2011 • Fantasy/Drama • 11 minutes

Banished by the king, the Jester finds himself homeless and without a sense of purpose. In his defeat, he discovers hope in hopelessness through an unlikely connection with two lost children in the forest.

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Director:
Scott Edge

Producer:
Scott Edge, Ed Lowry

Writer:
Ed Lowry

Cast:
Ed Lowry, Margaret Lowry, Campbell Lowry

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Of Sires & Children...

The story of “The Jester” is really about the helpless and the helpers.  Life at times can feel desperate.  A resulting sense of rejection and loss can often rise up and drown a soul in sorrow and self-pitty.  What can overcome that inward struggle?  

What if that term “the helpless” refers to someone who can help, but doesn’t. A helpless person.  What if self-worth and confidence come about from helping others in need… what if helping others rises above all other needs?

THE PRODUCTION

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In the medieval era...

Filmed on location in Little Rock, AR, “The Jester” became the second period-piece short film starring Ed Lowry.  Shot in 2 days, SkyGate Studios once again transports audiences to a world beyond the one they know with relatable context.

Woods, lakes, creeks, ravines and a giant castle (that isn’t really there) served as backdrop to this sweeping story written by long-time collaborator Ed Lowry.

Locations

To depict, in-lens, a convencing medieval world required a certain natural aesthetic in our locations.  These were found at Wildwood Park and a scenic valley near the Arkansas River.

Visual Effects

“The Jester” required seemlessly photoreal VFX.  From lighting effects to a giant castle in the distance; from birds and flies to gangrene skin… it all had to be observable but not distracting.

Sound Design

All sound in “The Jester” was completely recreated in post-production.  Folly design, ADR techniques and a library of nature sounds were added to depict the medieval world both inframe and beyond it.

BEHIND THE SCENES

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CREDITS

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Cast:

The Jester:
Ed Lowry

Voice of “The King”:
Townsend Coleman

Little Girl:
Margaret Lowry

Little Boy:
Campbell Lowry

Father:
Sam Williams

Mother:
Lori Barton

Crew:

Directed by:
Scott Edge

Written by:
Ed Lowry

Produced by:
Scott Edge and Ed Lowry

Director of Photography:
Gabe Mayhan

Associate Producer:
Katie Parker

Art Department:

Costume Designer:
Andrea Lowry

Make-Up/Hair:
Brooke Duszota

1st Assistant Director:
Katie Parker

Prop Master:
Tom Tull

Sound Department:

Sound Mixer:
Doug Osborn

Boom Operator:
Caroline Osborn

Camera + G&E:

CAMERA DEPARTMENT

Camera Operator:
Nathan Bollinger

1st Assistant Camera:
Katie Bollinger

Jib Operator:
Thomas Rogers

ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT

Gaffer:
Brent Bailey

Best Boy:
J.C. Cocker

Grips:
Jonathan Childs
Trey Lange
Moe Langford

Production Assistants:
Jackson Lowry
Chris Poindexter
Miranda Sink
Stephanie Stephens

Craft Services:
Mona Ford

Post-Production:

Visual Effects:
H. Keith Hamilton

Film Editor and Sound Designer:
Scott Edge

Original Score:
John Campbell

“Of Sires and Children” Written and Performed by:
Jason Truby

Special Thanks:

Diane DeFranco-Kling
Debi Manire
Deana McCormack
Terry Williams
Paul Zander
Sterling College Theatre Department
Fellowship Bible Church
Wildwood Park for the Arts, Little Rock, AR

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