Dame Changer is delighted to support this wonderfully imaginative adventure story celebrating fearless girls everywhere. In the spirit of Pirates of the Caribbean, Santa Whitebeard, is the story of a determined 12 year old who is on a dangerous mission to free Santa Whitebeard’s enslaved elves. This is an entirely different kind of Christmas story and will resonate with all those who love the heart-warming traditional tale of Santa, and even more with those who don’t.
Santa Whitebeard is a “high concept” family/action/event movie that tells Santa Claus’s forgotten origins story – when he was the most feared pirate in the seven seas. In his journey to attain a fabled treasure at the North Pole, he meets an orphan girl who challenges his pirate ways, helping him become the Santa that we all know and love today. This festive tale creatively mixes drama, adventure, fantasy, and humour with heart-warming themes about destiny, kindness, and joy – a much needed balm for our current climate.
A runaway orphan girl convinces notorious pirate, Santa Whitebeard, to search for a fabled treasure in the North Pole. Along the way, she must challenge Santa’s cutthroat convictions in order to fulfil his true destiny as Father Christmas. Fun, fast paced and original, this fable, set in the 1700’s, raises questions that ring as true for our times as they did 300 years ago; a belief that goodness and kindness will always prevail. A story for audiences of all ages – think Christmas film meets pirate movie.
“I am extremely grateful and excited that we have been selected by Dame Changer to participate in this year’s bespoke Project to Market Accelerator program. The opportunity to collaborate and be mentored by a network of awesome women locally and internationally and have dedicated, strategic support to develop our project, professional skills, and develop sustainable business models is an invaluable asset to our careers, project, and team. We look forward to working with Dame Changer for the next 24 months as we bring our feature film, Santa Whitebeard to market”.
– Miriam Stein/Producer