Jump

JUMP follows the lives of four twenty-something’s whose lives collide one fateful New Year’s Eve amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland in a night of fast talk, coincidence and intrigue.

Johnny, a small time crook, and Marie, a dissatisfied shop assistant are both looking for a fresh start. Greta is on the verge of taking her own life and Pearse has a bounty on his head for asking difficult questions about his missing brother Eddie Kelly.

As the clock ticks down to midnight and the night’s events expertly fall into place, JUMP weaves an existential portrait of our character’s lives as their hopes, fears and secrets are revealed.

Feature Film, 84 mins

Directed by Kieron J. Walsh
Produced by Brendan J. Byrne

Starring: Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, Ciarán McMenamin, Richard Dormer, Charlene McKenna, Valene Kane and Lalor Roddy

Screenplay by Kieron J. Walsh and Steve Brookes / Based on the Stage-play 'Jump' by Lisa MGee.

Executive Producers: Micahel Henry, Chris Hunt, Katie Holly

Financiers:
Northern Ireland Screen
Limelight Media
BBC Northern Ireland
The Irish Film Board

International Sales: AV Pictures

Festivals:
San Francisco Irish Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Moscow Irish Film Festival
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Montreal Irish Film Festival
Mostly British Film Festival
San Francisco Irish Film Festival
Georgian Irish Film Festival
Foyle Film Festival
London Irish Film Festival
Irish Film New York
LA Irish Film Festival
Belfast Film Festival
Galway Film Fleadh
Toronto International Film Festival
Wurzburg German Film Festival
Dallas International Film Festival
Tel Aviv Irish Film Week
Days of European Cinema Festival

Awards:
Winner; Bridging The Borders Award, Palm Springs 2013
Winner; Best Feature, Irish Film New York 2012
Nomination; Best Script, Best Actor (Martin McCann), Best Supporting Actress (Charlene McKenna) IFTAs 2013

A Hotshot Films / Bl!nder Films
Co-Production