6 x EPIC DRAMA SHORTS
A landmark series chronicling the key themes and events in the story of how modern-day humankind took shape.
The 8 x 1Hr episodes encompass fire, war, medicine, exploration and transportation, zeroing in on pivotal moments in the timeline and exploring them through the eyes of big thinkers and disruptors who stand on the brink of monumental change.
32 feature quality short films make up the backbone of this portrait of our rise into modernity. I edited 6 of the films and helped shape and recut many of the others, including Genghis Kahn, the LBK Massacre and the discovery of Australia.
Asylum / National Geographic
Directors: Celso Garcia, Niall Maccormick | Series Director: Simon George
Winner: Best Editor, NZ Short Film Festival.
When militants gun down children in a mixed Sunni/Shia Iraqi village, neighbours turn on each other and go to war. Based on a true event and shot on location in Jordan. A slick, poetic short film with look and feel of something much bigger.
Director: Regan Hall | Producer: Issa Sawaqed
From Damian Jones, producer of The Iron Lady, Fast Girls follows sassy streetwise Shania (Lenora Crichlow) and ambitious, middle class Lisa (Lily James), whose worlds collide on the athletics track with explosive results. As the girls strive to qualify for a major world athletics championship, they battle adversity and rivalry on their tense, uplifting and inspirational journey.
BFI / Studio Canal
Director: Regan Hall | Producer: Damian Jones
GOD'S OWN CHILDREN
Daithi and Michael find themselves on a divine mission to return a briefcase to a priest. An epic journey that proves to be life-changing in a wholly unexpected way. Comic, cinematic short that makes the best of its Irish locations and great performances from its child leads.
Director: Michael Lindley | Producer: Portia Alen-Buckley
Rom Com set in Scotland. Waster Richie (Martin Compston) goes undercover at an conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher. But as he falls for Eco Activist Beth (Talulah Riley) he questions his motivations and with the help of his hapless friends decides to risk life and limb to save the highlands from ecological disaster and win Beth's heart.
Director: Talulah Riley | Producers: Noel Clarke, Jason Maza
THE LITTLE PRINCESS
A man is alone at a station, contemplating the end. But the mysterious arrival of a little French girl will alter his plans. A magical short, moving in it's delicate simplicity.
Director: Jason Maza | Producer: Noel Clarke
THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY
Comedy starring Jason Maza and Nick Nevern. Danny wants to be someone so finds a father figure in Dex and his firm, the infamous Hooligan Factory. Laugh out laugh spoof of the British hooligan genre. Fast cut, snappy laughs, with a clear narrative that - surprisingly - makes you care about Danny and his new mates by the 'emotional' ending.
Director: Nick Nevern | Producer: Jason Maza
A WEEKEND IN VENICE
A young couple head to Brighton for a romantic getaway but after a few too many drinks on a night out, they wake in the night to find a magical Venetian masked ball filling the hotel. The adventure has just begun… .
Director: Elenor Brent | Producer: Lily Ross
Gritty, bloody, sexy London-set horror. A stripper, Ruby falls for vampire Vincent, who turns her. The lovers try to fight their desire for human blood, but when Ruby's sleazy employers get wind of the situation they send a serial killer to bring her back and deal with Vincent for good.
Director: Lawrence Pearce | Producer: Dean Fisher
Winner: Audi Talent Awards
Sophie, a teenager with learning difficulties, is a talented pianist. When her best friend Danko enters her into a prestigious composer competition she discovers that the world is not quite ready for her unorthodox musical style.
Director: Tinge Krishnan | Producer: Sacha Guttenstein
12 IN A BOX
Winner: Audience Award, Zurich Film Festival
At a school reunion in a remote country mansion, a dozen people are offered the chance to collect a million pounds each if they can stay on the estate, cut off from the outside world, for 96 hours. Bu they face an untimely death, a kidnapping plot, a burglary and visit from the boys in blue... Ealing-style farce with an early role for Miranda Hart and a kicker of an ending!
Director: John McKensie | Producer: Bruce Winwood
Apple is a bedsit messiah, special but troubled. An encounter with a limo riding suit and his dog-like heavies leads to revelations he needs but did not expect.
Directors: Elliot Goldner and Jezz Vernon
BREAKIN’ THE CYCLE
Hackney-set gangster drama featuring a soundtrack from the early days of grime. An ex-con reclaims the Endz after a spell in prison but comes up against old enemies. Does his ex-girlfriend hold the key to his escape from the ghetto? Starring Bradley MacKintosh from SClub7, Randy & Jay Rock from Big Bruvvas and Lethal B this film was written by Colin Browne while in prison and directed by him on his release.
Colin was murdered before the film was fully completed so to date it has never been released.
Director: Colin Browne | Producer: Maria Neve
"My head is full of silence, my mouth is full of shout". Kinetic visual performance of the poem starring Paul Townsend. Using vfx, compositing and layered sound design to bring Gareth Owen’s words to life.
Director: Lewis Albrow
THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM
FAN FEATURE FILM
Award-wining prequel to The Lord of the Rings following Aragorn’s search for the former ring-bearer in order to stop him falling into the wrong hands and revealing what he knows. With over 60 Matte paintings and VFX shots Tolkien’s world is fully realised in this not-for-profit fan feature.
Independent Online Cinema
Director: Chris Bouchard | Producer: Spencer Duru
An oddball action-music-comedy which follow the rockers as they gig in Fiji and get dragged into a crime ring headed by gangster Jon Lovitz. Amazing locations, car chases, punchups, shootouts and classic Quo tracks all the way,
I'm still not sure it really happened or was just a strange dream...
Director. Stuart St Paul | Producer: Tim Major