Synopsis: A police officer’s first time undercover takes a series of surprising turns on the night he take part in a gangland drug deal. NB: Jacks is an Australian/cockney term used by criminals for police officers.
Director Statement: JACKS is a political satire and a parody comedy, aiming at communication failures within the government, and the clichés we see in endless action/crime films.
Politically I am saying that government departments are inadequately run, under-trained, over-funded and lack the basic ability to communicate even between their own interconnected departments.
Secondly, I want to take the viewer on a ride full of familiar tropes but tackle them in a different way. So the police officers in the story do not understand how criminals work, think and act, and take their 'knowledge' from Hollywood films. The film should feel like a slick and gritty crime drama and then suddenly surprise you with heightened comedic moments.