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NEW SHORTS #18 GOD'S LONELY MEN 1: UNDER ATTACK
Tue 14 Jan 18:45 Riverside Studios
In the 21st century, the male species is constantly being attacked from all sides, told to move with our times yet remain a macho role model. This powerful selection of dramas ranges from life in a tough borstal in Colours, to a dinner party gone wrong in Stew & Punch, from a punch-up at the pub in Int’Vic, to a bizarre interrogation room situation in Mr Pencil’s Creative Persuasion. You’ll come out as bruised and battered as our protagonists!
Colin Ross Smith 3 mins
Was Lee Harvey Oswald really the second gunman on the grassy knoll? Who really shot JFK? Why was he killed? Maybe the real question is: Was he really killed at all? Blink if you understand me.
Graham Fitzpatrick 15 mins
For a gay teenager, jail is hell, and attempting to gain acceptance is a risky business. Colours is a unique film which features a cast of first time performing inmates in the UK’s biggest youth prison.
Brady Hood 19 mins
When his dad is imprisoned, Jay is determined not to follow in his footsteps. Deciding to leave his small town means old friendships are tested to the limit, and during a boozy afternoon in his beloved local pub, the Vic, Jay and his friends must make a life-changing decision when they come face to face with his father’s past.
Lewis Metcalfe 11 mins
Exploring the darker side of human nature where people are pushed to do the unthinkable, Irreversible portrays how far people will go when guilt takes over. A suburban road is rocked when the boy who spends every day sat on the drive staring into space, vanishes. As the parents hope for the safe return of their child, the neighboring stoner brothers must account for their actions on the day he went missing. The mystery can be covered up only so far and there will be consequences.
MR PENCIL'S CREATIVE PERSUASION
Martin Doyle 20 mins
Jennifer Howley is raped and murdered in a brutal gang initiation attack. Gang leader Gary, is held at a police station as a suspect. His hours of questioning is almost over. With no evidence Gary knows he's about to be released. Desperate to convict Gary, investigators call in another specialist. A mischievously intelligent man whom takes the utmost pleasure in his work.
Philip Kelly 14 mins
Eoin works the night shift in a quiet petrol station. His main source of distraction night after night is regular customer Ger who believes he has a system for picking winning scratch cards. Things take an unexpected turn with the arrival of a masked armed robber.
STEW & PUNCH
Simon Ellis 16 mins
A housewarming party with beef stew and much punch spirals out of control when the host couple take part in some light-hearted arm wrestling.