NEW SHORTS: God's Lonely Men: Going Solo
20:45 Tue 12 Jan 2016
Modern society sees a lot of lonely men out there, whether by choice or accident. From faded rock stars to macho writers to the darker subjects of male suicide and life threatening illnesses, the lonely man is everywhere.
Film running order:
SHELTER Reggie Yates 14 mins
CATKINS Alexander Darby 10 mins
REST STOP Ben Masson 14 mins
SUNSET ROSE Zoe McCarthy 8 mins
THE LAUGHING KING Lindy Heymann 15 mins
IN WAITING Cecilia Stenbom 10 mins
I’M SORRY TO TELL YOU Ben Price 6 mins
BETTER THAN TOMORROW EuiJeong Hong 13 mins
I USED TO BE FAMOUS Eddie Sternberg 17 mins
EuiJeong Hong 13 mins (UK, 2015)After years in cryogenic stasis, Norman is brought back to life and immediately sent to a male quarantine facility. Finally unfrozen, he tries to find his wife Catherine, who entered cryostasis with him one hundred years earlier but their reunion comes with a shocking revelation about this perplexing new world.
Alexander Darby 10 mins (UK, 2015)Mark has a painful fight with his wife and decides to leave for his parents' in the countryside to make up his mind about a divorce. Whilst going for a walk near his parents' house, he takes comfort from rural freedom, and spies a young girl waiting alone. Mark watches her transfixes as her boyfriend arrives and ends their relationship.
Eddie Sternberg 17 mins (UK, 2015)'I Used to be Famous' follows Vince - a former pop star, (now has-been), relentlessly trying to forge a comeback. After finally hitting rock bottom, he meets Stevie, a young autistic man with an ear for rhythm. Stevie helps show Vince the power and beauty of true music for the first time. Both Vince and Stevie’s lives are changed forever.
Ben Price 6 mins (UK, 2015)A Doctor practises a terminal diagnosis.
Cecilia Stenbom 10 mins (UK, 2015)JOHN arrives at the hospital waiting room. His anxiety for the results grows stronger as he interacts with unfriendly staff, overhears conversations and spots ominous messages. JOHN gets further and further trapped into his own conviction of an impending death sentence; the walls are closing in…
Ben Masson 14 mins (UK, 2015)Meek English author John Chinnery writes hard-boiled crime novels under a nom de plume, pretending to be grizzled American Rick Hardin when giving readings to his unwitting fans. A late-night encounter at a petrol station goes awry when John Chinnery lets Rick Hardin seep into reality. Based on a short story by Stephen King.
Reggie Yates 14 mins (UK, 2015)When Ash and Wendie seek shelter from a downpour beneath the awning of a local butcher, this chance meeting won't be the only time their paths collide.
Zoe McCarthy 8 mins (UK, 2015)A flirtatious rapport descends into a dark and dangerous game in this high tension tale of murder and deception, set in 1940s San Francisco. Filmed on 16mm.
Lindy Heymann 15 mins (UK, 2015)Alone in Blackpool, Jake’s alienation is mirrored in his sister’s futile attempts to reach him. Writing her a postcard, we discover that he’s actually saying goodbye. This is a story of despair and hope, when what seems like an end is really a beginning and how a chance encounter with a stranger can help you find your place in the world.