Private Project

Piece Of Cake

An elderly baker cooks up a sinister plan. But what should have been a piece of cake, becomes a very sticky affair...

  • Jack Hartley
  • Jack Hartley
  • Rosie Ford
  • Steve Evets
    Key Cast
    Brassic, Looking for Eric
  • Jennifer Banks
    Key Cast
    Butter Fingers
  • Susan Hilton
    Key Cast
    Coronation Street
  • George Haydock
    Director of Photography
  • Luke Bather
  • Brad Sweetman
  • Tiz W. S.
    Costume Designer
  • Lucy Rose Gregory
    Art Director
  • Jazz Helsen-Pierce
    Art Assistant
  • Helena Regina Smith
    Make Up Artist
  • Sara Zourki
  • Lydia Shenton
    1st Assistant Director
  • Molly Singer
    Production Manager
  • Martin Shenton
  • Martin Welsby
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Keely Pickard
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Danyal Kadir
  • DC Coffee
  • Herbs and Spice Kitchen
  • Elliot Holbrow
    Location Stills
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jack Hartley

Jack Hartley is primarily a producer & location manager working in the North of England although his passion lies in writing and directing. Jack specialises in both surreal comedy and heartfelt drama.

Jack is the co-founder of Zomdic Films, a production company creating award winning short films, documentaries and music videos (for the likes of Liam Gallagher, Yard Act, The Proclaimers, Tom Grennan, Blossoms, The Lightning Seeds and many more)

Originally from Burnley, Jack began his career as an actor, appearing in shows such as Peaky Blinders, Doctors, Holby City, The A Word, Scott & Bailey and Hollyoaks, as well as a whole range of award winning drama and comedy shorts.

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Director Statement

This short is a true passion project. It is loosely the third instalment of a series of short comedy sketches set in everyday working class environments, each containing mundane performances but with a splash of surreal abstract comedy - and of course some sort of confectionary at the heart.

The previous two chapters 'Jammy Fingers' and 'Butter Fingers' were very much comedy sketches. This time, we wanted to up the stakes, and create a more developed world for the characters and story to evolve within.

I also believe that Northern and working class filmmaking is often seen as having to represent social struggle, or having to portray immense difficulties which people experience. Those voices are important and vital. However what I've tried to do with this film is to just make something entertaining, frivolous and fun.