A collection of six award-winning British short films.
Long Distance Information (2011) Set one Christmas Day, this black comedy explores the strained relationship between a father (Peter Mullan) and his 20-year-old son. Featuring music by Gruff Rhys.
Man in Fear (2011) Anthony Fox (Luke Treadaway) is a very paranoid man. Fleeing a coach crash, he wanders the streets; he's bloodied and desperate and when asked by a policeman why people would be trying to kill him, he cryptically replies: 'Art'.
A Gun for George (2011) Terry Finch - a man alone. Forgotten author of The Reprisalizer, Britain's toughest pulp paperback vigilante, Finch pens tall tales of brute force and rough justice from his isolated caravan until fact and fiction start to blur.
Scrubber (2012) Jenny is looking for escape. Picked up by a stranger in the countryside, she must decide between fantasy or home.
The Ellington Kid (2012) Nathan tells Beefy a story. It's a story about the Ellington kid who was stabbed and found refuge in the very kebab shop they are sitting in. The gang chased him to finish him off; however they didn't account for the kebab shop workers.
Friend Request Pending (2011) Mary (Judi Dench) and Linda (Penny Ryder) spend an afternoon discussing the pleasures, pitfalls and problems with using social networking to try and woo the local choirmaster Trevor (Philip Jackson).
- The Joy of Six: Short Films review by AS
I was really looking forward to this as I often end up with just 30 mins at the end of my day -- not enough for a feature film, but enough for a short one. But these were all really just one big waste of my time despite brand name actors. Perhaps this is just telling about how difficult the format is, but none of these was worth a second thought. Let alone a second viewing...