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New Shorts #1: FUNNY SHIT
Fri 4 Jan 21:00 ICA, Screen 1
This popular kick off to LSFF returns to put a smile on your face for the New Year. Thank fuck it’s Friday, so drown the January blues with a few belly laughs, both dark and more light hearted. Watch out for the Will Self adaptation THE NORTH LONDON BOOK OF THE DEAD, and Russell Tovey and Jarred Christmas in IS THIS A JOKE?
Total: 115 mins
28 YEARS LATER
Duncan Roe 3 mins
28 years after the zombie apocalypse marriage is still as hard as it’s ever been...
Stuart Laws 8 mins
John and Jane from 'youth club' arrive to deliver both difficult and exciting news to Angela's parents.
Jess Scott-Hunter 3 mins
Tim thinks he might just have found the girl of his dreams...again!
DEATH COMES TO US ALL
Iain Cash 8 mins
Death comes for one man, a bit too soon!
END HAS NO END, THE
Anthony James 8 mins
Made back-to-back with A VERY IMPORTANT CALL as part of FIVE BY ONE (www.5x1.co.uk), a new movement in filmmaking that challenges filmmakers to shoot ONE film in ONE day with ONE actor in ONE location, all for less than ONE HUNDRED POUNDS. A man is running late for his nephew's christening. His girlfriend calls to check that he's on his way and that he's got everything, and he's got one foot out the door when he realises he's forgotten to wrap the gift. What starts as a race against time soon develops into a battle of wills between the man, the roll of tape that seemingly has no end, and the gift itself: a cuddly toy gorilla.
Piers Mearns 2 mins
GAY IN THE ATTIC, THE
Simon Connolly 4 mins
A young man is desperate to bring his new girlfriend home for the night, despite a dark secret that lurks at the top of the stairs.
HER NEXT DOOR
Sasha Ransome 9 mins
When Alice pops round to her neighbours to escape a gas leak in her own house, little does she know that she's putting her own life in danger.
Samuel Bailey 7 mins
Two sportsmen, tied together through profession, deal with the imminent break up of their team. A tense moment when you're the front and back half of a Grand National winning horse. Gary, the older of the two, believes his racing days are coming to an end, and fearful of his deteriorating health makes a snap decision to retire before he's 'retired'. Paul, the front half and by nature the more outspoken isn't ready to give up the lifestyle. It's only when they witness something terrible that they're forced to decide.
I AM TOM MOODY
Ainslie Henderson 6 mins
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.
IS THIS A JOKE?
Tom Edmunds 19 mins
Russell Tovey (Being Human), Olivia Hallinan (Lark Rise to Candleford) and Mark Heap (Spaced) star in Tom Edmunds' tragic comedy 'Is This a Joke?' Tim's life is a joke. Literally. When he is dumped by his girlfriend, Tim suddenly realizes that he is living in a world populated entirely by characters from classic jokes. Now he must find a way to win back his girlfriend and escape this tragic cycle of comedy.
Adam Jenkins 6 mins
A mock-documentary following minicab driver Sammy Macfarlane as he attempts to overcome his memory problems, pass 'The Knowledge', and become a London black cab driver.
Oscar Nobi 6 mins
A man unwittingly yells the blunt truth from a rooftop while everyone around him would much prefer a flattering lie or two.
NORTH LONDON BOOK OF THE DEAD, THE
Jake Lushington 15 mins
North London Book of The Dead is a comic story of loss and acceptance, coupled with a surreal vision of the afterlife, based on a Will Self short story. Grown man, W (Ed Gaughan), struggles to come to terms with the death of his domineering mother (Gwen Taylor), only to discover that she's spending her dead existence very happily in a suburb of London.
Thomas Guerrier 2 mins
'Remember, remember... who are you again?'
Ben Mallaby 2 mins
Pvt. Craine discovers the body of his Sergeant after a bomb blast, the events that follow take a dark turn
Graham Lester George 5 mins
When a postman, who smokes on his round, accidentally posts his cigarette into someone's hall, he becomes increasingly desperate in his attempts to prevent a fire.
TWO BIRDS, ONE PINT
Marina O'Shea 2 mins
O'Shea & Ogilvie comedy duo try their hand at flirting, with hilarious results