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Made in Essex

Park Inn by Radisson Palace
9.00 pm to 11.00 pm

What talent we have! Thirteen locally made short films for you to enjoy:

The Magician and The Ice Rink – Sarah Judd/4 minutes
A rollercoaster ride through the stories of magician Terry Herbert’s time at Streatham’s Silver Blades ice rink between 1965 and 1967. Told through a stop-motion and hand animation hybrid.

Over the Influence – Andrew Younge/6 minutes
About the inescapable grip social media has on modern society and culture.

The Keeper – Stuart Rodwell/6 minutes
Sinister and secretive, will the cryptic case claim another Keeper?

Christmas Spirit – Andrew Delaney/11 minutes
The difficulties of dealing with grief, especially at Christmas.

The Woods Near Jacob’s Farm – Daniel Keeble /11 minutes
Naomi awakens in a room with no recollection of how she got there and is desperately trying to find a way out.

R.I.P. – Simon Cluett /13 minutes.
Four low-rent thugs incur the wrath of a fearsome mob boss… cue murder and mayhem. A film by Simon Cluett. Shot in and around Southend and Rochford.

Three Blind Mice – Ben Cluett /6 minutes
After a heist goes wrong, the gang smell a rat… but all is not as it seems. A film by Ben Cluett. Shot on location at what’s left of Stambridge Mill in Rochford.

Roundheads and Cavaliers – Chloe Thomas/13 minutes
Alice tries out historical re-enactment, but finds herself caught between a Roundhead and a Cavalier in a battle for her affections.

Silent Hymns of Light Café – Bradley Barton/5 minutes
Archaeologist Louise is curious about the mysterious character that helped her father find a special artifact, but it turns out she’s not the only one after it – and no-one is safe…

Captured – Stuart Rodwell/5 minutes
A routine meter check leaves a service engineer at the mercy of a sinister inventor

Supermarket Stories – Sarah Judd/5 minutes
Supermarket Stories is an animated web-series which features the real-life comedic encounters between a supermarket checkout operator and the general public. Episode One focuses on bad behaviour in the supermarket during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 …. And What Would You Say? – Andrew Delaney/5 minutes
The beach from Chalkwell to Leigh, in poetic mode.

The Man Who Wouldn’t Die – James Wilsher/20 minutes
In 1930s New York, a group of desperate people plot to kill a homeless drunk to claim on his insurance. So far, so normal – but this is performed by puppets and told entirely in poetic verse!

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