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Christmas Eve Original Short Film A C&I Studios Original Production CHRISTMAS EVE
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All that is left is you.

Michael, a young man living in New York City, struggles to cope with the economical and racial divide separating him from a happy life. It is Christmas Eve and every injustice — every ounce of emotional brutality that he has endured — has reached its tipping point. He battles against depression, but his life is sad and getting sadder still. It isn’t until an unlikely romantic connection with a stranger reveals the brighter side of his humanity and shows him that he is worth more than what the world has given him. 

written & directed by Joshua Miller

produced by Amy Miller

starring Elisabetta Fantone & Rafael Jordan

Director’s Note

Christmas Eve is the Christmas story I’ve always wanted to tell. It’s about the people we see during Christmas. Or, rather, see right through, completely oblivious to their lives and mostly uncaring about who they really are. It’s the single mom working the double shift, the cashier at the grocery store. They are almost invisible on this day. Most of us are too focused on holiday plans to notice that these people are fighting to make ends meet when they should be home with their family. That is where we meet Michael. He wakes up on Christmas Eve, hustles to his three jobs, and does everything he can to just make it work. In complete contrast, there are those who have everything — the nice cars, the fancy suits, and all the money in the world — but are left feeling so empty, longing for something more, something real. This is where we meet Evelyn. Ultimately, there is no happy ever after. Not all the time. Not even most of the time. It’s often chalked up to the fact that you made some poor choices or life dealt you a poor hand. Either way you have to deal with it. What other choice is there but to stand up and keep pedaling your bike? This film is inspired by those people and because of that it was a magical project to bring to life. The fact that we shot in the most enchanting city in the world, New York City, made it even more special.

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Christmas Eve Film C&I Studios
Christmas Eve Film C&I Studios
Christmas Eve Film C&I Studios
Christmas Eve Film C&I Studios
Christmas Eve Film C&I Studios
Christmas Eve Film C&I Studios
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Christmas Eve Film C&I Studios
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