Completed Films

Naptha (2018)

Short filmWorld Premiere – London Film Festival 2018

Writer/Director: Moin Hussain // Producers:  Ali Mansuri & Tom Kimberly, Executive Producer:  Michelle Stein

Production Companies: Conspire Pictures & Foreign Material

Funder:  Film4 & Film London


To Know Him (2018)

One off TV drama – 28 minutes

Writer:  Kellie Smith // Director: Ted Evans // Co-producer:  Jen Monks

Funder: British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust

When a tragic accident leaves Sarah grieving for her deaf partner Rob, she is forced to track down and engage with his estranged hearing father. To lay the man she loves to rest, Sarah must overcome a barrier far greater than language.

The Big Day (2017)

Short film – 15 minutes – International Premiere: SXSW 2018

Writer:  Kellie Smith // Director: Dawn Shadforth

Funder: Creative England & BFI

Jess is super excited to attend her step-sister’s wedding and truly become part of the family, but after only recently finding out about her existence, her stepfamily are less than delighted about her presence on the big day.

Real Gods Require Blood (2017)

Short film – 20 minutes  Premiere:  Critic’s Week Cannes 2017

Writer:  Tom Benn // Director: Moin Hussain

Funder: Creative England & BFI

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Manchester, 1990. Alice is roped into babysitting for her hysterical neighbour and encounters two children who claim to be visited each night by a creature that must be fed when the lights go out.

“It is not so common to see shorts succeed their incursion into genre cinema. Moin Hussain tries it with delight, throwing the viewer on the (false) track of a social cinema so common in British cinema to take us to the border of a terrifying and sticky horror. We like the masterful way in which the realism gradually becomes cloudy, then fantastic, before exploding into an uncontrollable anxiety.”

via Ecran Noir’s: 12 Foreign Shorts that Marked the Year

Dependent (2017)

Short film: 18 minutes  Premiere:  Galway International Film Festival 2017

Awards:  Clermont Ferrand – Special Mention, IFF Aubagne – Best Fiction

Writer:  Curtis Cole // Director:  Phil Sheerin

Funder: Creative England & BFI

Troubled teenager Josh escapes from his Care Home to go home and protect his mother form her ex, only to find out the situation isn’t quite as it seems.

hero (2016)

Short film: 12 minutes – not yet screened

Writer/Director:  Mark Wilson

In the wake of his parents’ separation and wrestling with reality, a young boy embarks on a journey to save his father

Gutpunch (2014)

Short Film: 25 minutes, released on

Writer: Andrew Yerlett // Director: Adrian McDowall

Funder: BFI

Nominated for ‘Best Film’ at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, has played in festivals worldwide, including the LA Comedy Film Festival and Flickerfest in Australia.  Now available to view below on!

After discovering that his biological father could be any one of the desperadoes from a 1980s video-dating tape, 15-year-old Adam embarks on a suburban quest to find the man he can now call ‘Dad’.

The Ellington Kid (2012)

Short Film: 5 minutes, released on

Writer/Director: Dan Sully

Producer: Rob Watson

Production Companies: Escape Films & LOVE

The Isis (2011)

Short Film: Broadcast on BBC HD
Writer: Tim Saunders & Matthew Wilkinson
Director: Andrew Saunders

Funder:  BBC Film Network & BBC HD / CTBF

When college friends Thomas, Frank, and Meredith decide to cover up an accident, the limits of their friendship are put to the test. As the secret weighs heavily between them, it soon becomes clear that someone, somehow is going down… 

In Our Name (2010)

Feature Film: Released in cinemas in the UK 10th December 2010 and on DVD in April 2011

Writer/DirectorBrian Welsh

Cast: Joanne Froggatt, Mel Raido, Chloe-Jayne Wilkinson, Andrew Knott

Funder:  Artificial Eye & NFTS, in association with BBC Films

World Sales: Highpoint Films 

Distributors: Artificial Eye (UK), Emerging Pictures (US), Gryphon Entertainment (AUS)

Winner:  Golden Zenith for Best First Feature, Montreal World Film Festival 2011  // WinnerJoanne Froggatt, BIFA for Most Promising Newcomer 2010 // Nominated: BIFA for Best Achievment in Production 2010 // Nominated: London Film Festival Best British Newcomer Award 2010 

Suzy’s a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn’t easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own daughter, feeling the need to protect her against a threat that doesn’t seem to exist. As Suzy’s paranoia builds, her behaviour becomes more and more erratic, until finally, she puts her own child in serious danger.

Available on Amazon Prime and to buy from Amazon

By The Grace of God (2009)

Short Film: 37 minutes

Writer/DirectorRalitza Petrova

Funder:  NFTS

By the Grace of God depicts the world of Jürgen, a tormented provocateur without a past or background, whose delusions of grandeur lead him to England in search of his place in history and his sovereign right to the throne.

Cannes International Film Festival: Cinefondation Section
Clermont Ferrand: Lab Section
Festival Signes De Nuit
Karlovy Vary Fresh Fest
Rio International Film Festival

Cherry on the Cake (2009)

Short Film (Animation):  8 minutes
Writer/Director: Hyebin Lee
Funder:  NFTS

It’s Cherry’s birthday and she’s excited about spending it with her family, but they’re all too caught up in their own worlds to realise. The smaller Cherry feels, the smaller she gets – will she disappear altogether? A little bit of attention goes a long way when you’re only 2 centimetres tall.

Festivals: 60+ international film festivals 

Chicago Intl Film Festival: Golden Plaque for best student short
Encounters Intl Short Film Festival: Kodak/Nahemi prize for best creativity
Shanghai Intl Film Festival: Best short animation