In the aftermath of his son (Archie's) death, the film explores a father (Argyle's) descent into an all-consuming and destructive obsession with the sun.
In a desperate attempt to revive the memory of his child, he fixates on the star, hypothesising it as an avenue to the past - and a way back to his son.
Set on Christmas Eve in Liverpool, 1985. Rosie, a nurse working the night shift at a hospital, befriends Steven, an AIDS patient. As they build a connection and mutual understanding, Rosie is forced to confront her own prejudices and the prejudice of those around her. A short film, written and directed by Ellie Hodgetts (Fairview Park, Home Safe), produced by Laura Torenbeek (Deer Woman Child, The
The Projectionist is a short film love letter to cinema that delves into mental health.
A young Projectionist has lost the ability to make movies, instead sharing it with others in the cinema as he deals with depression following the death of his Mother. He must respark the passion of filmmaking in hopes to find closure and regain who we once was.
Fatima’s not pleased to see Paige. Pauline’s not impressed with Rachel’s dildo collection. Sienna is already drunk, whilst Cecily just wants to have a fun with her best friends. Oh, and there’s a killer on the loose. HEN PARTY MASSACRE is a comedy-horror film following 6 women who are about to have a celebration to remember…
'Like Sitting Ducks' follows the lockdown life of two millennials and their rollercoaster relationship throughout lockdown; exploring themes of isolation, grief, loss, love, and new life.
We follow Natalie and Jude, both 26 years old and living together in London. With love at the core of their relationship; the global pandemic hits to destabilize and challenge their 4-year journey.
"Betty's Dream" is a family-friendly animated film. The story centers on a girl named Betty and her brother, Sami, who has a severe disability — but also the power to control his sister’s dreams. Once Betty enters Sami’s magical inner world, their bond grows and they set out on a life-changing quest.
Release your inner demon.
The series explores the relationship between a woman and her literal demon as she relearns what it means to feel alive again whilst navigating the realities of being a young woman in a patriarchal world.
SPAR is a modern comedy-drama series set around the world of amatuer boxing. A cross between Creed, The Bear with a dash of Cobra Kai SPAR offers a new experience when it comes to television. The obsession, the relationships, the comedy, and thrill of it all wrapped up in one story.
Triskelion Pictures presents a haunting Irish thriller that explores generational trauma and racism, turning the “white saviour complex” on its head. “The Closing” is a film about reconciliation and empowerment, with a unique blend of folksy storytelling, stunning visuals, and steeped deeply in the female viewpoint.
KILL YOUR LOVER is a horror feature film, where 'Blue Valentine' meets the 'The Fly'. A psychological drama with a punk edge and skin-crawling body horror! When Dakota tries to break off her toxic relationship with Axel, it starts transforming him into a monstrous creature with increased aggression, a touch that melts skin and worst of all, he’s contagious...
The Boy In The Shed is a thought provoking featurette, that centres around children’s mental health and bereavement. Eddie, a young boy grappling with mental health, struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his father. He meets Summer, the new girl, who teaches him to talk about his feelings, allowing him to deal with loss, bullying and loneliness in a world he feels no longer his own.
A young woman visits the mother of a girl she bullied at school who died by suicide. The film explores our inability to acknowledge the negative impacts our behaviour has on other people, standing accountable for our actions and asks; in accepting our part in the cruelty against others can we learn to love ourselves and move on?
20 years since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, this is an important and timely restoration of John Gianvito's ambitious and all too prophetic feature film from 2001
“A work of art and a critical piece of history." – Howard Zinn
When an eight year old budding impressionist performs for his family hoping to raise money for a new bike, his routine threatens to expose their deepest secrets unless they pay up.
BEAUTIFUL THINGS, a story of nostalgia and obsession. An LGBTQ+ romance with a sci-fi twist that takes a dark turn. The film jumps through different eras of a beauty pageant to tell a visually arresting story filled with suspense. Beautiful Things has been shot with an incredible cast and crew at three stunning locations - and we need your help to fund the post production and festival run.
A daughter seeks to rebuild her relationship with her emotionally distant mother in the wake of her father’s untimely death.
'For the Recently Bereaved' is being produced as part of the BA Film Practice course at London College of Communication.
A young man is forced to confront feelings of self-rejection and isolation as he struggles to express his love for his best friend. Ubiquitous is a short film that blends music, visual poetry and an emotionally grounded performance to tell the story of a young man battling with internalised homophobia and unrequited love
Inspired by the creator's real experiences of being a woman working in film, BEHIND THE SCREAMS takes place on the set of a horror movie.
While filming in a historic London pub a director is tormented by more than spirits as she is confronted with the realities of being a woman in the film industry.
Em and Ly, two friends living in a near future, meet in a home which is not their own, trying to escape their reality. When they get trapped, their identities, their choices and the environment they live in, are called into question.
OWN HOME? is a short piece of neorealism with a dystopian, sci-fi, thriller twist and a touch of dark comedy.
A Click Away is a feel-good film about an unexpected rendezvous between loneliness and sunshine. The film explores the essence of relationships which provide serenity and calmness, expressing human intimacy through the lenses of a photographer and a singer on their ride of low notes to high notes to their serendipity.
A young woman is confronted by her inability to access her own anger as she makes a final attempt to acknowledge it through the act of hugging her father.
A young woman is challenged by her dedicated father to get back behind the wheel for the first time in a year. A seemingly ordinary moment, a casual drive filled with a father-daughter banter, transports us back to the day of a family tragedy.
BAFTA called the Sherbet script "a scenic, tense and emotive drama with a ‘seize the day’ theme, relatable characters and thought-provoking dialogue. A story of two characters forced to open up and challenge each other to overcome their fears and be authentic over the course of the cab journey."
The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece has become the most significant artefact repatriation issue of the 21st Century. Since Lord Elgin first sold them to the British Museum in 1816, they have been surrounded by controversy; and in the last few years, the voices in the UK for these to be sent back to Athens have grown substantially.
“BRAVE. BOLD. CAPTIVATING.”
HIGH STEAKS is a one-person show by queer performance artist & clown, ELOINA.
HIGH STEAKS is an exploration of labia-shaming, labiaplasty & labia lovin’!
It will be performed at VAULT Festival on 24th-27th January 2023 at 6.25pm each evening.
Trace is a Sci-Fi Thriller set in a world where memories can be extracted into a tangible drug like product called “Proxy”. Reviewing Proxies enhance your senses and give you a high. The story follows our protagonist Daniel. A retired PI returns to work for the mob to investigate a spree of killings, all targeted at memory dealers. His motivation being the safety of his memory dealer daughter.
I’m a Good Person is a dark satirical comedy that explores toxic positivity and the darkness we dismiss by looking on the bright side.
A BFI Network developed short film, written and directed by Pip Swallow.
After being passed over for a big promotion at work, Miranda discovers that she can control the world via her model railway set. A bittersweet comedy about a derailed woman, trying to mould herself to the institution but ultimately finding the power within to create her own.
Written and directed by the multi award-winning filmmaker, Kasra Karimi.
Juliet and Ruth are waiting for the British Parliament to pass a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in England, so they can get married. But they are racing against time as Juliet suffers from a terminal illness and doesn't have long to live.
A BFI Network funded dark dramedy short film, written and directed by Corinne Walker, produced by Sophie Freeman and Exec Produced by Calling the Shots.
On the hottest day of the year, Barbadian fruit pickers Nicole and Vincent endure exploitative conditions on a UK fruit farm. When the farm’s owner arrives, tensions reach boiling point.
We are always waiting.
Waiting in a queue,
Waiting for some news,
Waiting for the day to end,
And then suddenly it does.
We are left with that nagging feeling,
Did we make the most of our time?
What happens next?
Be a part of our vision: Sojourn.
Connor, an aspiring footballer, is determined to reach the pinnacle of the beautiful game. But do his dreams compromise his mental and physical well-being? Will a chance encounter with Maya alter his mindset and make him question all his previous efforts.
Produced by Academy award-winning Slick Films and WILD Studio, Edge of Existence is a short documentary about the most remote island in the UK, Rockall, and the tiny selection of people who’ve attempted to survive there. We follow an ex-Navy adventurer as he makes the 16-hour boat expedition to the rock, to question why we risk our lives for arbitrary accolades and adventure?
Having never lost a game of pool in over twenty years, a retired world 9-ball champion, Reuben "Ruby" Howard, finally faces a worthy opponent, but the eerily persistent challenger confronts the legends love for the game, resulting in the ultimate sacrifice.
Dogmouth Theatre are seeking your support to develop our new play about love, death, and mushrooms.
1000 Ways The World Will End (and how it starts again) was written by Alice Flynn (Women's Prize For Playwriting 2021 shortlist) and will be directed and designed by Alice Robb (recent director of Blue Bottles with Periphery Theatre and as a scenic artist with Polka Theatre)
Produced by Academy award-winning Slick Films and starring BAFTA-nominated Helen Behan, 'Suzie' will explore the experience of a middle-aged woman on the day she tells her son she is getting a divorce.
The film will deal with the anguish of preparing and coping with monumental change, confronting the complexity of family life and celebrating the strength shown to find new solutions.
Doubts and fantasies. They are the universally human products of imagination, creativity, uncertainty, fear. Five people in contemporary London navigate doubts and fantasies in their separate lives, with a startling chain of connection.
Robbie is in recovery from a debilitating illness and cannot trust his body to respond to him. But rebuilding a body isn’t just about rebuilding muscles: Robbie must learn to let himself fall, and fail, and face up to his weaknesses, in order to grow strong again.
Fall Better is a deeply personal short film based on writer-director George Magner’s recovery from a life-changing illness.
'Kokoro' is a short film about Marco, a young boarding school student, who is struggling to find exactly where his heart lies. During art class, everyone is presented with a piece of paper and asked to fold an origami heart. Simple enough for most of the class. Not for Marco.
Based on a true story, a family struggle to save their youngest daughter as an Eating Disorder threatens to take her away.
'Thanks For The Harmonica' by SKY ARTS Producers!
A short film set in one location about a dejected man who falls in love with a free spirited hotel clerk, who helps him to grieve the death of his estranged father by gifting him a harmonica.
Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. So, these left-wing, well-educated people have invited over their new neighbours, As classes and outlooks collide, the scene is set for an evening which will have consequences as hilarious as they are tragic, leading to ongoing discoveries of personal trauma.
Thirty-Six follows the first meeting of Joe and Jenny, twenty-something, young professionals yearning for connection. Following the study "36 Questions to Fall in Love", Joe and Jenny are thrown into an intimate connection that neither we're prepared for, nor wanted. Exploring themes of love, death and the afterlife Joe and Jenny face a tough decision, to follow their heart or their heads?
BASED ON A TRUE STORY. A tortured refugee suffering from PTSD struggles to win his father's love and fulfil his neglected potential.
A short docu-narrative loosely based on the stories of several survivors of sexual harassment.
Created by Natalie Ava Nasr
Max Chase is an arrogant actor who believes he should be the next James Bond. He has been invited to a lavish house party and is a potential earner of 500.000 pounds that he wants to use to distribute his own film. But when he arrives, there are three more earners. And the host is dead.
Suspicion is a mix of horror and comedy, as the audience figures out whodunnit.
Silhouette Man is a short Horror film about a man who awakes tied to a chair in a strange abandoned room. Can he escape and why is he here?
Silhouette Man will be made by local filmmakers in Northampton all in one location. James Ryan is directing and Amii Dawes is producing, casting has already begun. We also have a confirmed location to shoot.
I have always been fascinated by the legends and heroes that shape our past; ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things. Boudica is one such hero. Mother, leader, warrior, we all know how her story ends, but what we don't know, is how it began. This is a story I want to tell.
Death Of An Industry, What Does The Future Hold For Mining Communities?
Situated in Northumberland there are numerous mining villages that were once thriving before the closure of the mines in the late 80s and early 90s.
This documentary follows our producer, Mia, visiting her family roots to uncover what the future holds for the mining communities left in the North East of England.
'You’re Not Dying' reveals the interplay between autonomy and vulnerability in toxic relationships. When Ingrid finds out that she is pregnant from her older lover Seth, she faces contradictory drives: the need for warmth and support, and the sense that she is undeserving of it. This tension forces Ingrid to recognise a dynamic she was wilfully blind to, and challenge it.
3 Birds is a dark musical comedy about a man in search of his voice and identity. The story follows an injured John, who staggers into a distorted cockney pub - with a difference.
For John, this pub is purgatory - where everyone inside is in their version of a musical.
He just needs an ambulance.
SIDNEY is a tragicomic short film about finding the freedom and bravery to be yourself. Fresh out of clown school, Sidney has high aspirations for his first children’s birthday party booking. But things take a turn when he is dragged into a power struggle with the birthday boy’s dad. With his career at risk, can Sidney find a way to reconnect with himself and his audience?
Small chops are the integral parts of the food ceremony at parties and gatherings in Nigerian culture - where to satiate the hunger of your guests, they are presented with tasty, delicious treats before the main course is served. These are known as canapes, finger food or hors d’oeurves in other cultures. This is a story about the sweet, but synaptic parts of friendships - the small chops.
Ecstasy is a short film bringing maximum awareness to Parkinson's disease and is inspired by the real-life revelation that the drug ecstasy can temporarily alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's. So step back and become part of a wild action-packed ride where a disabled father and son try to buy drugs so the Dad can dance with his wife... one... last... time
Music Video for the song ‘Wanna Go Home’ by the upcoming indie artist Ella Tobin. WGH perfectly encaptures a feeling of alienation and loneliness even when surrounded by many people that most of us have felt at some point.
Determined to escape an arranged marriage Rhiannon, a Celtic Horse Goddess, rides forth in search of her ideal husband, Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. Based upon the Mabinogion story, this short medieval fantasy drama film follows Rhiannon on her quest for true love, inevitably to endure heartbreaking consequences. An English/Welsh language film starring Bethan Rose Young and Rhys Downing.
When Tim becomes a courier for the app Wallaby, he reckons he can turn his life around: get fit, earn some money, and even get laid. He’s not accounted for his own haplessness, an antique teapot collection, and a sinister conspiracy. A modern-day queer sex comedy, featuring COLIN BAKER (Doctor Who), MARK BENTON (Anna and the Apocalypse) and LAURENCE R. HARVEY (The Human Centipede 2 & 3).
In 1965 a Jewish Doctor, Gertrude Rosen, is called to a remote care home in North Wales to help identify and treat a dying patient who refuses to talk.
As Gertrude slowly wins the patient’s trust, she discovers the horrible truth of who he is, and faces an awful dilemma.
To help end his life peacefully, or let the monster suffer in pain like the millions of her people who died at his hands…
'I AM' is a short film that wishes to explore schizophrenia and break the many stigmas and clichés still surrounding this mental condition. Although we live in a world where people feel freer and more comfortable talking about mental illness, there still is a long way to go, especially with less understood conditions such as schizophrenia, which is too often sensationalised and misrepresented in
'Out of Our Hands' is an anthology series of three short films - 'The Bird', 'The Rat' and 'The Whip' - which emerge as a unified response to questions surrounding guilt, truth, and free will. In all three, mundane situations give way to the surreal and the absurd, throwing man’s perennial and profitless pursuit of happiness into sharp relief.
Clare, a middle-aged piano teacher, mourns her failed career as a concert pianist; a drink always in hand. Grappling with this aching disappointment and unfulfilled legacy, she is pushed to the end of her tether by the rebellious student she once perceived as her younger self, Eva.
Turn Around is an independent, cinematic true crime documentary telling a gangster story you’ve never heard. Featuring Black Panthers, wrongful conviction, love children and some of America’s most dangerous criminals, this untold story of a life eventfully lived really does have everything.
The Ballad Of Olive Morris is a short film based on real life events that took place in the South London neighbourhood of Brixton in 1969. 17 year old Olive Morris gets violently caught up in an incident of police brutality as she intervenes to help a Nigerian diplomat being wrongly arrested for stealing his own car.
A magical-realist short film about a young mother in Morocco who, facing the harsh reality of her life, must make an impossible choice about her future. WEDAD is the directorial debut of British-Moroccan writer, Elias Suhail. It is being produced by British-Iraqi producer, Arij Al-Soltan in collaboration with Barney Production.
Follow Me Down is a feature-length film produced by The Dazey Hills Company, exploring the seedy underbelly of British crime and what lengths a father will go to protect his daughter.
Inspired by a true story...In the 1980s, a teenager experiences a trauma and suffers a breakdown. Later in life, he suffers another psychotic episode and is lost on London's streets. Help comes from unexpected kindness...
In this 15-minute body-horror-drama, a lonely techno DJ questions his mechanical existence as metal begins to break out of his skin after being instructed to employ a sonic algorithm that guarantees success with the crowd... and a ‘supermodel’.
Part-funded by the BFI Short Film Fund.
Deep in the countryside, Alastair, a young gay arborist, navigates a lonely existence. When he meets the beautiful, rugged Fergus amongst a backdrop of lush and secluded woodland, sparks predictably fly. However, when faced with a small town entrenched in traditional values and a community unable to adapt, the two men must make a difficult decision.
Dear Brother tells the story of Nina, a transgender woman who was rejected by her family. The hardest for her was to loose contact with her brother, who had always been her best friend. Years later, Nina receives an envelope from him. It only contains a picture, no letter.
THE FEMININE URGE TO RIP EVERYONE'S GUTS OUT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NOTICE YOUR NEW HAIRCUT.
Riverman and Greenlit are proud to announce a SPECIAL CHARITY SCREENING of the documentary 'The GoOdFather' about Father Joe Maier and The Mercy Centre, the school and orphanage he started in Bangkok. Filmed by David McLean/Alex Weston, The GoOdfather tells the uplifting story of how Father Joe wanted to give all kids an education, regardless of religion, and what happened on the way.
Satisfaction Guaranteed! is a short, feel-good musical comedy inspired by classic Hollywood musicals like Top Hat and 42nd Street. It’s the story of Endi, a young woman struggling to pursue her dreams of West End musical stardom while working in a high-street clothing shop. When a ‘mystery shopper’ visits the store, not only is her day job on the line, but so are her musical hopes and ambitions
The Tourist is about a man who has thus far avoided the inevitable grief that comes from losing a loved one. He travels and he works and no-one can help him to move on with his life.
This will be my third short film this year, in my first year as a writer/director, and I shoot exclusively on my OnePlus 8 smartphone. I am hoping to shoot in October, with a cast of three. I will be director,as
A model, a photographer, and a fashion designer work together to prepare an extravagant dress for its first reveal at a high-profile gala. As tensions between them start to rise, their game for control begins to have increasingly high-stakes. As they slowly descend into madness, it appears the dress itself may hold the most power.
Alma, a Filipino nurse in London, is struggling to find home in a new city. Narrated by missed voicemails between her and her mum back home in Manila, we watch as she explores the city alone.
It will be directed by Filipina director Sofia del Carmen and produced by A LOOK INTO, a production company that focuses on current social affairs through the arts.
"Until We Live Again" is a nonprofit feature documentary recorded during spring 2020, under lockdown. Forced to reconcile with loss and deal with an unprecedented crisis, people from all corners of the world come to terms with this reality and decide to let go of the life they once knew, to make way for a new beginning.
BABY BOY is a hard hitting, stylised piece of storytelling with a social realist streak, that authentically tackles the subjects of addiction, sexuality, toxic masculinity and duality set against the backdrop of modern day London. From the talented team who brought you SMACK EDD, VILLAIN, TRIGGER FINGER, TURNOUT & THE PLAGUE, the film has been shot and we need your help to get it completed and
Brotherly Love is a British Social Realist short film about two brothers who are normally at each other's throats, called Jamie and Dylan. However, once Jamie learns that Dylan plans to leave for good, he does whatever he can to prevent him from leaving.
Monico Perseus is a short film about the bond between two brothers. When Ash escapes from a juvenile detention centre, he clambers through the marshes in an attempt to rescue his disabled older brother from their abusive alcoholic father. Grey, gloomy and gritty, in the same vein as the work of Shane Meadows (Dead Mans Shoes) this short piece will be a powerful punch full of character, heart and
Years in a Year is a story about Mabel, a teenage girl who leaves her home to protect herself.
It has been exactly 365 days since Hannah stumbled across Lolo Ferrari in the 1999 Guinness World Book of Records at the school library, which ignited a fiery obsession of drawing women with giant knockers. Today is Hannah’s 11th birthday and she only wants one thing - to see a penis.
Picturesque (2023), is a bittersweet LGBTQ+ drama short film, set in the Lake District, proudly taking a stand for authentic representation of blindness & disability on screen. Co-written by Will Hextall and Ellie Wallwork (Call the Midwife, Doctor Who). Directed by Will Hextall.
Three Drama school graduates (from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) have made a film that they are entering into festivals.
The film has already won 12 awards, nominated for one award, been the finalist at 2 festivals and selected into 10 other festivals across 3 continents.
"The Regular" is an exploration of idle thoughts and dark recesses of the mind. The short examines the conflicting interaction between infatuation, sexual desire and religious devotion.
The titular Regular is an unassuming, ordinary individual who is consumed by a multitude of weighty thoughts surrounding her sexuality. She is struggling to accept her attraction to the Waitress, and goes to
My name is Emma Coleman. I am a producer on a Brighton based short film being made called "End of the Line".
This is a dark and heavy drama about a man who decides to end is life, by drinking himself to death.
Our goal with this film is to raise awareness about suicide, alcoholism, childhood trauma and sexual abuse, as these are themes that are explored throughout.
Although our crew
How To Keep Up With The Kardashians’ is a collectively devised theatre performance that was first performed in March 2020 and was essentially the birth of So La Flair. The performance is a dance party protest and fearless expression of being who you are, actively challenging the need to keep up with unrealistic templates AND suffocating expectations.
A young girl attempts to navigate the sea front on the search of her missing alcoholic mother over one night.
United under a red umbrella, the pivotal symbol for united prostitution collectives, this film explores the different degrees of conflict faced by sex workers, whilst celebrating the activism that exists within the global sex workers rights movement.
CYBERLANTE is a feature-length film produced by Raya Films exploring the world of cybercrime and hacking for good… and evil…
Squall is a short film about a chance meeting between two strangers at rock bottom in their lives, who go on to spend one drunken evening together, putting their respective broken worlds to rights. It's a drama that explores the power of human connection, finding it when and where you least expect, and how that connection can have the power to - even in a small way - alter the course of a path you
From director Sayna Fardaraghi, "KINDRED" is a coming-of-age short, told through a psychological horror lens. In a stylized visual exploration of teenage anxieties, "KINDRED" follows 17-year-old Helena, as the uncertainty of her impending adulthood begins to threaten her sanity. “You exist within an infinite universe containing infinite potentials of you.” Which will you be when you grow up?
A couple’s monthly struggle to get pregnant and have a family.
Each month gets harder and harder, while all of their
friends have a family, they are the last ones.
Time is ticking in life, what if they don’t have a family, are they enough for each other?
A father tormented by the disappearance of his daughter abducts a man he believes to be responsible for his little girls kidnapping with the intention of finding where she is, whatever the cost.
"Remember?" - a short film about forgetting. A light-hearted dramedy about love in the hands of fate set in present day London. Divorced couple Raymond and Joan haven't managed to keep in contact ever since Joan's forced relocation back to the UK. After a miscommunication, they end up in the same day care center that just opened in town, much to their children's chagrin.
A heartwarming short film about loneliness and isolation...
Dot is planning an end-of-life party. When lockdown begins and her plans are postponed, her family sends teddies to comfort her. The teddies gradually come to life, if only in Dot’s mind.
Teenage James, struggles to cope with the disappearance of his older brother Sean. Six month on their father, John, lives in denial while James finds some comfort in seeing and talking to visions of Sean. Just when life feels unbearable, is James about to find hope when he least expects it?
"Jenny, and" is a film that bravely explores a complex journey of acceptance, identity and trauma. Jenny's world is turned on its head when she learns she's living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder). We follow her quest of self discovery as inner worlds are navigated, Alters negotiated with and amnesia barriers released.
Fugue is an Urban Neo-Western. Our Western hero is Mia, a loner drug dealer who works nights in London. During the course of one night, a deal gone wrong confronts her with her past life. Fugue places the Spaghetti Western genre within in a gritty urban aesthetic to tell a story about taking on a new identity, and whether it's ever possible to escape yourself.
Warm Egg is a queer, surreal, melodrama about Eva, a woman exploring her sexuality and polyamory in a hallucinogenic theatre space. Where can she find guidance if her romantic existence is a taboo?
We are an all-female and non-binary production team of artists and filmmakers, looking to shine a light on modern love.
Mood video by the amazing Helen Jayne Dyke @ludo.figs!
Murder Ballads is an independent feature film set in the rock 'n' roll world of well... rock 'n' roll. It's a dark comedy of six interconnected stories that chart the rapid rise and violent fall of dysfunctional rock band 'Stack of Corpses', who are willing to do anything for success!
Comedy drama about two idiot actors who become a delightful double act against their will.
Award-winning company Caged Bird present a film about depression, living in a small town, and... cars? This love letter to the North of England sees a young man pushed to make the unsafe choice for the first time in his life - by joining a high-octane race on the country roads. This is a story about growing through mental illness, getting back in the driver's seat, and carrying on.
Hot on the trail of a meaty scoop, a journalist secures a killer interview with a murderer of questionable taste. Now he's worried he's bitten off more than he can chew.
Set in the aftermath of a fatal accident, The Space Between looks at the journey of the soul after it leaves the body, where the only question that remains for each of us is, ‘Did we love well?’
Produced by the Academy-award winning Slick Films, 'The Golden Boy' is a short emotional act of familial love and sacrifice inspired by true events. It’s Michael’s last week in nursery and the end-of-school assembly approaches. A non-verbal autistic six-year-old boy must elicit the help of his older sister to prove that his high support needs can’t stop potential.
Mother & Wild is the story about a strained relationship between a Mother and her Daughter. Over time, Saffron has grown apart from her estranged Mother.
The relationship of two sisters, Rose and Elsa, is strained even more after Rose is found guilty of murdering their parents, even if she has no recollection of doing so. Before Rose’s execution, a troubled Elsa pays her a visit in the prison only to find herself and meet the consequences of hers actions. As things are not what they seem to be, will Elsa find absolution?
"How to Cope with Oliver Pope" is the – not entirely untrue but for legal reasons definitely not based on anyone in particular – story of spouses Hannah and Jessica who kidnap and torture their local MP in the hope of changing his ways after he opposed an up-skirting bill and many other progressive bills in parliament.
Richard Gregson worked for many years as Staff Producer for the Royal Opera House, reviving operas such as La Bohème, Otello and La Traviata. He was also one of the founders of "Floral Opera", a performance program for opera enthusiasts founded in the early 1990's. After his recent passing, we would like to purchase a name plaque to go on a seat in the Royal Opera House in his memory.
The Good People is a short coming-of-age film, about Jackson Jones, an aspiring young American writer, who is spending the summer in a coastal village in the south of France on a quest to find inspiration for his writing. His stay takes an unanticipated turn towards the idyllic when he meets a French girl in a café, Jeanne Stajman. The girl leads Jackson back to her house and introduces him to her
Ryan Howe is a successful stand-up comedian who has built his career on making fun of the characters from his home village. When he agrees to come home by his old friend to do a show for "old time's sake", he thinks "what could go wrong?" But will the villagers he has built his career on ridiculing accept his return with open arms, or will this be the roughest gig of his career?
SILVERBACK is a Black-led sci-fi thriller web series. Taking inspiration from comic books and the superhero genre, the series follows Dee, an ex-offender, as she investigates the mysterious death of her younger brother: a tech prodigy-turned-masked vigilante. With its London setting and Black creative team, the series presents a grounded and uniquely Black British look at the superhero genre.
Four O'clock flowers is a moving and powerful feature film written by Louise Breckon-Richards and Peter Callow that explores the aftermath of a knife crime through the eyes of two mothers. The Director is Peter Callow. Actors involved are Caroline Trowbridge, Sophie Cartman and Leon Finnan. We have already filmed two thirds of the feature and are now looking to fund the completion of it.
Local Hero is a heart-warming snapshot into the life of an elderly man. Left alone after his wife Rose dies, Charlie Maguire tries to carry on as normal. He just wants to be left alone with his cat, Dagger. But between his interfering neighbours, the lads in the street and nosy Father Diamond, the Parish priest, he can't get a moment's peace. Maybe they're right. Maybe he can't look after himself
Beyond Time tells the story of Nate, who cannot move on from the death of a loved one. Nate must find a way to move on - with Jessica’s help and a sentinel force - before he loses himself.
What is left beyond time itself?
Santi is an upcoming 10-minute proof-of-concept short film written and to be directed by Harry Richards. With the endorsement of a Medellín-based production company, a huge creative input from London's Colombian community and many Spanish-speaking cast and crew members, Santi seeks to reflect on a Colombian immigrant's experience of middle-class London.
A young working mother must again become teacher and breadwinner for a second lockdown but with her partner away, things start to take their toll.
Sacrifice is a short thriller drama that examines how far people will go for self-preservation, when pushed to breaking point.
In the wake of the pandemic and multiple national lockdowns, Charlotte's life is falling apart. An encounter with an old friend and colleague will test how far she will go to prevent from losing everything.
Across the Ocean is a short film drama/ psychological thriller that tackles the subject of grief.
Our team consists of very talented industry professionals who are coming together to shine a light on an important subject: loss and its impact on mental health.
The Nike Air Jordan was not just a sneaker – it was one of the cultural phenomena of the 80s and 90s. We – Yemi, Michael, and Will – are now experienced filmmakers but, as kids in that era, there was nothing else we wanted more on our feet. The style, the colours, the painfully cool Spike Lee joints for adverts made the Jordan an instant, desirable, transcendent classic that has endured over 30
A mother forced to flee from her abusive partner with her daughter finds short-lived refuge, until she is unwittingly tracked down, with dire consequences.
Fresh from a night out at yesterdays wake, 'Rent-A-Mourner' Charlie rocks up to her next funeral late, tired, and hungover. Another day at the office. But when the morning/mourning takes an unexpected turn, she is thrust face to face with a deeply buried secret from the past.
Written by and starring Toto Bruin from IT'S A SIN.
A Love Worth Fighting For explores the futility and human complexity of war at a very personal level, and how one of the most momentous months in the twentieth century played out for the people living and dying in it. But it’s not a war film. Rather, it’s an anti-war film, and a love story. It is poignant, compelling and sad. It asks difficult questions. Yet ultimately, it ends with hope.
Veins of the Earth will be a feature length documentary, combining science and conservation, with history, folklore and mythology to address critical issues with river systems in the south-west of England.
FELLOW CREATURES is a short dark comedy with an absurdist twist that seeks to explore the value of life, predetermination, and authorship of fate. It is a morality tale that illustrates our complicity in the suffering of others if we are given enough temptation for personal gain.
Feeling isolated this holiday season? You are not alone. Since March, we have been trying to find new ways to connect with those we love, whether it be with phone calls, zoom meetings, or online games. Fish Bowl Fest wants to help facilitate these connections and bonding experiences in a safe and accessible way.
Hund is a short film about seven year old Jake. Faced with the day of his parents’ divorce, Jake’s anxiety induced Selective Mutism overwhelms and renders him unable to communicate his thoughts and emotions. Desperate for comfort he clings to his best friend - his dog Barley.
New age couple Dan and Faye are excited for their future together, but when Faye begins sleep talking, her eerie, unconscious messages lead Dan to believe that they're both being haunted. Some people’s pasts are too toxic to cleanse.
She Talks In Her Sleep is a new, 9 minute horror short, brought to you by the same creators of the BAFTA nominated: The Blue Door.
Declan Flynn, a man struggling for self-acceptance, is preyed upon by a gang of self-described ‘Queer-bashers’ in Dublin, 1982. Based on the true story seen as a major catalyst for Ireland’s gay rights movement.
American Dreamers is a modern coming-of-age story whose characters are searching for guidance and mentorship, the contemporary meaning of manhood, and the significance of personal background and national identity. It is a micro-budget feature film that offers a fresh take on the classic American indie comedies of the 90s and 2000s, a kind-of Sideways for Generation Z. It’s a bold mix-up of genres
In the urban streets of London, the stories of knife crime victims are connected by a wandering drifter who has loose ends to tie.
CALL IT A DAY, a witty comedy-drama webseries, was created as we wanted to explore various topics around today’s women by following two very different ladies, going through different struggles, and supporting each other.
We hope to make a lot of yous out there relate, laugh and feel seen through this series. Or just feel like you’re not as batshit crazy as you thought you were, but merely a 2019
A short film developed by Secret Garden Pictures. Written and directed by Serena Chloe Gardner.
Summer's world turns upside down after the sudden death of her brother. A punk rocker and art student by day, her work begins to suffer from continual nightmares as PTSD plagues her life. Summer tries to overcome her grief with the help of her friends by throwing a house party.
A British-Jamaican teenager descends into his heart of darkness in a surreal coming of age horror exploring the impact of colonialism on immigrant family histories and inherited trauma.
From director Elizabeth J. Cassidy, ‘I Am Not Your Muse’ is a stylised short film following an actress's personal awakening - from objectified beauty to authentic identity. Partly inspired by the male artists and female muses of the Pre-Raphaelite and Renaissance movement, 'I Am Not Your Muse' follows a woman's journey of self-reclamation whilst asserting the female gaze on screen.
A deadpan, dark comedy, that follows DERWYN, a lonely young Farmer, who, in the search for companionship, finds himself on a rather lifeless date. Set in rural Wales, Rural Romance deals with themes of loneliness, depression, and suicide - pressing issues in the Welsh countryside.
Following the pandemic, award winning violinist Raffaele Pagano saw his musical career vanish overnight. To survive he took on a new role as a London Uber Driver, which surprisingly became his silver lining.
THE (UN)HOLY TRINITY will be a digital installation consisting of three films. The films will draw inspiration from key female characters taken directly from the Bible - or who were inspired by the inconsistencies within said book - who through their supposedly unnatural acts of defiance, aggression, or a simple desire for autonomy, have been demonised throughout history to serve as a warning as
To Nowhere is a dark, queer coming-of-age feature film about two self-destructive teenage friends—Tulip and Finn—who embark on an alcohol-fuelled trip around a lonely corner of London. Spiralling out of control, they must confront unspoken trauma and love, or lose each other forever.
The story follows the relationship between a mother and daughter forced to flee an abusive home and go on the run as they assess their options. A taut drama that goes into the impact of the trauma as each try to find their footing and explore the aftermath.
We have partnered with the charity organisation, Survivor Family Network, and 20% of our fundraising will be donated to them.
Based on real events, Monochromatic is a short film that explores alternative mental health therapies, through the story of one young woman’s experience of psychosis. The film follows her journey as she focuses her mind and tells her story through the creation of a monochromatic self-portrait.
After being locked out with nowhere to go, a young girl is taken in by an older man with questionable intentions.
Two girls stuck in an all-night swirl of violence are led to confront the past.
CAB RIDE is a fly-on-the-wall short film/pilot about the queer dating scene. The film is an honest insight into the different dynamics that exist within an interlinked community in the small city of London. Can these two individuals break from old habits to find love and a genuine connection?
'Huggo' follows April a grief-stricken woman who forms an unusual attachment to a stuffed toy bunny as she struggles to get life back on track. 'Huggo' is a new female driven short film by the team at FlyGirl Films, written by Rachael Sampson and directed by Katie Harriman.
Moustache Man follows a son, Jack, taking care of his mother after the passing of his father. His absence left a mother dealing with grief and her own mental illness, and a son trying his best to care for her while trying to get things back on track. Maybe the best way to do this is to become his father? So obviously he must grow a moustache!
An ex-footballer is awaiting an important phone call when his estranged father resurfaces seeking a reconciliation. 'Jumpers for Goalposts' is a story of hope, fear and responsibility of fatherhood within working class Britain. It studies the bond between father and son, but also how difficult it is for people to move onto the next stage of their lives and the anxiety that brings with it.
Based on a true story, SCAR follows Noah, a stubborn young man, who is assaulted on his way home after a life-changing first date. The attack impacts his mental health and those closest to him. In denial of his condition but incited to seek help, he must learn to be vulnerable in order to find strength.
Returning to his hometown one last time, a wayward love-rat reignites friendships and reopens old wounds in one self-destructive weekend.
A short film tackling themes of guilt, justice and identity in modern-day Britain, with a particular focus on the immigration system, through an immersive and atmospheric horror lens. The film aims to convey the message that confronting and discussing social anxieties is not something we can easily run away from.
Up to 1 million Nazis carried out the murders but in West Germany fewer than 7,000 were punished. Why?
Inspired by the life of the 27 club members but also every troubled artist in the history of music, Forever 27 is a psychological feature music film which explores the influence of media, fame and the music business on the tragic end of these famous young artists. A self-destructive British popstar on the verge of joining the 27 club is trying to reconnect with music while battling her addictions.
Could the life you’ve already lived stop you from re-living it? A troubled widower rewinds time to reunite with his late wife. But can she fall for the man that his grief has turned him into?