The Great American Family’s (GAF) movie My Christmas Hero takes us through an actual US army base in Washington state.
Directed by Martin Wood froma script of Jim Head (A Tourist’s Guide to Love), the movie stars Candace Cameron Bure as Nicole, an orthopedic medic who enjoys studying medicine and serving in the Army Reserves. Aside from starring in the film, Bure has taken over the role of chief creative officer for the GAF network.
The romance drama film has been produced by Candy Rock Entertainment, GAC Media, Syrup Studios, and Veteran Today Productions with Mick MacKay as the main producer and Pieter Stathis as the cinematographer. Let’s see the locations where Stathis captured all the scenes.
Where was My Christmas Hero filmed?
My Christmas Hero was filmed in British Columbia, Canada and at Lewis-McChord in Lacey, Washington during April-May 2023.
Filming began on April 17, 2023 and concluded on May 4, ACFC West reported.
Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing tweeted a week before the beginning of cameras in BC. They wrote, the filming began next week in B.C. from the day of posting.
The tight filming schedule of just over two weeks indicates the efficiency of the movie’s production. Also, the quick timeline shows the fantastic teamwork done by the production crew and their coordination with local sites.
British Columbia, Canada
Most of ‘My Christmas Hero’ was filmed in picturesque setting of British Columbia.
With snow-capped mountains, quaint small towns, and idyllic countryside vistas, the Canadian province provided an ideal setting for the movie’s heartwarming storyline.
The region’s festive landscapes and European-style architecture lent an authentic ambience to scenes of the main characters finding love during the most wonderful time of the year.
Canada is the favorite filming location for most filmmakers because of its tax incentives, friendly locals, and variety of shops that can be easily adapted into a shooting set.
According to Parade, the cast and crew captured shots at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is a United States Army and Air Force installation located in Pierce County, Washington. It is home to the I Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing.
Formed in 2010 through the merger of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, the base has airfields, ranges, training areas, family housing, medical facilities, retail stores, schools, recreational services, and much more infrastructure to support the large on-base population.
My Christmas Hero provided the production crew access to capture many of these facilities and settings as backdrops for the holiday romance storyline.
The filmmakers worked closely with JBLM personnel to ensure that the filming did not disrupt the base’s operations.
My Christmas Hero Cast Great American Family
Candace Cameron Bure as Nicole Ramsey
A military wife who is dedicated to helping military service members and their families. She is known for her role in Full House, Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), and Hallmark movies like Journey Back to Christmas, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, The Christmas Contest, etc.
Gabriel Hogan as Daniel
Hogan is starring as Major Daniel Ross in the holiday movie. His credits include in Heartland (2009-2023), Prince of Peoria, Condor series, Tacoma FD, Quasi, Christmas List, Wisdom of the Crowd, Last Chance for Christmas, The Heckler, A Man’s World, etc.
Other cast members of My Christmas Hero are:
- Kapila Rego as Marilyn Dunlop
- Aaron Douglas as Joseph Murray
- Robin Dunne as Captain Mark Jennings
- Anthony Timpano as Private Landon Southworth
What is My Christmas Hero movie about?
Nicole Ramsey (Candace Cameron Bure) is a dedicated military surgeon, who is passionate about helping military service members and their families. As Christmas approaches, Nicole is determined to know about what happened to her father during WW2 by organizing a special event for his family.
Meanwhile, Daniel (Gabriel Hogan), a soldier who is struggling to cope with the loss of his best friend in Afghanistan, finds himself drawn to Nicole’s kindness and compassion. As the two work together to bring joy to others, they begin to develop a deep connection.
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