Directed by Mark Jean, Hallmark’s “A Kismet Christmas” is a romantic Christmas film that revolves around a children’s book author named Sarah who makes a return to her hometown after several years. There, she reconnects with her family and her teenage crush, Travis. Sooner or later, she realizes that a long-standing family legend might actually turn out to be true.
The romantic narrative paired with the holiday season theme makes for an entertaining watch, keeping viewers hooked on the film from start to finish. At the same time, the holiday scenery against the background of interesting locations is sure to make the real filming sites of “A Kismet Christmas” curious. Well, luckily, we have gathered all the necessary details about it!
A Kismet Christmas Filming Locations
“A Kismet Christmas” was filmed entirely in British Columbia, specifically in Victoria. Principal photography apparently began in early August 2022 and wrapped in the same month, late August of the same year. Thanks to British Columbia’s vast and diverse landscape of sandy beaches, verdant forests, rocky coastlines, mountains, lakes, inland deserts and grassy plains, it is a suitable production location for various types filming projects, including ‘A Kismet Christmas.’
The province’s economy depends on various sectors, including mining, forestry, film, video production, wholesale trade, real estate, tourism, construction and retail trade. Now, without much ado, let’s follow Sarah as she returns to her hometown and learn all about the specific sites that appear in the film!
Victoria, British Columbia
All crucial sequences for “A Kismet Christmas” were filmed in and around Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and the seventh most densely populated city in Canada. On the face of it, the cast and crew apparently traveled across town to shoot various scenes in sets suitable for the Hallmark movie.
Located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, off the Pacific coast of Canada, Victoria is the southernmost major city in Western Canada. Despite the majority of modern architecture in its cityscape, it has retained several historic buildings at the same time, including the BC Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. Also known as the Garden City, Victoria is considered a very popular tourist destination as millions of tourists visit the city every year, greatly influencing the economy.
Victoria is home to a number of tourist attractions spread throughout the city, including historical places of interest, museums and galleries. Some of the most popular are the Gothic Christ Church Cathedral, the Emily Carr House, the 1852 Helmcken House, the 1845 St. Ann’s School, the Royal BC Museum, the BC Maritime Museum, and the art gallery of Greater Victoria.
Apart from tourists, Victoria is also frequented by many filmmakers for filming purposes. In fact, the city has hosted the production of different types of movies and TV shows over the years. Besides ‘A Kismet Christmas’, Victoria has been featured in ‘Deadpool’, ‘Deadpool 2’, ‘Scary Movie’, ‘The Boy’, ‘Reginald the Vampire’ and ‘Gracepoint’.
A Kismet Christmas Cast
Sarah Ramos portrays Sarah in the Hallmark movie. You might recognize her from her roles in “Parenthood” and “Winning Time.” She also features in “The Boy Downstairs” and “The Affair”. She is joined by Carlo Marks in the film who tries out the role of Travis. He may look familiar to you as he has been involved in many filming projects during his career. He is known for his roles in “The 100”, “The Flash”, “Smallville” and “Pretty Little Liars”.
Carlo Marks has also starred in other Hallmark productions, including “Christmas with the Darlings,” “Making Spirits Bright,” and “Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday.” Other cast members who play key roles in the Hallmark movie are Marilu Henner (Gramma Mia), Rubi Tupper (Jasmine), Michele Scarabelli, Barbara Pollard, Zahf Paroo, Roark Critchlow, and Kayla Deorksen.
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