My narrative showreel precedes trailers for the multi award winning films Kid Gloves, The Wheel Thing, The Outpatient, Kaleidoscope & Pitfall.

A conversation with a young female neighbour touches something hidden deep within Merle. The lonely elderly woman is buoyed and enlivened by the contact. Merle begins making plans, projecting her hopes and dreams onto the young mother. Could this be her chance to put things right?

Starring: Joanna Brookes (The Tunnel, In the Loop) and Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Chewing Gum, Crashing)

Written and directed by Julia Hart

Based on a short story by DJ Connell

FESTIVALS:

Official Crown Selection 2019 - Queen Palm Film Festival

Nominated 2019 'Best Cinematography' - Queen Palm Film Festival

Nominated 2019 'Best Editing' - Queen Palm Film Festival

Nominated 2019 'Best Writer' - Queen Palm Film Festival

Winner 2019 Platinum Award 'Best Cinematography' - Royal Wolf Film Awards

Winner 2019 Gold Award 'Best Female Filmmaker' - Royal Wolf Film Awards

Winner 2019 Gold Award 'Best Editing' - Royal Wolf Film Awards

Winner 2019 Gold Award 'Best Drama Short' - Royal Wolf Film Awards

Winner 2018 Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Narrative - Top Shorts Film Festival, US

Official Selection 2018 - Top Shorts Film Festival, US

Winner 2018 Best Editing, Best Actress (Joanna Brookes), Best Director, Best Original Story and Best Drama - New York Film Awards

Official Selection 2018 - New York Film Awards

Winner 2017 Best Editing and An Honourable Mention:Inspirational - Los Angeles Film Awards

Official Selection 2017 - Los Angeles Film Awards

Winner 2017 ‘Best European Film’ - European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA), Poland

Winner 2017 Diamond Award 'Best Editing' - LA Shorts Awards, LA

Winner 2017 Platinum Award 'Best Short Film' - LA Shorts Awards, LA

Winner 2017 Platinum Award 'Best Cinematography' - LA Shorts Awards, LA

Winner 2017 Gold Award 'Best Actor (Female - Susan Wokoma)'- LA Shorts Awards, LA

FINALIST 2017 - BLOW-UP · International Arthouse Film Festival, Chicago

Official Selection 2017 - London International Short Film Festival, London

Winner 'Award of Excellence' - Editing, Cinematography, Best Short and Post Production - Best Shorts, California

Nominated 2017 - Best Short Drama - London International Story First Film Festival

Winner 'Best Short Film' Van Gogh Award - Amsterdam Film Festival, Netherlands

Official Selection 2017 - CATE Film Festival, Santa Monica, California

Official Selection 2017 - Berlin Independent Film Festival, Berlin

Winner 'Best Editing' 2017 - Monkey Tree Film Awards (IMDB Accredited)

Nominated 'Best Cinematography' 2017 - - Monkey Tree Film Awards (IMDB Accredited)

Official Selection 2016 - London Golden Scout Film Awards, London

Official Selection 2016 - Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest, Romania

Winner 'Best Short Film' 2016 - London, Film Awards, London

Nominated 'Best Actress' 2016 - Ouchy Film Festival, Switzerland

Winner 'Best Short Film' 2016 - Earl's Court Film Festival, London

"Amidst the horror and chaos of war, two enemies are forced into an unholy alliance in the battle for survival". Starring Radina Drandova, Ross Tomlinson and Adam Ganne. Written and Directed by Ben Desmond. "A very stylish and promising short from a talented young film-maker on the rise." Mark Kermode Winner 'Best of the Fest' & ’Arts Council Award for Best Manx Film' - Isle of Man Film Festival 2017 Official Selection - Earls Court Film Festival 2017 Director: Ben Desmond Cinematography: Tania Freimuth Editor: Trace Taylor Score: Miguel Oliveira NOMINATED for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Underwire Film Festival 2018 (Bafta-accredited) HONOURABLE MENTION and NOMINATED for BEST DEBUT FILM and BEST HISTORICAL SHORT - New Renaissance Film Festival 2018 NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT FILM, BEST SCORE IN A SHORT and BEST SOUND DESIGN - Southampton Film Festival 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Kerry Film Festival 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION - Purbeck Film Festival 2018 PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST DRAMA - LA Shorts Awards 2018 BEST SHORT FILM OVER $10,000 and BEST DIRECTOR - The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards 2018 BEST OF THE FEST and ARTS COUNCIL PRIZE FOR BEST MANX FILM - Isle of Man Film Festival 2017 FINALIST - Earls Court Film Festival 2017