Jack is a scrappy fifteen year-old kid stuck in a run-down small town. Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, Jack’s got all the problems he can handle. So when Jack’s aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him. Unfortunately no one really cares what Jack wants. Set over a hazy summer weekend, King Jack is a tough and tender coming of age story about friendship and finding happiness in rough surroundings.
Writer and Director
Winner of the 2016 Kiehl’s “Someone To Watch” Spirit Award, Felix Thompson is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His previous short films have been in competition at festivals such as SXSW, Tribeca and the BFI’s London Film Festival. His first feature film “King Jack” was selected for the Sundance Creative Producing Labs and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Felix received his MA in Screenwriting from the Royal Holloway University of London and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Gabrielle Nadig is a New York-based producer and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based production company, Buffalo Picture House. As Head of Production at Buffalo, Gabrielle has helmed projects for clients such as Gucci, Volvo, Etsy.com and the New York City Ballet. She has produced multiple short films that have gone on to screen at festivals including SXSW, Tribeca, and the London Film Festival. Prior to Buffalo, Gabrielle worked for legendary independent producers Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler at Killer Films. Gabrielle is a 2013 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow.
Brandon Roots is a New York-based cinematographer. His eye for composition and lighting has landed him work shooting feature films and commercials both in the United States and abroad. He has shot for clients including Gucci, The New York City Ballet, and Etsy.com, and while his narrative work has been screened at a number of high profile film festivals including Tribeca, SXSW, and the London Film Festival, he really does it all for the joy of collaborating with these other fine folks.
“An exceptional piece of filmmaking… one of the very best debut features of its type.” – The Independent
“A viscerally affecting film” – The New York Times
“A powerful portrait of teenage angst” – The Hollywood Reporter
★★★★★ – The Irish Times ★★★★ – Time Out London ★★★★ – Empire Magazine