Robert is an innocent teenager, living a sheltered life in a Born Again Christian family with an insular world view dictated by his evangelising Mother. He lives in a fantasy world that soon changes when he starts school. Exposed to science and secularism he starts to realise the world is not what he’d previously thought. When Marcus, a devilish newcomer at his church, then befriends him Robert finds himself being led down a much darker path.
Struggling with the fundamentals of his faith Robert discovers a dead body in the woods and believes he’s had a sign from God.
The Devil Outside is a coming of age story of everyday madness.
Baghdad In My Shadow
A film by Samir
An aging communist poet, an adulterous wife in hiding and a closet homosexual, all exiled Iraqis living in London, are newly endangered when a young relative frequenting their local café turns fanatic Salafist.
This Beautiful Fantastic is a contemporary fairy tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships between a reclusive, agoraphobic young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a curmudgeonly old widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London.
March 2004. The artist known as Banksy illegally erects a ten-foot statue in a small square off Shaftsbury Avenue in central London. Titled ‘The Drinker’, this sculpture is a replica of Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ – with a traffic cone placed on its head. The only clue as to who put it there is a stencil on the plinth that merely says ‘Banksy’.
Then, one day, in broad daylight, masked thieves pull up with a flatbed truck and cart ‘The Drinker’ away… a reporter from a national newspaper receives a ransom note from a man calling himself AK47, claiming to represent a group of ‘art terrorists’ calling themselves ‘ART KAIDA’ After several years back and forth between the media, Banksy and Art Kaida, it is alleged that the artist called Banksy ‘arranged’ for the statue to be destroyed by any means necessary…
Now, after all this time, it seems that AK47 is about to breathe new life into the saga…
Feature based on a true story of Dave who thrives on drugs and violence in London's East End. When his actions kill his best friend Tariq he's propelled into unknown feelings of shame and remorse. He finds Islam and a new peace but his old life comes back to taunt him.
SAM SMITH is twenty-five, bright, ambitious and not unattractive; so earning minimum wage as a bellboy at a 5* luxury hotel isn't where he wants to be; running a restaurant with his best friend ELLIOT is. He has the people skills, the business plan and the best young chef around, but with a chronic fear of rejection he lacks those vital investors to make the dream a reality.
MARY BRIGHT is as radiantly beautiful as the jewellery she sells in Clara, London's most discerning jewellers. But looks aren't everything. For Mary life is about so much more than material wealth and she's ready to turn her back on London and escape to the other side of the world.
When Sam meets Mary in the café where Elliott works he is very quickly and very truly smitten. Every other plan and thought goes out of the window as he overcomes his fear of rejection and follows Mary back to Clara with the intention of asking her out on a date. Unbeknown to Sam, armed thieves CAMERON and CLEGG also have an appointment at Clara and aren't planning on leaving without the two million pound Stahl Papillon brooch. With the panic button pressed and the armed response unit swarming into the area Sam, Mary and belligerent elderly shop owner CHARLIE are taken hostage.
Under extreme threat and with constant twists and turns, what follows puts each of the characters and their shortfalls under persistent examination. This is a love story that undergoes the severest trial and sacrifice. For all of them, searching for the hidden gem reveals truths that will make their lives infinitely richer.
Stoke on Trent, 1974 - Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, restless JOE MCCAIN (MARTIN COMPSTON), is bored with the flatline tedium of a life that¹s going nowhere. He trudges through his Monday to Friday delivery van job, while pulling off some petty theft with his partner in crime and best friend RUSS MOUNTJOY (ALFIE ALLEN). Enter trainee hair-dresser JANE (NICHOLA BURLEY). Blonde, brassy, and moving to the beat of a music that opens the door to a whole new world of sound, movement and allnighter dancing at The Wigan Casino - the home of Northern Soul!
Joe persuades Russ to go with him to check it out. Once there, Joe is seduced by the music, the dancing, the drugs and Jane. He strikes up a friendship with MANDY (FELICITY JONES) a cute and spunky artist who is eager to help Joe become the cool ³soul boy² he wants to be. She helps him learn the all important dance moves and a friendship quickly develops as she encourages him to open up and grow. Mandy falls for Joe who is swept along on this tide of pulsating dance and lust, finally finding somewhere he belongs. As Joe falls deeper and deeper into the Northern Soul scene, his new paradise is threatened by Jane¹s drug dealing boyfriend ALAN (CRAIG PARKINSON) and a crumbling friendship with Russ. A love triangle develops with Jane and Mandy, and Joe has to decide who he really wants in his life.
Mute slave HARALD escapes his Scottish masters with the help of 10 year old ARE, torturing and killing them before joining a band of dispossessed Vikings. They go to sea, determined to return to Scandinavia to fight the spread of Christianity, but for HARALD the journey is also a personal one to discover his own origins. Caught in a terrible storm, the group drift for 40 days until, on the verge of death, they find themselves in a freshwater river. The land seems at once strange yet familiar.
When they come under attack by unseen assailants, the groups' quest for their homeland takes on a bitter urgency as one-by-one they succumb to the onslaught, dying at the hands of the invisibles. Worse, they are no clearer about where they are or if this place even exists outside their imagination. Have they finally reached the new world, or Valhalla?
Meanwhile, HARALDS's search for identity is compromised when ARE is captured. As the enemy reveal themselves, HARALD realises he has finally found his identity but at too high a price. As ARE’s life is threatened, HARALD is faced with an impossible choice; save the boy or save his soul?
On October 12th 1978 New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a 20 year-old woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. She was dressed in her underwear and had bled to death from a stab wound. The woman was Nancy Spungen, an ex-prostitute, sometimes stripper, heroin addict, and girlfriend of Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious. In a trial by tabloid newspapers Vicious was pronounced guilty before noon the following day. But the case never had the chance to be brought to trial, and a number of New York cops weren't convinced.
Less than six months later in a flat in New York's Greenwich Village, Sid, himself aged only 21, died of a heroin overdose. For the next 28 years the assumption was that Sid did it - case closed.
Over time, the death of Sid and Nancy has passed into rock legend and has only added to the controversial and notorious image of the Sex Pistols and punk music. At the request of Sid's mother, who committed suicide in 1996, rock author and punk expert Alan Parker has devoted himself to discovering what really happened in room 100. Parker has re-interviewed 182 people, re-examined NYPD evidence, and gone back to his original interviews with Sid's mother.
Writer/Director: Alan G. Parker With 17 published books to his name, including the best selling "Vicious: Too Fast to Live" and the critically acclaimed "And Now for Something Completely Digital: Monty Python DVD Guide". Alan has worked on a number of TV and DVD documentaries, these include; "Love Kills" (Momentum Pictures), "the Clash: From Westway to The World" (Sony Pictures) and "Final 24" (Cineflix Pictures). He has worked extensively with Grammy award winning director Don Letts. Since 1999 Alan has been a consultant regarding Punk/New Wave and Comedy at EMI Records (he headed the campaign to re-issue the entire Monty Python back catalogue). His most recent book "Sid Vicious: No One Is Innocent" is published by Orion.
Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, is looking desperately for money to pay for a last-chance treatment for her dying grandson. Having tried almost everything, Maggie drifts aimlessly through the streets of Soho in London. A poster in front of Sexy Worldcatches her eye : Hostess wanted. Too dazed, desperate and naïve to realize what she is doing, she enters the club.
Miki, Sexy World’s cynical owner, can’t believe his eyes. Intrigued, he decides to have some fun and offers her a job. Working under the pseudonym of IRINA PALMMaggie applies herself in order not to lose her job.
The human race has been destroyed by a catastrophe. Alba and Dídac are the only survivors. A teenager and a child.
There is no one left... At least, that's what it seems.
A science-fiction movie about love and adventure. Two heroes of our time, struggling to survive in a world left in ruins. A world that’s starting from scratch. They must fight, at any cost, because they have an enormous responsibility. Alba and Dídac are the founders of a new human race. Their love will determine a new era.
The Humdrum lives of four women in Newcastle are transformed by the arrival of the super sexy, Italian femme fatale, Sophia Rossellini (Kelly Brook) and her ‘School For Seduction’.
For Kelly (Emily Woof), Donna (Jessica Johnson) and Irene (Margi Clarke), the ‘School For Seduction’ is a much-needed break from reality, promising much - how to be sexy, seductive and in control.
Initially the course is simply great fun and the women are unleashed on their partners with comic, tragic and often hilarious results.
However all is shattered with the arrival of Sophia’s estranged husband and a shocking revelation.
When Mr and Mrs Peach’s neighbours emigrate to Australia, they leave the grieving Peaches anxiously twitching the net curtains of their suburban home wondering who will arrive next door. The new neighbours, Mr and Mrs Chapman, prove to be far from the ideal couple the Peaches had dreamed of. They are loud, rude and aggressive.
Mr Peach takes an instant dislike to the "flash" Chapmans aggravated by the fact that, as a desperately bad salesman, he is getting deeper and deeper into debt. Mr Peach is struggling to hold onto his job, his house and his mind and as the bills mount up and the creditors move in he begins to slip further and further into his own interior world, obsessing about the new neighbours and increasingly perceiving them as the enemy.
It is not long before he is spying on their every move, making complaints against them, even damaging their property. The Chapmans, outraged at his "interfering, busybody" behaviour, begin to retaliate, until both sets of neighbours are caught up in an intensifying feud. Their problems escalate out of all proportion and when Mr Chapman dares to stamp on Mr Peach’s prize winning pansies a fight breaks out in the garden and Chapman beats up Peach.
Mr Peach finally deems his neighbours responsible for all his problems and in one final conflict, decides to make them pay.
Fiona is a young woman with an uncontrollable talent for culinary seduction yet with little control over the effects her cooking has on the people who devour it. Slumming at a short order food counter on the edge of the city, fantasy, ennui and love collide as a host of characters declare themselves, deciding on futures and fates, with darkly comic consequences.
On this one night, life becomes a buffet and everything is "Short Order".
Bye Bye Blackbird is a beautiful but tragic love story set in a circus at the turn of the century, a tale of dreams, unrequited love and the flight in every trapeze artist's soul. Stunningly original, a visual feast. Original soundtrack by Mercury Rev.