London Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Monday 4th December, 7.45pm - 9.30pm
@ ArtHouse Crouch End, 159A Tottenham Ln, London, N8 9BT


The Accomplice
Dirs. John F. Beach, Jon Hoeg
USA | 8 mins
Arriving home from a long business trip, Jerry discovers a number of urgent messages on his answering machine from his impulsive and inept friend, Randy. Much to his surprise, Jerry is now an unwilling participant in one of Randy's boneheaded schemes.


Day of Reckoning
Dir. Gideon van Eeden
Netherlands | 14 mins
Eighty year old Hans blows out his birthday candles with particular force this year; he is ready to die. But first he must contend with a spectre from his past, who holds the key to his final peace.


ALL of me
Dir. Daphne Schmon
UK | 15 mins
Viv, a talented musician, faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she's built. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.


The Happy Genius
Dirs. Hannah McKibbin
UK | 5 mins
Late one night, while his perfect family sleep upstairs, an ageing businessman struggles with the suppressed tensions of his day. Longing to break out, he is drawn to his garden shed, where he finds his own particular form of release, locked away from prying eyes.


The Island
Dir. Darrell Lee HALL
France | 4 mins
In a world where mankind finds itself immersed in artificial paradises via virtual reality, a young woman tries to make sense of the present in order to find her lost love.


Kells Ride
Dir. Elizabeth McLeish
Australia | 10 mins
Greg Kelly, a motorbike enthusiast who suffers from younger onset dementia is taking on the ride of his life to put a spotlight on this disease


Dir. Adam A. Losurdo
Norway | 11 mins
NO ZOMBIE IS PERFECT. A senseless wandering ghoul roaming the world full of the hunger-less undead and hateful humans will soon discover a craving, leaving him completely and utterly without hope. After a mysterious disease struck society, poor Karl, like the rest of his kind, became one of the many outcasts in the modern world. While most folks went about their everyday lives, eventually accepting and ignoring the timid zombies themselves, those that became hostile towards the infected, faced no true consequences. Until... all hope was gone.


Dir. Cheree Cassidy
Australia | 15 mins
An alcoholic seeks redemption from the man whose life he destroyed, leaving his own fate in the hands of those he wronged.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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