December Jackal Film – This Christmastime

December 31st, 2010

In the words of sadly departed (or has he?) Michael Jackson, ‘This is it!’ – the last Jackal Film in what has been an amazing year. There’s been ups. There’s been downs. There’s been one sideways and a diagonal. It’s with mixed feelings and a mixed cocktail that we appraise the year and offer you [...]

November Jackal Film!: Pebbles

December 2nd, 2010

The snow is falling thickly and we have only just managed to shovel the snow from the hole, as it were, in order to put out the November film! We realised with sadness that we only have two Jackal Films left to go, and as a result, we have created a melancholy little existential film [...]

Jackal Films at Bristol Jam

November 8th, 2010

While I’m at it, I had an epiphany today. I realised that comedy is like vegetables. People complain about the  nubbly weird bits on vegetables, so the supermarkets ironed them all out, genetically modified them and turned them into clones. But of course, then you end up with really bland tasting shit. The best tasting [...]

Happy Halloween! – October Film – Brethren

October 31st, 2010

Here it is – Halloween. The best time of year as far as I’m concerned. Christmas for Goths. Despite Jackal having had The Mother of all Halloween parties last night, we managed to drag ourselves out of our dens, littered with bones and carcasses, to post the October Jackal Film, ‘Brethren’. ‘Brethren’ is loosely termed [...]

October Jackal – Filming

October 24th, 2010

We were starting to think we had actually been cursed this month. With Hallow’s Eve rapidly approaching, we wanted to make a somewhat spooky film. But it seemed we really were tempting evil forces this time. Venues were impossible to book, cast and crew impossible to pin down, with people pulling out for various reasons, [...]

September Jackal – My Old Baby

October 4th, 2010

We thought it was about time here at Jackal that we brought you more LifeSpam. LifeSpam was a short-lived BBC Three broadcast pilot that brought you such true-life, horrific, shocking stories as ‘The Man Who Had a Thousand Wives’, ‘The Woman Who Lived in Hair’ and ‘My Child is French’. LifeSpam’s illustrious cast included, amongst [...]

September Jackal – Filming

September 19th, 2010

We are so excited about the new Jackal Film, we need a nappy to contain ourselves. The new film contains at least one special guest. They say, never work with animals or children. But the star of the new Jackal Film, Rich Fulcher, star of The Mighty Boosh and Snuffbox, is both. And much much [...]

Jackal Films Screenings

September 19th, 2010

A little late, but we’d thought we’d update you on the increasingly busy Jackal’s events calendar! On Thursday the 9th September, we showed all of the Jackal Films to date as part of the fantastic ‘Film Directing For Women‘ Festival held at The Lost Theatre in Stockwell, London. Faaabulous comedienne and star of ‘Love Song’ [...]

August Jackal – Celeberama!

August 31st, 2010

So here it is, the August Jackal Film. And what a fitting end to the summer of 2010 – bright, steamy, with a wet finish. The party line here at Jackal is that we didn’t have time to make the August film, so we handed over the reins to Baal and his good friend Wendy [...]

Filming August Jackal with Baal

August 12th, 2010

We have just filmed the August Jackal Film – get us! We are so previous. And our special guest was the brilliant Robert Popper , who you may remember from the amazing ‘Look Around You’. And more recently, in his incarnation as the fabulously hilarious and hunky ‘Baal’ in ‘Bellamy’s People’. We filmed at Ealing Studios, [...]