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Underwire Festival: Science Fiction Double Feature at Prince Charles Cinema

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Time 21:00
Date 23/11/17
Price £10

Shorts of fear and wonder, tales of dystopian societies, body switching and technological advancement.

As technology defies all predictions, is human interaction compromised, or can the one improve the other? In these shorts, the above are merged with the most human of ambitions: belonging and connection.

THE SUPER RECOGNISER - Nominated for: Directing Award – Jennifer Sheridan
Jacob has a special talent- 90% facial recollection. He works for a secret government initiative seeking out escaped criminals using the hundreds of CCTV cameras in the city. But events take a turn when he spots himself on the monitors and develops a physical connection to his on-screen doppelgänger.

THE DISTANT SEA - Nominated for: Cinematography Award – Anette Remler
On the English east coast, an erosion researcher’s trip takes on a sinister tone when she meets two young women who take her on a journey to a strange house with an even stranger inhabitant. But when L tries to uncover more of the mystery, things go very wrong.

RHYTHM OF BEING - Nominated for: Composing Award – Giada Ghiringhelli & Sound Design Award – Giada Ghiringhelli
For an instant, I am. The light touches me gently and I live, burst and shine. This constant, irreversible, rhythmic drift from being to not. Only the memories left. Escaping desires. The love and the pain. I only have an instant of life. So please. This film is an ode to the rhythm of being.

LUMINARY - Nominated for: Under 25 Award – Enya Belak Gupta
Luminary is a short film about broken relationships caused by heroin addiction.
A life is made of moments, pieces of a puzzle engraved in a world of senses. You shall now meet Zoe, a beautiful flame divided through the darkness of her addiction.

ISLA - Nominated for: Under 25 Award – Indeana Underhill
As a girl reluctantly moves home, she discovers that her family’s intelligent home system has some unexpected capabilities.

APPELLATION - Nominated for: Directing Award – Tracy Mathewson
Ex-government scientist James Rampton’s secret research could have deadly consequences when a neighbour reports his suspicious behaviour to the ruthless investigator tasked with finding and terminating “extremists” like himself.

CONTACT - Nominated for: Under 25 Award – Katy Wang
Stranded on a distant planet, a lonely astronaut sends out a signal in search of human contact.

TRIAL - Nominated for: Cinematography Award – Kate Reid & Composing Award – Carly Paradis
A pioneering mind transfer procedure offers a wounded soldier the chance of a new life…but at what cost?

METAMORPHOSIS - Nominated for: Sound Design Award – Camilla Lovegrove
Metamorphosis is a short dance film based on Kafka’s novel, where Gregor Samsa transforms into an insect.