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NEW SHORTS: Teenage Kicks
Sat 14 Jan 14:00 Hackney Picturehouse
“Teenage kicks so hard
to beat!” These kids are finding their way in the world while having fun with
it as these sometimes harder-hitting short films show us. There’s the world of
YouTubers, a first period, hierarchy in the school playground, and Shakespeare
updated for modern youth. Watch out for Jessica
LSFF is excited to be
partnering with Into Film, with this programme being curated by a young team
recruited from the Young Programmers’ Network who watched and debated the films
with a passion.
Nick Beasley 8 mins
A small look into what it is to live your life online, through the eyes of 'Harry TV's video blogger.
Harry Plowden 1 mins
A boy's mind wanders.
SWEET MADDIE STONE
Brady Hood 24 mins
Maddie Stone rules her school yard under the protection of her family name. After discovering her father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money. The more Maddie fights the closer she gets to becoming the man she’s trying to save.
Harry Slinger-Thompson and Charlie Miller 6 mins
Henry is a twelve year old boy who lives alone with his Dad in suburban England. All he wants is someone to play video games with—like his dad used to. He wants a Player 2.
Christopher Chuky 10 mins
This short film is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello. Set against the backdrop of a London council estate, we commence from the final act (Act V), the dark reveal and misfortune of Othello's death. Keeping to the original language written by Shakespeare, we see the loyalty amongst a group of local ‘friends’ become unstable.
Kate Jessop 5 mins
A film about a boy's feelings of love for his best friend, another boy. The second of two films based on the theme of Love Works: exploring South Asian LGBT relationships in contemporary Britain commissioned by Bobby Tiwana.
Jed Hart 17 mins
Jasmine, a young teenage girl on the run, is taken in by Shane, a showman who works on a travelling fairground passing through town. As an unorthodox bond between the pair builds, their combined quest to evade the past pushes both characters closer together, and in turn, closer to danger.
COME TO ME
Marta Reis Andrade 5 mins
In a childhood memory, a girl experiences a journey through curves, hair and red.
WE LOVE MOSES
Dionne Edwards 10 mins
When Ella was twelve, she had her first fight. And when she was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother Michael's best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.