The inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Known as America’s Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow leads an idyllic life…until the day his world is shattered by tragedy. With a nation divided by Civil War and his family torn apart, Henry puts down his pen, silenced by grief. But it’s the sound of Christmas morning that reignites the poet’s lost voice as he discovers the resounding hope of rekindled faith.

MAKE/FILMS was the production partner with Sight and Sound on this film.


Directed By Joshua Enck

Written By Joshua Enck & Jeff Bender

Director of Photography Steve Buckwalter

Edited By Jordan K. Graff

Music By Chad Marriott

Additional Music By Aidan Davis
Charles Mustian

Production Designer Karen Wilson Harper

Costume Designer Andrea Mccormick

Unit Production Manager Josh Muffley

Unit Production Coordinator Grace Wagner

First Assistant Directors Nathaniel Deen
Derek Dienner
Andrea Mccormick

Second Assistant Director
Jordan Velez

Associate Producer Nathaniel Deen

Consulting Producers
Derek Dienner
Dean Sell
Troy Thorne

First Assistant Cameras
Aaron Dienner
Derek Sander
Darell Burke

Second Assistant Cameras
Sam Fiorentino
Glenn Ibberson
Justin Swallow
Zacc Bangert
Evan Werner
Matt Stambaugh
Mike Souder

Steadicam Operators
Mike O’Shea
Andy Schwartz

Jib, Chase Car & Movi Provided By Motion House
Jib, Chase Car & Movi Operator Jim Mundell

Jib Technician Ryan Klimchock
Chase Car Driver Joel Ivory

Digital Imaging Technicians
Jordan K. Graff
Seth Bortner
Dustin Raysik

Camera PA
Alan Lowrie
Maxwell Deturck
Ethan Ballantyne
Collin Proctor
Ryan Miller

Set Construction Supervisor Frank Carr

Construction Buyer Rose Lavenice

On-Set Construction Crew Zach Kimball
Trent Petersheim
Kevin Kabakjian
Drew Stoltzfus
Duane Denlinger
Deeter Lutz
Ryan Martin
Lloyd Martin
Caleb Druck

Painters Tony Luciano
Johanna Blumenfeld
Casey Vinson
Dustin Stauffer

Carpenters Chris Shirk
Jeff Enck

Landscaping Crew David Albright
Quinn Beitzel
Angel Rivera
Mike Martin
Shane Litchfield

Key Grips Taavi Lehtimaki
John Goraj
Dave Lowe
Conor O’Mara
Jeff Bell

Best Boy Grips Jon Mendez
Neil Macrini

Grips Mike Souder
Jason Cline
Zachary Van Heel
Alex Rumsey
Michael Hanson
Kevin Gallagher
Zach Campbell
Jim Hollenbaugh

Rigging Grips Joe Colyer
Mike Keeney

Gaffers Tom Fanelle
John Draus
Mike Bland

Best Boy Electric Ken Conly

Lighting Electricians Matt Bucolo
Zachary Van Heel
Neil Macrini
Ryan Michaels
Andrew Baer
Thomas Landy

Board Op Ethan Smith

Location Production Coordinators Lydia Martin
Megan Neff
Micayla Crosby
Mikaela Madrigal
Kelly Waldeyer
Alyssa Leister
Kimmy Kelley
Katherine Rundall
Stephanie Lefever

Key Production Logistics Crew Frank Carr
Casey Vinson
Dustin Stauffer
Chris Bergamo
David Deatrick
Chase Chesnet
Jon Bartel