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NEW SHORTS: Youth of Today
Sat 10 Jan 14:00 Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3
A programme of shorts about peer pressure amongst urban youth, childhood innocence corrupted, and teenage boredom leading to life changing situations. Watch out for Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams in UP ON THE ROOF.
Ryan Andrew Hooper 9 mins
In the dying throes of summer, Cat waits with trepidation for her first sexual encounter, whilst her brother, Morgan, is faced with the realities of death.
Vicki Kisner 5 mins
Mia (16) has been feeling low. She’s even been contemplating suicide. After an argument with her best friend Mia discovers she’s been suffering from depression and anxiety. She is referred to a specialist unit and starts to learn how to cope with her feelings. Help is out there. You just have to know how to find it.
OUT OF BODY
Eddie Sternberg 16 mins
Studious Sean heads out to a house party with his allies; wannabe rapper Leon and ladies man Zayn. Upon meeting the beautiful Eimear, Sean's night takes a turn for the better until the group is chased out by a furious rival. Little do they know that their next move will change their lives forever…
Jim Morgan 14 mins
Connor, 15, views the conquering of his sexual ambitions as the key to escaping the embarrassment of childhood. Set in semi-rural West Yorkshire over the course of one autumn evening, ‘Rare’ is a coming of age story that captures its teenage characters trying to define what it means to become an adult.
Aleem Khan 16 mins
Teenager Hamid is left to look after his two younger brothers, Humza and Billy, after their father abandons them for Pakistan. Still grieving and struggling to cope after the loss of their mother, the boys situation deepens further as they run out of food and money. A story inspired by true events.
Ben Steel 19 mins
Returning home from intensive care, Alex must come face-to-face with the man he blames for his sisters death, her ex-boyfriend Shane. He starts to build a memorial garden to his sister in the family front garden with Shane and his gang loitering near the house. Tensions rise when Alex befriends Shane’s sister, Rose, proving two can play at that game.
UP ON THE ROOF
Nour Wazzi 16 mins
A troubled young boy finds his roof top escape jeapordised by the girl he pines for.