Belle and Bamber // Daily Short Picks

Belle and Bamber

Belle and Bamber are inseparable friends. She, a 10 year old girl with a thirst for adventure; he, an imaginary blue monster. They while away their youth exploring and getting into mischief, however, when Belle’s Mother tires of Bamber’s influence, she pressures her to grow up and forget him. Unfortunately,[…]

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A Necessary Decay // Daily Short Picks

A Necessary Decay

The pressure of expectations weighs on a woman who has to make a difficult decision about her future.

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Fragments of May | Featured Short Film

Fragments of May

A mix of real accounts with a semi-autobiographical short story by DF Wallace, which visualises mental discomfort as living on a different planet to Earth Fragments of May reaches a different level of subconsciousness, where director Maria Pia masterfully illustrates the mental discomforts that people with anxiety will go through.[…]

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Methods || Daily Short Picks


When a young acting student struggles with her professor’s method of choice, she turns to her talented classmate and his unorthodox approach to acting. At some point in our lives, we all end up in the uncomfortable situation of being asked to follow a leader we may not entirely agree[…]

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Blackface | Daily Short Picks


Blackface is a period piece set in 1934 that explores the racial violence of a small southern town through the eyes of minstrel actor Henry Roberts. After being pressured by his best friend to participate in a lynching, Henry struggles to come to terms with the gruesome racial brutality exhibited[…]

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Meat The Leekes

Meat the Leekes discusses themes of isolation, despair, pressure, and mental illness. It is a tense and uncomfortable portrait of an idyllic and aspirational family life gone stale, and the now vacuous and toxic relationships that remain within. It’s commonplace that the families we grow up with, the people we[…]

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Daily Short Picks | This is How We Date Now

This Is How We Date Now

A short film tracing 24 hours in the modern day relationship between Julie and Seb, depicting the struggle to commit to each other and to overcome the pressure of social media.

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The Great Champ Fernley

Lawrence ‘Champ’ Fernley is a 13-year-old boy who lives in his own world free of the sorts of social pressures kids normally have at his age. While his friends struggle with girls, school and adolescence, Lawrence is obsessed with planets, aliens and all things science fiction. One night Lawrence wakes[…]

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Plain Clothes

Struggling to balance his harrowing work with his home life, officer Cole has just finished a long shift when he notices a wanted suspect. When the confrontation goes awry, Cole’s faith and his will to live are tested. ‘Plain Clothes’ is a short film inspired by Sam Jaeger’s discussions with[…]

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Pier Pressure

“PIER PRESSURE” is the story of a young woman who is bullied into remaining in a demeaning and exploitative job against her will and then forced to dash the hopes of the next generation of bright young girls.!pierpressure/cee5

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