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Acclaimed Filmmaker Ken Feinberg's 'Santa's Boot Camp' Due Out in November

Posted by HighlightHollywood.com, 08-15-2016

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LOS ANGELES --- Filmmaker Ken Feinberg doesn't exactly have the profile of a guy who just finished making a movie about Santa Claus. In fact, the Atlanta-born, Jewish-raised Feinberg used to make a nice living in Los Angeles, portraying big, bad-looking meanies (bikers, demons, etc.) on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed --- and now here he is directing a family holiday movie called "Santa's Boot Camp," starring a bunch of kids, with a cameo by Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts? Now how exactly did THAT happen?

In fact it was Feinberg's constantly running into the brick wall of typecasting that prompted him to return to Atlanta a little over 10 years ago and launch the Creative Studios of Atlanta Film Academy. Having learned the harsh realities of how to make a living as a working professional actor, he decided that he wanted to bring that knowledge back to the young actors who lived and worked in his hometown. The focus of the academy is not just traditional acting instruction, but also an opportunity for every student in the year-long program to actually work on a real motion picture.

So now, after having produced dozens of short films featuring his students over the course of several years, Feinberg and his team have produced their very first full-length feature film, SANTA'S BOOT CAMP, a hilarious adventure behind-the-scenes at Santa's Workshop, where Santa's Elves decide to go on strike --- and it's up to a handful of regular kids to save the day. A story with valuable lessons that speak to contemporary issues and celebrate the universal holiday themes of generosity and kindness, the film was recently awarded the Director's Gold Award at the International Family Film Festival, and will be distributed by SP Releasing on November 15th. Roberts portrays a beleaguered shopping mall Santa, and there are nearly 50 young performers who have speaking parts.

Writer-director Feinberg is eager to spread the message of SANTA'S BOOT CAMP: that when young people put their best efforts forward, they can accomplish ANYTHING --- and that message is delivered both on-screen, by the team of kids who come together to rescue Christmas, and by the talented young artists who bring their characters and their story to such vivid life.

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Santa Colin

I hope it comes down under to Australia i like to go and watch it

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