What the Hell? Shorts Programme

One Screening Only
Date: Thursday October 20th, 2016
Time: 8:00pm (Doors open ½ prior to screening time)
The Broadway Theatre
This program is free of charge.
Films are definitely not appropriate for all ages and contain disturbing weird stuff.
Admittance restricted to persons over 18

Various Countries | 2016 |  82 mins | Various languages
Various Genres

Each year our programming team works hard to find the best short films from around the world. While watching through the multiple hundred short films the team is tasked with deciphering an overall theme that is prevalent for the year. The team takes this theme and develops a block of short films that best represents the year. All the programming team can say for this year is “sorry”. A very strong theme this year is that the world is a very weird place and that there are a lot of messed up film makers who really know how to have fun in a totally bizarre way.

This year’s block is dedicated to some of the most bizarre, messed up weird shorts from around the world. The programming team has put out the call to challenge the audience. Are you ready to have one of the weirdest and one of the most fun times in the cinema this year?

The Black Bear 
France / 2015 / 15 mins / French with English Subtitles
Director: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Xavier Seron
Rule #1: Never feed bears. Rule #2: Do not approach within 100 meters. Rule #3: Avoid surprising bears. Rule #4: Keep your dog on a leash. TLDR: watch out for bears.

Greener Grass
USA / 2015 / 15 mins / English
Director: Paul Briganti
In this dark comedy of manners, soccer moms Jill and Lisa seek the approval of their “friends” – at all costs. This surreal world is just on the edge of consciousness; suburbia through the looking glass. Every adult wears painful braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members become pawns in this competition for acceptance. Greener Grass explores one’s willingness to endure present pain in exchange for future validation – or at least a perfect smile.

Eat
Germany / Year / 6 mins / 2012
Director: Moritz Krämer
A photoshoot. The model Helen is unnerved. Back in the changing room she makes a surprising discovery. Everything around her is edible – the chair, the TV, the walls…

Manoman
UK / 2016 / 11 mins / English
Director: Simon Cartwright
Glen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session, surrounded by wailing men he cannot even make a sound. When another member of the class pushes Glen too far he finally lets something out- a miniature version of himself which does whatever it wants, regardless of the consequences.

Metube – Augusta Sings Carmina Burana
Austria / 2013 / 4 mins / Spanish
Director: Daniel Moshel
“MeTube”, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizet’s Habanera from “Carmen” has been reinterpreted for “MeTube” and enhanced with electronic sounds. Behind the cross-over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as opera and oratorio tenor August Schram.

Metube 2 – Augusta Sings Carmina Burana
Austria / 2016 / 5 mins / Spanish
Director: Daniel Moshel
After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!

Pudding
Country / 2015 / 1 mins / English
Director: Ryan Betschart
Pudding describes through auditory and visual wonder two children exploring their body curiosity through the telling of false memories regarding 1970’s pop icons.

Seth
USA / 2015 / 15 mins / English
Director: Zach Lasry
Manic man-child Seth lives in his own demented world where time is of the essence, his only friends are his stuffed animals, and the words of Michael Jordan inspire him to take all the shots he can. For Seth, this means impressing his father.

The Procedure
USA / 2016 / 4 mins / English
Director: Calvin Reeder
A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

When Susurrus Stirs
USA / 2016 / 10 mins / Language
Director: Anthony Cousins
A man finds purpose in his meaningless life when he becomes Host to an ancient creature named Susurrus.