Attending this event

Justin Hardy

Justin has spent his career making award winning television history.  His most recent production was RTS nominated BBC WW1 drama, 37 DAYS, starring Ian McDiarmid and Sinead Cusack.  In the past fifteen years, he has made TV films covering every century of our island’s story; from 1066 through to the London Riots of 2011.  He won the first ever Royal Television Society Award for History, with THE GREAT PLAGUE in 2000.  He has won three more RTS, with HANGING, TRAFALGAR, CITY OF VICE.  He was nominated for a BAFTA for BELSEN, and for an EMMY with HISTORY OF DRAGONS.  He also has experience in history games.  His CITY OF VICE online game won a BAFTA, and the 1066 game was BAFTA nominated.

Jack Fishburn

Jack graduated from Harvard University in 2008 and LAMDA in 2010. Upon graduating from LAMDA Jack moved from acting into script development and production.

Jack co-wrote and produced his debut feature Love me till Monday in 2012 which premiered at the 2013 London Film Festival. He was nominated for the ‘Best British Newcomer’ award by the BFI. 

He recently produced his second feature film Captain Webb about the first man to swim the English Channel in 1875. The film stars Warren Brown (Luther) and Steve Oram (Sightseers), the sound track is written by Mercury prize nominees British Sea Power. The film is being distributed worldwide by Miramax. The film opened theatrically in the UK on 14th August 2015 at Curzon cinemas and the ICA. It is currently touring regional cinemas.

The Green Park is his third feature film. 

Films screening at this event

The Green Park

Director
Justin Hardy
Country
UK
Year
2015
Duration
65 min

The Green Park Hotel opened its doors in 1943 and for over forty years was a key hub of Anglo Jewish life. It provided kosher food, British seaside glamour and a place to introduce sons and daughters. This lively and warm-hearted film delves into the Anglo Jewish community, examining how it developed and flourished in the 20th century. With access to many of the leading lights of the community, this is a significant exploration of the role that ‘soft power’ spaces like the Green Park have played in creating a vibrant, integrated and successful life for English Jews.