'The Crossing' is a psychological drama about Terry, a delivery man approaching 40 whose life has taken a downturn since he discovered he was infertile. Alone and destitute, Terry is plagued by a recurring dream of a little girl alone on an empty island she’s desperate to leave.
When Terry’s estranged ex-fiancée, Kesh’s address inadvertently lands in his lap at work, he sets out on a journey to make amends and face his demons but he soon discovers that she has moved on. Having the door closed in his face triggers a harrowing chain of events that leads him to a difficult truth.
Jack King, Writer/Director
'The Crossing' is written and will be directed by up-and-coming Bradford filmmaker, Jack King, who recently wrote and directed Pit Stop with the support of UNESCO’s City of Film initiative. It subsequently premiered at the 2016 London Short Film Festival. The film starred Aqib Khan who is known for West is West.
Before making the move into shorts, Jack made his name directing music videos with a strong, narrative bent for the likes of EMI, Universal and other major labels under representation by world-leading agency 'colonel blimp' among others. Jack has amassed over a million views on his work which saw regular acclaim from the likes of Vimeo staff picks, hunger TV, 1.4, young directors award, promo-news and Vevo.
Jack is interested in telling layered stories with real issues and locations at heart, films with a social-realist filter but expanding into imaginative and often dark, hyper-real situations which reveal real psychological and emotional truths about the characters in them. Stylistically Jack uses and experiments with genre and tone to tell a story in an original and surprising way.
Garry Paton, Producer
Garry Paton is a Scottish producer based in Manchester. Garry has an array of short films under his belt, some of which have gone on to be selected at festivals worldwide. From each project, Garry has learned more skills to help produce his next project to a much higher calibre and has progressed to a more bold, cinematic and entertaining style of story-telling.
In 2015, Garry produced 'Pit Stop', a twenty minute short. The longer form enabled the story to play out much more carefully and stylistically. The Crossing takes this experience and adds a much more layered narrative with multiple locations and three timelines. Garry’s strong work ethic, determination to tell gripping stories and keen attention to detail will ensure that the production is executed economically, delivering an entertaining and thought-provoking film that will excite audiences.
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