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Jack is a Dutch born, UK based writer/director and editor.  

In 2018 Jack won the Glasgow Short Film Festival Production Attic pitch with his film, Bouba & Kiki (2019), which premiered as part of GSFF's BAFTA qualifying competition the following year. That same year Jack was selected for the prestigious BFI Network Weekender.

His short film Everyman (2021) was commissioned through the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap programme and won multiple awards including but not limited to an RTS award win and a Grierson Award shortlisting. It screened at over a dozen BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals around the world. He was invited by Dutch talent development organisation Cinesud to participate with Everyman in their annual Talent to Cannes programme. His next short 'Who I Am Now' was funded by Creative Scotland and LEAP and premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. 


Jack was selected for the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew 2021 mentorship programme and mentored by Oscar winning producer Iain Canning. He's participating in Berlinale Talents 2023.

Jack is developing their first feature, Boifriend, as writer-director and has received early and further feature development funding for this through Short Circuit (the Scottish arm of BFI Network) and additional development support through Cinesud's career lab and from winning the Cinesud Royal Film Pitch.​ They're presenting Boifriend at Rotterdam Film Festival's Cinemart in 2023.

Day to day Jack works as an editor cutting high-end drama such as Outlander and Netflix’ The Fuck it Bucket. He was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA in 2022 for a film he edited called ‘Groom’. 


Boifriend [feature]

In development

When a fresh-faced lesbian starts to explore dating and the LGBT community, it quickly becomes clear the story doesn't end once you come out. Plagued by disturbing visions of Dysphoria and Euphoria, she starts to question her identity and place in the community once again.

Funded through early and further development funding from Short Circuit and support from Cinesud's Careerlab.

Winner Cinesud Royal Film Pitch 2022

Official Selection for 40th Cinemart at IFFR 2023

Who I Am Now (2022)

Bombito Productions

Creative Scotland & LEAP

News and Reviews:

Aesthetica Alumni: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022
Aesthetica Website


Scottish Talent and settings in this year's programme as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022

Edinburgh Film Festival Website

Who I Am Now Secures funding

Create:Inclusion Fund


Festivals & Screenings

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 | *Nominated for The McLaren Award*

SQIFF Mini-series 2022

Glasgow Film Theatre at Bonjour 2022

Official Selection British Shorts Festival Berlin 2023 

Who I Am Now is a 10 minute drama animation hybrid,

supported by Creative Scotland's Create: Inclusion Fund and LEAP Sports Scotland.


When Tariq’s older brother arrives from Egypt - the first time he’s seen him since he came to the UK and since his transition - he’s forced to confront his complicated feelings about family. Denise, his friend, a fellow trans refugee and teammate, shares her own story about friends and family. A film about the family we're born into and the families we make from our friends.

Based on an idea by
Zan Scott & Adam Kashmiry

Adam Kashmiry (Ghostlight, Adam) & Talisa Garcia (Willow, Baptiste, The Girlfriend Experience).

Animation by Holly Summerson.

Written by Michael Lee Richardson

Produced by Reece Cargan at Bombito Productions

Everyman (2021)

Scottish Documentary Institute

Bombito Productions

News and Reviews

Euregion Film Festival 2022 announce winners

Queer Films to look out for at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

The New Current | 15th LICHTSPIELKLUB

The Grierson Trust | Shortlist 2021

Eye for Film at SQIFF *REVIEW*

Screen Scotland | Made in Scotland

Meet the stars of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021 *REVIEW*

Take one Action | Glasgow Film Festival 2021: Our Top Picks *REVIEW*

Glasgow Short Film Festival Announces BAFTA qualifying Competition Programme

GSFF Official Website

Glasgow Film Festival Announces 2021 Programme

Glasgow Film Festival Official Website

Bridging the Gap 2020 commissions announced (mentions working title Venus & Mars)

Screen Scotland Official Website

Everyman commissioned by SDI (mentions working title Venus & Mars)

SDI Bridging the Gap 2020 Announcement

Everyman is a 10 minute visual essay, developed and supported by the Scottish Documentary Institute's highly acclaimed Bridging the Gap programme.


A personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male. Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art. Starring an all-queer cast to display different aspects of Jack's life and identity, mirroring his experience from his unique point of view.

Everyman won an RTS award, was shortlisted for the Grierson Award and won Best Short Film at the BAFTA qualifying SQIFF 2021 and Best Film at Euregion Film Festival 2022.

Jack was selected by Cinesud to participate with Everyman in their annual Talent to Cannes programme in 2022. 


WORLD PREMIERE – Glasgow Film Festival 2021
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021
Frameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021

Galway Film Fleadh 2021
Bolton Film Festival 2021
Aesthetica Film Festival 2021
Dayton LGBT Film Festival 2021
OUTShine LGBTQA+ Film Festival 2021

SQIFF 2021 | *Winner Best Short Film Award*
KUKI International Short Film Festival  2021

Interfilm Short Film Festival 2021
MIX CPH 2021

DOC NYC 2021

BFI LFF 2021
Inverness Film Festival 2021

Bogota Short Film Festival 2021

Dublin International Film Festival 2022

British Shorts Film Festival Berlin 2022

Euregion Short Film Festival 2022 | *Winner Best Film*

BFI Flare 2022
Sebastopol Film Festival | USA 2022
ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Seattle Internationall Film Festival | USA 2022

St. Kilda Film Festival | Aus 2022

Cannes Short Film Corner | As part of Cinesud's Emerging Talent to Cannes programme.

Other films

Juniper (2020)
Bouba & Kiki (2019)
Gender Twister (2014)
Home For The Homeless
Queerness (Mini doc)

Juniper (2020)


Bouba & Kiki (2019)


Gender Twister (2014)


Home For The Homeless

BBC The Social


BBC The Social


BBC The Social


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