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New Shorts #6: LO-BUDGET MAYHEM
Sat 5 Jan 20:30 ICA, Screen 1
Expect a raucous show with our regular and popular showcase of low budget filmmaking; a selection of out-there gems from bad taste depravity to bizarre animation. These films go to show that in times of austerity, inventive work can be made on zero. Watch out from new work by Chris Shepherd and DOG JUDO.
Includes the Lomo Award for Best Lo-Budget film.
Total: 115 mins
Quentin Darras 1 mins
CHEESE BY MOUTH
Adam McNicol, Tom Rourke 3 mins
Alistair Green and Diane Morgan play Ray and Val in a surreal comedy homage to Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth.
CHILDREN OF THE SOIL
Neil Hepburn 2 mins
1968. Dr John Viscum (scientist and threat to status quo) documents his cutting edge research in his basement laboratory. His experiments with a polygraph seem to prove the existence of extra-sensory perception in plants. Could Viscum’s findings hold momentous consequences for humankind? Or is he just some pot-smoking, tree-hugging, granola-munching hippy?
Ami Ferreira 15 mins
In the world of the nerdy Sci-fi convention, reclusive Star Wars fanatic Ryan must choose between hanging out with a beautiful Queen Amidala cosplayer named Tegan, or indulge his inner geek and meet Anthony Daniels, C-3PO in the Star Wars series.
Adam McNicol, Tom Rourke 5 mins
Alistair Green and Lizzie Daykin play a couple on a date that starts badly and just goes down hill from there
DEATH OF A PROJECTIONIST
Russell Would 5 mins
An epitaph for a way of life, delivered by one of the last members of a dying breed.
DOG JUDO MEAT SPRINKLES
12Foot6 Animation 1 mins
'What are you gonna catch for me?' Roy wants to hunt his own food - Rexley just wants to act like an animal.
DOG JUDO MICE
12Foot6 Animation 1 mins
'You're... Chairman Mouse.' Rexley and Roy argue about who looks most like a mouse.
Chris Shepherd 2 mins
Chris Shepherd remembers a childhood visit to the dentist. It's a painful memory
FAZIA - FULL FASHION WEEK LIVE
Cecilia Fage 5 mins
LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK, ANISTON. A behind the scenes look at a magazine of gargantuan fashion proportions - FAZIA Magazine.
Bryony Harrison 4 mins
Originally created as a 30 second show reel experiment, Florette grew into a 4 minute film, the shooting of which became, as a friend put it, 'more of a life-style choice than a film'. Florette has its genesis in that magical childhood world where the inanimate becomes animate; where the ordinary things that surround us can come to life.
GARDEN OF EDEN, THE
William Garratt 2 mins
A modern interpretation of the creation myth.
GREEN CARNATION, THE
Angel Rose 4 mins
Angel Rose’s disembodied head predicts the inevitable doom of decadence to the tune of Diana Ross “Aint No Mountain High Enough”. She is both disco diva and Disney villain in this surrealist pop video.
My Pockets 1 mins
A pencil sharpener tries to seduce a shy pencil but will he shape up 2B like her much harder boyfriends?
Shafiur Rahman 3 mins
We see a graffiti artist vandalising public property. We hear a meditation about life in Silvio Berlusconi's Italy. We see the work of the vandal revealed.
LA QUANTITE DE VIE
Phoebe Fleming, Rupert Rose Antoine 5 mins
A woman recalls her sexual experiences that have brought her to this point in being. From disappointing sexual encounters in later life to her early childhood and the neglect she suspected her mother of. We are brought into her world of reminiscence and realisation.
LADY WITH THE LAMP, THE
Duncan Cowles 4 mins
There are downsides to living at home when you're twenty-one... My Mother's concern about the quality of my bedside lamp is one of them.
Paul Greer 3 mins
A super-charged Ford Mustang is under hot pursuit by the law and throws them off its tail one by one, but it may have met its match when it comes up against a mysterious black police Chevy Corvette... This stop motion action film using toy cars took 6 months to shoot and was filmed using bespoke rigging systems and an iPhone.
ONLY ONE PERSON WILL LIKE THIS FILM
Mark Bowsher 9 mins
A filmmaker takes revenge on a festival that has rejected her year after year. But her revenge will not be bitter, cruel or violent. Instead she will use emotional manipulation to prove a point.
PICKING UP POOP
Jennifer Sheridan 3 mins
Picking Up Poop is a satirical music video about picking up after man's best friend.
Paul Rey-Burns, Ben Davies, Will Watson & Dan Jarvis 2 mins
A visit to the loo is something we all face regularly, without a second thought, it's part of our normal day. It is the unseen, private moment we all spend within our own little box. Not everyone will get to enjoy such moments that we all take for granted, but here is a small glimpse of some of the lucky ones.. Pushing4Change is 10Film's entry into the Golden Poo Awards, a short film made to raise awareness of bad sanitation in the world. It has been judged runner-up in the 2013 Golden Poo Awards!
Kate Lloyd 15 mins
The story of a shy and reserved female, whose only contact with people is through computers. After being made to take a weeks holiday from work, her inhibited nature is ruptured when she meets a man on a chat room. These new physical sensations and connections with others transform Rep in surreal ways.
Sophia Gibber 8 mins
SLEEP is a short film which observes the everyday, humdrum routine of a young girl coupled with a scientific, dry and factual narration relating aspects of sleep. Sleep affects every moment of our daily and nightly life; and yet, half the time we are not aware of this.
Kevin Maynard 5 mins
Edna wants a blackberry for 'chatter'. Her friend Margaret chooses to communicate using the infinite power of the cosmos. But, is it safe to use the universe to send invites to your Coq-au-Vin night, and what happens when a dark force intercepts and RSVPs? A short comedy about the perils of meddling in things you don't understand.
Lukas Hawes 2 mins
6 sketches all linked by the words they are based on that set out to conflict that word with expressive and distorted imagery coupled with an intense manipulated soundtrack.
Lee Matthews 2 mins
Toy robot 'Troy' leaves the factory where he was created and embarks on a mini adventure to find his new home.
YOU LET ME DOWN AGAIN
Ellie Ragdale, Andrew Anderson 3 mins
'You Let Me Down Again' is a zero budget music video for the band Proto Idiot. Made using recycled materials it tells the story of a small cat named Cyril, whose fickle feline girlfriend rejects his offers of love. Heartbroken, Cyril turns to drink to solve his problems...with disastrous results.