A Running Jump

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A Running Jump
Directed byMike Leigh
Produced byGeorgina Lowe
Ruth Mackenzie
Written byMike Leigh
StarringEddie Marsan
Samantha Spiro
Sam Kelly
Music byGary Yershon
CinematographyDick Pope
Edited byJon Gregory
Release date
Running time
35 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Running Jump is a 2012 short film written and directed by Mike Leigh.[1][2] It was commissioned for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad[3] and shown on both Channel 4 on Monday 23rd July[4] and BBC Two on Thursday 26th July, 2012.[5] Leigh describes it as "a film reflecting on sport in everyday life – not to mention taxis and dodgy second-hand cars."[6][7][8]



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  5. ^ "A Running Jump". BBC. Retrieved 6 Jan 2021.
  6. ^ "LONDON 2012: Jay-Z, Rihanna to Perform at Olympic Arts Festival".
  7. ^ "Digital Tableaux: Cinematographer Dick Pope on Mr. Turner".
  8. ^ "Cannes Check 2014: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner'".