NEW SHORTS: WTF: Outside the Box [+ Q&As]
19:00 Mon 11 Jan 2016
We return for a second year to showcase the more out-there moments that are submitted to the Festival, and also invite filmmakers for a Q&A following their films to explain themselves! Tonight’s showcase promises to be another unique session, opening your eyes to the crazy possibilities of filmmaking, including three short musical epics!
Film running order:
Filmmaker Q&As hosted by Gem Carmella (Short Sighted Cinema)
CAUSTIC GULP Bryan M. Ferguson 13 mins
GIN FOR ONE Samuel J. White 17 mins
GROOVY James Todino 10 mins
SOUR MILK Eliott Gonzo 11 mins
CHRYSALIS RECOVERY CLUB Alan Harding 13 mins
KISSY LIPS MAN Will Webb 3 mins
THE ITCH Rebecca Earp & Dan Morgan 1 min
MIND SHIFT Michael West 2 mins
I AM BELLA (HEAR ME ROAR) Flora Bradwell 3 mins
TALERING James McDermott 4 mins
GRAND RASPBERETTA Ksenia Kane and Maria Klimko 8 mins
SINGING MY WAY Aman Advaita 10 mins
GUY AND DOLL Ben Mallaby 11 mins
Bryan M. Ferguson 13 mins (UK, 2015)Somewhere in Florida a mysterious chemical reacts with the chlorine of a hotel swimming pool. Upon discovery, a young guest begins recruiting followers for her strange cult.
Alan Harding 13 mins (UK, 2015)Under the shadow of a large mountain, A lonely radio repair agent lives a solitary life with only the hum of his electronics to keep him company. Upon hearing the voice of his missing wife broadcast over the airwaves, he decides to attempt to find the source.
Samuel J. White 17 mins (UK, 2015)'Gin for One' showcases an introspective of the sole remaining member of the experimental musical three-piece, 'Gin Fiasco'.Following a violent separation, the lead singer/ guitarist/ pianist/percussionist, strives to complete the last album the band had written together as a group. We witness the struggles of withered friendships, financial devastation, and the damaging psychological effects of self-imposed solitary confinement.
Ksenia Kane and Maria Klimko 8 mins (UK, 2015)An animated food operetta about a friendship between a jar of jam Geremio Marmelatto and a toast Pane Tostate di Catelli. After years of not having a best friend, Geremio feels so happy that he fails to see di Catelli’s true intentions. But Geremio’s big and kind heart makes di Catelli question his plans.
James Todino 10 mins (UK, 2015)On the day of hand-in, an art student drops a celebratory dose of acid, propelling him on a psychedelic adventure.
Ben Mallaby 11 mins (UK, 2015)Ladies and gentlemen, it's Guy and Doll! A washed-up children's TV act relegated to the nostalgia-based club circuit. Guy feels Doll is married more to the act than to him, can they rediscover the love they had for one another?
Flora Bradwell 3 mins (UK, 2015)The greatly anticipated second single from Bella & the Lordwarfs is here! Enigmatic front-woman, Bella Lordwarf, alter ego of artist Flora Bradwell, playfully explores her identity through the medium of grime beats. What is it like to be a second self, masked diva and woman? I AM BELLA (Hear Me Roar) goes some way to answering that time old question.
Will Webb 3 mins (UK, 2015)A young man is followed home from the laundrette by an older man who makes kissing faces at him. The stranger is persistent, watching the younger man from outside his house, and even appearing in the plughole of a sink! Eventually, the older man makes his move, and reveals a terrible secret.
Michael West 2 mins (UK, 2015)Mind Shift is a short and stark insight into a troubled man's inner war as he confronts the manifestation of his turmoil. Switching between his inner reality and our 'real world', Mind Shift questions notions of subjective realities and the fragile nature of the mind.
Aman Advaita 10 mins (UK, 2015)Natalie is finally in England! On her second visit to Birmingham to visit her boyfriend, she comes across an interesting yet unexpected obstacle... her body. A manic adventure unfolds as she realises she can neither control her movements, nor her voice. Watch Natalie embark upon the reasonably simple quest to find her boyfriend, in this fiesta for music lovers.
Eliott Gonzo 11 mins (UK, 2015)Black Milk, Gambling, Tattooed Milkmen and Skinhead Postman. Welcome to the world of 'Sour Milk', A dark twisted black comedy.
James McDermott 4 mins (UK, 2015)A trio of very short modern day Fairytales. "TV Taught Me How To Feel" - A film about Tv Cultures hold on our speach "The Red Shoes" - Representing the Pace of Life "Scary Poppins" - An LSD Fairytale about Commercialism
Rebecca Earp & Dan Morgan 1 mins (UK, 2015)A horror movie in 20 seconds. Is it all in his head?