S H A N E M E A D O W S | The Living Room

The Living Room is a short film by UK director Shane Meadows, of Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England, about his friend and musician Gavin Clark. Gav’s idea is to play a series of gigs in people’s living rooms, and we watch as he and Shane go on a journey to make that happen. The end result is a charming, down to earth film about a regular guy. Great little watch!

D A V E M A | Trona

Always pushing new and insightful content, Pulse Films are at it again with equally-brilliant director Dave Ma. This short film ‘Trona’ follows the narration of a gentleman Bobby Chastein describing his life story spent in the dusty rural town of Trona, California. Although it’s shot in the modern day, you get the feeling the place hasn’t changed since the days of 1955, when the narrater arrived. As far as I can see this is art for arts sake, and I love it.

J U D I T H V E E N E N D A A L | Nostalgia

‘Nostalgia’ is a visual poem directed by Judith Veenendaal, and I love absolutely everything about it. Visually it’s stunning – the DOP Noel Schoolderman’s use of textures like smoke and fire is so engaging. Then the marriage of the score and poem work together flawlessly with the edit, I actually can’t do it justice in writing! Amazing filmmaking.

O N E I N C H D R E A M S | The Ghost Inside

A German 23-year old, Alex Schulz, has just broken the highline world record for slacklining, at 375m. Completed in rural China, there’s an upcoming documentary about the feat, but for now the trailer looks beautiful.

R O C H L I T Z & G O R M L E Y | The Runners

I’ve just come across this brilliant short film by directors Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley, filmed in east London’s Victoria Park. A simple idea, executed in a beautiful and insightful way, and one which speaks volumes about humanity. Here’s how the directors describe it;

“Pounding the tarmac through the seasons, a band of runners are brazenly challenged with intimate questions as they pace their routes. Liberated from responsibilities, their guards drop dramatically, releasing funny and brutally frank confessions, and weaving a powerful narrative behind the anonymous masses.”

R A P H A | City Lines

Immersive and pulsating filmmaking once again from the mighty Rapha Cycling. This is how they see it;

“Modernity is defined by modes of communication. As we find faster and easier ways to share information, we are becoming over connected, bombarded with data by the second. But whilst touch-screens and bit rates take us further in, there’s one particular machine that can help us move away from the malaise of everyday city life.

The bicycle allows us to move around the built environment independently and efficiently, beyond deadlines, data and the glare of devices. You power it yourself at your own rate. And connect to the world with your own line.”