T A P E Collective Presents Social Media Killed The Landline Star

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

19-01-22 Social Media Killed The Landline Star

Image: Janitor of Lunacy, Umi Ishihara, 2019

Our contemporary modes of communication with friends, family, and strangers have transformed irrevocably. These shorts incorporate our everyday use of social media into the fabric of their stories. Via alternative-source scripts and innovative new waves of filmmaking, the filmmakers challenge traditional forms of storytelling by blurring the line between content creation, filmmaking, pop culture and moving image.

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

7:00 pm

97%

97%

Ben Brand

9'

2015

Netherlands

Bert's race against time to find the match of his life among the subway cars.

Cracked Screen

Cracked Screen

Trim Lamba

7'

2017

United Kingdom

A young woman in London self-broadcasts her life before, during and after she suffers a heinous attack

Pompeii

Pompeii

Marco Alessi / Matthew Jacobs Morgan / Harry Lighton

9'

2019

United Kingdom

Tam gets on the first tube home alone feeling conspicuous after an intense night out. He plugs in his headphones and relives the night via social media.

alt.Life

alt.Life

Teddy Nygh

13'

2017

United Kingdom

alt.Life is powerful short drama about the dangerous consequences of social media. Obsessed with online friends, popularity, image and likes Mikey is so caught up in creating an aspirational lifestyle that he loses sight of who he really is. Will he be able to show his true self? Or will online likes be the only ones that count.

Janitor of Lunacy

Janitor of Lunacy

Umi Ishihara

12'

2019

United Kingdom

Janitor of Lunacy follows a young woman’s descent into a digital wormhole via her obsession with a BDSM account run by an unknown user. The film examines social media’s ability to acquire organicity whilst also distorting subjective reality.