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Writer-director Jamie Childs (The Sandman, Willow, His Dark Materials) will be holding the UK premiere of his British action thriller JACKDAW, not in Leicester Square but in his native North-East. This star-studded event takes place at the Showcase Cinema de Lux Teesside in Stockton-on-Tees on 24 January and joining Childsare the film’s stars, including Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man, Emily, The Haunting of Hill House) Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, The Sandman, Victoria), Thomas Turgoose (Creation Stories, The Gallows Pole, This is England) and North East actor Joe Blakemore (The Third Day).

Utilised The Northern Film and TV Studios, the North East’s only large-scale film and TV production facility, the film was shot on location around Hartlepool and various other locations around the Tees Valley and features some of the region’s breathtaking coastlines and dramatic industrial landscapes. It follows Jack Dawson, a former motocross champion and army veteran who returns to his hometown to care for his brother after their mother dies. After taking a job for an old school friend turned local criminal Jack is double-crossed, his brother is kidnapped and he has to fight for survival and search for answers.

Writer/Director Jamie Childs adds: “I can’t wait to bring Jackdaw up to the North East for its UK premiere, and celebrate it with the rambunctious Northern souls who made it all possible.”

In addition to the premiere, there will also be a special paid public preview screening of the film in tandem with the premiere screening so members of the public in the region can come along and be part of the evening. 

Tickets for this unique premiere preview can be booked here.

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