Racheal Ofori stars in new feature film Jackdaw
It is the first feature-length film written by Jamie Childs, who was brought up in Shotton Colliery, County Durham, and was made at The Northern Film and TV Studios, the North East’s only large-scale film and TV production facility, with funding from the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority and the North East Production Fund.
The action-thriller follows the story of Jack Dawson, a fictional former motocross champion and army veteran, who returns to his Teesside hometown to care for his brother after their mother dies.
Childs said he wanted to highlight the North East’s character within the film and prove to others that more movies can be made in the region.
“We see so many American films set in atmospheric towns that don’t tie themselves to local, kitchen-sink stories,” he said. “I thought, why don’t we do this in Britain? We set out to push the envelope of what was possible stylistically and tonally in our region.
“I wanted to prove to an up-and-coming wave of potential filmmakers that we can take advantage of what’s right on our doorstep and still appeal to an international audience. I’d like to thank North East Screen and the Tees Valley Combined Authority for helping us make this all possible.”
Jackdaw is released in cinemas nationwide on January 26th.
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