Welcome to the relaunch of CineMe at our first event of 2017! Here is what will be coming up at the event in January.
Frog On Water (2:23)
Frog on Water explores multigenerational effects of grief, loss and trauma through dissociation, displacement and transformation. This poetry film is supported by The Arts Council and is written and produced by Chaucer Cameron and Helen Dewbery, as part of ‘Wild Whispers,’ International Poetry Film Project.
The Bloke Code (5:38)
The Bloke Code is about 5 guys aged 29-34, all with varying lives, some married/settled, and some not so. We meet them in a bar: Johno is recanting another of his escapades, the one where her husband comes home early.
A sizzle reel for a new British TV series, a black comedy about the unwritten rules guys have, their partners and what happens if someone breaks the rules. The production team are currently talking to major VOD channels about becoming a network original series.
Outlawed Vineyards (20:01)
Outlawed Vineyards is the story of George, a shy 50-year-old man who deals with the unexpected consequences in his life through his infatuations on his student, Eve. In the process George sets himself up for a twisted discovery beyond his reach, not only to understand more about the others close to him but also more about himself: something that he should have discovered a long time back. Resonating with the indulgence of fine wine and its pairings, the treatment of a carnal appeal in youthfulness, emergence to life in discovering the darkness within oneself, Outlawed Vineyards offers much more than what is on the page. The story, sometimes dark, is a repressed passion with the involvement of violence indulged in sexual freedoms of modern family lifestyles.
15 minutes Interval
Dying Light (14:00)
1940. A German plane is shot down near a sleepy rural village. Two young boys go off in search of the wreckage, but find the injured pilot. What follows is a coming-of-age experience the boys will never forget.
The Penalty (6:06)
Winner of Best Short Film at Royal Television Society West Awards 2016. Part of a drama series made for a health and safety campaign. Andy is proud of his son’s football achievements and enjoys spending time with him, but his decisions at work put it all at risk. This story explores the risks of working at height and poses the question: “What would you do?”
The Shock (5:11)
A short drama film made for a health and safety campaign. Single mum, Michelle has an opportunity for a promotion, but she’s not sure if its the right move. The Shock shows us how being distracted can lead to poor decision-making, which may have a significant impact on other people. It also explores how we all have a responsibility to take our jobs seriously, especially if we’re working in a potentially hazardous environment.
The moment of grief and the journey of grieving is shown through Naomi’s abstract fractured memories and emotions when she visits her recently-deceased dad in the Chapel of Rest to say goodbye. Using dance, performance and abstract animations showing the journey through grief, Rest depicts Naomi trying to reconcile difficult moments, lost opportunities and regret with the positive memories she shared with her father. The emotion and memories clash together to bring her through her painful confusion to a place where she can come to terms with the loss.
The Knitivity (7:19)
In 2011, a group of retired colleagues founded a knitting group. One year later, they had created their unique, jaw-dropping take on the Nativity. Publicly displaying their woollen figures, the group collect donations for St Peter’s Hospice. Christmas 2015 sees the women embark on their fourth tour, raising money in memory of their fellow ‘Knutty Knitter’, Christine Walsh.
‘The Knitivity’ is a festive tale of artistry, fundraising and friendship. Six talented ladies produce something extraordinary in this short documentary filmed in Bristol, England.
See you there at The Arts House Cafe, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU.