Happy Holidays! Litewave Media has been busy producing our new holiday feature film, Elfette Saves Christmas, in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida! The independent film stars award-winning actor and star of “The Blind Side,” Quinton Aaron!
Just last week Elfette Saves Christmas was released nationwide! DVDs can be found in Wal-marts all across the country. It’s also available online at iTunes, Amazon, Target, VUDU and Best Buy! Grab a copy here on Amazon.
Elfette Saves Christmas is a family feature film about Elfette, a wrapping paper designer in Santa’s workshop, who while on vacation in Florida, must travel to New York City to save Santa Claus (Quinton Aaron) from the clutches of a profit hungry Mafia boss, Little Georgie (George Vricos). With Little Georgie and Joytech, an evil toy corporation, in cahoots, Christmas and Santa’s workshop are frozen with only Elfette left to save them.
Litewave Media founder, Christian Cashmir, wrote, produced, and directed Elfette Saves Christmas, along with an amazing team of local Tampa film crew and actors from the St. Petersburg area as well. The film was shot on our ARRI Alexa Mini camera package along with our Canon CN-E prime lenses and the Fujinon Cabrio 20-120mm lens.
With nominations at Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival in 2019 for Best Directing, Best Florida Feature Film, Best Family Film, and Best Production Design, Elfette Saves Christmas joins the ranks of Litewave Media’s other award-wining independent films.
Check out the ABC news story on Elfette Saves Christmas and the film festival, with actor George Vricos and director/writer, Christian Cashmir featured in the segment.
Behind the Scenes of Elfette Saves Christmas
The Litewave Media film crew shot the majority of the film right in the heart of Pinellas County and St. Petersburg, Florida. But, Elfette’s story brought our cast and crew all over Tampa Bay and even to New York City for 3 days where the crew filmed in Central Park, the New York Library, and Times Square!
Our camera crew was battling time and weather for a sequence of interior scenes at Lake Eagle Park on our first day of production. With Quinton in costume, as Santa, the team prepared for a 15 plus hour day!
Next, on production day two, we filmed a scene with Elfette and Sparkle (Aléa Figueroa) on Pass-a-Grille Beach in St. Petersburg, FL. Then, for day three, we went back to Eagle Lake Park to complete the climactic ending, and the producers through a little impromptu Christmas celebration for the cast and crew!
Keep an eye out on our YouTube Channel Film Jams for more Elfette BTS videos! There’s plenty more coming!
Elfette Saves Christmas In the News
Bay News 9 released a story in December 2019 on Elfette, and the local community has really gotten behind the film to support it.
In the final days of production, the Elfette Saves Christmas team hunkered down overnight in the restaurant, De Sesto Italiano, in Pinellas Park. That night, the crew filmed multiple scenes with Elfette, Mob boss Little Georgie, and another villain, Penelope Coalbottom (played by Sheli Sanders).
Bay News 9 came out again that night!
Elfette Saves Christmas was also featured in a report on the growing Florida film industry by the Tampa Bay Times as well!
If you’d like to BUY a copy of Elfette Saves Christmas on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MpSzlm
Also available on-demand: iTunes, VUDU, and most other streaming services. And in-store at Wal-mart.
Check out a little making-of video about the movie:
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