THE GOOD BOOK – Heather Fenoughty


The Good Book (dir. Brett Chapman), a 2020 short film produced by the Slung Low/Leeds People’s Theatre, is a dystopian story set in the near future. Britain is divided and on the cusp of civil war. Revolution has led to a society based around Arthurian legend where the new head of state’s (Queen Bear/King Arthur)…

ARTIK – Corey Wallace


Artik (dir. Tom Botchii Skowronski) is a horror film from 2019 that centres around a serial killer (Artik) who has a torture chamber in his barn and where he brutally tortures random victims. He’s trying to get his son involved in his ‘work’ but his son befriends a mysterious loner and their friendship threatens to…

SWEET POTATOES – Jesper Ankarfeldt


Sweet Potatoes is a Mexican short film, directed by Rommel Villa, that is based on the life of Luis E. Miramontes, a Mexican chemist best known for his contribution to the synthesis of the main hormone used in early oral contraceptives. The score is written by US-based Danish composer Jesper Ankarfeldt, whose recent projects include…

THE FLYING GOLD OF ARABUKO – Madison Willing


The Flying Gold of Arabuko (2020) is a short film whose subject focuses on butterfly farming in the Arabuko Sokoke forest of Kenya. Directed by John Davies, a student at the UK’s National Film and Television School, the BAFTA-nominated film follows butterfly catchers and farmers working as part of a project that promotes a link…

CREATORS: THE PAST – Piergiuseppe Zaia


An English language Italian fantasy from co-writer/director/actor/composer Piergiuseppe Zaia, Creators: The Past is the first instalment in a proposed trilogy that tells the story of eight gods – The Creators – who rule the universe and who each govern their own planet, one of which is Earth. But an object that contains the entire history…

DARK SIDE OF THE RING – Wade MacNeil & Andrew Gordon MacPherson


Dark Side of the Ring is a TV documentary series produced by American cable channel Vice on TV that first aired in 2019. The subject of the show is professional wrestling and each episode revisits some of the sport’s most notable stories. Part nostalgia trip, part investigative documentary and part tabloid exposé, the series is…

45 SANİYE – Emre Zeytinci


A Turkish short 30-minute documentary that tells the story of two women still struggling with their lives after the massive earthquake that struck Turkey on the 17th August 1999, 45 Saniye (45 Seconds) follows the women who have one thing in common: they lost children that survived the initial natural disaster. Director Berk Erözer focuses…

THE FORGOTTEN FRONT: THE RESISTANCE IN BOLOGNA – Marco Pedrazzi


“The Forgotten Front” is an expression used by the New York Times in 1944 to describe how the Allies advance in Italy was halted for many months, leaving the local Resistance to fight Nazi troops. The Forgotten Front: The Resistance in Bologna (produced by Paolo Soglia and Lorenzo K. Stranzani) is an Italian documentary that…

WITHIN THE ROCK – Rod Gammons & Tony Fennell


A low budget made-for-TV movie from 1996, Within The Rock follows a specialized team of miners who are assembled for a mission and sent into space to land on a moon/comet/asteroid that has been discovered to be heading on a collision course towards Earth. Their job is to divert the object out of harm’s way…

HOUSE OF THE GORGON – Reber Clark


House of the Gorgon follows a young woman who travels with her mother to marry her university sweetheart. En route they meet a mysterious priest who knows a dark secret: the house where they are all due to stay is also the home to two Gorgon sisters who seek eternal youth via the sacrifice of…