Private Project

The Fleece, the Tie & Clarke

Shortly before closing in a sordid coffee house, a man with a nervous disposition must undertake a particularly difficult and dangerous job interview.

  • Jordan Simpson
  • Jordan Hayward
  • Jordan Simpson
  • Lewis Faithfull
  • Alex Phelps
    Key Cast
    "The Fleece"
  • Paddy Young
    Key Cast
    "The Tie"
  • Luke Richards
    Key Cast
  • Daniel McGee
    Key Cast
    "The Man"
  • Joel Porter
    Director of Photography
  • Steve Matthew Carter
    The Other Guys
  • Ash Betton
    Sound Design
    Radio Silence
  • Alex Walker
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Black Comedy, Thriller, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    BMCC - Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Aesthetica Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 9, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Romford Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 27, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Birmingham Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 22, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Fylde Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 14, 2018
    Official Selection
  • MSA Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    WINNER: Best Narrative Fiction
Director Biography - Jordan Simpson

Born and raised in Blackpool, Jordan has been passionate about cinema and the visual arts since a young age. Jordan went on to study at the prestigious Manchester School of Art between 2014-2017, graduating with a First class honours degree in Filmmaking, and is currently pursuing career as a Director whilst undertaking freelance projects.

Jordan has recently finished his latest short film, 'The Fleece, the Tie & Clarke (2018)'.

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Director Statement

When I first read the short story of 'The Fleece, the Tie & Clarke', I didn't like it. However, it quickly grew on me, and before long I could see its boundless potential. Over the coming months I worked hard to improve myself as a writer, edging the script closer to what would become my final vision for the film. Working in close collaboration with Jordan Hayward (Writer, short story) we were able to bring out the best from one another and crafted every detail of the script with as much care and attention that the film was made with. Without his imagination, none of it would have been possible, and thanks to the magnificently talented cast & crew who worked tirelessly, my dark and sinister, yet humorous vision for the film was realised.

Whilst awards and industry recognition are attractive prospects, my number one goal as a filmmaker will always be to provide the audience with a unique cinema experience, some escapism from everyday life. It must not be mindless escapism, but escapism that offers intellectual stimulation, connects emotionally, and leaves a lasting impression on people. I want to bring this film to the widest possible audience, so that, love it or hate it, they can experience a film that is truly different.