Short Dramas 1 2015

Margo Cargill and Alex Bulmer in Michael Achtman's existential comedy Awake

Margo Cargill and Alex Bulmer in Michael Achtman’s existential comedy Awake


Small World Episode 1, Louis Neethling, UK, 2015, 28:44m. A brand-new Deaf sitcom about two friends who are looking for new flatmates, after their previous flatmates moved out. Created and written by Brian Duffy and Ace Mahbaz, who also star in the comedy, other members of the cast include Adam Bassett, Ian Dwek, Matt Kyle, Sophie Stone and David Sands. Available to view free online at In BSL with English sub-titles.

Cripplebox, The Big Lounge, UK, 2015, 3:11m. PREMIERE. Mandy and Sophie spend a quiet evening watching Eddie Redmayne receive his Oscar. They get confused. Available to view free online at English with English sub-titles. 

Awake, Michael Achtman & Caglar Kimyoncu, UK, 2015, 21:39m. LONDON PREMIERE. Introduced by the filmmakers. Anna, who’s chronically ill, is visited by Doreen, a door-to-door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together, they walk in the park, bake a cake and watch an Ingmar Bergman film. Both women are blind, played by blind actors Alex Bulmer and Margo Cargill in this existential comedy. In English with audio-description and English sub-titles.

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Arts Council England, with further support fromTrinity Buoy Wharf, Countryside Properties, Davenport Venue and Events Management and London Borough of Newham.