The Jump, 2015

The Jump, 2015 Film

The Jump, connects the widely recognised fantasy of Hollywood action and superhero films, with the domestic setting of his British Indian family home in the UK. Featuring 17 of his family members, The Jump is shot in Patel’s Grandmother’s home, the house that he and all of his immigrant relatives have lived in at various points since 1967, and where his late Grandmother lived until she passed in 2017.

Employing the characteristic humour in all Patel’s work, this new film installation creates an immersive cinematic experience that is both playful and sinister. Featuring Patel’s homemade movie replica Spider-Man costume, The Jump presents two different view points, of the artist leaping, suited up, in slow motion that is so slow it sometimes feels like a moving photograph. Shot with the production value of a Hollywood action movie, it also features an original orchestral soundtrack by composer Amy May, that Patel employs to push the work into epic realms.

The Jump, 2015

Artwork Details

  • Medium

    2 Channel HD Video Installation, with stereo/4-channel sound

  • Duration

    6 Minutes 32 Seconds

  • Year


Film Credits

  • Commissioned by

    Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA

  • Featuring

    Hetain Patel's family

  • Director

    Hetain Patel

  • Director of Photograpy

    Sam St John

  • Composer

    Amy May

  • Editor

    Oliver Parker

  • Colourist

    Will Read

  • Music Production

    Lloyd Williams

  • Camera Equipment

    Quench Studios

  • Gaffer and Lights

    Drop City

  • Electrician

    Daniel Tunstall

  • Stills Photography

    Pedro Labanca

  • Location

    Filmed on location at Patel family home, Bolton, UK

  • The Jump

    is dedicated to Baa, Lakshmiben Patel (1928 – 2017)