Dir. Nathan Evans
Curtains is the warts-and-all story of an unlikely love triangle between two gay men and a lesbian. Very touching and authentic, this is a really well-portrayed short story that raises questions about the nature of fidelity, sex and relationships. While there are no weak links in the cast, Dave Kelley gives an outstanding performance in the central role.
Rudi Can’t Fail
Dir. Joe Bateman
A very simple setup, well-executed and stylishly presented, Rudi Can’t Fail is a gender-oscillating take on an everyday conversation between mother and child. Wonderfully authentic performances, realistic dialogue and understated camera-work all come together to tell a sweet and all-too-familiar story in a fun and distinctive way.
Dir. Richard Turley
The story of an autograph hunter and her friend with differing interests, Ming Mong’s sharp dialogue entertains, while some beautiful London scenery offers a striking backdrop. Short, sweet, nicely done.
Dir. Lee Haven Jones
The story of a burglar who gets more than expected, Want It is tense, sexy and almost animalistic at times. Fantastic camerawork, a beautiful location and a chemistry between the main characters makes for a sexy, confident piece of film.
Dir. Tim Marshall
An elderly woman becomes obsessed with a young newcomer to her town after seeing the face of Jesus in his swimming trunks. Created after winning The Iris Prize with his previous work, Gorilla, Followers is a wry, playful and thoroughly entertaining outing for Director Tim Marshall.
Reviewer: Scott Elliott