21st March 2019
South Shorts presents…Laugh Tracks. Our very first event, at Loughborough Junction’s Whirled Cinema and featuring some seriously funny films.
TAKING STOCK (5 mins), dir. Duncan Cowles
Using his failed attempts at creating profitable stock footage, a filmmaker reflects on the absurd, mundane and funny side of being trapped inside your own head as an out of work, self-employed freelancer.
SEX ED (13 mins), dir. Alice Seabright
Ed teaches sex education in schools, a job he usually loves. But today, it’s the last thing he wants to do. Sex Ed is a tragicomedy about a sex education teacher who lets his personal problems get in the way of his lesson.
PAUL IS DEAD (15 mins), dir. George Moore
1967 - Hungover and squabbling during a disastrous musical retreat in The Lake District, John, George and Ringo secretly replace their dead bandmate Paul with a sheepish local lookalike.
HOLY BEEF (11 mins), dir. Iain Simpson & Dwayne Gumbs
Due to a bad case of the mumps, MC Slicker and his crew look set to lose out to their rivals in an escalating beef at college. Only divine intervention will help them now.
AN ARM’S LENGTH (10 mins), dir. Max Weiland
God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Leonard is trapped between his yearning for freedom and his deep maternal bond. A Jewish boy railing against his seductive mother, he expresses comfort under her wing, but also a rage and a desire to cut loose.
ROBOT SEX (15 mins), dir. Ben Mallaby
Richard Herring and Rachel Stubbings star in a cautionary tale of obsession and toast.
LOBSTERS (4mins), dir. Matt Huntley
Everyone is looking for their lobster, their soulmate. For Mark, it’s Tanya. For Tanya, it’s Dave. Bloody Dave.
TUNGRUS (13 mins), dir. Rishi Chandna
In a cramped apartment in Mumbai, an eccentric patriarch and his family consider killing and eating their hell-raising pet rooster, so that they can reclaim their lives.