FUNNY SPRING SHORTS
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April Fools’ Day is the funniest day of the year. The jokes and the humour may be smart, in bad taste, deadpan or gallows, one may easily be the prankster as well as the April fool. Therefore, iShorts have elected to bring you a juicy comedy programme this April so even the grumpiest squares can laugh away their Springtime blues.
PAUL IS DEAD (UK)
Director: George Moore | Producer: Laura Martin Laderas |
Star: Reid Anderson, Basil Marples, Ashley Pekri, Anton Tweedale |
Year: 2018 | Length: 14 min | Live Action |
John, George, Ringo and Paul are the four memebers of the legendary Beatles and friends till death does them part. Well, once Paul drops dead suddenly after a night of partying, the surviving members, while still pretty high, react in their own special way. Taking everything into account, they decide on replacing Paul in such a way that no one will ever know.
Director: Anna Mantzaris |
Star: Leanne Brookes |
Year: 2019 | Length: 2 min | Animation |
This charming felt animation is for everyone and about everyone who’s ever wanted to say ‘enough’ in the middle of everyday’s hustle and bustle and just leave it all behind. An internationally acclaimed manual to changing your life in a second.
COLLISION (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Director: Šimon Štefanides | Producer: FAMU |
Star: Tereza Brodská, Luboš Veselý, Tomáš Turek |
Year: 2016 | Length: 13 min | Live Action |
Old Mr. Tošovský has knocked down Mrs. Pařízková by a car. His daughter Zuzana is boiling with anger and takes the car keys away from him to prevent him from further driving. On one hand Zuzana solves the problem with her father, but on the other she antagonizes her…
Director: Maria Bock | Producer: Trond Eliassen |
Star: Marit Andreassen, Ole Giæver, Frank Kjosås |
Year: 2011 | Length: 12 min | Live Action |
Have you ever made out with a bald guy? A short and fat one too? If you haven’t, you should fix that soon because after seeing this touching comedy musical from Scandinavia, you fill find baldguys on top of your hottness scale.
Director: Johnny Kelly | Producer: Greet Kallikorm |
Star: Monica Dolan, Frank Bourke, Helena Jinx Jones |
Year: 2017 | Length: 6 min | Live Action |
Loosing one’s husband is a tragedy and every new widow needs consolation and affection. These can be found with friends, lovers, family as well as jealous, possesive house plants. A tremendously original guide to love and death stars Monica Dolan.
THE ORGY (UK)
Director: Sam Baron | Producer: Tilly Wilding Coulson |
Star: Nicholas Burns, Juliet Cowan, Dustin Demri-Burns |
Year: 2018 | Length: 15 min | Live Action |
John is shy dude, sporting a pair of protruding ears and fresh off a break-up. He decides to try a radical treatment for his broken heart and attends a sex orgy in an inconspicuous British house. The naked bacchanal is a truly extraordinary experience for the sheepish introvert, especially once he sets his eyes on an attractive attendee.
GHOSTORY (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Director: Alžběta Göbelová | Producer: UTB |
Star: Vladimír Javorský, Jiří Schwarz, Martin Dědoch |
Year: 2017 | Length: 10 min | Animation |
In the complicated world in-between the earth and heaven where it is clear at first sight how each one died, the ghost tries to find his own death experience. His friends from the therapy group are helping him with the shooting and with his own atonement as well.
Director: Noël Loozen | Producer: Gijs Kerbosch |
Star: Jiri Loozen, Romy Gevers, Michel van Dousselaere |
Year: 2015 | Length: 11 min | Live Action |
Sam finds himself in between a food-truck and a brothel.
DREADFUL ACCIDENTS (CZECH REPUBLIC)
Director: Libor Pixa | Producer: FAMU |
Star: Josef Polášek, Andrea Elsnerová, Martin Stránský |
Year: 2007 | Length: 8 min | Animation |
Libor Pixa made Dreadful Accidents during his studies at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in collaboration with the successful screenwriter and director Jan Prušinovský. The film’s main protagonist inadvertently seals his own fate and it seems that it will be his last morning.
Total length of the screening 91 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.