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Family Christmas Romantic Comedy, "The Farmer and The Belle: Saving Santaland," sends positive message about identity; value does not come from having a pretty face, but a beautiful heart.
By: The Farmer and The Belle
Grammy gives her granddaughter their family heirloom bracelet informing her that her beauty is on the inside. During a play photoshoot with her pen pal Josh, 10-year old Belle falls into a muddy pig pen and loses her bracelet at the annual Santaland. 20+-years later, Belle's successful modeling career is coming to an end. Believing society's lie that her outward beauty is what makes her valuable, Belle is propelled to find her missing bracelet leaving her luxury in snowy New York City to face the Santaland of the south.
"Belle overcomes the lie imprinted in her heart, "If I am physically beautiful, then everyone will love me," explains, producer-actress, Jenn Gotzon Chandler, "she rekindles love with her childhood farmer friend Josh who helps her discover true beauty is serving others."
The #TrueBeauty Bracelet holds five charms with psychological and biblical sayings to renew the mind daily created by a team of psychologists and pastors. The charm with the inscription, "Use whatever gift you received to serve others (1 Peter 4:10)," is what leads Belle to save Santaland.
The movie stars husband and wife combo, The Farmer played by Jim E. Chandler (AMC's Lodge 49) and The Belle, played by Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Lionsgate's Saving Faith), along with John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), Corbin Bernsen (Psyche), Natasha Bure (Hallmark's Switched for Christmas), radio personality Delilah (K-Love), Sandra Lafferty (Walk the Line), comedian Henry Cho (Revenge of the Nerds III), Christian musician Beckah Shae (hit album, Heartbeat), Roxzane T. Mims (OWN's Greenleaf), Amy Sutherland (Lethal Weapon), Jeff Rose (Kevin Hart's Night School), special appearance by China's celebrity makeup artist Brother Zhen (Jubilee) and introducing child actors Adele Chandler, Livi Birch and Benji Russell.
Directed by award-winning powerhouse Wes Llewellyn, the screenplay was inspired by the married couple Jim and Jenn (Gotzon) Chandler's true story. The script was written by James M. De Vince, Reuben Evans, Billy Falcon, Betty Sullivan with the final revision by writer Bob Saenz, beloved for his Christmas movies on Hallmark. Ted Baeh's Movieguide's "How to Succeed in Hollywood without Losing your Soul" was a great influence on the content creation.
This charming holiday classic is targeted for a television movie-of-the week release for the Christmas 2020 season with a distribution goal to package the #TrueBeauty Bracelet with the DVD.
The Farmer and The Belle: Saving Santaland is a family, Christmas romantic comedy with Christian values produced by Joel Bunkowske, George Escobar, Jim E. Chandler and Jenn Gotzon Chandler, co-produced by Starla Christian, executive produced by Daniel and Melissa Brunner, Chase Chenowith, Issac Hernandez and John Schneider.
Follow the movie and products ( (#TrueBeauty Bracelet, Divine Beauty: Becoming Beautiful based on God's Truth devotional book by Michelle Cox and Jenn Gotzon Chandler, along with children's storybook, Beautiful Mable by Mike Nawrocki with illustrations by Sara Jo Floyd) on social media @FarmerBelleFilm, hashtags #TheFarmerandTheBelle #TrueBeauty #BeautyisontheInside and sign up for their newsletter to receive discounts and giveaways at https://sites.google.com/
501c3 tax deductions can be made at www.TheFarmerTheBelle.com. Gifts of $100+ receive a limited edition bracelet.
For inquiries, please contact ChristmasComedyMovie @ gmail.com.
Cast and crew listed on IMDb.
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