A Running Jump

Footpath ClosedDirected by Mike Leigh as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the 2012 London Olympics

Award-winning British film-maker Mike Leigh has created a film reflecting on sport in everyday life - not to mention taxis and dodgy second-hand cars.

Dad sells dodgy second-hand cars, Mum runs a ladies' fitness centre, their attractive twin daughters are swimming pool lifeguards, and taxi-driver Grandad is obsessed with football. Filmed in east London in bright, bold colours, Mike Leigh's up-beat comic extravaganza sets this outrageous family against a world of endless sporting activity of every kind.

A Running JumpStarring Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Sam Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Danielle Bird and Nichole Bird.

Producer - Georgina Lowe
Cinematography - Dick Pope
Film Editor - Jon Gregory
Production design - Suzie Davies

A Running JumpMusic - Gary Yershon
Conductor - Terry Davies
Trumpets - John Barclay, Simon Gardner
Piano - Dave Arch
Bass Guitar - Steve Pearce
Congas - Frank Ricotti
Recorded by Nick Taylor at Air-Edel, November 8th & 9th, 2010

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