Comedy

Quiet Carriage | A Comedy Short Film About a Disruption to a Daily Commute

Quiet Carriage | A Comedy Short Film About a Disruption to a Daily Commute

A man must decide whether to intervene and stop a casual commuting rule breaker, or live with a lifetime of regret. A comedy about a passive man with an overactive imagination. A selection of Short of the Week, the web's leading curators of quality short films. SUBMIT A FILM: https://www.shortoftheweek.com/submit/ FULL REVIEW: https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2020/10/05/quiet-carriage/ Subscribe to S/W on YouTube! Website: http://www.shortoftheweek.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ShortoftheWeek Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shortoftheweek Twitter: https://twitter.com/shortoftheweek Quiet Carriage Directed by Ben S. Hyland https://www.benshyland.com/ "Derek’s daily -and quiet commute gets disturbed by an extremely annoying woman speaking on the phone way too loud. In writer/director Ben S. Hyland’s sharp comedy Quiet Carriage, a young man finds himself in a situation we have all experienced, and have most likely all stayed passive in while boiling up inside. Will Derek speak up for himself?… for all of us! The inspiration behind Quiet Carriage comes as no surprise, Hyland experienced the same inconvenience he forces on his main character, followed by the frustration of not knowing what to do that we all know too well. Basing his film on such a mundane event surely makes the film extremely relatable to most but what deepens the audience’s engagement is that it is rarely something we experience alone. When someone is super loud in public transportation, more than one person usually notices which leads to eye contacts between strangers seeking validation for their annoyance. So not only do we understand Derek’s predicament, it is almost as if we were in the train with him, looking to him to do the one thing we all wish we could do in this situation! Hyland takes this fun premise to the next level by subverting the audience’s expectations and more than once. The escalation that ensues is extremely entertaining, witty and delightful. Hyland’s sharp screenplay is brought to the screen by the performances of the two lead actors Amit Shah and Emma Sidi, magnified by the comedic timing of the editing that keeps us on our toes. Shah captures the escalation mixing the nonchalance and growing frustration of his character while Sidi remains on that fine line of pushing it without ever doing too much, her detachment is hilarious and dare I say disrespectful. I especially want to give a shout out to the yellow coat Sidi wears, it contributed so much to my appreciation and enjoyment of the film. Hyland wraps the film quite neatly, surprising us once more with one last joke and twist that sends the audience off on the perfect note. Fresh off its festival run with notable stops at Aspen ShortsFest or Encounters, we are happy to host Quiet Carriage’s online debut. Hyland is teaming up again with Quiet Carriage producer Adam Smith on his new short film Talk Radio that is currently on the festival circuit, while also working on a series of short comedy sketches and a TV show called Sex After Marriage." - S/W Curator Céline Roustan Cast: Amit Shah and Emma Sidi. Executive Producer’s: Damian Curran, Amid Majid, Mariam Majid, Christian Parton Music by Adrian Leung Cinematography by Cal Thomson Film Editing by Jim Page Production Design by Alessandra De Palma Costume Design by Kermit Kalla Special Effects Makeup by Jon Moore Reproduced on this channel with the permission of the filmmakers.
Cautionary Tales

Cautionary Tales

A short film written & directed by Us http://www.cautionary-tales.co.uk MAKING OF - https://vimeo.com/252215890 "A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts" AWARDS - BEST FILM 'Liechtenstein Short Film Festival' Liechtenstein BEST SCRIPT 'Maniatic Int'l Film Festival' Spain BEST NARRATIVE FILM 'Short to the Point' Romania SPECIAL MENTION 'Manchester Film Festival' UK STAFF PICK 'Vimeo' SHORT OF THE WEEK 'shortoftheweek.com' 2017 - Official Selection 'Short Shorts Film Festival' Japan- Oscar® Official Selection 'Flickerfest' Australia - Oscar® Official Selection 'Foyle Film Festival' Northern Ireland - Oscar® Official Selection 'LA Short Film Festival' USA - Oscar® Official Selection 'Edinburgh Film Festival' UK Official Selection 'San Diego Film Festival' USA Official Selection 'Bolton Film Festival' UK Official Selection 'Fancine Film Festival' Spain Official Selection 'Fantastisk Film Festival' Sweden Official Selection 'This Is England Film Festival' France Official Selection 'Kino Fest' Romania Official Selection 'Orlando Film Festival' USA Official Selection 'Lusca Fantastic Film Fest' USA Official Selection 'Kerry Film Festival' Ireland Official Selection 'Kinsale Sharks' Ireland Official Selection 'Chiddingly Chillerama' UK Official Selection 'Catacumba Film Festival' Spain Official Selection 'Colchester Film Festival' UK Official Selection 'Hollywood North Film Festival' Canada Official Selection 'Winchester Short Film Festival' UK Official Selection 'Soria International Film Festival' Spain Official Selection 'San Sebastian Fantasy Film Festival' Spain Official Selection 'Red Rock Film Festival' USA 2017 Official Selection 'Weyauwega Int'l Film Festival' USA Official Selection 'Make It Short Film Festival' UK Official Selection 'Duhok Int'l Film Festival' Iraqi Official Selection 'White Whale Film Festival' USA Official Selection 'NEO International Film Festival' USA Official Selection 'CSIFF' - India 2018 - Official Selection 'Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival' USA Official Selection 'Four Seasons Film Festival' UK Official Selection 'Artfools Int'l Film Festival' Greece Official Selection 'British Shorts Film Festival' - Berlin Official Selection 'Arkansas Shorts' - USA Official Selection 'Landshuter Kurz Film Festival' - Germany Official Selection 'CSIFF' - Venezuela Official Selection 'Malatesta Short Film Festival' - Italy Official Selection 'Kontrast Filmfest' - Germany Official Selection 'Meme Pas Peur' - Reunion Official Selection 'SHORT to the point' - Romania Official Selection 'MBIFF' - USA CREDITS - WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Us PRODUCTION COMPANY Academy Films PRODUCER Medb Riordan EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lizie Gower & Simon Cooper DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Sebastian Winterø PRODUCTION DESIGNER Francesca Di Mottola CASTING Hammond Cox Casting EDITOR Sam Rice-Edwards EDIT HOUSE Assembly Rooms MUSIC BY Half Moon Run SOUND STUDIO Wave Studios SOUND DESIGNER Jonny Platt COSTUME DESIGNER Rebecca Hale HEAD OF PROSTHETICS Matthew Smith GRADE Jason Wallis POST PRODUCTION Electric Theatre DESIGN & ART DIRECTION Fieldwork Facility ILLUSTRATOR Giulia Ghigni CAST - AARON Ross Hatt MARK Anthony Barton JENNY Abigail Davies TERESA Michele Whitehead NORMAN Andrew Murton SARAH Laura Evelyn STEVE Selom Awadzi KID ON BUS Lucas Salem GALE Skye Bennett FULL CREDITS - http://www.cautionary-tales.co.uk/portfolio/credits
Ouija Sex

Ouija Sex

When a heart-broken man tries to contact his deceased girlfriend, he discovers she wants more than just a chat... *-. FRONT PAGE / BEST OF THE WEB: FunnyOrDie.-* *-. WINNER Best Comedy : Bolton Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. WINNER Best Comedy Film : Rebel Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. WINNER Audience Choice Award : Rebel Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. WINNER Best Comedy Short : Another Hole in the Head Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2019 .-* *-. Official Selection : London Short Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : Aesthetica Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Satisfied Eye International Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : Bolton International Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : South Dakota Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : River Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : The Shortest Nights Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : Chelmsford Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : Maryland International Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : Shärt International Comedy Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : Dam Short Film Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : British Shorts Berlin Festival 2018 .-* *-. Official Selection : 2 Short Nights Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Buried Alive Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Hamilton Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : The Valley Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Tallgrass International Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Exit6 Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Fastnet Film Festival Cork 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Portland Comedy Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Calgary Underground Film Festival 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : Kinofllm Manchester 2017 .-* *-. Official Selection : LA Comedy Fest 2017 .-*