A Teachable Moment – Short Film Review

Occasionally, your darling precious children will go down the wrong route. Not saying they will, but certainly the allure of being totally and completely naughty could set them off on a horrible path that would see them as degenerates; low-lives behind bars that have smashed all their prospects like the window of the car they’ve just stolen. At some point, a crook will be found … Continue reading A Teachable Moment – Short Film Review

Random Acts: Fern – Short Film Review

Here at We Make Movies On Weekends, we love our weird shorts. I mean, this is coming from a company who produced a short about a murdering piece of furniture. So Channel 4’s Random acts is absolutely perfect for us when it comes for mining the weirdest and most wonderful from upcoming filmmakers. Especially when the perturb with a truly surreal story. And an obsessive … Continue reading Random Acts: Fern – Short Film Review

Last Words – Short Film Review

Occasionally you come across a short film that makes you stop and just watch. Instantly, you are captivated and sent into this story through powerful visuals, glorious story-telling, and intense performance. There are goosebumps, shivers down your spine, and you head back to the start to experience it all over again. Directed by Michael Fisher, Last Words revolves around a woman who, when bitten by … Continue reading Last Words – Short Film Review

Family Happiness (Short) – BFI London Film Festival Review

Stories of family dynamics and relationships will always feature heavily in narratives. Characters haunted by their pasts are also a familiar plot and both are features in short Family Happiness. Romily (Whishaw), leads an innocent yet isolated existence. He calls his sister Fiona (Englert), who arrives, despite protest from her unseen partner. Whereas Romily lives alone, Fiona is married to an older, possessive partner, who … Continue reading Family Happiness (Short) – BFI London Film Festival Review

British by the Grace of God (Short) – BFI London Film Festival Review

British by the Grace of God is an intimate short set during the summer of the Brexit referendum in Scotland, focusing on Irene (Kate Dickie), a middle aged woman who has nothing but love and support to offer, but is often shunned for it. Be it her cold husband, her distant son or her judgemental friends, she struggles to find her place with any of them. … Continue reading British by the Grace of God (Short) – BFI London Film Festival Review