Happily Ever Emma was filmed in Provo, Utah, United States. The rom-com is also known by the title Lights, Camera, Romance.
Great American Family has a special treat for its viewers this Saturday as it has a new romantic movie on the line.
Happily Ever Emma will be premiering on the network on Saturday, March 4.
The film is based on Jane Austen’s Emma. It is about an actress, Emma Hutton, who has a passion for creating romance off-screen.
With the plot going on, Hutton is determined to help find her new neighbor, Hope, a perfect match. But soon, she discovers that love doesn’t always stick to the script.
Brian Brough directed the film from the screenplay of Brittany Wiscomber.
The movie marks the third of five collaborations between Brough, Wiscomber, and actress Sashleigha Hightower between 2020 and 2022.
Table of Contents
– Where Was Happily Ever Emma Filmed?
– Major attractions of Utah
– Meet The Cast Of Happily Ever Emma
– Monica Moore Smith as Emma Hutton
– Dan Fowlks as Gray Knightley
– Sashleigha Hightower as Elinor Lockwood
– Mason D. Davis as Barry Bell
– Movie Plot and Review
– Watch the trailer of the movie here
Where Was Happily Ever Emma Filmed?
Happily Ever Emma was filmed in Provo and Lindon in Utah. The film also includes shots of The Shops at Riverwoods.
The filming took place in June 2020. The lead actor in the film, Dan Fowlks, said he had a great time working during the pandemic.
He shared he had worked with the production company several times before.
Fowlks even re-posted a behind-the-scene picture from Lindon, Utah, on his Instagram on June 19, 2020. The caption of the post said, “That’s a wrap!! Love my Utah film family #lightscameraromance.”
Utah’s breathtaking landscapes make it a go-to destination for filmmakers, whether it is a rom-com or action drama.
Over the years, thousands of productions have been filmed in this picturesque location.
Major attractions of Utah
Utah is widely known for its spectacular landscapes and thriving Mormon community. It is famous for its pastrami burgers and Sundance Film Festival.
Hollywood keeps returning to Utah to film westerns, romantic comedies, alien adventures, action, and road-trip scenes that require gorgeous views. The location always has great things to offer.
The state’s major attractions include Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Park City, Temple Square, Lake Powell, Great Salt Lake, Mirror Lake, and Homestead Crater.
According to the Utah Film Commission, nearly 1,000 movies were filmed in Utah as of June 2017. Many of these titles were filmed in the National Parks of Southern Utah and Monument Valley.
Most-loved movies such as Independence Day, National Treasure, The World’s Fastest Indian, and 127 Hours are all filmed there. Soon, Kevin Costner will film the second part of a Western series in Utah.
Meet The Cast Of Happily Ever Emma
Happily Ever Emma cast consists of Monica Moore Smith and Fowlks in the leading role. Mikalya Iverson, Sashleigha Hightower, Chelsie Hightower, and Mason D. Davis also star in the movie.
Monica Moore Smith as Emma Hutton
Smith took on the lead role of Emma, an actress determined to help find her friend a perfect match, in the new film.
The 25 years old actress and producer have been in the entertainment industry since 2011. She made her debut appearing as Popular Girl #1 in Jonah and the Great Fish in 2011.
Since then, she has played in numerous films and series, including Saturday’s Warrior, Tim Timmerman: Hope of America, The Killing Pact, and To Have and to Hold.
Her recent appearance includes Course of Crom: The Legend of Halloween as Stephanie, The Gabby Petito Story as Rose, and Sherlock: The Musical as Greta.
She married Justin Mark Packer on February 2018.
Dan Fowlks as Gray Knightley
Dan is an American actor and writer who finds himself in every aspect of storytelling, from on stage to film.
He is notable for portraying Chester Crow in the indie western West and the Ruthless.
He started his acting journey by appearing in Darren Chase’s Heroes of Tomorros’s Past in 2013.
Currently, he has added 34 credits to his name as an actor. Some of his recent titles are Barren, Love’s Gate, The Stolen Valley, and My One True Love.
Talking more, he has a handful of upcoming projects in the line, including Bliss Maybe, The Crew, Icarian, and Love in Focus.
Sashleigha Hightower as Elinor Lockwood
Hightower has spent the majority of her life performing on various stages. She is an actress, mom, and entrepreneur.
Her dedication, integrity, commitment, and life full of exciting experience has been her most remarkable assets of all time.
Fans may remember her for playing the role of Kate in Romance in the Air, Community Volunteer in A Crafty Christmas Romance, Amber in Love in Aruba, Ashley Everett in Fighting Chance, and Addison in Beauty and the Billionaire.
Mason D. Davis as Barry Bell
Mason is an American actor from Memphis, Tennessee. He developed a passion for acting, music, and painting at a young age.
He has won several acting awards following her remarkable performance in Saturday’s Warrior, The Cokeville Miracle, and Brother’s Keeper.
Over the years, Davis has added 53 credits to his name as an actor.
His notable appearances include Agent of Influence, Small Town Crime, In Emma’s Footsteps, Yellowstone, My Christmas Inn, Twice The Dream, Book of Mormon Videos, and Witnesses.
Movie Plot and Review
Happily Ever Emma is about an actress named Emma, who is passionate about finding a perfect match for her friends.
Hope is her new neighbor, and she thinks one of her friends is already interested in her.
Now, she is determined to bring them close. But in the process, the actress accidentally tramples on several hearts.
When she realizes she herself has always been in love with her friend Gray, she learns love works best when she doesn’t intervene in it.
The movie has received generally mixed reviews from viewers. Positive reviews have praised its production quality, fun action, cool cast, beautiful photography, and pleasant scene.
One user said, “There were some cringy scenes but it was an okay movie.” Another user said that the characters of the movie are all too similar, especially age-wise, unlike the originals.
Watch the trailer of the movie here
Great American Family released the trailer of the new movie on February 25, 2023. Happily Ever Emma is set to premiere on GAF on Saturday, March 4 at 8/7c.