Don't Know Jack

A stranger tells a counselor he has one hour to convince him to not take his own life. As the characters talk life, love, and loss, the stranger's story is revealed piece by piece.

  • Nathan Clarkson
    Director
    Miracle on Highway 34, The Unlikely Good Samaritan, Confessions of a Prodigal Son
  • Nathan Clarkson
    Writer
    Miracle on Highway 34, The Unlikely Good Samaritan, Confessions of a Prodigal Son
  • Louis J. Giovino
    Producer
    September 12th, And If Tomorrow, Miracle on Highway 34
  • Travis Sherwood
    Cinematography
  • Joel Clarkson
    Music
    After School, Children of Giant
  • Nathan Clarkson
    Key Cast
    "Jack"
    The Purge, Thy Neighbor, Shooting Heroin
  • Ron Scott
    Key Cast
    "Leslie"
    Modern Love, For Life, Manhunt
  • Kristen Grace
    Key Cast
    "Jenny"
    The Hunt
  • Meissa Hampton
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
    Uptown, Jackalope
  • Kaya Hampton
    Key Cast
    "Young Jack"
    Beast Beast, In Broad Daylight
  • Brandon Schraml
    Key Cast
    "Father"
    Manifest, Windows on the World
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Nathan Clarkson

Nathan Clarkson is an award winning filmmaker, actor and best-selling author.

Nathan has appeared in national commercials, TV-shows, and major feature films. As a filmmaker Nathan’s original movies have trended on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more. With his company, Clarkson Creations, Nathan has produced such indie hits as "Confessions of a Prodigal Son," "The Unlikely Good Samaritan," and the recent Christmas film "Miracle on Highway 34," featuring Hollywood stars and Oscar Nominated actors.

Nathan released his first book "Different," a personal memoir of stories of and thoughts on growing up with a nuerodivergent mind. The book quickly became a national best seller after an interview on NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Nathan’s most recent book project entitled "Good Man," was another personal memoir filled with stories and thoughts on who men were actually created to be. Nathan is also the author of two children’s books, including the best-selling "Only You Can Be You" and the upcoming "The Clubhouse." Nathan’s next full length book is coming out 2022.

Nathan is also the co-host of the popular podcast The Overthinkers “A place for the creative intellectual”. The podcast covers topics of culture, art, faith, philosophy, and the big questions of life. The program features a host of influential and interesting guests.

Nathan’s words have been featured and quoted in outlets like The LA Times, Variety, The Gazette, Publisher's Weekly, and more.

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Director Statement

This film is an journey of existential angst, dark nights of the soul, and the desire for meaning in a modern world. This is a story that looks at how life, love, and loss unite and affect our shared human experience.

Exploring themes of mental illness, family trauma, relationships, morality, doubt, and what it means to struggle with our own humanity-- this film attempts to shine a light into the shadows that are woven into every one of our stories.