Jonathan Langdon

Canadian/American filmmaker J.B. Sugar directs and produces the sequel to “Faith Heist” called “Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper,” an action-comedy film starring Jonathan Langdon, Eden Cupid, Aaron Poole and Sagine Sémajuste.  The film follows Reverend Benjamin Wright (Langdon) and his “lean on me group” as they come face to face with thieves’ intent on stealing a bejeweled Christmas star on loan to the local mall where they must evade capture and stop the heist to save themselves…and Christmas.

“The sequel sees the return of our fantastic ensemble, along with some great new additions, for more heisty hijinks in a story modeled after Die Hard meets Home Alone,” says director, J.B. Sugar.” 

“Our film represents a totally different holiday film from what audiences are seeing on the Hallmark and Lifetime Channels during this time of year,” said director, J.B. Sugar. ‘it’s tone is more in the flavor of an independent comedy—we’re really breaking the mold.” 

The film was shot entirely at the City Center Mall in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which is being destroyed and redeveloped in January 2023. The film is produced by J.B.s production company, No Equal Entertainment, which is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2023. 

The film is the sequel to a multi award-nominated film called Faith Heist (2021), which was nominated for multiple Canadian Screen Awards, the Directors Guild of Canada Awards, and the Canadian Screen Music Awards. The film gained nominations for directing, cinematography, sound editing, production design, original music and screenwriting as well as for best TV movie. 

About the film – Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper (2022)

Reverend Benjamin Wright and members of his church group band together at the local mall to host a Christmas experience for the community. The main attraction is a million-dollar bejeweled star meant to help bring in the crowds and raise money for the Children’s Hospital. But when Benjamin and the group come face to face with thieves’ intent on stealing the precious piece, they must evade capture and stop the heist to save themselves and Christmas. 

Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper (2022) is the sequel to Faith Heist (2021). The first Faith Heist movie centers around a charismatic preacher who finds his church in financial ruin after being swindled by a shady financial advisor, so he rallies members of his congregation to pull off a heist to get their money back and save the church before it's too late. 

Faith Heist (2021) Synopsis: Monroe Baptist Church has been a staple of the African American community for over a century and is led by the charismatic Reverend Benjamin Wright (Jonathan Langdon) and his lovely wife, Vanessa (Sagine Sémajuste). Despite a devoted congregation, the building itself has seen better days and is in desperate need of repairs. Reverend Wright turns to a financial advisor who promises a fool-proof investment but winds up embezzling the money and leaving the church on the brink of having to close its doors forever.  Reverend Wright and a group of dedicated members of the community must do the impossible – pull off a heist to get their money back and save the church, before it's too late. Credits of Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper

Directed by J.B. Sugar

Writing Credits: Gadi Harel and Owen Maxwell & Jimmy Ruggiero

Executive Producers: J.B. Sugar, Ella Myers, David Hudson, Ahmet Zappa and Erin Benjamin

Starring: Jonathan Langdon, Aaron Poole, Dylan Taylor, Ray Galletti, Sagine Sémajuste, Marty Adams, Marium Carvell, Jaden Noel, Eden Cupid, Nadine Whiteman Roden

Genre: Comedy/Christmas film

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