Starring Paul Kaye, PETRICHOR is the story of a washed up, former wunderkind of the snooker world and his final shot at redemption.
Battling with addiction and the ghosts of his past, there is more at stake than just the score. A dark, psychological exploration of fame, sport and depression. The film starring Paul Kaye and Clive Russell the film was funded by the BFI (British Film Institute) and has been supported by the Mental Health Foundation and State of Mind.
Petrichor was runner-up for Best Short Film at Norwich Film Festival 2020 and New Renaissance Film Festival 2021. It won Best Film at Indie Shorts Korea and was screened at Manchester International Film Festival 2021 and Barcelona Sports Film Festival 2022.
Along his journey towards creating PETRICHOR, his BFI-funded debut narrative short, he has made award-winning film essays, dance films and creative documentaries. His films are known for their dreamlike, otherworldly quality whilst also dealing with the complex psychology of high stakes performance and the realities of mental health struggles. In 2019 Louis-Jack was selected as a Film London Lodestar, championing him as a shining light in the future of UK film. His films have been shown at major film festivals, art galleries and museums worldwide – such as the National Art Centre of Tokyo, BFI, ICA and the BP Big Screen at Trafalgar square – whilst also attracting national news coverage on the BBC and premiering on the most respected online platforms including Nowness and Booooom TV. He has worked with exceptional talent from actors Paul Kaye and Clive Russell to the world’s best dancers and athletes, most notably Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé.
PRODUCER, MORGAN FAVERTY / Pavilion Works Originals.
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