Old Windows (2022)

It is 4pm, and Kerrie (Laura Bayston) is closing up for the day at the greasy spoon which was previously run by her father, and before that by his father. This empty, faded establishment is something of a time warp. For it has layers, with old black-and-white pictures and tattered posters alongside newer framed football…

Hollow

Hollow (2021)

The title appears in small capital letters to the bottom right of the screen, while the centre is occupied by an absence: a mark in the paint of the wall where clearly there was once a crucifix hanging. It is a sign that Laura Ryan (Laura Bayston), gaunt and wasted away with the gnawing of…

Hungry

Hungry Joe (2020)

Hungry Joe opens with a montage: snatches of home video from 1998 and 1999, in which happy couple Laura (Laura Bayston) and Craig (Joe Sims) learn of Laura’s pregnancy and move into a new home, intercut with footage of a fire blazing intensely. These are something like ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots, leaving the sense that…