New Shorts: Funny Shit (Repeat Screening)

Saturday, 22 January 2022

22-01-22 Funny Shit (at Catford Mews)

Image: Divination Dave, Georgia Madden, 2021

The 19th London Short Film Festival is back with the time-honoured opening night tradition of serving a smorgasbord of the year's finest comedy. Whether your sense of humour is warm and observational, gallows and deadpan, trippy and crude, satirical and politically subversive - Funny Shit has you covered. Watch out for Himesh Patel (Yesterday, Tenet) having an existential crisis, I May Destroy You's Harriet Webb as a driving instructor who thinks she knows everything, EastEnders' Nitin Ganatra questioning his faith, and Phil Davis (Vera Drake) in a short film for people who don't like short films.

Saturday, 22 January 2022

14:00

Taj Mahal presents… A Short Film

Taj Mahal presents… A Short Film

David Dearlove

4'

2021

United Kingdom

A short film for people who don't like short films. Starring, Bafta-nominated, Phil Davis.

The Gospel According to Gail

The Gospel According to Gail

Florence Winter Hill

8'

2021

United Kingdom

At 17, all Mia wants is to live life in the fast lane, but learning to drive with Gail is so much more than a driving lesson. It's a life lesson.

Enjoy

Enjoy

Saul Abraham

18'

2021

United Kingdom

Progressive muscle relaxation, Lycra, spoken word. As Michael (Himesh Patel) seeks novel ways to halt his spiralling depression, a moment of hope arrives via an unexpected source.

Man Or Tree

Man Or Tree

Varun Raman, Tom Hancock

4'

2021

United Kingdom

In the wilderness, a tree begins to question whether it may actually be a man tripping on hallucinogens.

Divination Dave

Divination Dave

Georgia Madden

7'

2021

United Kingdom

Savoury snack addict Dave must resort to extreme measures in order to satisfy his salty cravings

The Dip

The Dip

Simona Mehandzhieva

5'

2021

United Kingdom

Where 'Paris is Burning' meets Hieronymous Bosch.
A dip, a shablam, a death drop is when a dancer strikes a pose and dramatically falls on their back. The higher the fall, the spicier the dip.
The story follows Shesa Quinn dipping from the top of a skyscraper. Gagged by her stunt, the townsfolk bellow spiral into chaos. Will Shesa land a perfect dip?

EXPIATION

EXPIATION

Oz Arshad

19'

2021

United Kingdom

EXPIATION is a dark musical comedy about a man who wants to expiate the sins of adultery by building a mosque in Bradford. Upon discovering the truth about his son’s sexuality he is haunted by visions of Donald Trump and must decide what is most important for his own salvation. 

Guff Maturity

Guff Maturity

Peter Millard

1'

2021

United Kingdom

"You know, I’ve got to the age where I want to settle down and stop jumping from relationship to relationship every few weeks, but everyone I meet is so immature which I thought wouldn’t be the case now. Know what I mean? what do you do for a job? Ah no way! I love animation! That’s so interesting! Anything I’ve seen? I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be an animator! Bet it’s so fun. I think Pixar is my favourite, that film with the cars is just so dam funny! And Shrek! I almost forget that’s animation, just amazing how people come up with this stuff and make those characters so believable! Is that the sort of stuff you do? Can I see?"

Tap Runner

Tap Runner

Paolo Chianta

3'

2021

United Kingdom

An animated short film about taps and one man’s burning desire to fix them.
In a dystopian future, it’s one man’s job to check taps for leakage and wastage. But he is not permitted to fix the taps. Much as he might want to…

Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee

Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee

Jones

18'

2021

United Kingdom

When the citizens of the small farming village of Dobre vote for a mythical creature, democracy comes face to face with reality.