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Gina and Seth have been pen pals for 13 years and now will have the chance to meet. Both used their best friends pictures to send to each other and now will let their friends meet.


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Seth (as Patrick Adams)
Mr. Dugan
Mr. Howard
Len Silvini ...
Neill Fearnley ...
Sullivan (as Neil Fearnley)
Ruth Fernandes ...
Tree Girl
Janessa Crimi ...
Young Gina
Jonathan Alderton ...
Youth Seth
Yola Wojcik ...
Angelica Davis
Katherine Crimi ...
Teen Gina
Michael Cameron ...
Teen Seth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seth's Older Brother (uncredited)

Directed by

Neill Fearnley

Written by

Stephanie T. Baxendale ... (written by)

Produced by

Julian Grant ... producer
Michael Jacobs ... executive producer
Fernando Szew ... executive producer

Music by

Robert Carli

Cinematography by

Russ Goozee

Editing by

Ben Wilkinson

Editorial Department

Jason Irvine ... assistant editor (as Jason B. Irvine)
Ed Rafferty ... on-line editor
Joanne Rourke ... colorist

Casting By

Lindsay Chag
Brian Levy

Production Design by

Harold Thrasher

Set Decoration by

Jerri Thrasher

Costume Design by

Judith England

Makeup Department

Etheline Joseph ... assistant hair stylist
Traci Loader ... key makeup artist
Rita Stapleton ... assistant makeup artist
Josie Stewart ... key hair stylist

Production Management

Maribeth Daley ... production manager
Julian Grant ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Julian Grant ... second unit director
Christine Harrington ... third assistant director
Fatima Palhetas ... trainee assistant director
David Sparkes ... first assistant director
Michael Tassie ... second assistant director

Art Department

Julie Beebe ... set dresser
Jason Herriott ... key scenic
Olwyn Klinker ... set dresser
William Koon ... second assistant art director
Phil Leach ... assistant props
Shane Nichols ... property master
Emma Polimac ... assistant to production designer
Graham Roche ... set dresser
Bill Thrasher ... set dresser
Peter Waffle ... set dresser

Sound Department

Elma Bello ... dialogue editor
Alison Clark ... sound effects editor
Chaim Gilad ... sound mixer
Rob Hutchins ... first assistant sound editor
Dwayne Newman ... re-recording mixer
Ana Perrotta ... foley recordist
Geoff Raffan ... adr editor / adr recordist
Brian Schwarz ... foley recordist
Paul Sebastianelli ... boom operator

Special Effects by

David Antonacci ... special effects assistant
Reg Ashby ... special effects key
Gustavo Fernandes ... sfx artist
Brock Jolliffe ... special effects supervisor
Shane Jolliffe ... special effects assistant
John Sandever ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

Stevie Ramone ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

Jennifer Beasley ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Joseph Chan ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robyn Clarke ... assistant camera
Mike Gryspeerdt ... key grip
Todd Hamacher ... best boy
Jeff Hohener ... first assistant camera (as Jeffrey Hohener)
Sean Keay ... electrician
Alan Lennox ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Dave Lewis ... gaffer
John Medland ... still photographer
Juan Montalvo ... assistant camera (as Juan Carlos Montalvo)
Peter Newman ... best boy grip
Daniel Paquette ... grip
Chris Rowles ... generator operator

Casting Department

Nancy Botting-Harrison ... extras casting
Kim Everest ... casting: Toronto
Kate Masson ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Emma England ... costume set supervisor
Anne Peiponen ... assistant costume designer (as Ann Peiponen)
Sheila Radovancevic ... wardrobe truck

Location Management

Donald Booth ... assistant location manager (as Don Booth)
Walter Nixon ... location manager
Igor Zambeli ... location production assistant

Music Department

Charlie Finlay ... composer assistant

Script and Continuity Department

Nicci Van Viegen ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

Dennis Kuss ... transportation captain
Elsa Scruton ... transportation coordinator (as Elsa 'Dee Dee' Scruton)

Additional Crew

Manar Alsamman ... production assistant
Stephen J. Donkers ... office production assistant
David Fraser ... assistant to producer
Doug Gillespie ... production accountant
Kristy Hawke ... production coordinator
Michelle Kanyo ... office production assistant
Lenore Nemani ... assistant production coordinator
JoAnne Rivers ... production coordinator
Vess Stoeva ... assistant accountant

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Plot Summary

Now in young adulthood, Gina and Seth have been pen pals for thirteen years. They have graduated from handwritten letters when they started corresponding to email, but with both being insecure with who they are as people have decided not to exchange telephone numbers. Even when they have discussed exchanging photographs of the other, they have sent photos of their more outgoing best friends, Ellen and Matt, passing them off as themselves without telling either Ellen or Matt. Each has been there for the other through every major event that has happened in their lives, and as such, they have both fallen for the other without either admitting it to themselves or having the nerve to tell the other. Living in different cities - Boston and Denver - they have never even seriously considered meeting in person, until now. Seth, a junior executive at a toy company, is heading to Boston just before Christmas to attend a toy convention, which Gina, a struggling reporter stuck in "obituary" purgatory at her newspaper, is given her first real reporting assignment to cover. Gina knows that Seth is on the attendee list, tells him that she knows he's coming, but she doesn't tell him that the convention is her assignment. They both know that they have to meet at least once, and as such convince their "photo" alter egos, Ellen and Matt, to take their place at that meeting. The first problem is is that Ellen and Matt, after acting more like themselves than what Gina and Seth are supposed to be, begin to fall for each other, which causes issues in their friendships with Gina and Seth. The second problem is that Gina and Seth meet at the conference without knowing who the other is, and they slowly fall for each other, not wanting to betray their feelings for who they believe are Seth and Gina in Matt and Ellen. But a further issue arises when Seth knows that "the reporter" he is falling for has some sensitive information gleaned accidentally from him that could ruin his career if it came to public light, but that could break open her stagnating reporting career. Written by Huggo

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Les amoureux de Noël (France)
  • Weihnachten in Boston (Germany)
  • Wir sehen uns bei Vollmond (Germany)
  • Emails de Boston (Spain)
  • Instant Message (Australia)
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  • 90 min
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Budget $50,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Movie Connections Version of The Shop Around the Corner (1940). See more »
Quotes Seth: It has to be me. It has to be me because for me, it has to be you.
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