This bold collection of top new short films from the United Kingdom has been curated in collaboration with the London Short Film Festival. The seven short films explore the lives of Brits in the 21st century – their concerns, fears, hopes and dreams. We delve into a variety of topics such as sex, love, family, displacement, drugs, dating and nights out on the town. The movies demonstrate a wide breadth of new filmmaking talent in the UK creative sector.
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The films are:
Comedy, 15 mins, United Kingdom
Dir: Alice Seabright
Jaq is angry. But she also wants to have sex. This should be straightforward – angry sex is an accepted form of copulation. But her body is out to sabotage her coitus in the worst way... endometriosis.
Drama, 10 mins, United Kingdom
Dir/Writ: John Ogunmuyiwa
A job is just a job, but as with anything, time flies when you’re doing it with your best friend. And today’s no different. We follow Ty and Malcolm as they go about their daily routine. Just another day for two really good friends.
- Kingdom Come
Drama, 17 mins, United Kingdom
Dir: Sean Dunn
A middle-class family spends the day together purchasing items in anticipation of the arrival of a new baby. We follow them into a consumerist dreamscape that soon dissolves into something nightmarish.
Drama, 9 mins, United Kingdom
Dir: Hayley Williams
A displaced mother, her young daughter and her baby are hiding out in a school that’s closed for the holidays. When they are discovered, the mother is faced with an impossible choice: does she abandon her little girl in order to try and keep her safe?
Drama, 8 mins, United Kingdom
Dir/Writ: Harry Lighton
Tam gets on the first tube home, alone. In just a crop-top and high-waisted jeans, he feels conspicuous. So he plugs in his earphones and begins reliving his Halloween night out via his phone.
- Hot and Tasty
Animation, 4 mins, United Kingdom
Dir/Writ: Laura Jayne Hodkin
Two drunk friends accidentally walk into a crime scene.
- The Plunge
Comedy, 10 mins, United Kingdom
Dir: Simon Ryninks
After a night of passion, Emily tells Jay that she’d like to use a strap-on. Scared of losing a girl he has a connection with, Jay reluctantly agrees.
Total length: 73 minutes
Rating: R16 Sexual abuse themes, violence, offensive language, sex scenes & drug references.