Special Viewing Hosted of Film Starring Marshall School and Students

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: December 12, 2018 10:44 PM

The Marshall School community had an exciting opportunity Wednesday to watch an exclusive viewing of a holiday movie filmed at the school earlier this year. Big Hollywood actors starred in the independent film.

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Many students from Marshall School were part of the festive film as extras for the movie titled, "Christmas Break-In."

Students and staff gathered in the Fregeau Auditorium for the special viewing of the movie.

The movie is about a girl named Izzy who gets trapped in school by herself due to a huge blizzard. Some crooks break into the school and kidnap the janitor. Izzy is on a mission throughout the movie to rescue him.

Actors Cameron Seely, Denise Richards, Danny Glover, Sean O’ Bryan, Katrina Begin, and more, star in the holiday film.

"They saw Marshall School and it really fit their description of a facility. They loved the hill and the lake. They had not seen Duluth and they fell in love with it. The school worked well with them and then we delivered on the April snowstorm,” Kevin Breen, the head of school, said.

The movie was filmed throughout spring break so it wouldn't affect students school time.

Ninety percent of students at Marshall are involved in music and fine arts. The film provided a fun and unique learning opportunity on movie production and cinematography to students.

"I think that's even cooler because we get to see ourselves, we get to see our classmates, and I think it’s great that they would let us be in it,” Ailie King, a Marshall School student who starred in the film, said.

Besides a great learning opportunity for students, the movie also provided great exposure and an economic impact to Duluth with the movie crew staying local while filming took place.

The movie was available for sale at the school. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from the movies sold at Marshall will benefit the school.

The movie is available for purchase on Amazon.

It will be released on a streaming platform as well but the streaming service was not disclosed.

The producer of the film said he hopes the movie will reach independent theaters next winter. 


Alejandra Palacios

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