Kiwi Christmas DVD

Kiwi Christmas - 2017

Kiwi Christmas Film - 86 min.

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-

Kiwi Christmas trailer
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Starting 01 November 2018, a PAL Region 4 DVD became available from New Zealand resellers selling for about $30. It is presented 1.78:1. There is a DD 2.0 and a DD 5.1 spoken English soundtrack. The feature has optional English subtitles. There is 62 minutes of extras: Making of, Assorted Crew, Border Security, Camera, Carlton, Family, Flash Harry, Movie Te Po, Riverhead Set, Sleigh, Storyline, Stunt Double Santa, The Kids, Water, Xavier & Sia, Making Music for Mayhem and 'You've Got My Love' music video. There are also three trailers.

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2018 - New Zealand Cinematographers Society - Bronze Award - Donald Duncan

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