Underwire 2014
11-15 November, The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick


SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

GIRLS ON FILM
71A Gallery, 71A Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS
A day of panel discussions focusing on the representation of women in film, in partnership with Little White Lies.

Girls on Girls
In partnership with Fringe! Film & Art Festival
This panel explores the history of the lesbian on screen, charting her emergence from the celluloid closet, into a vibrant queer community and out to the mainstream. Film historian Emma Smart (BFI Flare) is joined by academic Sophie Mayer (Queen Mary) and independent filmmakers CampbellX and Kanchi Wichmann to discuss the past and present of lesbian representation.

The Bechdel Test Needs Your Vote!
The Bechdel Test is a three-step rule to see if a film has two named female characters who have a conversation with each other that doesn’t focus on men. It’s a simple measure that many major films fail to pass. The test celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, yet it’s only recently that the film industry has started to take notice. Recently, Sweden introduced the ‘A Rate’ – a film classification system to communicate if a film passes the Bechdel Test. It is used in participating independent cinemas and by a major TV network. Should we follow suit? Looking at the arguments for and against, this panel aims to discover if this is the answer to increasing more multi-dimensional female characters on our screens.

The Trinity Complex
Badass hacking skills? Check. Ability to leap over buildings? Check. Relegation from cool, capable heroine to Neo’s love interest by the end of The Matrix trilogy? Also check. This is what Tasha Robinson calls ‘Trinity Syndrome’: the trope of the strong female character “who never once becomes as independent, significant, and exciting as she is in her introductory scene.” This panel explores the roles and responsibilities of the glut of ‘Strong Female Characters’ seen in the action and sci-fi blockbusters of recent years and questions whether these renegade woman are progressive – or phony.

The panel was chaired by Simran Hans and speakers included Shelley Cobb, Nida Manzoor and Noemi Gunea.

Pure Heroine – Women in Comic Book Films
As comic book films soar in popularity, our superhero sisters continue to be cast in supporting roles, consistently oversexualised or marginalised as love interests. But with Spider-woman and Black Widow films in the pipeline, and the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy including more complex female characters, are we on the cusp of change? This panel interrogates the representation of the female superhero from her comic book origins to more recent big screen incarnations, asking when will we finally see a woman saving the day?

TUESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

XX Award
On Screen Female Protagonist Award, supported by Screen International

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The Wolf, the Ship and the Little Green Bag – Kathryn MacCorgarry Gray

The Wolf, the Ship and the Little Green Bag is a charming short documentary following the most important life events of Karin, Peggie and Anne, three elderly women who recount their coming of age stories and the adventures of their youth. Their stories are aided by uniquely personal animation, vividly bringing these stories to life in a novel and heart-warming manner. The energy of the three ladies is a joyous reminder of the wisdom of age and that no matter how old you are there’s always another adventure.

A Moment to Move – Georgia Parris – Winner of XX Award

Martha prepares to give her eldest daughter, Grace, away in marriage. With her other daughter, Stella, Maid of Honour, the three women of the family are set to steal the show. The day proceeds more or less as planned. Yet a series of seemingly innocuous encounters creates an odd estrangement in Martha. Martha is repeatedly sidelined and forced to stifle her more gregarious impulses. She experiences a peculiar, silent despair against the backdrop of supposed celebration. At quiet breaking-point, Martha flees the scene. She finds herself at a late-night bar. A lone figure in unfamiliar territory, Martha takes a leap of faith and chooses to be seen again.

Lay Me Down – Lucy Tcherniak

Lay Me Down explores the curious relationship between two girls. A few years younger than Lily, Penny won’t seem to leave her alone. But as the hounding escalates we learn the horrible truth that binds them together and the action Lily must take if she is ever going to lift the terrible burden she carries.

ANITA – Geoff Bellhouse (pictured above)

ANITA, a migrant working as a carer for the disabled, is 7 months pregnant and set to return home to her family. The film follows her final shift in London between herself and one of her patients Avi.

The Line – Faye Gilbert

The Line is an emotionally driven thriller set 5 minutes in the future, about a blood stained teenage girl who is running for her life with a young boy in tow. The girl navigates their way through an urban world of danger in order to cross a boundary (‘The Line’) and deliver the boy into another territory. However we question whether they are truly running away from danger or towards it.

WEDNESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

Sonic Sirens
Best Sound Designer Award, supported by Sound Disposition

Skinship

 

I Don’t Care – Susan Pennington

A young ‘mum to be’ faces the possibility of having a child with Down’s Syndrome. She takes on a gardening job and develops a friendship with a family, which includes 12 year old Jacques who helps her face the unknown.

Happy Thoughts – Iris Jenkins

Exploring the constant blurring of modern relationships via the evocative ghosts of a classic tale, a pair of young adversaries are brought together in the wake of a disaster.

Blue Resonant – Dharma Taylor

An experimental short, exploring the poetics of camouflage through call and response in everyday landscape, showing a metamorphic shift between a place and character. Told in the style of moving tableaux.

Skinship – Ania Przygoda – Winner of Best Sound Designer (pictured above)

Set against a technological backdrop, Skinship follows an alienated and disconnected woman who seeks the help of a professional to reconnect through ‘touch’.

Orpheus the Penguin – Jennifer Anne Haugan

A loose adaptation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, where Orpheus the penguin goes on a search for his lost mate.

Swallow- Kirstyn Knowles

Food is ephemeral. It’s just for you, just for that one meal, and it’s gone. In this short experimental film, personal stories combine with 8mm and 16mm home movies and HD footage, creating a visceral experience in which themes of memory, family, love, pain and desire simmer. And as a narrative of power unfolds, the centrality of food to our lives, relationships and our sense of ourselves is laid bare. Food will never quite look the same again.

She Scores
Best Composer Award, supported by Imagem

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James – Isobel Waller-Bridge – Winner of Best Composer

Gloucestershire, 1796. A poor day labourer is offered a job provided he let his son be used in a medical experiment. Based on the story of James Phipps, the eight-year-old boy used by Dr Edward Jenner to test the world’s first smallpox vaccine. A film about sacrifice, courage, and the ethics of medical trials on the poor and voiceless – a practice still occurring today in some parts of the world.

Sea Front – Karine Polwart

When you put a shell to your ear what do you hear? Connected by the sea between them, soldiers, friends, musicians fighting in the trenches in WWI reach out to those battling back home.

Home Economics – Aisling Brouwer

It’s summer 2011 and teenage convict Lola is anxiously waiting to come out of prison. She has spent the last few lonely years wondering why her mum refused to visit her. Today is finally the day she must face her mother and try to undo the hurt and shame she has inflicted on her family. However, Lola is already in the wrong place at the wrong time, as today is the second day of the London Riots where the streets and shops are loaded with temptation and chaos.

Callow & Sons – Sarah Warne

Haunted by the past, a lonely bookshop owner decides to end his life. But with his final hour, comes an unexpected visitor.

Coconut Shy – Rebecca Dale

Patrick and Rosie have a unique relationship. They know each other oh-so-well and their bond appears to be unbreakable. Friends since they were children, they share a love for 1930’s Hollywood Musicals and dancing. One day on his way to work, Patrick meets Faye and it’s love at first sight, much to Rosie’s dismay. Over the next few months their friendship is put to the test in a way Rosie could never have imagined and things turn out to be not quite what they seem. Rosie watches from afar as Patrick courts Faye, helpless and seemingly ignored until one final twist forces her to examine her place in the world.

Crater Face  – Katt Strike (pictured above)

Crater Face is a short animated film about a mother and her son who live under the tyranny of the head of their household.  In an attempt to secure her freedom and her son’s safety she hides away money, hoping that one day they’ll be able to escape and find happiness. But does she have the strength to see it through?

Celebration of Sound

Live music in the bar supported by PCAM and the Musicians Union to complete the evening’s celebration of sound.

THURSDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

Ring Masters
Best Producer Award, supported by Women in Film & Television (UK)
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Gold – Janina Samoles (pictured above)

11 year old Sammy, an only child, lives on an estate in London with her mother, Jan and her pet goldfish. Sammy’s real father left the family some time ago and the goldfish, however pathetic a pet that may seem, is Sammy’s sense of security and is everything to her. With her single mother working late most nights, Sammy channels her loneliness into a heart warming and unusual bond towards her pet fish. The goldfish, reflects Sammy’s powerlessness and also her reliance on herself as her only beacon of strength. Emotions run high one night as Jan’s alcoholic boyfriend returns home and tragedy strikes.

WeWi – Jess Gormley

Among the wild, the elements, and along the coast, two people are drawn to one another by an almost magnetic energy, but their ever heightening dance propels them apart in an ongoing cycle.

Flicker – Sarah Tognazzi

A fragmented story of loss and self-discovery, following a vulnerable drifter girl as she treads desolate hollow ground.

RED – Julia Powney

A young woman regains consciousness at the scene of a car accident. Lost and alone, her search for help leads her into a surreal experience. Guided into extraordinary spaces that each represent her forgotten memories in wonder, it soon becomes clear that there is something odd about these memories. Distorted and blurring the lines between the real and the ordinary, the woman struggles to regain her memory before it is too late.

He Took His Skin Off For Me – Fiona Lamptey – Winner of Best Producer

The story of a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn’t the best idea…

Valentine – Genia Sophie Krassnig

On Valentine’s day, a hopeless romantic and a cynic realise that love is right in front of them.

Balsa Wood – Agnes Meath Baker

Balsa Wood is a light-hearted slice of life about two mixed race siblings visiting their extended Filipino family for lunch. It is a bubble of family functions and dysfunctions, all with a south east Asian fluorescence. The film explores what it is to feel like an outsider within your own family, while recognising that belonging comes in many different forms. Balsa Wood is funny, moving, and in parts surreal.

Boxer on the Wilderness – Alexandra Boyd, Rebecca Ioannou

A young boxer survived World War One but can he win the fight?

 

Leading Ladies
Best Actor Award, supported by Daniella Cesarei Photography

Joyride

 

Joyride – Charlotte Randle (pictured above)

A young boy quietly copes with his mother’s nervous breakdown.

Mary – Mairead McKinley

A man makes his way to the edge of a cliff, bleak and determined. But before he can jump, he realises he’s not alone.

Stop – Lisa Kay

A mundane encounter between a shy, introverted woman and a loud, over-confident teenage girl takes a deeper turn when personal secrets are inadvertently revealed, and confessions take the place of pleasantries.

Bradford-Halifax-London – Katy Cavanagh

Shot in one continual take with one camera position, a family take the 10:22 train from Bradford to London Dad looses his rag, pregnant Mam concocts a surprise whilst their teenage daughter aches from embarrassment on just another ‘typical family’ outing..

The Pig Child – Catherine Steadman – Winner of Best Actor

How far is too far? A female scientist, working in embryology, makes a reckless decision to carry on with an illegal surrogacy experiment, using her own body. Driven by ambition and arrogance, she has illegally created a part-pig part-human embryo. Defying advice from her only confidante, she decides to take the experiment one step further, and surrogate her creation – not expecting the pregnancy to be viable.. but it is. Shocked and afraid, she isolates herself, in turmoil about what she should do. But during her indecision, the pregnancy relentlessly progresses and she must face her ultimate responsibility alone.

Promise – Alice Henley

Promise explores the relationship between a couple in their early thirties in London. The narrative follows Louise, one half of this couple. The relationship is at breaking point and Louise has to decide what she must do.

Shooters in the Pub Quiz

Don’t despair at another boring film festival quiz, no nerds allowed! Have you seen every Harry Potter movie? Can you recite Ghostbusters in its entirety? That’s the kind of pointless knowledge that might make you win BIG at Shooting People’s pub quiz to end all pub quizzes.

FRIDAY 14th November

Writing Comedy: Finding Confidence in the Collective
With LOCO, Euroscript and Wolf + Diva
The Yard Theatre

Someone wise once said that ‘you alone must do it; but you mustn’t do it alone’ and they might, just might, have been talking directly about women comedy writers and training opportunities like this one. Over the course of a day participants experienced a life-changing ‘Hour of Power’ with Charles Harris, author of new book Complete Screenwriting Course, a selection of case studies from working writers, forensic examination of the all-important long term writer-producer relationship, stimulating debate, an opportunity to ‘ask anything’ from author Paul Bassett Davies, and a masterclass with Jane Bussmann. 

 

Dream Drafters

Best Writer Award, supported by Euroscript
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Heart Lock – Liz Murphy (pictured above)

Sometimes with love, everything feels right – Charlie is a thirty-something dreamer, with a small lock embedded in her chest over her heart. George worships the ground she walks on, and on a cold winter night everything seems to be falling into place, but will George be the right fit?

Caravan 9 – Annie Power – Winner of Best Writer

Caravan 9 tells the story of nine-year old Lucy, a curious introverted girl who loves to solve mysteries. The arrival next door of a suspicious man and a lonely boy lead her down a path of discovery that uncovers some dark home truths.

Crater Face  – Sammi McEwan

Crater Face is a short animated film about a mother and her son who live under the tyranny of the head of their household. In an attempt to secure her freedom and her son’s safety she hides away money, hoping that one day they’ll be able to escape and find happiness. But does she have the strength to see it through?

Charity – Eleanor Gocher

Charity, a sixteen-year-old girl from a traveling family, is forced to cope with her brother’s early release from prison.

The Barber – Anna Pauletti

Told partly through the eyes of a dementia sufferer, populated by ‘ghosts’ from his past, The Barber portrays a father and son at a crossroad. As Miles struggles to shave the elderly and unloving father he’s planning to put in a home, the physical closeness unleashes emotions and a bond that neither of them had thought was there.

On the Bridge – Elena Fuller

Based on a true story. While crossing Waterloo Bridge in London one night a downtrodden office worker called Matthew meets the larger than life Danny, a hard-talking soldier on a mission to jump into the River Thames before he ships out. Though what starts as a chance encounter between these two men will turn into a night that will change both their lives forever.

Matabichos / Bug Killer – Gabriela Palacios

Andrés, a lonely 12-year-old boy, is constantly bullied at school. Fueled by a lack of effective adult intervention, he takes matters into his own hands, metamorphosing into an impulsive and dangerous force to be reckoned with.

 

LOCO presents LIVEWIRE at The Yard

Our annual night of live and filmed comedy featured a selection of the best new funny shorts by women directors followed by live sets from some of Britain’s most exciting young comics.

This year’s line-up included 2014 Edinburgh sensation NATASIA DEMETRIOU, hotly tipped newcomer SOPHIE HENDERSON, Total Theatre Award winners SH!T THEATRE, LeCoq-trained performance company Hoot! Theatre and the legendary LOU SANDERS, star of Stand Up For The Week and Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience.

 

SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER

In the Cut
Best Editor Award, supported by VET

On Loop

 

Across Still Water – Catherine Arend

John is at a critical point in his life as he must come to terms with the devastating loss of his sight from the incurable condition Retinitis Pigmentosa. Guided by his young friend Ben he seeks respite and solace in his love of night ishing. This is a subtle and gently paced exploration of a journey requiring real patience and fortitude evoked in scenes of a night fishing trip and encounters with others who urge him to take the next vital steps in accepting his condition to ensure his independence and safety.

On Loop – Christine Hooper (pictured above)

Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

An All-Encompassing Light – Chloe White

A 20 minute documentary which details the experience of Lee, now in his 80s, when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The film is told through Lee’s eyes as he remembers where he was, and how it affected him afterwards. The film uses archive footage against modern day shots of Hiroshima to show how the city has changed, and recovered from it’s brutal past. The film touches on themes of memory, and loss, and poses the question: how we can move forwards with our lives when we hold such painful memories?

Opponent – Charlotte Ginsborg (Winner of Best Editor)

The three minute film fuses boxing and dance to present a hybrid choreographic performance that investigates the different emotions that lie behind these diverse forms of movement. Featuring Ahmet Patterson, British Southern Area Welterweight Champion, we are presented with two very different expressions of creativity.

Sleepers’ Beat – Anastasia Kirillova

As the iconic Russian train – the Trans-Siberian – bursts through a vast winter landscape, its carriage attendants tell the unexpected story of how a train can become a home. Meanwhile, the beats and sounds of constant motion, lull the viewers into a symphony of domestic stillness.

Our Unfenced Country – Niamh Heery

Edward is an elderly bog railway worker, in love with the myth and literature of the bog. Shauna, a bright, tough and stubborn young woman starts work as his new Prison Release Apprentice. Working on the narrow gauge railways that traverse the expansive, historic bogs of Ireland, trying to traverse the rough terrain of such an unlikely friendship, both Shauna and Edward begin to realise that to find a future, they must get over their respective pasts.

Underwire Alumnae Reunion
As Underwire reached the ripe old age of five, we hosted a reunion! The Underwire Alumnae are doing amazing things so we were excited to welcome them back to the festival this year to share what they’ve been up to since screening with Underwire and what new projects may be on the horizon.

 

BECTU Social Media Marketing Surgery
BECTU, the media and entertainment union, offered free 1-to-1 advice sessions on social media marketing.

 

The Story and Script Clinic with Euroscript

Euroscript’s Script Clinic – a regular feature at the BFI and London Screenwriters’ Festival – comes to Underwire to provide an opportunity for female writers to get advice from experienced script doctors about their stories, scripts and ideas.

Animate Projects presents: Persistence of Vision

Hear from established animation professionals on how to make your mark in the business – whether it be working independently, in a studio, or mixing both worlds – and how to stay true to your vision at the same time. The panel featured animators Kris Hofmann, Laura Hulme and Kim Noce, presenting their personal and commercial work, and was chaired by producer Abigail Addison from Animate Projects.

 

Looking Glass
Best Cinematographer Award supported by Greenkit Lighting

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Siren – Laura Bellingham (pictured above)

A story of lust and desire, of identity and sexuality. Elizabeth, an English rose, falls for Sirena, a mysterious sensuous Spanish woman. From their initial meeting Elizabeth feels an overwhelming attraction for Sirena that grows with intensity; all complicated by Elizabeth’s on / off relationship with local guy Tom.

SYSTEM – Emma Dalesman

SYSTEM follows the interactions between two sisters; one anxious about her personal safety, the other concerned with the invisible threat of infection. Set inside a shopping centre the sterile atmosphere of the environment quickly becomes menacing as the women’s personal safety systems begin to fail.

This is a fictional screenplay developed out of a series of one-to-one interviews with members of the public about everyday behaviors and habits in communal spaces. Interviewees were encouraged to talk about their own experiences, routines and preferences within the framework of everyday situations.

Yussef is Complicated – Tasha Back

Surly and silent, Yussef cuts a lonely figure at school, isolated from staff and pupils alike. When a vicious school yard fight leaves him on the brink of expulsion, it’s up to his teacher Miss Robson to coax him from his shell.

Joyride – Nanu Segal

A young boy quietly copes with his mother’s nervous breakdown.

My Ride – Jessie Ayles

My Ride follows one of Britain’s only female Muslim bicycle groups, based in the heart of Whitechapel, London. The film follows a group of young Muslim girls as they practice every Saturday in a small park in East London – with the aid of an instructor – to ride a bicycle for the first time. Observing the fun, freedom and humor that this brings with it, the film follows the group until they have successfully mastered the art of cycling.

The Treehouse – Gabi Norland – Winner of Best Cinematographer

In the wake of a family funeral, a young boy retreats to the treehouse he built with his father. He shuts himself in and the rest of the world out. Whilst there he meets an enigmatic young girl from next door. She talks her way into the treehouse and into his life, helping him come to terms with his loss as she does.

 

Celluloid Ceiling

A discussion about the under representation of women in the media to celebrate the launch of the new book ‘Celluloid Ceiling: Women Film Directors Breaking Through’ which gives the first global overview of women in the film industry.

Highlighting rising women directors alongside ground-breaking pioneers, the book is a one-stop guide to the leading women film directors in the 21st century, and those who inspired them.

Quarterbacks

Under 25 Award supported by BFI Future FilmI May Be Some TimeSwoon – Director, Sophie King

SWOON is a short coming-of-age drama directed by Sophie King. The story follows Jeremy, a 15 year-old boy whose parents are a poor substitute for the friends he doesn’t have. It’s only when mysterious beauty Elisabeth moves in next door that Jeremy feels his life might finally have a purpose.

Below – Producers, Daniella Rice & Charley Packham

BELOW the stage, George is left alone in the shadow of a performance unable to understand if what he see’s is fiction or reality.

The Bigger Picture – Director, Daisy Jacobs – Winner of Best Under 25

You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives quickly unravel as she clings to life. Director Daisy Jacobs uses two-metre-high painted characters in full-size sets to tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly relative.

The Bigger Picture is quite simply the most innovative animated short you will see this year.

The King and Queen of Halloween – Co-Director, Anna Maguire

Halloween is a magical time for everyone, old and young alike. But when two teenage boys destroy a strange older man’s meticulous pumpkin display, he decides to play the long game and get his revenge, in the most seasonal way imaginable.

Happy Birthday Cindy Wei – Director, Tsveta Lozanova

‘Happy Birthday Cindy Wei’ is a humorous and unconventional coming-of-age story about the awkward 15-year-old Cindy Wei who struggles to fit into her school’s social circles, her sparse family life, her unglamorous workplace, and the clashing cultures around her.

The Last Resort – Writer, Gillian Park

Twin sisters Jo and Alex have been left to run the family hotel but they’re too busy bickering to pay attention to their sole guest, an amateur cryptozoologist named Mr. Carpenter. Meanwhile, their young sister, Princess, finds herself desperate for attention and will do whatever it takes, no matter how terrible, to get it. What kinds of horror awaits the twins? Can they get over themselves in time to overcome it? How do you get bloodstains out of a rug? Hopefully they can get to the bottom of it by finally working together… as a last resort.

Orpheus the Penguin – Director, Jennifer Anne Haugan

A loose adaptation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, where Orpheus the penguin goes on a search for his lost mate.

I May Be Some Time… – Director, Ana Stefaniak (pictured above)

I May Be Some Time… is a short animated film about an old, grumpy man, Lawrence, who is forced on a journey to confront his inner self. Throughout the journey he grows younger and in the end of the film he is just a child. The film is inspired by the concept of growing up and encountering various disappointments, small and drastic ones, which create and change us.

Voodoo Moustache – Producer, Chiara Ventura

An obsessive man’s moustache envy compels him to undertake a bizarre ritual with a mysterious Voodoo priestess.

 

Celluloid Sculptors
Best Director Award, supported by Directors UK

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Crocodile – Gaëlle Denis (pictured above)

A bereaved headmaster fights a crocodile.

Imperial Provisor Frombald – Elizabeth Hobbs

The true story of Imperial Provisor Frombald, an administration official from Belgrade, who unwittingly became the author of the first documented testimony of the exhumation of suspected vampire, Peter Plogojowitz in 1725. This film is about an infectious hysteria springing from a fear of death and the unknown, to which no one is immune, not even administration official, Imperial Provisor Frombald.

Zima – Cristina Picchi

A portrait of a season – a journey through North Russia and Siberia, through the feelings and thoughts of the people who have to cope with one of the world’s harshest climates; a reality where the boundary between life and death is so thin that is sometimes almost nonexistent, where civilization constantly both fights and embraces nature and its timeless rules and rites. In these remote places, people, animals and nature itself become elements of a millennial yet unpredictable script, in which physical and mental endurance play an important role as much as chance does, where life and death constantly embrace each other. A reflection on fate, adaptation and the immutable cycles of existence.

Table Manners – Rebecca Manley

Three creatures search for food in the woods, but soon find there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

Our Lad – Rachna Suri

Ali is one of the few British Muslims in the Army. Returning home from Afghanistan unexpectedly, he faces renewed tensions from his family and community.

Adeline For Leaves – Jessica Sarah Rinland

Adeline For Leaves explores nature, science and mythology through the eyes of an eleven-year-old botanical prodigy and her recently deceased, elderly mentor.

Verity – Nicola Quilter

The year is 2058. Earth’s population has been devastated by biological warfare disaster “The Ending”. The role of women has become crucial in establishing a new world order, though the consequences will be grave. As “Nation Mothers” are recruited by “The System” desperate choices must be made.

Tracks – Claire Oakley – Winner of Best Director

In the tradition of generations before him, Ed (15) is taken stalking by his father to make his first kill. But their relationship is tested when Ed doesn’t react as expected and their wider connection with Nature is brought into question.

Closing Night Party

One last knees-up to celebrate the end of this year’s festival in style with drinks, music and plenty of dancing at The Yard.

The wonderful offthecuth (of Salt. Sweat. Sugar on the Dancefloor fame) played songs all night long to get hips swaying, feet moving and toes tapping to celebrate the end of Underwire 2014.

 

DVDBANG
11-15 November at The Yard

DVDBANG DVD cinema presents a collection of East Asian women’s shorts in the UK’s first DVD-방.

DVDBANG is a not-for-profit project based on our favourite South Korean entertainment idea: the movie rental shop and micro cinema. The DVD cinema room can be booked for couples, groups, families or just for one: a social space where the rules of traditional cinema viewing are not enforced, but slippers definitely are. What you watch and how you watch it is up to you.

Underwire 2014 credits:

Festival Producer – Chloe Trayner
Festival Assistant – Jess Lenten
Festival Assistant – Emily Copley
Technical Manager – Ollie Wrigh

Thanks to:
Tegan Vevers, Emily Diana Ruth, Steven Russell, Katie McCullough, Michelle Goode, Jonathan Wakeman, Denise Hicks, Rachel King, Rachael Castell, Rupert Hollier, Daniella Cesarei, Noel Goodwin, Michelle White, Stuart Wealands, Abigail Berry, Joan Leese, Ellie Stanway, Kate Kinninmont, Sarah Sheerman-Chase, Natalie Samson, Sarah Julia Clark, Sarah Chorley, Stephanie Walton, Adam Woodward, Isla Ure, Wendy Mitchell, Piccia Neri, Simran Hans, Corrina Antrobus, Kirsten Geekie

AWARDS SPONSORS
Screen International
WFTV (UK)
Euroscript
Greenkit Lighting
Sound Disposition
Imagem
Daniella Cesarei Photography
BFI Future Film
Directors UK
VET

OUR PARTNERS
The Yard Theatre
LOCO
Shooting People
Little White Lies
Animate Projects
DVDBANG
Sarah Julia Clark
Shorts International
Together Films
Fringe! Film & Art Festival
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