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The North Pole Deception

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010


Claymation mockumentary The North Pole Deception sets out to reveal the horrifying truth behind the gifts Santa delivers at Christmas. Elven factory labourers Trixie and Miette speak of the harsh conditions and low wages they endure, and the lack of union protection. Meanwhile Elf Liberation Front member Malcolm Xmas talks about how he was radicalised into fighting back, after being replaced for administering first aid. Factory owner W Hogspot disputes all allegations that anything untoward is going on. Director Joe Hitchcock (2015 movie Penny Black) was nominated for Best Director at festival Show Me Shorts. 

We're definitely here. We've got scars to prove that we're here.
– An elf labourer

Key Cast & Crew

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Jamaine Ross

As: Malcolm Xmas

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Joe Hitchcock

Director, Animator, Cinematographer, Producer

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Michael Tayler

Sound Design, Sound Mix

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Michelle Fitz-William

As: Trixie

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Mark Boone Junior

As: Hogspot

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Chelsea Beckett

As: Miette

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Produced by

Pikelet Cinema