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NEW SHORTS: Youth In Revolt
Sat 14 Jan 12:00 Hackney Picturehouse
Rebellion is a teenage necessity, as youth find their way in the world, whether on the streets, online or among peers. Those of a certain age will remember their own teenage turmoil in two Eighties and Nineties-set dramas, plus a more contemporary look at a young transgender character, a skateboarding Muslim girl, and a teen with a million YouTube likes.
KNOCK DOWN GINGER
Cleo Samoles Little 10 mins
Set in the late 1990’s on a London estate - our story follows 16 year-old Sarah-Lee. Feeling out of her depth when she hangs out with a gang of older girls, she struggles to impress the gang leader.
Alnoor Dewshi 10 mins
Fifteen year-old Jade (played by brilliant newcomer Fabienne Piolini Castle) shares her top tips on saying positive with her YouTube fans. She needs them... Her Dad’s got issues!
Gail Hackston 6 mins
When eleven year old Tomboy Jane inadvertently flirts with another girl at the local Ice Rink she is amazed and surprised when the girl flirts back. Assuming the girl thinks she is a boy, Jane goes to extraordinary levels to prove her boyhood only to find the girl liked her.
Richard Turley 13 mins
When Karen develops a crush on the postman delivering to her road it becomes clear she has to come up with a plan to get his attention. Spurred on by his daily visits she slips into a vivid fantasy world, Sticky is a tale of sexual awakening set in early 80’s Britain against a backdrop of obsession, awkwardness and teenage angst.
DING DONG DITCH
Trevor Williams 15 mins
12 year old Jordan heads out on his bike with mates for a summer’s day of freedom and high spirits. But when a childish game leaves him trapped and alone in an unknown flat, Jordan is brought face to face with the truth of life and death.
Thomas Voce-Siriani 6 mins
It’s the noughties and there’s a power play in the sick bay. Neither of our schoolgirls get the treatment they came here expecting: the older one cosmeticises the younger one, there's potential. Prescription: lip gloss, gum, a new hair-do. But whose insecurities are more on show?
Jennifer Reeder 20 mins
Crystal Lake is about a group of girls who take over a skate park, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe. There on the ramp, with no boys around, they are thriving and visible. This is an anthem for young feminists which presents female friends as a means to survive adolescence. EVERY GRRRL-SHAPED BREATH IS A BATTLE CRY.