T’was the week before Christmas! Disillusioned with what Christmas has become, Santa’s gone AWOL, to as far from the North Pole as possible – New Zealand! When his reindeerless-sleigh crashes and sinks in the waters of 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. When the family discovers who Santa really is they must unite to rescue him from the local Coastwatch who have set out to capture him and convince him to return to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve.
Kiwi Christmas
Directed by: Tony Simpson
Original title: Kiwi Christmas
Genres: Family, Comedy
Cast: Kari Väänänen (Christmas Story, Drifting Clouds), Sia Trokenheim (Step Dave, Everything We Loved, The Dark Horse), Xavier Horan (The Dead Lands, The Dark Horse, Westside)
Written by: Tony Simpson, Andy Gunn, Dave Armstrong
Produced by: Tim Sanders (Whale Rider, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rin
Production company: Kiwi Christmas Films Ltd
Production year: 2017
Release year: 2018
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Duration: 89 min