Close-Up Film at Cine-East Presents:
SHORTS | SHARP | SHOCKS
8pm, Sunday 1st July, The MacBeth, 70 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6LP
On Sunday 1st July, CLOSE-UP FILM challenges you to confront your greatest fear and dress as your favourite scariest movie character as we present SHORTS | SHARP | SHOCKS, an exhilarating selection of short films that cross the boundaries of what truly terrifies us, from the everyday, to our hidden fears, to the stuff of nightmares and beyond – a celebration of the strange, the macabre and the downright weird. Join us for an evening of chills, thrills and some good ol’ scary fun.
Close-Up Film is delighted to join CINE-EAST for a complete East End Film takeover. 12 hours of FREE film screenings, workshops, talks, cinema trails and competitions saturating every venue and hidden corner of London’s East End.With the eyes of the world onEast London in 2012, CINE-EAST Sunday will be an unstoppable cinematic invasion with an International, fully inclusive programme of cinema covering every genre from drama to documentary, animation to music video.
Over 100 restaurants, bars, galleries, cinemas and cafes will play host to a series of short and feature film screenings, projections, live bands, interactive gaming, filmmaking competitions and site-specific installations making East London’s pavements pound with the sights and sounds of all things – FILM.
1000 films and events to see, 100 venues to visit; 1 day of completely FREE cinema.
CINE-EAST takes place from 12pm – 12am, Sunday July 1st 2012.
CINE-EAST will officially launch from the Vibe Bar Courtyard and will be the place to be as we countdown to 12pm.
SHORTS | SHARP | SHOCKS and CINE-EAST are part of the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL, 3rd – 8th JULY, 2012.
SHORTS | SHARP | SHOCKS Features:
Annabelle’s Teaparty (dir. Noomi Spook, 2012, 17’22”)
Once upon a time in a strange, fairytale world, Annabelle invites over best friends for what appears to be a quaint British Teaparty.They drink tea and play party games, but as the colorful world grows darker, the poor guests begin to realise that tea and cake are not the only thing on the menu.
Noomi Spook was born in Wigan UK. She discovered her passion for writing and filmmaking at a very early age by writing stories and making stop motion films with her dad’s video camera. She went on to study media at Winstanley College, and then furthered her education in film at The University of Westminster and holds a BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production. Her love for fancy dress and and interest in bizarre, absurd and bespoke costumes led her to join the creative team in the wardrobe department of London’s renowned wax museum Madamme Tussauds. She has worked as costume designer for a number of short films & pop promos.For the last year she has returned to her original love, writing/directing and is in development of her first feature length script. Annabelle’s Teaparty is her debut film as writer/director.
A serial killer stalks the streets of East London, but as he prepares to capture his next victim has he finally met his match?
Rob’s last feature, Way of the Morris, was released on 40 screens last year and broadcast on sky. his new feature, tempest, is due for release this year. His last short, Domestics, was financed by the UK Film Council. His current short,Grandmother’s Footsteps, was funded by the British Council.
Love Bug (dir. Ben Kent, 2011, 13’23”)
Frank’s blind date is way out of his league. However when she contracts a mysterious virus, it looks like his luck may be in. That is, until she turns into a homicidal maniac.
Ben has written and directed a number of short films, as well as written comedy sketches for TV and stage and two feature film screenplays. His background is in post-production where he spent a number of years working at The Foundry. In 2007 he was recipient of an Academy Award for Science and Technology.
The Morning After (dir. Jen Moss, 2011, 6’45”)
It’s the morning after Halloween and Angel (singer Kate Nash in her acting debut) awakens to the chaotic debris of the night before. She stumbles around her flat surveying the damage from what must have been the mother of all parties. When she receives a voicemail reminding her of her parents’ imminent visit, Angel realises that dealing with her hangover is the least of her worries. She’s been a very bad girl and it’s time to deal with consequences… again.
A music supervisor by trade, Jen made the jump from fan to filmmaker 2 years ago after finally taking the plunge with her first effort Dumped, a zero budget short about a break-up story with a twist. Learning from this experience and encouraged by positive feedback, she went on to make The Morning After starring popstar Kate Nash, which premiered at the Frightfest Halloween All Nighter in 2011 and has since gone on to play several international festivals. Jen is currently in post production on her latest short My Brother’s Keeper: Or How Not To Survive The Apocalypse starring April Pearson (Skins) and Alex Esmail (Attack The Block).
Suck-a-thumb (dir. Richard Mansfield, 2010, 5’ 50”)
Konrad is a bright young boy, kind of heart and full of joy but… he has a terrible addiction that can only end in one painful and bloody way! See him SUCK! See his Mother SCREAM! See the terrible scissors go SNIP-SNAP! Based on the story by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann.
Richard Mansfield started Mucky Puppets in 2005 and has screened films across Europe and the US. Richard uses entrancing shadow puppets to bring his unique stories to the screen. His films have been screened on ITV, RaindanceTV and recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in their feature on Exploding Cinema. In production is feature film Wolfskin.
The Taxidermist (dir. James Quayle, 2010, 6’46”)
A young couple, bickering in the woods, fall victim to a deranged Taxidermist with an obsession for stuffing humans. Will they escape of else become part of his real life diorama?
Oxford-based filmmaker James Quayle is a Digital Film Production graduate from the University of Gloucestershire. A BBC Production Assistant, his previous work includes the short film Helium plus the promo video for ‘Talking in your Sleep’ by the band Clockwork Orange. He is currently in pre-production for the video for their next single ‘Rising Sun’, and a short film Shooting Star.
Vision (dir. Jamie Hooper, 2010, 8’40”)
Axelle Carolyn (Doomsday, Centurion) plays a young woman who receives a mysterious DVD in the post. Too intrigued not to watch it she soon comes to realise even pressing play was a bad mistake. What’s really on the DVD? And what fate awaits her?
Wilhelm the Dwarf Vampire (dir. Carsum Dim, 2011, 8’15”)
A young dwarf vampire struggles to pass his Monster exams. Following a final warning from the Monster Inspector he sets off to find a first victim to bite.
This film was directed and edited by growth disabled student Carsum Dim and made with the help of Jazz Virk, Brendan O’Neill and Stewart Addison of Film Division. Filmed at historic Aston Hall in Birmingham. It won Coventry University’s award for Best Overall MediaProduction and also Best Degree Show Media production. It stars George Appleby (Being Human, Fanatic), Joanne Ryan,Sezer Unver, Dean Bamford.
Running order tba. Programme may be subject to change. Certificate 18 recommended – not suitable for children and persons of a nervous disposition!
Close-Up Film would like to thank all the filmmakers and everyone who submitted a film to SHORTS | SHARP | SHOCKS.
- East End Film Festival Announces 2012 Programme (d-media-network.com)