Madness of Christmas

A heartwarming family-friendly Christmas short film produced by Fifty Oars Motion Pictures LLC for the Cobb Film Festival’s annual 100 Hour Film Race on December 7–11, 2023. Premiered February 15 at the 100 Hour Film Race Screening and Awards Program at the Strand Theater on Historic Marietta Square in Marietta, GA.

written and directed by
JASON R. JOHNSTON

produced by
JASON R. JOHNSTON
HILLARY HUDDLESTON

MADNESS OF CHRISTMAS

starring
KRISTEN DUFF

original score by
ALYSSA BURNS

assistant director JEDIDIAH GABEL
second asst. director HILLARY HUDDLESTON
script supervisor ALLISON NELSON
production manager ANTHONY BRITTON
set decorators ALLISON NELSON, FRANCES HUMPHREYS, KATELYN SIMMONS
set medic BLAKE HUDDLESTON

cinematographer JASON R. JOHNSTON
assistant camera ALLISON NELSON
second asst. camera KATELYN SIMMONS

sound mixers + boom operators
RAEGAN FAIRCLOTH
JACKSON MORGAN

swing team 
ANTHONY BRITTON
JACK DUFF
BLAKE HUDDLESTON
FRANCES HUMPHREYS
ADDY MORGAN
JACKSON MORGAN
ALLISON NELSON
PATRICK REIDY
KATELYN SIMMONS

editor + colorist JASON R. JOHNSTON

makeup FRANCES HUMPHREYS
hair stylist WALTER J. BUCK

cast
kristen KRISTEN DUFF
mom MELISSA COLES
auntie hillary HILLARY HUDDLESTON
grandma TINA ALLISON
auntie raegan RAEGAN FAIRCLOTH
dad PATRICK REIDY
brook KELLY DAVIS STRAUSBAUGH
frances FRANCES HUMPHREY
jedi JEDIDIAH GABEL
waitress KATELYN SIMMONS
brother JACKSON MORGAN

production dads 
JACK
BLAKE
POPA G

production moms 
HILLARY
ABBY LYNN
KELLY
GG

original song QUIETLY
written and performed by
AINSLEY COSTELLO

CHERRY ON TOP
written and performed by
AINSLEY COSTELLO

special thanks to CUNNINGHAM CABINS, THE HUDDLESTON HOUSE, and FRANK’S AT CANE HOLLOW, in SPARTA, TN

shot on RED KOMODO

produced for the 100 HOUR FILM RACE
DECEMBER 7β€”11, 2023

By Jason R. Johnston

Jason is an award-winning cinematographer, and director of commercials, branding films, native content, music videos, documentaries, and narrative films. As a full-time freelancer, he can be hired to DP or direct almost any project you have in mind. He is based in Sparta, Tennessee, and ready to travel for any gig.