“A Christmas Prayer”  cast  includes (from left) Tim Reid, Timothy Pandolfi, Corinne Shor, Kimberly Russell, Richaun Holmes, Murray Gray, Flynn Hayward, and Michael King. (Courtesy photo)

The highly anticipated film, under the working title “A Christmas Prayer,” is poised to enchant audiences during the winter holidays.

The story follows an attorney’s quest for clarity about her lost father after a life-changing accident on Christmas Eve during her childhood. As she prays for answers, she hopes to either uncover the truth about his disappearance or find peace and embrace the family that adopted her.

Executive Producer and NBA player Richaun Holmes presents Dr. Lydecia A. Holmes’ “A Christmas Prayer.” Created, written, and executive produced by Dr. Holmes, a seasoned stage play writer with over 15 years of success in the Chicago area, the film marks her debut as a movie creator and writer.

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She collaborates with her son Richaun, and husband, Executive Producer Dr. Richard D. Holmes, Sr., pastor of Morning View Word Church in Chicago and author of “Enjoying The Receiving Process.” Also, Executive Producer Sonya Vaughn, vice president/executive producer for Five Timz Productions, brings her television production experience to the project.

Director Rasheeda Garner, Executive Producer Sonya Vaughn, Movie Creator and Writer Dr. Lydecia A. Holmes, and Executive Producer Dr. Richard D. Holmes, Sr. review a scene from”A Christmas Prayer.”  (Courtesy photo)

“A Christmas Prayer” is directed by Rasheeda Garner, a graduate of UCLA and the USC Stark Producing Program.  She was acclaimed for her work on OWN’s “Baking Christmas” and Netflix’s “Fatal Affair.” Co-Producers Felicity Lu-Hill and Joshua Marc Allen also contribute to the film.

“This film is a dream come true,” says Lydecia A. Holmes. “It’s a story about faith, family, and forgiveness, and I believe it will resonate deeply with anyone who has ever faced the unknown and found strength in love.”

The film boasts a stellar cast, including Tim Reid and Eric Roberts alongside a remarkable ensemble of rising stars. NBA player Richaun Holmes makes his acting debut in a supporting role.

“‘A Christmas Prayer’ is a testament to the power of perseverance and the magic that can happen when talented people come together with a shared vision,” said Garner about the film, which will release in the 2024 holiday season.