Dax Locke movie to be aired soon

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

The story of Dax Locke’s short life is coming to the big screen and will be on television soon.

At 6 p.m. Dec. 4, GMC will present “The Heart of Christmas,” a new GMC World Premiere Movie based on a true story that made national headlines when a community in Washington, Ill., decorated their houses for Christmas several weeks early in honor of a little boy battling a rare form of leukemia.

The movie unfolds as the Locke family’s grief is eased by the love and support of their community and the life-changing legacy their son left behind, which reminds us all to cherish every moment.

The movie stars Candace Cameron Bure (“Make It or Break It,” “Full House”), Jeanne Neilson (“Faith Like Potatoes”), Eric Beck, Anita Renfroe, Grammy® nominated artist Matthew West, Burgess Jenkins (“Remember the Titans,” “The Reaping”), Kelsey Marie Kingsbury, Karl T. Wright, Sophia Sinise, Erin Bethea (“Fireproof”), with Dendrie Taylor (“The Fighter,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “True Blood”) and George Newbern (“Father of the Bride,” “Justice League”).

“The Heart of Christmas” illustrates the beauty and the power of people uniting to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Brad Siegel, vice chairman, GMC.

“This is a story about how caring hearts and love can uplift a family and a community in the darkest time. It is the kind of story that we like to share with our viewers,” he continued.

The Heart of Christmas was shot on location in Los Angeles, Calif., and surrounding areas. The Lockes also make an appearance in the movie.

Mark Burman, Candace Cameron Bure and Jay Richardson are executive producers.

Suzette Schafer and Charlie Schafer produce. Joel West is co-producer. Gary Wheeler is the director. Lance Dreesen wrote the script.