As part of the BSL Zone's Wicked series, new Deaf filmmakers were given the chance to make a short film with support from Remark Production, who made the series.
Now, the BSL Zone is showing all of the Wicked Seeds films as stand-alone films for the first time!
We also interviewed Jack about his memories of making the film. Here is what he said!
Did you enjoy making The Last Breath?
100% yes! I enjoyed every second of producing my short film. I learned a lot of new things and I am grateful I took part in Wicked Seeds!
What was the filming like?
The filming process was special for me, as a filmmaker I learnt a lot from the experience.
It was calm, everything ran smoothly and I really enjoyed every moment!
Did you enjoy working with the crew?
The filming was brilliant and I enjoyed working with the team. It was very challenging because you are the main person as director and you have to take full responsibility for the whole filming process.
I was director, cameraman and editor!
I had fantastic help from Remark Production - they gave me useful tips which I still use today. I still look up to fantastic role models such as Bim Ajadi, Ted Evans, Louis Neethling and Simon Herdman as I love all their work.
Were you happy with the final film?
Well the first plan of my story was different from the final film, because I should have had more people involved and it was cut down to three boys, so this meant I had to change the story.
But luckily I had a little help from Fifi Garfield and Stephen Collins. We were working hard until the end of the film, but overall I was very pleased with it!
Did you win any awards?
The film was nominated for Deaffest's Young Deaffest award. It didn’t win but I didn’t really care because it was shown on the big screen, which is an amazing achievement, in my beloved hometown, Wolverhampton!
What did people think?
That is a good question!! I had a lot of feedback and it really helped me a lot.
I had positive feedback, and some negative comments but that is what happens in the filming world!
I am not going to lie, I thought my film could have been better, but I appreciated the feedback, it will help me improve in the future.
Some people have asked me if there could be a new film called The Last Breath 2? Who knows!
If you are d/Deaf and would like the chance to make your own short film, with support, check out our Zoom filmmaking scheme! Just click here for more information!