A nostalgic glimpse into the lives of Southern California’s suburban youth. A group of teenagers hang on to their last moments of adolescence, as senior year is coming to an end and the pressures of growing up are looming around the corner.
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,[…]
The pressure of expectations weighs on a woman who has to make a difficult decision about her future.
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.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.
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[…]
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[…]