Where would film be without its stars? Even in the world of shorts, we find famous faces. Whoopi Goldberg and Peter Mullen, Shia LeBeouf and Jane Birkin, Ewen Mackintosh and Denise Welch can all be found strutting their stuff in this star-studded selection.
(Wri / Dir: Marcus C. W. Chan, Wri: Sam Icklow, Prod: Lucretia Stinnette, Exec Prod: James Franco, Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Budron, Alessandro Delpiano, USA, 2017, 12 min 38 sec)
William Stack is best known as the child actor who regularly appeared on CNC’s “Dance with the Devil”, where he played a young boy molested by his baseball coach. Whatever happened to him – and why?
(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.
EDITH MANCHESTER PREMIERE
(Dir: Christian Cooke, Wri: Ray Robinson, Prod: April Kelley, Sara Huxley, Fiona Neilson, Star: Peter Mullan, Michelle Fairley, Elliott Tittensor, UK, 2016, 15 min)
Since his wife Edith’s death four months ago, Jake has fallen into a life of drinking and isolation. When he meets another woman in his local pub, he is forced to confront some of his past demons and regrets…
EVERYDAY PERFORMANCE ARTISTS UK PREMIERE
(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: Nick Rowntree, Co-Prod: Suzy Mottram, Prod / Star: Denise Welch, UK, 2017, 15 min 32 sec)
A woman is terrified by the return of a sinister teenage boy into her life.
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…
LA FEMME ET LE TGV
(Wri / Dir: Timo Van Gunten, Prod: Giacun Caduff, Star: Jane Birkin Switzerland, 2016, 30 min.)
A lonely widow starts up an unlikely romantic correspondence with a the driver of a train which passes her rail-side home every day…
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