Screening with THE PENCIL and RED VELVET
PSYCHOSIS (Special Preview)
Dir: Pirie Martin. Starring: Derryn Amoroso, Kate Holly Hall, Henry Errington. Australia (2023) 98mins
Criminal Fixer Cliff Van Aarle’s unique psychological condition gives him an edge in the criminal underworld, but when he’s hired by two amateur drug dealers claiming they were attacked by ‘zombies,’ Van Aarle is dragged into a terrifying and bizarre mystery that will force him to relive the traumatic past he thought he'd escaped.
The case gets stranger still with the arrival of the delusional vigilante LoneWolf, and the revelation that the mastermind behind it all may be more monster than man. A conspiracy of mind control, psychedelic drugs, and a criminal underbelly terrified of the enigmatic drug lord Joubini, who uses hypnosis with lethal effect. Van Aarle may be the only one equipped to bring him down, but only if his mind survives the trip.
Screening with THE PENCIL
Dir: Thomas Calvin Schultz. Starring: Mika Saruar, Erasyl Abdrazakov. Kazakhstan (2023) 10mins
Sara, a struggling artist who discovers a unique pencil that can solve all her problems. But her dreams turn into a nightmare when a malevolent demonic creature from Kazakh legends gets unleashed.
and RED VELVET (UK Premiere)
Dir: Blake Simon. Starring: Austin Lynn Hall , Alisha Erözer . USA (2023) 13mins
Upon learning the end of the world is taking place, a lonely man locks himself in a motel room when a female escort arrives at his door…