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Jake Mackintosh

Writer, Script Editor, Researcher, Production Assistant, Runner

Great Britain , London

Current Work Details

What I do

Screenwriter, Director, Script Editor, Script Reader

Company

Awizardidit Productions

Website

http://www.jakemackintosh.co.uk

Where I work

I am just me

Technical Skills

Writer with production experience in camera, lighting and editing with Avid, Premiere and Final Cut. Have previously worked as tech crew for a gig venue with touring bands.

Resources / Expertise

Several years experience as a runner for a large film distributor in London as well as years spent working in DVD and Blu-Ray distribution marketing for two major studios.

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

2006-2009

University of Lincoln,
Media Production, First Class BA (Hons)

2009-2010

London Film School,
Screenwriting, Masters Degree

Social Media and Film

My Links

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

In the Mood for Love, Groundhog Day, JSA: Joint Security Area, Double Indemnity, The Bad and The Beautiful, Rear Window, Notorious, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train, Memento, Inception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation

I cried watching

Grave of the Fireflies (Studio Ghibli)

I left the cinema during

Why would you!

Directors I love

Park Chan-Wook, Wong Kar-wai, Chris Nolan, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, David Fincher, Nicholas Ray, John Ford, John Huston

Actors I admire

Tony Leung, Michael Caine, Antonio Banderas, Maggie Cheung, Jack Nicholson, Choi Min-sik, Song Kang-ho, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cary Grant, James Stewart

Writers I respect

Charlie Kaufman, Chris Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler, Ernest Lehman, Guy Hibbert, Steven Moffat, Paula Milne, John Michael Hayes

My desert island discs

ACDC's If You Want Blood.

Books I have given my friends

1984, On Filmmaking, Anything by James M. Cain.

My death row meal

Boerewors, steak and Fanta Grape

The best thing I own

My Steelbook collection.

More about me

I’ve been a writer and author since graduating from London Film School in 2010, born and raised in South Africa to British parents. I am passionate about great storytelling; an idiot trying to make sense of words and get as many of them down on paper as I can. I am a geek. I am a nerd. I love words. I love movies and stories that, just for a moment, make me feel eight years old again… and devote my time to chasing that feeling. I am a man-child; I am counting the days until I’m a father and can legitimately watch cartoons again without feeling socially awkward – they’re an art form, and I will convince the world of it before I die. I love stories that make me smarter; that provoke discussion, challenge my preconceptions and further my knowledge. I believe that learning at least one new thing every day is a necessary component of living. The greatest challenge in life is not punching people who talk in cinemas in the back of the head. I can be seduced by any story, I just love them; reading them, watching them, and telling them.

My Work & Credits

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    Coconut Skin

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    London Film School
    Category
    Short
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    The Lamb and Flag

    My role: Runner

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Category
    Short
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    No Snow This Year

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    Rolin Films
    Category
    Short
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    The Transformation

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    Pins & Needles Media
    Category
    Short
  • Film default

    Long Live the King

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    TBC
    Category
    Short
    • Script Name: Long Live the King Draft: 3 More...
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    The Nursing Home

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    TBC
    Category
    Short
    • Script Name: The Nursing Home Draft: 5 More...
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    Channel of the Dead

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    TBC
    Category
    Feature
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    Friendly Fire

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    TBC
    Category
    Feature
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    Kill the Rabbit

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    TBC
    Category
    Feature
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    The Wild West Country

    My role: Writer

    Format
    unspecified
    Production company
    TBC
    Category
    unspecified
    • Script Name: The Wild West Country Draft: 5 More...
    • Document Name: The Wild West Country More... DOWNLOAD

      Synopsis and pitch document for The Wild West Country.

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