SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 3
09:30
£5.00
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1hr 30 mins
Dir: Various

For the past 12 months Encounters has been running an initiative to support filmmakers from underrepresented communities access the industry. This programme is a showcase of some of the talent that has come through this scheme and their potential.

FILMS:

Leroy

Dir: Marley Morrison
United Kingdom 2016
20 mins

On a deprived council estate in Northeast London, eccentric teenager Leroy Brown spends his days fighting with his wannabe ‘gangsta’ brother Kenny, making his own jewellery and playing an amusement arcade dance game with best friend Yukiko. The sudden death of his beloved grandfather Nelson forces Leroy out of his shell, but with the help of a cassette tape Nelson left him, Leroy learns what it takes to live in a ‘man’s world’.

Jinn

Dir: Isher Sahota
United Kingdom 2016
12 mins 55 secs

Naila, left devastated by a recent miscarriage, is perceived by her superstitious mother-in-law to be possessed by an evil spirit. Jinn is a short film about the belief in spirit possession in South Asian communities in the UK, and how it is used to cover up mental health issues.

Kin

Dir: Helena Middleton
United Kingdom 2017
15 mins

When a young man’s application for custody of his younger brother in care is rejected, he is forced to come to terms with difficult truths about what’s best for his family.

Hush

Dir: Alex Campbell
United Kingdom 2016
14 mins 55 secs

Hush is a short drama set in London that tells the story of an extraordinary day in the life of a British Nigerian family, when their youngest daughter Uche stops talking and the uncomfortable truths her silence reveals.

Baby Gravy

Dir: Marley Morrison
United Kingdom 2017
11 mins

In a rural pub restaurant on a busy motorway, same sex couple Brona and Alex await the arrival of a man called Karl.


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