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A film by Jamie Jones

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Immigration/Emigration / Social issues

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  • Jamie Jones


    Jamie Jones is a director from London who started his career shooting hard-hitting documentaries on everything from amateur boxing to the British drug underworld for networks like the BBC and MTV. As a commercial director he's worked with premium brands like Virgin Media, British Airways, Clarks Shoes, M&S and Jaguar as well as high fashion magazines such as ELLE and Glamour, which routinely hire him to direct editorial films. In a personal capacity he has written and directed an array of award-winning short films, notably winning the Film London competition at BAFTA for his stirring short film The Birdcage.In 2016 Jones embarked on making The Nest, a short film acting as a precursor to his first feature that he made in the same year, titled OBEY. Both The Nest and Obey, re-address the themes Jamie was so interested in when he started his film-making career. Both are human stories, exploring once again why poverty so often pushes people to extremes.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2016: Liverpool International Film Festival Women in Film - Amy Bowden
  • 2017: London Short Film Festival | London Lives
  • 2017: Clermont Ferrand International short film festival | International3rd
  • 2017: TAMPERE Film Festival | Swinging London


The Nest is a Cathy Come Home story for Generation Rent; a warning tale of how quickly social harmony can break down when people are pushed out to the sidelines.

A single-mum family are driven to extreme behaviour when they are evicted from the house they live in illegally and replaced with second-generation immigrants.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 21'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,77:1 (16/9)
  • Country(ies) of production: United Kingdom
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Vicky McClure, Barry Ackroyd, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Pooja Shah, Amy Bowden
  • Screenplay: Jamie Jones
  • Cinematographer: Nicolas Booth
  • Editor: Isabel Freeman
  • Sound: Joe Cochrane
  • Music: Javier Calequi
  • Producer: Shelley Jones
  • Executive Producer: Emily Jones

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Beyond Fiction