Jack Leigh

Jack Leigh

Eight Engines
Filmmaker and Videographer

Manchester, United Kingdom

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April 2018
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About Jack

Part time Documentary Film Maker. Full time Yeti Hunter.

Credits

  • Rich is the Life

    Rich is the Life (2018)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer Following a 20 year career at Nokia mobile phones, Marko Lauronen was diagnosed with crippling manic depression. Over the space of a year the realisation slowly dawned on him that he could no longer function in mainstream society. When faced with the heartbreaking choice of a big life change or the possibility of not being able to continue living Marko chose to leave his family and lifestyle behind to rekindle his boyhood passion for gold prospecting. Rich is the Life is a cinematic documentary which follows Marko on his quest to find some of the purest gold on earth, hidden deep within the heart of the arctic circle. Marko takes us on a journey through the frozen tundras of Lapland as he intimately explores his own gold fever and its complex relationship with his depression, alongside his passion for the world he inhabits. Through Marko's story, the film aims to provide a rare insight into a lifestyle which is quickly becoming extinct.

  • Getting the Miles in the Legs

    Getting the Miles in the Legs (2018)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer Stephen Pearson is a 60-year-old Boltonian whose youthful hobby of running up mountains for 24 hours at a time was cut short by severe arthritis. For almost three years Steve could barely walk, never mind run, until a double hip replacement gave him back the use of his legs. Despite his doctor's warnings, what started as walks in the countryside developed into a chance to rediscover his love of fell running. Getting the Miles in the Legs is a cinematic documentary following Steve on one of his runs through the beautiful Lancastrian countryside as he discusses his passion for this historic sport and how it has allowed him to create a life-long emotional connection with British nature that the modern age sometimes overlooks.

  • Shankly: Nature's Fire

    Shankly: Nature's Fire (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Producer SHANKLY: NATURE'S FIRE explores the remarkable life and career of BILL SHANKLY, the legendary Liverpool Football Club manager who came to leave such a legacy in his adopted home city. The film is a nostalgic journey into the origins of the world's favourite game, and how legends are born and transcend generations. Perhaps no one before or since has personified the spirit of the working class culture that gave birth to the modern game. Shankly's passion for football was boundless to the point of obsession. This unique feature length documentary is an exploration of the determination and commitment to community that emerged from Britain's industrial heartlands and manifested itself in this unstoppable game: creating a love affair still etched in the hearts of the generations that followed. It is also a film about a city and how one man seemed almost divinely able to give voice to, and make tangible, the hopes and dreams of a people. His connection to the fans of the City of Liverpool is...

  • Men Who Sleep in Cars

    Men Who Sleep in Cars (2017)
    Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Three homeless men spend their nights sleeping in their cars and van. As the story unfolds (in verse) we find out about the circumstances that has led them to this. Connecting the transition from scene to scene is a female narrator.

  • War Horse: The Story in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

    War Horse: The Story in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (2017)
    Theater Video Designer The World Premiere of War Horse live sees Michael Morpurgo and Joanna Lumley taking to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to read his poignant, emotionally-charged novel with musical accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

  • Get Santa

    Get Santa (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Miscellaneous Crew A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

  • Northern Soul

    Northern Soul (2014)
    Film (Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew 'Northern Soul' is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s which changed a generation.It tells the tale of a nightclub based movement which developed in Northern England . The film is an authentic and uplifting account of two young boys whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production lin , they dream of going to America to discover super rare records which will help them become the best DJs on the Northern Soul scene. The difficult journey forces the two best friends to confront rivalry, violence and drug abuse as their friendship and loyalties are tested to the limit. Written by Anonymous

  • A Brilliant Young Mind

    A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew In a world difficult to comprehend, Nathan struggles to connect with those around him - most of all his loving mother - but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys, the pair forge an unusual friendship and Nathan's talents win him a place on the UK team at the International Mathematics Olympiad. From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, Nathan builds complex relationships as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love. Written by Anonymous

  • '71

    '71 (2014)
    Film (Action, Drama, Thriller and War) Miscellaneous Crew A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

  • Furious 6

    Furious 6 (2013)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Location management Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. Written by Universal Pictures

  • Heaven, Hell and Other Alternatives

    Heaven, Hell and Other Alternatives (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point (2011)
    Film (Short) Producer Questions the definition of right and wrong.

Awards

  • London Independent Film Award - Best Short Documentary
    (2018)

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