Who I Am Now.
2021 In Post Production
When Tariq’s older brother arrives from Egypt - the first time he’s seen him since he came to the UK and since his transition - he’s forced to confront his complicated feelings about family.
Denise, his friend, a fellow trans refugee and teammate, shares her own story about friends and family.
A film about the family we're born into and the families we make from our friends.
Based on an idea by
Adam Kashmiry Ghostlight & Talisa Garcia Baptiste, The Girlfriend Experience
Animation by Holly Summerson
A personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.
Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.
Starring a queer cast displaying different aspects of Jack's life and identity, mirroring his experience from his unique point of view.
Written, Directed & Edited by
Reece Cargan for Scottish Documentary Institute
Birthday Candles is a meditation on loneliness, compassion and empathy starring Francesco Foti & Giorgio Colangeli.
Filmed in Rome, this lyrical drama shows 3 men and a little girl faced by their struggles.
Official selection Catania Film Festival & winner of Best Actor - Francesco Foti.
Audience award at Asti Film Festival
Best Fiction Short Film at Aphrodite Film Awards, NYC.
Alessandro Logli & Asiyat Gamzatova
Starring Cal MacAninch with a cast of Scottish talent:
Jenni Keenan Green, Kirsty Strain, Jim Sweeney and Ronan Doyle.
'Michael is used to enforcing vengeance as part of his job. When his work and family life collides, an act of violence sets off a chain of repercussions that changes everything'.
Written & Directed by
Photo by Todd Richter.
Power, control and Gaslighting... What if the demon Alice keeps seeing in her dreams is real?
Alice’s nightmares are taking over her life and her relationships. This short shines a light on the dynamics of power and abuse in relationships and tackles the uncomfortable subject of gaslighting.
Juan Melendez Herrera & Caitlin Delves
Juan Melendez Herrera
A film about what happens when someone witnesses something that affects them deeply.
What would you do if you saw something and didn't know what to do?
Silja Dahl Kleding
Change of Tune
A film that looks at how to deal with toxic masculinity.
Nina, a waitress on the receiving end of sexist comments uses her imagination and love of jazz to find the power to stand up to her abusers.
Frøydis Fossli Moe
Crumpet & Croissant
Maria Wiik & the Tenement Jazz Band
During an odd job selection process, a man and a woman have to make each other leave the room in order to get the position.
Filmed entirely in one take.
Written by Tom Butcher Cury
Directed by Ryan Sykes
Lost and Found
A troubled fugitive steals a car only to find himself faced with a grim moral dilemma.
Based on a script by Scottish author and Screenwriter Hazel Allan
Directed by André Franco
Produced by Reece Cargan
Greg Sives & Erin Christie
Premiered in competition at Edinburgh Short Film Festival
'GAZE' is an LGBT themed comedy which tells the story of a man who spots his crush in a classroom and asks his friend to teach him how to attract his attention through 'a look'.
A short and amusing comedy which explores a fleeting connection, 'gaydar' and 'the look'.
Written and Produced by:
Juan Melendez Herrera
The award winning debut of emerging Irish Writer/Director Eva Wyse
Isabel Lasker (The Bling Ring) stars as Lucy in this surreal 2 minute short which asks the question - how can we empower ourselves in the face of abuse?
Tom (played by Waterloo Road's Lee Abbate) is a wannabe intellect with a dark side. He calls his ex girlfriend (Lucy) to leave a vitriolic and
You can watch this film via the John Byrne Award website, where the film won short of the month - June 2018.
"visually catchy, provocative and has a powerful message".
The John Byrne Award