A crazy Christmas party for the whole family, christmas ransom is a Stan Original Film from the makers of A Sunburnt Christmasfeaturing an ensemble cast of beloved Aussie stars.
Stan, Australia’s unparalleled home of original productions, today announced that filming has begun in Homebush, NSW on the brand new Stan Original Film christmas ransomfeaturing the acclaimed comedian matt okine (Stan original series the other guy), TV Week Logie Award Winner Miranda Tapesell (Upscale wedding, Sapphires, natural child) and Ed Oxenbould (Stan original series Bloom, puberty blues, paper planes), with the film premiering this festive season, only on Stan.
Written by Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella and Timothy Walker (A Sunburnt Christmas) and produced by Every Cloud Productions (a Global City Group company), creators of the award-winning Stan Original Film A Sunburnt Christmas and the original series Stan Eden, christmas ransom is a wacky comedy-adventure inspired by family favorites such as Home alone, die hard and Elffull of heart and hijinks.
When the beloved toy store, Harrington and Sons, is hijacked on Christmas Eve by a bumbling pair of criminals and the struggling owner (okine) held for ransom, two child shoplifters fall into the heist, where they are forced to team up with a heavily pregnant security guard (Tapesell) to save Christmas for everyone!
christmas ransom will also play Genevieve Lemon (Stan original series The tourist, Prisoner, The power of the dog), Bridie Mc Kim (Stan original series To bump, Diving club) and young stars Evan Stanhope (Thor: Love and Thunder), Tahlia Sturzaker (I Am Mother, Ascendant) and Chai Hansen (The newsreader) completes the cast.
Last week, the Federal Communications Minister, the Honorable Michelle Rowland MP toured the production set to meet the cast and crew as Stan continues to increase his investment in locally produced content as part of its commitment to provide approximately 30% of its first exclusive-run slate to Stan Originals.
Cailah Scobie, Chief Content Officer at Stan, said:
“Our Stan Original Christmas films have quickly become a staple of our annual programming, following the success of A Sunburnt Christmas and Christmas on the farm. We are thrilled to once again be working with the talented team at Every Cloud Productions, the brilliant writing team of Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella and Timothy Walker and such a fantastic cast to bring a fun and heartfelt story to our screens this holiday season. .
Drew Grove, CEO and Executive Producer at Every Cloud Productions, said:
“christmas ransom will bring the same irreverent humor and warmth that everyone loved A sunny Christmas, with the added fun of some wild, high-stakes action hijinks. With lots of mischief and heart, it will give everyone the chance to laugh, cry and rejoice together for a film that is sure to become one of Australia’s classic Christmas tales.
Stan’s Original Movie christmas ransom is created and produced by Drew Grove, Fiona Eagger, Deb Coxand mike jones (everything: A Sunburnt Christmas), realized by Adele Vuko (Skitbox, Wham Bam Thank you Madam, writer: Love me), and produced by Naomi Just (Unusual suspects, born to spy, Ronny Chieng: international student).
christmas ransom is funded by Stan in conjunction with Screen NSW as part of the Made in NSW Fund, Fulcrum Media Finance and Every Cloud Productions.