Volume 35 - Films of the UK

The Journal of Short Film Volume 35 (80 minutes total) Release Date (10/30/2015)

JSF 35 features submissions that came from the UK, although it does not make any claims to being representative in any particular way. In fact, rather than by capturing any special national element, the works gathered here impressed us with the breadth of their interests internationally and the fine feeling for the particular regionally.  What unites them all is an exceptional sense for people’s character as it displays and shapes itself in relation to others: in the family, in the workplace, in the chaotic concentration of the marketplace and the transient moments of public transit, and in the abstract relations generated by the medium itself. Enjoy.

1.  Mark Playne – Love at First Sight (2012, 13:55) A Shy Lonely Young Man (SLYM) arrives in a new country, in a strange new town. His world is suddenly lit up when he spots his beautiful neighbour on the balcony opposite his new room. He tries desperately to be noticed, yet she remains stubbornly oblivious to his infatuation. SLYM is not giving up though – he has one more idea to try. Can he catch her attention and win her heart? For more information visit http://www.loveatfirstsightfilm.com/

2.  Brian Stynes – Before the Car Arrives (2011, 11:40)  Before the Car Arrives is a beautifully choreographed, single shot short film that depicts the chaos of a household as a family prepares for their youngest child's big day. Before the Car Arrives has charmed audiences in every corner of the world.

3.  Francesco Bori – You’re Right About Left (2014, 3:11)  Here is an insight to the controversial life in the Medina of Marrakech in Morocco.

4. Haolu Wang– Being James (2014, 13:04)  On a regular evening in London, the clock has just ticked past 7:30pm. James is sitting on the London Underground on his way back home reading the daily evening newspaper. Being James seems easy until he notices someone across the aisle watching him - a woman, seemingly familiar…She smiles at him. The train stops and she leaves. On an impulse, he follows her down the train. James finds himself in an increasingly confusing yet intriguing encounter with the mysterious woman. Gradually, he jumps into a deep well of memories…and emotions. A short film made in the London Underground. A story about love with alienation, and hope amidst despair.

5.  Keith Allott – Flawless (2014, 5:31)   Flawless is a film looking at the relationship between a father, Ansel and his genius daughter, Iniko. A major incident, one grey day, causes a deep fracture that changes their lives. Iniko faces the cruelty of mortality and the longing to go back to a time when things were perfect. For more information email - keithallott@hotmail.com

6.  Roland Denning – Derek the Dentist (2013, 19:59)  A film about work, death, community, relationships and teeth. Derek the Dentist is a documentary on the last month of a retiring dentist in Camden Town, London. Derek and Lesley, his receptionist/nurse/verbal sparring partner have been working together for over twenty years. His clientele, who range from film stars to road sweepers, are aware that this is no ordinary dentist and he will never be replaced. For more information visit www.TypeOfThing.com

7. Ricardo Guerreiro – Platforms and Securities (2014, 3:52) We live in a world where others, other things, consistently watch us. We are watched by ourselves. Cameras, things we've created, they watch us. What would we feel like being watched from within our homes? For more information visit - https://vimeo.com/guerreiroricardo

8.  Imogen Murphy – The Hard Way (2013, 11:23)   A troubled teenage girl and an unhappily married man meet in secret. They both have something to escape from. Now they need to find out if there is somewhere to escape to. And whether they have what it takes to make the leap… For more information visit www.imogenmurphy.com






Case cover for volume 35 of The Journal of Short Film

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