The 3rd annual Midlands Movies Awards is due to take place at Hansom Hall in Leicester on Saturday 2nd March 2019 with ‘Do Something, Jake’ in the running for ‘Best Feature’. ‘Do Something, Jake’ is the first feature of screenwriter Caroline Spence and director James Smith, making the nomination for ‘Best Feature’ at the Midlands Movie Awards 2019 even more exceptional. The Film was produced in the Midlands without any funding relying on goodwill and resourcefulness of crew and cast. The film receives increasingly international attention and is in talks for international screenings and distribution.
Jake (Jamie Alderson) is an introvert, illiterate, and unable to hold down a basic job for more than a few days. Unbeknown to those around him, however, he is intelligent and ingenious – strengths he uses to secretly observe his neighbour, Alice (Mia Mills), the woman he loves. But Alice lives with her boyfriend, Guy (Thomas Loone), a small-time criminal and drug pusher. Events escalate when Jake crosses the line from Alice’s voyeur to direct manipulation of Guy’s illicit dealings. Things come to a head when Alice is assaulted and abducted. After an unconvincing appeal to the Police, Jake decides to rescue Alice in his own ingenious, yet ultimately dangerous, way.
Raya Films is an award-winning writer/director and screenwriter/producer partnership headed by James Smith and Caroline Spence. Since 2004, Raya Films’ award-winning documentary films have enjoyed sell-out theatrical screenings and worldwide broadcast distribution. Moving into feature film, their screenplays have received high praise from established companies in London and Hollywood.
Since completing their début feature Do Something, Jake, the team are currently developing a number of follow-up features, including the ‘smart’ horror Surveilled. See the list of nominees at www.midlandsmovies.com