NEW SHORTS: Funny Shit
Fri 12 Jan 21:30 ICA
Short films, big laughs. It’s that time of year we kick off with our traditional Friday night of comedy shorts to wash away the January blues. Revel in the awkwardness of a first date, puzzle at the surrealism of street sounds and embrace the spoof with a Python-esque take on Robin Hood. 93 mins.
SUCH IS LIFE
Stuart Elliot 13 mins
After unwittingly listing hiking as an interest on his dating profile, out-of-shape Thomas finds himself on an awkward first date with an experienced hiker.
THE NIGHTMARE ON DESKTEETH STREET
Dylan Holmes Williams 3 mins
A man loses his boots. Is upset.
Patrik Eklund 8 mins
An anatomical PowerPoint presentation about a bitter man and his ailments. Categorically, from toe to top, the sore spots of his medical history gets its explanation through a liberating dark and very humorous film about life and its conditions.
Marley Morrison 20 mins
On a North London council estate, oddball teenager Leroy, spends his days fighting with wannabe ‘gangsta’ brother Kenny, making his own jewellery & playing dance game ‘Planet funk’ with best friend Yukiko. The sudden death of his Grandfather forces Leroy out of his shell. With the help of a cassette tape, Leroy learns what it takes to live in a ‘man’s world’.
Ben Steiner 11 mins
Reality doesn't happen by itself. Terry Lothian works tirelessly to maintain the background details that we all take for granted. But with his department feeling the pinch of austerity cutbacks, it's not just the fabric of reality that's starting to unravel.
Sam Buchanan 9 mins
A fresh faced video director sees an opportunity to prove himself in a voice-over recording session for a company brand film. But with a script that reads like corporate nonsense, clients holding the creative process hostage and voice over talent refusing to cooperate, preventing a train wreck is looking rather unlikely.
WORST FIRST DATE
Rachel Hirons 12 mins
Ellie and Tim have been eyeing each other up across the office for months. When Tim finally plucks up the courage to ask Ellie out, his mum has other ideas...
Christa Jarrold 9 mins
Helen needs to fix her household plumbing - clogged by all her insecurities from over the years - in order to find self-love. A 2D animated comedy short featuring the voices of Bel Powley, Maya Kazan and Lewis Reeves.
THE LEGEND OF BOB LEONARD
Will Kenning 8 mins
After a Norman procession is routed by a gang of thugs, a captive minstrel manages to trade his life for a song...and the chance to write history.