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New Shorts #12: GOD’S LONELY MEN PART 1: UNDER PRESSURE
Tue 8 Jan 18:30 Riverside Studios
It was back in the 1970s when Travis Bickle cruised his lonely cab around New Yorkâ€™s grimy streets, but hereâ€™s another chance to spend an evening with the disenfranchised male species in our popular double-bill.
PART 1: UNDER PRESSURE
In the 21st century, the male is constantly at odds with the traditional roles and can feel like heâ€™s being attacked from all sides to move with the times while remaining a macho role model. This powerful selection of dramas pits men who want to re-live their lives alongside men who want to end it all.
Total: 112 mins
Jessica Townsend 15 mins
Trevor's world is becoming increasingly strange as road signs and messages in newspapers seem to be warning him of bad things about to happen.
Jonny Ruff 3 mins
After an increasing amount of frustrating failures in an attempt to create the universe, God finally achieves the result he was striving for; making way to an idea he hadn't dared to dream of until now.
HINDSIGHT BIAS, THE
Nick Parish 22 mins
The near future reclusive billionaire Morgan Nash spends his days tending to his comatose wife Amy. When medicine fails a scientist offers him the chance to re live his life with his wife by sending him back in time. Nash is returned to his youth, but keeping all memories. However, to complete the process Nash needs to take the seemingly impossible action of killing his old self.
Stuart Elliott 3 mins
David has just discovered that he has a 7-year-old kid called Ollie. But will he turn out to be a long lost son? Or new found nemesis?
Adina Istrate 20 mins
Matthew, a lighthouse keeper living on a remote island, wakes up to find that for reasons that escape him, everyone around has slipped into a comatose sleep.
Mustapha Kseibati 14 mins
Street-smart Dominic's armed robbery of a convenience store goes wrong when he crosses paths with hard-working Jay, a taxi driver with nothing left to lose. Mutual contempt soon turns into a kind of understanding, but not without some pain along the way.
Geoff Bellhouse 13 mins
Jaco has to make space so his family around him can breathe.
Guy Walker 10 mins
Two childhood friends reunite after being driven apart by the scholarship opportunity they thought would change their lives.
Tom Pollock 11 mins
Michael Smiley plays an unnamed protagonist, an avid reader who finds meaning only in books. When he discovers several passages underlined in his library books his general irritation with life builds to rage. Discovering the identity of the defacer he embarks on a twisted mission of revenge. Michael Smiley won the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 (for Kill List). Zero Tolerance is produced and directed by Tom Pollock, photographed by Garry Turnbull, with original music by Funki Porcini. The script is by Chris Fallon who wrote the Oscar nominated short 'Killing Joe'.