Filmed Up Dec 21 / We Are Parable Special

From grassroots guerrilla filmmakers to production companies, the film community is thriving in the North West. Join us for an evening screening where you’ll discover a selection of short films that are being produced right here on your doorstep.

To accompany We Are Parable‘s Who We Are, a nationwide series of events around the UK that celebrate Black Cinema from around the world, our December screening will be celebrating the great filmmaking talent from North West Filmakers of colour.

The programme is selected by a panel of audience members from open submissions.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Programme (in alphabetical order of title)

    • 5 Elements / Amber Akaunu & ElJosef / GB/ 00:08:45
      Artist film “reflecting and exploring the connection that our ancestors will always have to Fire, Water, Earth and Air. It’s also a call to those who are spiritually searching within the materialistic led society we’ve been conditioned within for centuries.”.
    • Duppy Drum / Jahday Ford / GB / 00:04:18
      An evocation of the spiritualism of native African Caribbean drumming and dance.
    • Gibberism / Maria Moss / GB / 00:05:14
      Eve and her best friend, Gandalf The Egg, embark on a quest to find the meaning of some strange and unusual words she keeps hearing.
    • Hatima / Funke Alafiatayo and Damilola Babalola / GB / 00:09:47
      Upon discovering a suspicious bag at work, Hatima is faced with a choice that could change her current situation. Will her duties of care for her family back home in Tanzania, coupled with her financial and educational strains force her to make a decision that challenges her integrity?
    • Home / Ndrika Anyika / GB / 00:11:03
      Following yet another argument with her mother Miri seeks refuge in her best friend, the beautiful and rebellious Elle. Whilst out meeting some boys, something happens leading Miri to re-evaluate her identity.
    • in the same breath / Dir. Daksha Patel / GB / 00:03:13
      Since the pandemic, we’ve become more acutely aware of our bodies. Everyday things like food, exercise or touch have become big things to negotiate and everything feels magnified and experienced through body sensations. Daksha Patel’s experimental animation merges analogue drawings inspired by bio-medical imagery with creative coding and a soundtrack inspired by the internal body as a response to this experience.
    • Marcus / Joshua Reeves / England/ 00:05:02
      A playful conversation between a young couple about inspirational historical figure Marcus Garvey.
    • Matter of Black / Robert Dugan / USA/ 00:06:54
      As they are doing all they can to get home from a retreat in the woods, two friends discuss the current state of being a black person in the U.S.A. Performed in rhyme and verse.
    • Mėxed / Lissi Simpson / GB / 00:05:00
      “If ‘frizzy’ is just a word, why do I hate it so much?” Mėxed combines poetry and dance to explore mixed-race people’s relationships with the word ‘frizzy’, drawing on the filmmaker’s  own experience as a bi-racial British-Jamaican woman.
    • Super Blood / Sally Cancello / GB / 00:01:01
      A woman is followed by a predatory man on the night of a Super Blue Blood Moon


2 hours