STRAYED, Dir. Ian Waugh
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS #12 LANDSCAPE AS CHARACTER

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20:00 Sun 12 Jan 2014

Ritzy Picturehouse

A selection of short films mixing strong drama with more experimental work, bonded by a sense of the open landscape and cityscape. From the nightime streets of Bristol in Traces, to the mysterious edgelands of London’s borders in Arterial, to the remote Scottish Highlands of Strayed, to the disease blighted English dairy farmlands of Great & Small.

102 min

  • ARTERIAL

    Christopher Smith 9 mins (UK, 2013)

    Inspired by the Keats poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Arterial is a dream-like fantasy exploring desire and the impact of man's progress on nature. Written and Directed by Christopher Ian Smith. Starring Christian Kinde and Sheena May. Original soundtrack by renowned electronic music artists Isan.
  • AT THE TREE LINE

    Simone Rowat 25 mins (UK, 2013)

    “At The Tree Line” is a fable-like depiction a woman brought to the edge of her sanity when isolated in the harsh landscape of her abandoned family home.
  • DEWBERRY EMPIRE, THE

    Christian Schlaeffer 7 mins (UK, 2013)

    An eight year-old girl and six year-old boy amble through a strange and still summer afternoon in a world which seems to exist only for them.
  • GREAT AND SMALL

    Nilesh Patel 9 mins (UK, 2013)

    More than 10 million sheep and cattle were burned in the United Kingdom during the Foot and Mouth crisis in 2001. Over a decade later, a farmer still suffers.
  • HOW TO COUNT SHEEP

    Rachael Olga Lloyd 6 mins (UK, 2013)

    A young girl finds herself plagued by insomnia and so resorts to the age-old tradition of counting sheep. However, counting sheep may not be as simple as it seems…
  • NOT DARK YET

    Fleur Disney 8 mins (UK, 2013)

    Set around an imposing fallen tree, this short contemplates the connection between nature and the spiritual world. When Lucy stumbles on a quiet, watchful grove, we encounter the tree's playful, yet vaguely threatening residents. Whether a figment of Lucy's imagination, or an actual force for mischief, the intentions of these curious inhabitants is unclear, which leaves us with unsettling questions.
  • STRAYED

    Ian Waugh 15 mins (UK, 2013)

    Tracy flees from a country house party into the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. Defeated by the land, she is discovered by a passing runner. Reluctantly accepting his help, she soon doubts the honesty of his intentions.
  • TOUCH

    Nimer Rashed 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    The life of a couple told through the touching of hands.
  • TRACES

    Anthony Sutcliffe 4 mins (UK, 2013)

    A young woman, captured on CCTV on a night out, reveals her readiness for whatever fate has in store for her.