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NEW SHORTS: Boyhood
Sun 11 Jan 18:00 Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3
Boys will be boys will be boys! Male puberty is all testosterone mayhem and finding your sometimes violent way in life. Watch out for Kayvan Novak (FOUR LIONS / FONEJACKER) in MOHAMMED, up & coming actors Joe Cole and Elliot Tittensor in SLAP, INBETWEENERS MOVIE Theo Barklem Biggs in UNDERDOG and the writing debut of Rafe Spall in YEAR 7.
Mustapha Kseibati 20 mins
12-year-old Adam finds his 31-year old, superhero obsessed brother with learning difficulties a nightmare – until he sees a chance to use him to gain friends.
Martin Smith 14 mins
When a young showman visits a new town he struggles to fit in. Seagulls follows Ryan as he attempts to bond with a group of local boys. The film explores the subtle differences in the lives of these teenage boys and how cultural bonds that are deeply ingrained are never far from the surface.
Nick Rowland 25 mins
"Connor is a typical teenage boy: a popular junior boxing champ, raised by a single dad on a council estate. He has a girlfriend called Lola and Lola has a gay friend called Archie – who’s alright, Connor supposes – but the moment Connor’s secret love for high heels and makeup is revealed to the world, he is suddenly faced with the risk of losing everything."
Matt Livingston 5 mins
A young boy loads up his cart with white paper bags filled with sweets and treats and delivers them door to door in a perfect neighbourhood where children play in the streets. As we follow the boy on his round we discover that he is not just selling sugar, but something far more sinister.
Orlando Cubitt 7 mins
"Ride it Like you Stole It" Meet Joe: 18 years old, bike thief, West Ham supporter and would-be charmer. He owes money around town and must pay it back. He tries to make good by selling some stolen bikes. But his past catches up with him. Joe must pay for his misdemeanours. Tooth for painful tooth.
Alex Norris 10 mins
Following a violent mugging, a bullied teenager tries to become what he fears the most, but when he comes up against the true face of hate has he really got what it takes to fight back? Underdog stars Finbar Fitzgerald (Ill Manors), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Borrowed Time) and Clint Dyer (The King of Notting Hill).
Rob Leggatt 12 mins
Year 7 takes place in South East London in the summer of 1995. Our heroes are Carl and Shaquille, both 13. Carl is chubby, introverted and scholarly; Shaquille is tall, athletic and older than his years. The boys have been best mates since nursery and they share a love of sweets, music and girls. As they approach the end of their first year of secondary school they find themselves making the change from children to teenagers. Our film shows how this change affects our protagonists, and, ultimately, how the change is too profound for their friendship to survive.