NEW SHORTS: Lo-Budget Mayhem
Mon 15 Jan 20:30 Regent Street Cinema
This returning programme we consider an LSFF baby - a rare chance to see what DIY filmmakers can achieve with minimal cash and a genius idea. A heady mix of genres straddling drama, comedy, docs and the downright bizarre, taking in Instagram culture, menstruation, Martin Scorsese, skateboarding and a low-budget remake of The Terminator. Includes new work by Jennifer Reeder, Johnny Kelly and Benjamin Bee. 87 mins
Cary Mason 12 mins
Two film school graduates are employed by a reclusive musician to shoot a promo of his rural idyll, the inspiration for his work. But personalities and creative egos clash, when they discover that the musician is in fact living in a cottage in the grounds of his parents country estate. The Director accuses the guy of being a fraud. But why is the mansion empty? And why is the musician going to such great lengths to keep it so? Sane. A comedy about music, film, and so-called 'artistic vision'.
Daniel Cockburn 5 mins
A compulsive return to a film about involuntary returning. "Repeat Viewing (After Hours)" is a double portrait: of a film, and of a person who kept coming back to it. If films are in the eye of the beholder, and the beholder changes over time, does that mean the film has changed too?
I KNOW I SHOULDN'T LIKE IT BUT I DO
Ben Williams-Butt 2 mins
I Know I Shouldn’t Like It, But I Do, is an adapted list poem, written and directed by Ben Williams-Butt. It explores the depravity of the everyday human psyche, and the complex Freudian wants and needs of everyone – whether they like to admit it or not.
Paul Burt 5 mins
Three people living in the same block of flats go about their daily lives, oblivious of one another. Each of them wrapped up in their own story, yet perhaps more closely linked than they think.
I HEAR YOU
Andi Haw Shuan Chu 7 mins
An alien is interviewed on how humans communicate.
THE NAKED SCREAMING MAN
Alain Kramer 19 mins
A Naked man claiming to be from the future appears in the garden of three teenagers. What he tells them to do will determine all of their fates in his and their past, present and future. This is a comedy with many ambiguous layers to determine the truth. Sci-fi? Domestic drama? Or drug induced paranoia? You decide.
Benjamin Bee 2 mins
94 year old Lily Bee has a message about what pricks potatoes can be.
Max Blustin 4 mins
After witnessing a man behave violently towards his girlfriend, someone decides to intervene.
Jennifer Reeder 5 mins
Based on the short story SUMMER OF BONES by Rob Maigret and adapted into a script by Jennifer Reeder, this is a glimpse into a day shared by an extremely sad father and his dare devil son. Each male has experience an especially traumatic day and although they bond over a love for skateboarding, neither is able to communicate their trauma.
THAT TIME OF THE MONTH
Hanna Mansson / Evy Samuelsson 5 mins
Welcome to That time of the Month – only this time it’s men menstruating, and it doesn’t look anything like the taboo ridden menstrual cycle we’re used to.
Simon Lex 7 mins
A chance encounter with a missing girl is the ideal catalyst for young Ian’s quest to become instafamous.
Edward Lomas 3 mins
The year is 2028; England is isolated, detached from the rest of world and run by a powerful few in a totalitarian state. We follow Adeel, a man in his late thirties as he collects his benefit cheque for the month. The welfare state is crumbling and as a result of public sector cuts all services are now fully automated.
Daryl Grizzle 2 mins
Three Video-gaming friends share old wives tales about one of the most commonly used phrases in the English language
Michael Dziennik 3 mins
When two young men find their paths to work blocked, walking down the street suddenly becomes a test of ego. Because it's important to know who is right, and who is...right?
Johnny Kelly 6 mins
A woman loses her husband, and finds a potted plant.