Get Santa

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Get Santa
Get Santa.jpg
Directed by Christopher Smith
Produced by Liza Marshall
Written by Christopher Smith
Starring Jim Broadbent
Rafe Spall
Warwick Davis
Kit Connor
Music by Ilan Eshkeri
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • 5 December 2014 (2014-12-05)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Get Santa is a 2014 British Christmas comedy film directed and written by Christopher Smith.[1] The film stars Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Warwick Davis and Kit Connor.[2]

Plot[edit]

A 9-year old boy Tom (Kit Connor) finds Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) in his garden shed after Santa crashes his sleigh. Desperate to return to Lapland in time for Christmas, Santa asks Tom and his dad Steve (Rafe Spall) for help. It's just a few days before Christmas, and his reindeer are found running loose through the streets of London.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On 12 May 2011, THR announced that Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions is producing an "untitled Christmas family film", Christopher Smith is set to write and then direct the film.[1] On 8 May 2013 Jim Broadbent joined the cast to play the lead role of Santa Claus in the film, producing by Liza Marshall.[3] In November 2013, BFI Film Fund supported the film's production with £1 million, set to begin filming in early 2014.[6] On 16 January 2014 while filming was underway, more cast was added to the film including Rafe Spall, Stephen Graham, Ewen Bremner, Jodie Whittaker, Warwick Davis, Joanna Scanlan, and Nonso Anozie.[4] Warner Bros. will release the film in UK while Altitude Film Sales will handle the international sales.[4] A nine-year-old son's character will be played by a new young actor Kit Connor.[2] The other cast includes Perry Benson, Matt King, Joshua McGuire and Hera Hilmar.[5]

Filming[edit]

Wetherby Town Hall masquerading as the Albatross Theatre for the filming of Get Santa, February 2014.

The shooting of the film began on 16 January 2014 in London and Yorkshire.[2] Locations include be filmed in Leeds, Wetherby and Bradford.[5]

Music[edit]

Ilan Eshkeri composed the music for the film.[7] Universal Music Group released a soundtrack album on December 3, 2014.[8]

Release[edit]

On 27 January 2014 an image was released of the film.[9] It was released in the UK on 5 December 2014 to mostly positive reviews and is currently 75 % fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scott Free U.K. Unveils Ambitious Slate". hollywoodreporter.com. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Rosser, Michael (16 January 2014). "Get Santa begins shoot". screendaily.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Barraclough, Leo (8 May 2013). "Jim Broadbent to Star in Scott Free’s ‘Get Santa’". variety.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Tartaglione, Nancy (16 January 2014). "‘Get Santa’ Finalizes Cast As Production Begins". deadline.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Shooting Commences in Leeds on 'Get Santa'". screenyorkshire.co.uk. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (21 November 2013). "Get Santa, Bill get £1m from BFI". screendaily.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ilan Eshkeri to Score James McTeigue’s ‘Survivor’". filmmusicreporter.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "‘Get Santa’ Soundtrack Released". filmmusicreporter.com. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Barraclough, Leo (27 January 2014). "First Image Released of Jim Broadbent in ‘Get Santa’". variety.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

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