Sudbury independent short film seeks funding and cast

May 10, 2016

Local short filmmaker Stephen Corston (“Bear Cop”, “The Spirit in 39B”) is currently seeking funds for his next short film project “Spring Heeled Jack,” shooting this Summer.

“Spring Heeled Jack is a coming-of-age/monster film telling the story of Rowan Swan, a 17 year-old girl who, with the help of her best friend Dani O’Neil, tries to find her baby brother who has been kidnapped by the monster from Victorian legend, Spring Heeled Jack.

Corston and the production team behind the short are currently asking for donations via an campaign to cover extra production costs with donor rewards including exclusive t-shirts, posters, and a behind-the-scenes look at the production. For more information on the Crowdfunding campaign, please visit

In addition to the campaign, the production is seeking local actors for the parts in the short film. Accepting video auditions from male and female actors, age 18-24 preforming two prepared monologues by May 15th. For more information on the casting call or to get involved in the production, please e-mail

Stephen Corston came-of-age in Sudbury, Ontario and studied Film Production at Toronto Film School. During school he wrote and directed his first short “King of the World.” After graduating he wrote and directed the shorts “Bear Cop” and “The Spirit in 39B” both screened at the Toronto Independent Film Festival. “Spring Heeled Jack” will be his fourth short film. Corston’s work can be viewed publicly on his Vimeo page,

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