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A Peace Of Europe: Brexit, The EU & The Good Friday Agreement

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998, EU Supergirl Madeleina Kay and indie filmmaker Thom Jackson-Wood explore how the European Union has supported the Northern Irish Peace Process whilst also campaigning against the biggest threat to the Peace Process since it was signed - Brexit.

  • Thom Jackson-Wood
  • Thom Jackson-Wood
    The Black Box: Awaken
  • Madeleina Kay
  • Thom Jackson-Wood
    The Black Box: Awaken, Under The Sheet, The Social Model, The Marker
  • Charlie Grosvenor
    Thank EU For The Music
  • Eileen Chan-Hu
  • Madeleina Kay
    Key Cast
    Europa Jugend - Europa Zukunft? Postcards From The 48%, 16: Listening To Unheard Voices
  • Thom Jackson-Wood
    Key Cast
    Casualty, The Black Box: Awaken, The Theory Of Everything, Celebrity Juice, Enlightenment (London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony)
  • Jane Morrice
    Key Cast
    Franceinfo, EURACTIV, TEDxBelfastWomen,
  • Brian Maguire
    Key Cast
    EBX Media, Over A Coffee (Euractiv), Raw Politics
  • Linda Ervine
    Key Cast
    The Nolan Show (BBC Northern Ireland), BBC Radio Ulster
  • Conor McArdle
    Key Cast
  • Drew Galdron
    Key Cast
    "Faux BoJo"
    Fake Boris, The Last Leg, Postcards From The 48%, Celebrity Lookalikes
  • Mike Galsworthy
    Key Cast
    The Alex Salmond Show, Postcards From The 48%, 16: Listening To Unheard Voices, Goodbye Britain?
  • Graham Hughes
    Key Cast
    SOS Island, Lonely Planet's The Odyssey
  • Steven Bray
    Key Cast
    Granada Reports, Good Morning Britain, Victoria Derbyshire, Postcards From The 48%
  • Thom Jackson-Wood
    Camera Department
    Stop The Coup, Thank EU For The Music, Millions Missing London
  • Aidan O'Rourke
    Camera Department
    The Train To Funky Island, Daddyfox
  • Rebecca Holbourn
    Camera Department
    The Black Box: Awaken, Under The Sheet
  • Spyke DC O'Hanlin
    The Sherriff's Ranger Department, The Hunted, The Anxiety Of Depression, Tourette's Talk, C103 - Until The Last Man Rocked
  • Bruce Tanner
    Stills Photography
    Thank EU For The Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Political, Point Of View, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Irish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • European Short Film Festival
    November 13, 2020
    Online Premiere
    Best Documentary, Audience Award
  • Luleå International Film Festival
    July 4, 2021
    Swedish Premiere
  • Prague International Film Awards
    Czech Republic
    October 16, 2021
    Czech Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Vienna Indie Short Film Festival
    October 16, 2021
    Austrian Premiere
  • San Francisco Indie Short Film Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    October 27, 2021
    North American Premiere
  • Film In Focus
    October 29, 2021
    Romanian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lonely Wolf Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    December 14, 2021
    UK Premiere
    Nominated: Documentary Short, Interactive Documentary
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    January 20, 2022
    Award Winner October 2021
  • Red Movie Awards
    May 21, 2021
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Thom Jackson-Wood

Thom Jackson-Wood has some big ideas - and he is proving to be a very versatile filmmaker. Having acted professionally since 2012, he started writing and producing short films in 2015 in his spare time. Despite limited means and living with the chronic illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), he was able to produce and direct the award-winning short documentary "A Peace of Europe." (2020) He is now completing the post-production on his next project "The Black Box: Awaken," which he hopes will raise awareness about ME/CFS.

"A Peace Of Europe" is Thom's first directing credit, but he draws on his storytelling abilities as a writer and actor, as well as his background as a politics graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London. As such, he is able to cover a wide variety of topics surrounding Brexit and the Good Friday agreement, present controversial material in a balanced matter, and structure different strands into a cohesive storyline.

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Director Statement

I'm seeking to make groundbreaking new films, which will tell stories that people haven't seen or heard before. A lot of my work has a political edge to it, either looking at Brexit or issues faced by disabled people in the UK. However my main focus is always to tell a story, which is what I feel is at the heart of filmmaking.