SHORTS BLOCK: AT FACE VALUE

Chester

Chester is a short drama comedy that tells the story of a older foreign gentlemen being reluctantly placed in a nursing home in the north of England. Unable to speak english, the man is perceived as a John Doe, and therefore has trouble engaging with other residents and staff. However over time and through the game of chess and the aid of a nurse Kelly, he is able to make friends and enjoy life again. However unfortunately a chess piece goes missing one day and everything begins to go back to the way it was, until ultimately a change of events puts everything right again.

A Children’s Song

When two students competing for a music scholarship discover that their original compositions are based on a single family song, both are determined to prove ownership, leading them to uncover the long lost true origin of the melody: a story of salvation and hope when over 20,000+ Jews emigrated to Shanghai during WWII.

Parallel Lives

An opposing vision of the value system in the modern world. Parallel Lives addresses the issue of just how distorted our values and priorities are in the 21st Century. This social conscience film is an opposing vision of how the world could and should perhaps be. In doing so, it questions our approach to inequality.

WALK

The uplifting film WALK, written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck and directed by Mary-Pat Green, is a powerful and humorous look at life. During a chance encounter in the park, two strangers tackle life’s biggest questions. One challenging day – One woman’s journey with ALS.
WALK asks the question “When life hands you a difficult ride, what’s worth your time and what’s not?”