Thursday UK Shorts

Thursday 2nd April @ 9.00pm - late
@CULTUREPLEX, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St, Manchester, M1 2TP


Dir. Christian Kinde
UK | 18 mins
Logline: "Since the death of her mother, Lilah has begrudgingly taken on her mum’s role in the family home. Frustrated by her inherently obstinate father and her brother’s legalistic faith, Lilah makes a plan to run away with Jimmy, the 22 year old guy she has been seeing in secret. Torn between the call of a life without imposed values and the importance of her culture, Lilah makes the choice to flee, putting her family’s forgiveness to the ultimate test. Daughter stars Amita Suman as Lilah, who can now be seen in a lead role in Shadow and Bone, a major new series by Netflix."


Talk To Me
Dir. Dan Henshaw
UK | 4 mins
Logline:  H1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. We are proud to present the short film “Talk To Me”, for cinema release in support of the Time To Change campaign. Sponsored by Soho House, the film features Christopher Eccleston, Tom Goodman-Hill, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Niamh Cusack, who are among over thirty writers, poets, actors and mental health ambassadors to have collaborated on an art-led piece by Steuart Padwick. All wrote and recorded deeply personal poetry about the importance of communication for mental health.


Dir. Ben G. Brown
UK| 12 mins
Logline: SEAGULLS reveals a day in the life of Ruksar, a colour blind paint mixer with a colourful past and an inspirational message to share.


Redrum UNIT 22
Dirs. Red Filgate, Sam Carson, Zane Crowther
UK | 4 mins
Logline:  Stop motion animation made in conjunction with the release of an EP made by Redrum and produced by PatchBay records. The film is inspired by squat raves in London.


Dir. Alexander Brown
UK | 11 mins
Logline: When a young boy finds a large sum of money hidden in a discarded mattress, good fortune turns to anxiety as his windfall transforms him into a reclusive and paranoid creature who will do anything to protect his jackpot. .


You Say Nothing
Dir. Gray Hughes
UK | 9 mins
Logline:  When conflict erupts in Derry in 1969 two brothers facing violence at home withdraw into their own fantasy world to escape The Troubles


Boat Boy
Dir. Kieran Panchal
UK | 15 mins
Logline:  The coming of age story of 15 year old Paul Maxwell and his momentous summer, in 1979, as Lord Louis Mountbatten"s 'Boat Boy'.


Birthday Girl
Dir. Portia A. Buckley
UK | 16 mins
Logline:  Set in Manchester’s notorious Moss Side, a single mother’s 43rd birthday party ends in disaster when her lover unexpectedly arrives and clashes with her overprotective son.


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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