JACK JAMES JOSEPH KING: BIO
Jack was born in Bradford, a small town in northern England in 1985. As a self-taught film-maker, Jack began making low-budget music videos in his mid 20’s as a way to break into the industry. In his first year directing music videos, he was long listed for Best new director at the British MVA’S. Since then, his videos have had repeated Vimeo staff picks and 3 million + views online. Over his time making music videos, he was represented by Colonel Blimp and OB management.
In 2015 he fully shifted his focus to writing and directing short films. In 2016 Jack was selected for production funding by the BFI for his short ‘The Crossing’, which premiered at the BAFTA qualifying London short film festival in 2017, and went on to play in competition at BAFTA & Academy qualifying Leeds International Film Festival, and Aesthetica in York. 'Prints' is his latest, a self-produced short that turns the lens on family and fragile relationships, set against the back-drop of a brutal winter in northern Japan. As well as a few other A-list festivals, it was selected from nearly 10,000 submissions to play at as one of the 78 international shorts at the 41st Clermont Ferrand Short film festival in Feb 2019.
Jack works all over but currently still resides in Bradford where the rent is cheap and he can blow his wage-slavery money on making more shorts and developing a feature slate.