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NEW SHORTS: Show Me Your Scars
Sat 20 Jan 15:00 ICA
We’re a generation with the blues. Heartbreak and homelessness, depression and dead-end towns, the ennui of the everyday - but what doesn’t kill us can only make us stronger. Right? These powerful shorts tackle our endemic melancholia, giving us complex characters baring all and attempting to take back control. 92 mins
Hero MacKenzie 19 mins
The story of a young man who is released from prison ten years on for his crime and seeks redemption from his victim’s daughter.
NOT REQUIRED BACK
Peter Marsden 7 mins
An abstract portrait of a recently redundant contractor in the declining Scottish oil industry. Not Required Back presents a personal, fragmented relationship set to the crumbling and obtuse oil industry in North East Scotland.
Jade Evans 3 mins
How would you cope if you could only see your son from behind a screen? Closed Visit is a fictional animation based on the real experiences of British single fathers. Using the messages of single fathers on internet forums and both the director’s own experiences of being a single parent child, this animation explores isolation, separation and loss.
Ethosheia Hylton 13 mins
Set in 1980 Brixton South London, a mixed raced teenager who grew up in a children's home goes in search for his birth mother. Based on the novel 'Brixton Rock' by Alex Wheatle, the film highlights the struggles of children in 1970's care system, identity and the consequences of truth and lies.
Jack Blanch 16 mins
A homeless teenage girl attempts to find a new place to stay whilst living in her car.
Ross Hogg 5 mins
An observational exploration of routine, monotony, attention and distraction. Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?
Dee Meaden 15 mins
A young man becomes consumed by the fear he may have done something terrible on a night out.
David Walker 14 mins
Matt steals his dead brother's ashes from his mum's house and demands ransom money for their safe return.