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NEW SHORTS: Sketch Night [+ live comedy] (in association with Short Sighted Cinema)
Fri 16 Jan 19:30 Hackney Picturehouse, Hackney Attic
> Tickets: £10
Quick fire comedy with laughs galore in the hilarious selection of short shorts. Tonight’s 15 sketch films include Jeff Leach in GERRY’S GARDEN, Tim Key in TWO FILMS ABOUT LONELINESS, and Kid Acne in ZEBRA FACE.
In collaboration with Short Sighted Cinema, we present the films alongside uproarious live comedy, an assemblage of stand-up, skit and sketch acts freshly plucked from London’s comedy scene:
Joey Page has spent the last few years bouncing around the comedy circuit, supporting the likes of Josie Long and Noel Fielding and appearing on shows such as BBC 3’s comedy marathon, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Noel Fielding’s Luxury comedy.
September 2014: Comedian, John Henry Falle (the hairiest one off critically acclaimed sketch idiots, The Beta Males) went missing in the woods. What came back was The Story Beast. So light the fires and slaughter your livestock as this “bearded force of nature” (Guardian) opens his rattle-bag of demented tales, terrifying ritual and unrelenting Anglo-Saxon lolz to show you the secret entrails of the universe.
Lazy Susan make fun, character driven sketch-comedy with smatterings of the dark and surreal but always plenty of heart. Or at least, that’s the plan. Nominated for Best Newcomers at the 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Trevor Hardy 3 mins
A short insight into how one person’s actions can affect the rest of the 'Condo' residents. This hilarious short stop-motion animation is the latest creation from award winning animator, Trevor Hardy. Condo features a whole range of characters from an angry old lady to a snoring cat.
Ruth Sewell 3 mins
At a consultation with her gynecologist, a patient is pleasantly surprised to find that her doctor by day is a country and western singer by night, the lead singer of 'Chuck Buckster and the Spangly Wranglers.' Little does the doctor know, he’s about to get considerably more than he bargained for when he let this enigmatic woman into his surgery…
Jobie Nam 4 mins
Gerry wakes up alone in his kitchen. How he got there or why he is on the floor is a mystery. Discovering that he is locked inside, he notices a bizarre trespasser in his garden practicing interpretive dance. After exhausting all his efforts to get rid of him, Gerry can only be sure of one thing: the trespasser is not leaving without a fight…
Matt Houghton 2 mins
A short film about a man and his new obsession. Joe’s Dad never threw anything away. Old Yellow Pages’, packets of sugar from every service station he ever visited, Apollo 13 on VHS. He’s inherited a garage full of junk but one thing in particular has drawn his attention. It’s like nothing he’s seen before.
Alex Horsfall 8 mins
When unassuming Simon goes for an interview for a job, his life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. JOB. is a dark comedy exploring the horrors of 9-5 office-based employment, written during an apex of despair in a hideous line of work in which self-mutilation seemed like a rather engaging way to liven up they day's non-events.
Trevor Hardy 3 mins
A man decides to take his lunch break at the local zoo reptile house. This lunch break turns out to be a little different from his normal ones. This short stopmotion animation is from multi award winning animator, Trevor Hardy.
METAPHORS FOR OUR LOVE
Scott Coello 2 mins
I am sex on legs; you are the car accident that leaves me wheelchair bound.” Metaphors For Our Love is a misanthropic love poem about the worst woman who ever lived, as told by her aggrieved ex. Stacking metaphor on hilarious metaphor, it charts the disastrous relationship with a charming animation style that belies its dark content.
Mat Laroche 3 mins
Letty and Lucy are planning a coffee date, charting their every move via mobile phone. When they finally get together, they insist on taking calls, even swapping phones, and are rude to the waiter. Their date is cut short when Letty remembers she’s meant to be on a conference call, leaving Lucy alone with her thoughts (and the bill).
Kristof Babaski 6 mins
Myszochujek', a playfully racy animated film about censorship & control, was made in 1957 by little known Polish director, Kristof Babaski. Formally lost in the archives, The Polish Film Club have restored, remastered & released it in 2014 in HD.
Palle Nodeland 5 mins
What happens when you loose a sock at the launderette? SOCK is a tense comedic thrill ride about one mans separation form his favorite sock, and the experts sent in to blow the case wide open. Starring Rob Langston, Akie Kotabe, Julie Marie-Taylor, Adam Seigel and Jenna Harrison. SOCK shows the eternal search for truth, justice, and missing foot ware.
Andy Lambert 2 mins
A man scours an empty beach with a metal detector. Finding something of value becomes more of a struggle than he expects. Made as part of a series called “MUTE”, very short films with three rules: no dialogue, no camera movement and using only a single shot. Filmed in the Isle of Grain, Kent, England.
TWO FILMS ABOUT LONELINESS
William Bishop-Stephens & Christopher Eales 5 mins
A split-screen separates the worlds of Jonathan Smallman, who is recording his online dating-profile, while next door, Phillip Button, the internet chef, is noisily recording his new cooking video. Both characters have turned to technology in their search for companionship and acceptance and it’s not entirely working. Until something unexpected happens...
YES IT'S A SIGN
Sally Nettleton 3 mins
When a woman lays out the Tarot cards to help her solve a problem little does she know the consequences of asking for a sign. A playful game brings unwanted and terrifying disturbances into her home. When drawing on the will of spirits, be careful what you wish for.
ZEBRA FACE - STRIPES V STRIPES
Paul Reardon & Kid Acne 3 mins
Meet Zebra Face, our cock-sure stripy-horse hero. With his mouth-organ wielding, insulin-dependent sidekick Durable Diabetic by his side he is ready to go out baddie bustin’. Stinging from the heavens comes Metal B-Boy, his super venom sting leaves our hero’s magnetized. Maybe Strawberry Caterpillar has a trick up one of her many sleeves to save the day?
Michelle Fox 2 mins
A short dark comedy about a baby with a monstrous appetite. Bringing up a bouncing baby boy has meant a lot of sacrifices for Rachel and Toby, but despite the everyday demands of Zominic's ever-increasing appetite, Rachel wouldn't have it any other way.