The day after the world premiere of the Christmas film When Angels Sing at SXSW, I sat down with stars Chandler Canterbury and Harry Connick, Jr., producer Elizabeth Avellan, and director Tim McCanlies to discuss the film. The film is very much an Austin film, filled with famous locations, music, and local talent. In the interview, we discussed casting, filming in Austin, those famous musicians in the film, and Harry and Chandler’s favorite parts of filming.
“Harry Connick Jr. stars as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well-intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson, Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.”
by Sarah Ksiazek