THE OVERCOAT [R: PG]
DIRECTOR: Patrick Myles
RUNTIME: 19 m GENRE: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
BLOCK E: POETRY & LITERATURE
WEBSITE A lonely social outcast (Jason Watkins) gets a glimpse of what life is like for someone popular, and cannot let it go, even in death. Q&A with director Patrick Myles after the screening. Read NRFF’s interview with Patrick.
SCREENING: Thursday 23.08.18, 7.00-9.00 PM
Recent short films by Patrick Myles include A PORNOGRAPHER WOOS, adapted from Bernard MacLaverty’s short story and starring Michael Smiley, which screened at Leeds International Film Festival ’17, LSFF ’17, Belfast Film Festival ’17 and East End Film Festival ’17 and secured a distribution deal with Shorts International. Other short films include TELLING LAURA for Finite Films/Channel 4 Comedy Blaps (starring Colin Hoult and Louise Ford), MRS GRUMPYKINS for the London 48 hour film challenge, HENRY VI PART ONE for Shakespeare’s Globe, ANTHROPOPOPOMETRY, starring Peter McDonald and Lloyd Hutchinson, and SANTA’S BLOTTO, starring Brian Blessed, for which he received Film London/London Calling funding, and which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2012.