“A Boy Called Christmas” is a fantasy fiction story of Santa Claus with a star-filled cast. The film features the likes of Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Zoe Colletti, Stephen Merchant, Joel Fry, Rune Temte, Jim Broadbent, and Maggie Smith. It features ‘Christmassy’ visuals and comes with some melancholy details. But the film is far away from cheesy and a perfect family film for your Christmas evening.
The official synopsis by Netflix reads, “An ordinary little boy named Nikolas embarks on an extraordinary adventure in the snow of the North to find his father, who has gone in search of Elfhelm, the legendary village of the elves. Carrying a stubborn reindeer named Lampo and a loyal little mouse, Nikolas soon faces his fate in this magical, fun, and heartwarming story that proves that nothing is impossible.”
Having seen the trailers and having heard so much about the film, fans may be wondering about the behind scenes of this magical tale ‘A Boy Called Christmas’. Fear not, for we have got you covered.
A Boy Called Christmas- Behind the scenes
A Boy Called Christmas is inspired by Matt Haig’s best-selling novel. To make this film possible, the cast and the crew had to do a lot of development.
Let us take you behind the scenes of A Boy Called Christmas. Netflix film Club has recently uploaded a video on their YouTube channel about the making of A Boy Called Christmas.
All the action scenes by Henry Lawfull’s Nikolas are done with a lot of safety gear. Of course, it is necessary because he is still a kid. The reindeer scenes are all done with visuals and graphics. Running and filming in snow simultaneously is quite hard and we get quite an idea about how that is done.
The walk of Nikolas and Joel in a countryside market is not actually a market. The crew set it up so that the viewers can feel the old charm of an ancient market and, for obvious reasons, there was no mouse on the shoulders of Nikolas. Instead, it is an act of visual graphics.
The courtroom and the town were also a set, which is made in the middle of the snow.