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The Sharpie

When what should be a straightforward blackmailing goes a miss, The Sharpie finds the tables have been turned when she herself is held to ransom. This silent thriller starring Patricia Allison (Sex Education) will keep you guessing right up until the last shot.

  • Jack Carrivick
    How to Disappear, Be Uncertain
  • Jack Carrivick
    How to Disappear, Be Uncertain
  • Albie Morrissey
  • Patricia Allison
    Key Cast
    "The Sharpie"
    Sex Education
  • Rik Burnell
    Director of Phtography
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Mystery, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri RAW
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Director Biography - Jack Carrivick

Newham born and Hackney based director Jack Carrivick has been working in the film and
television industry for over fifteen years (twenty five years if you count him acting in an episode
of French and Saunders when he was a child). He may have started off working in comedy but
has strayed to the darker side of narrative in recent years by making horror and thrillers. Jack’s
style is to find the funny in the macabre and to use comedy to break fearful tension.

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Director Statement

I felt it was important to put a few limitations on myself for “The Sharpie”. There is no dialogue in the film, which limited me to telling the story with only images. I have refrained from spoon-feeding the narrative as I believe there is a lot of satisfaction in letting the audience work out the plot for themselves. I also shot nearly all of the film on a 12mm lens (POV shots were done on a Telephoto Zoom). As The Sharpie struggles under her own limitations I feel the film mirrors that restrictive feeling. Also by shooting on a 12mm lens, it allows us to feel closer to The Sharpie in her close ups but when we are far away from her we really do feel the distance. This intimacy makes us feel like we are on her journey not just narratively but also emotionally.