ABOUT THE MOVIE
Santa Fake is a throwback to a different movie era of sentimental romance and family-friendly comedy, featuring top-notch musical numbers (featuring Damian McGinty of Celtic Thunder and Glee) and brilliant performances by a delightful cast. Audiences of all ages will find something to attach to in this feel-good story.
Pat Keeley, an undocumented Northern Irish immigrant has made his way to NYC where he is taken in, unwittingly, by a crime boss. Asked to deliver two mysterious briefcases, naïve Pat in a panic ends up in the wrong destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe gives him a home and a job as the shopping mall Santa Claus, allowing him to hide in plain sight from both the authorities and the gangsters he is trying to evade. As Pat gets wrapped up deeper into the spirit of Christmas and his role as Santa Claus, he finds that the phony white beard and big red suit are more than just a handy disguise, but instead his real destiny.
Damian McGinty (Glee, Celtic Thunder), Heather Morris (Glee), John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones), Judd Nelson (Empire, Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire), Jeff Fahey (Lost, Alita Battle Angel, Machete), Tony Amendola (The Legend of Zorro, Stargate, Blow, Annabelle), Gary Farmer (Dead Man, Longmire, The Red Road), Soledad Saint Hilaire (Real Women Have Curves, Ocean’s Thirteen), Pancho Moler (Ray Donovan, American Horror Story).
Written and Directed by J.M. Burris
Original Score composed by Ryan Beveridge
This film is produced by Sundance Mark Silverman Award winner Chad Burris with Indion Film, Dirt Floor Revival with Matthew Hanson and Jonathan Delaney Marsh, Jasper Zweibel and Nani Rivera. Gravitas Ventures is the distributor: gravitasventures.com