NuJay's Once Upon A Christmas
Christian Film Festival Award Winner


Title: Nujay’s Once Upon a Christmas


Creator: Zivan Holloway Jr.


Genre: Feature Film


Length: 2:02


Description: In the film, Once Upon a Christmas, James Johnson invited his family over to his house and they all ended up not only exchanging gifts but secrets!


CFF Awards: ‘Best Feature Film’, ‘Best Producer’ for Lorine Jones, ‘Best Actress Supporting’ for Sonovia Jones who plays Patricia, ‘Best Actor Teen’ for Marquis Murray who plays Eddie, ‘Best Actor Child’ for Kristian McDonald who plays Little Zugar, ‘Best Actress Child’ for Aysia Hudson who plays Young Reba, ‘Best Villainess’ for Valerie Poarch who plays Helen, ‘Best Movie Fan Favorite’, ‘Best Director Fan Favorite’ for Zivan Holloway Jr., ‘Best Producer Fan Favorite’ for Lorine Jones, ‘Best Actor Fan Favorite’ for Zivan Holloway Jr. who plays James, ‘Best Actress Fan Favorite’ for Valerie Poarch who plays Helen, ‘Best Actor Supporting Fan Favorite’ for both LaMont Pierce who plays the uncle, and Taesean Blanding as Quintin who plays James’ friend the Police Officer, ‘Best Actress Supporting Fan Favorite’ for these 3 Barbara who is James’ Mom and Beverly Greene who plays Sarah, and Verlene Tucker who plays the Grandmother, ‘Best Actor Teen Fan Favorite’ for Marquis Murray who plays Eddie, ‘Best Actress Teen Fan Favorite’ for Jacqui Beasley who plays Reba, ‘Best Actor Child Fan Favorite’ for Kristian McDonald who plays Little Zugar, ‘Best Actress Child Fan Favorite’ for both Aysia Hudson who plays Young Reba, and Jasmine, and finally ‘Best Song Fan Favorite’ for Shawana Roach for the song ‘Don’t Stop Praying’! 




Other Awards:



Zivan Holloway Jr. (Director, Writer, Producer, Key Cast, Casting Director, Music, Lyrics, and Vocals,MSBC Playwright Ministry and NuJayEntertainment Logos Design)

Lorine Jones (Executive Producer, Assistant Director, Script Editor, Location Manager, Director, Producer. Key Cast, Casting Director)

Warren Newell Jr. (Writer)

Beverly Greene (Key Cast)

La'Mont Pierce (Key Cast)

Verlene Tucker (Key Cast)

Jacqui Beasley (Key Cast)

Valerie Poarch – Harding (Key Cast)

Sonovia Jones (Key Cast,, 2nd Assistant Director)

Kristian McDonald (Key Cast)

Marquis Murray (Key Cast)

Paulette Scott (Photography)

Fernando Taylor (Photography)

Rashaad Chambliss (Photography, Videography, Film Editing, Visual, Sound Effects, NuJay's Once Upon a Christmas Logo and Title Designer)

Nakia Chambliss (Photography, Videography)

Logan Kenesis (Christmas Tree and Bulbs Visual Graphics)

Shawana Roach (Song and Music "Don't Stop Praying")

Kamau Akinwole (Recording Engineer and Music Composed)

The Cast of NuJay's Once Upon a Christmas (Wardrobe, Hair, Make-Up, Props, and Sets)

Anna Balser (Costume Designer)

Christian Crawford (Costume Designer)

Mildred Holloway (Special Thanks)

Dr. Rev. Robert L. Elliott Jr.(Special Thanks)

Donitta McDonald (Special Thanks)

David McDonald (Special Thanks)

Terrell Holloway (Special Thank)

Xavier Holloway (Special Thanks)

Justin Irving (Special Thanks)

Amy Veu  (Special Thanks)

Bessie Jones - (Special Thanks)

Zivan Holloway Sr. (Special Thanks, Dedicatees)

DuEwa Kamara (Special Thanks)

Dr. Cavell Phillips (Special Thanks)

Minister Kevin Brown Jr. (Special Thanks)

James River Printing (Special Thanks)

Ban Rafey (Special Thanks) 

MSBC Kitchen Committee -(Special Thanks)

MSBC Congregation (Helen's Wedding Day Extras) (Special Thanks)

Friends of Burrowsville School, Inc.(Special Thanks)

Lisa Stone (Dedicatees)

Pearline Pender-Kelly (In Memory of)


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