Jack Says

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Jack Says
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Directed by Beredith
Aaron Sayers
Rick Themistocli
Written by Paul Tanter
Alan Ronald
Eva Hamilton
Craig Woods
Piers Pereira
Starring Simon Phillips
Aurelie Amblard
Rula Lenska
Mike Reid
Eric Cantona
Music by David Beard
Cinematography Bob Komar
Edited by Paula Baker
Distributed by Aspect Film
Pinnacle Vision
4Digital Media
Release date(s)
  • September 2008 (2008-09)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Jack Says is a 2008 British thriller film known particularly for being the last professional engagement of Mike Reid, who died shortly after filming in 2007.[1] The film is a contemporary film noir, with comic book undertones that reflect its precursor graphic novel Jack Said, and is comparable in style to Sin City.[2] The film also stars Simon Phillips, Rita Ramnani, Rula Lenska and Eric Cantona.[3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

Waking up in London with amnesia next to a dead body, Jack has just enough time and sense to disappear before the police arrive. In an attempt to lie low, he heads to Paris to visit the ex he can’t remember. But a guy like Jack attracts trouble, and an encounter with the mysterious Girl X draws him and the woman he loves back into a world he’s trying hard to avoid … and to remember.

Production[edit]

Directed by Bob Phillips, the film was produced by Lucky Strike Productions & Kalimasu Productions. The Director of Photography was Bob Komar. The screenplay was written by Paul Tanter and Film editing was by Paula Baker. The music is created by film composer David Beard with additional music by Lee Miller, Louise Heaney, Mike Watts, Dan Marfisi, Matt Perry and John Harvey.

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Release notes[edit]

It has been screened at, nominated for, and won awards at numerous UK and international film festivals.[4][5][6][7][8] The film was released on DVD on 22 September 2008.[9] It has been followed by the sequel films Jack Said and Jack Falls.

Graphic Novel prequel[edit]

A prequel story to the film is available as a graphic novel. Titled Jack Said; ISBN 978-0-9556927-0-3; it details the events leading up to the beginning of the Jack Says film. The graphic novel is written by Paul Tanter and illustrated by Oscar Alvarado.

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