UK Shorts 2

  • 96 mins

Continue the journey with our filmmakers of the future.

Combining flights of fantasy and eerie, often sorrowful insights into the fragile nature of the mind, this selection treads the fine line between reality and imagination. A space travel adventure, a bereaved man struggling with his loss, a haunted cottage by the sea, a drunken puppeteer, a mysterious guest house and an ingenious reinvention of Little Red Riding Hood: some of the ingredients of a programme which will challenge your beliefs and subvert your expectations.

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After Tomorrow

  • Emma Sullivan /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 16 mins

Returning to the village of his estranged wife, James grows increasingly concerned when the sinister owner of his guest house refuses to let him leave.

Director: Emma Sullivan
Producer: Annalise Davis
Exec Producer: Sam Burton
Scriptwriter: Emma Sullivan
Editor: Agnieszka Liggett
DoP: Eduard Grau
Production Designer: John Dempsey
Music: Christian Henson


  • Paul Wright /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 20 mins

Overwhelmed by grief and desperation, a man struggles to come to terms with the recent death of his wife.

Director: Paul Wright
Producer: Rhianna Andrews
Scriptwriter: Paul Wright
Editor: Maya Maffioli
DoP: Benjamin Kra?un
Production Designer: Natalie Astridge
Sound Production: Gunnar Óskarsson


  • Ian Cottage /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 20 mins

A man is on holiday in a run-down cottage by the sea with his daughter when strange, spooky events begin to take place.

Director: Ian Cottage
Producer: Steve Bowden
Scriptwriter: Ian Cottage
Editor: Ian Cottage
DoP: Lol Crawley
Production Designer: Alex Bender
Sound Production: Sound recordist John Charles McGovern, Dubbing mixer Peter Groom
Music: Vallatar fran Gammelboning by Sven Ahlback, performed by Susanne Rosenberg, Ulrika Boden, Eva Astrom, Rune, Karin Holdar

The Stars Don't Twinkle In Outer Space

  • Peter Thwaites /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 10 mins

Two children, 'Starman' and 'the Princess' crash land their spaceship on a strange planet. As fantasy slowly gives way to reality, the true

Director: Peter Thwaites
Producers: Flora Fernandez-Marengo, Piers Jackson, Paul Rothwell, Anna Wulff
Exec Producers: Chris Palmer, Frank Budgen
Scriptwriter: Hank Isaac
Editor: Neil Smith
DoP: Stuart Graham
Production Designer: Robin Brown
Sound Production: Seb Juviler
Music: Paul Clark


  • Julian Barratt, Dan Jemmett /
  • UK /
  • 2009 /
  • 15 mins

After 50 years as a puppeteer in a British seaside town, it’s time for a final curtain call for a heavy-drinking, worn-out Punch and Judy man.

Directors: Julian Barratt, Dan Jemmett
Producers: Diarmid Scrimshaw, Michael Knowles
Scriptwriters: Julian Barratt, Dan Jemmett
Editor: Mark Everson
DoP: Erik Wilson
Production Designer: Simon Rogers


  • Marianne Elliott /
  • UK /
  • 2010 /
  • 15 mins

Director: Marianne Elliott
Producers: Faye Ward, Hannah Farrell
Scriptwriter: Abi Morgan
Editor: Chris Wyatt
DoP: Balazs Bolygo
Production Designer: Alice Normington
Sound Production: Paul Davis
Music: Joby Talbot

The Cull

  • Jonathan Harris /
  • UK /
  • 2010 /
  • 17 mins

Director: Jonathan Harris
Producers: Christopher Leonard, Gary Paton
Scriptwriter: Andrew Walker
Editor: David Dubois
DoP: Phil Wood
Production Designer: Joe Withers
Music: Ryan Alex Farmery


  • Ben Lavington Martin /
  • UK /
  • 2010 /
  • 10 mins

Director: Ben Lavington Martin
Producer: Hank Starrs
Exec Producer: Christopher Riley
Scriptwriters: Jon Spira, Ben Lavington Martin
Editor: Ben Lavington Martin
Sound Production: Samuel Castleton
Music: Mark Rutherford

In the Meadow

  • Dave Alexander Smith /
  • UK /
  • 2010 /
  • 13 mins

Director: Dave Alexander Smith
Producer: Nicola Clayton
Scriptwriter: Dave Alexander Smith
Editor: Lucas Roche
DoP: Jonathan Harvey
Production Designer: Blair Barnette
Sound Production: Grant Bridgeman

Just Before Dawn

  • Loren Slater /
  • UK /
  • 2010 /
  • 10 mins

Director: Loren Slater
Producer: Jessica Levick
Scriptwriters: Matt Palmer, Loren Slater
Editor: Edd Maggs
DoP: Suzie Lavelle
Production Designer: Pippa Needs
Sound Production: Matt Palmer

Little Red Hoodie

  • Joern Utkilen /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 15 mins

Little Red Riding Hood re-imagined for the modern age.

Director: Joern Utkilen
Producer: Carolynne Sinclair Kidd
Scriptwriter: Joern Utkilen
Editor: Colin Monie
DoP: Ole Bratt Birkeland
Production Designer: Ruth Paxton
Sound Production: Tom Griffiths
Music: John Nairn, Aruid Sletta, Lene Alexandra

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