The Story of Rae & “Santa 1000”
With charm, excitement, and a bit of magic, Rae the Elf has convinced the almighty Santa Claus to release his special surveillance film to the humans of the world.
Ages ago documenting the naughty and nice was extremely difficult in the north, where it remained dark at most hours of the day in the winter season. For many years surveillance was performed only in the summer months and all misbehavior in the darker months went widely unnoticed. Bad boys were getting toys and good girls were getting sticks or coal. It was a winter nightmare.
After millions of complaint letters, Santa and his chief darkroom elf went back to the workshop and to craft new improved film formula. After a nice montage of chemical experimentation their creation was complete. What emerged was a film high in sensitivity and contrast, ensuring that with Santa 1OOO they would never miss another moment.
Against the guidance of Santa, some of the elves have recently moved to digital, leaving the workshop with a surplus of film. Around the same time Rae found out about this, he had also just reconnected with his cousin, and avid film photographer elf, living in exile in the Swiss Alps.
Rae’s cousin told him how every year more and more human films are getting canceled by the Japanese and that it’s getting harder for him to take good pictures indoors and at night.
Rae is not the wisest elf at just 106 years old, but he did see an opportunity to make up for the years of children getting the wrong gifts. So, with charm, excitement, and a bit of magic, Rae the Elf convinced the almighty Santa Claus to release his special surveillance film to the humans of the world.