Hawaiian screenwriter’s film premieres on Lifetime Television Network

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii Island’s Amy Bircher will have her screenplay, “Rebuilding a Dream Christmas,” airing on Lifetime Network on December 23.

His movie was produced by American Cinema International and other movie platforms like Hulu, Fubo, Sling, and Philo will also stream his movie.

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According to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Bircher graduated from the State of Hawai’i’s Creative Lab Hawai’i (CLH) Immersive Screenwriting program in 2017. She worked on her vacation-inspired screenplay under the leadership of Michael Palmieri, Executive Director and Senior Mentor for CLH Media programs.

“The confidence, skills and business knowledge I gained from Michael and the CLH program provided me with an incredible opportunity to stay in Hawai’i while pursuing my passion as a screenwriter,” Bircher said. “CLH connected me with like-minded entrepreneurs, understanding how business works, protecting my intellectual property, and networking opportunities in major media marketplaces like the American Film Market.

“From business plan to pitch to acquiring my work, I was able to become the writer I wanted to be,” she added.

Bircher has two more Lifetime movies under his belt — all while juggling his family, his day job, and his dream screening career. She hopes to one day turn her part-time passion into a full-time job.

According to Bircher, her movie was filmed in July 2020, in a small town in Missouri called Weston. As it was in the midst of lockdown and local businesses were suffering, the film brought community life, good jobs and restoration.

“It brings me so much joy to know that a story I created out of love brought happiness to a town when times were tough,” Bircher said.

For more information on “Rebuilding a Dream Christmas,” see Rebuilding a Lifetime Dream Christmas.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had the name of the state where the film was filmed incorrect. The story has been updated.

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