Christmas Staycation

When a family can't be together on Christmas, they bring their dysfunctional family Christmas online.

  • Jordan Imiola
    Director
    Romantically Hopeless, Orville Vs. Pedro, I'm 21, Gimme a Beer
  • Jordan Imiola
    Writer
    Monster Therapy, Sports TV, Wrigley Friends, I'm 21, Gimme a Beer
  • David Wingert
    Producer
    Wrigley Friends, Romantically Hopeless, House on High Hill
  • Jordan Imiola
    Producer
    Monster Therapy, Romantically Hopeless, Wrigley Friends
  • Marisa Dzintars
    Producer
    Inclusive Thoughts, Wrigley Friends, Awaken the Shadowman
  • Kerstin Porter
    Producer
    The Chunky Zeta, Skedjes Sketches, Breakdown
  • Ian Longway
    Producer
    Skedjes Sketches, Wrigley Friends, Twinkle Time
  • Alyssa Hance
    Producer
    Skedjes Sketches
  • Henry Uhl
    Producer
    Ruby, Skedjes Sketches
  • Annie Abrams
    Key Cast
    "Alice"
    Veronica Mars, True Blood, Wrigley Friends
  • Jon Harrison Taylor
    Key Cast
    "James"
    Sweet the show, Uncle B., The Love Echo
  • Bill Kates
    Key Cast
    "Hank Gloomgardy"
    Skedjes Sketches, Gunwalkers, Sid Penrose
  • Jake McKenzie
    Key Cast
    "Tommy Gloomgardy"
    Skedjes Sketches, Santo vs. The Wookilar
  • Marisa Dzintars
    Key Cast
    "Cousin Skeexo / Aunt Linda"
    Inclusive Thoughts, Wrigley Friends, Awaken the Shadowman
  • Pam Majumdar
    Key Cast
    "Tessa"
    Skedjes Sketches, Better Late
  • Lindsey Payne
    Key Cast
    "Charlotte Gloomgardy"
    Battleground, Romantically Hopeless, Crossing
  • Ian Longway
    Key Cast
    "Kyle"
    Skedjes Sketches, Wrigley Friends, Twinkle Time
  • Kerstin Porter
    Key Cast
    "Fiona"
    Skedjes Sketches, Breakdown, The Chunky Zeta
  • Rachel Pate
    Key Cast
    "Kathy"
    Grimm, Skedjes Sketches, Z Nation
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Zoom
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jordan Imiola

Jordan Imiola is a comedy writer and producer from Buffalo, NY. He is the creator and showrunner of "Romantically Hopeless," "Monster Therapy," "Sports TV," and "The Deadline Junkies Podcast." Jordan has written sketches and performed improv at Second City and was part of the Buffalo improv troupe, FNL. He's also sold, optioned, and ghostwritten several screenplays. Christmas Staycation is his first produced feature film and directorial film debut. Every week, Jordan runs the Wednesday division of Deadline Junkies, a community of comedy writers and actors. Many of them are in Christmas Staycation.

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Director Statement

Producing Christmas Staycation is my favorite memory of 2020.  When I thought about how millions of people couldn't be home for the holidays in 2020, I decided to write a comedy about it. I quickly gathered my talented actor friends and wrote a screenplay to spin the pandemic holiday into a comedic direction. I'm incredibly grateful for the cast and crew who made everything happen so quickly. We filmed the entire movie on Zoom in different cities from October - December 2020, and this became my first produced feature film.