The family movie Kiwi Christmas, which was largely filmed in and around the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney, is released nationwide on November 30.
The plot is about what happens when, fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday.
When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas. There are a number of locals among the cast, crew and extras.
The film is directed by Tony Simpson (who also shares the writing credits with Andrew Gunn and Dave Armstrong) and is produced by Tim Sanders (Lord of the Rings:Fellowship of the Rings, Whale Rider, Kiwi Flyer).