Guess what's swimming to shore later this month? The holiday film A Mermaid for Christmas, which stars a bevy of daytime actors who are ready to set fans' holiday spirit into a pearlescent mermaid-tailspin!
Soap Central originally shared the news of the film earlier this summer via an in-depth interview with the film's star and executive producer, Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex Brady, Days of our Lives; ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), and now we can report that the family-friendly film will be available for rental and purchase on Amazon Prime Video beginning Tuesday, November 26.
As previously reported, A Mermaid for Christmas stars Lowder as the film's leading man, Travis Hunter, who falls in love with a mermaid named Daphne, played by Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer Rappaport, One Life to Live).
Other soap opera favorites featured in the film include Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker, DAYS), Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe Lane, DAYS), Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrecht, General Hospital), and Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke Lavery, GH; ex-Dr. James Warwick, B&B; ex-Ian McAllister, DAYS; ex-Dr. Greg Madden, All My Children), who is set to narrate the heartwarming film.
Written and directed by Michael Caruso, A Mermaid for Christmas is filled with warmth, humor, whimsy, and a touch of magic. It combines classic Christmas themes with a fantasy element that only a mermaid can provide.
"With the title A Mermaid for Christmas, people have an expectation of what it's going to be about, and they're right -- it's a mermaid during Christmas. But more than that, I think people will be pleasantly surprised to find that it's not what they might think, and it's a very heartwarming story, a very deep story, and the characters have a lot of depth, and it's a beautiful message," Lowder tells Soap Central. "Michael describes it as very whimsical and magical and Christmassy and lighthearted and cute and funny and all that, but there is also a deeper story, a deeper message that is perfect for the holiday season."
Says Caruso in an official press release, "We are excited to team with California Pictures to bring A Mermaid for Christmas to all major domestic and international film markets to share the magic of the film worldwide. So that our U.S. audience may enjoy A Mermaid for Christmas, WFL Productions are releasing it for a limited time this year during the holiday season exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. We hope that people everywhere enjoy watching the film as much as we enjoyed making it."
Adds Lowder, "From the moment Michael Caruso shared his vision of combining a mermaid and Christmas along with the heart-warming message that this film delivers, I have been excited to share it with the world. The work on display from everyone involved, both in front of and behind the cameras, is inspiring."
The additional cast of A Mermaid for Christmas includes Sheree J. Wilson, Cole Smith, Chadwick Armstrong, and Emma Demirjian. Check out the trailer for the film below and let us know your thoughts in the Comments section at the end of the article.
Michael and Barbara Caruso Productions is a full-service production company located in Los Angeles, CA. The company's previous projects include DeVanity, Winterthorne, Ladies of the Lake, and Ladies of the Lake: Return to Avalon.
UPDATE (November 19, 2019): Christmas is coming early for soap opera fans! Michael Caruso, the producer of A Mermaid for Christmas, surprised fans with the ahead-of-schedule release of the film today! "Surprise!! Because we love our fans & because you have all been so incredibly supportive we are releasing the movie EARLY!!" he shared on Twitter. "We hope you enjoy & please be sure to leave a review. Happy Holidays!!" Head to Amazon to purchase or rent the holly and jolly film that stars Kyle Lowder, Jessica Morris, Arianne Zucker, Nadia Bjorlin, and Kathleen Gati. Christmas is coming early for soap opera fans! Michael Caruso, the producer of A Mermaid for Christmas, surprised fans with the ahead-of-schedule release of the film today! "Surprise!! Because we love our fans & because you have all been so incredibly supportive we are releasing the movie EARLY!!" he shared on Twitter. "We hope you enjoy & please be sure to leave a review. Happy Holidays!!" Head to Amazon to purchase or rent the holly and jolly film that stars Kyle Lowder, Jessica Morris, Arianne Zucker, Nadia Bjorlin, and Kathleen Gati.
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