North by North West Shorts 29/11/18

(Please Note the venue has changed from GOODSTOCK to NIAMOS Screen 2)

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

NIAMOS 2, Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU

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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.



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.




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.



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

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