A work by two West Midland film-makers has been selected for the London Short Film Festival in January.
John Bradburn and Andy Paton’s short film The Gloaming, produced by Roger Shannon for Birmingham film company Swish and backed by Screen WM and the UK Film Council, will receive its world premiere on January 10.
This experimental horror film is about a newly-married couple who get stranded in a deserted wood and features Susan Momoko Hingley and Dario Pianese in the lead roles.
Bradburn and Paton, who wrote and directed the film together, will introduce the film and lead a question-and-answer session after the screening.
The festival, now in its seventh year, will showcase more than 200 short films from Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming film-makers.
The Gloaming was shot by cinematographer Graham Dunn, whose credits include the award-winning feature film Dear Frankie directed by Shona Auerbach.
Bradburn and Paton are independent film-makers who cite experimental feature films by Bruno Dumont and the Dardenne Brothers as key influences.
They have been short-listed by the UK Film Council for the national scheme Digital Nation for their new film Distant, which will also to be produced by Roger Shannon.
The Birmingham-based producer and film professor’s other credits include Lawless Heart, Festival, Beautiful People and I Could Read The Sky.