Shorts: Creative Skillset Film Academies
Discover the British directors of tomorrow.
The Creative Skillset Film Academy Network comprises institutions identified by the UK film industry as centres of excellence in film education and training: London Film School, National Film and Television School and Screen Academy Scotland. This programme includes four shorts made by filmmakers from these academies.
Wasted, Cathy Brady/UK/2013/32 min (In Competition)
Having travelled the world and struggled to start a career, Sarah, an aspiring photographer, is forced to live back home with her mother. Over the summer Sarah strikes up a friendship with two teenage boys. During a road trip taken by the three of them, the boys’ initially playful rivalry for her attention acquires more serious undertones.
Charlie Says, Lewis Arnold/UK/2013/24 min
During a family holiday, a young boy is left out of the older children’s games. To gain their attention, he concocts a story of having been approached and chased by a man in the woods. The consequences of his lie spiral out of his control as the adults take charge of tracking down the imaginary molester.
Dinner and a Movie, Ben Aston/UK/2012/15 min
An introverted, lonely man has kept up a correspondence with a female convict for months. On her release from prison, the two meet for the first time and go out on a date. After he takes her home to the trailer where he lives, things take an unexpected turn.
Little Brother, Andrei Staruiala/UK/2012/23 min
An isolated, lonely and hypochondriac middle-aged hospital worker is obsessed with his own body and suffers from the fixed idea that he has a parasitic twin living inside him. The hope of gaining contact with society through his relationship with Rachel, a co-worker at the hospital where he works, leads him to face up to his own obsessions.
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