LO-BUDGET MAYHEM: Stay At Home

FINGERNAILS, dir. Sam Brewster

We've all had to adapt to working from home this year gone, including our beloved low budget filmmakers.

Ever-resourceful on a budget, and enlivened with a little lockdown-induced cabin fever, this batch of pennywise shorts have turned out both ingenious and suitably screwball.


From the life story of a swearing fridge, to fingernails that talk back, to a paranormal takeover, these aren't lockdown films per se but use homes and interiors to play through sketches of our time inside. 


Programmed by Philip Ilson. 48'

£4

THE START OF NOTHING

THE START OF NOTHING

Nico Pimparé

12'

2020

United Kingdom

During an ill-advised bout of self-improvement, Lucas pulls out his back at the gym.

MEMOIRS OF A FREEZER

MEMOIRS OF A FREEZER

Theo James Krekis

4'

2020

United Kingdom

A anthropomorphic disgruntled freezer recalls his past owners and their eating habits.

SEEDS OF LOVE

SEEDS OF LOVE

Behnam Taheri, Gideon Beresford

4'

2020

United Kingdom

Love grows in unexpected places.

BOOKANIMA: DANCE

BOOKANIMA: DANCE

Shon Kim

7'

2020

South Korea

A compound word and genre of ‘book’ and ‘anima’, giving new cinematic life to the written word.

STAY AT HOME: SURVIVE ELDRITCH ANOMALIES

STAY AT HOME: SURVIVE ELDRITCH ANOMALIES

Christian Burnett

4'

2020

United Kingdom

Set in a fictional 1979 in which Britain has been hit by a surge of paranormal phenomena, this public service information film explains the horrors of the outside world.

PUNDERTON

PUNDERTON

Paolo Chianta

2'

2020

United Kingdom

Do you remember that old kids’ cartoon show about the boy who visited a reservoir and met a friendly bear?

A PLACE TO STAY

A PLACE TO STAY

Asham Kamboj

8'

2020

United Kingdom

A man rents a room for a few days, however the apartment is not so welcoming to new tenants.

FINGERNAILS

FINGERNAILS

Sam Brewster

5'

2020

United Kingdom

A woman living alone is tormented by some tiny rowdy visitors and goes about finding a way to silence them.

ESSENTIAL WORKERS

ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Cameron Krogh Stone

1'

2020

United Kingdom

In an ant-eat-ant world, Commander Ant orders its colony of worker ants to gather food, pushing them to the very brink to deliver the goods before the day is out.

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