A St. Nicholas Movie?
...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 9:15 AM [+]
Notice of this flim was sent by a friend to our Parish email group...it looks hopeful. I would suggest downloading the trailer because it hung up a lot for me when streamed...HERE is a direct link. If not prompted to save, simply "Save Page as" under "File" once the stream begins.
Anyway, these sort of small scale productions traditionally suffer from two big problems: bad script/acting and over-extending themselves in scope. Without much money how does one try and do a period piece like this? The costumes and sets alone can drain a small budget VERY quickly. A talented filmmaker can work their way around that, but it takes a good deal of talent and a very good script. It CAN be done, but it's perilous ground to tread when competing with Hollywood and their unending supply of money to provide spectacular in-your-face effects, costumes, and sets which can sometimes hide a bad script and acting.
St. Nicholas is wonderful and his story is worthy of telling...I hope they do it well.