Manchester Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Monday 27th March, 6.45 - 9pm
@ Texture, 67 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FL


The Last Last Laugh
Dir. Paul Hendy
UK | 2016 | 19mins | Language: English
Three legendary comedians; one very unusual dressing room.'The Laugh Laugh' sees three iconic, British comedians, Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe and Bob Monkhouse sitting in a dressing room discussing the secret of comedy.


Man on Layby 52
Dir. Ruaridh M Turner, Beth Woodruff
UK | 2016 | 20mins | Language: English
Charles Ingram is well known as the man who occupied layby 52 on one of Scotland's busiest roads for three years. Once a prosperous business owner, he lost everything in a battle with the authorities. During his time on the layby, Charles collected over 2500 signatures from passers by who stopped to hear his story and the suspicious events surrounding his Mother's death.


Dir. Keon Hedayati
USA | 2016 | 27mins | Language: English
A thrill-crazed assassin stumbles upon mankind's greatest discovery.


The Track
Dir. Graham Holford
UK | 2016 | 10mins | Language: Korean with English subtitles.
Hee-Kyoung is an isolated woman: surrounded by people, she feels totally alone. After a night of drinking she decides to get some space and air, and ends up getting just what she didn't realise she needed.


Nan's Army
Dir. Lucy Werrett
UK | 2016 | 10mins | Language: English
Three irrepressible Bristol women tell how growing up in WW2 changed their lives forever, with some surprising results.


Dir. Jeff Gabriel-Yu
Hong Kong | 2016 | 10mins | Language: English
A high-profile international arbitrator must decide if she is willing to pay the ultimate price, by completing a pact with her mentor, in exchange for the power to decide the fate of nations.


The Wolves Beyond The Timber
Dir. Brock Keller
Canada | 2016 | 14mins | Language: English
When Madeline finds herself at the mercy of a mysterious cult, the 'Strangers', she must prove how far she is willing to fall in order to save her sick sister.


Dir. Adam A. Losurdo
Norway | 2016 | 12mins | Language: English
A senseless wandering ghoul roaming through a world of the hunger-less undead and accepting but resentful humans will soon discover a craving that leaves him completely and utterly without H O P E.

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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