A Few Short Stories
Submitted from around the world, these are the ‘Official selection’ of shorts programmed from the large number of skilfully told stories entered into our festival each year: * Trail Mix - What better way to test your friendship than a spot of wild hunting. Dir: Avgousta Zourelidi Cast: Pippa Moss, Sophie Thomas * Dress Up - A mixed-race woman applies for a job as a costume wearer, only to find nothing fits. Dir: Sara Chia-Jewell Cast: Tim Downie, Sara Chia-Jewell, * The Walled Garden - Two people, separated in time, are united through their love and duty to a beautiful working garden. Dir: Emma Morley Cast: Tom York (Poldark), Fiz Marcus (The King’s Man, Pennyworth) * Sunday Roast - The undercurrents of a typical Sunday dinner surface as this roast turns into a downright war. Dir: Lukas Steinmaier Cast: Caitlin Florence-Rose, Antony Knight, Rebecca Alexander * Different Day - Alicia cares for her mother but dreams of escape. a tragic incident threatens to shatter her plans, and force her to make a choice. Dir: Charlotte Couture Cast: Laura Joy Pieters (Doctors), Alex Jarrett (Les Misérables), Suzie Frances Garton, Jenny Wills * Roy - Trapped in a lonely existence, reclusive widower Roy passes the days cold calling strangers from the phone book, but when he accidentally calls an adult hotline an unlikely friendship is born. Longlisted for ‘Best British Short Film’, BAFTA 2022 Dir: Tom Berkeley, Ross White Cast: BAFTA Winner David Bradley, Oscar winner Rachel Shenton.