THE JOY OF SIX
THE JOY OF SIX
Six short films including the directorial debut of Romola Garai (The Hour) as well as films starring Academy Award-winning Dame Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Peter Mullan (War Horse), Luke Treadaway (Attack the Block) and Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi's Dark Place).
Long Distance Information (Douglas Hart, 8 mins)
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 (Will Jewell, 11 mins)
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 (Matthew Holness, 18 mins)
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 (Romola Garai, 21 mins)
Jenny is looking for escape. Picked up by a stranger in the countryside, she must decide between fantasy or home.
The Ellington Kid (Dan Sully, 5 mins)
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 (Chris Foggin, 12 mins)
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).