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Films // Coming up // Kinofilm at The Poly: British Comedy Shorts
20 October
Saturday
7:30pm

Kinofilm at The Poly: British Comedy Shorts

We've pranksters and romancers, dietary fads and social trends, communication breakdowns and claustrophobic spaces, online etiquette and religious obligation, supermarket romance and a drastic plan to escape a lonely Christmas, in this collection of British shorts with a distinctly comic flavour.
 
AFTERNOON DELIGHTS 
Dir Christopher Ian Smith | Prod Sophia Georgiou | Wri Richard Anthony Dunford
Cast: Ronald Pickup 
UK | 5 min 30 sec | 15
A practical joke on their Grandfather doesn't quite go to plan for two sisters. 
 
THE HUNGRY GAMES
Dir/Prod/Wri Jessica Ellerby | Co-Dir Sam Swainsbury | 
Cast: Elen Rhys, Jessica Ellerby
UK | 6 min 20 sec | 15
Michelle and Anna, two regular women, spiral out of control ‘in the name of health’.
 
HIDING 
Dir/Prod/Wri Harry Roth
Cast: Sara Dee, Wes Dalton 
UK | 7 min 24 sec | 15
An ambitious wildlife photographer is driven to extreme measures as she attempts to uphold the peace and tranquility of her prized birdwatching spot. 
 
TRUE CRIME 
Dir/Wri Christopher Ratcliff | Prod Ted Wilkes
Cast: Mike Goward 
UK | 11 min 16 sec | 15
After discovering a corpse during his morning jog, Bill embarks on an increasingly frantic journey to ensure he won’t be wrongfully identified as the killer. 
 
MINDF*#K 
Dir/Co-Prod/Co-Wri Sherill Turner | Co-Prod/Co-Wri Louise Ann Munro
Cast: Louise Ann Munro, Cary Crankson 
UK | 9 min 12 sec | 15
Two cinema ushers share a mutual crush, but they are both too shy to do anything about it until they start hearing each other's thoughts - the good and the bad. 
 
HANDS FREE 
Dir/Prod/Wri John Addis, Matt Bowron
Cast: Jonathan Broke, Margaret Clunie, Carey Thring, Aidan Sansom 
UK | 7 min | 15
Dr Morris goes to increasingly desperate lengths to conceal a painful truth from his wife.
 
HOPE IN A BOX 
Dir/Wri Mick Dow | Prod Becky Black
Cast Becky Black, Richard Gittins 
UK | 6 min 52 sec |15
Kidnapped, tied up and locked in a box, unlikely heroes Ally and Mark have to make a decision: Do they stay or get out? 
 
LADY 
Dir/Prod/Wri Will Nash | Prod Dan Hammersley
Cast: Amy Doyle, Matthew Castle 
UK | 5 min 29 sec |15
A fan of the 'ladette culture' from the 90's, Lady tells us why it was so great, why it's still acceptable for it to carry on and still have a balanced playing field between men and women. 
 
CALL ME ALVY 
Dir/Wri Alexei Slater | Prod Eve Dautremant Tomas
Cast: Tracy Ann Oberman, Kevin Eldon, Adam Bregman 
UK | 10 min 20 sec | 12
When Bar Mitzvah boy Brian Silver becomes obsessed with Woody Allen, his mother Judith goes to great lengths to make sure the big day goes smoothly. 
 
UNEXPECTED ITEM 
Dir Stephen Gallacher | Prod Sashi Arnold | Wri Chris Croucher
Cast: Olivia Colman, Jamie Blackley, Isabella Laughland, Andrew Ellis 
UK | 10 min 9 sec | 15
Sometimes you get more than you pay for, but life advice from a self service check out, is probably the strangest deal you'll get in the supermarket today. 
 
JEAN 
Dir JD Hampton | Prod Bev Lawley, Zoe Guilford | Wri Sonya Quayle
Cast: Doreen Mantle, Michelle Holmes 
UK | 9 min 34 sec | 12
Tired of spending every day alone Jean decides this Christmas she'll do something about it. 
 
TROLL HUNTERS 
Dir Joseph Brett | Wri Rebecca Boey
Cast: Rebecca Boey, Divian Ladwa, Claire Gaydon, John Game, Siu Hun Li 
UK | 8 min 59 sec | 15
Four people whose lives have been destroyed by internet trolls, and their addiction to arguing back. 
 
Kinofilm Festival celebrates its 15th edition this year and takes place in Manchester from 24th November to the 2nd December. Many of the programmes such as these will be available to screen as part of the festival tour in 2019. More details of Kinofilm at www.kinofilm.org.uk.

 
 

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