Frayed Edges,Trifle, Flicker, Danni the Champion, Newquay to Nigeria: Cornwall's secretive military flying school, Shoal, Kettle.
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A reflection on a Cornishman's connection to Cornwall; the beauty and brutality of land & sea.
Alice, a grieving and disconnected pharmacist struggles with the knowledge that her husband was having an affair before his death. When she encounters ‘the other woman’ mourning her husband’s ghost-bike it forces Alice to confront her detachment, accepting compassion and understanding in the unlikely form of her trifle-loving methadone patient.
‘Flicker’ is a character portrait of Danny (Peter Newington), a typical twenty-something, who finds himself struggling to accept the full extent of his injuries after an unprovoked assault.
Moving through the house-parties, nightclubs and bars of today’s Dublin, ‘Flicker’ explores the subtle pressures of contemporary Irish masculinity. It's a raw, visceral and intimate exploration of contemporary Irish youth culture, masculinity and trauma.
The film features a number of Ireland's most exciting up-and-coming actors: Peter Newington, Sean Doyle, Caoimhe Coburn Gray, Megan Bea-Tiernan, Tony Doyle and Robbie Dunne. Directed by award-winning filmmakers Luke Daly and Nathan Fagan. Produced by Aaron McEnaney, for Bold Puppy.
In the aftermath of a violent assault, twenty-something Danny struggles to accept the full extent of his injuries.
‘Flicker’ is a portrait of Danny (Peter Newington), a typical twenty-something Dubliner, who gets assaulted one night in a city centre nightclub. Escaping the incident with only minor injuries, Danny throws himself back into his old routine: early-morning classes, five-a-side football, late nights on the sesh with the lads.
Pretty soon, however, Danny begins to realise that the assault has affected him in more ways than one.
Set in contemporary Dublin, ‘Flicker’ tells the story of Danny, a typical twenty-something, who becomes the victim of an unprovoked assault in a downtown nightclub. Walking away with only minor physical injuries, Danny launches himself back into his busy social life and his regular routine. As time goes on, however, the true impact of the assault begins to become clear.
Attempting to ignore the warning signs and to simply return to the party-hopping life he led before the assault, Danny begins to gradually unravel. Finally, at a hectic underground rave on the outskirts of Dublin, Danny’s internal crisis reaches its crescendo - and he finds himself acting in ways that will surprise even himself.
The film explores the ways in which young Irish men navigate and discuss trauma, mental health and emotional vulnerability. At its core, however, ‘Flicker’ is a portrait of a young man whose own internalized image of masculinity prevents him from acknowledging that he’s been hurt.
Young Danni isn’t like the other girls in town. She’d rather be watching drag races down at the airport or tearing about behind the wheel of her brother’s car, Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes blasting on the stereo. Bored of her life on the island and stifled by her passive-aggressive parents, she dreams of hitting the road and showing everyone what she can do. A powerful short from writer Iain Finlay Macleod, starring Francesca Taylor Coleman and directed by Laura Cameron-Lewis.
Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project, An Lanntair and Studio Fir Chlis with support from Hopscotch Films.
People in south west England are complaining about noise pollution from a shadowy helicopter training academy. Declassified UK investigates who is learning to fly in Cornwall, and finds a disturbing connection with human rights abuses in Nigeria.
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In an isolated coastal town, where everyone knows everyone, Eliza works shifts at the local fish factory while her fisherman dad goes out to sea. When an apparent accident happens, rumours start spreading and Eliza's relationship with her father is put to the test.
Jill suffers a serious hand injury while refurbishing her new home. That night she is awoken by a masked burglar atop her, a kettle at her eye, threatening violence if she doesn’t give up her valuables, and threatening to return if the police are called. In the wake of this traumatic burglary Jill begins to spiral, paranoid that he may return while trying to resume her life.