Suffolk Shorts is committed to championing local filmmakers and this programme features stories from East Anglian writers, actors and directors.
A Wing and a Prayer
Dir: Tim Curtis
A short film about a public art installation inspired by the thriving yet vulnerable environment of a nature reserve on the Suffolk Coast. In early 2020 Arabella Marshall asked Tim to think about making a film about her glass art project ‘A Wing and a Prayer’ which was to be set in a shattered window in an old chapel on the RSPB Minsmere nature reserve on the Suffolk Coast.
Dir: Huw Brentnall
Adrift after losing her daughter, Boudicca resorts to squatting in a bid to save the land they loved from developers. She pieces herself together but the land has a mind of its own and the cosmic forces surrounding her threaten to tear her apart.
The Pangolin Man
Dir: Ellie Stones
With the people of south-western Uganda forced to hunt pangolins for survival due to a lack of income, one local man fights to save not only the lives of the pangolins, but the very people themselves.
Ladies, Have we Progressed?
Dir: Millicent Binks
A satirical sketch comparing the women of the 1920's and 2020's. The moral relativism of politics, sport, beauty ideals and dating habits. Ladies Have We Progressed shows that we really have not changed in 100 years and many of the ways women thought are deemed as crazy now. But that will mean that in another 100 years women will look back and think we were also crazy in the 2020's?
SHUT THE F**K UP
Dir: Emma Tilbrook
A young woman is tired of the endless talking from her date. She fantasies about ways to shut him up, however fantasy is not reality.
Dir: Jonathan Blagrove
Tommy, an out of work building contractor, faces up to the consequences when a series of phone calls expose a lie that spirals out of control. With his family in danger and everything he knows rapidly unravelling around him, he must make the toughest decision of his life. Set entirely within the claustrophobic confines of a parked car, HOLD brings an atmospheric and tense twist on a familiar genre.
O, My Friend
Dir: Louise C Galizia
Two estranged best friends unexpectedly meet again after years apart, in a place close to their hearts. But a joyful reunion is disturbed by haunting memories and a past tragedy that can no longer be avoided. A drama set in rural South Wales, written by East Anglian-born/-based Charlotte Couture and Jenny Wilford, O, My Friend is an exploration of love, loss, and the power of female friendship.
Just a Girl
Dir: Claudia Grace McKell
'Just A Girl' is about a young woman losing her hearing. It showcases the support network of family and outside interests, in particular, karate. It looks at the awkwardness of starting relationships with hearing loss and low self-esteem and encourages the notion of never allowing hearing loss to stop you from achieving your hopes and dreams, whether that be falling in love or becoming a Karate champion.
Running Time: 89 minutes