This showcases engaging & emerging filmmakers from the UK, all political, personal & potent. Matters may seem out of control in turbulent times & these stories attempt to restore the balance. Featuring dark satires, understated issues & controversial desires. These films have a varied range of styles with startling agendas. Any predictable perspectives are usually confronted to reveal hidden apprehensions. These mutual anxieties are then irrevocably challenged.
SHORT ONE: DIAGNOSIS | 17 minutes
Sally’s secretive evening job as a medical roleplay actress forces her to face up to feelings she thought she had under control.
SHORT TWO: CLEARED | 3 minutes
Through phone calls with a prison inmate's closest contacts, we see how quickly the world is moving on without him.
SHORT THREE: CLA'AM | 17 minutes
A dark, surreal comedy about a local man who becomes convinced that a vast conspiracy is behind the impossibly rapid gentrification in his London area. But is it all in his head, or is the truth even darker than he imagines?
SHORT FOUR: WILD HORSES | 26 minutes
Joan has been housebound with M.E. for most of her adolescence. Now in slow recovery, her urge for independence is causing friction with her mother. When Joan's tutor encourages her to push herself she throws caution to the wind, leaving home in search of new experiences. And a horse.
SHORT FIVE: SKIPPED | 7 minutes
Sarah's going to uni. Andre isn't. Andre's masculinity is threatened by a bully and a flash neighbour. The pressure spills into argument.
SHORT SIX: 46.0 | 15 minutes
Friends Adam and Luke are the life of the party. When they decide that Luke should host a party at his house, what was meant to be a night of fun without responsibilities turns out to be a nightmare for Adam.
SHORT SEVEN: GREAT EXPECTATIONS | 15 minutes
Within three days Pip has lost her job, flat and boyfriend. At a crossroads she must decide whether to persist with the big smoke or leave liberal, metropolitan, elite London and go back to her home in the Brexit Britain countryside and seek her reduced fortune.
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