About the production
By: Director Gil Kenan | Blueprint Pictures, STUDIOCANAL, Netflix Year: 2021
This fantasy film follows a boy named Nikolas on a grand adventure across the north as he searches for mystical Elfhelm, home of the elves, and discovers his destiny as Father Christmas. The film took advantage of the tundra vistas of western and northwestern Lapland and the vibrant colors of polar night.
The film’s star-studded cast includes Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) and Henry Lawfull as young Nikolas. A Boy Called Christmas was directed by Gil Kenan (Poltergeist, Monster House), and the film premieres worldwide in November 2021.