DESIGNING CHRISTMAS Begins Filming In Brisbane


Jaggi Entertainment is underway on the new festive romance DESIGNING CHRISTMAS, now shooting at locations across Brisbane. The feature film stars Susie Abromeit (Love In BloomWhen Love Springs) and Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: VengeanceThis Little Love of Mine) in the lead roles, with Jo-Anne Brechin (One Perfect MatchWhen Love Springs) directing. The movie will be distributed in the USA and around the world by Nicely Entertainment.

In DESIGNING CHRISTMAS, Susie Abromeit plays Colbie Clark, an ambitious interior designer for Klein and Smith Design, with her eyes set on a spot on the corporate design team. An opportunity to achieve just that falls onto Colbie’s lap when her boss Mallory (Kimberley Joseph) informs her that she has been specifically requested by Eloise Chapman (Fiona Stewart) to decorate the historic Chapman House for its annual Christmas Ball. The catch? She’ll have to work closely with Ben Thurston (Liam McIntyre), the estate’s very handsome manager. Despite early disagreements, Colbie and Ben prove to be a good team and mutual respect begins to blossom. Will the pair succumb to their undeniable chemistry, and overcome the obstacles to find a path to each other? 

Producer Steve Jaggi comments “We have worked with both Susie and Liam on previous Jaggi Entertainment productions, and we’re thrilled they are joining us again for DESIGNING CHRISTMAS. We are in the very safe hands of director Jo-Anne Brechin who creates such a wonderful atmosphere on set. I’m looking forward to seeing this festive tale come to life.”

Director Jo-Anne Brechin adds “I love a cosy Christmas movie, and we have assembled a fantastic creative team to create a snowy, visual feast in downtown Brisbane for this charming Christmas story.”

For US actor Susie Abromeit, this is her third time filming in Queensland, she comments “I’m happy to be back in Australia and I’m really enjoying the shoot so far. The crew have done an incredible job of creating a Christmas wonderland and I’m excited to share this uplifting festive romance with audiences.“

Nicely Entertainment CEO and Executive Producer Vanessa Shapiro comments “We are thrilled to be working with Jaggi Entertainment and the lovely Susie Abromeit on this beautiful new Christmas movie, DESIGNING CHRISTMAS which will be released later on this year and we can’t wait to share it with audiences around the world!”

Joining the DESIGNING CHRISTMAS supporting cast is Kimberley Joseph, Barbara Bingham, Fiona Stewart and Vanessa Moltzen.

DESIGNING CHRISTMAS is written by Ansley Gordon, directed Jo-Anne Brechin and produced by Steve Jaggi and Kylie Pascoe. Executive Producer is Vanessa Shapiro. Jaggi Entertainment will manage distribution of the film in Australia, while USA and international sales and distribution will be handled by Nicely Entertainment.