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Brown Bag Films' 'Angela's Christmas' Releases on Netflix
30 Nov 2018 : News Desk
Angela’s Christmas, the animated Christmas special from Brown Bag Films, which is based on the popular children’s story from Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt, is now available on Netflix.

The half-hour CG film is based on Frank McCourt’s only children’s book inspired by a story his mother Angela told him as a child. In 1997 McCourt won the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling memoir, ‘Angela’s Ashes’.  

Set in Ireland in the early 1900s, ‘Angela's Christmas’ is a funny, heart-warming and poignant story about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is safe, warm and loved at Christmas time.

Created by Brown Bag Films, ‘Angela’s Christmas’ stars Oscar nominated Ruth Negga (‘Loving’, ‘Preacher’) in the role of Angela’s mother, and Lucy O’Connell (Oscar nominated ‘Song of the Sea’) as Angela. The film is written by Will Collins (‘Song of the Sea’, ‘Wolfwalkers’) and Damien O’Connor (‘Anya’, ‘Doc McStuffins’), and directed by Damien O’Connor. Ellen McCourt, Frank’s widow, serves as an Executive Producer on the project and Malachy McCourt (‘Brewster’s Millions’, ‘The January Man’, ‘One Life to Live’), Frank McCourt’s brother, and Irish-American actor, writer and politician, provides the narration.

Speaking about the animated Christmas special, Frank’s wife Ellen McCourt said:

“It was my husband Frank’s dream to see this delicate little Christmas story transformed into a classic Christmas tale. With persistence and care, Brown Bag Films and 9 Story have made that dream a reality.  He would be thrilled with Angela’s Christmas as is the entire extended McCourt family!”

‘Angela's Christmas’ was developed with the support of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and produced by Brown Bag Films with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and RTÉ. 9 Story Distribution International holds worldwide distribution rights.




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