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The brand new Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom is a riotous Christmas romp for the whole family. From the creators of the hit Stan Original Film A Sunburnt Christmas, the fun-filled trailer was launched today, showcasing an ensemble of familiar Aussie favourites.

10 November 2022 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced that Christmas will come early this year with the Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom to premiere on 1 December, starring acclaimed comedian Matt Okine (Stan Original Series The Other Guy), TV Week Logie Award-winner Miranda Tapsell (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires, Love Child) and Ed Oxenbould (Stan Original Series Bloom, Paper Planes, Puberty Blues),

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Written by Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella and Timothy Walker (A Sunburnt Christmas) and produced by Every Cloud Productions (a Global City Group company), the creators of the award-winning Stan Original Film A Sunburnt Christmas and the Stan Original Series EdenChristmas Ransom is a riotous comedy-adventure inspired by family favourites such as Home Alone, Die Hard and Elf, packed with heart and hijinks.

When beloved toy store, Harrington and Sons, is hijacked on Christmas Eve by a pair of bumbling criminals and the struggling owner (Okine) held for ransom, a pair of shoplifting kids stumble into the heist, where they are forced to team up with a heavily pregnant security officer (Tapsell) to save Christmas for everyone!

Christmas Ransom also stars Genevieve Lemon (Stan Original Series The Tourist, Prisoner, The Power of the Dog), Bridie McKim (Stan Original Series Bump, Dive Club), ​ Chai Hansen (The Newsreader) and special guest Matty J (The Bachelor, Nova 96.9 FM), with young stars Evan Stanhope (Thor: Love & Thunder) and Tahlia Sturzaker (I Am Mother, Ascendant), rounding out the cast.

The Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom is created and executive produced by Drew Grove, Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, and Mike Jones (all: A Sunburnt Christmas), directed by Adele Vuko (Skitbox, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, writer: Love Me), and produced by Naomi Just (The Unusual Suspects, Born to Spy, Ronny Chieng: International Student).

Christmas Ransom is financed by Stan in association with Screen NSW under the Made in NSW FundFulcrum Media Finance and Every Cloud Productions.

The Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom premieres 1 December, only on Stan.


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