Paracinema Presents

This Severed Isle – A Paracinema Shorts Programme

This Severed Isle! Paracinema rounds up the best in UK genre shorts and unleashes them upon you at this year's festival! Click 'Tell Me More' for full film info. AVAILABLE TO RENT 19 - 25 NOVEMBER.

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Line up:
UK 2019 7 mins Dir: Gemma Paul
Adam, a re-animated being with a tortured soul seeks out his creator when the pursuit of his mate ends disastrously.

Girl And A Scar
UK 2017 15 mins Dir: David Cave
A self-harming Goth girl suffers a psychological trauma where her dark, fantastic journey within allows her to find self-acceptance within her life.

Bwgan (Bogey)
UK 2019 10 mins Dir: Iolo Edwards
A young man is working as a night security guard in Gwynedd, North Wales. During his shift he is dogged by paranoia, bad dreams, and a malevolent bwgan-like figure.

For Him
UK 2019 9 mins Dir: Ian Killick
A tale of home craft, seduction and cleanliness.

Dead Air
UK 2019 17 mins Dir: Geoff Harmer
Monsters Kitten – an all female punk rock band – get caught up in a fight with little gremlins in a plane at 30,000 ft whilst heading to the last gig of their comeback tour.

UK 2019 10 mins Dir: David L Knight
A homeless man wakes up to find himself gaged and tied. As he attempts to escape his only ally is a ghostly apparition of a girl he once knew.

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18 Certificate

Country Of OriginUK
Year2019 - 2020
Running Time84 mins


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In The Deathroom
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Portugal 2019 26m Dir: André Marques
Elsie wakes Löic from a hidden grave in the forest. He does not remember anything, just what they are: vampires.

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Italy, Dir: Iacopo Di Girolamo
An expressionist nightmare as an inventor and his colleague test the ‘Automaton’.

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Sparse sci-fi as a Leader begins to fear his reign over the universe is beginning to crumble.

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UK 2020 9 mins Dir: Jonathan Blagrove
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A policewoman struggles to remember what happened at the predicted site of the next murder of a serial killer.

Kourtney Of Parkdale
Canada 2019 21m Dir: Razvan Anton & Jamieson Child
A day in the kooky life of a street hustler from Toronto as she struggles to find herself amid colorful neighbourhood characters.

The Spell
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A short sharp descent into dream imagery.

Those Beautiful Moments
Russia 2019 15m Dir: Vasily Chuprina
The story of a scientist on the search for eternal beauty and life.

Wally And His Hideously Malformed Wart
USA 2018 4m Dir: Max Johnson
A peppy, bright-eyed boy named Wally navigates his morning alongside the demonic Wart growing from his back.

France 2019 7m Dir: Veine
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