Local Filmmakers Showcase

Saturday 15th December, 6.00pm - late
@ Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London E1 4UJ


The Overcoat
Dir. Patrick Myles
UK | 19 mins
Synopsis: A lonely social outcast gets a glimpse of what life is like for someone popular, and cannot let it go, even in death.


Test 82
Dir. Tom Edkins
UK | 16 mins
Synopsis: Time’s up for old people. They've become a burden for the rest of society. A new government initiative is in place, with everyone over the age of 82 being tested. Failure means instant termination. But there is a backlash from the electorate against high-handed politicians, who seem above the pain and loss associated with such tough measures. Now, with an election approaching, the economy-boosting scheme is under threat, but the party’s PR team have spotted a way to appease the masses and keep Test 82 on track.


Dir. Aurora Fearnley
UK | 16 mins
Synopsis: A Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship. - A modern retelling of the story of Jonah in the Belly of the Whale


Drug Runner
Dir. Charlotte Regan
UK | 7 mins
Synopsis: Phone calls, school and first arrests - the experiences of a 15 year old cocaine dealer.


Full English
Dir. Charlie Parham
UK | 9 mins
Synopsis: Why would you want to leave when there's all this?' Join Gwen for some Full English. Hers is the best on the coast. And given that she eats it every morning, she should know. All the other guests may have left. But they’ll be back. When Englishness is the only choice left on the menu, it’s breakfast for one in this dark, comic monologue for film about loneliness, mental health, disenfranchisement and surviving off the unappetising remnants of English identity.


Pickled Eggs
Dir. Justine Priestley
UK | 10 mins
Synopsis: In a local pub that time forgot, mates Mel, Rose and Martin push themselves to win the pub quiz. Hosted by Quiz Master Floyd McFuntimez, the group must battle against local champions to win the £50 top prize.


Dir. Alex Alexandrou
UK | 12 mins
Synopsis: Brothers Richmond and Arthur think they are the last survivors in a post-apocalyptic London until the first knock on their door in twenty years throws everything they thought they knew into question.


Dir. David Schofield
UK | 19 mins
Synopsis: Behind the faded grandeur of a seaside resort, an inexperienced henchman takes drastic measures to protect his brother and a vulnerable woman from his new boss, a violent loan shark.


King of the Arena
Dir. Tom Sweetland
UK | 9 mins
Synopsis: Originating as a seasonal competition to test the skills and strength of young Senegalese men’s once the hard graft of the harvest was over, traditional wrestling has evolved into a frenzied combo of boxing and grappling. In a country where the average income is $10 a day, six-figure prizes for the top fighters have become the norm.


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

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