The Christmas You Don’t Know

The Christmas You Don’t Know

$15 (*Film Block)

Narrative Short

8 Minutes

A whimsical short story about a mysterious couple using technology to send Agents into the field to do good deeds. The triple storyline touches on the themes of self-healing (assisting the homeless), reunion (an Army mother reunited with her child after deployment), and redemption (suicide prevention). We learn that Elves, no matter their background, all have a similar trait: the desire to help others. Anyone can be an elf! This short film was written by and stars military veterans.

Christine Clayburg – Director

Nominated for an Emmy and named “Boston’s Best Meteorologist” by Improper Bostonian magazine, Christine was a Geology major with a love of theater when she landed a part-time job as a weekend weather reporter in Missoula, MT. Four months later she was recruited by the NBC affiliate in nearby Spokane, WA. Three years to the day from her first weather job she was flying across the USA to work for NBC in Boston.

Christine has hosted, anchored, forecast and headlined newscasts for top-rated stations across the country including KABC in Los Angeles, WCCO and KMSP in Minneapolis, and WHDH in Boston. Her live severe weather coverage and severe weather programming has garnered several station Emmy Awards and her work as host of “The Snow Snow” in Minnesota led to a Hirsch Broadcasting award for Sports programming in its first season.   Since moving to Los Angeles she has gone on to appear in movies and television series including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 90210, The Closer, Hallmark, Lifetime, and 4 seasons of Desperate Housewives. Off camera, she runs, working as a media consultant and producer.

Her company assists businesses, individuals and non-profits alike in techniques to make their stories more approachable and media friendly.   The Christmas You Don’t Know is Christine’s second time in the director chair. An Airforce vet herself, she led a film crew of military veterans and dependents in both Los Angeles and a B team at a distance in Minneapolis, MN to complete the film for the 48 Hour Holiday themed Film Festival.

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