Film4 has added a collection of short films to the All 4 AVoD platform, headlined by Two Single Beds, written by and starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya, and directed by emerging British filmmaker William Stefan Smith.
The short tells the story of two comedians struggling with their own demons who find refuge in each other during a one-night encounter far from home.
Other new Film4 shorts available to watch on All 4 include:
– Morning Song, from acclaimed theatre director Bijan Sheibani, which sees a young mother thrust into a frightening new world. Struggling with postpartum psychosis will she be able to reconnect with her baby?
– Shagbands, set in the summer heatwave of 2006, sees a gang of teenage girls in South London face strange sexual awakenings and a discovery of violence. From Luna Carmoon, Sundance Ignite Fellow and director of Nosebleed.
– Pompeii comes from rising directing trio Harry Lighton, Matthew Jacobs Morgan and Marco Alessi. In just a crop-top and high-waisted jeans, Tam feels conspicuous as he catches the first tube home alone. So he plugs in his earphones and begins reliving his Halloween night out via his phone.
Film4’s senior commissioning executive, Lauren Dark, commented: “Short films are an opportunity for us to explore, try new things and broaden the pool of talent with whom we hope to work on debut features. Daniel is a passionate advocate for emerging talent. We were thrilled to partner with him on his new company’s first venture, and to give All 4 viewers a glimpse of some of the best new filmmakers in the UK.”