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NEW SHORTS: Lo-Budget Mayhem
Tue 12 Jan 19:00 Hackney Attic
Expect a raucous show with our regular and popular showcase of low budget filmmaking. Tonight’s epic show is split into three sections, with 33 short gems taking in bad taste comedy, bizarre animation, and lo-budget takes on Star Wars and Stanley Kubrick. In times of austerity, inventive work can be made on zero budget.
Film running order:
IF I WERE TO START THE WORLD AGAIN, I WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES Georgia Akbar 5 mins
EMIGRANT Grant Taylor 4 mins
ORGAN DONOR Two Dear Leaders 4 mins
BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES Price James 3 mins
KEITH Luke Kondor 6 mins
CONFIDENTIAL George Cann 3 mins
AMY Oliver Kember 2 mins
THE PUPPETEER Leonie Hebeis 2 mins
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE Phineas Harper & Joel Blackledge 2 mins
MADE OUT OF MEAT Safiyya Lea 4 mins
SPRITE Claire Fleming 2 mins
A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB Rebecca Manley 3 mins
EXPAT ON A BALCONY Sophie Woolley 4 mins
FINAL SPIN Ben Roper, Leo Cinicolo & Chris Cooper 8 mins
BLACK INK Dan Edelstyn 8 mins
TERRY’S LAST INTERN Hannah Ford 3 mins
THE BEGINNING Annie Muir 3 mins
STAR WARS DIRECTED BY KEN LOACH Nick Reed 4 mins
JACKSON GENT TRAILER Dan Williams & Liam Crosbie 3 mins
KUBRICK Mark J. Blackman 4 mins
GRUBER Tom Rourke 1 min
I ONLY LIKE IT IF IT’S EXPENSIVE, DARLING Helen Nias & Jack Quick 3 mins
1ST WORLD PROBLEM BLUES Vicky Arlidge 6 mins
POP UP Cecilia Fage 4 mins
EGG Alice Trueman 5 mins
CLINTON: THE MAN THAT’S SCARED OF TREES 4 mins Philippa Bloomfield & Shiny
FAMILY BUSINESS Mark Drake 3 mins
MR SELFIE George Alexander & Cesar Pelizer 2 mins
LET’S GET TAKEAWAY Perrie Murphy 8 mins
LEARN ITALIAN! Fiona Wiliams 4 mins
BRASS HEAVEN Simon Ellis 3 mins
PLAY TIME Russell Bailey 5 mins
NUISANCE Fadhi Kanavati 5 mins
131 mins (there will be two intervals to charge your glasses!)
1ST WORLD PROBLEM BLUES
Vicky Arlidge 6 mins
Is the 21st century all its cracked up to be? Wouldn't a world without spam calls, TV competitions, disappearing remote controls and budget airline skullduggery be a much happier place? Musical comedian Vicky Arlidge get a few first world problems off her chest.
A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB
Rebecca Manley 3 mins
A man with writer's block goes on a make believe journey to unlock his imagination. When do we adults lose the ability to be inspired by our every day surroundings? This short atmospheric story explores the bane of every creative's life - a lack of ideas - and what it feels like to do battle with the empty page or screen.
Oliver Kember 2 mins
“In Middle America, in a time gone by, one man finally meets the girl of his dreams. His romance skills, however, aren't quite up to snuff…”
Price James 3 mins
Voiced by Matt Berry, this dark satire aims to raise awareness about the British Army's policy of recruiting 16 year olds into the most dangerous army jobs. Presenting its self as a homemade VHS tape recorded with wide eyed innocence, it soon unravels into something more bleak, poignant and real.
Dan Edelstyn 8 mins
Vincent Tagliareni from the distressed loans division comes to offer an 'adjustment' to a broke feature film director.
Simon Ellis 3 mins
Every weekend, groups of English men celebrate an imminent marriage by visiting Hamburg's red-light district for the local "brass". The drinking begins aboard the low-cost flight.
CLINTON: THE MAN THAT'S SCARED OF TREES
Philippa Bloomfield and Shiny 4 mins
A surreal and whimsical comedy where Clinton tries to take on his phobia of the ever tormenting static trees. Will he succeed?
George Cann 3 mins
A man enters a psychiatrists office and begins to detail his emotional problems. The longer we watch the man the more aware we become that the psychiatrist is not the only one listening. Schadenfreude is taken to extreme lengths in this short dark comedy.
Alice Trueman 5 mins
‘Egg’ is an absurd comedy about friendship and expecting the unexpected. Ivy and Margaret meet for tea, same time, same place, everyday. But today Ivy has some important news… From first time director Alice Trueman and starring Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones's Diary, Miranda, Smack The Pony) and Kiki Kendrick.
Grant Taylor 4 mins
Emigration is the act of leaving one’s native country with the intent to settle elsewhere. Mikel, an emigrant to the United Kingdom has a passion for games, his observations lead him to create a game that will change the world.
EXPAT ON A BALCONY
Sophie Woolley 4 mins
Sophie Woolley plays a British immigrant, living the dream in Cape Town. Overwhelmed by the dramatic scenery, she compulsively photographs the stunning view from her penthouse terrace. Increasingly aware of the futility of her endeavour, her panoramic, camera phone photos fail to mask the undercurrent of dread and loneliness. Below the view, out of sight, is the electric fence.
Mark Drake 3 mins
Rex is having a bad day. Despite eloping with the love of his life, things are going badly. Although maybe thats because his new wife is also about to become his grandmother!
Ben Roper, Leo Cinicolo & Chris Cooper 8 mins
What happens to the things we throw away? After a lifetime of service a washing machine wakes up having been dumped in the woods and goes in search of a new life. Although the world turns out to be a dangerous place nothing will stand in our hero's way when love is on the cards."
Tom Rourke 1 mins
Gruber! The amazing new app that can help you enjoy a stress free break, no questions asked. Coming straight from the Sheffield of Dreams Factory and Brainwrap Comedy. Written and Voiced by Adam Mcnicol. Directed and Animated by Tom Rourke. Welcome to the Party Pal.
I ONLY LIKE IT IF IT'S EXPENSIVE, DARLING
Helen Nias and Jack Quick 3 mins
Set in the near future, this is the story of a girl who only likes the best, and what happens when her boyfriend tries to give her the luxurious experience she desires via a brand new virtual reality headset.
IF I WERE TO START THE WORLD AGAIN, I WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES
Georgia Akbar 5 mins
This film was the result of an intimate collaboration between Georgia Akbar (animator) and her aunt Zuleika (illustrator) and explores the importance of finding ‘duende’* amidst conflicting human ideals. *Duende: a quality of passion and inspiration
JACKSON GENT TRAILER
Dan Williams & Liam Crosbie 3 mins
Jackson Gent was a idea like many of its kind by making fun of clichés. In this case Jackson Gent is born from 80s American cop films and the films of Godfrey Ho that had Americanized martial arts violence. These were abundant in our childhood on VHS and we then had the character be a ultra pig headed bellowing Englishman, because why not?
Luke Kondor 6 mins
Keith wants to give you the very best tech support, even if it kills you.
Fiona Wiliams 4 mins
A beginner's guide to Italian for the first time traveler. Its time to take a new trip. Your trip will be much more enjoyable when you can meet people and make yourself understood. Listen to this recording and repeat what you hear. Listen, and repeat.
LET'S GET TAKE TAKEAWAY
Perrie Murphy 8 mins
Let's Get Take Away Is an animated kitchen sink drama, it follows the characters Phil and Judy as they go through a tough part of their relationship. It's got highs and lows, love and laughter, danger, tension, a boozer, a bisto mug, a few good scoldings, and a werewolf... what more do you need?
MADE OUT OF MEAT
Safiyya Lea 4 mins
LOLITA and DANGER MOUSE are two very image conscious extraterrestrials, following work protocol, they must report back on the species. The duo decide to gate crash an East London hipster party and make their assessment of the human race; things turn a little sinister.
George Alexander and Cesar Pelizer 2 mins
A playful take on the phenomenon of smartphone obsession. Mr Selfie epitomises the pre-occupied smartphone user, engrossed in nothing but his phone as he goes through his day - and when he does finally look up from his phone his true character is revealed.
Fadhi Kanavati 5 mins
Nuisance is a dark comedy about a sound engineer who is forced to record a flutist that he thinks is terrible, only everyone else disagrees.
Two Dear Leaders 4 mins
At midnight in an empty Pasadena parking lot, MAN goes to pay his ticket and get the hell home. The ticket MACHINE has other ideas, however...
Russell Bailey 5 mins
Faced with the prospect of losing his beloved job, Barney must prove his worth by designing the best toy in the world. But will the pressure prove too much for an already fraying mind?
Cecilia Fage 4 mins
Two hipster girls in search of the ultimate authentic East London experience decide to open their own pop up restaurant - with unexpected results.
Claire Fleming 2 mins
Sprite (noun): electrical discharges in space that create stars. An eager young star hatches earlier only to find himself all alone.
STAR WARS DIRECTED BY KEN LOACH
Nick Reed 4 mins
Far off in a distant galaxy called Yorkshire, a wayward lad and his bird of prey wrestle with the dark forces teaching him P.E. A sci-fi classic reimagined through the lens of legendary social realist filmmaker Ken Loach. Written and performed by comedy double act Haiste and Lawrence, directed by Nick Reed. May t'force be with thee!
STIG OF THE DUMP - KUBRICK
Mark J. Blackman 4 mins
Stig Of The Dump's Kubrick is an celebratory ode to the work of the master director, and Mark J. Blackman takes a reverential and humourous approach to its music video. It places Stig and featured artist Jehst in some micro-budget recreations of scenes from some classic Kubrick movies, from Dr Strangelove to Full Metal Jacket.
TERRY'S LAST INTERN
Hannah Ford 3 mins
Terry Richardson’s “Wrecking Ball” music video sparked a media onslaught of open letters and feminist debates discussing whether Miley's nudity was empowering or victimising. Terry's Last Intern imagines the day preceding the shoot with as many innuendos as can be found in the original video.
Annie Muir 3 mins
This is a story about a man who wants to be someone else, anyone else. He isolates himself in his bedroom, indulging in his only pleasure; watching silent films. He is envious of the life of the on-screen hero. There is a chance, though, that they are closer than he might imagine...
Leonie Hebeis 2 mins
The Puppeteer is a short film inspired by the early silent cinema where the mere spectacle of the moving images projected on a screen was what mattered most. The puppets are playing their role under the guidance of a master that becomes overwhelmed by the power and loses complete control. It reflects how modern society uses and often misuses power
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE
Phineas Harper & Joel Blackledge 2 mins
A hopeful representative of Earth dispatches a very special message.