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NEW SHORTS: Tales of the Unexpected
Wed 11 Jan 20:30 Hackney Picturehouse
Twists and turns, bumps in the night and endings you never saw coming. This selection of murder mysteries and thrillers take us up to the remote moors, off-shore to a lonely fishing boat on rough sea, a distant, inhospitable planet in deep space and through old houses harbouring dark secrets.
WHILST THE WORLD SLEEPS
John Pank 7 mins
We spend our time earning money, to then spend money on materialistic possessions, in order to bring happiness to ourselves or those around us. Yet we bear no thought to those whom have suffered to bring us that happiness. Are our world problems disguised by corporate government greed? We catch a glimpse of how an untouchable corporate giant going about his day to day business, as we invite you attend his annual meeting.
Charlie Manton 20 mins
The story of a girl in a cardboard box.
Rob Savage 16 mins
A young couple travel to Scotland to address a haunting memory from Lily's past.
IN THIS HOUSE
Owain Hopkins 13 mins
An elderly couple live out their strange and beautiful existence together. Day by day, they fulfil the regular pattern of routines, in a relationship where not everything is as it seems.
THE PREVAILING WINDS
Adam Butcher 12 mins
A lone hiker searches the moors for her sister despite an invisible deadly toxin that could overtake her the moment the wind changes.
MARINA AND ADRIENNE
Lucy Campbell 13 mins
Two fugitive lovers Marina and Adrienne posing as fishermen find work on a trawler. Far out at sea, a ferocious storm picks up and tragedy occurs. In the grip of a merciless storm, and driven by superstition, the fishermen insist on a sacrifice to placate the sea's fury.
Joshua Benson 16 mins
Zaire is one of two scientists stationed on Eos – a lone, inhospitable planet in deep space – charged with the goal of kickstarting an ecosystem. As their isolated and claustrophobic day-to-day existence begins to take its toll, Zaire searches to find the hope needed to keep their mission going.