New Shorts

New Shorts #6 Tales of the Unexpected

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20:45 Sat 7 Jan 2012

ICA ICA Cinema 1

The classic scary story with a twist in the tale was a staple of 1970s television; a ghost story, a vampire story, a twisted story, a story set in a not-too-distant future. This varied selection brings together a few jumps and bumps, including an adaptation of Stephen King’s short story Mute. Also includes Paul Kaye as a mysterious kidnapper in Straight Way Lost, and Buffy’s Anthony Head as a grieving father in Ella

Films screening in this programme are eligible for the Popcorn Horror Award for Best Horror Short. The winning film will receive a £300 cash prize, plus a year’s subscription to the Popcorn Horror mobile phone app and 2 weeks free promotion on their website, including having your film posted as “video of the week”.

To book tickets for this programme visit the ICA website, or call 020 7930 3647.

Films listed below are in alphabetical order:


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020 7930 3647
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  • AIR

    Keir Burrows 15 mins (UK, 2011)

    When all the air on the planet becomes unbreathable at a stroke, two unlikely heroes find each other as they struggle to survive.

    Al White 13 mins (UK, 2011)

    Humanity has ended and nature has reclaimed the World. Amidst it all a lone boy and girl travel the unknown planet, searching for the last great secret the Earth has to give.
  • ELLA

    Owen Davies 3 mins (UK, 2016)

    Atmospheric and ambiguous, a young girl travels on her own through the hinterland of England.

    Jessica Ashman 12 mins (UK, 2011)

    Lucy thinks her brother is broken. His obsessive, meticulous, infuriating arrangements of sugar cubes cubes and thimbles prove it. Lucy thinks he should be fixed, but not in the way she imagines....

    Aubrey Reynolds 12 mins (UK, 2011)

    Barefoot chained to the wall by her ankle, Sarah is trapped in a shack in a remote mountainous area. She sees the Farmer has killed again, and she knows what is coming next.
  • MUTE

    Jacqueline Wright 12 mins (UK, 2011)

    Monette picks up a deaf/mute hitchhiker. The hitchhiker falls asleep and Monette vents his problems about his wife's marital affair, even though they fall upon deaf ears.

    Stuart Elliott 12 mins (UK, 2011)

    An 11 year old girl struggles to save herself as her world is suddenly torn apart by a deadly virus.

    Jack Weatherley 8 mins (UK, 2011)

    A man's descent into a dark place.

    Margarita Jimeno 16 mins (UK, 2011)

    In a remote swimming pool, three contenders are in the finals for the annual swimming competition to win the ultimate citizenship. The year is unknown, but the ambiance is both decadent and apocalyptic.