Shorts Block 5
Short Films Block w/visiting Filmmaker Q&A afterwards.
I Am the Doorway
A sci-fi horror film based on the story by Stephen King. A first person POV perspective allows the audience to get inside the head of an astronaut trapped in a spaceship, as a strange virus grows inside him, altering his mind. To save himself he must take drastic action.
A Knight, with a shadowy past, is lost in a dense and murky forest. He is found by a Lady who takes care of him, but who also hides a mystery. Two wandering souls in the middle of the forest. A journey through the mists of memories and conscience. Based on John Keats' ballad "La belle dame sans merci".
The Distant Sea
On the east coast of England, a coastal erosion researcher, L, is exploring a lonely part of the beach. Her research site takes on a sinister tone when she meets two young women, Sasha and Jo. They take her on a journey to a strange house not too far away with an even stranger inhabitant, but when L tries to uncover more of the mystery, things go very wrong. Produced under Film London's "London Calling" funding scheme.
The Ningyo (ep. 1)
A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals. Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.