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INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTS
An award-winning, inspirational, Christmas movie for the whole family.
The Farmer and The Belle: Saving Santaland
Wrapped up as a fun Christmas treat, our story provides a biblical pathway to true beauty and real love with an encouraging message about how God sees us all.
Children’s book, devotional book and bracelet featured in the movie, available at discounted rates. Women and teen girl virtual bible studies available with the star of the movie, Jenn Gotzon. Sign up today.
The Farmer and The Belle: Saving Santaland
Director : Wes Llewellyn
Year : 2020
Run Time : 90 Minutes
Genre: Inspirational, Family, Christmas, Faith-based
Synopsis : Sparks fly between a famous model and a farmer with a young daughter when she visits her childhood home. The town is in danger of losing their beloved Santaland festival, but miracles can happen with a little love, family, and faith.
Starring : Jenn Gotzon (Oscar-Nom’d Frost/Nixon), Jim E. Chandler (Stranger Things), Corbin Bernsen (Major League), John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard), Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Oscar-Winning Walk the Line), Robert Amaya (Courageous), Henry Cho (Christian Comedian), Natasha Bure (Home Sweet Home) and Delilah (Radio Personality).
We worked with pastors, youth groups and Focus on the Family psychologists, Greg & Erin Smalley, to create a biblical pathway for inner beauty on being transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). Our mission is to overcome the lies that 90% of women struggle with about their physical appearance, worth and ability to be loved, while welcoming in the Christmas season with the birth of Jesus Christ.
Dick Rolfe / Founder of Dove Foundation
" I love this movie!! And if you have any heart at all, you will love it too! "
Dr. David and Grace Anderson / CEO, New York Media Initiative and RN
" This is a wonderful movie! Plan to sit down as a family, relax, and enjoy an unforgettable evening of entertainment and encouragement that will lift your spirits! "
Movieguide / The family guide to movies and entertainment
" Very strong Christian, biblical worldview with an emphasis of finding one’s worth from the truth of God rather than the world’s low standard. "
Christian Post / Jeannie Ortega
" The heartwarming story told in The Farmer and The Belle illustrates the beauty of embracing one’s identity in God and how that leads to the true pathway of love "
Lukas Adamski / Film Critic
" Warm tale which comes from the hearts of Jenn and Jim. I wanted to stay in Santaland! "
Mike Nawrocki / Co-Creator of VeggieTales
" A charming film with a great message in inner beauty. Jenn Gotzon gives a delightful performance as Belle Winters and I particularly enjoyed the real-life surprise ending. "
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BUY YOUR LICENSE
You will receive a downloadable link available for one-year.
PURCHASE MINISTRY MATERIALS
Discounted DVD, Children’s Book, Devotional Book and Bracelets for gifts or sale at your event.
HOST YOUR EVENT
Enjoy movie night with your congregation & community in person or online. Contact ChristmasComedyMovie@gmail.com to schedule appearances with the stars of the film.
Event Planning Resources
What do you get when you purchase this license
Digital License Good For 12 Months
This annual digital license allows you to show the film anytime you want and as many times as you want during the licensing period at your specific location.
Movie Event Planning Guide
An event planning guide safe for COVID that includes tips, checklists, and ideas to make your Movie Event successful, even if you have to go virtual with your congregation.
Digital Promotional Items
In order to have a successful turnout, it takes a well-planned and well-executed plan including promotion. Depending on your goals, it is very important to utilize the marketing materials available to drive awareness of your movie event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since I’m buying a License, can we charge admission or Do I need a license even if we don’t charge admission?
A license is required for all public performances regardless of whether admission is charged or not. You cannot require an admission charge, but if you need to ticket the event for seating capacity purposes, you may create a ‘suggested donation’ ticket. See other ways to cover costs or generate revenue under “Ways to use a Movie Night to raise funds for ministry:”
Can we use clips from the film during our service and/or can we show clips on our website or on service physical media (such as DVD)?
You may use clips from the film during your church service in the context of teaching or a sermon (including if you stream your service). However, if you wish to use them on your website or in social media, they should only be in conjunction with the promotion of your Movie Event or a church service connected to the story. The clips should be no longer than a full scene or 2-3 minutes…
A small group or ministry in our church is hosting the movie, do we still need a license?
Any showing outside of a private home requires that a license must be obtained regardless of the number of people attending the event. If your showing is not connected to a church, the standard license is required, regardless of the size of the expected audience.
I want to show a movie outside the United States, does this license cover other countries?
At this time, this movie event license is applicable only to churches and organizations within the United States.
What if we didn’t purchase a license and unknowingly showed the movie?
Any organization’s public exhibition of a film without proper licensing is subject to steep and significant penalties through The Copyright Act (as much as $150,000 per exhibition). Even inadvertent infringers are subject to the Copyright Act. If your organization has unknowingly shown this movie while not in copyright compliance, contact us directly to solve the matter 310-717-9380 to purchase a retroactive license.
Ways to use a Movie Night to raise funds for ministry:
Our film was created to open hearts to the miraculous work of God in our lives for how he created each of us with a hope and a purpose. You may use a Movie Night to help raise funds for your ministry through many creative means. 1. Offer free admission, but sell concession tickets for drinks, popcorn, candy etc. 2.If you need to ticket the event because of seating issues, list a “suggested donation” on the ticket (remember, you cannot require an admission price). 3.Collect a freewill offering or leave baskets at the doors to collect gifts. People are accustomed to paying to see a film, so giving a donation to cover costs would not be unusual. 4.Ask a local business to sponsor the event, give them placement on your promotional materials and do a short sponsorship “commercial” to thank them prior to showing the film. 5.You can also sell DVDs, Devotional Book and Children’s Book at the event, and keep all sales proceeds above the wholesale cost. You can add them to your cart at check out.