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14 November 2018

Caught in the act.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “Last Christmas” - 6 mins

A little girl gets more than she bargained for on Christmas night as she stumbles across none other than Santa Claus… well, sort of. As a not-so-jolly burglar (Daniel Ings) prepares to flee with a potato sackful of presents, Polly (Poppy Polivnick) grills ‘Saint Nick' on reindeer, loneliness, and his newly slimline figure.

Those anticipating a schmaltzy redemption arc will be pleasantly surprised by this fireside confessional, as co-writers Oliver Kember and Freddie Hall's script oscillates between barely contained rage and moments of genuine poignancy. As for the ending, well… there is a reason why the chimney has never been a popular escape route.

Director: Oliver Kember
Producer: Freddie Hall / James Sindall
Executive Producer: Hristina Georgieva / Ben Hall
Cinematographer: Aaron Adrian Rogers
Production Designer: Aurelie Taillefer
Editor: Stephen Dunne Ⓦ @ tenthree Ⓟ Ⓦ
Written By: Oliver Kember / Freddie Hall

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