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Opposites attract in the competition of Ice Sculpting.


A premiere ice sculpting contest at an exclusive country club is the backdrop for this Christmas love story between Callie, a plucky kitchen staff member intent on finishing culinary school, and David, the son of a wealthy investment banker, who team up to try to win the $10,000 prize despite a myriad of obstacles, including their different socio-economic backgrounds, and Callie’s demanding boss (Brenda Strong), who just happens to be their number one competitor. Will love melt away the blocks that stand between them?


Executive Producer


Executive Producer


Executive Producer


Executive Producer




Key Cast


Callie Shaw

David Manning

Chef Gloria





Key Cast Biographies


Born in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Rachel Boston is a country girl at heart but a New Yorker in spirit. Growing up in Tennessee, she performed in her school, church and community theaters. At age 17, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. Rachel studied Shakespeare while at Fordham University and The Actors Center. After performing in theater in New York and Pennsylvania for two years, she took the advice of one of her directors, moved out of her Hell's Kitchen apartment and drove 3,000 miles west for the pilot season. After two months in Los Angeles, California, she landed a role in American Dreams (2002) on NBC. She has made guest appearances on the television series The Closer (2005), Las Vegas (2003), Grey's Anatomy (2005), Crossing Jordan (2001), Rules of Engagement (2007) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999).


David Alpay received critical acclaim for his leading role in Atom Egoyan's Ararat, for which he received a Genie Award nomination. In 2006, Alpay played the character Danny in the political comedy Man of the Year, starring Robin Williams. He later appeared in some chapters of the second season of The Tudors playing Mark Smeaton, and narrated the 2008 short film Ten for Grandpa by director Doug Karr. He has also appeared in episodes of Dollhouse and Fairly Legal. In 2013, he played a dual role in the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries as Professor Atticus Shane and the witch turned primordial vampire Silas.


Brenda Strong began her career appearing in guest starring and recurring roles on television shows, include Twin Peaks, Party of Five, Seinfeld, and Sports Night, and was regular cast member in short-lived sitcoms Scorch (1992), and The Help (2004).

Strong had supporting roles in a number of films, include Starship Troopers (1997), Black Dog (1998), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) and The Work and the Glory (2004). She is best known for her role as Mary Alice Young in the ABC television comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives (2004–2012), for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Strong later starred as Ann Ewing in the TNT prime time soap opera, Dallas (2012–2014), and set to play Queen Nia in the third season of The CW post-apocalyptic drama series, The 100.

Production Credits

Full Cast

Tonya Albers

David Alpay

Kwesi Ameyaw

Rachel Boston

Mark Brandon

Ken Camroux-Taylor

Peter Ciuffa

Wayne Cox

Dakota Guppy

Dylan Kingwell

Leanne Lapp

Paul McGillion

Aliyah O'Brien

Kiefer O'Reilly

James O'Sullivan

Sachin Sahel

Brenda Strong

Milli Wilkinson

Anna Shaw

David Manning

Pinewood Carver

Callie Shaw

Ellis Manning

Carson Bradford

Pinewood Judge


First Neighbourhood Kid

Young David


Frank Shaw


Second Neighbourhood Kid

Ice Delivery Guy


Chef Gloria

Young Callie

Produced by 

Timothy O. Johnson

executive producer

Scott Anderson

executive producer

Rachel Boston

associate producer

Oliver De Caigny


Lee Friedlander

executive producer

David Golden

executive producer

Raul Inglis

associate producer (as Raul Sanchez Inglis)

Tyler MacIntyre

associate producer

Navid Soofi

supervising producer

Music by 

Russ Howard III

Cinematography by 

Anthony Metchie

Film Editing by 

Tyler MacIntyre

Casting By 

Kara Eide

Chris Woznesensky

Kris Woznesensky

Production Design by 

Daren Luc Sasges

Set Decoration by 

Heather Victoria Adams

Nike Hatzidimou

Costume Design by 

Miles Roberts

Makeup Department 

Angelique Gruetzmacher

hair stylist

Tara Hadden-Watts


Kathy Howatt

makeup artist

Bev Hoy


Production Management 

Navid Soofi

production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Ryan Kosmyna

first assistant director

Darren Robson

second assistant director

Art Department 

Chris Mitchell

set dresser

Kayla Rilling


Jason Sober-Blodgett

on set dresser

Lloyd Stone

property master

Sound Department 

Craig George

sound effects editor

Brian Lyster

additional sound mixer

Alex Macia

foley artist

Aaron Olson

dialogue editor

Gregor Phillips

sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor

Tony Poulsen

boom operator

Devon Quelch

foley artist

Taymaz Saba

sound assistant

James Schoening

sound recordist

Matt Smalley

foley artist

Camera and Electrical Department 

Victoria Campbell

second assistant camera

Alex Cattapan

generator cable operator

Wes Degenstein


Jenna Fuoco

second assistant camera

Trevor Gemma


Jackson Haper

first assistant camera

Clyde Harrelson


Colin Harrelson


Miguel Helu Lopez

dolly grip

Gabriel Medina

director of photography: second unit

Colin Morrison

camera operator

Collin Morrison

camera operator: a camera

Jason Rodriguez

best boy

Michael Yeung

first assistant camera

Casting Department 

Carrie Cianci

extras casting assistant

L.A. Hilts

extras casting

James Kirk

casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Diane Chester

background coordinator

Carmen Ferguson

truck costumer

Kelly Allyn Gardner

assistant costume designer

Michelle Kitteringham

background costumer

Editorial Department 

William Adashek

digital intermediate producer

Mark T. Osborne

digital colorist

Troy Weinreich

assistant editor

Transportation Department 

Georgina Church


Jim Dolhagaray


Cameron Foss

transportation captain

Brian Franklin


Peter Gibson

transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Sean Cummings

location manager

Denise Da Roza

production assistant

Jennifer Donoghue

location assistant

Suze Dunbar

script supervisor

Koffi Effah

location assistant

Leah Myers

post production coordinator

Liam Powell

assistant location manager

Matthew Santoro

production coordinator

Liz Wells

production accountant

Producer Biographies

TIM JOHNSON – Executive Producer

Tim Johnson is among the most active and reliable producers in the business thanks to top rate productions and an 'on time, on budget' reputation. Previously, he managed the production of ABC's THE DAYS (MINDSHARE/TOUCHTONE.) Prior to forming Johnson Production Group and Ignite Entertainment, Tim served as Head of West Coast Programming Executive and launched the successful series DOC (88 episodes,) SUE THOMAS, FBI, MYSTERIOUS WAYS, JUST CAUSE, PONDEROSA, CHRISTY, ITS A MIRACLE AND MIRACLE PETS.

Johnson is also responsible for producing the international hit series, DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN for CBS PRODS/SULLIVAN COMPANY for over 5 seasons. During his 100-episode tenure, he also launched LIVE FROM THE RANCH with Orson Bean - a nationally syndicated talk show focusing on family values in America. He also developed and produced the original docu-drama COLD CASE for CBS network, which was the very first program to integrate television with the Internet.

Recent Projects:

For Better or For Worse – Executive Producer

Baby Bootcamp – Executive Producer

Ring By Spring – Executive Producer

Sole Custody – Executive Producer

The Cheating Pact – Executive Producer

Deadly Spa – Executive Producer

Walking the Halls – Executive Producer

June In January – Executive Producer

Christmas in the City – Executive Producer

Snow Bride – Executive Producer

Dirty Teacher – Executive Producer

The Surrogate – Executive Producer

Merry In-Laws – Executive Producer

A Bride for Christmas – Executive Producer

Naughty or Nice – Executive Producer

Christmas Crush– Executive Producer

Teenage Bank Heist– Executive Producer

How to Fall in Love – Executive Producer

Home Invasion (2011) – Executive Producer

Final Sale (2011) – Executive Producer

Confined (2010) – Executive Producer

Tornado Valley (2009) – Executive Producer

The Wedding Dance (2009) – Executive Producer

Trust (2009) – executive producer

Toxic Skies (2008) – executive producer

Storm seekers (2008) – executive producer

Making Mr. Right (2008) – executive producer

Love Sick (2008) – executive producer

Just Breathe (2008) – executive producer

Devils Diary (2007) – executive producer

Swarm (2007) – executive producer


The Johnson Production Group contracts globally to produce television and motion picture content for international networks, studios and distributors. Based in Los Angeles and Vancouver, British Columbia, the company manages production, facilitates development and financing, procures distribution and guarantees quality and timely execution of its programs. While costs have gone up, so has the demand for quality. No longer is good enough, good enough. Johnson Production Group serves that segment when a show needs to be "A" quality, but produced efficiently enough to meet a locked budget. JPG specializes in value, protection of creative elements, and delivery of a quality finished product.
DAVID GOLDEN – Executive Producer

As a writer and producer, David Golden has worked on more than two dozen television movies. His producing credits include the award winning Love Finds You in Sugarcreek for UPTV, with Tom Everett Scott and Kelly McGillis, as well as the other films made from the series of books, Love Finds You in Charm, and the upcoming Love Finds You in Valentine. Other producing credits include The Music in Me with Debbie Gibson, and Paper Angels, with Josie Bissett. Most recently, he was Executive Producer for the Hallmark movie Family For Christmas, with Lacey Chabert. Golden’s writing credits for Hallmark include Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle, with Doris Roberts and James Van Der Beek, Oliver’s Ghost, with Martin Mull and Rhea Perlman, and Kiss at Pine Lake, with Barry Watson. Other writing credits include Personal Effects, with Penelope Ann Miller and Casper Van Dien, Nightmare, with Haylie Duff, and Time and Again, with Brooke Burns.

LEE FRIEDLANDER – Executive Producer

Lee Friedlander is a producer and director, known for The Ten Rules (2002), Girl Play (2004) and La manzana (2010). No rookie to the business, director-producer Friedlander has walked many avenues of filmmaking, having arrived in Los Angeles from her home state of Connecticut, leaving behind her nascent acting career in regional and off-Broadway theater.

Discovering she preferred working behind the scenes to acting, Friedlander started directing and producing. Her producer credits include: A Woman Reported, Wasabi Tuna, The Ten Rules, Fish Don’t Blink, Unspeakable, Drive In, The Contract, Duty Dating, The Boy’s Club, The Wallet and Best Enemies.

SCOTT ANDERSON – Executive Producer

Scott Anderson brings over a decade of production experience to “Naughty or Nice,” his first film for Hallmark Channel. Starting in 1996, when he served as a co-producer on Lifetime’s “The Abduction” starring Victoria Principal, Anderson built up an impressive range of production credits on television movies and feature films alike. He produced and executive produced films for USA (“Cool Money” starring James Marsters), Oxygen (“Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt), TBS (“Atomic Twister” starring Sharon Lawrence and Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Showtime (“Safe House” starring Patrick Stewart), TNT (“Dollar for the Dead” starring Emilio Estevez), CBS (“The Long Kill” starring Willie Nelson) and Disney (“The

Ultimate Christmas Present” starring Brenda Song), among others. Anderson was also a producer on the feature thriller “Escapee” starring Dominic Purcell.


Oliver De Caigny is a Canadian producer originally from Belgium, his background in financing, production, and post production makes his a well-rounded producer for any type of production. His experience in financing and production agreements (film and TV series and movies-of-the week), distribution agreements (both domestic and foreign) as well as international co-productions, Canadian tax credit, Telefilm Canada and Canada Media Fund incentives provides him with a well-rounded background in development, production and distribution for motion pictures, television series and productions.

Recent Projects

Strange Empire (2014, 13 episodes) – Producer

Her Infidelity (2014) - Producer

Paper Angels (2014) - Producer

A Cookie Cutter Christmas (2014) - Producer

For Better or For Worse (2014) – Producer

A Ring By Spring (2014) – Producer

June In January (2014) – Producer

Baby Bootcamp (2013) – Producer

A Badge Of Betrayal (aka Sole Custody) (2013) – Producer

R.L. Stine’s: The Haunting Hour (53 Episodes) – Associate Producer

A Bride For Christmas (2013) – Producer

The Dating Coach (2012) – Producer

Radio Rebel (2012) – Executive Producer

Seattle Superstorm (2012) – Producer

Billing Block

Johnson Production Group Presents “ICE SCULPTURE CHRISTMAS”
Rachel Boston David Alpay and Brenda Strong Edited by Tyler MacIntyre
Music by Russ Howard III Director of Photography Anthonie Metchie, csc
Executive Producers David Golden Lee Friedlander Timothy O. Johnson Scott Anderson Produced by Oliver De Caigny Written by Tracy Andreen Directed by David Mackay

With the participation of the Province of British Columbia

Film Incentive BC

The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

[Logo] Canada

© MMXV Ice Sculpture Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved

[LOGO] Johnson Production Group

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LONG (max 540 characters) synopsis

A premiere ice sculpting contest at an exclusive country club is the backdrop for this Christmas love story between Callie, a plucky kitchen staff member intent on finishing culinary school, and David, the son of a wealthy investment banker, who team up to try to win the $10,000 prize despite a myriad of obstacles, including their different socio-economic backgrounds, and Callie’s demanding boss (Brenda Strong), who just happens to be their number one competitor. Will love melt away the blocks that stand between them? (525)

MEDIUM (max 180) synopsis

A plucky kitchen staff member and the son of a wealthy investment banker team up to win an exclusive Ice Sculpting contest despite their different socio-economic backgrounds. (174)

SHORT (max 54 characters) synopsis

Opposites attract in the competition of Ice Sculpting.


Ice Sculptures Romance Christmas Holiday

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