A Million Days

A Million Days (2023)

A Million Days had its world première on Fri 25 Aug at FrightFest A Million Days opens with text, and with a nightmarish image. The text informs us that in 2041, owing to Earth’s impending ecological collapse, the survival of humanity will require settling new worlds through the pioneering ‘Seed Programme’, which is being facilitated…

Medusa Deluxe

Medusa Deluxe (2022)

Writer/director Thomas Hardiman’s Medusa Deluxe opens with a mannered animated sequence that it would be easy at first to mistake for a production company ident. Tiny armoured Ancient Greek men – and the odd monster, including the Gorgon of the title – appear and then evaporate in a desert in which there also appear, emerging…

The Show

The Show (2020)

The Show first published by VODzilla.co Mitch Jenkins’ The Show begins with a view of Planet Earth from outer space, before zooming in to the centre of England, and finally descending upon a puddle by a motorway from which the title is seen emerging as a car passes. It is an apt introduction to a…

Show

Show Pieces (2014)

Show Pieces first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Nothing could be more mysterious, or indeed more mundane, than death. It transcends the barriers of class, gender, age. It is universal, and yet also brutally particular – and life’s biggest punchline, with no comeback usually possible. Throw in sex, and you have the two most important themes…