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’.
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.
Who I Am Now (2022)
Creative Scotland & LEAP
News and Reviews:
Aesthetica Alumni: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022
Scottish Talent and settings in this year's programme as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022
Who I Am Now Secures funding
Festivals & Screenings
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 | *Nominated for The McLaren Award*
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
Scottish Documentary Institute
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
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021 *INTERVIEW*
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
Bridging the Gap 2020 commissions announced (mentions working title Venus & Mars)
Everyman commissioned by SDI (mentions working title Venus & Mars)
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.
SQIFF 2021 | *Winner Best Short Film Award*
KUKI International Short Film Festival 2021
Interfilm Short Film Festival 2021
MIX CPH 2021
BFI LFF 2021
Inverness Film Festival 2021