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NEW SHORTS: Futureworlds
Thu 15 Jan 21:00 Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3
Science fiction scenarios come to the fore in this selection of futuristic short films; see London’s empty streets in THE NORTH SIDE and steampunked in CAPTCHA, and a futuristic India in CHUPAN CHUPAI, or witness apocalyptic wastelands in EXILE, M.O.T.H. and THE LINE.
Edward Tracy 15 mins
The British Film Institute and Film4 present this film noir thriller with a touch of romance, set in a 'steam punked' 1940s London. A spy chooses to betray her mission and save her lover, but once he knows the truth about their deception, can he ever forgive her, let alone love her?
Factory Fifteen 8 mins
In a near future heavily influenced by the imminent boom of the Indian subcontinent, an emerging technology and economic superpower a new digital city has developed. The film follows a group of young children as they play a game of hide and seek (Chupan Chupai) in the bustling streets of this smart city. Through their play the children discover how to hack the city, opening up a cavernous network of hidden and forgotten spaces, behind the scenes of everyday streets.
NG Bristow 6 mins
A hyper-kinetic absurdist action-thriller. An innocent man being tortured for information he cannot provide escapes into an ever-shifting nightmare he cannot fathom. The further he ventures into the nightmare the stranger things become...
Zac Moss 5 mins
It’s the end of the world, and everything must go. John is trapped in a city that is bleeding to death. In the struggle for shelter he takes a chance on a derelict industrial estate. A hunted man, out of supplies and far from help, John must act now to avoid certain death in the perilous night.
Justin Villiers 8 mins
Three eco-activists break into a warehouse with a plan to find and destroy an Unmanned Ground Sentinel that is being stored there overnight. This device, they've been told, is new piece of police equipment designed to track radical protesters. What they discover, however, is a life-like female android, trapped in a cage, pleading to be set free ...
The Horton Brothers 15 mins
After a viral pandemic takes its grip on the planet turning humans into flesh-craving mutants, TV adventurer Hunter Smith (Warren Brown) fights back by presenting Get Some, a reality show in which he he tracks and kills the infected for the entertainment of the surviving population.
M.O.T.H. (MAN OF THE HOUSE)
O-T Fagbenle 10 mins
MOTH is a fast paced suspense thriller. We follow a 9 year old boy in a post apocalyptic world trying to look after his sick mother. Can he stay alive? Remain a child? Can he save his mother? On a deeper level the film is inspired by the lives of children who grow up with mentally ill or addict parents.
Dominik Binegger 4 mins
PLANES is a music video/ sci-fi short that takes place in the not too distant future. Journeys into deep space aren't achieved by elaborate rockets any more, but by a cocktail of exotic infusions that end your physical presence on earth and enable you to transcend to other dimensions.
Faye Gilbert 20 mins
The Line is a short drama about a teenage girl who is running for her life with a young boy in tow. The girl navigates their way through an urban world of danger in order to cross a boundary (‘The Line’) and deliver the boy into another territory, but are they running away from danger or towards it?
THE NORTH SIDE
Andrew Ryland 8 mins
The only occupant of a deserted city spends his days sat by the river, haunted by dreams of noisy bustling streets full of people. When a suspicious sharp-suited man who knows everything about him arrives, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins.