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NEW SHORTS #4 SHORT LONGES
Sat 11 Jan 15:00 Hackney Attic
In association with Short-Sighted Cinema.
A chance to spend a relaxed afternoon with a series of longer form drama shorts. Join us in the Hackney Picturehouse Attic for a full session of varied cinematic treats, including new work from comedian Josie Long and the hit sci-fi epic Hereafter starring Lydia Wilson (Misfits) which premiered as a YouTube web series on The Multiverse channel.
Where possible, each film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by Short Sighted Cinema. Total duration: 4 hours
PLUS! From 8pm: WITH BARE FISTS DJs + VISUALS
Soundtrack heavy club night lead by none other than Stanley Schtinter, the man behind too many projects to list, but more recently behind Ian Sinclair’s 70×70. Expect music from forgotten films and all the cinematic classics with stunning visuals as a backdrop to your post-short-film gorge.
Johnny Kenton 37 mins
Hereafter is a supernatural thriller starring Lydia Wilson (Never Let me Go / About Time) Anthony Head (Buffy / Merlin) and Rob Ostlere (Game Of Thrones) directed by award winning young film-maker Johnny Kenton. Its story follows 'Katcher' through a world where the internet in peoples heads is being possessed by a figure called 'The Ghost'. We follow her as she trains to join the genetically modified secret police force, called 'The Guardians' and pass their brutal initiations. The stakes become raised for 'Katcher' as the The Ghost gets closer and she becomes more entangled in the deadly games of the state.
Louis Paxton 23 mins
JIMMY hates musicals. When EUGENIUS – the cosmically charged, all-singing, all-dancing musical Godfather – tap dances into Jimmy’s tedium, Jimmy is swept off to a magical theatre realm and told he is destined to become the Greatest Musical Star of all time! But Jimmy’s aversion to the melodic art runs far deeper than mere dislike…
ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE
Douglas King 23 mins
Darren is Josie's best friend; Josie is Darren's flatmate. Approaching 30, they wander the streets in knitwear, wondering why all of their friends are staying in to paint their houses at the weekends. Josie has moved from London to Glasgow in search of Romance & Adventure.
SOME THINGS MEAN SOMETHING
Dee Meaden 33 mins
A man with learning difficulties believes a poem in a greeting card means something
Brian O'Toole 23 mins
On Sunday morning a nine year old girl is getting up to all sorts around her palatial home. After a scary experience in the swimming pool, Kiva has an encounter with a visiting window cleaner. But can he be trusted? And where are her parents?
Cathy Brady 32 mins
Sarah(30) is forced to live back home with her mother. Over the summer she strikes up a friendship with two teenage boys but new extremes threaten to bring reality crashing back.