A grouchy, hermit-like woodcarver struggles to make a replacement wooden nativity set for a very demanding seven-year-old boy who lost the one his late father gave him.
Genre – Family
Director(s) – Bill Clark
Writer(s) – Bill Clark
Cast – Tom Berenger, Joely Richardson and Luke Ward-Wilkinson
Blue Rider’s Role – US Theatrical Distribution
Distributor(s) – Bauer Martinez Studios and Indies Home Entertainment (Dutch DVD)
Release Date – 2007
Synopsis – When a boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his mother persuades an ill-tempered, reclusive woodcarver to create a replacement–and to allow her son to watch him work on it. The young client makes greater and more difficult demands on the woodcarver’s ability, and as Christmas approaches, they three struggle to come to terms with each other, their painful memories and the process of putting their unhappiness behind them. Based on the award-winning children’s book by Susan Wojciechowski, this heartwarming Christmas film deals with the healing power of friendship.