directed by Jamie Jones
London’s Burning But You Can’t Hear Me.
Oppressed at home by his alcoholic mother and abusive stepfather, hunted on the streets by local gangs… nineteen year Leon’s existence is suffocating. When he meets Twiggy, a beautiful blond girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him. He is in love for the first time, though naïve to the affluent world supporting Twiggy’s hedonistic lifestyle. When Twiggy no longer wants him around he withdraws, allowing his raw and unhampered emotions to feed in to the violent 2011 London riots, which cleaved the country in two.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2018 - UK - 92min
CAST Marcus Rutherford, Sophie Kennedy Clark, T’Nia Miller
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE English
PRODUCED BY Beyond Fiction and Harvest Pictures
JAMIE JONES’s first feature film ‘Obey’ was selected for the international narrative competition at Tribeca Film Festival 2018. It tells the story of the misadventures of a 19-year-old man, somewhat adrift and living with his alcoholic mother in a rough environment, until a romantic encounter with a beautiful hedonistic girl opens the doors to an unsuspected universe. But his naivety does little to prepare him when those doors suddenly bang shut. Obey will be appearing in more international film festivals throughout 2018.
Jamie has many more feature films in development. He has also made many documentaries and short films, most notably, ‘The Nest’, starring Vicky McClure, which was selected for Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2017 and Tampere film festival 2017. It was selected for another 12 international film festivals picking up the Woman In Film award at Liverpool.
Jamie started making films in 2000. He was drawn to complex stories that were happening in and around his hometown of Swansea, UK to do with violence and poverty. Straight out of college his documentary ‘Fighters’ was commissioned by the BBC. It follows a group of amateur boxers who were training for the British Boys championships.
TRIBECA 2018 - Best Cinematography
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection