We’ve improbable artists and feline detectives, romantic encounters and independent pensioners, workplace stress and insensitive bureaucracy, a grim and Gothic past and an uncertain future in this varied selection of films by Northern Talent.
Thurs 29th Nov 8.00pm
GOODSTOCK, 6 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA
Dir / Wri: Kriss Foster, Wri / Cast: Wes Martin
UK, 2018, 7 min 41 sec
John is an artist who paints the grit boxes of North Lancashire. Join him as he searches for inspiration an looks for the perfect grit box to paint.
BILLY WHISKERS: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISPLACED TROWEL
Dir / Prod / Wri: James Wilkinson
UK, 2018, 9 min 32 sec
Billy Whiskers’ latest case sees him faced with a curious horticultural mystery: A man laid flat on the floor of the potting shed with a trowel stuck from his chest.
Dir / Prod / Wri: Dimitris Konstantinou-Hautecoeur, Prod: Paul Farquharson, Claire Ibbotson
UK, 2017, 5 min 25 sec
On an ordinary bus journey, something extraordinary happens. Two awkward strangers fall in love at first sight. Or so it appears.
TIME MARCHES ON
Dir: Gill Dummigan
UK, 2018, 10 min 11 sec
Charlie’s 100 years old but still determined to get around under his own steam. Join him on a walking tour of his beloved adopted town of Barrow in Furness on the Cumbrian Coast.
Dir / Prod / Wri: Mark van Heusden
UK, 13 min 36 sec
Despite having a Master’s degree in Art History, the only job Stanley Huddersfield can find is at the local supermarket – where he is terrorized by his co-workers and a money crazy store manager.
THE ANGEL OF HULL
Dir / Wri: Elizabeth Healey, Dir: James Card, Prod: Anna Gallon, Jules Baker
UK, 2017, 7 min 20 sec
A traumatised brother and sister registering their father’s death encounter an insensitive official whose bluntness is overcome by the random kindness of a young mother.
Dir: Kelly Holmes, Prod: David Brown, Charles Paviot, Wri: Nils Gustenhofen
UK, 2016, 14 min 23 sec
Margaret must convince her daughter Louise to take responsibility for the family after the death of her father, whilst the family endures the ritual of a family portrait.
Dir / Prod: Robyn Fox, Prod: Ollie Watts, Drew Gepp, Alexander Preston, Wri: Julia Cranney
UK, 2018, 13 min 07 sec
LAUREN wakes up with her ex GREG next to her, and a sense of not-again regret. But this time feels different.
Dir / Wri: Aurora Fearnley, Prod: Jackie Sheppard, Luke Walton, Wri: Neville Pierce
UK, 18 min
Peacemaker Jonah rejects his mission to save an endangered planet. When the ship he’s stowed on is hit by a freak solar storm, the crew suspect that Jonah carries a curse.
TRT: 98 min 35 sec