Films We've Funded

Alpha & Omega
A devoted Rastafari woman discovers she has progressive cancer and struggles to tell her partner the truth, whilst battling with her faith.
None
Director
Chloe Tai
Writer
Maia Watkins
Producer
Nathan Adabadze & Dominique Toussaint
Film status
Post-Production
Release year
TBC
Festivals
TBC
Sequins
Being 17 can be such a drag
None
Director
Michael Beddoes
Writer
Amy Clarke
Film status
Film Festival
Running time
17:45
Release year
2019
Festivals
Norwich Film Festival * qFLIX Philadelphia * Connecticut LGBT Film Festival * Long Island Film Festival * OUTshine Film Festival * Southampton International Film festival * Inside Out Tornonto LGBT Film Festival * Fastnet Film Festival * KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival * Edmonton International Film Festival * Qfest St Louis * Bute Street Film Festival * Exit 6 Film Festival * Jefferson State FLIXX FEST * Heart of Gold Film Festival * Pride Pictures * Shorts Out! Film Festival * Out on Film Festival
The Yellow Wallpaper
A husband tries his hardest to help his wife through post traumatic stress, but his growing impatience of his wife's inability to get past the trauma begins to have an opposite effect on her mental health and well being.
None
Director
Joseph Hobbs
Writer
Sulin Hasso
Producer
Joseph Hobbs & Rishi Pelham
Film status
Festival Run
Release year
2019
Festivals
Underwire Festival
The Unknown Masterpiece
Forty years after ending their relationship, two established artists reflect on the personal sacrifices they've made for their careers.
None
Director
Max Clendaniel
Producer
Max Clendaniel
Film status
Post-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Falsified
A man whose son was stolen at birth is convinced that he has found his long lost child. Inspired by Spain’s stolen babies scandal, Los Niños Robados.
None
Director
Stefan Fairlamb
Writer
Ashley Tabatabai
Producer
Ashley Tabatabai
Film status
Festival Run
Running time
16mins 26seconds
Release year
2017
Festivals
LA Shorts DC Shorts MIFF Awards Hollyshorts * Sacramento International Film Festival * Underground Cinema Festival, Dublin * LA CineFest * Golden Knight Malta International Short Film Festival * Simply Shorts: World Cinema * Lift-Off London *  NYC Indie Film Awards * Oniros Film Awards * Gold Movie awards
Letter to My Children
It's the year 1905. Lured by a newspaper announcement, 1,033 Koreans endure an arduous voyage across the Pacific Ocean in search of a better life in Mexico. Among them are the 2-year old Lim Cheon Taek and his mother. The promised land never materialises as, upon arrival, the Korean migrants find themselves sold off to farm owners as indentured laborers. When they are finally freed four years later, they are unable to return home as Japan has colonised Korea, leaving them stateless. Lim Cheon Taek, now 18, and his new wife journey onward to Cuba, where only more poverty and discrimination await them. He yearns to go back to Korea and supports its fight for independence from Japan from afar by collecting small amounts of funds. As time passes Lim Cheon Taek begins to reflect what homeland means to him and what it might mean to his children and grandchildren, who have never even set foot in Korea.
None
Director
Joseph Juhn
Writer
Joseph Juhn (Lead Writer)
Producer
Joseph Juhn
Film status
Post-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Baby?
Isabelle is determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone. When her daughter doesn't turn up for dinner, Isabelle invites herself into the home of her new neighbour, Leisha. Once inside and eating cake, Isabelle soon discovers that this young woman has recently lost her baby to cot death. When Isabelle's prying triggers a nervous breakdown in Leisha, she helps her in a way nobody else can.
None
Director
Mark Prebble
Writer
Marion Prebble & Mark Prebble
Producer
Ruby Reihana-Wilson, Marion Prebble & Mark Prebble
Film status
Post-Production
Release year
2019
Festivals
Show Me Shorts Film Festival * Down Under Berlin * FIFO * Reel East Texas Film Festival * CineVue Festival * Kerry Film Festial
Performance Issues
In the not so distant future where sex bots are on the market, a man goes into a store to make an unusual complaint.
None
Director
Corry Raymond
Writer
Corry Raymond
Producer
John Pickard
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Ballerino
In a topsy-turvy world where football is only for girls and ballet is the manliest pursuit there is, one working class boy defies society and his fathers wishes in favour of his repressed fascination with football.
None
Director
Alex Forbes
Writer
Alex Forbes
Producer
Jack Pollington
Film status
Festival Run
Running time
13:08
Release year
2018
Festivals
Manchester Film Festival * Dorking Film Festival
Deep Clean
What if the council road crews you see every day were actually protecting us from...inter-dimensional demons
None
Director
Matt Harlock
Writer
Steve Martin & Matt Harlock
Producer
Roxanne Holman & Matt Harlock
Film status
Festival Run
Running time
14:19
Release year
2018
Festivals
Frightfest Halloween 2018 * LSFF 2018 * American Horrors Film Festival 2018 * 38th Cambridge Film Festival * Screamfest horror film festival 2018 *  Leeds International Film Festival 2018 * Another Hole In The Head 2018 * Celluloid Screams 2018 * Palm D'Gore Best short film Knoxville Horror Film Fest *  FIFF London 2018
Bitter Taste
Set in New York City and Glasgow, Bitter Taste tells the story of Fraser, a disillusioned Michelin star chef who relives memories of his childhood through cooking.
None
Director
Ethan Race
Writer
Ethan Race & Katrin Kalketenidis
Producer
Katrin Kalketenidis
Film status
Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Festivals
Coming soon
Joey
What happens when a clown falls in love and has to be himself?
None
Director
Andrew Knott
Writer
Andrew Knott
Producer
Kate Magowan
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
The Insecurities of Dill
"The Insecurities of Dill" is short film about hopes, doubts, and crumpets. Insecure and exposed, an emotionally stunted dildo laments about his situation.
None
Director
Robert Trott
Writer
Robert Trott
Producer
Adam Gregory Smith
Film status
Festival Run
Running time
6mins 26seconds
Release year
2017
Festivals
LA Indie Film Fest CineKink | SHORT To The Point Weird Wednesday 0711 -Monthly We Like 'Em Short * Austin Comedy Short Film Festival * DeadCenter Film Festival *  Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase * SENE Film Festival * Athens International Film and Video Festival * Cardiff Mini Film Festival * Brighton Rocks Film Festival * Loch Ness Film Festival * St Albans Film Festival
Flight of the Dodo
A young boy who dreams of flying struggles to escape the confines of his difficult life. A story about following your dreams… even if they lead you to a rooftop.
None
Director
Taras Demian Groves
Writer
Taras Demian Groves
Producer
Shivani Srivastava
Film status
Festival Run
Running time
10:25
Release year
2019
Festivals
Kansas International Film Festival * Hamilton Film Festival
E.V.A
The pathway to Heaven begins in Hell
None
Director
Alice Rosso
Writer
Alice Rosso
Producer
Haley Bishop
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Spar
Spar is a coming of age story of competition and love.
None
Director
Anthony Vander
Writer
Anthony Vander
Producer
Distortion Entertainment
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Festivals
TBC
Second Skin
Seven women of different generations choose to change their image in an attempt to solve their life problems.
None
Director
James Kerr
Writer
Maud Dromgoole
Producer
Charlotte Arden (Lead Producer)
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Shear
Shear is a drama about a South Asian teen who struggles with her need to rebel when she is caught between her strict family and the man she is in love with.
None
Director
Riyadh Haque
Writer
Riyadh Haque
Producer
Riyadh Haque
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
The Exit Plan
In an overpopulated future, an elderly woman has to outsmart a government official who has been sent to ‘exit’ her.
None
Director
Angus Wilkinson
Writer
Ella Cook
Producer
James Buckingham
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Doggerland
An illegal immigrant takes on an underground driving job, with an unknown cargo, to gain UK citizenship from his criminal employers.
None
Director
Jack Benjamin Gill
Writer
Jack Benjamin Gill
Producer
Loran Dunn
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Canvey Island
Loveable but reckless mum, Ronnie, kidnaps her daughter, Summer, from foster care and takes her to a childhood haunt in search of a new life.
None
Director
Isla Ure
Writer
Isla Ure
Producer
Romy Waller
Film status
Post-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Festivals
TBC
Disrepute
An incensed actor, at war with his acting partner and stifled at every turn by an experimental film director, sets out to hijack the art film in which he has been cast.
None
Director
Sogol Afshar
Writer
Bek Wa Goro
Producer
Pam Fraser-Solomon
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
ORIGAMI
ORIGAMI is set in a present day dystopian world. One where a growing number of young people are born with an ability feared by the wider population. For this they are relentlessly persecuted. This is the story of one mother’s attempt to save her son.
None
Director
Jemma Gross
Writer
Sumerah Srivastav
Producer
Elettra Pizzi
Film status
Post-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
The Emotional Octopus
Inspired by the works of Malick and Linklater, the story of Octopus interweaves human conversation and connection with primal memory, not only scenes of what was, but also the nature we’re all rooted within. Grief that is timeless, shapeless, and reckless. An emotional octopus: surviving in depth, shaped however is needed, and reaching. Always reaching.
None
Director
Sasha Duncan
Writer
Sasha Duncan
Producer
Athena Russell
Film status
Post-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
EVE
A young newly married woman, faces anxiety, panic and stress at her wedding reception, as she finally acknowledges her repressed attraction to women, turning her world upside down.
None
Director
Joe Solomon
Writer
Laurence Tratalos
Producer
Joe Solomon
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Festivals
TBC
Molly & Maxwell
Over the course of one day with her beloved dog, an emotionally detached nurse has to face the past as she is forced to come to terms with a terminal diagnosis. But the diagnosis may be the one thing that saves her.
None
Director
Ben S. Hyland
Writer
Ben S. Hyland
Producer
Judy Goldberg
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Burn on Arrival
A man dressed as Santa Claus is blackmailed into carrying out a murder in the Scottish Highlands. But who is making him do it and why?
None
Director
Owen Gower
Writer
Owen Gower
Producer
Mark Lacey
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Our Sister
The day after their youngest sister’s funeral, a teenage girl with autism and her sister try to come to terms with their loss.
None
Director
Rosie Westhoff
Writer
Josephine Brown
Producer
Fiona Hardingham
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Marimè
An adolescent Romani traveller boy's view of the world is broadened by the arrival of a camera into his possession and a fellow outsider crossing his path, sending him on a journey that sees him take up new passions, new friendships, and a collision with the traditional values that dominate his community.
None
Director
Milo Blake
Writer
Milo Blake
Producer
Francesca Wallace
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Cycle
From a little girl's perspective, the vicious cycle of domestic abuse seems easy to escape from.
None
Director
Laura D'Antoni
Writer
Laura D'Antoni
Producer
Jamie Mehess
Film status
Festival Run
Running time
TBC
Release year
11:39
Festivals
South Texas International Film Festival * Los Angeles Feedback Female Film Festival * the 2019 Forwardian Film Festival * WIFM Short Film Showcase (winner best narative) * Circle City Film Festival * Detroit Shetown Women's Film Festival * Miami Independent Film Festival * Festival of Cinema NYC * Awareness Festival * Central Florida Film Festival * French Riviera Film Festival * Equinox Women's Short Film Festival (winner, best experimental film) * Monterrey International Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)*
Pennywort
On the bleak Lincolnshire fens, a young woman struggling to process her recent Aspergers diagnosis discovers an artistic talent that unleashes the true, magical individuality of her identity in a story of folklore, fantasy and self fulfilment brought to life through a unique blend of live action and animation. The film is a moving, entertaining and empowering story about Aspergers sprinkled with magical realism and animation.
None
Director
Rebekah Fortune
Writer
Laura Turner
Producer
Clare Pearce
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Ouzo & Black
Esta has come back to the UK to visit her old schoolfriend, Jeanie. They spend a nostalgic summer evening drinking ouzo and blackcurrant in their old childhood haunts.
None
Director
Nat Luurtsema
Writer
Nat Luurtsema
Producer
April Kelley
Film status
Pre-Production
Running time
TBC
Release year
TBC
Keep Breathing
Trapped in a lift, a man and woman are forced to confront each other about the night they first met.
None
Director
Mark Corden
Writer
Tommy Draper
Producer
Emmeline Hartley
Film status
Festival Run
Release year
2019
Festivals
Underwire Festival * BFI London Film Festival
Pretty
The attraction felt between two women is heightened more than ever before when Sarah - a high maintenance woman, who routinely applies a mask of makeup in an attempt to hide her insecurities, meets Helen - an au naturel woman who is comfortable in her own skin. The morning after the night before, Sarah wakes up next to Helen. Flushed with the memory of the night before, Sarah feels guilty but as she spends more time with Helen, she begins to realise that life is not all materialistic.
None
Director
Chris Green
Writer
Derek Martin
Producer
Lucinda Sinclair
Film status
Festival Run
Release year
2017
Festivals
Oniros Film Awards: Best Short Film, Best Actress - Lucinda Sinclair * Gold Movie Awards: Best Short Film * WOEFF - Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival
Home Girl
Roya is a 25-year-old British Muslim woman who is in a closeted relationship with another woman. But when her mother dies suddenly, Roya is thrown into a tumult of grief and guilt. Overwhelmed with sadness, her newfound ability to live as freely and openly as she chooses becomes a burden, and Roya buries herself further in her closet of shame. But faced with a lifetime of unbearable loneliness, Roya is forced to face up to her desires and in doing so, she learns to reconcile her faith with her sexuality in her journey to claim love.
None
Director
Poonam Brah
Writer
Iman Qureshi
Producer
Isabel Steuble-Johnson
Film status
Film Festival
Running time
11:59
Release year
2019
Festivals
Newport Beach Film Festival * Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival * KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival * Frameline: The San Fransisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival * BFI Flare * Fastnet Film Festival * Connecticut LGBT Film Festival * Breakthroughs Film Festival * Vancouver Queer Film Festival  * Festival Mix Milano * Quest St Louis * Bristol Pride Film Festival * CINEMQ * Exit 6 Film Festival
Evie
A teenage boy is pressured to lose his virginity to a sex robot.
None
Director
Miranda Howard-Williams
Writer
Miranda Howard-Williams
Producer
Jessica Benhamou
Film status
Festival Run
Running time
07:53
Release year
2019
Festivals
Rhode Island - Best Sci Fi Winner * Encounters Film Festival * 38th Cambridge Film Festival * St Louis International Film Festival * Cinematic Belfast - 'On the Pulse' * FILMSshort film festival * Oxford International Film Festival * High Peak Independent Film Festival * The Method Fest * Dumbo Film Festival * Marmaris International Short Film Festival