FREMONT – A movie filmed in Fremont last winter will finally air this Christmas season.
The movie “12 Days of Giving” was directed by former Nebraskan Christine Conradt and produced by California-based Expression Entertainment. The film stars David Blue, Ashley Jones, and Jax Connolly. It’s about a man who finds himself at a dead-end becoming a Secret Santa and befriending the son of a single mother. Conradt has wanted to film a movie in Nebraska for a long time, and she says this film was the perfect opportunity.
“I’ve been wanting to do a film in Nebraska for a very long time. When this one got greenlit with the production company I asked the producers to check into filming there because I thought this was the perfect film to do there,” said Conradt. “They got in contact with Stacy Heatherly with the Eastern Nebraska Film Office and found out about the financial incentives of shooting in Fremont. That was sort of instrumental after we did a scout and found out they had almost everything we needed to do the film there.”
Two Fremont natives were also given roles in the film. Linda Cutts played the role of a grandmother and Heidi Melcher played a school librarian. The school scenes were filmed in Linden Elementary School. Conradt says filming in Fremont was a different but wonderful experience.
“I’m so grateful to all the people in Fremont who were so kind and so helpful. It’s such a different experience shooting there instead of Los Angeles,” said Conradt. “People there get to be a little bit jaded about film production. In Fremont everyone was so welcoming.”
“12 Days of Giving” will premiere at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on December 3rd on the UP network.