Dec. 30, 2019


The Christmas season will be extended in Downtown Bryan beginning with this week's Jan. 3 First Friday as a film crew begins work on Rekindling Christmas, a movie being co-produced by Bryan native Ashley Martin Atwood, who will also star in the film. The movie will be shot entirely in Bryan, with many of the scenes taking place in Downtown Bryan.


The local community is encouraged to attend January's First Friday wearing holiday or cold weather attire while the production crew begins to film scenes to be used in the movie. Holiday decorations will remain in place for the duration of the filming. All normal First Friday activities will take place throughout the evening, including a free concert at the Palace Theater, street musicians, shopping and dining. 


"We are excited to have Downtown Bryan as a backdrop for this film," said Sandy Farris, executive director of the Downtown Bryan Association. After reading the script and meeting with Ashley, the director, and others on the production team, we are happy to be a part of this project."


Numerous Bryan businesses, as well as the City of Bryan, are offering assistance to the production. Bryan native Raini Rodriquez will also be in the cast. 


"Bryan is filled with such amazing people, and our Downtown area is so wonderfully charming. I couldn't be happier to get to showcase this part of my life to the world, and promote tourism to our local mom and pop shops!" said producer Ashley Atwood.




Additional information on the movie:


Ashley Atwood @ashleyatwoodbiz