BISA Vocal Studio Presents the Bainbridge Island Premiere of A Match Made at Christmas

Where: The Historic Lynwood Theatre (4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA)

When: Thursday, December 9th at 7pm

BISA Vocal Studio, in partnership with Abundant House Films and Faraway Entertainment, is proud to present the Bainbridge Island Premiere of the PNW made holiday film A Match Made at Christmas, a family-friendly holiday romance.

The premiere will be followed by a Q&A with cast members, Bainbridge Island resident Shannon Dowling and Seattle actor Jared Hernandez.

About the film:

Holly’s lifelong dream was to fall in love with the perfect guy, so when she meets skeptical Christmas-hater, Chris, she’s not interested. That doesn’t stop Great Aunt Lillian (who’s never wrong) from “pairing” them together—in front of a crowd.

Real feelings start to emerge for both Chris and Holly as their friends and family find ways to throw them together, but Holly’s mistakes and Chris’ stubbornness drive a wedge that seems too overwhelming to overcome. But their time together will teach both Chris and Holly lessons about honesty, family, and love.

This heartwarming holiday romantic comedy was written and created by PNW production company, Abundant House Films, directed by Annie Poling Swet. The film was shot in the Inland Northwest, and features PNW actors, including Bainbridge Island local Shannon Dowling. Additional cast includes Micah Lynn Hanson, Tim Llewellyn, Aubrey Shimek Davis and Jared Hernandez.

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About Shannon Dowling:

Bainbridge Island resident and owner/instructor at the BISA Vocal Studio, Shannon Dowling recently had all of the projects that she worked on during the covid-19 lockdown released, but this movie was a dream come true for her. At a meeting with her agency (MAM Artists), she was asked what her dream role would be, and she replied, “a mom in a Christmas movie.” The agent thought she was joking since most of the actors they worked with said they wanted to be a famous star on Hollywood’s A-list with only the biggest roles. But she was serious, saying that she has a happy life on an idyllic island, raising a child, teaching, performing locally as a musician, acting, directing, or producing plays and musicals, and doing periodic film acting, modeling, and voiceover jobs. She is so grateful to her agency for making this dream come true, and now has her sights set on the next dream…to be a mom in a Lifetime movie while continuing to focus on her happy life on Bainbridge Island.

The film is also available on Amazon Prime to purchase or rent, click here for details and available on DVD at, click here for details.

About Abundant House Films:

The Abundant House Family’s goal is to make films that bring messages of hope, reconciliation, sacrifice, and goodness to audiences in a fun, entertaining way. They are passionate about making quality films and are always pushing forward to reach the next level.

Their films have been selected and received awards at Southern Shorts Awards, Independent Shorts Awards, Tacoma Film Festival, FilmQuest, Christian Family Film Festival, International Christian Film & Music Festival, The Tacoma Fan Film Competition, Adobe Youth Voices, and Seattle Transmedia International Film Festival (STIFF).


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