On December 11, 2015, it was announced that the award-winning comedic holiday short film, MERRY XMAS, closed a deal with Shorts International, the parent company of ShortsHD to release this film on a variety of digital platforms this holiday season.
MERRY XMAS features an all-star cast including Dick Van Dyke, Valerie Harper, Glenne Headly, and Matthew Modine.
Directed by Boman Modine. Screenplay by Boman & Matthew Modine. Produced by Joe d’Anderio, Matthew Modine, and Adam Rackoff of Cinco Dedos Peliculas LLC.
But what is this short film about you ask?
MERRY XMAS tells the story of a mischievous father (Van Dyke) who calls his very busy kids (Modine and Headly) to tell them that, after 55 years of marriage, he and their mom (Harper) are getting divorced. Horrified by the news, the children prepare to fly home to stop the divorce and save their parents’ marriage. – Dumontmarking LLC Press Release*
MERRY XMAS premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and was selected to air on the Tribeca Presents channel onboard United Airlines this December. This film was also selected to participate in the Starbucks Digital Network during the Seattle International Film Festival in May and was awarded the Best Short Pilot at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles in June. Clearly this short film is quite popular! And it seems quite hilarious from the trailer so I think I’m going to have to get in on this awesomeness!
MERRY XMAS is now available on:
Follow the film on Twitter @MerryXmasMovie
ShortsHD™ is the first high-definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available on DIRECTV (Channel 573), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789), US Sonet (Channel 292), CenturyLink prism (1789) and Frontier Communications (Channel 1789). ShortsHD™ is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie
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*All information in this article was taken from a Press Release regarding the film from Dumontmarking LLC.