Synopsis: A single father who is struggling after his wife is killed by a drunk driver, desires to celebrate Christmas but after his young daughter is visited by the messenger of miracles in a dream she becomes determined to follow in her mother’s tradition and convinces her father after 8 days of miracles to merge the two holidays.
Tamia Dow (Ariella)
Julie Garcia-Briceno (Marla Bernstein)
Nicholas Grant (Rufus)
Andriana Garbiso (Annie)
Benito Garbiso Choate (Ira Bernstein)
I wrote, directed and acted in this film in 2019 after being prompted to write a holiday film by colleagues Sica-Wood productions and decided to write an interfaith story about the merging of holidays through the eyes of an innocent child to explain the miracles of lights we call Chanukkah in the most simplified way. Inspired by my granddaughter who was very intrigued by the celebration. We need family friendly films in these times and this was the right time for it’s release to the festival circuit. Praise be to God for the download. We thank you from the 8 Days of Lights Team!
Julie is a former flight attendant turned actor at the age of 50. She began studying acing in 2014 and is now a student studying film production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and continues to act and write. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband. She won Best Woman Filmmaker for 8 Days of Lights in the Vegas Movie Awards in August of 2020, which she wrote with her co-writer husband, directed and played the role of Marla Bernstein.