Director: Joe Roberts Country of Origin: UK Runtime: 30m Genre: Drama, Coming of Age, Social Commentary Block: E Date: 28-02 Time: 6.15-7.45pm + Q&A Watch Trailer
Amy is taken on a camping holiday for her 15th Birthday by her Dad. The carefree days with her little brother soon give way to uncertain weeks. The shifting sands of the parent-child relationship reveals an uncertain foundation leaving Amy with a decision to make that’s best for her and her little brother. This is a sensitive British, coming-of-age short that highlights the lack of support for grieving families in need and the corrosive nature of secret keeping. Director Joe Roberts will attend the screening.
Joe Roberts has been making and creating films from a young age. At 13, he burnt a hole in the roof of his house, while shooting a short film entitled ‘Fire-God,’ due to some ill-advised ‘in-camera’ pyrotechnic visual effects. He began his career in London’s live music scene, creating acclaimed performance documentaries for acts such as Q-Tip, Tinie Tempah, Weezer, Kate Tempest and Jurassic 5. Taking what he’s learnt from capturing authenticity in documentary, Joe’s approach to shooting drama infuses realism and improvisation to create authentic emotion for film. Bellmouth is his first short film.