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Director: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms Run Time: 100 min. Rating: R

Starring: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins

“Destined to become a cult classic for fans that like their Christmas cheer to be a whole lot scuzzier than usual”

Scott Campbell, We Got This Covered

About the film:

To save his declining business, Chris Cringle, also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin hired by a precocious 12-year-old who is outraged after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.

About the filmmakers:

Written and directed by brothers Eshom and Ian Nelms, whose acclaimed neo-noir thriller Small Town Crime (2018) with Octavia Spencer premiered at SXSW and BFI London Film Festival. Earlier in their filmmaking careers, they founded production company Folly Films and screened two feature films on the festival circuit: Lost on Purpose (2013) and their award-winning Waffle Street (2015) about a billion dollar hedge fund manager becoming a Waffle House waiter. Each brother also created segments for Palm Beach Audience Award winner Night of the Dog (2005).

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