Narrative Shorts (A)
STREAMING 10-13 SEPTEMBER
1. SURVIVOR’S GUILT (8m, UK) – A FILM BY CALEB FEMI.
A young recluse suffering from PTSD encounters an unexpected and somewhat magical cure.
2. 2025: THE LONG HOT WINTER (10m, UK) – A FILM BY JAKE LANCASTER. TRAILER
Brian Eno narrates this fictional documentary set in the year 2025, interviewing Londoners about their first Christmas heatwave. A playful but terrifying missive from the near future.
A woman grapples with a crisis at work while tending to her ailing mother.
4. BAD MOTHER (11m, UK) – A FILM BY MARNIE BAXTER AND NICOLA STUART-HILL.
Based on the true story of a mother at the end of her tether who finds understanding and solace from a stranger on the beach. But is she right to trust this woman, another mother, with the care of her children?
Two very different people find themselves waiting together at a bus stop, late at night. Reluctantly forced into conversation by circumstance Rachel and Liam embark on a journey neither of them could have foreseen. (Former NRFF London 2018 Short Screenplay Winner)
6. TERRY MAC (16m, UK) – A FILM BY PABLO ROBERTSON DE UNAMUNO. TRAILER
Terry is disillusioned with inner city life. As he wanders the streets of London at night some strange characters start to appear, beckoning him on a journey where he must confront his demons from the past.
7. CLEAR GOLD (12m, Qatar) – A FILM BY JAMES COPPLESTONE FARMER. TRAILER
In a future global water shortage, a lone private Astronaut is sent to the Moon to search for the valuable commodity. With his life resources running out, Captain Cain Jarvis tries to make sense of the chain of events that have led humanity to this situation, and what to do with the water if he were even to find it.
8. HOME TIME (4m, UK) – A FILM BY BHULLA BEGHAL.
Made during the CV19 lockdown and commissioned by Multistory as part of their project, Stories in Isolation, Home Time tells a child’s simple point of view during a congested and manic period. In the midst of a nationwide lockdown, a school-boy is just a boy. Now that school is been taken from him, his realisation of how much he loved his teachers, classmates and the routine arises and he poetically awaits the day he can return.
9. WHAT SOPHIE WANTS (9m, UK) – A FILM BY SAM HOLLAND.
What Sophie Wants is based on a real life conversation between two sisters, and how their close bond is tested when schoolgirl Emily is forced into a frank discussion about sexuality with her adult sister who has Down Syndrome.
10. LOVE FROM SANTIAGO (26m, UK) – A FILM BY INTI ROWLAND. TRAILER
A semi-autobiographical telling of the director’s own mother’s experience of domestic abuse at the hands of his father. This is a story of escape, survival and rebirth.
Total streaming time: 01: 52m. Foreign language films will have English subtitles. Content may not be suitable for children under 15. If you experience a technical problem with VIMEO, please contact them directly and inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org.