Kiwi Christmas - 2017
DVD UPC/EAN # 9322225228856
Principal Cast: Luca Andrews, June Bishop, Samuel Clark, Kari Vaananen, Sia Trokenheim, Will Hall, Troy Kingi, Laura Daniel, Wesley Dowdell, Xavier Horan, Ian Mune
Writer: Dave Armstrong, Andrew Gunn, Tony Simpson; Director of Photography: Donald Duncan; Composer: Tom McLeod; Editor: Scott Flyger; Production Design: Grant Major, Ashley Turner; Set Decoration: Hannah-Lee Turner; Costume Design: Brett Garton; Special Effects: Paul Verrall; Producer: Tim Sanders; Director: Tony Simpson.
Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When his reindeerless-sleigh crashes and sinks in the waters off an idyllic holiday beach, he is found washed up by 8-year-old Sam and his 12-year-old sister Molly and their newly separated parents. The family discovers who Santa really is and decide they must unite to rescue him from the local Coastwatch who have set out to capture him. I found this family friendly flick quite enjoyable. It's comedy is largely of the slapstick variety, but generally well done, especially for a low budget effort. Recommended for light fare.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: B-
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