The Farmer & the Belle - Saving Santaland

1 min read
11 Jan

During a chaotic Christmas shoot in New York City, an aging fashion model Belle Winters (Jenn Gotzon Chandler) publicly suffers a breakup with her famous musician fiancé. Adding to the chaos, her agent gives her five days to get her act together, or her career is finito! In a dream, Belle’s mom reminds her of the charm bracelet she lost at SantaLand as a child, as it holds a treasured possession, inscriptions to true beauty and real love. Desperate to save her career, she embarks on a crazy ride to her childhood roots to find this bracelet. Arriving at the small Georgia town, she faces her biggest fears: pigs, rekindling her friendship with her childhood crush Josh (Jim E. Chandler), and Lacey, the bully of her youth.

In Belle's search, she has to push away the advances of Brice, a slick real estate farm developer and ask Josh her old pen pal, now a single father of an adorable six-year-old Adele, to disrupt his simple life as the farmer in the dell. Overcoming her fear, Belle's searches for her bracelet on Josh’s dreaded pig farm, also the site of the 97th Annual SantaLand. Belle falls in love with Josh when she finds a stack of old letters addressed to her with her mother’s handwriting marked “return to sender” in Josh’s attic. He’d been loyal all along. Attached to the letters is a missing charm from her bracelet inscribed true beauty is serving others. Her joy dampens when she learns Josh must close down SantaLand after the holidays forever.  

Read more at Farmer and the Belle.




Story by Jenn Gotzon Chandler and Jim E. Chandler
Screenplay by Billy Falcon, Reuben Evans, James M. De Vince and Betty Sullivan.
Contributing writers listed
Produced by Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Joel Bunkowske, Isaac Hernandez, Jim E. Chandler, George Escobar