Saturday 24th November
Schedule permitting, Martin McCann and Ciaran McMenamin will introduce this screening.
Jump follows the lives of four twenty-something’s whose lives collide one fateful New Year’s Eve, amidst the ancient walls of Derry, in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue.
Crime boss daughter Greta is rescued from suicide by drifter Pearse who’s on a mission to avenge his brother’s mysterious death. Johnny, a small time crook, and Marie, a frustrated shop assistant, are both looking for a fresh start. As the clock approaches midnight and events fall into place, Jump weaves an existential portrait of our character’s lives as their hopes, fears and secrets are revealed.
One of the most refreshing elements of Jump is that, while it certainly can be appreciated by any demographic, it is particularly suited for teens and young adults, in a way that Layer Cake, Snatch and Trainspotting were not. Since adolescence is the time of life when relationships are the most confused and tumultuous, this film seems perfectly crafted for that age group’s sensibilities.
“The story may have started out as a play, but what filmmaker Kieron J. Walsh has put on the screen is pure cinema.”
“Jump will provide a fun escape in every festival that programmes it. Very much like Doug Liman’s Go with a nod to Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Jump is a high-energy crime comedy set in the Irish town of Derry on New Year’s Eve… Full of youthful energy and good cheer…”
Cinemablographer @ TIFF 2012