New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Lo-Budget Mayhem

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19:00 Tue 12 Jan 2016

Hackney Attic

Expect a raucous show with our regular and popular showcase of low budget filmmaking. Tonight’s epic show is split into three sections, with 33 short gems taking in bad taste comedy, bizarre animation, and lo-budget takes on Star Wars and Stanley Kubrick. In times of austerity, inventive work can be made on zero budget.

Film running order:

IF I WERE TO START THE WORLD AGAIN, I WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES Georgia Akbar 5 mins

EMIGRANT Grant Taylor 4 mins

ORGAN DONOR Two Dear Leaders 4 mins

BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES Price James 3 mins

KEITH Luke Kondor 6 mins

CONFIDENTIAL George Cann 3 mins

AMY Oliver Kember 2 mins

THE PUPPETEER Leonie Hebeis 2 mins

THE WELCOME COMMITTEE Phineas Harper & Joel Blackledge 2 mins

MADE OUT OF MEAT Safiyya Lea 4 mins

SPRITE Claire Fleming 2 mins

A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB Rebecca Manley 3 mins

EXPAT ON A BALCONY Sophie Woolley 4 mins

FINAL SPIN Ben Roper, Leo Cinicolo & Chris Cooper 8 mins

BLACK INK Dan Edelstyn 8 mins

TERRY’S LAST INTERN Hannah Ford 3 mins

THE BEGINNING Annie Muir 3 mins

STAR WARS DIRECTED BY KEN LOACH Nick Reed 4 mins

JACKSON GENT TRAILER Dan Williams & Liam Crosbie 3 mins

KUBRICK Mark J. Blackman 4 mins

GRUBER Tom Rourke 1 min

I ONLY LIKE IT IF IT’S EXPENSIVE, DARLING Helen Nias & Jack Quick 3 mins

1ST WORLD PROBLEM BLUES Vicky Arlidge 6 mins

POP UP Cecilia Fage 4 mins

EGG Alice Trueman 5 mins

CLINTON: THE MAN THAT’S SCARED OF TREES 4 mins Philippa Bloomfield & Shiny

FAMILY BUSINESS Mark Drake 3 mins

MR SELFIE George Alexander & Cesar Pelizer 2 mins

LET’S GET TAKEAWAY Perrie Murphy 8 mins

LEARN ITALIAN! Fiona Wiliams 4 mins

BRASS HEAVEN Simon Ellis 3 mins

PLAY TIME Russell Bailey 5 mins

NUISANCE Fadhi Kanavati 5 mins

131 mins (there will be two intervals to charge your glasses!)

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • 1ST WORLD PROBLEM BLUES

    Vicky Arlidge 6 mins (UK, 2015)

    Is the 21st century all its cracked up to be? Wouldn't a world without spam calls, TV competitions, disappearing remote controls and budget airline skullduggery be a much happier place? Musical comedian Vicky Arlidge get a few first world problems off her chest.
  • A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

    Rebecca Manley 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    A man with writer's block goes on a make believe journey to unlock his imagination. When do we adults lose the ability to be inspired by our every day surroundings? This short atmospheric story explores the bane of every creative's life - a lack of ideas - and what it feels like to do battle with the empty page or screen.
  • AMY

    Oliver Kember 2 mins (UK, 2015)

    “In Middle America, in a time gone by, one man finally meets the girl of his dreams. His romance skills, however, aren't quite up to snuff…”
  • BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES

    Price James 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    Voiced by Matt Berry, this dark satire aims to raise awareness about the British Army's policy of recruiting 16 year olds into the most dangerous army jobs. Presenting its self as a homemade VHS tape recorded with wide eyed innocence, it soon unravels into something more bleak, poignant and real.
  • BLACK INK

    Dan Edelstyn 8 mins (UK, 2015)

    Vincent Tagliareni from the distressed loans division comes to offer an 'adjustment' to a broke feature film director.
  • BRASS HEAVEN

    Simon Ellis 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    Every weekend, groups of English men celebrate an imminent marriage by visiting Hamburg's red-light district for the local "brass". The drinking begins aboard the low-cost flight.
  • CLINTON: THE MAN THAT'S SCARED OF TREES

    Philippa Bloomfield and Shiny 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    A surreal and whimsical comedy where Clinton tries to take on his phobia of the ever tormenting static trees. Will he succeed?
  • CONFIDENTIAL

    George Cann 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    A man enters a psychiatrists office and begins to detail his emotional problems. The longer we watch the man the more aware we become that the psychiatrist is not the only one listening. Schadenfreude is taken to extreme lengths in this short dark comedy.
  • EGG

    Alice Trueman 5 mins (UK, 2015)

    ‘Egg’ is an absurd comedy about friendship and expecting the unexpected. Ivy and Margaret meet for tea, same time, same place, everyday. But today Ivy has some important news… From first time director Alice Trueman and starring Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones's Diary, Miranda, Smack The Pony) and Kiki Kendrick.
  • EMIGRANT

    Grant Taylor 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    Emigration is the act of leaving one’s native country with the intent to settle elsewhere. Mikel, an emigrant to the United Kingdom has a passion for games, his observations lead him to create a game that will change the world.
  • EXPAT ON A BALCONY

    Sophie Woolley 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    Sophie Woolley plays a British immigrant, living the dream in Cape Town. Overwhelmed by the dramatic scenery, she compulsively photographs the stunning view from her penthouse terrace. Increasingly aware of the futility of her endeavour, her panoramic, camera phone photos fail to mask the undercurrent of dread and loneliness. Below the view, out of sight, is the electric fence.
  • FAMILY BUSINESS

    Mark Drake 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    Rex is having a bad day. Despite eloping with the love of his life, things are going badly. Although maybe thats because his new wife is also about to become his grandmother!
  • FINAL SPIN

    Ben Roper, Leo Cinicolo & Chris Cooper 8 mins (UK, 2015)

    What happens to the things we throw away? After a lifetime of service a washing machine wakes up having been dumped in the woods and goes in search of a new life. Although the world turns out to be a dangerous place nothing will stand in our hero's way when love is on the cards."
  • GRUBER

    Tom Rourke 1 mins (UK, 2015)

    Gruber! The amazing new app that can help you enjoy a stress free break, no questions asked. Coming straight from the Sheffield of Dreams Factory and Brainwrap Comedy. Written and Voiced by Adam Mcnicol. Directed and Animated by Tom Rourke. Welcome to the Party Pal.
  • I ONLY LIKE IT IF IT'S EXPENSIVE, DARLING

    Helen Nias and Jack Quick 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    Set in the near future, this is the story of a girl who only likes the best, and what happens when her boyfriend tries to give her the luxurious experience she desires via a brand new virtual reality headset.
  • IF I WERE TO START THE WORLD AGAIN, I WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES

    Georgia Akbar 5 mins (UK, 2015)

    This film was the result of an intimate collaboration between Georgia Akbar (animator) and her aunt Zuleika (illustrator) and explores the importance of finding ‘duende’* amidst conflicting human ideals. *Duende: a quality of passion and inspiration
  • JACKSON GENT TRAILER

    Dan Williams & Liam Crosbie 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    Jackson Gent was a idea like many of its kind by making fun of clichés. In this case Jackson Gent is born from 80s American cop films and the films of Godfrey Ho that had Americanized martial arts violence. These were abundant in our childhood on VHS and we then had the character be a ultra pig headed bellowing Englishman, because why not?
  • KEITH

    Luke Kondor 6 mins (UK, 2015)

    Keith wants to give you the very best tech support, even if it kills you.
  • LEARN ITALIAN!

    Fiona Wiliams 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    A beginner's guide to Italian for the first time traveler. Its time to take a new trip. Your trip will be much more enjoyable when you can meet people and make yourself understood. Listen to this recording and repeat what you hear. Listen, and repeat.
  • LET'S GET TAKE TAKEAWAY

    Perrie Murphy 8 mins (UK, 2015)

    Let's Get Take Away Is an animated kitchen sink drama, it follows the characters Phil and Judy as they go through a tough part of their relationship. It's got highs and lows, love and laughter, danger, tension, a boozer, a bisto mug, a few good scoldings, and a werewolf... what more do you need?
  • MADE OUT OF MEAT

    Safiyya Lea 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    LOLITA and DANGER MOUSE are two very image conscious extraterrestrials, following work protocol, they must report back on the species. The duo decide to gate crash an East London hipster party and make their assessment of the human race; things turn a little sinister.
  • MR SELFIE

    George Alexander and Cesar Pelizer 2 mins (UK, 2015)

    A playful take on the phenomenon of smartphone obsession. Mr Selfie epitomises the pre-occupied smartphone user, engrossed in nothing but his phone as he goes through his day - and when he does finally look up from his phone his true character is revealed.
  • NUISANCE

    Fadhi Kanavati 5 mins (UK, 2015)

    Nuisance is a dark comedy about a sound engineer who is forced to record a flutist that he thinks is terrible, only everyone else disagrees.
  • ORGAN DONOR

    Two Dear Leaders 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    At midnight in an empty Pasadena parking lot, MAN goes to pay his ticket and get the hell home. The ticket MACHINE has other ideas, however...
  • PLAY TIME

    Russell Bailey 5 mins (UK, 2015)

    Faced with the prospect of losing his beloved job, Barney must prove his worth by designing the best toy in the world. But will the pressure prove too much for an already fraying mind?
  • POP UP

    Cecilia Fage 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    Two hipster girls in search of the ultimate authentic East London experience decide to open their own pop up restaurant - with unexpected results.
  • SPRITE

    Claire Fleming 2 mins (UK, 2015)

    Sprite (noun): electrical discharges in space that create stars. An eager young star hatches earlier only to find himself all alone.
  • STAR WARS DIRECTED BY KEN LOACH

    Nick Reed 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    Far off in a distant galaxy called Yorkshire, a wayward lad and his bird of prey wrestle with the dark forces teaching him P.E. A sci-fi classic reimagined through the lens of legendary social realist filmmaker Ken Loach. Written and performed by comedy double act Haiste and Lawrence, directed by Nick Reed. May t'force be with thee!
  • STIG OF THE DUMP - KUBRICK

    Mark J. Blackman 4 mins (UK, 2015)

    Stig Of The Dump's Kubrick is an celebratory ode to the work of the master director, and Mark J. Blackman takes a reverential and humourous approach to its music video. It places Stig and featured artist Jehst in some micro-budget recreations of scenes from some classic Kubrick movies, from Dr Strangelove to Full Metal Jacket.
  • TERRY'S LAST INTERN

    Hannah Ford 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    Terry Richardson’s “Wrecking Ball” music video sparked a media onslaught of open letters and feminist debates discussing whether Miley's nudity was empowering or victimising. Terry's Last Intern imagines the day preceding the shoot with as many innuendos as can be found in the original video.
  • THE BEGINNING

    Annie Muir 3 mins (UK, 2015)

    This is a story about a man who wants to be someone else, anyone else. He isolates himself in his bedroom, indulging in his only pleasure; watching silent films. He is envious of the life of the on-screen hero. There is a chance, though, that they are closer than he might imagine...
  • THE PUPPETEER

    Leonie Hebeis 2 mins (UK, 2015)

    The Puppeteer is a short film inspired by the early silent cinema where the mere spectacle of the moving images projected on a screen was what mattered most. The puppets are playing their role under the guidance of a master that becomes overwhelmed by the power and loses complete control. It reflects how modern society uses and often misuses power
  • THE WELCOME COMMITTEE

    Phineas Harper & Joel Blackledge 2 mins (UK, 2015)

    A hopeful representative of Earth dispatches a very special message.