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MR. CHRISTMAS (2012) Short Film: Bruce Mertz’s 50K XMas Lights Doc

Bruce Mertz Mr Christmas

Mr. Christmas Short Film. Nick Palmer‘s Mr. Christmas (2012) short film documentary stars Bruce Mertz and Randy Riel. Mr. Christmas‘ plot synopsis: “Every Christmas, Bruce Mertz lights up the neighborhood with the 50,000 lights covering his house. For decades he’s obsessively added to his display, creating beautiful, towering fixtures that people travel across the country to see. In this offbeat, touching portrait, we learn what drives him, and discover how a kid who grew up on a farm with no electricity became Mr. Christmas.”

Many are celebrating Christmas today and so are we at FilmBook. We started with The Auteurs of Christmas (2013) Short Film and now continues with Mr. Christmas. Its an award winner:

Audience Award – Palm Springs Shortsfest
Special Jury Award – Aspen Shortfest
Best Documentary Short – Cleveland International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short – Rhode Island International Film Fest
Best Short – Philadelphia International Film Fest
Best Documentary Short – California Independent Film Fest

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