Experiencing Interruptions?


Melody, a 37 yr old 80's obsessed secretary with a rare condition called "Stiff Leg Syndrome", bravely faces her fears and pursues her dream of winning "So You Think You Can STILL Dance?", but when she's paired with Gunter Jazhanz, an OCD has-been dance professional with an aversion to 80’s music, she's forced to choose between being right and love.

  • Sarah Walton
    The Dating Ring, Who Moved My Key?, Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Sarah Walton
    The Dating Ring, Paradise Switch, A Holiday Surprise, Who Moved My Key?
  • Danielle Singleton
    Karma Police, Where We Live
  • Sibylla Budd
    Key Cast
    The Secret Life of Us, Winners & Losers, It's a Date, The Bank, Canal Road, The Bet
  • Jimmy James Eaton
    Key Cast
    It's a Date, Slideshow
  • Carrie Moczynski
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 AUD
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  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon
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  • ACMI
    ACMI Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
    December 5, 2015
    Australian Premiere
  • Burbank International Film Fesitval
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Cinefest LA
    Los Angeles
    United States
Director Biography - Sarah Walton

Walton is a writer/director currently working on a Hallmark Channel film and an "out of the bottle" romantic comedy exploring healthy emotional expression, mental health, redefining masculinity and authentic connection, with Timothy O Johnson from Johnson Production Group (Dr Quinn Medicine Woman), Josh Zaretesky from Redrock Entertainment (clients include Candace Cameron Bure) and Justin Baldoni of Wayfarer Entertainment. Walton has worked in Marketing at Buena Vista International, Disney and she has written sketch comedy for The Westside Theatre, LA. Walton's work has screened at film festivals in Italy, Austria and the US, including The Burbank International Film Festival and Cinefest, LA.

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Director Statement

JUMP! is a celebration of life and love, and has audiences crying tears of joy, roaring with laughter and dancing in their seat. It was an audience favorite when it screened both in Australia and Los Angeles and was officially selected for The Burbank International Film Festival and Cinefest, LA. It stars a high profile Australian actress and comedian who have garnered critical acclaim for their heartfelt, hilarious performances!

JUMP! is a feel good romantic comedy about breaking free from fear and anxiety through music, dance, humor and compassion. It focusses on solutions to overcoming mental health issues, rather than the problem. Through Melody's character we see how unconditional love and forgiveness have immense power to break down barriers, create authentic connection and follow our dreams.

The music and love theme of the film have a symbiotic relationship. Original 80’s dance tracks were composed specifically for the film. The original score has 80’s synth pop tones, love notes and contrasting Melody and Gunter tracks.

I believe (and have personally experienced) that love and laughter are the most powerful, healing forces on the planet, which is why I’m extremely passionate about making romantic comedies that explore different kinds of love and allow audiences to laugh at their pain. We need to spread this love now more than ever!

"All you needs is love..." ... and laughter! <3