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Not Now Pet

Short Film (Arri Alexa)

A magical realist short. Two grandparents stage a surprising intervention in their grandchildren’s lives. Click to watch an exclusive new clip from the film.

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Not Now Pet

2010, Complete

Written by Alexa Seligman. Directed by John Jencks. Produced by Jay Taylor

Cast: William Gaunt (The Champions, Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason), Carolyn Lyster (Coronation Street), Jemma Powell (Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland), Glen McCready, Miranda Edwards, Benjamin Edwards

It’s nearly Christmas and Emma’s mother is dropping her off to spend the school holidays with her grandparents. But Emma wants nothing more than to travel to the Galapagos islands with her mother and makes a desperate wish to Father Christmas – she wants them to take her with them! Arriving at the grandparents’ house, all seems lost, but Mr and Mrs Sprecher have their own plans for Emma and a surprising intervention from her grandfather means a change of plan for everybody.

 

 


Go Away, Please!

Short Film (HD)

A comedy short set in a doctor’s office.

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Go Away, Please!

2007, HD, 7 minutes

Written by Ciaran Fitzpatrick, John McCarthy. Directed by John Jencks. Produced by Jay Taylor and Alexa Seligman.

Winner of the Shooting people Best Comedy Award at the London Short Film Festival 2010.

It is Charity Opposites Day at the hospital and both staff and patients are valiantly refusing to say what they mean– even in the face of untimely death.

For full version & distibution details please contact:

Jessica Parkinson at Ouat Media email: jessica.parkinson@ouatmedia.com tel: +1 416 979 7380

or

Zara Ballantyne-Grove at Raindance email: zara@raindance.tv tel: +44 (0)207 534 5852

 


Holywood Sweets

Short Film (16mm)

A bullied child overcomes peer pressure and his tormentors.

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Holywood Sweets

2008, 16mm, 15 minutes.

Written and directed by John Jencks. Produced by Alexa Seligman and Jay Taylor.

Holywood Sweets is a Scottish road movie… but without the cars. Peter and Gra’m set off on foot along the road which leads out of Dumfries, the sole purpose of their voyage: to buy some sweets.


Love Hound

Short Film (HD)

Lucy is mistakenly hypnotised to believe her dog is her boyfriend.

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Love Hound

2009, HD, 8 minutes.

Written and directed by Lawrence Page.

Cast: Fiona Ryan (The Tudors), Kit Roxburgh, Julian Glover (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, For Your Eyes Only, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back).

Lucy is not getting the attention she craves from her boyfriend Dan but after an evening out at an animal hypnotist show, she becomes besotted with their dog Monty. Does this spell disaster for Lucy’s dignity or can Monty put the puppy love back into their relationship?

Selected for the 2009 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival and the 2010 London Short Film Festival.


Vicious Circle of Success

Short Film (HD)

A chaotic toy robot threatens the orderly world of a graphic designer.

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Vicious Circle of Success

2006, HD, 25 minutes.

Written and Directed by John Jencks. Starring Charlie Walker-Wise (Inspector Morse, Skins)

A chaotic toy robot threatens the orderly world of a graphic designer.

ChaotobotTM is a creation from the nightmares of compulsive neat-freak Mr Mann. As the machine wreaks havoc on his hyper-organised apartment, our hero totters between despair and enlightenment. But will he or his malfunctioning protégé win the day?


Credit Crunch

Viral (HD)

Do not let the Credit Crunch become part of your complete breakfast.

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Credit Crunch

2008, HD, 1 minute.

Written and directed by John Jencks. Produced by Alexa Seligman and Jay Taylor.

This viral was commissioned to coincide with the 2008 Presidential Elections in the USA. Using innovative production design and mimicking the look and feel of a real campaign ad, the film makes light of the fact that the policies of one man can affect the world.


Winterwell Promo

Viral (Mini DV)

A viral promo for the Winterwell music festival.

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Winterwell Promo

2009, Mini DV, 1 min 55 seconds

Edited by Lawrence Page. Produced by Jay Taylor.

This promotional viral for the Winterwell music festival was devised and put together by Lawrence Page. A lot of post-production was applied to the mini-dv footage to give it a colourful, summery, multi-format look.

The footage was shot by Richard Wood and it was edited in house at The Electric Shadow Company.


World Cup Charity Single

Music Promo (Canon 5D)

A charity music video for The Combover Band’s Sweet England.

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World Cup Charity Single

2010, Canon 5D

Directed and Edited by Lawrence Page.

A music video for the comical group 'The Combover Band'. Sweet England was a world cup charity single. The proceeds were split between Spinal Research, CHASE and Help for Heros.

The Combover Band's hairstyles are inspired by the great Bobby Charlton.


A Perfect Match

Commercial (Canon 5D)

Lawrence's entry for the Doritos King of Ads competition.

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A Perfect Match

2010, Canon 5D, 35 seconds.

Written, directed & edited by Lawrence Page. Produced by Jay Taylor.

A summer's day in the countryside is disrupted by a young couple in their car having a lover's tiff. The girlfriend kicks her boyfriend out but he slyly steals their Doritos.

Lawrence's entry for the Doritos 'King of Ads' competition made the top 100 selection from over 2000 applicants.

 


Spouse Trap

In Development

A delusional man murders his wife because he holds her responsible for his impotence.

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Spouse Trap

In Development

Joseph’s peculiar hobby of attempting to murder his wife has not been going to plan recently. His wife looks upon his increasingly elaborate efforts with pity, safe in the knowledge that he hasn’t got the rigour to go through with the dastardly act. Today however, she is wrong.