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Short Film Commission – Premiere Night
April 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
As part of the HERE Film Festival, Short Sighted Cinema teams up with Talkies Community Cinema each year to commission #MoreShortFilm exploring the diversity of life and character in suburban London.
This year’s commissions include tales of harassed traffic wardens, comedy of the dearly departed, Turkish supermarkets and plenty more…
// THE FILMS
// BELLA RIZA – PASSAGES
Passages is a documentary about the value of creating communities in cities like London. Through the thoughts of Turkish and Greek Cypriots working together in a North London green grocers, the film explores how roots are laid down in a new place and how a unique sense of cultural identity is formed.
// PRAKASH NATHAN – BLINDS
Blinds is a tale of loneliness in the big city and the assumptions we make of those around us, often for our own self-satisfaction, that can so quickly be proven wrong once we dig a little deeper.
// KAREN ANSTEE – APPROVAL NEEDED
Approval Needed is a tender, short comedy-drama about a traffic warden, a self-checkout machine and the need for love, tolerance and kindness in these troubled times.
// KATE KENNEDY (WRI) & SAM MCMULLEN (DIR) – MALCOLM
While watching television in his daughter’s Palmer’s Green home, 84 year old Malcolm drops his head and ceases to be alive. Frankly, it’s been coming. But did it have to be this weekend? It’s an inconvenient weekend. Things to get sorted, busy week ahead, plus Blue Planet starts on Saturday… Thanks a lot Malcolm.
// KATE BRAITHWAITE – DEAR NEIGHBOUR
“ I don’t really remember when I first noticed it, but now I notice it more and more and I’ve been getting more and more angry soon as I leave the house” Does anyone care about litter any more? A witty, heart felt rant about respect and rubbish within our own neighbourhoods.
More details at http://talkies.org.uk/news/2018-talkies-commissions/
Talkies’ commissions provide £500 towards the production of a short film based in and around Palmers Green in North London. All of the films explore suburban life, embracing locality while expressing individual artistry.
The commissions, which will continue annually, are open to all filmmakers, of any style or experience. More details at http://talkies.org.uk/short-film-commission/