PRINCE CHARLES DISCOVERY 1
1.20 PM 27 AUGUST
Jealousy rears its head with deadly consequences in two UK shorts, Envy and Baghead. The cost of rent is almost too much for one couple in The Cost of Living, while a bride has surprising second thoughts in NeckFace. Maisie Williams fights to protect the birds she loves from local bullies in Corvidae, while Adam Buxton and Asa Butterfield run in circles in Right Place, Wrong Tim. In international shorts, it might not end up being a Special Day for one teenager, while a man tries to beat the devil in Payment. One woman finds her senses betray her in The Lady from 406, while another succombs to a man’s strange obsessions in Puppet Master.
Envy (London Premiere)
Director: Sam Hoggarth. Cast: Pippa Harrison, Danielle Love. UK 2017. 6 min.
At an after-school drama lesson, Emma finds out that her best friend Jess has thrown their long-term plans out the window, causing Emma to see red. And green.
Special Day (European Premiere)
Director: Teal Greyhavens. Cast: Maya Bowman, Caesar James, Laura Wernette. USA 2018. 7 min.
Birthdays are a time for the whole family to come together.
The Lady from 406 (UK Premiere)
Director: Lee Kyoung-mi. Cast: Lee Yeong-ae. Republic of Korea, 2014. 14 min.
The lady who lives in room 406 hates the cigarette smoke from downstairs, but when she goes to complain, the neighbour says something odd.
The Cost of Living (World Premiere)
Director: Tom Nicoll. Cast: Jonathan Coote, Liam Harkins, Lorna Nickson Brown. UK 2018. 4 min.
In the city of exorbitant costs, how far would you go to pay your rent?
Payment (World Premiere)
Director: Ben Larned. Cast: Jamal Douglas, Thomas McNamara. USA 2018. 8 min.
After 10 years of hiding, Stephen confronts the Salesman to whom he sold his soul, unaware that the demon has fallen in love with him.
Baghead (UK Premiere)
Director: Alberto Corredor. Cast: Natalie Oliver, Julian Seager, Oliver Walker. UK 2017. 15 min.
Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer.
Puppet Master (UK Premiere)
Director: Hanna Bergholm. Cast: Merja Pöyhönen, Jari Virman. Finland, 2018. 15 min.
A lonely woman succumbs to the desires of a mysterious man, who wants to possess her in more ways than one.
Right Place Wrong Tim (European Premiere)
Director: Eros Vlahos. Cast: Asa Butterfield, Adam Buxton, Ella Purnell. UK 2018. 7 min.
Our favourite clockmaking family is back again. And again. And again. And again.
Corvidae (World Premiere)
Director: Tom de Ville. Cast: Maisie Williams. UK 2018. 11 min.
A dark fairy tale about a young girl who loves birds, and the very strange thing that happens when she tries to protect a wounded crow.
NeckFace (European Premiere)
Director: Llanbobl Vision. Cast: Sian Harries, Isy Suttie. UK 2018. 11 min.
Having dreamed of the perfect wedding, Laney wakes up with the world's most unwelcome guest in her bed.