Wale: Breath-Taking Short Thriller with Strong Performances

Remember that feeling when you were young and ready to discover the world? Well, it didn’t take that long to realise that it wouldn’t be as easy as thought. Some of us might have succeeded and some of us are still trying.  Wale is the first film from director Barnaby Blackburn. With this newest short movie, Blackburn…

Bismillah: A Fine Movie with a Very Human and Emotional Story

Bismillah. Literally meaning ‘In The Name of Allah’, this phrase is being used by Muslims and other believers who are at the start of a new undertaking. For some of them, that might be a laborious crusade, for others, it might be fasting for an amount of time. For Samira, it’s trying to find a…

Time Traveller: Heart-Warming Family Story

Sometimes we wish we could go back to the past to see what we can learn from it and then to look at the future with that newly gained knowledge. You might be able to change things, to see things in a different light and to make decisions you might never make. Martin, the young…

FILM – Feature interview with Director Jon Frickey

We chat with Jon Frickley about his latest film ‘Cat Days’.  After receiving its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, Jon Frickey’s Cat Days was officially selected for Aspen Shortsfest and a further six high profile film festivals.  With so much interest in this fun animation, it is not surprising that the film has been…

FILM – Night Dancing Director Barney Cokeliss “Night Dancing was shot in just one, very long day”

Director Barney Cokeliss beautiful and evocative film Night Dancing was selected to World Premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and will have its UK premiere at the forthcoming 2018 the British Short Film Festival. The film stars Jason Thorpe (Fast and Furious 6), Louise Tanoto (Tom Dale Company), Jacob Ingram-Dodd (Punchdrunk) and Alister Cameron (Foyle’s War). Every night, Bob is transfixed by the vision of a woman dancing…

FILM REVIEW – Lost Face: Survival of the smartest. Or not?

Sean Meehan’s award-winning short film Lost Face is based on the Jack London’s Lost Face short stories. The first shot already sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Dark, mysterious and magical. It starts with the aftermath of a devastating attack by the Nulato people against some fur robs and traders from Russia. Most…

FILM – ‘THE ZIM’S’ ALEXANDER BEDRIA “The characters are an amalgam of real-life people I interviewed or researched through media reports, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch”

Actor Alexander Bedria’s directorial debut The Zim, which he also wrote, took home the top prize when it recently premiered at LA Shorts International Film Festival. Almost 300 shorts were in contention for the award. The Zim is the story of one man’s struggle to protect his farm and loved ones from a violent land invasion. Inspired by true events…