Local Filmmakers Showcase
Sunday 15th December, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
@ Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London E1 4UJ
Dir. Philip Barantini
UK | 22 mins
Logline: During the busy run-up to Christmas, a single-take snapshot of the immense stress and skills of a talented head chef reveals that things are about to burst behind the restaurant’s flash façade.
A Boy a Man and a Kite
Dir. Adam Matalon
USA | 20 mins
Logline: A dying man contemplates his younger self as he floats in the blackness of a coma, coming to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. The boy’s parents seem oblivious as he struggles with his guilt and shame at a new school where he feels left out until his housemaster makes a move. The film explores themes of love, child sexual abuse and redemption. in an abstract evocative telling of a story based on a real court case. At a time when voices deserve to be heard, this long hidden true story comes to light.
Dir. Sophia Carr-Gomm
UK | 15 mins
Logline: It’s the turn of the New Year and a young woman fumbles her way through an unknown future. 'Nobody's Darling' is a funny, neurotic and sad love letter to London, exploring friendship and loneliness in this big city we call home.
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Dir. Marcus Liversedge
UK | 10 mins
Logline: Society is coming to an end in the UK. But Emma and Paul are in luck, they built a bunker in their back garden and they will just sit it out. As long as they have each other and enough to eat, they should be fine. Their only contact to the outside world is their wind-up radio. But their dreams of safety are shattered.
Dir. Gyulyara Meliki
UK | 18 mins
Logline: After a client makes a request that she cannot turn down, Tasha, a bubbly and outgoing experienced escort seeks the help of her younger friend Chloe. Chloe, a down to earth and intelligent girl would usually turn down such an offer as it goes against her moral compass. However, she is in desperate need of easy, fast money for personal reasons and is forced to accept. Tasha and Chloe meet at the hotel and make their way up to the presidential suite to meet the client, Simon. At first glance, Simon is a handsome, spoilt rich guy but Chloe’s innocence and wit intrigues him. He presents the girls with some jewellery: a necklace for Tasha and the bracelet for Chloe. As the bracelet turns on to sync with Chloe’s heart rate and Tasha’s necklace starts strangling her, the girls realise that Simon is no ordinary client, but a psychopath hell bent on murdering escorts through psychological games and traps. Chloe uses her wits to outsmart Simon and finds his ‘weak spot’, enabling her to kill him but she cannot stop the necklace from choking Tasha to death.
A Battle in Waterloo
Dir. Emma Moffat
UK | 11 mins
Logline: During the Battle of Waterloo, Ellen (Jessie Buckley) searches for her missing husband in the nearby forest and resorts to desperate measures to survive.
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.