'Christmas by Starlight': Meet Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell and rest of the cast of Hallmark’s holiday film
Christmas is synonymous with new hope. The festival boasts optimism that things will be better and encourages one to be positive for the coming year. Until now, 2020 hasn’t been the year we expected it to be due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. So, this year’s Christmas, even though scaled-down, maybe even more awaited than ever. To help you get into the holiday spirit and make your countdown to Christmas special, Hallmark Channel will air the movie ‘Christmas by Starlight’.
The official synopsis reads, “Annie Park is a whip-smart lawyer who specializes in child adoptions. When her family’s beloved neighborhood eatery, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition, she vows to put a stop to it. William Holt, the free-wheeling heir to the development firm responsible, makes her an unlikely proposition: he’ll spare the café if Annie spends the week “appearing” as the stringent legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some careless and costly mistakes.
Helping get Will’s father off his back for a week seems a small price to pay to save her parents’ beloved café and she agrees. But when Annie oversteps and commits Will’s firm to hosting a lavish Christmas fundraising event at the Starlight, he saddles her with planning it, something she’s never done before. With one misstep after another, Annie’s efforts to pull off the impossible look doomed to fail.
The more Annie and Will’s vastly different worlds collide, the more sparks begin to fly. And when push comes to shove, they discover just how similar they really are and without even knowing it, those sparks may have fanned into a flame.” Before you watch the movie, meet the talented cast of the film.
Kimberley Sustad as Annie
Sustad is known for her roles in 'Travelers', 'Unspeakable', 'The Twilight Zone' and ‘Cooking with Love’. She was seen in other Hallmark Channel originals as well- she played the role of Vivian Patterson in 'A Bride for Christmas'. She also showed her acting prowess with her role as Madeline Templeton in 'Spookville', and TV series such as 'Supernatural,' 'Continuum,' 'Primeval: New World' and 'Alcatraz.'
Paul Campbell as William
Campbell is known for his role as Billy Keikeya in 'Battlestar Galactica', Tony in 'The Big Year' (2011), Albert Jackson in '88 Minutes' (2007) and Tyler in 'Severed' (2005). He was seen in the Television Movie 'A Godwink Christmas' and film 'Ill-Fated' (2004). The actor began his career at the age of 23 and has been part of many acclaimed projects such as 'Knight Rider' and 'Almost Heroes'. Many may also remember him from 'Spun out' (2014-2015) and other roles in projects such as 'Surprised by Love', 'Sun, Sand & Romance', 'The Last Bridesmaid' and 'Take Two'.
The other cast members include Darren Martens, Bruce Dawson, Rebecca Staab, Malcolm Stewart, Curtis Moore, Jeff Reyes, Adriana O’Neil, Cherissa Richards, Heath Vermette, Scarlett Smith, Candace Smith, Rodrigo Beilfuss, Tom Putman, Adrian McLean, Saul Elias, Ray Strachan, Hazel Venzon, Anastasia Rautert, Reena Shah, David Sutherland, Gabriel Daniels, Stephanie Sy, Jeff Strome, Maria Aragon, Rachael McLaren and Michael Cunningham.
‘Christmas by Starlight’ will air on Thursday, November 26, at 8 pm ET on Hallmark Channel.