RUBY, Dir. Emma Allen
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS #2 LO-BUDGET MAYHEM

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23:00 Fri 10 Jan 2014

ICA ICA, Cinema 1

Expect a raucous show with our regular and popular showcase of low budget filmmaking; a selection of 29 out-there gems from bad taste depravity to bizarre animation in just over 100 minutes! These films go to show that in times of austerity, inventive work can be made on zero budget. Watch out for the return of Dog Judo and Nitro Warriors, and the excellent seventies horror spoof Satan’s Parish (a la Wicker Man style!) 

Ending this programme will be 3 winning short animations inspired by by Tatty Devine Hot House jewellery.

Includes the Lomography Award for Best Lo-Budget Film

103 min

ICA

The Mall, St James's
SW1Y 5AH
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8

Access

Please find all access information here, or drop a line to Helen MacKenzie at access@shortfilms.org.uk for more information or special requests.

  • BLEACHED

    Katie Pow 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    Bleached is a darkly hilarious comedy about 30-something Lydia having a near nervous breakdown at the hands of her hairdresser Jakob. His prying question sends her down a paranoid spiral about her past, present and future wondering if she will end up alone eaten by cats. Some questions are better left unasked, especially during an early morning hair appointment.
  • BOB BY OLIVER SMITH

    Oliver Smith 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    38 fake film title sequences to the tune of 'Bob' by 'Weird Al'
  • DAD

    Tom Bridger 14 mins (UK, 2013)

    A young man meets his future father-in-law and is put to the test. How much can he stand?
  • DEAR MR WINTON

    Matthew Gilligan 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Dear Mr Winton recounts a real piece of correspondence between former Super Market Sweep host- Dale Winton and an aspiring video game designer who is keen to bring his vision of “Dale Winton and the Magic Castle” to life. A reading of the initial letter is set to footage of a game that may never be.
  • DOG

    John Fitzpatrick 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Two men meet in a field. One of them gets cold feet.
  • DOG JUDO: STEALTH

    12foot6 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Pubs cannot charge thirsty dogs £5 a pint and expect to get away with it (if the barmaid is asleep.)
  • DOG JUDO: TRAGEDY OF ROLY

    12foot6 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    After accidentally joining the navy and losing a leg, Roy’s annoying cousin Roly shows up needing somewhere to stay, and rap.
  • DUCK SHOOT

    Rebecca Manley 1 mins (UK, 2013)

    British fun fair meets Spaghetti Western in cardboard.
  • EXERCISE

    Andrew Brand 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Two excitable fox cubs find a new way to keep fit.
  • EXQUISITE CORPSES

    London Animation Club 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    An animated comic maelstrom starring Neil Armstrong, Emmeline Pankhurst and Boris Johnson. It is a group-project by members of London Animation Club, inspired by a Surrealist game of the same name. Each participant animates 100 frames and the last frame of one person's sequence becomes the first of the next person's. The result is a film that is more than the sum of its parts.
  • FILM BY ABIGAIL, A

    Paul Vernon 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    A child discusses the characters and plot of an intricate story idea for a film. Looking at auterism, writing and storytelling - through the eyes of Abigail we see the difficulty of articulation and a single voice behind an optimistic piece of work she hopes to create.
  • FISHY TALE, A

    Tom Rourke 1 mins (UK, 2013)

    An awkward meeting of two fish in an English river.
  • FOREVER

    Tony Plant 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    FOREVER Skylarks is 3 minutes of 'bare bones focus'. A glimpse of what is both temporary AND real. Cornish born artist Tony Plant makes temporary, ephemeral, non invasive works in the landscape.
  • LITTLE HOUSE: MILK

    Louise Stevens / Sharon Smith 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    Little House is a satirical comedy of minute proportions. Off-kilter and hilariously weird, the viewer is fly-on-the-wall to a casual conversation between two dolls enjoying a quite drink in the privacy of their own home. In the first episode of this fictional series, dolls Christen and Magalie discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of selling breast milk on the open market.
  • LITTLE PERSPECTIVE, A

    Richard Murphy 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    A miniature model man and woman stand stranded on an alleyway floor in a terrifyingly big city. They are tiny and cannot move. A human man - like a giant to them - starts walking towards them. Can they get themselves seen and saved in time? Or will they be crushed under his huge feet?
  • MARK AND ALAN

    Rob Reed 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Mark and Alan are out in the car for the day. Mark recently met a woman called Karen. Mark likes Karen, a lot. So he tries to give her a call...
  • MASSIVE ORANGE HEAD

    Brook Morgan 4 mins (UK, 2013)

    Massive Orange Head is the story of a middle-aged party girl who arrives at work with a giant orange instead of a head. Concerned colleague, Kate, questions Sue about her unsightly transformation, only to be swept deeper than she would have liked into ‘Sleepy Fun Land’, a place where fantasy and reality blur, and the normal rules of social engagement do not apply.
  • MINUET

    Nic Waissell 1 mins (UK, 2013)

    Emilie and Emile wake in the morning to realise they just have to get away from each other... But where?
  • NITRO WARRIORS 2 - AFTERBURNER

    Paul Greer 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    The chase continues after the epic events of the critically-acclaimed 'Nitro Warriors - A Stop Motion Animated Film' and takes to the skies in 'Nitro Warriors 2 - Afterburner'. The gadget-laden Ford Mustang finds itself again under hot pursuit as it ducks, dives and rolls from skyscraper to skyscraper to outsmart hoards of police cars, missiles and... giant robots! The Mustangs' arch-nemesis, a relentless police Chevy Corvette, will once again stop at absolutely nothing to catch its mark...
  • POLAR WHERE?

    Terry Thomas 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    A polar bear searches for his missing friend but can't see what's in front of his eyes, as his friend has a unique form of camouflage.
  • PORT, THE

    Matt Freeth 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    A couple have a perfect view to watch the last 3 minutes before the end of the world, but one of them has something they need to get off their chest.
  • PULLED

    Andrew McGinnigle 6 mins (UK, 2013)

    Just another evening in the nightclub cattle market, drinks flow, girls meet boys, young couples fall in and out of love. One young man thinks he has met the woman of his dreams but is it romance she's really looking for?
  • ROYAL (8-BIT) JUBBLIES, THE

    Liam Tate and Jamie Stanton 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    Life is a man's game, especially when you're an 8-BIT princess with ridiculously oversized royal jubblies. Hounded by the SUPER DUPER BRITISH BROS who believe their in-game heroics entitle them to cop a feel, Princess attempts to prove her true worth... with a twisted Disney style musical number!
  • RUBY

    Iain Mitchell 11 mins (UK, 2011)

    Doreen and John live out their days alone. On their Ruby wedding anniversary events spiral out of control and, feeling troubled by reminders of the past, Doreen must make a decision about how she will cope.
  • RVG

    Ian Bucknole 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    A colour-coordinated action film that takes cues from the comic violence of ‘Tom and Jerry’ and the black humour of the ‘Road Runner’ cartoons. RVG tells the story of an impatient boy at a pedestrian crossing and the surreal chaos that ensues when he pushes the ‘Wait’ button one too many times. It’s a highway code throw down!
  • SATAN'S PARISH

    Matthew Radway 12 mins (UK, 2013)

    In the 1970's a niche genre appeared in British film-making - folk horror. Presented as found footage, this film recreates the genre, whilst lovingly poking fun at it. A reporter is investigating a sleepy village. Discovering that the locals intend to sacrifice a young girl, she enlists the help of an expert in the occult. But is she too late?
  • SLOW DEATHS PART 3

    Stuart Laws 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    The last leg of a wildly contrasting trilogy sourced from the real-life traumas of a struggling stand-up comic, 'Slow Death: Part Three' is a bracingly cold stare into the murky arena of lower flight entertainment. A world of pain, disappointment, jacket potatoes, 90s trance and Des Lynam awaits you.
  • TRAIN

    Adam McNicol and Tom Rourke 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Train is a short film starring Matthew Stevens and Glenn Moore and follows a man who has a stressful encounter with a teach yourself french tape.
  • TWO GENTLEMENT OF HONOUR

    Joe Dearman 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    Let battle commence! Absurdist pugilism - it's the strangest duel you'll ever see. Pixilation (stop motion animation using human actors) puts a surreal slant on a slapstick stand-off.