The ensemble includes an eccentric host who lives in his bookstore, and several hilariously opinionated young couples. When the quiet new member opens up about her magical evening with a handsome British bloke, she turns the run of the mill meeting into a real-life mystery novel.
The third act culminates with a turbulent confrontation between the British "gentleman" and the delightfully scrappy Oakland book club crew.
Dead Cat Film
**EUROPEAN PREMIERE - BRITISH SHORTS BERLIN 2023**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION - BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL 2023**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION - KINO LONDON 2023**
A young woman becomes increasingly attached to the taxidermied corpse of her housemate’s cat.
A dark comedy starring Will Gao (Heartstopper/Netflix), Josie Charles and featuring the voice of Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Notting Hill).
The short was produced by Rasp Films who were BAFTA-nominated in 2021 for their short Lucky Break.
PRAGMA is an off-beat romantic comedy, set in a Post Graduate Partnering Programme, led by the world's leading practitioner in sustainable love. We follow our protagonist Willow on a series of hilariously intense compatibility assessments lead by Dr Francis (Nick Mohammed) with an onslaught of outrageous suitors. She is left caught between a rock and a hard place asking herself the ultimate question; should you trust science or trust your heart (or let's be honest...burning loins)?