The Hallmark Channel movie “Holiday Hotline,” directed by Mark Jean, chronicles the improbable relationship between Abby and Jack as they converse over a cookery hotline without realising they are falling in love. During the holidays, British Abby works at a helpline. Jack calls her about a frozen turkey, and he keeps calling until he wants to see her in person. She had no idea that the two have already become closer after meeting by accident. You might be curious about the location of “Holiday Hotline” filming and the performers who captivate the audience with their roles, given the film’s vivid and brilliant Christmas theme and the leads’ easygoing rapport.
Where Was Holiday Hotline Filmed?
The majority of the filming for “Holiday Hotline” was done in Winnipeg, the provincial capital of Manitoba. On September 18, 2023, filming for the project got underway, and it was finished by October 9, 2023. Let’s examine the shooting site in more detail.
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The meeting point of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers is home to Winnipeg, the provincial capital of Manitoba. It is renowned for its stunning parks, rich cultural diversity, dynamic arts scene, and historic landmarks. It is so clear why the movie crew decided to use Osborne Village, a colourful and eccentric neighbourhood, as well as possibly some other adjacent districts of Winnipeg, as the setting for “Holiday Hotline.” With a large number of theatres, live music venues, and art galleries, Osborne Village is well-known for its cultural atmosphere. A tonne of fake snow was used around the filming site to create the illusion of a winter setting. It is a well-liked location that holds a number of annual festivals, art walks, and cultural events.
It’s a Hallmark Christmas in Osborne Village. pic.twitter.com/6YOLeaTHNV
— Brent Bellamy (@brent_bellamy) September 28, 2023
Prominent films like “Silent Hill,” “Nobody,” “X2,” “Journey to the Centre of the Earth,” and “The Italian Job” were filmed in the city. Some of the buildings in Osborne Village have a long history, having been constructed as early as the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The neighbourhood has experienced renovation while preserving its allure from the past. Specifically, the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church at 525 Wardlaw Avenue served as a notable scene setting.
#ThatsAWrap on the #set of the latest #Hallmark #film – #HolidayHotline – that I worked on so nothing but rest today & an old #classic #filmnoir murder #mystery on #SSC 📺 at 4 PM CST – I Wouldn’t Be In Your Shoes 🎥 Directed by #WilliamNigh, who made 119 #films in his career! 🎞️ pic.twitter.com/nYZRsk4gpF
— Shaky 💙 (@shakypubco) October 11, 2023
Originally known as the Fort Rouge Methodist Church, the church was founded at the turn of the 20th century. This organisation saw the union of the Fort Rouge Methodist Church and Crescent Congregational Church in July 1937. The resulting organisation was known as Crescent – Fort Rouge United Church.
Holiday Hotline Cast
Lead roles in the Christmas movie are played by Emily Tennant as Abby and Niall Matter as Jack. The most well-known roles that Niall Matter has played include Mothman in Watchmen, Sapir in The Predator, Evan Cross in Primaeval: New World, and Zane Donovan in Eureka. In addition, he has been cast in several Hallmark Channel films, including “Christmas at Dollywood,” “Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater,” and “Christmas Pen Pals.” Emily Tennant began her career in the teen sitcom “Mr. Young” as Ivy Young. She is best recognised for her role as Cecilia Rendall in the romance drama “Cedar Cove.”
Emily has a long acting career and has starred in several Hallmark films, including “A Kindhearted Christmas,” “Marry Me at Christmas,” and “Christmas Comes Home to Canaan.” She may also be familiar to you from television series and films including Riverdale, Influencer, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and Polly Pocket. Sydney Sabiston as Addie, Dan De Jaeger as Tony, John B. Lowe as Gary, Erik Athavale as Roger, Jan Skene as Diane, Michael Strickland as Mike, Matthew Lupu as Gordie, Lindsay Nance as Tami, Cindy Myskiw as Holiday operator, and Kalyn Bomback as Carla are among the other cast members.