Ham on Rye (2019) and Happer’s Comet (2022) filmmaker Tyler Taormina went into festive mode for his third feature in less than four years. Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point moved into production during the summer on Long Island with Michael Cera, Elsie Fisher, Maria Dizzia, Francesca Scorsese, Ben Shenkman, Gregg Turkington, Sawyer Spielberg, and newcomer Matilda Fleming. Written by Taormina and Eric Berger, the project will be featured at the American Film Festival’s U.S. in Progress in Wroclaw.
Gist: On Christmas Eve, Balsanos gather for what could be the last holiday in their ancestral home. As the night wears on and generational tensions arise, cousins Emily and Michelle sneak away to a winter wonderland, where suburban teenagers find their rebellious paradise.
Production Co./Producers: Kevin Anton, Eric Berger, David Croley Broyles, Calogero Carucci, Michael Cera, Kimberly Dai, Michael Jeffrey Davis, David Entin, Krista Minto, Michael J. Reistetter, Rob Rice, Duncan Sullivan, Tyler Taormina, Oliver Toy.