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Cinemagic's 'A Christmas Star' World Premiere

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Just last year I had wrapped filming on my first feature film, 'A Christmas Star.' Myself and 40 other young trainees were chosen amongst hundreds of applicants to spend a number of weeks working on production and we were each divided into our desired departments. Three of the trainees, including myself, were working in the costume department. We worked long and hard hours and bared with the typical Irish weather, but above it all, it's an experience I will never forget and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities it has given me and the friendships I have created over this past year. Obviously I couldn't wait to reunite with my set family and see the finish product on the big screen, and the big night had finally arrived!

On November 4th 2015, over 2,400 guests arrived at the SSE Arena to watch 'A Christmas Star.' Cast, crew and VIP guests walked the red carpet and enjoyed the pre-show entertainment. It was nice to see the crew out of their waterproofs and in their best attire! I opted for a black gown with glitter star print (sticking with the theme!) that I purchased from ASOS and paired it with suede lace-up heels I ordered for Public Desire. 


Before the feature began, we had a sneak-peek at the behind the scenes documentary. It was a mix of emotions watching the trainees hard at work, including myself! It included some hilarious moments from set, interviews from cast and crew and backstage footage. It really was a reminder at just how far we have each come and it's a little crazy to think what we have achieved and how each of us has grown within a year.

Watching a film you've worked on and know inside out is such a different experience from watching a movie in which you haven't. Each scene brings back such memories from between takes and as a costume trainee, I always had my eye on each character's costumes! If I were to describe the film in one word, it would easily be 'magical.' It is an uplifting experience and really has that 'Christmas-y' feel to it. The young cast did such a fantastic job, I really cannot applaud them enough. A big and exciting future for each of them! It was very emotional watching and knowing I was a part of the making of this project, and I know I am certainly not the only person that feels this way!



Photo captured by 'Jonny Collins'

Seeing my name on the credits was such a surreal feeling. It was so rewarding and I can only hope it was the first of many. Cinemagic have believed in me from the age of 15, and without them I would not be where I am today. No matter where I am in 10 or 15 years, I will always thank them for giving me the opportunities they have! Joan Burney-Keatings and Shauna Shivers are two very inspiring women! I owe them both a lot.



Directed my Richard Elson, 'A Christmas Star' follows the story of Noelle, a young girl who believes she has the gift to perform miracles, so when convincing developer McKerrod (Collier) threatens her peaceful life she and her friends determine to use this gift to thwart his plans and save their village.

Credits include; Liam Neeson, Rob James Collier, Pierce Brosnan, Suranne Jones, Bronagh Waugh, Kylie Minogue  and stars Erin Galway-Kendrick.



'A Christmas Star' is in cinemas nationwide November 13th and available on DVD November 23rd! Click here to pre-order!


13 comments on "Cinemagic's 'A Christmas Star' World Premiere"
  1. How exciting for you! My son is studying special effects and want to work on Hollywood films on day.

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    1. That's great to hear! Tell him to never give up <3

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  2. What an amazing experience! You look beautiful in the photos too ^^

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  3. Oh wow, congrats! This sounds like such an amazing achievement, I'm super happy for you, dear. :) <3

    Kay
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  4. Awesome and kudos to you. You look beautiful on the carpet, Kaytee. :)

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  5. How exciting, Kaytee, it must've been a wonderful achievement. I'm looking to work in the film industry one day, but that's a dream I'll have for now, haha.

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Anything is possible May! Never give up, it will happen :) x

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  6. Wow this is truly amazing. Such an exciting time for you.

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  7. Omg congrats, girl! I can't imagine how you felt when you saw your name in the credits. It sounds like a magical experience! By the way, you look stunning and that gown suits perfectly the name of the movie <3
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  8. thats sounds amazing! Well done girl! I dint watch that but if i do I will be looking for your name out there! :)

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  9. This must have been so great for you ♥♥

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