In May and June 2008, Edgewater Studios and Craig Anderson Productions filmed a movie called "Moonlight & Mistletoe" in and around the town of Chester, Vermont. The movie was a Christmas themed movie starring Tom Arnold, Candice Cameron Bure and Barbara Niven. The movie premired on the Hallmark Channel on November 29th, 2008 and played several times after that. Check out the HallmarkChannel.com for more info.
Many of the scenes were filmed inside and in front of the Fullerton Inn. The production crew transformed the late spring of Chester into a winter scene. We had a lot of fun hosting the cast and crew over the 30-day production. We have great memories of the movie and those involved in making it. Here are some photographs of the production of "Moonlight and Mistletoe" in beautiful Chester, Vermont.
Production Photo of Tom Arnold and Candice Cameron Bure in front of the FULLERTON INN!
Production Photo of Tom Arnold and Barbara Niven in front of the FULLERTON INN!
Production photo of big finale scene with Tom Arnold and Candice Cameron Bure - again - in front of the Fullerton Inn.
Crew setting up shot of Tom Arnold as "Nick" in sleigh in front of the inn. It was in the high 80's that day. It made the cast uncomfortable being dressed for winter.
Crew uses a lift to assemble Santa Face facade on the front of the Fullerton Inn. You can see in in several shots in the movie.
"Santa Face" facade on the front of the Fullerton Inn ready for a shot. Movie "snow" and tree finish the scene.
Movie crew setting up lights and equipment to film in lobby of the Fullerton Inn. I had a lot of fun watching them rehearse and film the movie. I was allowed to be on the set, but off camera during all of the shots.
Crew setting up for exterior shot in front of the Fullerton Inn. The cast and crew filmed until 4am that day!
The crew preparing local trees for use as decoration in the film.
The trees are now flocked to look like winter.
Nancy (the real innkeeper of the Fullerton Inn) with actress Barbara Niven, who plays the innkeeper in the movie!
Actors Alan Nichols (who play's Earl) and Barbara Niven (who play's Jenny) relax in front of the Inn before a shoot.