stAte of the nation

Thursday 23rd May - Whirled Cinema

As the country prepares to enter into the unknown - for better or worse - South Shorts presents a selection of short films from all corners of these sceptered isles, which together make up an original and unexpected portrait of our United Kingdom. Full programme announced soon.


TUMULT (13 mins), dir. Johnny Barrington
A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied and wounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.

1745 (17 mins), dir. Gordon Napier
When two young black slaves escape into the wilds of 18th century Scotland, they must use all of their courage and strength to survive, unite, and stay free.

PAGANS (22 mins), dir. Lucy Luscombe
Three young women learn about loss over the course of one Bonfire Night that takes them on a surreal journey into the depths of the English countryside.

BALCONY (17 mins), dir. Toby Fell-Holden
In a neighbourhood ride with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant.

PAPER PLANES (9 mins), dir. Dan Emmerson
What ever happened to Generation X?