Shorts Programme 2
Thursday 12th November, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
@ Close-Up Cinema, 97 Sclater St, London E1 6HR
The Stocky Broker
Dir. Theo Jessel
UK | 16 mins
Logline: A young Stockbroker forsakes his social life when he signs up to his first white-collar boxing fight, where he will fight an unknown opponent in front of a large public crowd. He endures a ruthless training regime and gruelling sparring, all whilst working a high-pressure full-time job. After squaring up to his opponent the night before, he must stand and fight in front of his family, colleagues and thousands more. Exploring the nature of the contrast and similarities between his career and his commitment to boxing, we see that proving himself in the ring becomes central to his identity as a Broker.
Dir. Andre Chocron
UK | 25 mins
Logline: “Chronos” is shot in a single take with a continuous, seamless camera movement.
Dir. James Sieradzki
UK | 3 mins
Logline: A man struggles to determine between past and present as the horrors of The Great War and his civilian life intertwine.
Dir. Elena Bouryka
Italy | 15 mins
Logline: Walter, a con artist, drives around the city with his sick guard dog in the back. Sometimes successful, other times less so, Walter keeps tricking people, until an acquaintance dares him to go two minutes without telling a lie.
Him and Her
Dir. Abigail Scollay
UK | 14 mins
Logline: Alex and Sam's relationship hits a crossroads, when Alex reveals a big secret. As the high-school sweethearts spend their first night alone together, they have to confront their fears head-on.
Dir. WIlliam Mazzola
Brazil | 20 mins
Logline: Maril is a lonely woman who recently suffered a great loss. To recover, she decides to do to the end of the world. Along the way, she meets Mano. An extrovert and optimistic guy who will help her through her journey.
Agoria - Call of the Wild
Dir. Loïc Andrieu
France | 6 mins
Logline: Throughout a cinematic video, director Loïc ANDRIEU introduces a new female hero high-concept. It features Jane, an enigmatic L.A.P.D officer, forced to face her Orphic power to dive into death.
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.