The hugely successful British Christmas film trilogy Nativity may yet be expanded with as many as two more films, according to Writer and Director, Debbie Isitt.
While it is far from certain that any more Nativity movies will be made, it’s certainly appears to be a possibility at this point.
Just weeks after the latest movie was released on DVD and BluRay, we spoke to Debbie about the potential of more Nativity films.
“However, I am uncertain as to if or when they will be made as there are other projects competing for my attention. We will just have to see.”
The Christmas comedy series first hit UK cinemas in 2009, with the original movie telling the story of a group of primary school children and their teacher who fight to compete in a regional nativity competition.
Starring the likes of Martin Freeman and the irrepressible Marc Wootton, the film became a huge hit at the Box Office and was subsequently followed with sequels in 2012 and 2014.
When it was released in 2014, Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey was one of only two films in the top 100 at the UK Box Office that was directed by a woman.
Since work was completed on Nativity 3 in 2014, Debbie has been hard at work on a number of projects.
Speaking about making Christmas films, Debbie added:
“I have never done anything in my life that I don’t fully believe in. I work in such a unique process that everything I do takes at least two years of my life so it’s important that I love it.
“The truth is I love Christmas, I love kids and I love making people happy with my work – as long as I can keep making comedy, drama with heart I don’t mind if it’s Christmas based or not.”
We will publish a full interview with Debbie in the coming days, exploring all things Nativity 1, 2 and 3.