Showroom Shorts will be back on Tuesday 15th November and it will be OUR SIXTH BIRTHDAY! As always, we will make this event a bit celebratory: there will be cake! Special Guests!!! And a whole lot of awesomeness - seriously - look what we've got coming to Showroom Shorts - read on: We are going to be screening some very special films, including:
Freddie Woodward: Breakthrough
This short doc by Brett Chapman shines a spotlight on Team GB diver Freddie Woodward, his journey to Rio 2016 and what the next four years has in store as he sets his sights on Tokyo 2020. Best news of all: FREDDIE will be joining us on the night! Come down and meet an Olympic competitor - a big first for Showroom Shorts!! Freddie is also donating a signed British Diving T-shirt for our raffle! Whoa!!!
The short film debut by actor/director Branko Tomovic, starring Dervla Kirwan and Francesca Fowler, and Branko himself! After starring in feature film 'Entity' with Dervla and feature film 'Schism' with Francesca Fowler (both directed by Steve Stone), Branko (pictured) has begun his directing career with this intense short film: A damaged and guilt-ridden man who works in the underground world of illegal organ smuggling is looking for a way out. See it on 15th November! And, all being well, Branko himself may be joining us on the night: we will confirm either way next week (7th November)!
Ours for the Taking by Air Drawn Dagger -Dir. Helene Michaelides
A big screen Premiere for this music video, Lewis Budden from the band will be with us on the night to introduce the video and tell us more about it, the band and more. Video by Helene Michaelides and Cuckoo Films. The video follows a concept narrative, as a group of young characters are trying to escape a dystopian town. This intense prequel follows the characters trying to escape the omniscient hunters that operate under an Orwellian government whilst being stalked by a premonition of the mystical character, called The Banshee. The topics dealt with on the EP range from mental health, loss, romance just to name just a few. Air Drawn Dagger will also be raffling off some amazing band-themed goodies! See more below.
Moving North: Rural - Yorkshire.
Made by the Yorkshire Film Archive in partnership with Film Hub North.Film Hub North are working in partnership with the Yorkshire Film Archive on an exciting new project: Moving North: Rural, which is already underway with a series of touring screenings and events revealing the most astonishing variety of archive footage made in, and about rural communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East of England over the past one hundred years. This is one of three films made for this project, focusing on Yorkshire.
Rush - Dir. Molly Brown (2015)
A one-minute experimental documentary combining (slightly!) speeded-up live action footage of the London evening rush hour with animation. The live-action footage was shot on a mobile phone in and around London Victoria and London Bridge stations over two afternoons last summer.
Billy Childish: ‘I’m Hurting’ and ‘The Bitter Cup’ - Dir. Joseph Whitney.
An acapella childhood memoir drank from the depths of rose tinted glasses.
Trapped: Joe’s Story in Calais - Dir. Frederik Subei.
Joe came a long way from Syria in the hope to start a new life in the UK. In an attempt to cross the channel in a tanker truck, he nearly meets his destiny
Shakespeare in Shorts: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ - Dir. Fettle Animation.
The classic love story brought up to date with a hip-hop twist!
Ruth’s Story - Dir. Fettle Animation
Animation made for CBBC Newsround. Powerful story of a young girl's escape from violence in Eritrea, her perilous journey across Europe and Africa to start a new life in England. This has been viewed over a million times on the Newsround website and has had a record number of shares on their Facebook page.
Ready Aim Fire by Caroline Francess - Dir. Joe Daniels
'Ready Aim Fire' is a song by Sheffield based Caroline Francess. It's about bullying and the struggles children face, using war as a metaphor for the battles they have to fight.
Thugs in Blankets Presents: Chef’s Fable - Dir. Will Armson Trailer: ‘Keres’ - Dir. Daniel Naylor
A Thugs in Blankets inspiring new documentary series showcasing the work of world-renowned chefs. You've never seen food like this...’
Low level drug dealer, Lucas, gets a sudden wake up call when his past comes back to haunt him. A trailer for an upcoming short film from Dereks Don’t Run Films.
A Girl’s Best Friend - Dirs. Clare and Louise Essam
Mary finds Betsie the dog on her doorstep; when Betsie refuses to leave Jane takes her into her home and over time falls in love with her, but can the happiness last forever?
Walkin’ the Dog - Dir Tommy Robin (Ockeroid) 2016
A man walks his dog to the park and back. Nothing more.
Plus: the awesome music video for 'The Lighthouse' by Alam, directed by Luke Downing and MORE!
And we are going to raffle off:
- A signed British Diving T-shirt from Freddie Woodward!!!- Two tickets to any film at the Showroom Cinema!- A poster, T-shirt, EP, balloon and stickers for Air Drawn Dagger!- 'I, Daniel Blake' T-shirts! - Film posters!- A 'Showroom Showoff' Tshirt! Six prizes for six years of Showroom Shorts!