Shorts: Blood, Sweat and Tears

From a failed pop-star re-climbing the ladder to stardom, to a meditative journey through the production of celluloid, these films examine the hard graft, the sleepless nights, delving for inspiration.

I Used to be Famous
UK | Eddie Sternberg | 17 min

I Used to be Famous’ is a South London fairytale. A culture-clash between a washed-up pop star and a musically talented young man with autism. Two opposite characters who transform each other’s worlds through the power of music.

The Foley Artist
UK | Oliver Holms | 4 min

Ever wondered how to sound design your life?

UK | Chi Yu | 14 min

Drew secretly grows a Man for his recently divorced Mother in the school basement but discovers that what she needs and wants are two different things.

UK | Balan Evans | 5 min

Adam Pearson is an Actor (‘Under the Skin’), TV Producer, Public Speaker and Campaigner against stigma towards people with a visible facial difference. Adam has Neurofibromatosis Type 1, a genetic condition that causes excess body tissue to
grow predominantly on his face.

UK | Lefteris Parasyris | 12 min

Photographer Philip Byrne, is in search for inspiration; but inspiration can lead to dark places.

The Monster
UK | Bob Pipe | 16 min

Trying to resurrect his once successful career, an iconic monster falls in love with his leading lady on the set of a dubious film.

Mr Madila
UK | Rory Waudby-Tolley | 9 min

Mr Madila or The Colour of Nothing documents a series of conversations between the film-maker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation.

Dailies to Dawn
UK | Kristina Cranfeld | 18 min

Dailies to Dawn is a poetic journey and tribute which celebrates celluloid film processing as a living form, passionate and organic, made by experience, collective work and pure craftsmanship at one of the last thriving film laboratories in the UK.

Tickets are available here.

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