OKRE is thrilled to see Black Dog, directed, produced and written by George Jaques – recently named Screen International’s Star of Tomorrow – with fellow writer, producer and actor Jamie Flatters, selected to show at this year’s prestigious London Film Festival. It has also been nominated for The Sutherland Award’s ‘Best First Feature Film’, which recognises the most original and imaginative directorial debuts.
This debut feature film looks at mental health, grief, sexuality, love and what it means to be a teenager on the cusp of adulthood.
Speaking on the film and the support gained from the OKRE Fund, director, producer and writer George Jaques had this to say:
“I’m thrilled to be World Premiering Black Dog at the BFI’s 67th London Film Festival to a fully sold-out audience and to be nominated for The Sutherland Award feels very surreal! I am extremely grateful to OKRE for the grant they gave us which enabled me and my team to work closely with experts to accurately portray the lived experience of our central characters ‘Sam’ and ‘Nathan’.”