Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"We Are In This Together" Short Film Showcase

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Since the coronavirus pandemic started, there have been many turns of phrase that have been repeated ad nasueum. One of those is the well-intentioned (or is it?) phrase "We Are All In This Together." I decided to look at those words and think about things a bit more intimately, changing it to "We Are In This Together." These stories are about partnerships: marriage, significant others, and the like. As with the short film block about families, you will see that some films will address this phrase with irony, and others will address it with sincerity. All of them use human bonds as the center of either anxiety or hope.

'What are my nipples for?' Ron (Joseph Macnab, The Borgias) asks this after learning about a Celtic fertility ritual and falls into a personal crisis with a drastic solution.

I knew from the get-go that I wanted to see this clever and hilarious short film. After all, I often found myself wondering the same question about nipples on men, or "tits on a boar" as one odd colloquialism goes. It became a bit of a challenge to decide exactly what themed short film block it fit with, since it is so unique, but the Celtic fertility ritual at its core really is a lot about power dynamics, so that's where it went! Either way, it is a blast! -Miguel

Director: Bailey Tom Bailey is an award-winning writer/ director and editor working in shorts, promos and features with a background in painting. His work is a mix of psychological horror / thriller and dark comedy-drama that grows out of everyday life, dips into the surreal and centres on the human body. His films have played international festivals including; Berlinale, Fright Fest, Slamdance Emergence (LA), Raindance, London Short FF, Aesthetica, Leeds International, Clermont Ferrand. Currently he is developing two features; ‘Sharp End’ and ‘The Future Perfect’.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Premiere
    North America
  • Director
    Bailey Tom Bailey
  • Screenwriter
    Bailey Tom Bailey
  • Producer
    Callum Harrison, Aaron Z, Willson, Bailey Tom Bailey
  • Cast
    Joseph Macnab, Lily Wood, Ronan Cullen
  • Cinematographer
    Spike Morris
  • Editor
    Aurelien Boissonm, Bailey Tom Bailey
  • Production Design
    Amy Beth Addison
  • Composer
    Stefano Fasce
  • Sound Design
    Berry Cookman