***PLEASE NOTE – 22nd April- confirmed***
Four Blackburn film makers are celebrated in this mini film festival at The Bureau. Showings of their recent short films featuring Blackburn will be followed with Q and A’s from the film makers, and a chance to view some of their other work. Plenty of time to network and socialise as well with live music, drinks and nibbles.
This Land Alone
Liam Saint Pierre’s new film – This Land Alone- will receive it’s first ever screening. Filmed at locations around Blackburn and based on a first hand experience of a Blackburn resident.
SET on a Lancashire allotment, against the backdrop of anti-immigration, a middle-aged woman finds a young Romanian man in her shed.
The film follows their brief encounter through fear and mistrust to a desire for connection. Two separate lives, coming together for a brief moment and then continuing on their separate trajectories.
It’s a simple piece, heartfelt and humane, turning the political issue of immigration into a personal story.
Three of Liam’s other award winning short film will also be shown later in the evening.
Throw Me To The Dogs
By Aaron Dunleavy, Joseph Ollman
A troubled teenage boy, growing up in a dreamless wilderness and isolated from those around him, is stripped of his dignity as his father abandons him for the outside world which he is trying to retreat from.
Here is a teaser of this short film by Huckleberry Films- local film makers , and filmed at locations in Blackburn. Come along to see the whole thing!
‘Lost and Founded’ was premiered at the Found:ED festival in Blackburn, on the 17th and 18th August 2012
Soundtrack – Icelandd – written and performed by Ailsa Nicholson
Mark Gets Coffee
Short film by Richard Starkey, who studied film in Blackburn before moving away to continue his studies.
After managing to get the number of Dawn, a cool girl that he meets in a queue for coffee, Mark could be forgiven for being pleased with himself. There’s just one problem… they’re still in the queue. Feeling the pressure to stay cool and interesting, Mark soon finds himself drowning in an ocean of his own awkwardness and insecurities. This is a comedy about why, sometimes, it really is better to quit while you’re ahead.
Please phone Kerris on 07845 964802 for more info.