First Look: The Reverie

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of catching up with Sam Wildman, a very talented director and producer whose previous credits include a number of documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. You might also recognise his name from the world of short films though, such as the spine chilling Antisocial, which I was lucky enough…

Underwire Film Festival

In November I was lucky enough to attend Underwire; a film festival dedicated to shedding light on the best female talents in contemporary short film. The event was a great success, and you can read my review of the Best Cinematographer award over at Short Sighted Cinema. Chloë Thomson’s work in Jonah (pictured below) bagged the evening’s trophy,…

Golden – Short Film Review

Sometimes short films take on too much: There are too many twists and turns in the narrative; characters undergo radical changes before we even understand where they’re come from; or else, there’s a huge build up with no conclusion, leaving the whole thing feeling a little bit like an extended trailer. Simon Ball’s coming of age…

Pussy People – Short Film Review

Andrew Lang’s Pussy People is a tongue in cheek documentary about the world of cat enthusiasts. The film begins with cat show president Dorothy Woodhouse, flanked by rosettes and cages, explaining her views on cruelty towards cats (she’s resolute that she would ‘deck’ anyone mistreating one of her feline friends). In as much as Pussy People is a documentary…

Tired of Swimming – Short Film Review

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/45410684] A stained carpet. A man looks forlorn. The stained carpet again, but this time a stop motion figure falls to the floor and a voice-over can be heard saying, ‘I never did manage to bring you that cup of coffee did I?’. So begins Anna Eijsbouts’ Tired of Swimming, a short and sad animation about…

Brand Spanking New: Greenhorn Short Film Festival

The third Greenhorn Short Film Festival took place from 6th – 7th of October at the New Diorama Theatre, situated just off Regent’s Park in a sparkling marble block plaza. Started by Flora Bradwell and Alix Taylor back in 2011, Greenhorn is dedicated to shedding light on the work of new creative talents. As filmmakers themselves, Bradwell and Taylor understand…