A Royal Winter

Synopsis: While on a last-minute European holiday, a young woman finds herself in the middle of a real-life fairy tale when a chance meeting with a handsome local leads to something more. However, things get complicated when she learns that the "local" is actually a prince who is about to be crowned King, and whose mother is dead-set against her royal son's romance with the tourist.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ernie Barbarash
Production: Brad Krevoy Television
84 min

Outside, it's snowing

The wind gusting

and blowing

But I'm toasty warm

through and through

Yeah, October, November

Counting down to December

The winter days

warm my heart

With thoughts of you

And when the world's

all covered in a sea of wet

I go sha la la la la

The winter days remind me

Of you

Of you

The winter days

remind me of you

"The young princess,

you may be sure,

was not long in saying yes

to all of this.

As they spoke,

a royal coach drove up

with eight beautiful horses

decked with plumes of feathers

and a golden harness.

They then took leave of the king

and got into the coach,

and all set out

full of joy and merriment

for the prince's kingdom,

which they reached safely.

And there they lived

a happily great many years."

And there you have it,

The Frog Prince.

Still one of my favorites.

I hope you all enjoyed it

as much as I enjoyed

sharing it with you.

And let's all show Miss Marks

how much we enjoyed

having her read to us

this semester.

Thank you so much

for your help.

Good luck on your interview.

Thank you.

Finished top of your class.


The City Literacy Program,

what's that?

They send volunteers

to read with kids

in inner-city schools.

All through law school?

- Yes.

- You had time?

Yeah, I made the time.

I love working with children.

Maggie, let me be really clear.

We need somebody razor sharp,

focused, committed 200%,

rain or shine.


Once you're on the team,

there isn't time for much else.

Are we clear on that?

Clear as rain.

I mean glass.

I mean...

very, very clear.

That was tough.

A lot tougher than I expected.

She was just testing you.

They're a top firm.

They're weeding out the weak.

That's me, the weak.

No, you are not.

They want commitment,

you can commit.

Honestly, I don't know

if I'm cut out for this.

So you try a smaller outfit,

something more boutique.

Yeah, that'll go over

really well my dad.

"Boutique is for shoes.

You need a top firm."

Okay, I'm no lawyer,

but there are--

It's not just that.

The bigger question is,

do I really wanna be

cooped up in an office 24/7,

surrounded by guys--

yes, mostly guys--

clawing their way

up to partner

while doing meaningless work

that helps no one

but some corporation's

bottom line for years?

You know what?

You are stressed out.

You're exhausted.

It's not the best time

to be making life decisions.

Which is what I wanted

to talk to you about.

Come to Europe with me.

What? No.

- Why not?

- Even if I could,

I cannot handle

your friend Jenny for two weeks.

And that's just it.

Jenny canceled. She got a job.

That's what I need, a job.

Look, they said they'd get

back to you in two weeks.

It's the perfect time

for a getaway.

I got it all set.

All you need to do is show up.

Trust me, you'll have

way more fun without me.

Maggie Marks, when's

the last time you had fun?

From LSATs through law school,

the bar exam,

you've had your head in the

books for how many years now?

You're the spontaneous one,

not me.

It's not you, which is exactly

why you should do it.

You said so yourself.

Don't you wanna live a little

before it's all billable hours,

cooped up in an office 24/7?

Where are you going again?


Where's that?

Europe. It's southwest

of the French Alps.

Here we go.

Big enough?

Yeah, that's perfect.

Thanks, Mom.

And you'd be gone

two whole weeks?

What if they want you back

for a follow-up interview

while you're away?

Then you'll buy her

a new return ticket.

You can afford it.


"Calpurnia, a virtual

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Ernie Barbarash

Ernie Barbarash is a film producer, perhaps best known as co-producer of the films American Psycho 2, Cube 2: Hypercube, Prisoner of Love, The First 9½ Weeks and The Cat's Meow. Barbarash also wrote and directed Cube Zero and Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming. He also directed the Canadian horror thriller They Wait. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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