New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: A Musical Box

18:00 Sun 11 Jan 2015


A smorgasbord style selection of musical landscapes and resonances. This selection of short films mixes experimental work and animation, and takes us from the boxing ring to urban & forest areas, alongside choreographed moves in TECHNOSHAMAN, .TICK, UDSTØDT, and WILLIAM. Music includes The Single Cell Collective, Robert Wyatt, and a choral Depeche Mode in ENJOY THE SILENCE.

(71 min)


The Mall, St James's
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8


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  • .TICK

    Ieva Sabaliauskaite 3 mins (UK, 2014)

    This short movement story is about one day that makes internal difference. It’s about inner fight of surviving, the attempt of moving on, the balance between the past and the future. Life is a decision making process and often your logic contradicts your heart. However, no matter what... you still go to bed at night.

    Ruth Gardiner 6 mins (, 2014)

    A film made for Eric Whitacre a project for Genero TV. 'Enjoy the Silence' originally by Depeche Mode can be read in many ways; one can find beauty in silence, solitude and the melancholy within that can offer a sense of comfort. Eric Whitacre's interpretation of it it is simultaneously stunning and haunting which inspired my visual concept.

    Edwin Mingard 3 mins (, 2014)

    Hjem (Hyem) is a collaboration between film maker Edwin Mingard, composer Isaac Sakima and the Craghead Colliery Band, Craghead, Co. Durham. The piece explores values of community and belonging, using brass music as a metaphor. It takes the form of a journey, moving between London and the North East of England, where the composer spent much of his childhood.

    Sasha Constance 5 mins (, 2014)

    Made with love, Little Robot Lost is a film about the importance of being cared for, and how a small act of kindness from the least expected can change the course of a life forever, human or otherwise. My entire family helped to inspire me to make this short, and made me realise the importance of a parent's instinctive search for their most valuable possession.'

    Darwin Carlisle 4 mins (, 2014)

    Mannequin Dreams is a fashion film experiment in sight and sound that sees New York City's imagery merging into dreamlike visuals, a slow-motion snapshot of the mind. It gives a glimpse into the tortured thoughts of a mysterious woman who reflects on a life of ambition, consequences, and despair.

    Charlotte Ginsborg 3 mins (, 2014)

    Featuring Ahmet Patterson, British Welterweight Champion, Opponent fuses boxing and dance to present a hybrid choreographic performance that investigates the different emotions and creative desires that lie behind these diverse forms of movement. As we see the boxer traverse a deserted industrial landscape, to a score composed by Gabriel Prokofiev, the viewer is presented with two very different expressions of masculinity.
  • PIGS... (IN THERE?)

    Guy Bolongaro 9 mins (, 2014)

    Inspired by the Robert Wyatt song of the same name and filmed over the course of a single day in Norfolk, Pigs… (In There?) takes an oblique look at our relationship with animals, rural experience, and agricultural practice, raising the question of how the widening post industrial rupture in this relationship can ever be repaired.
  • RIEN

    Riyadh Haque 4 mins (, 2014)

    A Fine Art student looking for inspiration recounts her failings with an ex-lover; the broken promises, the boys she has been with. He was not another whirlwind summer romance. But she is waiting for an answer that won't come. Numb, she looks for the fix for her broken heart in an effort to bring some vitality back into her flat life

    Robert Hackett 2 mins (, 2014)

    A short film created for the clothing and interiors company 'Komana'. Zoe Grisedale is put through her paces in an alluring and atmospheric world.

    Jenny Lianos 4 mins (, 2014)

    Technoshaman’ explores a transcendental experience combining spiritual shamanistic ritual and modern technology. The film showcases a Soundsuit costume made from a range of recycled materials chosen for their audible qualities created by artist Erika Leadbeater. The film, produced, directed and edited by Jenny Lianos also features the collaborative soundtrack sampling the Soundsuit in partnership with music producer DrSloth.

    Oliver Smith 3 mins (, 2014)

    Thank You Market is a fast paced satirical look at consumerism and how it is drug to the masses who can never get enough. The film is deliberately ambiguous and can be seen as a critique of the consumerist society or a celebration of the mass market and advertising. Either way, it is a fast paced onslaught to the senses.

    Jannik Schmoller 7 mins (, 2014)

    Nineteen year old Lucia struggles to overcome the memory of a father who assaulted her as a child. Will she succeed to bond with a promising young man or remain frozen by a trauma that will haunt her forever? A unique, experiential short film told entirely through gesture, contemporary movementand a highly symbolical mise-en-scène.

    Adele Myers 8 mins (, 2014)

    A couple go about their daily routines in this remote and testing environment of North Uist, Outer Hebrides. Their relationship is tested however, as this is no ordinary day.The film is set to the music of Anton Hunter Trio and was created for the Bokeh Yeah! music video challenge in association with Single Cell Collective.

    Faye Tan 4 mins (, 2014)

    Remade around Astrid Sweeney's 'Udstødt' performed at Rambert School's spring student choreographic showing June 2014 in the Anya Linden Studio Theatre.

    Nicola Mills 6 mins (, 2014)

    I saw a man wearing large headphones, carrying a sack like bag and suddenly curious I followed him…An experiment in documentary to fiction for the band William Adamson. We follow an ordinary man from London to Suffolk as he changes from himself into a fictional character.