Inspired by a true story, Omar is a young Black man trying to support his family and his newly pregnant girlfriend. Carlos is an overworked cop with a dark past weighing him down.
The two couldn’t be more different, but through the course of a day not only will their similarities be spotlighted, but the two will cross paths in a tragic way
Outskirts of the town, at a traditional house, Aicha, a 26-year-old woman leads a monotonous lifestyle.
During the day, she does household chores and cares for her elderly mother who is sick and bedridden. In the evening, Aicha leaves
home and waiting to cross the path of a possible lorry driver.
The most honest film I've ever made.
A bi-racial teenager discovers dark secrets about her father and must reconcile herself with the father she thought she knew and the man he may actually be.
In a deprived area of England's industrial north, a young mother is hit by a forklift truck at work and loses her leg. Based on the true story of Lisa Ramos, Amputee follows the first year of mental and physical recovery from a limb amputation. The consequences for Lisa's mental health, her family and her relationship with her son are far more severe than the physical loss of a limb. Amputee is the story of one family's struggle to adjust to a new reality, told from the perspective of those who are brought closer together and those who get left behind.
High school student Azamat is regularly humiliated and insulted by his classmates. One day his girlfriend Inzhu gives him a new mobile phone as a gift. With the help of a modern device Azamat starts bullying everyone in social networks. He is engaged in cyber-bullying. He reveals the dark sides of his classmates. However, soon everything gets out of control and Azamat cannot separate virtual dreams from reality…
A young mother struggles to balance the juxtaposition of intense maternal love and its repetitive frustrations.
Depressed Army Veteran, Joel, struggles to fit in with modern day society. When the COVID-19 lockdown hits, he worries for his health. Whilst he laments on the idea of suicide, he is suddenly distracted by a strange note he receives from an anonymous person. Whilst Joel seeks out his stalker, he learns of the community around him, who are struggling as much as he is. Meanwhile he exchanges notes with the stalker, getting no further in finding out who it is. Through the process of this, and the challenge of the covid lockdown, Joel eventually comes to terms with his guilt and his suffering, and accepting his illness, and is willing to heal. To help himself, he must help others. Only then does Joel realise that he was writing to himself the whole time.
When party girl April wakes up after a rowdy New Year’s eve with a lot more than just a hangover, she calls her partner in crime, Lola, to try to fill in the blanks. But the truth is uglier than April
When tree surgeon Laura discovers her twin sister’s commemorative oak is dying, she returns to their childhood home seeking the threads of connection. Here she must repair broken bonds with her estranged brother Joe before she can say goodbye to Eloise.
Are You Numb Yet?
Set in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic, This story is told through a potent mix of poetry, dance, theatre, and music. Full of suppressed anger and fear, we watch Dre as he implodes from the traumatic effects of dealing with two pandemics.
A deaf couple, man and pregnant woman, arrive at the delivery room, in labor. The Sign Language Interpreter, who was supposed to come and interpret, was unexpectedly absent. And so, the couple remains to cope with the birth without the ability to understand the medical staff. the experience turns into an event that would change the couple's lives forever.
An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.
Jessica runs a stalking support group, she offers help to victims who have been through situations of trauma relating to stalking. Jessica believes everyone’s experiences are different, she becomes friends with Faye, who struggles with her feelings of guilt and blame.
One night in the Welsh Valleys Joe etches a piece of artwork and recalls his recent past. Diagnosed to soon turn totally blind, rejected to study Fine Art; Joe's life is crumbling around him. He finds himself lost up the mountains of his hometown, stumbling upon a beautiful bluebell wood. An epiphany. He captures the scene, but closes his eyes and paints from a new perspective.
When Sho became aphasia due to a stroke to his brain and partially amnesiac, his younger brother, Ken decides to support him in his best possible way. However, Ken has more reason why he has to do so...
Once upon a time in the Faroe Islands, two lone brothers struggle to save their fragile relationship after the sudden loss of their older brother.
Through his tumultuous relationship with his younger brother, a young man begins to understand the troubled past that was running his life and has a chance to end a generational cycle of abuse and pain.
Bryn's week goes from bad to worse, when her latest babysitting gig turns out to be a grown man. Kyle is terminally ill, and wants company for the last hours of his life - he intends to kill himself by the end of the evening.
This is an urban tale of love and sacrifice set in a mysterious restaurant hidden in an alleyway. On an ordinary night, a man eats a lot of herbal plants in front of a woman, transforming himself into the woman’s food.
Essex, present day. Hugh Millais (Joerg Stadler) is a middle aged farmhand who finds himself caught amidst a flurry of accusations sparked by an encounter with two young boys near his caravan. The allegations cause him to lose his job and get banned from the local pub. In a desperate plea to clear his name, he confronts their mother about the rumors.
Carlo is a recovering heroin addict who works odd hours at a guitar shop sanding bodies. The temptation to relapse is weighing him down.
Juan, this is adolesent to 17 years old , he wanna to has a sex with his girlfriend Samantha, he dresses with Samantha's clothes and he discovers nuw ways feel pleasure
Late at night after a boozy dinner, two couples get into a heated discussion over what 'cheating' means to each of them and to their horror discover that they all have a different understanding of the word.
Set in an American coastal town, Alice Featherston is having a hard time asking her crush, Dave, to be her high school prom date. That changes, however, when she meets a traveling circus clown, Sam. The two strike up a unique rapport.
Alice discovers that Sam is mute and can only communicate through writing poetry. He also possesses the unique ability to create illustrations that come to life. With his help and guidance, Alice gains the courage to speak to Dave at school. Even when things don’t go quite according to plan, Sam helps navigate Alice through her disappointments.
A coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her confidence, made only possible by the friendship with a magical, mystical but kind-hearted stranger.
Martin ventures inside a laundrette to wash some clothes. However, after falling asleep inside, he awakens to discover his clothes have gone, and everybody inside has disappeared...
Ex Military man Tom Sullivan is at a turning point in his life where he is holding on to past glories and is finding it hard to find his place in the world.
Haunted by failure to save a friend and pushing out the love of his life, Sullivan faces a cross roads where his actions will change his life forever.
Inspired by true incidents.
Esther lives with her dad and takes care of him every day. However, due to his madness she locked him in his room. But one day Esther realized that his father wasn't in the room anymore.
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.
When a young woman’s depression drives her to despair, only the Father’s love can help her overcome the dark places.
“The day I met Joshua” portrays Reena, a social media influencer who encounters an unusual moment in the desert, she gets a glimpse, she experiences a moment that opens doors to a long path of self-discovery.The film has a contemporary theme of “connectedness” in the age of the Internet.It’s a powerful story of a woman’s self-realization, with a stellar performance by the very
A Dutch soldier experiences the first days of World War II on the coast of Zeeland, in the south-west of The Netherlands. Helpless in face of the looming German invasion, his faith in God will be put to a test.
James is on his own for the night, as his girlfriend is away. He orders pizza, which is delivered by a cheery delivery man named Gee. When a delivery mix-up means Gee gets fired, James takes pity on him and invites him in. But when James asks Gee what his real name actually is, he gets a response he really wasn't expecting...
In the year 2085, earth has become all but uninhabitable, and an irresolute housewife is faced
with news that her closest friends have decided to emigrate to Mars. When they ask her to join
them, she begins to challenge her husband's idealism about the decaying Earth and must
ultimately decide what she is willing to leave behind.
Diminuendo visualizes the detrimental effects plastic waste has on marine life and the environment from an emotional point of view. Through visual metaphors, the viewer is guided through sceneries that get more and more covered by plastic. To emphasize the contrast between the natural world and the plastic world, the animation is done entirely with ink on paper, except for the plastic, which stands apart from the oceanic life in bright digital yellow. The two parts are united through the pulsing paper texture that shines through the semi-opaque yellow as a constant reminder of the underlying life it covers. But there is room for change. In the end, it is never too late for a helping hand.
An elderly widower suffering through loneliness, and grappling with a lack of purpose after a career on stage, is prompted into making a major life decision that will, ultimately, take him down a unique path.
Stranded on a university campus, a Greek and an English student suddenly find themselves living together during the pandemic in an intimate bubble of surrealism, tension and dreams.
In East London Jacob finds himself between a looming drug deal and commitments to his family. He must decide whether to face danger in order to make money for his mother and sister, or leave it all behind and risk his life for walking away.
Jaq is angry. But she also wants to have sex. This should be straightforward - angry sex is one of the pre-approved genres for copulation. But her body is out to sabotage her coitus in the worst way.... endometriosis.
"Entre Les Images" is a found footage film composed of 35mm nitrate film frames from over 100 silent films, a large number of them irrevocably lost, with nothing to mark their presence outside of these majestic few frames. As a whole, they represent the hopes, dreams, and promises of tumultuous, perpetuating life and death between every frame.
Two brothers must come to terms with the dark past of their father. The younger brother, about to deliver the eulogy at the funeral, is set to spill the secrets of his father's troubled character. The older brother sees things very differently. With the family and relatives gathered they have only minutes to resolve the crisis.
The human connection and impact someone can have on our lives, even when they are no longer with us.
One day, a strange thing comes to her, who is suffering from being sexless with her boyfriend.
Two teens with different genetic conditions are forced to form a friendship.
While on a life changing school trip, an insecure boy fights to make his secret relationship with a popular classmate public.
‘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.
A Chinese single mother, Hui, grapples with the fallout of discovering her 16-year-old daughter’s pregnancy. Headstrong and brilliant, Yilin refuses to terminate her pregnancy and safeguard her future. As the two are caught in a violent impasse, Hui calls on help from the mother of Yilin’s boyfriend — an act that may jeopardise her relationship with her daughter forever.
Frankie is unwell. Borderline schizophrenic, manic depression and alcoholism. Unemployed and living in a bedsit in east London, he goes drinking on a random day with his best friend, where throughout, his mental state becomes increasingly and visibly clearer, creating an already intense situation and resulting in a sudden deadly climax.
"Freeze Your Brain" is a poetry film that asks who are we really? Is it who we project ourselves to be or what is expected of us to be? A group of strangers go on an journey to find their true selves.
Eun-bae is a seemingly average guy. Who goes to work, earn his money and simply lived his life.
One day he tried to spend the night at a brothel and there he met a woman called Seo-ri.
Seo-ri is simple-minded and only seems to repeat the things she learned from other people.
Eun-bae couldn’t understand her naivety, and this made him despised her at first.
Yet, he gradually falls for her stupid innocence.
They don’t talk about their personal lives.
However, Eun-bae began to develop feelings for Seo-ri.
Eun-bae keeps calling for her to get out of the brothel.
But one day, Seo-ri didn’t pick up the phone.
Eun-bi realised his love for Seo-ri and tried to find and expressed his love for her.
This story is about two people falling in love and they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.
The United Kingdom, about ten years in the future. Jennifer, a senior intelligence officer, is briefing her deputy Kate about a new detainee who has been arrested for crimes against the state. But there is something different about this prisoner...
As Kate conducts a ruthless interrogation, Jennifer, faced with her sense of duty on one side and her conscience on the other, must make an impossible choice.
Things go from bad to worse for over-looked middle child, Abi, when the family car breaks down on a secluded mountain road, on-rout to her graduation ceremony. Forced to seek help on foot, the group must reevaluate what it means to be a family if they're to have any chance of making it back to civilization.
No longer girlie enough for her girlfriends and starting to become too girlie for her guy friends, and eager to grow up, Nika a 14 year old tomboy, is just trying to figure out her place in the adolescent world. When she hears a rumor that her mother is a stripper, she decides to investigate, changing her relationship with her mother forever, and Nika is ushered into adulthood.
Walked-all-over Larry finds himself stuck in the car with a hitchhiker. Dots connect and Larry begins to realise that he may very well be trapped in there with an armed criminal. Trying- and failing- to find help in the middle of Wales, Larry has no way out. Then again, neither does the hitchhiker.
A pandemic challenges a Chinese student on the path to legal immigration while sheltering in her new American home. Created for the 72 Hour Shootout by the Asian American Film Lab under the theme, Going Viral.
Andi, in his mid-30ies, is occuping buildings out of political motivation. One night, his sister Saskia and her 4-year old son Levi seek refuge in the occupied house. The following days Andi takes care of his nephew which brings to light some undigested past.
Faced with a split custody break up, a family’s older daughter kidnaps her hostile sister to embark on a journey to reconnect before they part.
Based on a true story.
Trapped in a life of endless fear, one girl tries to explain a life caught in County Lines crime. Exploited by the people who befriended and too scared to tell the ones who love her.
In a town filled with old houses. A child’s cry breaks through the silenced filled town, causing the dogs to join with their barks. In one dark and narrow alley, stands a girl filled with nervousness.
The mix of sounds: the crying, sounds of someone being beat, a man cursing and yelling, bother her and she can only imagine what nightmare is taking place inside.
One night, her dog is barking and yapping much more than usual, she proceeds to go over to her dog to check and is faced with someone who seems to have fallen asleep in the living room, looking unstable and lonely. The next morning, all the sounds seem to have stopped and the town seems to be covered in a shroud of silence, only to then find her dog has mysteriously died.
Close to graduating his twelve month rehab stay, Andrew gives his testimony to churchgoers. When the congregation seem to judge him harshly, a shattered Andrew makes plans to slip away from the residential rehab and back to drugs.
But Rob, the teenager assigned to Andrew's care, uncovers his best friend's ruinous plan and stages a frightening coup to save Andrew.
When a teenager gets attacked by peers, his hard-headed mother resolves to protect him from further harassment. Set in an urban Macedonian neighborhood, this short observes the interplay of gender roles and intergenerational violence, with equal touches of dry humor and family melodrama.
Tilly and Vic are waiting for Tilly’s parents to join them on a video call so that they can break some difficult news to them. But, as so often happens when family gets together, the conversation is quickly derailed by passive aggression, an uninvited visitor and, of course, dodgy internet connection.
Logic and imagination, fantasy and rationality. Victoria and Paula, mother and daughter. Two different worlds, distant, perhaps irreconcilable.
An unusual event will bring them toghether. Or will separate them forever.
Timo, the youngest of a Greek community of Funfair workers, will have to face the hardest winter together with his loved ones.
To help fund his education and pay his rent Daniel (Merton, UK based Daniel Braimah) has started a new job as an on demand takeaway rider. It's a lonely job and he struggles to connect with people, especially as he takes his work so seriously. With his head down he doesn’t notice the keen eye of Kelly (Maia Watkins) in the local chip shop - is she going to have to spell it out to him that she’s interested?
Just Delivered is a universal story and community short film project set in Merton (South London), created by Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson commissioned by Film Merton and Digital Drama. It’s a scripted romantic comedy-drama starring and based on local people (many featured are non actors), businesses and locations that celebrates the community, its diversity and vibrancy.
The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator. The "Just Like Water" speaks about time and the circle of life.
The questions asked are, what is time and how do we perceive it? Do we really live the moments in our daily lives and do we give them their due value?
So, we follow a magical journey through time, embedded with vivid images of Spyros, grandfather, man, child ... A girl and a woman always there. A patchwork of images, accompanied by original musical composition, sketched in detail: it weaves the puzzle of a whole life nestled in the Island of Crete (Greece).
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.
Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple's love.
An off-the-grid, idiosyncratic hired knife goes about his business any other hitman would, except he eliminates his victims' remains by giving them the rightful last rites per their religion. This, until he encounters his final victim - a registered organ donor.
One ordinary day in Leonidas's life, a seemingly minor event with major impact on him. Leonidas's favourite pastime is fishing, his usual catch providing him with pocket money for personal spending. Unexpectedly, and in view of significant onlookers, he catches a big fish. It signifies success, acceptance and appreciation by the young men and girl. How does he deal with it?
Life Before Life
Life Skills tells the story of Nathan, a former soldier who is struggling with life after serving in the armed forces. When Nathan’s world is collapsing and he is at his lowest point, he seeks respite by taking a unique path to try to overcome his problems.
Kamehachi, a jobless carver of Buddhist statues, earns his living by making lifelike gures for freak shows. During the autumn fair, a member of a local well-to-do family visits the performance and requests Kamehachi to make a doll of his fatally ill daughter Tsubaki to copy her mortal beauty as is.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020, two self-isolating office workers, both lonely in their own way, connect via a series of progress reports. Each becoming the other's lifeline to a world beyond quarantine.
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Escaping from a violent lover, Natasha is drawn into a child’s sinister plot. But is it true, or a cruel game with Natasha the plaything?
Escaping from a violent lover to a country manor hotel, Natasha becomes the unwilling confidant of Amelia, a young child, in a family secret. Could Amelia's secret be true, or is it a cruel game and Natasha her plaything?
A lonely Prince, drowning in melancholy, invites a Sculptor to his court to create a piece of art just for him. As the Sculptor spends his days chiselling away on a block of marble, the Prince too discovers a new side of himself, for a brief moment forgetting the world of solitude that surrounds him.
The film presents the fate of four Hungarian soldiers in the last days of World War II-stricken Hungary. The film focuses on the story of a young boy who arrived to the front at the end of World War II.
During the winter of 1947, the once prosperous, yet now forgotten British seaside town of Hastings bode farewell to one of its most notorious residents: the Occultist, Aleister Crowley (known internationally as 'the Wickedest Man in the World’). Having travelled far and wide, he returned to Hastings. During his final days with his health failing he cast one final spell over the town: cursing the people born there from ever being able to escape.
Lost Ones explores this history through an ode to youth set in the present day; a time where opportunities outside of London are hard to come by; rural pipe dreams aplenty, abundance & prospects scarce. This is a poignant ‘coming of age’ film of teenage banality in all its heady, mysterious and sometimes violent detail.
During the time when another summer comes to an end, a tight-knit group of youths chase their drum n bass music dreams. It's the beginning of the divide between the anywheres and the somewheres, as leader Alfie Field struggles at a personal crossroads, with an opportunity his first love cannot watch him pass….
The film documents the immediate days after a girl escapes an abusive relationship. Creeping out in the early morning she flees into the open desert. Heading as far as she can get, anywhere, just not there, not anymore.
A teenage girl physically suffers the fate of being kidnapped by her mother since birth, but by discovering the erotic power of her body, she dares the unimaginable.
Where can we get together? Set amid a societal crisis, 'Lucid Dreams' is a six-minute Greek epic from a second-person point of view about democracy, the importance of human connection, and the capability of change. The main characters are virtually somewhere between New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.
Benjamin is a Youtuber who no longer stands up to the competition. Ready to do anything to maintain his place, he decides to copy what the new web leaders do. It is now time for him and his team to shoot a new social experience, consensual and little sincere, to try to regain his lost influence through the web.
Having worked hard to overcome addiction Mairi is now ready to be a mother to her estranged daughter Theresa, but can a mother and daughter’s bond really survive fourteen years apart or are they now simply strangers.
A young man muses on the nature of love, recounting three relationships from his past. The girls in his life resemble three different seasons, namely Chaitra (Spring), Varsha (Monsoon) & Seeta (Winter).
A mother is confronted with the suicide of her son. Thrown back on herself and in search of answers, she confronts his friend.
The British Crown Jewels contain an infamous diamond - Originating from India, the famed 'Kohinoor' or 'Mountain Of Light' is now the thing of legend. But a group of British Asian thieves wants it back.
The film about people who defeated fascism and saved our lives
As last-minute plans for a babysitter fall apart, eight-year-old Brandon is left alone to oversee his younger brother Mason.
An accidental video call from Margaret to Juliet brings an unexpected moment of precious happiness.
A detective investigates a crime, the only witness of which is a robot vacuum cleaner.
A proof of concept film about a conflicted American-Born-Chinese waitress who is drawn into an unimaginable circumstance by a mysterious man in a limo.
Robbie and her close friend ’T’ drive out to a secluded forest and experiment with self-hypnotism. The name of an estranged friend arises and triggers memories and serpentine hallucinations.
When a classy elderly woman of standing has had her fill of life, she turns to an able man in need to help her reach the end, but the long conversation shift their view on living.
Lauren, an exhausted young nurse, finds herself in charge of a critical patient. In a race against time, she must battle through the pressures of a crumbing health system and choose between his well being or her own.
A journey through grief, loss and the unbreakable bond between a Mother and child.
For years, Ceri saw the coastal defences of her Welsh hometown crumble under the ever-rising sea - until the government finally announced the community’s permanent evacuation. On their last day, Ceri’s grown daughter Erin has come to help her mother pack up her life: her home, her business, and her family’s history that is deeply rooted in the place she is about to lose.
Andrew is an isolated person in his mid 30’s living a fantastical existence in a European city; in his apartment... on his own. With a zest for life far greater than the four walls that surround him, he curates his days. Featuring a cast of many, Andrew's curiosity leads him to new places, memories and adventures through the view from his window.
Lluis and Jesus grandma recently died. They are not capable of coping with the situation, but
her memory will guide them.
A young girl and her Gran tackle plastic waste on their local beach on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales.
Cheung Chi Sun is a fortune teller at the Jade Market. Sun lives a day to day life and on his own as he believes that is his fates. He hides nothing from his customers since everything is fixed by fate. From another side of the town, an ordinary girl crossed path with Sun’s desperate life. Gigi works along with her mother at the fruits market and although life kept beating her down, she never gives up. Gigi is fascinated by fortune telling and asked Sun to teach her, trying to get out from her fate, Sun agreed but only offered Gigi some lessons. After the 3 days, Sun pushed Gigi away from his life. The story follows Gigi’s journey to unravel Sun’s secret...
A heart breaking tale told entirely through feet. When smart and uptight Brogues falls in love with colourful fun and playful Sparkly Toes, she feels complete. but like any couple the two have their ups and downs, their highs and their lows. When tragedy strikes and Brogues finds herself alone again, she must find a way to keep on moving while keeping Sparkly Toes with her always.
Amy, a teenager with Aspergers, is afraid to speak because she doesn't know what will happen to her if she does. Help is dangerous. Over the course of a therapy session, Amy unravels.
Prudence and Roger meet for the first time. After asking him a series of unusual qualifying questions, we see them begin a temporary "relationship”, leading to the saving of a life and the ending of another. Pete’s Valve is a kooky, dark comedy about duty under duress, missed connections, and the metaphorical, as well as physical placement of the human heart.
A newly-wed couple struggle to have children. They give up their jobs in London and move to the countryside, hoping to fulfil their dreams. Few years later a very special baby is born, one who can turn himself into a piglet!
How will the parents cope with a reality that is nothing short of a miracle?
And what if a terrible fate awaited the kid?
In a dezhumanized world where emotions are rationed and measured by a gauge, Pipo, a factory worker falls in love with a woman sitting on a bench. He will try anything to attract her attention and seduce her with his own « language ».
Rhetta, an industrious model, sets up a shoot with a predatory photographer. However, little does he realise that Rhetta has orchestrated this meeting as a sting to expose his inappropriate behaviour on an online video live stream.
A tense drama built on research from interviews with 21 models about their experiences overcoming the abuse of power in the photography world.
Que Sera Sera is a story of two strangers meeting on a their last day in mumbai. Shot entirely on Iphone 7 in and around Mumbai, its the story of
Kabir the poet and Lucia the ballerina finding comfort in each other's company as they explore the city together. What will become of them - Que Sera Sera ..
A young lady seeking her dream after work fails with disappointment, bumps into another wandering soul, tastes the bittersweet of life, and returns back to her daily life.
Akmal struggles against his guiltiness and the memories of his life with Sarah, who he lost brutally after a police control has gone wrong.
Emily has been asking Adrien to accompany her for her big upcoming recital. After constantly asking, he decides to come, but his expectations are different than hers. They get lost on their way to the practice room, but when they finally find it, Adrien finds out that she's got a bigger ask that he doesn't know about.
A group of friends show concern when another friend goes AWOL after some bizarre text messages. Through a string of video calls, a friendship that had waned begins to show the embers of something more meaningful.
Rose used to be happy with her husband. But after he passed away, she became frail and weak. Rose has early dementia, and she often dances alone and finds comfort with her hands in the air.
Recently she has been getting weaker and weaker, to the point she seldom comes out of the house ...
Seven political activists meet online in secret to celebrate their 3 years together. Then a doorbell rings...
Max and Dundi are childhood friends.
Their relationship changes completely following a car accident, which leaves Dundi blind.
Six months after the accident, they are living together. Max, suffering from deep post trauma and guilt, is taking extra care of Dundi, even when it’s not necessary.
As time goes on, Dundi is desperate for the return of his freedom and independence.
Tom is anxious, he holds a secret in his human heart, a wing beat and a flutter and its bursting to take flight.
The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot is a tale of magical realism to be witnessed and shared. It is a tale of healing revealing how we can learn to live with the secrets of our more than human hearts.
Tom Lightfoot works as a calls operator for ‘We have the Answers’.
A call centre, which answers anybody’s questions about absolutely anything. Tom, is secretly studying for a PHD in bird migration but this is not Tom’s secret life, his secret is inside of him
This film is part of a series of films ‘Secret Lives’ combining the artistry and experiences of UK learning disability group ‘Arty Party, the film direction of Ray Jacobs and the writings of NYT best selling fantasy author Jeff Vandermeer.
Yasmin, an impressionable South Asian teen, finds herself trapped between her strict, traditional family and the man she is in love with. One night, when Yasmin sneaks out to a party, she inadvertently starts a chain of events that changes her life forever.
Zak, a lonely troubled boy is on the slippery slope towards a life of crime, until Tony, a former con himself, helps turn Zac’s life around with nothing more than a few simple words of wisdom.
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.
Bryn’s week goes from bad to worse, when her latest babysitting gig turns out to be a grown man. Kyle is terminally ill, and wants company for the last hours of his life - he intends to kill himself by the end of the evening.
Mr. Li's brother-in-law-to-be, Mr. Chang, is sent to the hospital because of a stage four cancer. The doctor couldn't operate until Li's sister arrives. The same day Li's niece has a huge fight with Li's sister over her marriying a nearly dead man. That night Li's brother-in-law-to-be commits suicide. Mr. Li is devastated, because Chang is actually his lover.
When a melancholic plant seller gets a mysterious splinter in his foot, he's forced to make a big decision
A woman from the city has a brief but life-changing connection with a hill farmer and the landscape in remote Mid Wales. ‘Staying (Aros Mae)’ features real-life members of a traditional hill farming community in Radnorshire, Mid Wales, whose historic way of life is threatened by climate crisis, Brexit and the UK economy.
Student Bethany is thrust into a difficult situation after boyfriend Aaron finds out her future plans which then leads to an altercation that will change her life forever.
Three pianists take centre stage as their Maestro takes leave and sends them into the world to make a life for themselves with talents they have gained.
As we follow Chris, one of our musicians, things don’t end up going the way he expected…
During the course of an overnight visit, Sasha and Rae grapple to return to an emotional place that’s just beyond reach. Navigating their connection, the couple falter in their attempts to communicate feelings within a space that once felt so different.
A realism drama about the high-stimuli character Sara (24) and the relationship between her and her best friend Cecilie (24). Their friendship takes a turn when they both blackout after a night of partying together. Sara discovers secrets Cecilie confesses that night – and has trouble to understand what is true and what’s not. The film explores the theme of egoism and jealousy.
After moving to the US to become an illustrative artist, Laura gets sidetracked with meaningless jobs and vapid friendships. She searches for unhealthy ways to cope with the lack of real connections with people, as well as discouragement when it comes to her dreams.
By chance, she meets a stranger that reminds her of the potential she always carried within.
TEMPEST DESERT is about the feeling of not belonging and the struggle to stay real to yourself at a place of discomfort.
Is criticism of the opportunist mentality prevalent in big cities and an exploration on how vulnerable people tend to get treated. It also touches on dealing with depression and anxiety. Despite delving into darker topics.
A bomb squad has only three minutes to protect the public from an explosive device planted by a terrorist cell in a city car park. With the limited time and back-up far away, it comes down to the experience of one man to save the lives of countless others.
It's been said that in a near death experience, you can see your entire life flash before your eyes. Memories move and blink like views from a dashing train.
'The memory scan procedure doesn't carry any risks to your health or life', Weronika has been told. Stuck between memories and reality, fiction and thruth she's trying to resist intervention to her stranded mind.
A scrupulous lawyer with a high sense of responsibility is appointed to defend one of the accused of the so-called "ATM's crime", where three young men burned a homeless woman. A pact with the accusation seems the most obvious solution, but when she first meets her client, he strongly refuses to plead guilty.
An ageing director is making her final film: one delving into her past. Face to face with the embodiment of her younger self, the line between her present reality and the film's blur.
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.
Tweaks is an award winning black comedy drama about Berry, an undercover life coach, who visits his mentor and godfather Morgan, for some advice on his toughest case yet - an assisted suicide client, Griff, a happily married father of three who wants to fake his natural death.
A chilling spoken word film, inspired by the old negro spiritual 'Wade in the Water'. It is told through the eyes of three men unveiling their struggle and fear of being a black man in America.
The Welshman is the story of an impassioned young man who, frustrated by the impending building of a reservoir to serve the industry of Merseyside, finally decides to take action when the construction threatens the loss of a small mountain community.
Sara is in bed with her lover when her husband calls. When he asks for something in his sock drawer, she runs home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.
Set against the backdrop of the lavender fields of Provence, a determined young boy cuts and pockets yellow fabrics in hopes of constructing a dress for his mother; a gesture he believes will bring about the healing his family so desperately needs.