Jake the Magnificent // The Roundhouse
Kim Newman - ‘I laughed out loud, A nicely wicked little sketch’
‘Jake the Magnificent is a short comedy centering around Jake who has 5 days to perfect the disappearing trick before performing it at his birthday party. Will he become the magician he dreams of or will it end in disaster?’
Matthew Boys - Jake
Michael Armstrong - The Magician
Jake the Magnificent was commissioned by The Roundhouse as part of their online film fund and went on to be a big festival hit, with audiences really responding to the shock ending…
The film was so much fun to make, a whirlwind two day shoot full of lots of child extras, fake blood, multiple locations and a fantastic crew. In a way the film is a metaphor for our film career thus far, it’s all about following your dreams, never giving up, full of failures and all ending in a big explosion of blood and gore!