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Becoming Santa: It’s Not Just The Suit — One Man’s Season as Old Saint Nick. When Christmas rolled around again after his father’s death, Jack Sanderson realized he was not looking forward to the holiday. In the award-winning documentary “Becoming Santa”, director Jeff Myers followed Jack on his journey to become Santa which entailed getting a custom Santa suit from Adele Saidy of ‘Adele’s of Hollywood’, attending the ‘American Events Santa School’ taught by Susen Mesco in Denver, Colorado and then Santa jobs. Along the way, Santa Jack rides in the 57th Annual Quincy Christmas Parade, rings a bell on a street corner in New York City for Volunteers of America and appears on the Susquehanna Railroad’s ‘Polar Express’ in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Jeff Myers (Director/Producer) has over ten years experience as a Director, Cinematographer and Editor on feature films, documentaries, music videos and live concerts. Jeff received the “Most Promising Director Award” at the Chicago International Film Fest for “The Ride”. He has directed the soon to be released documentaries “Young Americans” and “Sicily: A New Beginning”. Jeff also directed the “Mascot Challenge” commercials for Capital One and countless music videos for Warner Brothers, CBS, Interscope and Virgin. He has worked with Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Queen Latifah, 30 Seconds to Mars, A Perfect Circle, MXPX, Big Blue Hearts, Tantric, Nine Inch Nails and Beautiful Creatures.
Jack Sanderson (Writer/Producer) has worked in offices around Hollywood as a personal assistant, writer or nanny. Most recently he spent four years as Assistant to the Executive Producer on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”. While at Wizards, Jack did some Voice Over work on the show and wrote an episode that aired in the first season. Last year Jack recorded his first audio book, “Dingletrot”. This year he is promoting “Becoming Santa” and putting together another documentary project. Jack grew up in New Hampshire where, as he says, every Christmas was a white Christmas. Before coming to Los Angeles, Jack lived in Chicago where he worked as a Real Estate Agent, Property Manager and writer.