Running Time: 94′
From comedians to cabaret artists to rock ‘n’ rollers, the characters in these films are looking to put in a good performance, both on stage and off it.
UK | Leo Stamps | 17 min
Ed & Jon, a comedy double-act and real-life brothers-in-law, navigate the ups and downs of their working and personal relationship through the fantasies of their sketches and the mundanity of their lives.
Johnny Jeana: Portrait of a Tokyo Rockabilly
UK | James Partridge | 7 min
One of the last of Tokyo’s rockabillys, Johnny Jeana keeps 50s Americana alive in the heart of the city, while he nurtures dreams of superstardom.
UK | Gareth Brierley | 15 min
Broken, ill and dejected, four old men try to save their dying cabaret act and relive their glory years, with disastrous results.
UK | Natalia Kouneli | 11 min
A deaf stand-up comedian performing in sign language fights for her dream to bring deaf culture to mainstream audiences in a playful way.
UK | Elizabeth Valentina Sutton | 10 min | @kingdocuk
Struggling with the inequality that they face within the drag community, three drag kings show their stauch and resilient spirit as they perform masculinity on stage.
Canada | Gloria Mercer | 13 min | @bombingfilm
Sophie is an unmotivated comedian. When her estranged young daughter is unexpectedly thrust back into her life, Sophie must face the fact that she’s in over her head.
Rhonna & Donna
UK | Dana O. Pusic | 15 min
Conjoined at the hip, Rhonna and Donna are meant to act in their school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. A falling out between the sisters, however, could throw things into disarray.
UK | Georgia Parris | 6 min
When Clemmie, an ambitious dancer, finds out she’s unexpectedly pregnant, she’s forced to put her emotions and anxiety aside for the final day of rehearsals of her most demanding show yet.