The OSO has played host to all sorts of outstanding arts events- top quality theatre, stunning art and inspiring music. The one omission has always been film- in the past, we simply didn’t have the infrastructure to put on quality film nights. However, with the recent purchase of a new projector, we are perfectly equipped to host screenings of exciting new films.
The OSO’s first film night, OSO Shorts, will take place on Wednesday 1st February. Featuring 6 short films from up-and-coming directors, it will be an excellent opportunity to see some of the work of the auteurs of the future. The films range in scope and subject matter, from a post-apocalyptic struggle to survival (The Third Guest) to the dangers of time travel (Tachyon), from a psychiatrist’s bizarre obsession with gorillas and Margaret Thatcher (Miss Edison) to a theatre troupe caught in the middle of a revolution (Prelude) and from a student’s obsession with a mysterious woman (Blue Hour) to the effects of a car accident on a young man’s relationship (In Mud and Rain). Whatever your personal tastes, there will be something for you at OSO Shorts.
The event will also be a great opportunity to learn more about what it takes to make a film. Each short will be introduced by its director, and crew members from each film will be around in the bar afterwards for casual discussion about filmmaking over a few drinks. If you are a filmmaker yourself, it will be an excellent networking opportunity. If not, it will be a fascinating insight into the filmmaking process.
Here’s the full line-up of films being shown:
- Prelude (dir. Bekzhan Sarsenbay)
- Tachyon (dir. Mark Danciger)
- Miss Edison (dir. Matthew Lee and David Rattigan)
- Blue Hour (dir. Lea Volke)
- The Third Guest (dir. Fraser Watson)
- In Mud and Rain (dir. Nick Jones)
Tickets are only £8 if you book in advance, so it’s a great value night of entertainment. We hope that you can join us for this special celebration of filmmaking talent.