We’ve mermaids and angels, sea monsters and alien abductions, a macabre model village and a bus ride to the future, a nightmarish job interview and a corporation with access to our innermost selves, in this collection of fantastic fables.
Advisory Cert 15
Tuesday 27th November at 6.00pm, University of Manchester (Student Screening), John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Bridgeford Street, M13 9PL.
Thursday 29th November at 6.00pm (Main Festival Screening) . NIAMOS sc. 1 (Nia Cultural Centre), Chichester Road, Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU
Dir / Wri: George Bowler, Prod: Nathan Craig, Wri: Shane Crowley
UK, 2017, 7 min 55 sec
A fisherman comes upon the wreckage of a ship and rescues a small boy that he finds asleep in a barrel. As a mysterious storm descends he senses the arrival of a sinister presence.
Dir / Wri: Joseph Lynn, Prod / Wri: Emily Eyre.
UK, 2018, 3 min 52 sec
An elderly angel lives out his final moments.
Greater Manchester Premiere
Dir: Stefan Wink, Prod: Sungjun Youn, Wri: Christopher Gennard.
UK, 2018, 12 min 45 sec
Searching for the independence of adulthood, Alex discovers a miniature model town possessing sinister powers…
THE LAST DREAM
Dir / Wri: Noemie Nakai, Carmen Kobayashi.
Japan, 2017, 11 min 30 sec
In a future where people have lost the ability to dream, one company has made a business out of generating perfect dreams…
NOTHING HAS HAPPENED
Dir / Prod: Robin Kempe-Bergman, Wri: Rebecka Mellberg.
Sweden, 2018, 14 min 21 sec
A civil defense siren goes off, forcing a father and daughter to seek refuge in the nearest bomb shelter. When the all-clear signal is given, however, it is as if nothing has happened. But something is not right.
Dir: Harry Jackson, Prod: Alfie Johnson.
UK, 2018, 7 min 58 sec
Jess is on trial for a job at a high-tech call centre. When her competitor suddenly collapses, her only means to save him is a state of the art computer system. The problem is the art is in a terrible state.
North West Premiere
Dir / Wri: Bears Fonte, Prod: Scott Honea.
USA, 2017, 10 min 37 sec
Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels are responsible, but her sister thinks differently.
NEXT STOP IS
Dir / Wri: Peeko Wong, Prod: Emily Chan, Fish Ho.
Macao, 2017, 19 min
Have you ever had one of those moments when you get on a bus not knowing where your final destination is?
North West Premiere
Dir / Prod / Wri: Rob Smith, Prod: Anco Henning.
South Africa, 2017, 12 min
A young man obsessed with the collection and studying of sea shells one day stumbles upon a beached mermaid.
TRT: 98 min 38 sec