OFFICIAL SELECTION (1st Edition)

20-31 January, 2016

Amber's Shadow
Written by: Cara Bamford
 
Category: Fantasy, Drama, Family
 
Country: United Kingdom
 
Pages: 10
 
Synopsis: Amber is a ten year old girl, dealing with the death of her father by escaping into her own world. Concerned by Amber's detached behaviour and increasing panic attacks, her mother seeks bereavement counselling for her; but are Amber's daydreams really all in her mind, or is that apparition at the end of the garden more than just a shadow?
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Hell on Neptune
Written by: Robert J. Rogers
 
Category: Action, Adventure
 
Country: United States
 
Pages: 110
 
Synopsis: When the teenage son of a retired Army Ranger turns a blue-laser telescope into a ray gun, all hell breaks loose forcing the family to flee. The FBI want it and will use rendition to get it. An Army General wants it but must contend with the boy's father who he knows all too well. The local Police Chief wants it to settle an old score. And SETI wants it because they think the teenager found alien life, which he did. But what everyone doesn't realize , this family is armed with a weapon far more powerful than any gun. And Dad shows his sons how to use it from one end of the country to the other.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Rosie
Written by: Tibo Torelli
 
Category: N/A
 
Country: United Kingdom
 
Pages: 22
 
Synopsis: Rosie’ is a coming-of-age story about a boy falling in love with a Page 3 model. The story starts with Toby, an 11 year old daydreamer who sees on the tube a Page 3 model on The Sun newspaper. The glamour model will become a fascination for Toby, putting his friendship with his long time best friend Wendy in jeopardy. But maybe he will realise at the end that his first real love is not a model he sees in his imaginary world but a real girl he has known for a very long time.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Sam and Doug
Written by: Brendan Cleaves
 
Category: Thriller, Horror
 
Country: United Kingdom
 
Pages: 18
 
Synopsis: Sam and Doug meet six months after the outbreak of a virus that turns people into rage infected rabid monsters. Sam had to leave her husband and baby behind when an infected breaks in her house and traps them in a room. She runs for help only to find Doug hiding inside his house. Doug is waiting for is partner, Paul, to return. Paul is a doctor and went into the hospital when the outbreak started. Doug is running out of supplies and the only friend he has is his cat, Howard. Sam soon realises that Doug is living in denial, Paul is not going to come home. She persuades him to return with her to save her family and then she will help him find Paul. They both leave Doug's house to save Sam's family only to find something darker lurking in her past.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Shadow of a Shadow
Written by: Alan Redpath
 
Category: N/A
 
Country: United Kingdom
 
Pages: 126
 
Synopsis: Obsessed with 1960's French cinema, a young man abandons his wife, leaves for Paris, and fights for the love of a long retired actress.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Sonny
Written by: Christopher Nightingale
 
Category: Horror, Drama, Suspense
 
Country: United Kingdom
 
Pages: 17
 
Synopsis: Obsessed with 1960's French cinema, a young man abandons his wife, leaves for Paris, and fights for the love of a long retired actress.
 
Website: http://nightingalefilm.co/
 
 
Symposium
Written by: Tom Grady
 
Category: N/A
 
Country: United States
 
Pages: 12
 
Synopsis: A roving appliance raises the eyebrows of a Central Park West resident and the service man she calls to make sense of it.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
The Birds and the Beastie
Written by: Christopher Nightingale
 
Category: Drama, Coming of Age
 
Country: United Kingdom
 
Pages: 18
 
Synopsis: ‘An adolescent boy decides to escape the monotony of his bucolic country life by stealing his father air rifle to test the boundaries of his limited experience.’
 
Website: http://www.nightingalefilm.co/
 
 
The Unheard Flute
Written by: Paul Gross
 
Category: N/A
 
Country: Australia
 
Pages: 101
 
Synopsis: A musician is going deaf. He takes on the guardianship of a disturbed nephew and finds himself in court against the child's mother. In flashbacks to their lives four years earlier, we see them bombarded in a cellar as he tries to compose with failing hearing and she reveals a past mistake. A failed love affair sets him off, and he offends his patrons and a very powerful politician. He races to compose great music and keep the peace with his nephew until a failed suicide bid changes many relationships
 
Website: N/A
 
 
US Navy Cine-Kodak
Written by: Stephen M. Hunt
 
Category: Drama
 
Country: France
 
Pages: 9
 
Synopsis: France, 1941; an American undercover war correspondent is overwhelmed by an old woman’s unique and unbelievable response to local, Nazi atrocities.
 
Website: N/A
 
 

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