A baptism ritual and a social media sensation, a tarot reader in crisis and a burglar with a dilemma, a runaway boy and a girl who can’t run far enough, childhood friendship shattered and male bonding gone sour, in a selection of films with a distinctly Northern flavour.
Join us on March 26th from 6:30pm at Number 70, Oxford Street for this FREE screening of Northern shorts.
Alternatively, catch our viewing at The Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Withington on March 29th from 6:30pm. Tickets are £5/£4 (concession).
WATER BABIES (North West Premiere)
Dir / Wri: Andrew Simpson, Prod: Gerry Maguire
UK, 2017, 11 min 15 sec, Cert 15
Strange and lonely 15 year old Molly begins baptising crowds of children in the local river. Owen’s teenage gang go along to bully her but he can’t admit he really fancies her.
Dir / Wri: Tom Diffenthal, Wri: Evie Garner
UK, 2019, 8 min 21 sec, Cert 12A
Poppy is obsessed with all things organic and growing, especially when it comes to growing her followers on social media.
ALLAN & WASPY (North West Premiere)
Dir / Wri: James Miller, Prod: Miles Wilkes
UK, 2019, 7 min 41 sec, Cert 15
Allan and Waspy find escape from the pressures of the grown up world in the woods on their daily route to school. However, violence and tragedy threaten their friendship and their innocence.
A DUNDER PLUNDER
Dir / Wri: Grace Alwyn Ashworth, Prod: Alan Livesey
UK, 2019, 7 min 40 sec, Cert 15 (FFF Rating)
A burglar’s plans are derailed, when he encounters a sobbing woman in the master bedroom.
NORTH PIER (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Dylan Howell, Prod: Pia Schuster
UK, 2019, 12 min 54 sec, Cert 15
Young runaway Liam finds himself alone on the streets of Blackpool. Two older teenagers take him under their wing, but tensions soon erupt.
GIRL ALONE (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir: Keith Farrell, Wri: Linda Barnett, Prod: David Arrowsmith, Josh Key
UK, 2019, 13 min 40 sec, Cert 15
A girl with a dark past finds herself alone and on the run. But sometimes moving forward is harder than it seems…
MAID OF STARS
Dir: Gareth George, Darren Jeffries, Wri: Alexandra Keelan
UK, 2019, 14 mins 15 sec, Cert 15
Tarot reader Iris Moon has provided comfort to people in need her entire life. Now she finds herself searching for someone to provide reassurance to her own troubles.
LEAGUES APART (Greater Manchester Premiere)
Dir / Wri / Prod: Sam Holland, Wri / Prod: Sam Beresford
UK, 2018, 16 min 37 sec, Cert 18
Two estranged friends are brought back together by the untimely death of their childhood rugby coach, forcing them to confront their relationship with their hometown, with each other, and with the man who helped them along the way.
92 min 23 sec