1. London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a cosmonaut on chat roulette...

    BEHIND THE SCENES - vimeo.com/90733534

    Made for under £50 while on pre-production for another film, 'Russian Roulette' is proof that the best effect your astro-short will ever need is a smart writer (Oli Fenton) and great actors (Bec Hill, Stewart Lockwood). For more from the flick, check out facebook.com/RussianRouletteShortFilm2013 or benastondirector.com

    WINNER JURY PRIZE Sundance London online short competition 2014

    Starring
    Bec Hill @bechillcomedian - bechillcomedian.com/
    Stewart Lockwood @Lockers2525 - imdb.com/name/nm3935034/

    Directed by: Ben Aston @benastondir - benastondirector.com
    Written by: Oli Fenton @thunderfenton
    Produced by: Ryan Bennett
    Cinematography: Darren Joe - @digitaldarren - darrenjoe.com/
    Webcam DOP: Michael Dorgan - @DorganMichael - goforth-films.com/about/
    Production Design: Jonathan Hillson
    Composer: James Morris - jamesmorris.org.uk/
    Sound: Tiago Morelli @jacknash - jacknash.tumblr.com
    Gaffers: Manos Ioannou & Oliver Cottam
    Colourist: David Herrera
    featuring 'Space Odditty' by David Bowie - Copyright Sony Music Entertainment
    Special Thanks: Tom Rosenthal, Karim Yahyaoui

    ALSO, check out our other SotW and Vimeo Staff Pick 'Dinner and a Movie' vimeo.com/46071455 as well as the film I was working on when we made this, 'He Took His Skin Off For Me' vimeo.com/77898342. You can check out the wonderful writeup about the film by Ivan Kander at SotW here - shortoftheweek.com/2014/04/02/russian-roulette/

    Official Selection-
    SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2015
    WINNER- Jury Prize: Sundance London Competition
    Shnit international Short Fest 2014
    St. Louis International Film Festival 2014
    London Short Film Festival 2015
    Bath International Film Festival 2014
    LA Comedy Festival 2014
    Interfilm Berlin 30th Short Film Festival 2014
    Heart Of Gold International Film Festival 2014
    Smalls Film Festival 2014
    Thurrock Short Film Festival 2014
    Monstronale Film Fest 2014

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  2. 'Three creatures go in search of food in the woods but find that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch'.
    Table Manners is director Rebecca Manley's first foray into the word of live action puppets. She always wanted to make something as an homage to the shows and films that inspired her as a child (from The Muppets to Labyrinth). The low budget form of Channel 4's late night arts strand Random Acts proved to be the perfect platform for experimentation. Once again working with cardboard (see Duck Shoot), Rebecca has created a unique and individual world for this darkly comic short. The film was produced by Indy8 in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4.

    “Guilty” Words and Music by Harry Akst, Richard Whiting and Gus Kahn © 1931Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / EMI United Partnership Ltd.

    To find out more about the making of the film go to : tablemannersshortfilm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Starring Julian Glover ("Game of Thrones", "The Empire Strikes Back"); Written and directed by Daniel Zimbler - based on the short story by Harry Farjeon; Produced by Andrew Hauser.

    At a country manor in Edwardian England, a parlour trick becomes a bewitching – and one of the guests gets his dark desire.

    Winner: Best International Short Film at the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, Audience Award at Court Metrange Film Festival; Official Selection: Palm Springs Shorfest; Fantastic Fest; Raindance Film Festival

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  4. Named in Channel 4's '4Docs' list of 'THE TOP TEN BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARIES EVER MADE'.

    Screened on Channel 4 (UK) - July 2008

    WINNER:
    Film of the Month - Shooting People
    Official Selection at over 40 international film festivals including the Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, SXSW, Silverdocs, Seattle International Film Festival, Telluride, CMJ, Cork International Film Festival.

    What's in your pockets? Filmmaker James Lees asks Londoners to share what they're carrying in their pockets and what it means to them. Every object tells a story, revealing more than expected about its owner. From tiny treasures to the downright bizarre, the contents of Pockets provide quick and charming social insight.

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  5. Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.

    Director: James W Griffiths
    Producer: Kurban Kassam
    Director of Photography: Christopher Moon
    Editor: Marianne Kuopanportti
    Sound Design: Mauricio d'Orey
    Music composed by: Lennert Busch

    Get the music on iTunes: tinyurl.com/6acl6yp

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