owned by television network INSP. Founded in 2015, it produces films that are dramatic, inspiring and family-friendly.


My Thoughts...

Set in the beautiful countryside of Georgia's southern landscape, “Christmas on the Coast” sounds like it will be a wonderful family Christmas film! It is interesting to see in the press release above- it will be released in September! I am wondering if that means for special early showings - around the location where they filmed, etc... and then it will premiere on the television network INSP - sometime during the Christmas season! That's just my hunch!

As for the cast, the lead female role is portrayed by Julie Ann Emery, who also starred as the mother who adopted the young girl in the touching Hallmark Hall of Fame film "Pictures of Hollis Woods!" That is such a wonderful movie, that tugs at every heart string and even ends with a warm Christmas scene! Julie's character was an integral part of what made that movie so special... so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing her in this!

The leading male role in the “Christmas on the Coast” film is portrayed by Burgess Jenkins, who starred as the father in the uplifting, inspiring UP premiere television movie "I Am Potential." This is, yet, another poignant, emotionally moving heartwarming film and Burgess Jenkins' role in it was compelling!

The rest of the “Christmas on the Coast” cast, is also filled with familiar faces from entertainment - so I'm sure you will want to see this All New Family Christmas Movie - “Christmas on the Coast” when it comes later This Year on TV - exclusively on INSP!!!


  1. Doesn't September seem like an odd time to release a Christmas movie? I know that in 2016, Hallmark started to premiere their Christmas movies in late October. But September just seems too early in my opinion.

    1. Agreed. September is way too early. I can only help that this was either an error in the press release or that they will change their mind on this one.

  2. With all the movies they plan to release this year they might need to start airring them in July. I have a hunch there will be a bunch of bad/rehashed same ole same ole Christmas movies.

  3. Hi Everyone! Melissa from INSP here. The September release date is THEATRICAL only. And a very limited theatrical release at that. The worldwide television premiere on INSP will be sometime in late November. Date announcement to come. Stay tuned!

    1. Thank you, Melissa, for sharing this news! I had a hunch it would only be for certain theater locations - appreciate you confirming that! I know we will all look forward to hearing the INSP premiere date in November at Christmas time!!!

      Blessings to You!!! Net :)


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