Jam today

Director: Simon Ellis

Title in English: Jam today
Original title: Jam today

2011/ UK/ Red/ 14’35’’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script:  Simon Ellis; Photography:  David Procter; Editing:  Simon Ellis; Sound:  James Ian Gray; Leading actors:  Oliver Woollford, Jonny Phillips, Helen Barford; Producer:  Jonas Blanchard

Impatient to grow and become a man, eleven year-old Robert is stuck on a boating holiday with only his parents and his curiosity for company.

Simon graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1995, specialising in Fine Art photography. Since then his short films have received many international festival awards and have been presented collectively in retrospective programmes at over a dozen film festivals worldwide. His BAFTA and European Academy Award nominated short film Soft won thirty-eight prizes including the jury prize for Best International Short at the Sundance Film Festival. His recent multi-narrative, interactive anti-knife crime films won sixteen prizes including a Grand Prix, three golds and Best European Web Film at Cannes Lions 2010.


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