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Jack, The Last Victim

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Phil Peel

Synopsis

In a little Victorian theatre in the East End of London, the infamous story of the five victims of Jack the Ripper is being recreated in a rock musical. The film takes us away from the stage and out into the real murder locations. Entwined with the stage performance is an equally disturbing backstage drama. Jenni (Gillian MacGregor), is a new actress, and she's late for the show. We've seen her in a car with two businessmen, Geoffrey (Roy Hudd) and Andrew; she is seen running away from the car by a concerned policeman. Back at the theatre, Trevor (Tom Wontner) is a young stagehand, shy and a bit of an 'anorak'; he takes life seriously. Jenni, whose innocent looks disguise a brittle, sarcastic manner, is rude to all other actors and dismissive of Trevor's fascination with Jack the Ripper. Jenni is alarmed by a strange-looking lurker. No one else sees him, but Trevor is sympathetic. Back at the theatre, Jenni and Trevor find that they have more in common than they expect, but she continues to be alarmed by the appearances of the lurker, while on-stage we hear the gruesome details about each of the Ripper's victims. Jenni is to play the last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, but has become convinced that she is at risk. She turns to Trevor, the only person who seems to understand. But then Trevor finds out a secret about Jenni that tears them apart!

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
82 mins
Format
DVC Pro
Director
Phil Peel 1st Feature
Producer
Phil Peel, Frog Moody
Editor
Phil Peel, Frog Moody
Screenwriter
Phil Peel
Director of Photography
Judith Peel
Sound
Martin Lowe, Mike Peel
Music
Frog Moody
Principal Cast
Gillian MacGregor, Tom Wontner, John Higgins, Roy Hudd

Production Company

Grindstone Films
85 Janson Road
Shirley
Southampton 5GL
UK

T+44 (0)23 8078 0376

Sales
Company

Agar House (2005)
12 Agar Street
London WC2N 4HN
UK

info@agarhouse.com
http://www.agarhouse.com