Trinket Box

Trinket Box (2023)

Patrycja Kepa and Acoryé White’s debut feature opens with two prologues, one short, one long – and both connected by the old trinket box of the title. In the first, a figure in white gloves and baseball cap thoroughly cleans out a house (decorated with photographs of a mixed-race couple) and carefully restores a discarded…

Breathing Happy

Breathing Happy (2022)

Breathing Happy has its European première at Soho Horror Film Festival 2022 “I’m at one year sober today. I dunno, technically I’m not gonna get it until another hour and 40 minutes, but even I can’t fuck that up, right? I miss you guys. Merry Christmas.” This is the voicemail message that Dylan Bradley leaves…

Moon Garden

Moon Garden (2022)

Moon Garden has its international première at Grimmfest  “Wake up,” are the opening words of Ryan Stevens Harris’ Moon Garden, as Sara (Augie Duke) quietly gets her five-year-old daughter Emma (a very impressive Haven Lee Harris) up and into the car so that the two of them can sneak away before dawn. “Where’s daddy?”, asks…

6:45

6:45 (2021)

6:45 begins (and indeed ends) with close, loving sex. Bobby Peterson (Michael Reed) and his girlfriend Jules Rable (Augie Duke) adopt a variety of positions in bed together, directly engaging with each other through the contact of their bodies and adoring eyes, to their clear mutual satisfaction. Low lit and idealised, this union seems to…