The new documentary Santa Camp tells the experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds who wish to present themselves as Santa Claus.
Santa Camp starts screening on HBO Max on November 17.
Directed by Nick Sweeney
Produced by Stacey Reiss and Nick Sweeney
“Every summer, a horde of professional Santas, Mrs. Clauses and elves descend on a campsite in the New Hampshire woods to learn the tricks of their trade.”
Santa Camp will have its world premiere on Nov. 12 at the IFC Center as part of the documentary festival DOC NYC.
Viewers get the chance to meet a variety of Santas including a Black Santa, a Santa with a disability, and a transgender Santa, each with a surprise Santa origin story, who are chosen to join the New England Santa Society’s Santa Camp in New Hampshire.