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Film Title: "Brown Like Me" Film Maker: Wade Alphonso Jacks Duration: 8 minutes A film about race gender and generational conflict. A light hearted comedy, looking at Nina a 2nd generation Asian and whether or not she can reveal to her traditional Indian parents her secret love. Available on VHS, Beta Sp, Digi Beta, and DVD. Director Biography: Wade Alphonso Jacks 16-02-73 I’m mixed race(Caribbean), and hale from a little place in the north of England called Manchester, where I started off my working life as a draughtsman; before moving to London to seek my fortune as a curtain rail sales man. Strangely unsuccessful, I happened to find myself capturing sound on a friends film, to my utter surprise it was like toast landing butter side up, at last I’d found some order in the naturalness of things. I started off making a number of short drama’s and documentaries. Then by chance becoming an assistant editor before moving from the industry into film school at Bournemouth, where I specialized in direction and writing, completing a number of links for Meridian TV. I have just completed an MA in screenwriting at the London Institute, and co-written a new series for BBC2 drama with Jeremy Howe(10x10), provisionally called ‘Rapid Eye Movement’. I am also putting together packages for a number of short films and a feature film called‘F L E X I N G’ which I hope to direct in the near future. My latest film “The Neighbour” (8 minutes)has just won best drama and best director at the In-movies Croydon cuts festival. ================================================ WADE ALPHONSO JACKS Home Address 2 Grandison Road, Clapham Common, London SW11 6LW Tel / Fax No 020-7801-9151. Mobile 07961-38-22-98 DOB 16th February 1973 Nationality British Education 1995-present MA Philip Parker, Screen writing. London Institute Bournemouth Film/TV School – Writer/Director HND(D) National Film School – Editing – ESF Clapham And Battersea Film School – Fiction drama, City & Guilds in TV & Video production (M) City Lit’ – Directing Various plays/Acting improvisation 1989 - 92 Salford University – Building Technology 2:1 Work 95 – Present Writer: First Film Foundation – Jerwood prize Winner Best Script “Bows Crows & Afro’s” Director, “Brown like Me” film Council digital short Writer/Director short film “The Neighbour” won Best Drama, Best director, In-movies Croydon Clocktower festival. Nominated best Director Black Film festival,UK BBC 2 – co-writer, proposal for new 8 part serial “Rapid Eye Movement” Little dancer films – Executive producer Jeremy Howe Carlton Scriptwriter award winner - “Week In Week Out” Fuji film award winner, Short film – Week In Week Out” Writer, director, Producer – graduation film “Same Same! But Different” Shown at Naples, Breast, ICA, BAFTA . Meridian TV, writer, director, editor, “Blue Valentine” C4 Youth documentary, co-writer, researcher, Hi-8 camera “ All the Junglist – a London somet’ing Dis” 1994-1997 Select Men – acting in TV commercials/Pop promos 1989-1994 Matthew Hall Mechanical Services – Dra
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