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HEAVEN SENT (formerly known as Christmastime)

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Echoing in the deepest depths of space, a humble prayer ascends: One from Maire Taylor, a smart, beautiful businesswoman who asks that her husband find the strength and wisdom to let go of their 9 year old marriage … While a second prayer simultaneously comes from Billy Taylor, a hopelessly romantic artist who asks that his wife receive the strength and wisdom to hold on. From these humble pleas, comes an answer in the form of a little miracle (an 8 year old runaway from heaven) who takes it upon herself to rekindle the once intimate friendship and romance that has slowly, but surely slipped away from Billy and Maire due to a heart-wrenching loss. Using all of her skill and charm (as well as some well-intentioned mischief!) our little 8 year old runaway comically sets out to heal their broken hearts and save their marriage by helping them get back to the basics of love.-

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Writer: Rick Ramage
Stars: Christian Kane, Marley Shelton, Mallory James Mahoney and Ernie Hudson

Denver screenwriter forgoes bloody past, makes feel-good holiday film
by Stephanie Wolf 12.23.2014

Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is one of the many Colorado scenes captured in the new holiday film

Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall is one of the many Colorado scenes captured in the new holiday film “Heaven Sent aka Christmastime.”
(Photo: Courtesy of Rick Ramage)

Denver screenwriter Rick Ramage’s latest work, “Heaven Sent,” harkens back to the warm sentimentality of 1940s films like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” His film, which is set in Boulder, stands in stark contrast to his earlier pieces. Ramage is known for thriller and horror scripts, including 1999’s “Stigmata” and an early 2000s television series, the “Haunted.”
Ramage says he wanted to make a Christmas film that was uplifting, noting a trend lately in holiday films with a gloomy, even cynical, mood. He partnered with director and producer Michael Landon Jr. to do so.

“I think what inspired us to do a Christmas movie is we got tired of seeing this dark take on Christmas,” Ramage says. “I get tired of seeing the drunk Santa Claus and that kind of thing.”

“Heaven Sent” won’t come out in theaters until the 2015 holiday season.

It’s $3.5-million budget, makes it the biggest budget movie filmed in the state since the Colorado Film Incentives Program began in 2012, according to state film commissioner Donald Zuckerman.

Christian Kane, Marley Shelton and  Mallory James Mahoney

Christian Kane, Marley Shelton and Mallory James Mahoney

The film is about a couple on the eve of the day they intend to sign their divorce papers. The husband and wife are looking for a sign they are making the right decision. So they pray and an 8-year-old angel answers them.

Despite this film’s thematic departure from the bloody genres for which Ramage is known, the approach writing was much the same, he says.

“I don’t see them as that far apart because, as a writer, my intention is basically to search for God,” Ramage says. “And that doesn’t mean I have any answers.”

After shopping the script around for awhile, Ramage and Landon landed with Cantinas Entertainment, a faith-oriented production company. Still, Ramage is hesitant to label “Heaven Sent” as a faith-based film.

“I see it as a very family-oriented film,” Ramage says. “Michael and I take no position as far as religion goes.”

He adds that the film’s theme of a couple struggling with their marriage is one to which anybody can relate.

“They aren’t cured by any religious philosophy,” Ramage says. “They’re cured by going back to the basics of love.”


TWITTER:  @heavensentmovie

18 comments on “HEAVEN SENT (formerly known as Christmastime)

  1. jksword
    March 29, 2015

    I am really looking forward to seeing Heaven Sent starring Christian Kane. He is such an amazingly talented actor. This looks like a wonderful movie for the whole family at Christmastime. We will certainly be watching it.

  2. mentdijinn
    March 29, 2015

    Great very excited to see this movie with #ChristianKane in this role.. It is a different one for him that he has been playing in recent years.. So glad he can spread his acting wings a little in this one ♥

  3. Robin
    March 29, 2015

    Sounds like a great movie, something up beat and family oriented for the 2015 holiday season. Love the cast, Marley Shelton, Mallory James Mahoney, Ernie Hudson, and looking forward to seeing Christian Kane, as Billy Taylor.

  4. Dacsmom
    March 29, 2015

    I can’t wait until this is released. It will be wonderful to see Christian Kane in a feel-good movie again.

  5. Sandra Marowitz
    March 29, 2015

    Great article. Can’t wait to see it, especially since #ChristianKane has a role in it. I’m sure by now you found a gem when you cast him. All of his #Kaniacs are waiting and will be watching!!!

  6. clarike
    March 29, 2015

    Another movie with #ChristianKane to look forward to this year! I will love watching this one around Christmas with my family!

  7. barryluvs2sing
    March 29, 2015

    I’m so excited to see him and this type of role a compassionate loving type of role so that we can see his other side

  8. Sherrel Mercer-McGaha
    March 29, 2015

    I LOVE seeing Christian Kane in wholesome family movie. We need more of these. And he’s the PERFECT Billy Taylor. Can’t wait to watch it with the whole family!!!

  9. Aan
    March 30, 2015

    …Back to the basics of love. Well, Christian Kane can sing THAT for you!

  10. Robbin Randall
    March 30, 2015

    Awesome! Will plan my schedule to see this movie since the multitalened Christian Kane is in it. Love his acting and singing!

  11. Heidi McK
    March 30, 2015

    Looking forward to seeing this movie. I’m a suckered for Christmas movies and the fact it had #ChristianKane and is a #MichaelLandonJr film makes it all the better

  12. Larry
    November 2, 2015

    When is this movie going to come out?

    • webgranny
      November 2, 2015

      The release date is listed as 2016.

    • Tif
      November 28, 2016

      December 3 at 8 on Lifetime

  13. Dennis
    November 30, 2016

    The movie is going to be on the Life Channel airing this Saturday (3rd of December) at 6:00 and 10:00 pm.

  14. Carrie Ann Leilani Baltazar
    December 12, 2016

    When will it play again?

  15. Amy Wold
    December 20, 2016

    I love this movie.

  16. Sandra Ellingburg
    December 20, 2016

    Love it!! Will it be on neflex this year?

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