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NEW SHORTS: Thriller!
Fri 16 Jan 21:00 Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3
A thrill ride to put you on the edge of your seat in this selection of high octane short films. Watch out for the Burial soundtracked London gangster thriller DEALER, Don Warrington in gangster comedy NIGHT SHIFT, and the Warp Films romantic thriller LIAM + LENKA. Plus the tense political situation in Northern Ireland 1981 in VOLKSWAGEN JOE.
Ben Dawkins 12 mins
Soundtracked by the cinematic and menacing tones of Burial's Rival Dealer Ben Dawkins delivers this dramatic and thrilling short film. Photographed by Olivier Cariou and shot in London at night Dawkins' film full of tension and fear boasts a large cast headed by Osi Okerafor who plays Curtis a drug dealer who is torn between the light and dark sides of his personality - caught up in the seedy underbelly of the capital...
Andrea Vecchiato 10 mins
Anthony and Roz have hit a tough patch in their relationship. Anthony’s father is being released from prison, making a usually awkward guy even more on edge. Rosin is feeling punished for something she hasn't done and acts out for attention. During a fight on a disastrous night out, they meet Morgan a mysterious man with a pet fox.
LIAM + LENKA
Michael Keillor 17 mins
Liam is a man on the run, with a suitcase full of cash and a body in the boot. He thinks he has found refuge in the Red River hotel, isolated deep in the Highlands. But Lenka, the Slovenian winter caretaker, is more complicated than she first appears.
Richard Higson 13 mins
An easy kidnap in the country', they said. Lenny and Chris head to a mysterious manor house for a special job. But it gets complicated. Very complicated. And they haven't reckoned on just who they're there to kidnap, and who else might have had the same idea...
Rocky Palladino 13 mins
Roxanne, a divorced Mother in her 30's, goes into shock after losing her child. When she begins a desperate search for her through the densely populated city of London, Roxanne finds it increasingly difficult to distinguish the past from the present. To capture Roxanne's experience the film is presented in a unique way- the sound plays one scene behind the image.
Peter Owen Brook 13 mins
Disconnected in a dank basement, an archivist starts seeing his past life in the background of old news footage. He meets a spectre of a news reporter who torments him, but what drives her malice? This short, dark, thriller will drag you into the insomniac world of The Archivist.
Brian Deane 29 mins
Volkswagen Joe is a tense political thriller about a border-town mechanic in Northern Ireland during the 1980s. Caught in the midst of the troubles and forced into an impossible decision. In the end he will have to betray someone, his friend, his community or himself.