Friday, December 4, 2009

ACTion take Five, Decembers movie poster...

Deck the Halls


1. Use a Christmas Song title for you layout title

2. Use 3 or more Christmas embellishments
stars, candy canes, snow man, presents etc....

3. Lots of colourful bling

I hope you all enjoy this months poster inspiration and I look forward to seeing some really bright Chrismassy entries. Will upload the DT submissions over the next few days so as you can gain lots of inspiration from their beautiful work :)

A little bit of info about the Director


Originally from Iowa Falls, Whitesell attended Simpson College before moving to New York to study acting and directing at Circle in the Square. His theater credits include Happily Ever After, And That's the Way it Was and Solo for two Voices. He worked at The Writer's Theater, the Princeton McCarter Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

In 1964 he moved on to television directing. Starting with Another World, television would prove a prosperous and healthy environment for Whitesell who went on to work on such series as A Different World, Roseanne, Coach, Law & Order, Blossom, The Cosby Mysteries, Pearl, Costello, Providence and Jack & Jill. He has even won an Emmy for his work on Guiding Light.

Whitesell decided to take a leap into feature work, directing 1993's Calendar Girl (1993), starring Jason Priestley and Jerry O'Connell. But when the film bombed, Whitesell retreated back into television. He wouldn't resurface into the film industry until 2001 with his second feature, the comedy See Spot Run (2001), starring David Arquette and Michael Clarke Duncan, followed by Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) starring Jamie Kennedy; Big Momma's House 2 (2006) starring Martin Lawrence; and Deck the Halls (2006), starring Matthew Broderick.


Deck the Halls (2006)
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
See Spot Run (2001)
Calendar Girl (1993)



  1. I love the poster and the criteria for this month! It was the perfect opportunity to scrap a photo from last year! xxx

  2. Hmmm- this should be very doable!!!

  3. Loved working with this poster and the criteria was so easy this month :)

  4. I loved working on this challenge... I just emailed you mine!!