We’ve an agoraphobic romantic and a merry widow, a hapless detective and a frustrated filmmaker, a brace of vengeful sons and a nightmare job interview in our second selection of British films.
(Wri / Dir: B Welby Delimere, Wri: Rory Fleck Byrne, Prod: Helen Gladders, UK, 2017, 7 min 30 sec)
When an agoraphobic gets his post delivered by a socially anxious post-woman, a strange and quirky date occurs through the letterbox.
(Wri / Dir: Nick Flügge, Prod: Joe McVey, UK, 2016, 12 min)
A private detective has a routine stake-out ruined by a sister intent on fixing his life.
EVERYDAY PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
(Dir: Polly Stenham, Wri: Adam Thirlwell, Prod: Josh Hyams, Star: Shia LaBeouf, James Norton, Germma Chan, UK, 2016, 14 min 21 sec)
Sometimes we can all feel like actors lost in a movie beyond our control.
(Wri / Dir: Sam Buchanan, Prod: Camila Carlow, UK, 2017, 8 min 40 sec)
A fresh faced video director sees an opportunity to prove himself in a voice-over recording session for a corporate advertisement. But negotiating between the clients and the actor proves increasingly impossible…
THE FOX AND THE RABBIT
(Wri / Dir / Prod: Garry Crystal, Prod: Jana Ridel, Terry McDonough, UK, 2017, 18 min)
Francis Henry runs his family’s century-old tailors and seems to be doing everything he can to bring about its downfall. In the evenings, he visits his dying father to taunt him…
(Wri / Dir / Prod: Harry Roth, Prod: Alex Swinfen, Star: Ewen Macintosh, UK, 2016, 6 min 12 sec)
When a bungled attempt at auto-erotic asphyxia goes awry, the recently deceased Bob pleads with his departing Soul for another chance…
THE PRINCE OF DENMARK
(Dir: Alex Kirkland, Rob Rafalat, Prod: Alasdair Mitchell, Star: Ronni Ancona, UK, 2016, 4 min 20 sec)
Hamlet, fresh out of university with a pointless degree and a mountain of debt, returns home to the family pub to find that his mother, Gertrude, has married his Uncle Claude…
(Dir: Paul Murphy, Wri: Samuel Jefferson, Prod: Audrey Davenport, Syd Heather, Star: Gemma Jones, Una Stubbs, UK, 2017, 16 min 22 sec)
An elderly widow reasserts her own sense of independence with a surprisingly unconventional yearly pilgrimage to her late husband’s grave.
(Wri / Dir / Star: Daniela Pasquini, UK, 2017, 5 min 37 sec)
Ever jumped through hoops for what you thought was the perfect job?
Showing Saturday at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation at 4.30pm. Buy tickets here or pay at venue.
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