Showroom Shorts

Showroom Shorts
  • Tue 21 Nov
    • 21.00
Showroom Shorts will be back at the Showroom Cinema on Tuesday 21st November and it’ll be our 7th Birthday Screening! It’s free, we’ll show at least 70 mins of films and we feature local work as well as award-winning films from further afield! We’ll also be raffling off cinema tickets, film posters and more! The Showroom Cinema Cafe will also be making us a birthday cake – all free! So come on down, peoples!

More films are coming in as we speak but so far we have some fantastic films lined up, check it out:

The Merciless Beauty – Dir. Michael Groom – 13.54 
Johnny works a farmhand in the splendour of the English Lake District: he leads a life of solace and introspection, until the strange appearance of a mysterious and beautiful woman on the fellsides one day. Unsure if she’s a figment of his imagination or an actual physical being, Johnny succumbs to obsession nonetheless. 

The Residue of a Relationship – Dir. Brett Chapman – 14.50 
This isn’t a film about a breakup, but rather an intimate cinematic experience about a man rediscovering who he is without the love of his life. Brett Chapman’s The Residue of a Relationship, explores the leftovers of love – the artifacts of a relationship – that ultimately change who we are as people. Reminiscent of a John Green or Woody Allen movie, Chapman’s visual diary is campy to the point of cheesiness, but gets away with it because of how utterly charming it is. Perhaps what makes it most special is the way it was captured and how it reveals the extent cinema has influenced our expectation of love. 

Grenfell – Dir. Jamie Scrutton – 4.37 
I was asked to adapt a piece of writing, by the fantastic Poet Daren Peary titled “Grenfell.” It is based on the horrific Grenfell Fire Tragedy. His heartfelt narrative allowed me to translate the pure lyrics to a visual Motion Film, animating his artistic but compelling words to life. This Animation is dedicated to the beautiful spirits, victims and residents who were affected by this inferno. Also, to the Medical Professions who showed courage, fearlessness and strength, to service their commitment to a tragedy which could and should have been prevented. #JusticeForGrenfell.

40 days – Dir. Jenny Longworth – 8.52
A UK/Finnish co-production Russian language drama. Original concept and produced by Joseph Stacey, Written and Directed by Jenny Longworth. Made in 3 days at the Helsinki Kino Kabaret 2016.

Fannym – Dir. Omar Aysha – 3.10
A social justice warrior pitches a new protest method to her comrades.

Please Theresa – Dir. Dave McClelland – 2.50
With just a glitter ball, a black curtain, a cheap chain and an open shirt, Sheffield actor and filmmaker Dave McClelland recreates the atmosphere of a 70’s Working Men’s Club in a musical parody to our Prime Minister. An international production – the piano was recorded in Canada!

The Memento Men – Dir. Melanie Gourlay – 4.34
Postmortem photography would be easy, if only the corpses would stay still. Featuring music by Matt Howden. 

White Oaks Mall - Dir/Anim. Jonathan Harris, 2014 
A journey through landscape and memory, symbolised by a red thread. For days on end, from town to town, but where is the destination? Back in time to a memory, a memory of a moment in that exact place. Daniel Knox - Music

Windowman - Dir/Anim. Jonathan Parkin, 2017 - 0.34
A short animation about the man who hangs out outside your window and his reasons why.

Plus we'll be raffling off prizes, and I hear there's a bit of cake being made for the event by the wonderful folks at the Showroom Cafe! 

See you there!


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