Directed with the colorful flair of a Tales from the Crypt-esque morality tale by UK filmmaker Marco De Luca, the new Dekkoo Original Short Film Jackplotshows what happens when money and paranoia conspire to thwart the best laid plans of a bickering couple.
Two handsome twenty-somethings, Kevin (Jack Parr) and Jay (Adam Redmore), drive home from the races after having won the jackpot, excited about their newfound fortune. The newlyweds fantasize about how to spend their big bag of cash, but disagreement turns into bitterness when Jay claims ownership of the win and prize.
As tensions mount and tempers rise, distraction becomes inevitable and the ride home turns into a race towards tragedy from which fate will ensure no one benefits from the windfall.
Watch the trailer for Jackplot below. The film is available now exclusively on Dekkoo.
“How can I possibly love you when we’re all in quarantine?”
In order to give back to queer filmmakers during these unprecedented times, Dekkoo asked directors to create and submit short films dealing with the theme of LOVE & DISTANCE. The Dekkoo staff, along with our subscribers, helped pick the winners. We were thrilled by the variety of submissions sent in and we are proud to announce that our Grand Prize Winner is Two Meters Apart from director Marco De Luca!
Set in our tumultuous present day, Two Meters Apart manages to convey a great deal of information in a very short amount of time. Though it’s less than three minutes long (not counting the end credit sequence), this sexy and stylish work is filled with relatable compassion, heartbreak and longing.
Adam has just met Tom… and he’s deeply in love. But the sudden lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic keeps them apart at a crucial moment in their relationship. Is Adam’s love requited? And why isn’t Tom responding to his texts?
Though most film production has ground to a halt, Marco De Luca has shown how a creative, talented artist can use limitations to his advantage. He also absolutely nailed the challenge we threw at him, thematically. Marco will receive a $2,500 prize – as well as a budget of $5,000 to shoot a new Dekkoo-Original Short Film. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with.