New Shorts: Science Fictions
Sunday, 16 January 2022
Image: Flora, Mischa Dols, 2021
Prophecies, premonitions and parallel universes are abound. From time-traveling relatives, to inter-dimensional TV-obsessed religious zealots, to the eerie future of sperm donation, to the motivational lyrics of Eminem's Lose Yourself. With radical visions from Nadia Latif (White Girl) and Jeremy Ngatho Cole (Four To The Floor, Migrant Sound).
Curated by Varun Raman
Return of the Action Man
A mild-mannered computer programer is spirited away to another world where he encounters a strange cult of religious zealots. As he becomes entangled in their bizarre culture, we follow him through a satirical tale about technology, fanaticism, and inter-dimensional abduction.
Adam and his four co-workers suffocate in their pods on the planet Venus. With key missions failed and resources running low, they find solace only in virtual reality simulations. Trapped between the virtual and the physical, Adam sets his lustful gaze on the mysterious Venus forest. The forest has Adam in its grasp. Following spilled sweat and scorched earth, there is nothing left but the absurd.
Twice As Good
JEREMY NGATHO COLE
The night before her son Dee Dee’s seventh birthday, an unexpected intruder crash-lands into Grace’s kitchen. As she discovers who the intruder is she must decide how to protect her son while navigating the complexities of Black parenthood in modern Britain.