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NEW SHORTS: Family Affairs
Sun 10 Jan 20:00 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
You can choose your friends but not your relatives. Family bonds can be a hindrance and a blessing in this selection of short dramas.
Film running order:
CALEB Amanda Mesaikos & Susanne Aichele 15 mins
LAST NIGHT IN EDINBURGH Bita Shafipour 21 mins
THE LOST GIRL Laura Degnan 13 mins
RITUALS Daisy Moore 8 mins
DROPPING OFF MICHAEL Zam Salim 16 mins
FDAD Samia Rida 8 mins
COMING NEXT George Akers 6 mins
THREE WOMEN WAIT FOR DEATH Isabelle Sieb 15 mins
Amanda Mesaikos & Susanne Aichele 15 mins
London, 2044. To contend with the bullies at school, 9-year-old Caleb 3D prints himself. Back home there's confusion, discord and reshuffled schedules. But maybe this is just what his family needed? Caleb is a grounded sci-fi drama that digs into the psychology of the family unit and the moral complexity of advancing technology.
George Akers 6 mins
Set in the very near future... Lottie returns home to find her husband, Ron, unconscious on the floor. She calls 999 and appeals for an ambulance. The couple have grown up with the National Health Service and its unshakeable reputation but haven’t reckoned with recent changes...
DROPPING OFF MICHAEL
Zam Salim 16 mins
Young Michael is taken out for his last day of freedom by his Uncle Duncan. Despite the fun line-up that his uncle has laid on for him, Michael cannot forget where he's finally going that day. As events unfold, he realises what's at stake, and that his Uncle is leading him down a one-way path.
Samia Rida 8 mins
Craig is four years divorced and about to have his first date, only now as a middle aged man with a lot less hair. He sets himself up as a stud to the woman via text, only to spiral into panic hours before they meet. Can his friend, Janet help him prepare for his… First Date After Divorce.
LAST NIGHT IN EDINBURGH
Bita Shafipour 21 mins
When two teen sisters discover that their family holiday abroad is really a plan by their parents to deliver them both into forced marriages, the girls flee home to find their own ways of remaining in Edinburgh, testing the limits of their bond and the resolve of the adults who control their futures.
Daisy Moore 8 mins
Since 1994 Daisy's family have shared the ritual of travelling to their sleepy caravan in Wales. Whilst her sister looks to the sky, the stars and the galaxy, she can’t help but look into the mirror that is the blue lake. But what will happen if the lake lures her past her own reflection.
THE LOST GIRL
Laura Degnan 13 mins
To save her baby sister from the dark fantasy world she has created, Chloe must confront the child in herself and learn to grow up. Shot on location in Danby, North Yorkshire.
THREE WOMEN WAIT FOR DEATH
Isabelle Sieb 15 mins
Miranda and her daughters, Hester and Rose, are crammed in a rotting little caravan to be near their Gramps in his final days. They love him but his care bills are mounting and when they discover that he’s hidden his savings.. they could bloody kill him.