14 min / 35mm / 2004
Film London, Screen South and the UK Film Council.
What would you do if you were an eleven-year-old boy in a bad situation? How far would you go to save yourself?
Cast: Natalie Press, My Summer of Love, Steve Sweeney, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Bradley Hall, Spider.
Mercy was officially selected at 29 film festivals, nominated for 15 awards and won the Prix du jury Paris XII for Best Foreign Film at the Créteil Film Festival (Paris), the Ascent Media Award for Best Short Film at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (London) and a Jury Special Mention for the Unicef UK Award at Showcomotion (Sheffield).
“…a gruelling kid’s-eye story with a stronger than usual sting in the tail”
Edinburgh Film Festival
Bird’s Eye Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
10th Int Women’s Festival, Dortmund
Brussels Short Film Festival
Independent Film Festival, Lisbon
Best of British, Berlin, Basel, Leipzig
World Wide Short Film Festival, Canada
Cambridge International Film Festival
Brisbane International Film Festival
Motovun Int. Film Festival, Croatia
Festival of Madness, Canada
Leeds International Film Festival
Bilbao Film Festival
Algarve International Film Festival
Vail Film Festival
6 min / 35 mm / 2003
Ever dreamt you could fly?
Remember when you believed anything was possible? For one young boy dreams of flight come to life when a bird he draws comes alive in front of him. Believing he too can spread his wings, he raids his piggy bank and every other place in his home for money to buy the things he’ll need. But can he make it equipped only with balloons and string? We find out when he cycles to the cliff tops.