Santa Smokes

Directed by Till Schauder (aka Terror) & Chris Valentien

WINNER
NEWCOMERS AWARD
STUDIO HAMBURG
WINNER
AUDIENCE AWARD
BERLIN-B FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER
BEST DIRECTOR
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER
BEST ACTRESS
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Santa Smokes still

2003, 81 min, 35mm

In this magical tale, an unsuccessful actor, Johnny Jones (Till Terror), takes the only role he can get - as Santa Claus, handing out flyers on the streets of New York City amidst the Christmas frenzy. Hating this unwanted "lead role", Santa steals, punches, and smokes his way through Manhattan. But even this spiteful St. Nick eventually meets his Angel (Kristy Jean Hulslander), in a fabulously malevolent and quintessentially 21st-century Christmas romance.