A Gift For All Ages

A brand new “Golden Age of Hollywood” classic film about life, love, and, Christmas!

A cheerful stranger invades the home of a frustrated author and his wife. The odd fellow heartens a timeless gift for generations.

  • Russell Webb
  • Alicia Wszelaki
  • Matthew Nothelfer
  • Alicia Wszelaki
  • Alicia Wszelaki
  • Russell Webb
  • Joey Heyworth
    Key Cast
    "Clarke Moore"
  • Caitlin Duffy
    Key Cast
    "Catherine Moore"
  • Dylan Wright
    Key Cast
  • Russ Webb
    Key Cast
  • Teddy the dog
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Harvey Nothelfer
    Cinematographer, Editor, Visual Effects
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Narrative Short
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • ME Film Festival
    Millidgeville Eatonton, GA
    September 23, 2022
    Georgia, USA
    Best Director and Inspire Award
  • Full Bloom Film Festival
    Statesville, North Carolina
    United States
    September 8, 2022
    North Carolina
  • Borrego Springs Film Festival
    Borrego Springs
    United States
    March 27, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Golden State Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 24, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Ramsgate International Film Festival
    Ramsgate, Kent
    United Kingdom
    June 11, 2022
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Vero Beach Film Festival
    Vero Beach, FL
    United States
    June 9, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Interrobang Film Festival
    Des Moines, Iowa
    United States
    June 26, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Fly Film Festival
    Enid, OK
    August 5, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival
    Claremore, OK
    United States
    November 5, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Russell Webb, Alicia Wszelaki

Russell Webb is a retired actor, director, theatrical technician, and Vietnam veteran, who, after graduating from San Diego State and Portland State Colleges, worked in educational and regional theaters all over the country. This is his first sojourn into film making, a life long dream. A San Diego native, he currently lives in Borrego Springs with his rescue dog Gili Elohe ('G' for short).

Alicia Wszelaki is a visual creative who has been working in the media industry for over two decades. As a director, producer and editor, her passion is telling other people’s stories. Alicia lives in San Diego, California with her husband, and amazing rescue dog Teddy. She is part-owner of Path 88 Productions, which produces travel films and inspirational documentaries. She enjoys being outside and has walked both the Camino de Santiago, and Japan’s 88 Temples pilgrimages, twice!

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Director Statement

Living on the eastern corner of San Diego County in Borrego Springs, CA offers many things, including this opportunity to make a charming community film!

For us, a Vietnam veteran and a Gen-X documentarian, our separate insights could have been a creative challenge, but sharing the same filmmaking goals made our collaboration a joy.

Our first attempt at directing narrative fiction is a homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking, and using the techniques of 1930's cinema was incredibly exciting.

The earnest storytelling, black and white, long master shots, a wonderful musical score, and the classic charisma of our lead actors; all of it was embraced to deliver our celebration of the Silver Screen.

We hope you find this old-fashioned film as endearing as we do. Enjoy, and may every day leading to Christmas be a happy one!