STORY

Dylan moves his family to Nashville with dreams of people singing his songs by heart but life takes a tragic turn one December destroying his love of Christmas. Needing just one hit to pull him from the brink he decides to write a musical script in a last-ditch effort to save his dream and matter to someone. 


Dylan soon finds that his little girl Sadie has an intuitive connection to Heaven and a familiar passion for music just like him. With a wisdom beyond her years, and help from a special angel, Dylan re-discovers a love for Christmas and a peace about the past. With God’s grace, support from an amazing wife and family, and a gritty never give-up attitude, he realizes that his most important dreams are right in his own living room.

 
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BACKGROUND

Drawing from his real lived experience of moving to Nashville with wide eyes and big dreams, Derek writes lines of script and music from a place of honesty and reality. Currently residing in the Nashville area with his wife and 5 boys, Derek began work on this project in 2018 and is now on a mission to bring his new Christmas story to the masses. He has now joined forces with Dana Durbano Pearson, a visionary and experienced Director in Utah, along with many other talented friends to bring it to the stage.


Derek has been a songwriter in Nashville for over 13 years and has rubbed shoulders with record label executives, music-row publishers, producers, musicians, and of course fellow songwriters. For many years he has performed with his two brothers (The Hinckley Brothers) and made a run at Nashville to chase the dream of making it on the big stage. He has written for Nashville song publishers and is currently a signed writer at an L.A based publishing company working with tv and film.


Derek is a prolific writer and taking this next step to write a musical script and score has been a lifelong dream. Threads of his real life are woven into the fabric of the story as songs, character, and story-telling intersect. After all, you write best about what you know.

 
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INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF THE PRODUCTION?

Contact the Director right away if you feel you have something to add to this exciting new work! 

Dana Pearson 

danapearson6@gmail.com

435-513-5545

 
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THE HINCKLEY CREW

Mount Juliet, TN