Erica (Kat Graham) and Andrew (Alexander Ludwig) are all smiles in “Operation Christmas Drop,” scheduled to hit Netflix nationally Nov. 5. (Photo: Ricardo Hubbs/NETFLIX)
Dating again to 1952, Operation Christmas Drop may be very acquainted to the individuals of Guam and personnel at Andersen AFB who fly the annual mission to parachute provides to islanders all through a big swath of Micronesia.
Now a movie — “Operation Christmas Drop” — scheduled to hit Netflix nationally Nov. 5, will carry a rom-com model to the world.
Netflix’s synopsis: “A by-the-book political aide falls for a big-hearted Air Force pilot while looking to shut down his tropical base and its airborne Christmas tradition.”
The film stars Kat Graham as Erica Miller and Alexander Ludwig as Capt. Andrew Jantz. It’s directed by Martin Wood and produced by Steve McGlothen and the Motion Picture Corporation of America.
“People” reported that actress Graham had a pretty good time during the Guam part of its filming. Other parts were filmed in he rest being in Canada.
“The best part of shooting in Guam was always being close to the water and really shooting in paradise,” Graham told “People.”
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But it was clear the actress did not get a full brief on the island during her filming visit.
The producers did tap some local film talent before shooting on Guam, checking in with local filmmakers Kel Muña and Don Muña on production issues.
And on island for the shoot in June 2019, the visiting crew members had a chance to go to sea.
“The Shut Up & Fish crew took the ‘Operation Christmas Drop’ filmmakers out on a fishing charter and landed two marlins in just less than an hour, “the Pacific Daily News reported. “The Netflix crew enjoyed sashimi, cold beer and photos, and filleted a whole marlin to enjoy back at their hotel.”
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