Jack is a brilliant and innovative storyteller whose expertise we have used for over two decades. The films he has written and directed for us have been seen by millions and helped create real change. "
John Sauven Executive Director, Greenpeace UK
Jack started working at the Gate Theatre under Director Stephen Daldry. As an editor, he cut feature film trailers and TV spots for films like Jurrasic Park with Creative Partnership. He then wrote and directed his first short film starring Idris Elba, at twenty-one. He joined Ridley Scott Associates, and directed hundreds of commercials and corporate films, also overseeing creative and campaign direction for some of the world's major brands and NGO's, including Aviva PLC, Greenpeace UK and the US theatrical releases of Oscar Nominated Short Films.
He has written, directed, shot and edited documentaries for the BBC, Channel Four Television, CNBC and E4 televisions' launch series "Modern Obsessions". Jack's short film "Indigo" co-written with Oscar-nominated, Tom Bidwell, had its World Premiere at the 60th Berlinale winning Special Mention for the Crystal Bear 60th Berlinale and was selected for 12 other film festivals including Encounters.
Other awards include; Winner Audience Award Viral Video 2011 Berlin Short Film Festival, Best Media and Marketing campaign award 2006, 4 IVCA awards and 3 New York Film Festival awards. Jack's award-winning work with Kathleen Kennedy gave voice to Hollywood after the attacks of 9.11. The VWDARKSIDE campaign for Greenpeace became the most shared viral on earth in June 2011. Recent cinema projects include creating the short film "The Last Fishermen" which ran across UK cinemas and the Creative Direction for the Theatrical Release of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films across the USA. Jack also created the first-ever political viral campaign online. Clips from the series for the Green Party became cult downloads across the web. The Financial Times called the work "riveting".
Jack is also one of the UK's leading 'Acting for Camera' teachers, setting up The Youth Cinema Foundation in 2014, he has taught with RADA, BA ( Hons), The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (MA), Italia Conti BA (Hons), Royal Central School of Speach and Drama, Actor Training and Coaching (MA / MFA), The Actors Centre and Tobacco Factory Theatres. He also teaches filmmaking with The BFI Film Academy, Artist Rooms TATE, Hauser & Wirth and he guest lectures with various universities across the UK.