Private Project

The Champion Sparkplug

The U.K is in lockdown due to a global pandemic. An individual battles with media induced paranoia and isolation in a fight to maintain his sanity and resist morphing into the hero he is destined to be.

  • Jack Hartley
  • Rosie Ford
  • Nick Power
  • Katie Drew
  • Jack Hartley
  • Jack Hartley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director - Jack Hartley
Director Statement

We all have stories to tell and for a while I've held off making my own stuff or not even had the time to focus on my own stuff due to being preoccupied on other’s projects etc. So I wanted to use this time in isolation to explore story telling as much as possible. This film was made as somewhat of an experiment, without much initial idea of the direction it would take. I just had a bunch of visuals to cut together. It was once attaching Nick Power's poem that it began to take a more structured shape. Kind of...