Wings For Victory

Hounded by the echoes of his experiences, a disillusioned World War II Airman returns home, searching for peace of mind. A musical phrase resonates above it all.

  • Ash Jones
    Director
  • Ash Jones
    Writer
  • Ash Jones
    Producer
  • Adam Tucker
    Key Cast
    Libido, The Distance
  • Freya Papworth
    Key Cast
    Old Soul
  • Gemma Burgess
    Key Cast
    Flown Together
  • Alan Long
    Key Cast
    Concrete Castles
  • Alex Harvey Brown
    Key Cast
    Flown Together
  • Gregory A Smith
    Key Cast
    Sex Traffic
  • George Kelleher
    Key Cast
  • Nicholas Peel
    Director of Photography
    One By One
  • Nash Sibanda
    Composer
    Westover, Revelations
  • Jane E Lambert
    Production Manager
  • Lauren Miller
    Costume Designer
    The Chameleon
  • Lynn Jackett
    Makeup and Hair Designer
    Pan, Cinderella, Maleficent, X-Men: First Class
  • Lina Remeikaite
    1st Assistant Director
    Abduct, Ghost Nets
  • Rem Berger
    3rd Assistant Director
  • Lisa Reimeir
    Script Supervisor
  • Dominic Bolton
    Production Assistant
  • Juliet Merchant
    Production Assistant
  • Jerome Danvers
    Production Assistant
  • Joel Court
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Ash Parker
    2nd Assistant Camera
    One By One
  • Nicholas Peel
    Colour Grade and VFX
    One By One
  • James Lloyd
    Sound Operator
  • Nicholas Peel
    Sound Designer and Editor
  • Ash Jones
    Editor
  • Russ Jones
    Construction
  • Wokingham Theatre Set Builders
    Construction
  • Chris Wilder
    Concept Artist
    The Bigger Picture
  • Simon Vail
    Still Photographer
  • Lisa Reimeir
    D.I.T.
    Ruslan, Barren
  • Jackie Mead
    Set Decorator
  • Chris Pearce
    Set Decorator
  • Sue Whitmore
    Set Decorator
  • Paul Herber
    Set Decorator
  • Lesley Jones
    Ms Papworth's Dress Designed and Made By
  • Lesley Jones
    Uniforms Sourced and Adapted By
  • Lauren Nicholls
    Key Hair Stylist
    Marcella
  • Imogen Rockley
    Key Makeup Artist
    Roadkill
  • Lynn Bell
    Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Victoria Winfield
    Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Victoria R. Baloi
    Hair and Makeup Artist
    Above Water
  • Sarah Rose
    Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Sophie Davis
    Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Amy Moulsdale
    Hair and Makeup Artist
    Love is Thicker Than Water
  • Jake B
    Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ash Jones

Ash has a first class BA Hons degree in film from Canterbury Christ Church University. She has been working for the past six years as a freelance camera assistant and operator, contributing to a variety of television projects, commercials, short and feature films, including work for Uniqlo, Beefeater, Costa Coffee and an independent feature starring Rik Mayall. She started Masquerade Picture Company to facilitate corporate work in the aviation industry, combining a fascination with aircraft with an opportunity to direct her own work. As a self-shooting director she has produced content for British Airways and Marshall Aerospace among others.

‘Wings for Victory’ is her first short directorial effort since university and is designed as a stepping stone to more ambitious projects in the world of narrative filmmaking.

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Director Statement

The stories of the Second World War I feel are always worth telling. There are so many incredible accounts of endurance and bravery from those who served in the armed forces. As the events slide further into history and we begin to loose valuable first hand accounts, we also begin to loose our personal connection to those people and their actions. They become simply events in a timeline, unimaginable and sometimes unrelatable feats of courage.

I made this film, not only to convey what those actions meant to me, but in an attempt to personalise the daunting notion of fighting for king and country. The film’s construct focuses less on a specific narrative than on an emotional experience, presenting a cinematic tribute to the theme of sacrifice in war time.