Verve Pictures has changed its cinema release of 20 innovative short films to an online on demand launch. The subjects are challenging and topical – covering migration, homelessness and sexuality among other subjects .
Ahead of their 1 June on demand launch, three of the titles will be available on the BFI’s social media from 18 May.
Verisimilitude is a story of an unemployed disabled actress ( Ruth Madeley ) , who gets a job advising an obnoxious up and coming star on how to act “ disabled “
Lanre Malalou’s The Conversation explores challenges black people face communicating their racial experiences to their white partners, through a fusion of dance and dialogue.
Carol Salter’s Left Coast is a documentary filmed in the coastal towns of North West England, and follows volunteers handing out kindness to those left behind by society.
Grit/Oyster – sees the return of the Goddess Astarte , triggering an exploration of female sexuality through the personal fantasies of 3 women.
Isaac and the Ram finds a club security guard and ex-skinhead offering a homeless gay teenager a place to stay for a tense night.
It’s planned the films will get local screenings later in the year.
More information at www.theuncertainkingdom.co.uk