“SANTA SMOKES” AT THE PIONEER

“SANTA SMOKES” AT THE PIONEER

“Santa Smokes,” a gritty, witty Christmas-in-New-York fable written and directed by Till Schauder and Chris Valentien, will have its New York premiere at the Two Boots
Pioneer Theater from December 15-22.
Working on a shoestring budget, the two German newcomer filmmakers used a 3-person crew to shoot their award-winning English-language feature, a Christmastime tale of an unsuccessful actor named Johnny Jones (director Till Schauder, working under the name Till Terror), who works
as a Santa Claus handing out flyers on Broadway. This job-hating Santa fights, steals, and smokes his way through Manhattan’s holiday-spirited Christmas frenzy. But everyone deserves a moment of luck, and so even this malevolent St. Nick eventually meets his Christmas angel (Kristy Jean Hulslander) and experiences his own “Miracle on 34th Street” – but will it last?
Sporting a newcomer cast, the gritty debut film went on to win Best Director and Best Actress awards at the 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival, along with high-profile awards in Hamburg and Berlin. It screened to sold-out audiences in Hong Kong and Korea, and in Germany, “Santa Smokes” is building cult status. This year, after its re-release
in Berlin, it will be broadcast Christmas Eve on national German television to a primetime audience.
For more info, visit the “Santa Smokes” website.




Posted on December 15, 2004 in News by
Buffer


If you liked this article then you may also like the following Film Threat articles:
Popular Stories from Around the Web

Tell us what you're thinking...





Comments are governed by the Terms of Use of this Site. Click on the "Report Comment" link if you feel a comment is in violation of the Terms of Use, and the comment will be reviewed appropriately.