Friday 13th December, 8.30pm - 10.30pm
@ Close-Up Cinema, 97 Sclater St, London E1 6HR
Dir. Carl Timms
UK | 23 mins
Logline: A man takes to a remote hideout with his sick wife, where he battles to protect her life, and his own sanity, from supernatural enemies plaguing humanity. Then a stranger enters their lives... A powerful post-apocalyptic thriller with an incredible twist starring James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, His Dark Materials), Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) and Marc Baylis (Coronation Street)
Dir. Helen O'Reilly
Ireland | 18 mins
Logline: It’s 1983, Culture Club are no. 1, everyone’s glued to Knight Rider, and Kelly Harrison is not only experiencing her first crush, she’s going to her first disco. The only problem is that she’s getting train tracks before her big night and becomes besieged by self consciousness. However with the help of her best friend, Kelly realises what’s really important in her life.
Dir. Simon Ryninks
UK | 10 mins
Logline: After s night of passion Emily tells Jay she’d like to use a strap-on. Scared of losing a girl he has a connection with, Jay reluctantly agrees
Dir. Rebecca Rian
UK | 11 mins
Logline: Jack is our hero. We follow him through fragments of time, flashbacks and events. We witness his torment and confusion; from the way he views his family, to his memory and moments that are snapped back and fourth. Is his memory loss and remembrance a curse? Yes, until we think of it as protection from the most tragic moment in his life. Jack is loved by his family. They are saying their long goodbye to him. There is fear, understanding, confusion and compassion. Is he lost forever? This film aims to show what life is like for a dementia sufferer, and how the memory torments the sufferer.
Dir. Leon Williams
UK | 1 mins
Logline: The first day on any job can be tough, but this job is something else.
A Midwinter Night's Dream
Dir. Martin Gooch
UK | 7 mins
Logline: Every year on Midwinter’s Eve the Sunstone must be returned to the Yew Tree Goddess. Young Morrigan doesn't want to do it but her mother and the Vicar insist. The Yew Tree is ancient... mystical, magical and poisonous. What has it witnessed in its long life; what does it know?
Dir. Simon Sorted
UK | 6 mins
Logline: As we reach the 50th anniversary of the first people travelling to the moon, ‘Rocket Boy’ is the account of a man who witnessed, first hand, the launch of that rocket. As he recalls the awe inspiring event, the story is told through the eyes of a young boy, who’s power of imagination makes the impossible become real.
Molly & Noel
Dir. Meredith Dobbs
UK | 9 mins
Logline: Molly and Noel, after years of long distance, got a marriage visa so Molly could move to London. Now the deadline for renewing it is on their doorstep. The only problem is they have no photos for her application that prove they're in a relationship... so they'll just have to recreate them.
The Last Breath
Dir. Attila Toth
UK | 4 mins
Logline: Following a young woman on her last day on Earth.
A Stitch in Time
Dir. Graham Atkins-Hughes
UK | 13 mins
Logline: A boy may be dead. Injured, anxious and wired, Tony has to work out his next step. Tony, arrives in A&E, cut and stressed out. His friend Jay stabbed, garbled text messages from his crew as company, Tony concludes that Jay’s aggressor has arrived in the cubical next-door. Confused and agitated Tony is trying to decide how, or even if, he should exact revenge. His battle receives a knowing and unexpected intervention. A STITCH IN TIME is the second in a triptych of films directed by Graham Atkins-Hughes, dramatically exploring the power of choice.
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.