My Friend Frank
Director: Joel Caborn Country: UK Genre: Young Talent, Drama Runtime: 5m Block M Screening: Close Up Cinema 24.08 Time: 12-1.30pm
Charlie loves his mum but she doesn’t look after him properly, sometimes she hurts him. Charlie doesn’t have friends at school but since inheriting a games console, he does online. His friends online don’t bully him. Frank helps Charlie play the games better and shows him how to win. Frank is Charlie’s best friend but is he who he says he is?
Joel Caborn, the founder of Checkered Productions is a filmmaker from Leicester, studying media production at The University of Northampton. He has been writing and directing since 2015, making his first short film ‘Solus’ in 2016 as part of the Pauline Quirke Academy. Joel was commissioned to create ‘My Friend Frank’, his most recent film, for the Safen3t Project, to teach parents and children about the dangers of online grooming.