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Steamed Dreams

When Harold Highclimber is forced to re-enter the competitive world of extreme ironing, a documentary crew records his come back.

  • Jack Connell
    The Queen's Gambit
  • Jack Connell
    The Queen's Gambit
  • Amelia Morgan-de Laine
  • Fraser Murray
    Key Cast
    "Harold Highclimber"
    The Queen's Gambit
  • Charlotte Watson
    Key Cast
    "Dr Sherwood"
  • Jack Connell
    Key Cast
    "Clarence von Hump"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    comedy, documentary, mockumentary
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Jack Connell

Jack Connell is a writer, director and actor from Perth, Western Australia. Obsessed with story, Jack focuses on building dynamic characters that act as catalysts within a narrative. In 2018 Jack was cast as Ralph in Netflix's "Go Karts", currently available everywhere except Australia and NZ. Over the summer of 2019, Jack went across to Sydney to intern at Rabbit Content, a production house co-owned by Owen Trevor, director of "Go Karts". He has also interned as an assistant director with Ben Elton on his 2016 feature film "Three Summers". Jack is currently studying Film and Video at Edith Cowan University, and is set to graduate at the end of 2020. He aims to make films in Hollywood.

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Director Statement

“Steamed Dreams” was our opportunity to return to the comedy genre, our chance to make people laugh but also entertain audiences at the same time. As filmmakers, it was important for us to put our own spin on the genre, and we found our footing by merging multiple styles together to create a ‘documentary’ style film, whilst also retaining cinematic elements when the documentary crew wasn’t possible.

I feel as filmmakers and entertainers, we have the opportunity to take responsibility, and provide content that can bring a smile to someone’s face or take them out of their own lives for a few fleeting moments and laugh. This is clearer to me more than ever and I hope Steamed Dreams will allow viewers to escape to a world where we can make them feel positive. Because in times like this, laughter isn’t the best medicine. It’s the only medicine.